“Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga is creating space free from obstacles in your own body to live. Yoga is freedom and release. I am here to help others find this release so that they can comfortable and competently move their bodies through life.”
Andreas completed his Teacher Training here at Afterglow Yoga. He will always be a student of the practice and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom his teachers have shared with him.
In his classes, he loves to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help deepen your practice. Andreas seeks to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind, and soul with yoga and spiritual life practices, and his hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Laurie’s first yoga class was part of her resolution to bring some balance in her life as an advertising executive in bustling NYC. While the yoga helped her destress and detoxify, she realized that more was needed in her life and upped and moved to Maui in January 2014. Once she set foot on Maui, she knew Maui was the place for her and never looked back. “The light and energy in Maui is just magical, and I knew this is where I belong”. She immersed herself in yoga, sunshine, fresh air and ocean water to help her gain a new perspective on life.
Her love for alignment, movement and flow led her to gain her teacher certification at Afterglow studio, and she aspires to share her passion for her practice with her students. Her classes combine a mix of alignment, flow, and strengthen building to allow for a well-balanced practice. In her spare time, you can find Laurie above or below the ocean’s surface, snorkeling, diving, surfing, or SUPing, exploring the best of Maui.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” — Lao Tzu
Megan was influenced by the lifestyle of Yoga while living in South Africa. Drawn to self-healing through Ayurveda, pranayama, and asana, she was inspired to continue her studies.
Megan completed her 200-hour Teacher Training at Wise Living Yoga Academy, affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India. She is very grateful to her teachers Jeenal Mehta and Daniel Fonseca, for their inspiring teachings based on Classical Yoga, Bhagavad Gita & Shir Yogendra’s methods for practice of Hatha Yoga. Megan completed her 300-hour Teacher Training at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, CA, expanding her education on the body, Ayurveda, and therapeutic yoga. Her classes are taught with wholeheartedness, compassion and a curiosity for learning through teaching. Megan loves the connection and community that yoga creates, and wishes to cultivate that not only on the mat, but off the mat as well. When not teaching she spends her time creating art or connecting with nature.
Jessika has been practicing yoga since she was 16. The powerful techniques of yogic science helped her to heal herself, as well as to change the course of her life to support others on their own journey.
She grew up in a dance + performance company until a near-death experience at the age of 21 changed her path quickly. She then answered the call to be of service to others on their healing path. In addition to being a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, Jessika is also a Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Intuitive Healer, and Birth Doula.
We are all on this beautiful planet Earth at this point in time for a reason. Lift yourself up. Lift each other up.
“Vibrate the Cosmos, Cosmos shall clear the path.” – Yogi Bhajan
Fitness should be fun and effective and those are just two things you’ll get out of coming to her class. The happiest drill sergeant you’ll ever meet – get ready to burn, sweat and shake your way through class!
Katrina, born and raised in Wailuku, Maui, grew up loving all forms of movement modalities from dancing to boxing to weight training. An ACE certified personal trainer, she also discovered the significance of yoga in her life when she found Afterglow Yoga studio, where her practice became the ultimate reflection of her movement evolution and the essence of her true being.
She completed her 200hr yoga teacher training and ShaktiRize training in 2017, and strives on sharing time, movement, consciousness, and energy with all who grace her with their presence in her classes!
Always extremely excited for and fond of the human connections that the practice of yoga empowers on and off the mat. Katrina loves making people feel good about themselves and always down for an adventure too!
“Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.” -Ram Dass
Do you come to your mat ready to find that deep sense of self within? Me too.
I feel home is where the heart is. It is where love grows, self love, that spreads to our families, friends and our community. That love can move out into the world when we live a life honoring our bodies and souls.
As a mother of two beautiful island born babes I believe in finding the balance in life. This is why I’ve dedicated 13 years of my life to helping others find more self love through Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Plant Medicine and my own personal practice of yoga. I’m so grateful to have received my teacher training certification here at Afterglow Yoga. Three words that would describe my style of teaching is loving, expansive and grounded.
Teaching yoga is my way to say “hey you, love you more and see what happens.”
“Yoga is where we merge the physical with the ethereal; merging our energy body with our mental, emotional, and physical body. It’s where you can truly find home within.”
Joy has a love of travel, the ocean and fitness. Having dreamed of Hawaii since a little girl, she up and moved to Hawaii right after high school to live the island life. Most her life has been dedicated to teaching in the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer and aerobics instructor for the hotels and gyms on Maui since 1997. Wanting to expand her own fitness journey, Joy found yoga and Afterglow Studio, earning her 200hr and 300hr teacher training through Afterglow in 2017 & 2018. Her classes are a mix of alignment, strength and meditation.
“My love for teaching and the joy of students finding that mind body connection is so heartwarming. I love getting to share my passion with others.”
Dani is originally from the East Coast, having lived in New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. She always had a passion for travel and moving and didn’t hesitate when a job landed her and her family on Maui in 2016.
Dani was introduced to yoga through a friend in 2009 and casually practiced while attending Penn State University. Her real passion did not ignite until she discovered Rocket Yoga (and her teacher Jonathan Ewing) when living across from a shala in D.C. After moving to the California in 2014, Danielle received her 200 hr certification in Ashtanga Yoga from Asta Yoga in San Francisco.
Yoga is about the journey of finding your own personal practice and not taking yourself too seriously along the way. Her classes combine breath and inward focus with a killer playlist and occasional arm balances. Be prepared to leave the mat sweaty, peaceful and smiling!
Niki is from the island of Maui and just recently moved back after being away for six years, and is very excited to share her practice with her students. She began her yoga practice about two years ago and is so thankful to have the opportunity to do something she loves every day.
“Yoga has taught me so much about different aspects of my life and it has truly shaped me into the person I am today. I feel as if my soul is truly shining when I do yoga, and it makes me so happy to help reveal to people their own inner light and brightness.”
Lisa is lucky to have always called Maui her home, born and raised on this beautiful island. Yoga has helped her in many ways and continues to bring balance and wellness to her life. With yoga, she feels whole and empowered to face any challenges that come her way, finding strength in mind and body. Completing her teacher training at Afterglow in 2018, Lisa is grateful and honored to be a part of the studio ohana, and is excited to share her love of yoga with the students and community. Besides yoga, she enjoy cooking, eating, exploring nature, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.
Originally from New York, Danii works as a special education teacher in the Kihei schools. Prior to moving to Maui she was living in Costa Rica, where she discovered yoga and instantly fell in love with the practice. This began her journey of self discovery, and yoga felt like coming home to the truest part of herself! What Danii loves most about yoga and meditation is the opportunity it provides to deeply dive into yourselves by connecting with your heart and soul. For Danii “Yoga is more than a physical practice, but a lifestyle that encourages loving kindness towards all beings and that allows us to become our brightest most authentic selves”. Danii is passionate about creating space for her students to discover higher self awareness, experience deep healing, and feel the strong connection we have to our heart, to each other, and to the Earth. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Afterglow and recently completed her 500 hour certified meditation coach training.
Kacie discovered her love for yoga in the middle of winter in Montana in a heated class. She is drawn to the more therapeutic side of yoga. She is currently in massage therapy school to increase her knowledge of the human body and guide others to bring body, mind and spirit into harmony. The energy of Self love and compassion is a powerful force that ripples out to everyone you come in contact with and can change the world. She is dedicated to holding space for people on multiple levels and is honored to be a part of the Afterglow community.
Hanna loves yoga because it lightens up her life from the inside out! She loves watching how great it makes her feel in her body and how it helps her walk through life with more love. She studied massage therapy in Costa Rica and has a strong understanding of body anatomy and kinesiology. Hanna loves surfing and music and hopes her students feel as good leaving class as the ocean and music makes her feel. She hopes to share with the Afterglow community how amazing the Maui yoga community is and that yoga is for everybody and every body.
“Most of the time the universe speaks to us very quietly in pockets of silence, in coincidences, in nature, in forgotten memories, in the shape of clouds, in moments of solitude, in small tugs at our hearts.” – Yumi Sakugawa
Jamie started yoga to complement training for half marathons and other running events while living in Denver, CO. She found so many benefits from yoga that she quickly replaced running with a daily yoga practice. Jamie quickly immersed herself in various yoga and fitness teacher trainings and now adores teaching vinyasa, prenatal, and hot yoga as well as group fitness and barre.
Jamie’s classes are alignment-focused and fun. She enjoys creating unique playlists to complement her classes. She loves connecting with her students and encouraging them to breathe through a difficult pose or smile when progressing to heavier weights or a more challenging version of a fitness sequence.
Jamie lives in upper Paia with her husband and mini-schnauzer Madchen. When she’s not practicing yoga, you can find her reading, playing her bass guitar, or on the beach. You can find more about Jamie on her website at www.jamiekuttenkuleryoga.com.
What’s up yogis?! Sloan teaches Shakti Rize at Afterglow Yoga and is absolutely in love with this class and getting the opportunity to be an instructor. Sloan fosters an environment of FUN while encouraging students to practice self-love, staying present and non-judgement. She also breaks it down to some pretty serious booty music and breaks a sweat with some endurance and strength building work-out exercises!
Sloan loves spending time with her French bulldog- Kevin, swimming in the ocean, skiing, indoor rhythm ride cycling, and baking! Her career has been in nursing as an intensive care nurse and is so stoked to serve the community of Maui in this way.