Anya started the practice of Yoga in 2010 during a deployment to Afghanistan. During that time she would watch DVDs with yoga instructors and saw results both physically and mentally.
Over the past 10 years she has practiced under many teachers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Tacoma, Phoenix, and Honolulu. Returning to the mat no matter where she was in the world to breath, center and calm the nervous system.
She has a background in nursing for over ten years and uses her knowledge of anatomy and injury management to better serve her students.
She is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has begun working toward her 500hr certification with Jason Crandell. She has completed continuing education in trauma conscious yoga and in the art of teaching beginner students. She is also the mother of a 4 year old who loves yoga.
Jenn Ramos is a Physical Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher based in Kailua, HI. She is originally from Southern California, but also has roots from the Philippines and New York City. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in April 2014 from San Diego, CA.
She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years & through her own practice, she has been inspired to share the power of movement in healing holistically. She pursued her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2018.
She approaches teaching by blending the science of physical therapy & art of yoga to provide healing, healthy movement, and empowerment. One of Jenn’s hopes is to help students draw awareness to their mind & body to allow for proper stability in postures and use yoga as daily means to feel good.
When she is not teaching yoga, she works with patients one-on-one at her practice in Kailua. She treats anything from orthopedic (muscle & joint) issues, perinatal (pregnancy & postpartum), chronic pain, trauma-based pain, to performance-training.
In her spare time, Jenn enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, going to the beach, and hanging out with her husband to explore O’ahu.
Maisa Thayer is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Therpist 500HR ERYT, Sculpt Instructor, ThaiVedic inspired Body Worker, Lifestyle Coach, and has a Masters Degree in Social Work and Counseling. She has been a technical practitioner of yoga for 17 years and a yoga teacher since 2010. She has trained and inspired by Eoinn Finn of Blissology, Shy Sayer of Yoga One studios Palo Alto, Daniel Aaron of Radiantly Alive studios in Ubud Bali, and Anna Forest of Forrest Yoga.
She loves to dive deep into the knowledge of yoga philosophy, physical yoga practice, and holistic health. She is also certified and experienced in guiding yoga classes for children and teens. She enjoys blending technical physio therapy techniques and challenging poses, while also calming and grounding the nervous system. Her classes are influenced by her strong connection to Hawaii and her experiences around the world. She loves to share her passion for yoga and finds inspirations in everyday life.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training at Raffa Yoga in Rhode Island, a hands-on-assists training at Jala in Rhode Island, and my aerial yoga training through Antigravity in New York. Upside down and in the air are my two favorite places in the world.
Yoga has been empowering me in all aspects of my life for over five years and I love to share that feeling of empowerment with my students by guiding them through challenging and creative sequences. A lot of aspects of life are way too serious and yoga should not be one of them! Come to class with an open mind and heart and be ready to play.
Summer has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and cannot imagine a happy or balanced life without it. Summer started Yoga Under the Palms beach yoga classes in 2018 and has been teaching and practicing yoga in an outdoor setting ever since. She teaches a variety of classes focusing on breath, alignment and creative transitions, and is certified to teach yoga classes to children with and without special needs.
As a mom of two amazing boys on the Autism Spectrum and an advocate for inclusivity, Summer believes in creating a welcoming and open minded space at Yoga Under the Palms. She believes that yoga can benefit everybody and aims to create a space that is inclusive and inspiring.
As a grateful teacher and eternal student, Tracy began her journey in Massachusetts and has been an explorer ever since. She completed teacher training in Seattle in 2014 (YA certified Spira Power Yoga), and has taught in studios, at retreats, corporate events and with private clients ever since.
Her practice is built on a foundation of breath, peaceful energy, humor and the understanding that the practice of yoga can be woven throughout your day. Patience and the cultivation of positive energy opens space to identify our place in the larger fabric of this life. Mindful movement, creative sequencing and a focus on alignment allow for her all levels classes to be challenging and fun.
Born and raised in Kailua, Travis learned the importance of community from an early age. Following a collegiate athletic career and a few injuries, Travis turned to yoga for physical healing. What he found, however, was a modality of complete well-being that transcended mere physical health. He found himself and was able to embrace the inherent perfection within. As a firm believer in giving back, paying it forward and all paths towards collective betterment, Travis’ purpose became to share this practice with his community. As an instructor, he aims to hold space, guide students through a wholesome sequence, but ultimately, let the practice do the teaching.
Drawing on the timeless wisdom of the ancient Vedas, my goal as a yoga teacher is to create an authentic and supportive space for students to explore the science of self-realization.
I was trained internationally, earning my 500-hour yoga teacher certification in Australia. I studied gong sound healing and breathwork in Bali. I’ve also trained in trauma-informed yoga, white light Reiki, and Intuitive Balinese massage.
As a Bhakti yogi, I’m inspired by ritual and devotion, the sacred connections found in nature, and by the practice of simple living. I endeavor to provide students a blueprint for experiencing a simple, mindful, spiritually based lifestyle. In my classes, you will be guided through movement, breath, and meditation, so that you may step out of the unconscious state of ‘doing’ and into the mindful state of ‘being’.
When I’m not on the mat, I love chanting mantra on the beach at sunrise, riding my bike, and hosting vegan pizza nights for friends.