Maui yoga instructor Eliza Darling has been practicing yoga for nearly a decade. After graduating high school in the remote community of Hana on the eastern coast of Maui, she lived briefly in Europe, before moving to Honolulu to finish her undergraduate studies. It was there that she attended her first yoga class, and from that point on began to involve yogic techniques such as pranayama breathing and asanas into her physically active life. Shortly after earning a BA from the Hawaii Pacific University she and her husband moved to California, where she began to incorporate the physical and spiritual intricacies of yoga into her life through a disciplined practice. She furthered her dedication and passion for yoga by earning her 200 hour yoga teaching certificate through Corepower Yoga in San Diego, CA.
Eliza moved back to Hana in early 2013, where she now teaches yoga in the small community of her childhood home. Her dynamic classes are a mix of Hatha and Power Vinyasa flow, integrating a deep focus on the breath with vigorous and creative sequencing, strong core work, precise attention to alignment, and set to the sounds of energizing playlists. Her classes are designed to inspire students to build and honor their physical strength, to arrive at a point of mental clarity by challenging their bodies, to slow down and calm their breathing, and to create an awareness of the vital bond bewteen the body, mind, and breath.
Eliza and her husband, Zach, opened the Hana Yoga Studio in April of 2013. She shares her time teaching at the HYS, the Hana Art Barn, the Hana High and Elementary School, and the Travaasa Hotel and Spa. She also occasionally guest teaches at other studios around the island of Maui. Eliza is currently an ambassador for Glyder Apparel, LVR Fashions, Tiny Devotions, and an advocate for Rise Bars.
Eliza is also an accountability and wellness coach, committed to helping other realize their health and fitness goals. She leads and coaches fitness groups and clean eating challenges.
Visit http://www.hanayogastudio.com for Eliza’s teaching schedule
Follower her on Instagram @yogalovingypsy