10 Best Places To Do Yoga In Maui

On an island as fabulous and amazing as Maui, there are so many things to learn and enjoy within Hawaii’s healing arts world – especially with yoga. During your visit to Maui, come to the island to explore, adventure, swim, and hang out in the glorious Hawaiian sunshine, but also take some time to relax and decompress. Two of the most popular ways to relax on a Maui vacation is by booking a Maui yoga retreat, or enjoying Maui yoga classes and workshops. Please enjoy this carefully curated list of the Best Places to do Yoga in Maui.

Best Places To Do Yoga In Maui

Throughout the Island of Maui, there are a variety of yoga studios and yoga classes to explore. With our local knowledge and hands-on in-depth Maui yoga experience, we have created the greatest post ever about where to do yoga in Maui.

Although we didn’t mention every place or every instructor on island, we did list what we believe to be the very best and most reputable places to do yoga in Maui. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, new to yoga or quite advanced, there’s a studio and a teacher on this list to fit your yogic needs.

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MAHA Yoga

In Sanskrit, the language of Yoga, ‘MAHA’ means to be great, mighty, and strong. MAHA Yoga was opened in August of 2018 by Karin Kuhn. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Karin moved to Maui in 2007. She’s been a full time yoga teacher since 2004, and prior to opening MAHA Yoga, she gained experience managing yoga studios in South Africa and on Maui. At MAHA Yoga, guests can attend a variety of yoga classes with Karin and a rotating schedule of amazing Maui yoga instructors.

Situated right in the heart of bustling and eclectic Paia Town, Maha Yoga is a true hidden gem. It’s located on the top floor of a building behind Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon. The studio offers students a tranquil practice environment with lots of natural light, and beautiful views across the North Shore. The space is fully equipped with bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, eye pillows, sandbags, and chairs. Each class can accommodate up to 25 students; offering a more intimate practice space where students receive lots of support and guidance.

After many years of teaching, Karin has cultivated a community of thousands of dedicated students from all around the world. At MAHA Yoga, both resident and visiting yogis can embrace yoga as a lifestyle with an embodiment of the spirit of aloha.

Maha Yoga’s mantra is “Love Yoga, Live Aloha,” and they welcome all to join their Maui yoga ohana.


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Wisdom Flow Yoga

Founded by Jennifer Lynn, Wisdom Flow Yoga is one of the best places to practice “yoga-yoga” on Maui. If you’re an avid yoga enthusiast, you will probably understand what that means. If not, “yoga-yoga” refers to just yoga – pure, honest, no extra titles, just real deal Raja yoga.

Jennifer Lynn has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and her personal practice most definitely funnels through her teachings; she is well educated on yoga philosophy, alignment, skeletal and muscle safety in all forms of practice. She has an amazing ability to break a yoga pose down into steps, which helps a yoga student to really resonate with each aspect of a yoga practice. In my opinion, she is one of the “real” yoga teachers I’ve ever experienced; she’s not of the “fake it until you make it” variety. Yoga is a personal path, and it’s really wonderful to find a teacher that can help others on their personal yoga pilgrimage while still understanding how important a life balance is. Time and time again, Jen Lynn is also popularly voted “Best Yoga Teacher in Maui” by numerous publications including Maui Time Weekly.

“Jennifer has spent years studying scripture and exploring through direct experience the underlying matrix of several spiritual paths. She has condensed the teachings into stories, aphorisms, and visions that are empowering, healing and uplifting.” (wisdomflowyoga.com, 2015)

In addition to ‘Wisdom Flow’ yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings with Jennifer, yogis can also check out a variety of other weekly classes at this Upcountry yoga studio. Christine Jorge teaches Ageless Yoga, Yoga For Back Care, Pranayama and Meditation. Kay Huckabee, Maui’s most popular Iyengar teacher, has also found a home teaching at Wisdom Flow Yoga. She is a really amazing Iyengar instructor* In addition to yoga, guests can also enjoy Somatics, Tango, Improv Theatre, Hula, Keiki Hula and Pilates at this Upcountry Maui yoga studio.

  • Founder Jennifer Lynn offers “yoga-yoga” or “Raja yoga”
  • With over 15 years of teaching experience, Jennifer is well educated on yoga philosophy, alignment, skeletal and muscle safety in all forms of practice.
  • Studio is located in Pukalani

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Nicki Doane Yoga

Nicki Doane is a world renowned yoga teacher that’s based on Maui’s North Shore. She’s received numerous accolades, been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine, featured in two Gaiam Ashtanga videos, and has a popular Maya Yoga Vinyasa series on her YouTube channel. As a teacher, her unique focus is her approach to making yoga available to every body.

Doane’s passion for yoga began when she was just 18 years old – as a student at the University of Massachusetts. After spending time on her personal practice, she felt that it was necessary to dive deeper, and enrolled in a study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga Master) in Mysore, India. She studied with him from 1991 until his passing in 2009. At this point in time, yoga was a way of life for Doane, and she decided to continue with her yoga studies. She began to learn more about the ancient practice under Mr. Iyengar (Yoga Master and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ teacher), Gabriella Giubilaro, and Patricia Walden in Pune, India.

After over 30+ years of practicing and now teaching yoga, Doane continues her studies by seeking out further yoga trainings with senior teaches around the world.

In Doane’s classes, students learn asana, pranayama, philosophy, and poetry. At her yoga studio on Maui, she provides classes, workshops, retreats, beginner and advanced yoga teacher trainings. She has a reputation of being a ‘Teacher’s Teacher’ in yoga.

Nicki Doane is a highly regarded yoga instructor that introduces yoga as a lifestyle to her students.

  • Doane travels the world teaching and studying yoga
  • She is a founder of Maya Yoga– a branch of yoga that evolved from aspects of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, focusing on gaining alignment
  • Located on the North Shore of Maui in Huelo

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Mangala Yoga

With two yoga locations in Maui (Makawao and Haiku), Mangala Yoga is one of the newest and most authentic additions to Maui’s yoga scene. Owner-teacher Maureen Gildersleeve is not just an awesome yoga instructor, but she has also beautifully innovated Maui’s Mangala Yoga while attracting amazing teachers to her studio locations, and adding immense value to Maui’s wonderful yoga community.

Her teachings are influenced by her experience with Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa with Janet Stone, Yin Yoga, Restorative, Anusara and Tantric Philosophy.

For those interested in Maui Yoga Teacher Trainings, Maureen also offers 200-hr Yoga Alliance approved teacher trainings, 300-hr Advance Teacher Training programs, and annual yoga retreats and trainings in Bali.

Each and every one of the yoga teachers at Mangala Yoga studios in Makawao and Haiku are amazing and unique! Abigail Perrin is a well-known and favorite Maui teacher. She has 15-year+ background of studies with Chuck Miller, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga, Richard Freeman, Ana Forest of Forest Yoga, Sharon Gannon, Dharma Mitra, Tim Miller, Kofi Busia and more. Her classes are sweet and meaningful, leaving you feeling introspective and at peace. Tara Michelle is a fantastic Hatha Yoga teacher and also happens to be an incredible Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage practitioner*

No matter what teacher and class you choose at Mangala Yoga, feel confident knowing that you’ll be walking into a mindful environment, and that you will surely leave class feeling stronger and more connected.

  • Two locations: Haiku & Makawao
  • Owner of Mangala Yoga, Maureen Gildersleeve’s teachings are influenced by her experience with Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa with Janet Stone, Yin Yoga, Restorative, Anusara and Tantric Philosophy
  • Maureen also offers 200-hr Yoga Alliance approved teacher trainings, 300-hr Advance Teacher Training programs, and annual yoga retreats and trainings in Bali.
  • Other teachers are exceptionally unique with their yoga teaching styles.

Haiku
Location: 810 Kokomo Rd #102, Haiku
Phone: 808.359.2252

Makawao
Location: 1170 Makawao Ave, Makawao
Phone: 808.359.2252


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House of Yoga
& Zen | Maui Ashtanga Yoga

House of Yoga & Zen, also known as Maui Ashtanga Yoga, is the oldest yoga studio on Maui. Legendary owner-teacher Nancy Gilgoff is a world famous Ashtanga Yoga instructor with over forty years of experience. She began practicing Ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She’s also influenced by a variety Ashtanga masters, Baba Hari Das, Iyengar yoga and dharmic teachings of the honorable Dalai Lama.

Throughout the year, Nancy teaches at her Maui yoga studio and holds periodic workshops in Europe, mainland USA and Canada. When she is not teaching at her home location on Maui, her classes are taught by two of her remarkable assistant teacher-students, Casie Newhouse and Keiko Armstrong. Casie has been studying with Nancy since 1995 and assisting at the House of Yoga and Zen since 1998. Keiko, originally from Japan, has lived on Maui since 1991 and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga with Nancy since 2001. Both Casie and Keiko are excelled Ashtanga practitioners and teachers. If Nancy is off island, they are the next go-to teachers for Mysore yoga on Maui.

  • The oldest yoga studio in Maui.
  • Legendary owner-teacher Nancy Gilgoff is a world famous Ashtanga Yoga instructor with over forty years of experience.
  • When Nancy is not teaching at House of Yoga & Zen, she embarks on a journey hosting workshops to Europe, mainland USA and Canada.
  • Casie Newhouse and Keiko Armstrong, both have been studying with Nancy and are excellent practitioners and teachers that specialize in Mysore yoga.
  • Keiko Armstrong also specializes in Japanese classes.

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Afterglow Yoga

Afterglow Yoga has three studios on Maui (Wailuku, Lahaina, and Kihei). From 2017-2019, their studios were voted as “Maui’s Best Yoga Studio” in MauiTime Weekly’s ‘Best of Maui’ annual readers poll edition.

Throughout their three studios, students can find a variety of yoga classes, teaching styles and class times. Yoga offerings include Vinyasa Flow, Alignment Flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Restorative, ShaktiRize®, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, various Yoga Barre classes, and more.

For Maui residents and visitors, Afterglow Yoga’s classes are a solid choice. Their studios provide a variety of teachers and teaching styles, plus they’re conveniently located in Maui’s most frequented areas. In addition, classes can be booked online.

Beginning yogis (Hawaii residents with Hawaii ID) can enroll in introductory packages with monthly discounts, and Maui visitors can purchase a ‘Visitor Pass’ that allows them weekly unlimited yoga classes.

  • Three yoga studios on Maui
  • Voted ‘Maui’s Best Yoga Studio’
  • Offers a variety of teachers and yoga modalities

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Yoga with Sammy Seriani

Sammy Seriani’s love for yoga is absolutely amazing; she’s an extremely dedicated student and yoga teacher. She not only instructs her students in asana practice, but she also pays an extraordinary mind to inspire her students through joy and the philosophical teachings of yoga. She believes that having a regular yoga practice will positively change your life forever.

One of the most refreshing things about Sammy’s yoga classes is that she truly invokes a sense of transparency throughout her teachings and classes. She is a Maui yoga instructor that is most definitely living her yoga, so you’ll never find that “fake it until you make it” yoga vibe in her classes. She’s awesome!

Sammy Seriani teaches weekly yoga classes at the Maui Country Club. Located on the North Shore, a yoga class with Sammy is the perfect way to start or end a Maui beach day. She’s definitely one of the best yoga teachers to initiate into your weekly yoga schedule. Sammy Seriani also teaches private yoga classes*

Yoga with Sammy at the Maui Country Club:
Beginners Yoga – Tuesdays 9:00am-10:30am
Ashtanga 1st Series – Tuesdays 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Mysore Practice – Thursdays 5:00pm-6:30pm


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Body In Balance Training Studio

Located in Lahaina, the Body In Balance Training Studio is Maui’s premier and most complete movement studio. This studio offers a huge variety of classes that are appropriate for a wide range of students and athletes.

At Body In Balance, students enjoy Pilates Mat and Machine classes, Circuit Pilates, Chair Pilates, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga For Athletes, Barre Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Silks, TRX Suspension, Hip Hop Dance, Pole Dance, Ballet, Keiki Gymnastics, and more.

Yoga instructors at Body In Balance are the owner/lead instructor Amanda Furgiuele (Vinyasa Yoga, Aerial Yoga & SUP Yoga), Annie Davis (Restorative Yoga), Genna Howard (Anusara & Aerial Yoga), Jeff Sims (Yoga), Jennifer Gode (Yoga), Julie Mitchell (Yoga & AcroYoga), Sonja Gleeson (Yoga), Stephanie Meyers (YogaFIT), SuAnn Ferrogari (Vinyasa Yoga), and Tara Angioletti (Integral Yoga).


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Maui Yoga Path

Maui Yoga Path is located steps from the beach at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei. Maui Yoga Path was founded in 2002 by famous Iyengar instructor Deni Roman. She has been teaching yoga for over 30 years and is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher trained directly by B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar. When Deni isn’t teaching weekly classes, privates, trainings and workshops at her Kihei Yoga Studio, she is studying at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India,Patanjala Yoga Kendra in Rishikesh with Usha Devi or doing traveling workshops in Canada and Mainland USA.

In addition to Iyengar classes and retreats with Deni Roman, students can also experience a selection of more amazing yoga classes, 7 days a week, at Maui Yoga Path. Maui Yoga Path instructors include Bartolo Castellon Pena, Jasmine Batchelder and Kristin Kore. Popular classes include Sunrise Beach Yoga, which is taught every day at 7am, Gentle Yoga every day at 8am, and more classes throughout the week like Hatha Yoga 1-2, Restorative Yoga, Senior Yoga, Yoga Movement and Body Conditioning.

Maui Yoga Path is a great destination for both residents and those visiting Maui and staying at accommodations in Kihei. Class passes are reasonably priced, the location is gorgeous, and mats and props are provided. Furthermore, you will always leave a Maui Yoga Path class feeling relaxed and calm. The selection of classes at this studio always seem to inspire some Yin energy*

  • Open 7 days a week, located on beach in front of Mana Kai Resort.
  • Deni Roman, founder of Maui Yoga Path, also well known Iyengar instructor.
  • Popular classes include Sunrise Beach Yoga, which is taught every day at 7am, Gentle Yoga every day at 8am, and more classes throughout the week like Hatha Yoga 1-2, Restorative Yoga, Senior Yoga, Yoga Movement and Body Conditioning.

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Infusion Barre & Yoga Maui

Infusion Barre & Yoga Maui is one of Maui’s newest boutique barre and yoga studios. Tucked away in the fabulous North Shore Town of Paia, beginner and advanced yoga students are loving this new spot!

At this Paia yoga studio, guests can enjoy a selection of Barre Fusion, Power Vinyasa, Gong Restorative and Power Yoga Classes. In addition to weekly classes, students can also check out a rotating array of trainings and workshops like Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings, Barre Teacher Trainings, ‘Twists and Turns Towards Backbends’ workshops, Yoga & Naturopathic Health Plan workshops and more.

Lastly, Infusion Barre & Yoga offers a really awesome 30 Day Package for $99. With yoga classes costing on average between $15-20 a class, this is an incredible deal to check out for jumpstarting your practice!

• Located in North Shore Town of Paia, Infusion Barre & Yoga has beginner and advanced classes.
• Offers Barre Fusion, Power Vinyasa, Gong Restorative and Power Yoga Classes.

Address

71 Baldwin Ave
Space C-9, Paia


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