The Yoga School of Kailua's teaching philosophy can best be summed up with the wise poetic words of a sister Yoga school in Berkeley, "Yoga to the People":
There will be no correct clothes
There will be no proper payment
There will be no right answers
No glorified teachers
No ego, no script, no pedestals
Yoga is for everyone
This sweating and breathing and becoming
This knowing, glowing feeling
Is for the big, small, weak and strong
Able and crazy
Brothers, sisters, grandmothers, every-body [including our inmates]
The mighty and meek
For our bones that creak
Those who seek this power, Yoga is for everyone.
Yoga to the People!
All bodies rise!
Yoga School of Kailua, Inc.
Hawai'i Yoga Prison Project (HYPP)
A non-profit corporation
Trauma, Anxiety, Stress Healing
Deep Release of Anxiety, Trauma & Stress through Yoga Practice
Breath, Meditation, Asana, & Pranayama Practice, and the other 6 Limbs of Yoga,
The lead instructors, trainees, and teachers at the Yoga School of Kailua,
in each training session present the Yoga Practice—
embracing all aspects of Yoga—not just asana practice:
The curatives, restorative values for creating around oneself a healing
environment and right relationships with ourselves and our world, include:
- Universal, and
- Personal determinants of right thought, right action—beginning with peace/do no harm, and honesty, truthfulness;
- Understanding while strengthening our body-heart-mind through the senses;
- Mindfulness-awareness of being here now—in contrast to psychologically thinking/thought in past-future spinning, causing conflicts and fragmentation; Self-knowledge in all aspects of life;
- Reflection, introspection, meditation, and
- Deep Meditation.
Our Mottos are:
Healing the World Through Peaceful Communication, Cooperation and Well-Being, and
Teaching Teachers and Students as Leaders For A Peaceful World
Yoga School of Kailua is a satellite school of the International Yoga College
and a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training school.