Liz Heffernan, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Primary Faculty Member
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, is a recognized international yoga teacher with two decades of personal practice and 18 years of teaching. She trained extensively in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara and works as an Integrative Yoga Therapist. Liz currently directs and leads yoga teacher training and workshops in worldwide locations, provides one-to-one mentoring for yoga teachers, instructs daily yoga classes, and offers private therapeutic sessions. Liz is known for her ability to bridge the gap between the ancient perspectives of yoga and contemporary daily life. Her teaching weaves together philosophy, creative sequencing, clear alignment, mindful breathing, and compassionate self-inquiry to form a tapestry that reflects her heartfelt commitment to this transformative path.
Molly Masaoka, E-RYT Yoga - Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Innately perceptive beyond her years, and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind. Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion and humour. She believes that this balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of one\\\'s true nature. A student of yoga since the age of 16, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller and completed teacher training with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton. She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things. In addition to leading teacher training, workshops and retreats, Molly also owns Yoga Centered Studio and Boutique in Hilo, Hawaii. She is an influential member of her yoga community and serves as a mentor to both students and other teachers. Ultimately she hopes to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life.
Amanda Webster, Certified Ayurveda Counselor, RYT-500 ERYT-200
Amanda Webster is a registered yoga teacher and Certified Ayurveda Counselor, through the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She currently offers Ayurveda-infused yoga classes, workshops, and retreats as well as facilitates teacher training that focuses on establishing a commitment to the lifestyle practices of yoga and Ayurveda, creating an open and supportive community and studying mindfulness in its many forms. Amanda considers Kripalu-trained yogini Rupali Embry as her “true teacher” and under her guidance, recently completed an amazing 1:1 300-hour advanced yoga teaching mentorship. Both yoga and Ayurveda resonated instantly and deeply, inspiring Amanda to commit to the lifelong study of these sciences. She has an intuitive, down-to-earth approach to teaching, practising, counselling, and exemplifying yoga through her lifestyle and is known for her ability to establish a strong community. Her mission as a teacher is to help others recognize that mindfulness can take many forms and may be cultivated in a myriad of ways, such as yoga, martial arts, meditation, self-care, or by simply (simply…ha!) being present in everything that you do!