R.J.’s yoga journey began in 2002 while recovering from a serious illness. Although strength and flexibility of both mind and body are the noticeable results of a regular yoga practice, yoga’s limitless ability to heal are what kept R.J. returning to the mat and now inspire his teaching. He has studied and practiced yoga to learn how to heal himself and feels fortunate to empower others. R.J. has studied many different styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Taoism and Anusara. He enjoys incorporating aspects of many disciplines in his class. He sees yoga as a continual path self-discovery and growth and has been teaching since 2007.
R.J. Has been building affordable and solar powered homes along the Waianae Coast for the past 10 years and completed a Ph.D. in American History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2013. R.J. has taught History courses at the university of West Oahu, and continues as a real estate developer, currently working on adaptive reuse of space in the urban core and is looking to build micro-unit apartments in the near future.
Class name: Alignment Based Flow