Sharing the Aloha of Yoga on the Hawaiian Islands since 2001
Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Pineapple Yoga Presents... "Mysore Style" Ashtanga Yoga, KAUAI"There is no age limit for the practice of yoga and it can be practiced by anyone — by women, men, the weak, and by those who are sick or disabled."
— Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India
Ashtanga Yoga in the PARISH HOUSE in Kilauea
Classes are taught in the traditional "Mysore Style" format as set out by Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
LOCATION: The PARISH HOUSE of the Christ Memorial Church in Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, 2518 Kolo Road, across from Menehune Food Mart, North Shore
ADDRESS: 2518 Kolo Road, Kilauea, Hi 96754
CLASS TIMES: Mon.-Sat. from 7:30—9:30am with rest days (no practice) on Sundays, Full Moon, and New Moon days.
INSTRUCTOR: Eagle "Authorized" by Ashtanga Yoga Masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois & R. Sharath.
PUJARI: Kamran Taleb - Pineapple Yoga's PUJARI (temple/alter space keeper).
HISTORIC NOTE: Pineapple Yoga classes take place in the PARISH HOUSE which was built long ago in 1925 as a Buddhist Church in the 'Heart of Kilauea' and is still serving the North Shore community in many ways today.
Mahalo to this historical treasure in Kilauea!
Ongoing classes 6 days a week — all levels welcome!
All students pay a monthly tuition!
One month $150
Two months $250
Three months $350
Drop-In Fee's: (for off-island guests ONLY)
One day $20
One week $90
* 19 years old and under pay only $100 per month
* Private Yoga Instruction:
One Hour Session $100
* Yoga Mats are available for loan:
(although it is much better to have your own)
The Ashtanga Yoga Primary series is known as "YOGA CHIKITSA" which means "YOGA THERAPY".
Open a "Mysore Style" Ashtanga Yoga Flyer!
Ashtanga Yoga Practice Guidelines
Students should not eat before practice but may drink a cup of water, tea or juice with at least 30 minutes before practice time. Students should be clean and showered prior to practice. Bring a sarong or lungie (or towel) to cover yourself during Shavasana (resting) to add to your 'healing feeling' of being in a "warm safe cocoon". Just a suggestion!
MOON DAYS: The Ashtanga Yoga method is intended to be a daily practice with ONE day a week for rest (no practice). It is also recommended that the rest day is the same day each week. In addition, tradition calls for rest (no practice) on New Moon and Full Moon days. The reason for not practicing on New Moon and Full Moon days are due to the extreme polarities of the Moon's energy, leaving the practitioner susceptible to injury. New moon and full moon days for the year are listed at the top right hand side of this page
LADIES HOLIDAY: Women are also advised to take rest (no practice) for the first three days of menstration, as engaging the bandhas (internal muscular locks) at that time is counter-intuitive to the downward action of their cycle.
PRODUCTS: MYSORE PRACTICE RUGS $40 - Yoga - A Journey Within (BOOK) $50 - PINEAPPLE YOGA T-SHIRTS $15 All available before or after practice!
Private Yoga Instruction on KAUAI
Ho'omoe wai kahi ke kao'o
(Let us travel like water in one direction)
— Hawaiian Proverb
Yoga Classes & Instructions
Moon Days (open)
(no practice/rest days)
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"Practice is the best of all instructions."
"Asanas make one firm, free from maladies and light of limb."
— Hatha Yoga Pradipika"There is a spirit which is pure and which is beyond old age and death.......this is atman, the spirit in man."
— Chandogya Upanishad"Our breath is the bridge from our body to our mind, the element which reconciles our body and mind and which makes possible oneness of body and mind. Breath is aligned to both body and mind and it alone is the tool which can bring them both together, illuminating both and bringing both peace and calm."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (The Miracle of Mindfulness)"The sun is the soul of the world."
— Rg Veda 1.115.1"There is no ashtanga yoga without surya namaskara, which is the ultimate salutation to the sun god."
— Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (from Surya Namaskara book)