Aloha to all the participants of The Butterfly Effect Maui!
The week prior to the event, April 10th-15th is when it all begins! Fitness teachers from all different sides of the island will be opening up their classrooms to us and sharing their expertise. Venture out this week, try something different, get inspired and be good to your body! We all need each other to help us to be “inflight” Butterflies! Check out and enjoy the classes while you prepare and get fit for the BE downwinder on Saturday, April 16th.
Each day this week we will be introducing the free classes for registered participants and some fun insights to our supportive teachers. We hope the variety of times and locations will be something you can fit into your busy schedules and take advantage of this great offering from our community fitness teachers.
To start the pre-event week off on SUNDAY, APRIL 10th……drum-roll please!……we have:
Morgan Torres in Lahaina!
When? Sunday, April 10th, 8:30 am
Class? Mat Pilates
Where? 2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina 96761
Mat Pilates PASSION OF MOVEMENT studio
“Establishing Wellness and Longevity”
At a very young age, Morgan realized her calling in life for health and fitness. At sixteen, she was injured and was unable to workout. At that moment, it occurred to her the importance of an active lifestyle. That’s when Morgan discovered her true passion– the Passion of Movement.
Morgan began her journey to become an instructor right out of high school when she moved to Maui to attend a trade school called Strong, Stretched and Centered. She became a Personal Trainer, as well as an Aerobics, Yoga and Tai Chi instructor. Shortly after her training, Morgan did a certification in Spinning and Water Aerobics.
One day she came across Pilates and fell in love. This was a whole different way of movement. Morgan had no idea how humbled she would become from the difficulties of the exercise. This was her next journey. Morgan left Maui for a year to study with Dorothee Vandewalle at Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle.
Morgan is constantly continuing her movement education. She completed her teacher certification in Stott Pilates. She feels that it brings Pilates to a whole different level. “It is a great addition to the classical style of Pilates.”
Morgan finished a 200 hour Yoga training with Maya Yoga early this year, which is affiliated with Yoga Alliance. She will be attending another 500 hour yoga training with them starting early October.
Morgan truly believes that the body should move in many different ways. There is no one exercise that works for everybody. In addition, changing the way the body moves keeps the mind stimulated and the muscles challenged. Which is how she came up with the name “Passion of Movement”.
Morgan loves what she does and enjoy’s helping people achieve their personal goals. She wants to share the benefits of healthy living with others. “We only get one body, so we need to take care of it!”
For those of you down on the north shore, we have another great offering in Paia!
WHO and WHAT? YOGA FLOW with REDA ANISS BOUSTANI
WHEN? Sunday, April 10th, 9:30am
WHERE? INFUSION YOGA in PAIA 71 Baldwin Ave, Space C-9, Paia, 96779 (next door to Mana’s parking lot)
ABOUT REDA: Reda discovered & fell in love with Baptiste yoga in North Carolina in 2009. Through continuous & constant study with his teacher, Baron Baptiste, Reda developed a profound appreciation for a powerful asana practice, meditation & self-inquiry. Deeply rooted in the Baptiste methodology, Reda’s teaching opens & empowers students to create new pathways for themselves on & off the mat. When not teaching, Reda loves surfing, cooking, spending time with his wife, Jamie and their cat Simon.
We also have another great class going on SUNDAY morning …..another drum-roll please…..
WHEN? 9am Sunday, April 10th
WHERE? 95 Makawao Ave, Pukalani, 96768
ABOUT JENNIFER LYNN:
JENNIFER LYNN is the founder of Wisdom Flow Yoga, a Vinyasa Flow style that blends the wisdom of optimal joint alignment and core strength with the playful flow of dance-like transitions. She has been teaching on Maui for ten years and offering Wisdom Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2008. Jennifer opened the Wisdom Flow Studio to offer convenient yoga classes in the cool and quiet of Upcountry Maui. Voted “Best Yoga Teacher on Maui” by the readers of MauiTime, she has been teaching yoga to students and training teachers for more than a decade. “Jennifer Lynn’s vinyasa flow is embellished with dance-like transitions that make her style more playful,” MauiTime wrote in August 2014.
Jennifer brings an Anusara influence to her teaching that opens the heart. Students say she has an uncanny knack for tailoring the class inspiration just to them, sharing exactly what they needed to hear that day. Her depth of knowledge, passion, and spiritual understanding are unsurpassed. You will not find a more loving or inspiring yoga teacher on Maui.
Also, on Sunday, April 10th, we will be having an invitational downwinder for windsurfing and kiteboarding for the more advanced riders. Please email and inquire.