Chris Havener started her yoga studies in1989 at the Iyengar Center of Greater Boston and has taught since 1996. She recently passed her first level of Intermediate certification. Chris studied with the Iyengars in India for two months in 2000 and 2010. Chris has attended the Iyengar conventions in Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Portland.
Dennis Masui is a retired school teacher with 20 years experience in yoga. He has taught for 7 years in Honolulu. He is currently apprenticing with Ray and Shelley as preparation for assessment for certification as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Dennis has attended numerous workshops with senior Iyengar yoga teachers and is a student of Healing Touch and Zen Triggerppoint therapies.
Laurie Freedhas explored and practiced various types of yoga for almost 20 years and in 2003 made the commitment to devote herself to Iyengar yoga. After a two year apprenticeship with Ray and Shelley she earned her Introductory Certiification in 2008. She currently preparing for the next level of certification. Laurie is also an avid painter with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Laurie also teaches at Waimanalo.
Carol Ahuna is apprenticing with Ray and Shelley in preparation for certification. In August, 2011, she passed the first level towards Iyengar Certification.She has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since 1993.
Purnima Manghnani is currently apprenticing with Shelley and Ray in preparation for certification. She has passed the first level. She has studied for extended periods of time at RIMYI (Iyengar yoga institute in Pune, India).
Michael Romero started yoga in 1999, drawn to the Iyengar method because of its refinement and wide range of asanas. He has taught for 6 years and apprentices with Ray and Shelley. In August, 2011, he passed the first level towards Iyengar Certification. Michael holds a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology and works with adults as a mental health professional. Michael sees a strong relationship between yoga and psychology and feels that the Eight Limbs of Yoga are a historically proven method of self-actualization.