Teachers

Shelley Choy. Senior CIYT

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Shelley earned her Intermediate Senior I Iyengar teaching certificate in 2018. Beginning her study of Iyengar yoga in 1994, she has taught for 21 years. Shelley founded the Hatha Yoga Center in 2000, which then evolved into Iyengar Yoga Honolulu. She is Co-Director of IYH and has studied with advanced level Iyengar teachers throughout her career. She looks forward to her seventh visit in India to study with the Iyengar family.

Shelley teaches with clarity, devotion and insight. Her teaching is direct as she highlights the teachings rather than assert her own personality. She cares for and builds a relationship with each of her students, getting to know their needs and capabilities. Having once been a very stiff person herself, she knows that consistent practice and perseverance are the keys to transformation. Interweaving yoga philosophy into her teaching, she strives to instill these disciplines, encouraging and inspiring her dedicated students.

Ray Madigan. Senior CIYT

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Ray Madigan is Co-Director of Iyengar Yoga Honolulu and is certified at the Intermediate Senior 3 level. He has been extensively trained in the Iyengar method. Ray regularly attends the Iyengar Institute in India for intensive study with the Iyengar family and he also continues study with Advanced level Iyengar yoga teachers.
He has mentored and trained teachers for Iyengar certification at the Introductory and Intermediate levels and is an assessor for Iyengar Yoga Association of US. Ray currently serves on the Certification committee for IYNAUS. Along with Shelley he conducts teacher training courses in Honolulu and abroad. He also conducts teacher training on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ray is a Registered Nurse and enjoys teaching people of all capabilities. He also conducts private yoga sessions to help those who are sick or injured, or to help progress in one’s practice.
Ray welcomes all students to his Basic level classes. Attendance in his Intermediate classes require previous approval.
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