A.Y.H.I. - Ashtanga Yoga Hawaii

A.Y.H.I. – Ashtanga Yoga Hawaii

Aloha and Namaste. It is with the utmost gratitude and appreciation that the traditional method of ASHTANGA YOGA from Mysore, India flourishes on the majestic Hawaiian Islands. We wish the recognize the Ashtanga Yoga “Western Pioneers” for delivering this sacred healing method to the Hawaiian Islands back in the 1970s.

It is by the foundation of their efforts that we all are able to take benefit from their vision and perseverance over the past almost 50 years of teaching the open public, local families (ohana) and international visitors.

Hele mai ho’ohiwahiwa
Aloha is a value, one of unconditional love. Aloha is the outpouring and receiving of the spirit.

David Williams

David Williams


Mahalo to the original Ashtanga Yogi, Maui’s David Williams. See more Ashtanga Yogi - Mysore Years

Listen to David Williams “talk story” sharing how he (along with Nancy Gilgoff and Norman Allen) discovered the method in Southern India in the early 1970s, before bringing it back to the America and eventually these healing Hawaiian Islands. David Williams at AYB Conference

Nancy Gilgoff

Nancy Gilgoff


Mahalo to the first female American Ashtanga Yoga “Western Pioneer” to the Hawaiian Islands

Watch the video below: Ashtanga Yoga Confluence 2013, 8 Limbs, Satya with Nancy Gilgoff

Norman Allen

Norman Allen


Norman Edward Allen, 81, of Hoopuloa, Hawaii, died November 12, 2020. Born in Los Angeles, he was a yoga master and teacher and one of the first western students, collaborated with Jois on his trips to America.

Danny Paradise

Danny Paradise


Freedom Evolution & Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yogi, a musician and student of David Williams in Lahaina, Maui back in 1976. Danny has shared the Ashtanga Yoga method all over the Hawaiian Islands and remains the longest active “Global Traveling Instructor” inspiring millions in countries all over the world.

Watch: The Deep Healing. Listen to Danny Paradise share the benefits of practicing Ashtanga Yoga.

Watch: Now That The Shamans Have Planes.
An original “troubadour” yogi/musician traveler.

David Swenson

David Swenson


In 1973 David discovered Ashtanga after he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, CA. In 1975 David and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and Swenson was fortunate enough to be there. He then initiated studies directly with the master. He made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. David is one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system including all of the asana sequences and pranayama as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.

Watch: “Life, Love & Living with Purpose” at the Asia Yoga Conference, 2015


Ashtanga Yoga on the Hawaiian Islands

Every morning put your mind into your heart and stand in the presence of God all the day long.

— Patanjali


Fusion Elements

Discover a digital reference flipbook Computer Download of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series taught by the late great master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Featuring the entire FUSION ELEMENTS IN SOUND formula – a dynamic, detailed blueprint.