Hawley Kobayashi, E-RYT 500, YACEP®

Hawley Kobayashi brings to her yoga teaching a rich tapestry of experience and passion. Certified as a 500 E-RYT & YACEP, she has accumulated approximately 2500 hours of yoga training and over 4000 hours of teaching experience. Although greatly influenced by her main teacher and dear friend, Noah Maze, Hawley embraces wisdom from a myriad of sources, including her own students.

Initially, yoga didn’t resonate with Hawley. Despite feeling it was something she should love, the connection simply wasn’t there. However, at the age of 40, she attended her first vinyasa class, and from that moment, she was hooked! This experience profoundly shaped her teaching philosophy, which eschews a one-size-fits-all approach in favor of a more personalized and exploratory method. She teaches yoga not merely as a physical practice but as a  lifestyle, promoting strength, mobility, stability, flexibility, and sustainability. Her classes are designed to foster mind and body health through a balanced blend of breath, movement, and stillness.

Raised in California, Hawley’s roots are deeply embedded in the vibrant culture of Truckee, CA, where she has lived for nearly three decades. Surrounded by family, friends, and a menagerie of pets, she finds joy and inspiration in her community. Recently, she has also begun to call El Pescadero, Mexico, her second home, seeking warm and sunny days, during the cold Tahoe winters.

Hawley’s teaching is infused with her genuine love for yoga and her commitment to sharing its transformative power. Whether in the bustling energy of California or the tranquil beauty of Mexico, she inspires and nurtures her students with a dynamic and heartfelt approach to yoga.

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Student Testimonial

“There are teachers that teach for the love of movement and others for the love of the practice. It’s truly a gift when you find one that embodies both. It only took a few seconds to realize how much integrity and heart Hawley brings into her studentship and her teaching of the practice. Her classes are intelligent, carefully prepared, and more importantly, they feel safe. Having Hawley in class brightens up the room and invites others to explore the practice with her inquiry and patience. It is truly a pleasure and honor to have walked on both sides of the path with her.” ~ Danni Pomplun – San Francisco, Ca