Namaste, Yoga Revealed Community! Today we present to you a teacher who lives on the beautiful island of Kaua’i in Hawaii! Bhāvani Maki started practicing yoga in 1987, navigating through the powerful method of Ashtanga Yoga and studied under Pattabhi Jois for many years.
I was given her book by a friend, titled The Yogi’s Roadmap. I started reading this book and instantly felt a connection to the words that were being shared through her natural experience. Bhāvani has a gift to illuminate the esoteric and lofty teachings of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Out of many of the books about the Yoga Sutras, this is the most clear and direct that I have come across. Read through this and find a discount code for her book!!
I visited Kauai with the Yoga Revealed Team and made way to the north shore and walked into Yoga Hanalei where Bhāvani was teaching a mysore style class for all practitioners of every level. She proceeded to provide me with incredible adjustments, filled with humor, attentiveness, compassion, and confidence. I appreciated the simplicity in how she held the space. Two days later, I met up with Bhāvani on her Permaculture farm where she lives, interviewing her with the sound of roosters living happily in the backyard.
We discussed in this interview what inspired her to write a book about the Yoga Sutras, how we can PRACTICE the yoga sutras in our daily life to how mysticism is found through the yoga practice. We also talk about what Tantra is and what is is misperceived as.
Throughout the interview, it became more and more clear that Bhāvani took on the duty as student from a very young age, slowly integrating the voice of teacher as she carried on. She is a deeply dedicated individual to the mystic evolution that a Yoga Practice invites us into. Tune into this Episode of the Yoga Revealed Podcast for a truly insightful conversation about the origins of yoga!
Be sure to visit Yoga Hanalei in Kauai and study with Bhāvani if you’re ever in Hawaii!
Her website is: bhavanimaki.com.
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