Aloha, I first connected to the practice of yoga over twenty years ago when I experienced directly the profound transformational benefits on my body, mind and emotions. I have been practicing and studying ever since.
I was drawn to Deni Roman and The Maui Yoga Path because of our shared love for dance and movement-based practices as well as yoga. I have been teaching classes at The Maui Yoga Path for six years and studied directly as a student/teacher for over eight years with Deni, owner of The Maui Yoga Path Studio and certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Deni’s devotion to consistently deepen her practice, self-cultivation and to her student’s evolution are a continued source of inspiration.
I am grateful to be teaching Deni’s masterfully designed alignment based Hatha, Beach, Stretch & Restore and Yoga & Movement Classes. The classes are suitable for all levels with a focus on building a strong foundation and honoring your capacity and abilities at the moment. The use of props such as belts, bolsters and blocks assist the student to ease into the postures, so as not to create unnecessary strain mentally or physically. Allowing us to mindfully deepen into our practice. My intention as a teacher is that you leave class feeling restored, balanced, present and peaceful.
I love to create and design my own music playlists. Especially for the Yoga Movement class, which balances a solid workout with alignment based yoga and a generous savasana to end with. I choose music that is coherent with the movements throughout the class and creates an inspiring, uplifting mood. I keep my playlists refreshed, updated and eclectic.
I find inspiration through my yoga, dance and meditation practices, nature, art, music, as certified Thai massage therapist, the art of ceremonial scent anointing, gardening, poetry, lucid dreaming, and improvisational comedy.
Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua
“Love all you see, including yourself”
Lani Diacono Yoga Alliance Certified RYT500,
Aloha! I am very passionate about practicing, living and teaching yoga here on Maui. I have been practicing for over 20 years and teaching for over 5. A perpetual student and seeker, I have completed multiple yoga teacher training certification programs, the most recent being with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, long-time direct students of Pattabbi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. My studies continue, as yoga is a life-long journey. Over the last two years, I have been studying and practicing with Deni Roman, a very accomplished and inspiring yogini, studio owner, and certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga. A long-time direct student of Mr. Iyengar, in Deni, I have met a teacher and mentor who is taking my practice and teaching to the next level… It is truly a blessing, an honor and a privilege to teach alignment-based yoga at Deni’s beautiful Oceanfront Yoga Studio, Maui Yoga Path. I teach an all levels alignment-based Hatha Yoga class that is well rounded and tailored to the participants. My goal is to inspire and empower you to connect with your body wisdom and your own inner teacher on your journey to optimal health, vitality and wholeness…
The Light in me sees, honors, reflects, and bows deeply to the Divinity within you… Namaste’