Waves Yoga Instructors are Among the best teachers That Kaua'i has to offer

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Lulu Streltzer

Born and raised in Hawaii, Audrey Luana Streltzer (Lulu) values and strives to live the Aloha way. To her this means a dedication to service, a deep respect for the environment and people, an openness to learn more and admit to mistakes all with a big smile.
She initially began her yoga journey in 1996 when she discovered her interest and personal need for body awareness. She has practiced and trained in various styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin. Studying the human body has been fascinating to Lulu, while she enjoyed getting her hands on bones in the cadaver lab to learn the anatomical structure, she has an intuitive approach that helps bodies feel good from the inside out. Her style of teaching involves a blend of various forms of yoga, fitness, and dance. Certifications include, The Yoga Workshop, Core Power yoga, pre-natal, and kids yoga along with Thai Bodywork.
Consistent practice and training at Richard Freeman’s The Yoga Workshop, has influenced her career greatly. Lulu received a master degree in both Tibetan Buddhism and Sanskrit from Naropa University. Daily meditation, psychology experiments, and the dathun (month long) silent retreat Lulu took part in, continue to serve her in guiding others. She also has had practice and training at the Upaya Zen center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lulu feels strongly that the practice is a forever process and there is always more to learn. Lulu has also received certifications through AFFA, in fitness and personal training.
Minoring in dance at the University of Colorado, brings a fluid feeling of movement to her classes. Lulu has been fortunate to learn from many amazing teachers around the world including her family, friends, the list is endless and continues to grow. These people, Oahu, her birth home, and her current residence on Kaua’i offer Lulu the support and guidance she needs to eagerly give more.

Musical Artists: 

Parra for Cuva
DJ Drez
Jane Winther

3 Things I love: 

Dogs
Surf
Delicious Food

Why I love yoga:

It makes my life better in every way.
Reminds me to breathe and that I don’t have to do anything else.
I feel immediate results in my body and mind.

I started practicing yoga when I was 16 years old during a very challenging and unstable point in my life. I continued my practice consistently for 10 years before doing my first teacher training, solely for the purpose of deepening my own practice. However, shortly after completing my 200 RYT training in 2016 I was presented with the opportunity to start teaching. I have been teaching ever since and have had the privilege to teach everything from seniors to sculpt!  Yoga has always been the one constant in my ever changing and evolving life and I love being able to provide and encourage that experience for anyone attending my class.

Musical Artists: 

I would say music plays a huge part in putting together my classes. I definitely don’t play a lot of “traditional” yoga music in my class. I like to play music that is familiar, sometimes nostalgic, and hopefully enjoyable!  You can almost guarantee that I’ll slip a Rolling Stones song into my playlist or least some good soul music like Curtis Mayfield or some Nina Simone.

3 Things I love:

Running- I am a marathon runner. I set a goal this year to run a marathon on every island and I only have one left! 

Cooking- cooking is another form of moving meditation for me. My favorite dish to make is green curry from scratch. 

Kauai- Anyone who has ever lived here or even visited here knows this is a special and sacred place. I am beyond grateful I get to live here and call this island home.

Why I love yoga:

Whether it’s just 5 minutes or 1 hour, the volume inside my head gets turned all the way down, and you find that space where you can just be, and breath, and move, and nothing is good or bad and everything is exactly as it should be. I’m pretty sure that is called grace. 

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Ginger Zietz

Aloha, I’m Ginger Zietz from Princeville Kauai, yoga sculpt teacher and personal trainer. I’ve always been a very active person. Participating in everything from surfing, hiking, weight training to running marathons, so being in the fitness industry is just a part of who I am.
My teaching journey started about six years ago working as a personal trainer in Waikiki. Eventually leading from Waikiki to Fuzion Fit in Haiku on Maui, and recently back to teaching here in my home town with the community that I grew up with.
Yoga has only been in my life for about four years now, but it has changed everything. Yoga was truly the missing link in my life. Being so non-stop active was taking a toll on my nervous system and my over-all health. Yoga has been my answer, just 60 minutes of dropping in and noticing my breath, body and slowing everything down.
My teaching style is fun and energetic, focusing on mind body connection and awareness. As of now I teach yoga sculpt, so come join in the party with me!
Mahalo.

Musical influences:

Odeza, Pitbull, and Xavier Rudd

3 Things I love:

Surfing, Yoga and Family

Why I love yoga:

Yoga is a way to slow yourself down in this crazy world we live in, just take a deep breath focusing on your body mind and soul and let the yoga heal you.

Gaya is a dedicated student and teacher of the life of Yoga. She believes that what we practice on our mats directly translates into a modality of living-of living the most fulfilling and awesome life we can. Gaya found yoga at the age of 16 and throughout her life it has been the source of deep healing and transformation.
Her training is multifaceted and integrative, including: pranayama, kundalini, meditation, mantra, chanting, and sacred Vedic rituals. All of which she incorporates into her teachings and life. 
Gaya is a 500+ hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) and more than 2,000 hour certified in instructing meditation. She completed her 200 RYT in Los Angeles in 2011under Kia Miller. In 2014 she trained for 3 intensive months in the Himalayas of India to be a master teacher of Vedic Meditation under Maharishi Vyasananda.  Most recently she completed her 300 RYT under the founder of Sattva Yoga, Ananda Mehrota in Rishikesh India.
Gaya is fully dedicated to her students and their transformations. She believes that we all must keep evolving ourselves and that we should have fun while doing it!  So she continues her own pursuit of greater knowledge strongly. Through her practice she has found a deep love, gratitude, and happiness that she thrives on sharing with, and inspiring in, others. Her ultimate passion is helping people tap into their highest potential. 
When she’s not teaching or doing yoga, she enjoys surfing, gardening, painting, cooking, and spending time in nature with her husband and dog.

Musical influences:

Maribou State, Gramatik, and Nattali Rize

3 Things I love:

Dark chocolate, sea turtles, and adventures!

Why I love yoga:

I love yoga because it unites us with our true self so that we can live life to the fullest and reminds us of the gift of being here now in the present moment.

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Avalon Funk

Avalon believes in the power of movement. After her first 200 Hour Yoga Training in 2013 her love of the Asana practice blossomed as she found physical and emotional empowerment within the practice. Her teaching places an emphasis on functional movement, providing students with the tools to reach their maximum physical success. She strives to create an inviting, caring space for students of all levels and inspires people to find their inner strength and freedom in movement.
Born & raised on Kauai. Avalon now balances her time between the mountains of British Columbia and the North Shore of Kauai.

Musical influences:

Bonobo, The Polish Ambassador, Russ

3 Things I love:

The ocean, puppies, spending time with family

Why I love yoga:

Connecting with students, helping people to feel better in their bodies, nervous system reset, training breath work to heal from the inside out.