Polestar is a spiritual community on the Big Island of Hawaii that offers year-round, hands-on experience in cooperative
living based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. We offer an energizing life-style of daily yoga and meditation, karma yoga or service projects, sustainable organic gardening and outdoor-adventure opportunities for apprentices, guests on vacation or personal spiritual retreat, and families and youth. People of all faiths are welcome.
Steve leads a spiritual yoga practice based on the teachings of his Guru Paramhansa Yogananda who reeled him in 16
years ago. Practices include Master's unique "Energization Exercises," a challenging yet devotional Sun Salutation series, Asana, Maha Mudra and prep steps for Kriya Meditation. His athletic background started with gymnastics and moved into a long accomplished career in wrestling. Most of his life has been spent on some kind of board. When Steve's love for snowboarding deepened and wrestling gave way to rock climbing, he began spending serious time in the mountains and ended up working as a professional guide in the Pacific NW for 10 years. Learning, teaching and leading people in all types of mountain environments, Steve began developing his ability to effectively communicate various body movement skills.
In 2004 Steve completed the Ananda Yoga RYT 200 program and very soon after experienced a life shifting tragedy while guiding in Alaska. The very next year his mother died suddenly. Another climb in AK needed to wait for a bit. Within 4 months Steve was in Hawaii healing & helping build a spiritual, sustainable community based on Yogananda's teachings. He also works for Hawaii State in the Dept. of Health and just became a father this year. It's a pretty neat time to take a class from Steve. Since 2004 he's completed enough training for RYT 500 but his practice and teaching veered a bit from Ananda Yoga. Over the past 5 years Steve has been working on a magnetic series & is enthusiastic to share with all levels of practitioners.
At Yoga Centered, the spirit of Aloha inspires everything we do - from the way we teach & practice to the intention
we put into the merchandise we select for you. Our goal is simple: To create a place where you can feel completely at home. Whether you're 17 or 70, a visitor or our next-door neighbor, Yoga is the place where you get to just be...Happy. Healthy. Balanced. Free.
We offer week long retreats for parents and their children which are a wonderful opportunity to build positive family
bonds, designed to nurture the parent and inspire your keiki (children ages 5 and up) to connect to nature through hands on adventure and fun! Daily yoga practices designed specifically for parents are scheduled conveniently at the same time as our kids nature explorations. Together families will explore the unique and spectacular wonders of Hawai’i’s Big Island. (We welcome single parent families.)
Ixchel Hawaii Retreat Center is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are near Volcano in Fern Forest Estates. Currently
we host Yoga Classes, Retreats and Workshops as well as open the space up to other healers and facilitators for Retreats, Workshops and Seminars. Ixchel Hawaii is a place to help others in any small way to find freedom in movement, body, mind and spirit. Sharing that it is more than taking care of our bodies; it is about incorporating the whole. We are not separate but connected. (Call for directions)