Winter Solstice


with Shanti Sound Healing

maui yoga shala events
maui yoga shala events

Friday, December 21st
7pm – 8:30pm

$30 (pre-registration guarantees your spot)

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Christina & Paul as they use sacred metal Tibetan singing bowls, created by Nepalese artisans and infused with blessings by Himalayan Monks to sweep you away on a transcendent sound journey. In addition, vegan ceremonial cacao discs will be served to enhance your experience with sacred plant medicine during this special event.  

Crystal quartz singing bowls, tuned to the vibration of the universe will also be used in harmony with elemental chimes, crystal quartz pyramid, and gongs.  Each instrument played is immersed with loving intention to gently transition participants from his or her normal waking state to a highly relaxed state of consciousness. In this relaxed state, a person’s own innate healing abilities are able to work more effectively to bring them back into optimal vibrational alignment.


Yoga Workshop with David Williams

maui yoga shala yoga workshop ashtanga david williams
maui yoga shala yoga workshop ashtanga david williams

Saturday, December 29
Saturday, January 12

Both workshops for $99

Complete Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama and led Primary Series as taught to David Williams by Pattabhi Jois in 1973.  This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to study Yoga with the man who brought Ashtanga out of India.

About David

David Williams has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971.

 In 1972, David met K. P. Manju , the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw him demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda’s Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his Six Month Yoga Teachers Training Course Certification.
In 1973, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and he became the first non-Indian taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system ofasanas and pranayama directly from Jois. In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas.  He is also one of the few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama.   In 1975, David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois to America when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today’s leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Cliff Barber, Baptiste Marceau, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Clifford Sweatte, Ricky Tran, Kathy Cooper, and Andrew Eppler. 
David is 69 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since l976.