MEET THE TEAM

 
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KENDYL BESCHEN

Yoga, Meditation, Ceremonies & Music

Kendyl has a masters degree in education and a Hawaii teaching credential. She has been teaching music lessons for over 25 years and enjoys sharing her passion with the community. She also teaches dharma mittra yoga and has been offering classes on the North Shore since 2009.
Kendyl will be offering an active Vinyasa style yoga class, a Restorative yoga class, as well as children and adult music workshops.

 

MAUREEN WALSH

Education & Workshops

Maureen Walsh is an international visionary artist specializing in large scale murals,  installation, and textiles made with natural dyes. She’s inspired by the magic of nature, sacred geometry, and travel. She’s been teaching art to kids for the last year and loves sharing her passion for art and creating with young minds. 
Maureen will be offering art workshops for kids (and adults). Possible options include: indigo workshop, organic indigo with shibori techniques, magic wand sticks, weaving, and more.

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ALEE THOMPSON

Pilates, Yoga & Mindful Movement

Alee Thompson is a movement and meditation facilitator who spends time between the East End of New York and the North Shore of O’ahu. She grew up across the street from Sunset Beach, and after many years of working in advertising in New York, has returned. After having children, she began a gradual shift away from her first career and towards her passion - creating nurturing, peaceful and empowering spaces for women to find solace and reconnect with themselves. 
Alee is offering a 75 minute workout for mind, body and soul that blends mindful breathing, cardio strengthening, mat Pilates, reiki and guided meditation.

 

MARAYA SILAN

Educator/ Social & Emotional Learning

Maraya was born, raised, and grew up on the island of Guam, She received her Bachelor of Science in Art & Design at the University of Oregon. She then moved to Hawaii and found there needed to be a change in the way classes were structured and education was offered to students. Maraya is here to help guide this change through student creativity, play, and curiosity. 
Maraya is offering a unique art class that combines social and emotional learning, mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork. This art class will tap into the students' emotions/feelings, focus on creating a safe space and outlet to work through each students' individual needs on a day to day basis. She will be helping each individual learn through play and exploration.

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PAVANA

Kundalini Yoga, Sound Healing & Music Lessons

Pavana is a classically trained singer from the Bel Canto School of Italian Opera, studying at Indiana Universityʻs Jacobs School of Music, in Parma, Italy and Portland, OR.  She is a certified trauma-informed and Kundalini yoga teacher, infusing meditative modalities for nervous system regulation into all her offerings. Pavana believes the simplest tools we have… our bodies, our breath, and our voices are divinely designed to heal our unique selves.  Through the study and application of western and eastern sound technology, she has spent over 20 years learning how combinations of movement, breathing patterns, singing and chanting can rewire our neuro templates, rewrite our stories, honor our grief, elevate our spirits, and help us embody the change we wish to see.

 

NOELANI LOVE

Board Member & Facilitator

Noelani Love blends conscious lyrics with ukulele melodies to empower her listeners.  As a young mother, jewelry designer and yoga teacher, Noelani’s motto is “Flow like water,” as she finds much of her inspiration in the ocean surfing.  With extensive training in mantra, kundalini + vinyasa yoga and traditional Hawaiian chanting and hula dance, Noelani enjoys connecting ancient wisdom to modern-day life with humor and grace.  Her work is in service to the rise of the divine feminine and masculine to create balance on Earth. As the Hawaiians say, "We are ohana (family)." Sing along to activate your own divine power by finding her music on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube.

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BONNIE DELGADO

Power Yoga & Ballet

Bonnie Delgado comes from a Ballet background, having studied and performed with the Boca Ballet Company, Miami City Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet School.  She lived & worked in New York City for 10 years, having graduated from NYU with a  Dance & Fashion focus. 


Bonnie transitioned to Yoga, to compliment her surf lifestyle, upon moving to Hawaii.  She has been teaching for CorePower Yoga, University of Hawaii & The Four Seasons, and is currently on CPY Live. She is Yoga Ed. (Childrens Yoga) , 200 ERYT & 300 hr certified, and will be offering both Ballet & Yoga classes for adults and keiki.

 

MAILE STANT

Hula

Maile Stant has danced hula her entire life and has graced many of the worldʻs stages. After competing as a Miss Aloha Hula contestant in the Merrie Monarch Festival, Maile began her formal training to become a kumu hula. She has both familial and communal roots here on the North Shore. Her grandmother, Ellen Kaalo Haili Stant was an ʻuniki graduate of Samuel Pua Haʻaheo as well as a Kumu Hula in Lāʻie. Maile brought those traditions as well as the traditions of her hānai mother, Lilinoe Kaio of Halau O Lilinoe and her former kumu hula Taupouri Tangarō of Unukupukupu to the North Shore back in 2018.

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