Alana has enjoyed dance and movement as a form of soulful expression from a very early age. She hails originally from New Jersey and has made a progressive, beautiful journey to the islands of Hawaii. It was while living in Colorado where she completed her Bachelor’s degree that Alana truly fell in love with yoga. She completed her first 200-hour Teacher Training in Boulder, CO in 2006. She went on to work in Extreme Sports Event Production and travel around the United States. A true Wanderlust at heart, Alana thrives on exploration! Along with her jaunts around the mainland, her adventures have included Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Australia, Fiji, Bali, and Japan. She is forever grateful to have her yoga practice and this beautiful global community as an anchor that allows her to feel at home no matter where in the world she lands. Her teaching journey began when she set down roots in San Diego around 2008. Five years ago, the opportunity arose to hop across the ocean to Oahu, and Alana took the leap with an open heart.
Her passion for SUP yoga was ignited four years ago at the very first Wanderlust at Turtle Bay. As a surfer and mermaid at heart, the union of the board, the ocean, meditation, and asana were simply irresistible. She is overjoyed to have the opportunity to share her passion for SUP Yoga at this year’s festival. Alana believes life is to be cherished and lived with purpose. She infuses each class with enthusiasm, playfulness, gratitude, and joy. You can find Alana teaching weekly Vinyasa and Sculpt classes at CorePower Yoga where she is also a Teacher Training Coach and Studio Assistant. She teaches Shakti Flow at various studios in Honolulu, and tops it all off out on the water teaching SUP Yoga at the Kahala Resort five days a week.