Nina Alena Beatty
Nina Alena Beatty was born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu. She has been serving her community for the past 6 years teaching donation-based yoga. She teaches yin, vinyasa, and keiki yoga (for the kids!). Nina bases her teaching and life around the principle of being present with the constant changes we face. Her classes are arranged in a manner to suit the day and the needs of the students in a light-hearted fashion. Intention setting is a key part of her teaching. She believes we all have different reasons to be on our mats, but it is very important to let our own Inner Light shine through the universal teachings of Yoga. Nina also directs Keiki O Waihuena, an educational program for children at an organic farm (Waihuena Farm) across the street from Pipeline. The curriculum covers yoga, cooking, nutrition, art and gardening. She has previously been the head yoga educator at Sunset Beach Elementary School. Nina has her culinary degree and has been a community advocate for growing and eating local and organic food. She teaches cooking classes through the AINA In Schools program at local elementary schools. She also teaches adult cooking classes promoting the use of ‘ulu, or breadfruit (a staple in the traditional Hawaiian diet). Nina also loves to play in the ocean. She considers surfing, swimming, and body-surfing all to be a part of her daily yoga practice.