Linde is the Founder and Director of Wellness Fitness LLC in Captain Cook on the Big Island of Hawai’i. she has extensive training with masters of Anma/Shiatzu, as well as advanced training in the Energy Medicine Healing system of Accunect. She is a certified instructor of MELT Method, teaching self-care classes. She pursued degrees in Dance from Cal Arts and was a professional dancer for 20 years as well as a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years in Hawai’i. She has just launched her new business BANG and is available for sessions, seminars, group and individual instruction offering a holistic approach to potential opportunities for transformation. As a MELT Length and Strenth Instructor, Linde has personally brought her body out of chronic pain patterns from years of injury. With her daily MELT practice, she has experienced the amazing effects of these simple treatments. Email Linde
Patrick studied Tai Chi with Gregory Fong, a Tai Chi teacher from Hong Kong, in Portland, Oregon for over 10 years between 1979 and 1990. He intensively studied the Yang style, some Chen style, Hsingi style, and Standing Meditation. Born on the Big Island, Patrick left at 11 years old for the Alaskan bush, where he lived in Naknick, Kodyac, Katsibue, and Nome. Beginning at age 16, he studied boat building, which eventually brought him to Tacoma, Washington to gain further expertise in wooden sail boat building at Bates College. After returning to Hawai’i in 1990, Patrick reconnected with a great uncle who had been raised in traditional Hawaiian ways, and was a native Hawaiian speaker. From him, Patrick learned much Hawaiian language and culture, from constructing nets to performing Hawaiian ceremony. Patrick now resides in South Kona with his wife (and founder) Linde.
Suzy was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her love of movement began at an early age in gymnastics and dance. She moved to Boulder, Colorado for college and fell in love with Colorado. She started practicing yoga in 2008 which eventually led her to the The Yoga Workshop, one of the oldest ashtanga studios in the United States. After spending 20 years in Colorado, she moved to the Big Island in October 2017 with her husband and lives on a coffee farm in South Kona. Suzy’s passion to share the connection of mind, body, and spirit with others is what led her to obtain her teaching certification. Suzy received her RYT 200 certification at Kalani Oceanside through Yoga Centered in Hilo, Hawaii. Suzy also received her certification in Yoga S.A.F.E. (Sustainable & Safe Adaptations of Yoga for EveryBODY) through Soma Yoga Institute. Suzy is also a certified Barre Above® instructor.
Aloha! I’m Vaiva! Originally from Lithuania, been on the island almost 5 years, a mother of two little girls. I got my yoga certification in India, first at Yoga Institute Santa Cruz Mumbai (200 hrs TTC in Classical Yoga), and later at Sampoorna Yoga School (200 hrs TTC Ashtanga Yoga), I also worked as yoga instructor in India before I moved to the US. I also read A LOT of books, love watching and reviewing movies. Very passionate about recycling and recycled fashion – in fact most of my clothes and furniture are second hand! I found it quite hard to exercise after having kids and was looking for a space where I cold bring them, until I decided to create one!
Having spent 18 years in the Fitness Industry as a Group Fitness Instructor, Aerobics Coordinator and Activities Director, Dawn began practicing yoga in 2011; was certified as a teacher (RYT 200) in 2012 through Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way, WA; and completed Trauma-Sensitive Yoga training in 2015 with Morgan Vanderpool, MSW and yoga facilitator and teacher trainer (The Trauma Center Yoga Program, Brookline, MA). Dawn specializes in Gentle, Restorative, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and is new to the Big Island. For Dawn, a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship, yoga and its universally applicable methods for attaining direct personal experience with God is the pathway to peace, love and joy.
Angelia Han is one of our newest instructors who was born and raised in Guam then moved to the mainland when she was 11. She started dancing in high school then decided to take it more seriously in her early 20s. She has received training in Germany, Las Vegas, California, Korea and New York, and continues to travel to teach and learn from the pioneers who started the dance culture such as Electric Boogaloos, Elite Force and the Misfits. She has opened for artists such as En Vogue, Lloyd Banks, DJ Z Trip, and Bell Biv DeVoe. She has traveled across the world with different dance teams to perform, battle, and teach. She enjoys working with the inner city youth and hopes to further building with the community on the Big Island. What fuels her to continue to her journey is to not only to challenge herself but others as well, to create an atmosphere of self love, confidence, and freedom.
I grew up dancing since I was 7 and have been dancing ever since! I started my yoga practice over 10 years ago and love the combination that Buti brings to the yoga mat! I have been teaching Buti for 7 years as well and it has changed my life! Come kick it with us to BUTI Fusion!