Myra embraced the power of Ayurveda and Yoga after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 30, a condition her doctors said was “incurable.” Her career as a corporate executive had previously made it difficult to manage her health but that prognosis pushed her to seek out a holistic lifestyle that would allow her body and mind to find balance. She undertook trainings in Ayurveda and Yoga in India and around the world and as she healed her own body and mind through these ancient sciences, they became the foundation for her life. Three decades later, she is symptom-free. She founded Hale Pule Ayurveda and Yoga in 1999 as a place for those looking to start or strengthen their journey toward true health.
Myra is the author of two books, Freedom in Your Relationship with Food and Simple Ayurvedic Recipes, a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Yoga Alliance, and has more than 25,000 hours of Yoga teaching experience spanning 20 years. She has studied with some of the world’s most prominent practitioners of Ayurveda and Yoga, including Sunil Joshi, David Frawley, Robert Svoboda, Maya Tiwari, Sarasvati Buhrman, Vasant Lad, Sandra Kozak, Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel, and Richard Freeman, among others. She has spoken at several conferences around the world, including the International Ayurveda Conference and Burlington Yoga Conference.
Myra leads Yoga teacher trainings and Ayurvedic trainings and retreats on her home island of Kaua’i and all over the world. She offers Ayurvedic health consultations, both in-person or remotely. Among many of her clients, she is known as the "baby whisperer" because of amazing success stories helping couples use Ayurveda to overcome infertility issues.
When Myra is not helping others find balance in their lives, you’ll find her knee deep in dirt pulling weeds, making date pecan muffins in the kitchen, surfing, swimming, hiking or playing with her pups, Sukha and Nika.
Myra Lewin is a NAMA-certified PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Yoga Alliance Continuing Education provider.
Kelsey became a student of Yoga in 2007, finding an easy connection from her lifelong passion for dancing to the fluidity of movement in asana. From her first introduction to pranayama, meditation and how Yoga can affect the mind, she knew she would teach. She completed her 200-hour Yoga teacher training at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul College of India in 2009 and also Hale Pule’s 200-hour Yoga teacher training. While studying at Hale Pule, she quickly embraced the powerful connection between the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. These two practices helped her overcome imbalances in her physical and mental health that had resulted in years of chronic illness and daily digestive upset.
Kelsey received her Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor Certification from the American Institute of Vedic Studies and is trained on providing Ayurvedic health treatments. She is currently pursuing a certification in Jyotish, or Vedic astrology, from the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences as well as a 300-hour Yoga teacher training certificate. Kelsey’s years of experience teaching and working with Myra Lewin resulted in designation as a Yoga Alliance-certified E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga teacher) and she teaches at Hale Pule’s 200-hour Yoga teacher trainings, supports treatment plans for Hale Pule guests and offers consultations with clients around the world.
When Kelsey is not brewing up new ideas to make Yoga teacher trainings even better, you can find her hiking in the Hawaiian sun, visiting the gorgeous beaches and stand up paddle boarding on serene Kaua'i rivers.
About Hale Pule:
Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga, located on the breathtaking island of Kaua’i, Hawaii, was founded on one simple idea: to create a space of healing that offers a chance to reconnect to your true self.
We offer a range of programs, retreats and trainings, including 200-hour Yoga teacher training, online courses to begin or deepen your practice of Ayurveda or Yoga, health consultations and products to enhance your life and well-being.