Since an early age Malia has always been interested in deep connection — through conversation, movement, music, art, animals, nature and sky.
The mind-body-spirit connection began in her university days while attending UT-Austin when she started to discover different methods of yoga as a way to help her balance and work with anxiety and depression. A wild, curious renegade spirit at heart, yoga brought her balance and discipline at the perfect timing and continues to do so to this day.
After years of studying with various yoga and personal development teachers, she considers life to be the greatest teacher of them all. You can read all the books in the world, take all the workshops and training programs, but life will continue to crack you open in ways that you never expect. The real magic lies in curiosity, self-inquiry and practice.
Malia is commited to listening and trusting the teacher within and enjoys integrating yoga and personal development studies as well as archetypes, psychology, chakra theory, the elements, astrology (Yogastrology), shamanism, dance and expressive arts.
Over the past 13 years, Malia has developed a passion for yoga, mentoring, teaching, coaching and conscious business, having had the opportunity and previous experience to work in various corporate positions, including account/project management and client relations.
A synchronistic relationship formed and she co-founded SAY OM YOGA in 2012 in Austin, Texas with her two partners. It was around this same time that Malia experienced two intense life-changing car accidents that began to shift her overall perspective and
soul’s calling to keep expanding and living a full life.
She has been in a commited partnership for over decade and married since 2007. In addition, she is a devoted bulldog mama to Bubbles and Belle. To learn more about Malia visit http://www.yogawithmalia.com/
Did you see Malia in the June 2014 issue of Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine?