Kimberly Mackesy

CIYT, c-IAYT, Director

20 years ago, Kimberly found in Iyengar Yoga her complete path for making peace with PTSD, anxiety and depression; taking care of herself in daily life, and persisting on a path towards vibrant health, peace of mind, and a positive outlook. Teaching yoga was the first job she ever had after she graduated from UCLA, and she has been teaching yoga ever since.

Deeply dedicated to ongoing training, Kimberly has spent many years studying regularly with her Senior Teachers Manouso Manos, Gloria Goldberg, and Carolyn Belko. She apprenticed in a weekly Iyengar Yoga Therapy class for four years, and in 2017 she also completed the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics Training Program directed by Manouso Manos, the first and only B.K.S. Iyengar endorsed certificate training program for Iyengar Yoga as therapy for the body, mind and soul. She has traveled to India four times for a total of six months of intensive studies in India with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family.

Kim’s understanding of both the physical and energetic principals of the asanas is conveyed with precise, understandable instruction. She is insightful, passionate, knowledgable, dedicated and fun.
— Melinda D.


Cynthia Bates


"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

For Cynthia, injury, illness and trauma have all been props or skillful means for her yoga sadhana (focused practice). As a result, she has dedicated herself to working with others to inspire transformation and empower life changes through difficult circumstances. Her spiritual journey began with an “Aha” moment in Japan in 1991 where she began to ask the question, “Who am I? And why am I here?” Read more about Cynthia’s journey here.


Cynthia has spent the past twelve years fully dedicated to yoga practice and teaching including eight years of apprenticing in Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics with Manouso Manos, three visits to study with the Iyengar family in India at RIMYI and the completion of a 3-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics Training Program, the first and only program of its kind endorsed by B.K.S. Iyengar. She is also a devoted student of Tsokyni Rinpoche and a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. 

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Steve Salkin-Krucker


Yoga has taken on an added depth and breadth since I started studying with Steve. He has the ability of bringing yoga to meet you wherever you are and then moving deeper into both the inner and outer dimensions. To say the experience has been insightful is to only touch upon the truth
— Craig Allen L.

Steve’s passion is helping others learn how to help themselves through the sacred art of yoga. Steve was certified to teach by B.K.S. Iyengar as well as through the Iyengar Yoga national assessment process.  He is also certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for 20 years and teaching for 15. He was a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Las Vegas before returning to Hawaii, where he has practiced and taught for the past 10 years.

Steve is very grateful to his teachers both in India and America. His teaching is at once practical and deeply philosophical, drawing inspiration from the teachings of Prashant Iyengar. He regularly travels to India to learn from the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune. 

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Rose Mary Honda


Rose has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for six years. She achieved Introductory Level Iyengar Yoga Certification this year after graduating from the Iyengar Yoga teacher training program at the Big Island Yoga Center.

Rose is especially interested in yoga as a path of cultivating spiritual growth and peace within. Her teaching style is patient, energetic, strong, and encouraging. She is excited to share this profound practice with the students of Iyengar Yoga Hawaii.