Born and raised in Hawaii, Edna brings the spirit of Aloha to all of her classes. Her background in dance, martial arts and anatomy inspires creative, energetic flows that are anatomically sound. Through her 25 years of teaching and learning, she offers a safe space to explore and grow your yoga practice.
Being raised by a Buddhist mother, meditation and mindfulness was normal. Learning to become comfortable being embodied was an entirely different discipline. Being an internationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 1992, Edna’s quest led her to Yoga asana in 2002 upon moving to the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Completing her first 200 hour teacher training in 2003 with Mark Stephens fueled her thirst for a more creative outlet. That’s when she found Frog Lotus Yoga and decided that she wanted to be a part of this vibrant family.
This passion for the eclectic style of teaching with Frog Lotus Yoga led Edna to pursue in depth studies in India and Thailand. She is also certified in Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Tune Up. She keeps things fresh by continuing to teach Zumba, Spin, and Pilates classes. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches at Google, LinkedIn, and Stanford University along with award winning studios in Silicon Valley. In her leisure time, she likes to explore the hiking trails of California’s coast or embark on an ocean adventure with her stand up paddle board.