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Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique

Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique is a beautiful yoga studio, boutique, and school of yoga in downtown Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Instructors 2

Molly Masaoka

Innately perceptive and wildly passionate, Molly applies a level of determination and delight to her yoga instruction that’s truly one of a kind. Her approach is focused and intense; a union of effort and surrender that she believes is key to unlocking one’s deepest level of awareness and joy. While the core of Molly’s teaching is alignment-based flow and Restorative yoga, there is a deep level of therapeutic guidance that governs all she offers, from her public classes, workshops, and private sessions to her ongoing teacher training programs and festival courses.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Katrina Yoder

Katrina found yoga when she was 17 years old. It was a way to bond with her mom and get some exercise. But it quickly became a source of peace and balance as her focus shifted towards her breath and spirit. In 2004, she attended a 200-hour teacher training with Yoga Hawaii in Honolulu as a way to deepen her own personal practice. When the opportunity to teach came banging on her door, it seemed like fate. To strengthen her teaching, Katrina has designed her B.A. at the University of Hawaii to tailor fit her career in yoga with classes in philosophy, anatomy and biomechanics, psychology, and anthropology.

Testimonials 5

Caityln Shaw

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I walk away from this training completely changed for the better. I feel completely confident to teach yoga because of the connection that was made between teacher and student. I was never afraid to ask questions and I loved how the teachers, Molly and Liz shared their personal experiences and opinions, it gave me such insight into different opinions while completely validating my own. I have a whole new understanding of yoga and this program, the teachers and the experiences I had helped me create a path for myself that I know I can follow.

Jennifer Webster

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This training was an opportunity for me to discover not only more about yoga but, myself as well. My light feels stronger and brighter, and I feel confident in my skills to help others shine their light through yoga. I really enjoyed learning and being creative in the chakras, and practicing meditation every morning. These practices helped me to stop over thinking so much and recognize when my mind is being negative. I learned how to listen a lot more clearly and live more freely.


Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique

Liz and Molly taught us that we can truly be ourselves, they let their true personalities shine. I loved their Yin/Yang personalities, they bring a beautiful energy together - both new age and important alignment based yoga. The schedule they put together and the timing was great. We were very lucky to get a broad spectrum of yoga. I also really appreciate the emphasis on personal practice and now understand that rewards can be greater than a public group yoga class. I now feel so strong, I also loved going to the beach, the meditations and Yoga Nidra. It was an amazing Yoga journey!


Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique

I feel that this program was made especially for me. It was so supportive, so informed, and so compassionate. The instructors, Liz and Molly, really live the yoga philosophy and modeled it every day for 21 days. They are both so real and so accessible; I felt seen the entire program. I can’t think of a better place to begin a yoga journey. I leave confident in the tools I have received and I know with the wisdom and concrete knowledge provided within this program that I will grow to be an amazing Yoga teacher. I am so excited to continue my Yogic path.


Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique

This was a huge and transformational journey; spiritually, physically and mentally. My perception of the world around me, as well as the people that occupy it, has grown much more humble. My personal practice has embodied a level of ease and love that is starting to bleed out into my life off of the mat. The knowledge that was crammed into my brain these past weeks really boosted my professional confidence. The pose studies were awesome and I loved the history and philosophy too. Our instructors Liz and Molly really strike a nice balance as neither one felt overpowering of the other and each was unique, I have nothing but praise and respect for them. The prep and intention that went into each days lesson was immense. High fives! I am inspired to share what I know and to proliferate Yoga.

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