CERTIFIED YOGA AND FITNESS INSTRUCTORS

GET FIT. HAVE FUN.

Erin Katayama

ERIN KATAYAMA

Erin’s active lifestyle kicked off at the ripe age of 2. Yes, you read that right - 2! Throughout her childhood she played soccer, volleyball, track, and after competing in junior national tournaments, moved onto collegiate tennis.
After years of nurturing her competitive spirit, Erin now enjoys “actively relaxing” while hiking, surfing, or practicing yoga. Being born and raised in paradise, Erin loves taking advantage of training outdoors. She believes that fresh air and a little bit of sunshine should be a prescribed medicine.
Erin uses her athletic training to support others in group fitness and yoga. She is constantly inspired by the many individuals who are motivated to reap the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. Her motto is “work hard, play harder!”

Angie Kaufman

ANGIE KAUFMAN

Angie began practicing yoga when she moved to Austin Texas in 2001 to pursue her bachelors degree in Ecology and Evolution. There she discovered yoga as a necessary practice to bring balance, relieve stress, and keep her mind and body healthy. Throughout her practice she was able to study various styles of yoga including, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Yin, and meditation. After 13 years of practice she completed her 200 RYT with Sara Zimmerman of Kova Yoga in Honolulu, HI. Angie's focus when teaching yoga is to help bring a healthy balance to everyone's life physically and mentally. Her energizing Vinyasa class will heat the body, and release stress but still brings a sense of humor to keep classes light and playful. Her gentle Beginner/Yin class will slow everything down to repair the body, and quiet the mind to leave students relaxed and rejuvenated.
Outside of yoga Angie is an animal lover and conservation biologist. She part of an outstanding team within NOAA who focus on the research and recovery of one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal.

Jaz Ferguson

JASMINE (JAZ) FERGUSON

Jaz, originally from San Luis Obispo, California has always been passionate about outdoor activities which lead to her education in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism with an emphasis in event management. For over two years, Jaz planned events for the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. During that time, she felt lost in the world of corporate business, so she decided to move to Hawaii to pursue her true passions.
For Jaz, yoga was always a challenge, but when she moved to Hawaii, she began to practice regularly and I discovered how amazing she felt and how much improvement she could see in her practice. Jaz was inspired to continue her ventures into the yoga and health world and decided to take Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training in 2015 which led to her completion of the 200-hour yoga teacher training with Peter Sterios and the LevitYoga School of Yoga in Nicaragua. Jaz absolutely loves teaching yoga, and is thrilled to share what she loves about yoga with the world.

Courtney Chai

COURTNEY CHAI

Courtney joined the HI LIFE ATHLETICS Ohana in 2014, and she never imagined having the honor of being a HI LIFE ATHLETICS instructor! A certified personal trainer, TRX Level 2 and yoga instructor, Courtney loves being active and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She hopes to instill in her clients the belief that “FIT IS NOT A DESTINATION, ITS A WAY OF LIFE!”
Born and raised in Hawaii, Courtney enjoys taking full advantage of the outdoor gym and living the "Hawaiian Style". When she’s not teaching classes, Courtney works full time at the University of Hawaii and also coaches club volleyball. On her free time, Courtney enjoys playing indoor and beach volleyball, training for the marathon, doing yoga, and hanging out with friends and family.

Rachel Bush

RACHEL BUSH

Rachel has been a member of HI LIFE ATHLETICS since moving to Honolulu in 2014. She was certified as a yoga instructor through Kova Yoga in 2015 and began teaching the Friday morning Kova Yoga class at the Modern Hotel before taking the Sunday yoga class. When she's not teaching yoga, Rachel travels as a flight attendant in the US Air Force and is a Certified Executive Chef.

Dale Partridge

DALE PARTRIDGE

Dale has been part of the HI LIFE community for over two years. Since arriving from the rainy shores of the UK, being able to work out in the sunshine with a great group of people has pushed his motivation and fitness to new levels.
In addition to boot camp Dale is a frequent runner, from Marathons to obstacle course races such as Spartan. Before classes, he is often down at the park playing on a slackline giving that core an extra work out.

Stephanie Seiko

STEPHANIE SEIKO

A Fallbrook graduate, now certified by balanced Body in Mat & Reformer. Stephanie is also certified in AFAA OT, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Obesity, TRX, CPR/AED and First Aid.
When Stephanie is not in the studio she is training or competing as a ITSA professional tandem surfer and a proud mama of three.
In her free time, she loves to surf & volunteer. She is very interested in finding a place to share her health and wellness passion, and also to learn and thrive.