Yoga Awareness

Yoga Awareness is a Yoga school and Ayurveda wellness center located in Hawaii and Japan. Please vis

Since 1997 Yoga Awareness is an umbrella for teachers and students in Hawaii and Japan who study in the Krishnamacharya lineage. We have been fortunate to receive the Yoga Teachings of Patanjali and the ways in which these teachings have been transmitted through T.Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). It is now our opportunity to teach these gifts to you at our Hawaii and Japan locations.

Operating as usual


Happy Holidays 🎄

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 12/08/2022

~ what are you eating? ~
Food can either improve our health and help us maintain good health, or food can make us very sick.
Let’s look at the food in a very personalized way. One food that may be good for me, might not be good for you, because we have different digestive systems.

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 11/16/2022

Namaste from Kerala 🇮🇳
It is said that Kerala is where Ayurveda took birth 🙏

We’re taking the Ayurveda treatment every day and learning about it ✨Our focus is maintaining prakrtti (natural health) rather than being in a constant state of vikrtti (disturbed health). This is living Yoga and Ayurveda.

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 11/13/2022

Namaste from Kerala 🇮🇳 cows 🐄 are sacred 🐮


Namaste from Kerala 🇮🇳
How to make a jackfruit spoon 🥄? Let’s start with sharpening the coconut leaf center. The spoon adds wonderful aroma to the meal.

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 11/06/2022

Namaste from India 🇮🇳
The great kitchen with five elements and full of love ❤️
Thank you for the wonderful meals 🙏

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 11/02/2022

Aloha from India 🇮🇳
Having a wonderful time with the super friendly kids 🤩

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 10/29/2022

The trip to India 🇮🇳
The first stop - Mumbai

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 09/29/2022

Aloha from Tokyo, 🇯🇵
After the yoga training we are enjoying autumn 🍂 in Tokyo.

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 01/06/2022

Happy 2022 🎊
Out with the old, in with the new✨
May you be happy all year round.

Let's build up strength and self-empowerment to stay committed to our asana-s, pranayama, nutrition, meditation, and lifestyle practices that bring us balance and health.

Check the calendar and join our practice 🧘‍♀️

・Zoom Yoga Class Schedule:

・2022 Yoga & Ayurveda Training Schedule:

Tedd & Masumi
Yoga Awareness


Happy Holidays 🎄

Wishing you all of the Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring ✨

Yoga & Ayurveda will support our wellbeing.
These two are the great gifts 🎁 Let's learn and practice them together.

Check the calendar and join our practice :)

Zoom Yoga Class Schedule:

2022 Yoga & Ayurveda Training Schedule:

Tedd & Masumi
Yoga Awareness


< Ayurveda Healthcare Level 1 Training: Testimonial >

*A sister science of yoga*
I've felt drawn to Ayurveda for a quite awhile but until I began studying yoga with Tedd, I had been unsure of any training program.
I felt inspired to dive into the world of Ayurveda health with Yoga Awareness because of how clear and knowledgeable Tedd is as a teacher, and because of the demonstrable care and passion both he and Masumi have for their students' learning.
This 25-hour training is so empowering to every human being: it offers you a deeper look into the qualities of our nature and of all nature to support a more balanced state of health.
Ayurveda is also a sister science to yoga which, as a yoga practitioner, I value dearly as well. These two systems work in harmonious collaboration together!

Madison Ashley
Gainesville, FL, USA


☆ My Yoga Journey has just began!! ☆
I finally found a yoga that is therapeutic and authentic. I will do this Raja yoga for the rest of my life! I used to have really bad pain with my neck and shoulder from sports and car accidents. Thanks so much Tedd for helping me release this pain and your continued guidance!
Their yoga studio is amazing! We practiced yoga while overlooking Diamond Head. It was the perfect setting for our training. I loved that the classes were small because of the pandemic.
Tedd teaches with a holistic approach. He shared the history and philosophies of Raja Yoga, we learned subtle movements of Asana-s that are often overlooked by my years of taking yoga, and he enriches the practice by daily chanting. It was truly and mind, body and spiritual awakening.
The courses are well structured, easy to understand but challenging enough to bring you to the next level. I surprised myself in learning some Sanskrit! I highly recommend these courses for anyone who seek true yoga.

〜By Mariko Ravago〜
Honolulu, United States

Mindfulness Training:


*Yoga Awareness grows with you*

Over the past year I have taken trainings for both Yoga and Ayurveda as well as regular weekly classes, and I have seen an enormous change in my health and my life.
I started the training just wanting to get a better understanding of how to practice yoga, and my work with Tedd and Masumi has become so much more than that. The things I have learned and started to practice with Yoga and Ayurveda have created positive changes across all aspects of my life.
My mind feels more clear, I am better able to make good choices for myself, and I feel like I can sustain good health for myself.
I would recommend any of the Yoga Awareness trainings immersion to everyone who is interested. You WILL see benefits from working with Tedd and Masumi.

Amber Delay
Craig, CO , United States


We've just finished the Yoga Body trainings in Waikiki, Hawaii with the wonderful students 🧘‍♂️
Here's the testimonial Hitoshi shared for us 🌟

I have just completed two of the Yoga Awareness’ training classes; Level 1A Yoga Immersion and Level 1B Yoga In-Depth, taught by the Founder & Training Director, Tedd Surman. I have been taking some physical yoga exercise classes in the past, but I really wanted to learn more about yoga in depth, such as its history, philosophy, theory, etc. And, taking the trainings here at Yoga Awareness was both eye opening and a fulfilling experience. I am so glad I decided to take the classes. The materials that are used in the training are well prepared. They are organized thoughtfully so that a student will learn the maximum amount of essential information in a limited time. I must say that this is truly the product of Tedd’s excellent knowledge and extensive experience in yoga. He also really cares about each student’s needs and is always willing to adjust the curriculum. I would highly recommend to take these classes if you are interested in real yoga. And, I am confident the knowledge you receive from these classes will enhance your yoga experience throughout your life.

Hitoshi Ohta
Honolulu / Hawaii, USA

* Yoga Immersion Training:

* Yoga In-Depth Training:

* Yoga Teacher Training:


< Ayurveda Healthcare Training Level 1 Testimonial >

I am loving the journey of slowing down to work through all of the things that help balance me. The ayurvedic program is a beautiful compliment to my registered dietitian practice and yoga mindfulness teachings. It is taking my experience as a health professional to the next level and I just love being guided by an such a knowledgeable team. Tedd is a fantastic help with navigating the best path forward with my work. My spare time and the majority of my energy is devoted to my 4 beautiful children and my husband. I am so excited to bring everything I am learning right into their small hands at home and guide them towards honouring their health and body awareness. Namaste

Lorna Depetetrillo

Our next Ayurveda Healthcare Training is in July:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 05/05/2021

Thank you for the wonderful Birthday Party at Waikiki Beach. So happy to have great friends and students.


Tedd is coming to Craig beautiful town in Colorado
We're so excited to share the ancient healing methods of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Let's get together in the center of the United States.

Looking forward to going into the wonderful journey together for your happy and healthy life.

Schedule (check from our eNews):


☀️Colorado MAY Training - Yoga Awareness Mindfulness Training -

In this training we explore and find ways to welcome peace. Focusing with a positive mind we can let go of anxiety, fear and worries.

Our guide is a great Indian philosopher and Yogi who consolidated centuries of wisdom and practice into a small book of 195 aphorisms, or "threads" of knowledge. His name is Patanjali and the book is called the Yoga Sutra. During our trainings we'll study this practical theory and learn how to apply it in meditation and in our daily lives.

Check here!:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 04/06/2021

🌴 Hello Spring! & Welcome to Yoga Awareness 🌸

Yoga Awareness Yoga is for every body and mind. Your body and mind will get lighter and happier like Spring!
We'd like to share the wonderful testimonial from one of the students to help feel Yoga Awareness closer to you. Hope to see you soon

Yoga Awareness Honolulu is like a hidden gem among yoga studios. Here, I finally feel like I'm practicing ‘authentic’ yoga. They follow a lineage where yoga is more one-on-one, where the group classes are small and there’s more individual attention. They continuously stress awareness of the breath and movement, which makes the asanas more enjoyable and interesting to do. Without this awareness, we’re just going through the motions! Now, my chronically stiff neck is looser and my back is feeling sturdier. After years of both fatigue and frazzled nerves, I’m now having more days of calm energy. My friends and I each have had “aha” moments in class, and we leave class energized, centered, and grateful. (L.I.)

Yoga Awareness Yoga:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 03/27/2021

☆ NEWS for Spring Yoga Trainings in MAY 🌸 in Colorado & Zoom ☆

'The 5-half day Yoga SELF Trainings' are for building up your True Self Practice. They will support your healthy body and mind: Asana Practice, Asana Theory, Chanting, History of Yoga and Yoga philosophy.

The training with Yoga Awareness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, and you can then share this precious gift with others. If you seek the true teachings of yoga and to delve into the depths of your higher self, I highly encourage you to grant yourself this blessing. Tedd Surman is kind-hearted, genuine, compassionate and a phenomenal teacher! (S.C.)

Yoga Immersion Training in Colorado & Zoom:

Yoga In-Depth Training in Colorado & Zoom:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 03/22/2021

☆ Ayurveda Healthcare Training in MAY ☆
〜 at Colorado & on Zoom 〜

Ayurveda is the art and science of living well for total well-being. We do not require specialized technology to combat diseases. What we need is an affirmative knowledge of life and how to lead and experience being in alignment with Nature, which is both our source and destination.
Let's learn, explore and heal together for your healthy life.

Date: May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5
Time: 8AM - 1PM (MDT)

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 03/08/2021

NEW! 'Zoom Yoga Sadhana Series'

The Sadhana Series is an incentive for choosing 5 consecutive yoga zoom classes on the "same day and time" each week and then we'll reward you with 1 bonus class.

Our desire is to serve you in the best way we can and create opportunities for practicing, learning, growth and connection. Our wish is that this new Sadhana Series may become a vehicle for a peaceful life.

We hope you will join us and live happily with Yoga.



Zoom Yoga Class Testimonial - Don Anderson -

Thanks for doing the zoom session yesterday. The cramp that had been in my back all day was gone when we finished.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel grateful for finding you, your sharing of your expertise, and your encouragement.

Thank you.


🎄 We would like to wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday season!
May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year-round.

During this pandemic year we had to learn new skills and adjust to the new reality of cyber-connection. This new reality has also provided us with the unexpected opportunity to develop new tools and reach a much larger number of people across the globe.

We would like to thank you for your support and together let us move to the evolutionary journey.

Happy Holidays !!

Aloha & Mahalo Tedd & Masumi

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 11/20/2020

【Yoga Mindfulness Weekend Training (January 2021)】

- Yoga Awareness Certified Training -
In-Person Studio or Online Zoom

・What do we learn in this training?
Referenced from the second chapter of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra-s you will gain a theoretical and experiential understanding of SADHANA (how to practice). The three methods you study are Kriya Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Samkhya Yoga. The training focuses on 'right action and attitude' of your Yoga practice and in normal daily life. These teachings increase clarity, giving you the insights to recognize and minimize future suffering, ultimately making your self journey more peaceful and fulfilling.

・Curriculum: Daily Yoga Sutra study, Chanting study and practice, Dhyanam meditation theory, Purvangam practice (Asana, Pranayama, Pratyhara, Dharana).

・Training Schedule:

2021-01-02, 2021-01-03 (MST) 10AM - 3PM
2021-01-02, 2021-01-03 (HST) 7AM - 12PM
2021-01-09, 2021-01-10 (HST) 10AM - 3PM
2021-01-09, 2021-01-10 (MST) 7AM - 12PM
2021-01-16, 2021-01-17 (MST) 10AM - 3PM
2021-01-16, 2021-01-17 (HST) 7AM - 12PM
2021-01-23, 2021-01-24 (MST) 10AM - 3PM
2021-01-23, 2021-01-24 (HST) 7AM - 12PM
2021-01-30, 2021-01-31 (MST) 10AM - 3PM

・Yoga Mindfulness Website:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 10/28/2020

Congratulations!! Yoga In-Depth Training completed🎉
Zoom connected Colorado & Hawaii.

We are really happy to see those great students have deepened their yoga.

Next Yoga training is in January 2021 which is Colorado and Zoom :)

Yoga & Ayurveda Trainings in 2021 Details:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 10/16/2020

Aloha from Colorado 🏔🦌

Having great time with those wonderful students in Colorado! Finished three Ayurveda trainings and Yoga Immersion training. One and a half more weeks for finishing Yoga In-Depth training and some wellness programs here and heading off to Waikiki, Hawaii🌴 Have a great fall everyone 🍎🍁 Looking forward to practicing yoga together on Zoom when I get back.
Zoom Class Schedule:

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 10/04/2020

The changes are subtle but powerful! 🌟 by Tamie, great practitioner of Yoga & Ayurveda

For years doing a pull-up has been a goal of mine. I have always found
it challenging as I could not access my back to trigger muscles
necessary. I typically used my biceps and fatigued quickly.

Yesterday I did 10 pull-ups. I was able to use the correct muscles and
it was amazingly easy!

The gal I workout with also completed my measurements and asked what I
had been doing cause my biceps increased by 2. Honestly nothing other
than yoga!

It’s interesting the changes are subtle but powerful!

Looking forward to learning and growing more

Thank you.

Tamie Kerns
Completed Yoga Awareness Trainings:
Yoga Immersion, In-Depth, Core Power,Yoga Mindfulness
Ayurveda Healthcare

Photos from Yoga Awareness's post 09/06/2020

Congratulations on finishing Ayurveda Healthcare Level 1 Training 🎉

The Ayurveda Healthcare Level 1 training was held in Colorado. Yes! Tedd is in Colorado now and has been earnestly sharing the the ancient healing of Ayurveda there. The enthusiastic students in Colorado finished the first step of Level 1 and they are deepening their studies to Level 2 which has started this weekend.

Thank you for joining the authentic Indian Ayurveda journey with us. We’re confident that you will benefit a lot from it.

Those who missed this trainings, don’t worry. Next trainings are as below. Check this out! We’re offering on Zoom, too.

Next Ayurveda training in Colorado & on Zoom is April, 2021:

Next Ayurveda Training in Honolulu & on Zoom is June, 2021:



Check out our improved Zoom Class Calendar!
・5 times a week: MON / TUE / WED / THU / SAT
・Time: 7am / 9am / 6pm
(HST / Honolulu, Hawaii date & time)
・Level: All Levels

Zoom in and enjoy authentic yoga classes online with Yoga Awareness Honolulu.
From the convenience of your home you are zooming into our Waikiki studio which overlooks Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park and the beautiful beaches of Waikiki.

・’breath and movement co-ordination' with awareness to your spinal alignment
・personalized classes
・high level of online instruction:
We look at you and teach what you need. The Waikiki studio is installed with lighting, clear sound and a 75" monitor to watch our students while we practice with you.

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Zoom in and enjoy authentic yoga classes online with Yoga Awareness Honolulu.
From the convenience of your home you are zooming into our Waikiki studio which overlooks Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park and the beautiful beaches of Waikiki.

・’breath and movement co-ordination' with awareness to your spinal alignment
・personalized classes
・high level of online instruction:
We look at you and teach what you need. The Waikiki studio is installed with lighting, clear sound and a 75" monitor to watch our students while we practice with you.

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* Ideal for those who are
・new to Yoga Awareness

* Ideal for those who need
・posture adaptations
・spinal alignment
・breath & movement awareness
・technical instructions

* Ideal for those who’d like
・calming & restorative

* Ideal for existing students (by invitation only)
* Ideal for practicing together (sanga)
* Ideal for maintaining what you have gained while taking you to the next level
* Ideal for those who’d like to develope personal practice
* Ideal for those who’d like dynamic & advanced sequencing

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