Colee Garr

Colee Garr is co-owner of Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She is a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher of 25 years.  She teaches in the traditional Mysore Style – Ashtanga Yoga with a focus on developing a tailored practice based on each student’s needs and intentions. She gives individualized attention to alignment, encouraging and challenging each student to grow and deepen their personal yoga practice through the series of asanas (yogic postures), pranayamas (breathing practices), and chanting. She believes that this development reaches beyond physicality, and holistically embraces the human, individually and collectively. In addition to her Ashtanga and Iyengar training and daily practice of 25 years, Colee studied Therapeutic Yoga in Dehradun, Marma Point Massage in Dharmsala and Thai Massage in Pai, Thailand. She has a rich background of music, dance and hula, and continues to passionately practice contemporary dance, and voice lessons with professional teachers on the island. Beyond her love for yoga, music, and dance, she is raising two beautiful boys with Armando Rivas, life partner and co-owner of Hilo Yoga Shala.