Since an early age Malia has always been interested in depth and connection -- be it through conversation, movement, music, art, animals, or nature. The introduction of the mind-body-spirit-psyche quest began in her undergraduate design studies UT-Austin when she began to discover different methods of yoga and healing to help her cope and thrive with the stress of life. A wild, curious renegade spirit at heart, yoga provided self-care, balance and discipline at the perfect timing and continues to do so to this day.
Over the past 19 years, Malia has been a dedicated student and teacher. She has studied with master yoga teachers including Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Sean Corne, Christina Sell, Psalm Isadora and Bizzie Gold. She is passionate about teaching, empowering, encouraging, mentoring, coaching and counseling. She has worked in various settings from yoga studios, prisons, corporations and with individuals one on one. She has previous experience in account/project management, business, yoga studio ownership/management, marketing/graphic design, promotions and client relations.
Malia holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Texas in Austin. She is currently working on her last year of her Master's in Counseling to become a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in somatic & trauma-informed psychotherapy and Sex Therapy to support individuals and couples with healing, thriving and living their best life.