Wainani was born, raised and resides in Hawai`i and is a graduate from the Kamehameha Schools. She attended Chapman University and holds a BFA in Dance Teaching & Performance along with a minor degree in Sociology. From a young age, she lived and breathed Hula, which planted the seed for her growth in all forms of dance and mind-body movement modalities. Wainani has had the opportunity to perform professionally throughout Hawai`i, the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is passionate about her work as a movement educator, choreographer and performer and is a co-founding member of Volary Aerial Company.
Wainani is a Faculty member for Balanced Body (original training through BASI Pilates). Her certifications include - Yoga, RYT 500, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method trainer (GYROTONIC® method Level 1 Pre Trainer, GYROKINESIS® method Level 1 Pre Trainer, GYROTONIC® method Level 2 and all Specialized Equipment). Her goal is to empower clients and teachers with the tools to live with ease, efficiency and true strength; to discover our full potential of health and wellness. Wainani believes strongly that when we are well in our bodies, healthy in our minds and are strong in our spirit… we can live life to it's fullest!
Patricia v S Aurely was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she grew up dancing ballet, horseback riding, playing tennis and participating in sports with her family. Patricia moved to Hawaii twenty years ago when she fell in love with the islands.
Patricia is certified as a Pilates instructor by Balanced Body and is a GYROTONIC® method Level 1 instructor. She is committed to and passionate about her work as an instructor. The amazing feeling and benefits that come with these healing modalities is what inspires her to share that feeling with her students. Patricia believes that mind and body are balanced through movement and happiness. When not teaching, she is inspired to be outdoors kayaking, hiking and biking.
Patricia teaches Pilates Essentials group classes, Reformer & Pilates Tower Equipment classes and private sessions at Wainani Wellness Center.
Carey Deer was born and raised in Hawai`i and is a graduate of Punahou School. She attended The University of San Diego, and finished at UH with a BA in Advertising Promotions, through the school’s Liberal Studies Program. After enjoying a career in advertising, public relations and development, and raising three children, Carey began to passionately pursue education in mind-body movement. Carey is a fully certified GYROTONIC® method Level 1 instructor (including the Jump-Stretch Board and Archway), a Balanced Body Apprentice Teacher, and a fully-certified Bar Method Instructor at The Bar Method Honolulu & Kailua.
Carey's goal is to meet you where you are at and progress you forward with the intention of helping you find increased mind-body connection, which will translate into increased functional strength. She recognizes that mind-body work is an excellent means of connecting with areas of your body that are unfamiliar, and once that connection is made and reinforced, functional strength is achieved. Carey looks forward to working with you and joining you on your journey towards your optimal health and wellness.
Pauline teaches dance, GYROKINESIS® method, and pilates/core based movement, but considers herself a lifelong student when dealing with the intricacies of movement. She is an advocate of “process” and likes to peel through the layers of the internal landscape in order to arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation of the movement potential we all possess.
Pauline teaches GYROKINESIS® method group class at Wainani Wellness Center.
Audrey Hayashi was born and raised in Hawai`i and is a graduate of Punahou School. Her certifications include - Pilates and GYROTONIC® method Level 1 instructor (including the Archway and Gyrotoner®).
Audrey teaches Reformer and GYROTONIC® method Equipment classes as well as private sessions at Wainani Wellness Center.
Jesa Simpkins has a passion for movement and loves inspiring others to meet her in that space. She is a certified yoga instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience. Her foundation is based on various mind-body movement modalities including: Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, the GYROKINESIS® method, Ballet, Modern Dance, Aerial Yoga, and Aerial Acrobatics. Jesa's classes are approachable and inviting, open to all levels, and focused on injury prevention; building functional strength, flexibility, and alignment. Jesa is the co-founder of Vayu Aerial Yoga, a Lululemon ambassador, and developed the prenatal program at Aloha Yoga Kula. When not in the studio, you can find Jesa dancing, teaching, performing with Samadhi Hawaii as an aerialist, and directing Volary Aerial Burlesque shows.
Jesa teaches Partner Yoga and Yoga For Brunch at Wainani Wellness Center.
Sheila Zapanta’s fitness exposure comes from having a mother, who is a prominent Fitness Professional for 40 years in her hometown. Sheila is a Fully Certified instructor under the STOTT PILATES method, for all Pilates equipment (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels), and has a special certification for clients with Injuries and Special Populations. She has over 10 years of experience and has worked with a variety of clients. Having experienced her own struggles with injuries, scoliosis and sciatic pain, inspired her to seek solutions. This lead her to develop teaching techniques infused with her love for Pilates that would help relieve and prevent her personal physical pain.
Sheila teaches Pilates Essentials 2 (level 2 mat class), Reformer Equipment classes and private Pilates sessions at Wainani Wellness Center.