HawaH is an artist, author, educator and non-profit leader. He has authored 4 books (including “The Poetry of Yoga” anthology containing 300+ yogi poets from 19 countries), released 2 music albums, and produced 3 documentary films (including the award-winning documentary “Fly By Light”). Hawah is co-founder/ executive director of the non-profit organization One Common Unity, and has traveled to over 40 countries, supporting a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art.
He is a certified yoga instructor who has been teaching for 16 years. Trained and certified in Sivananda Yoga, he holds a second certification in the Jivamukti Yoga School and a third from The Center for Mind Body Medicine. He spent years learning from other yoga traditions including Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and Iyengar Yoga styles. He maintains a Vipassana meditation practice and trains in Kung Fu (i.e. Shaolin, Baguazhang and Tai-chi styles). Hawah has extensive experience leading retreats worldwide in places such as Nepal, Peru, Iceland, India, and the United States. His yoga classes are dynamic and shamanic; a journey integrating his knowledge of ancient yoga forms with parallel modalities found in other cultures & traditions.
In the past, Hawah held a fellowship with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation and worked as special representative to the United Nations and the World Conference Against Racism. He also directed the Peaceable Schools Program in D.C.’s largest public high school. In his spare time he enjoys: finding new foods to mix with chocolate, climbing trees and buildings, doing handstands on furniture, hiking through mountains with flip flops, body surfing ocean waves, making animal sounds and bird calls, enjoying a glass of wine at high altitude, lighting candles in dark rooms and traveling.
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