STEFANEE KAI BOWLER ~ OWNER
225hr R-HYI (HOLY YOGA) CERTIFIED PILATES, BARRE INSTRUCTOR / CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPIST & HEALTH EDUCATOR
Stefanee is the owner of Aloha Kai Yoga and the Co-Founder and Creator of the Aloha Kai Yoga Wheel along with her husband David Bowler. She’s a Certified Pilates and Booty Barre Instructor, 225hr R-HYI (Holy Yoga Instructor) Certified Medical CMT / Oncology CMT and Certified Health Educator. She studied Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pathology, and Physiology.
Stefanee’s passion for health and fitness started In 2006 when she received her Certification as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator through NHI (National Holistic Institute) and shortly after received her Pilates Certification through a local studio. From there, she went on to open a beautiful home-based studio that she successfully ran for almost 5 years teaching Private Pilates and Yoga sessions. Throughout that time she received her Booty Barre Certification with Tracey Mallett, and then followed a long time dream of becoming a yoga instructor. After an intense online training, she flew to Flagstaff Arizona for a week long Intensive YTT Retreat and became a Registered Holy Yoga Instructor. A world renowned Christ-Centered Yoga Teacher Training with Brooke Boon. The many opportunities and experiences she’s had during her career so far have opened amazing doors along the way. It’s changed her life, allowed her to meet so many amazing people, and be a part of her clients individual journey’s.
“I love Jesus & I love Yoga! Opening this studio has been a long time dream of mine, but what makes this adventure all the more sweet is that I prayed for this very space for 3 long years. I know that this was an answer to a prayer and a gift from God, and I feel so blessed to have been given this amazing gift. There’s no better feeling than seeing someone transform before your eyes, to see them start having confidence and a genuine love for themselves like never before, and having the honor of being a part of someone’s personal journey is amazing. We were all created with special gifts and talents, it’s our job to tap into what those are and to use those for good. I have such a passion for what I do and I can’t wait to share it with you!”
Stefanee and her husband David, live in Northern California (Sonoma County) in the beautiful town of Petaluma. They have a blended family of 5 kids, she’s a Proud Navy Mom, and loves her two precious fur babies. She’s California made and an Island girl at heart! Their favorite place in the world is the magical island of Kauai, and they look forward to calling it home someday.
Aloha my Friends!!!
Yoga/Pilates/Spin Group Fitness/Personal Trainer
The start of Carla’s fitness career began in 1982. Back in the day of big hair, shiny full-body leotards, and leg warmers! She started as a certified aerobic instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and quickly educated herself in learning any and all styles of classes offered in a gym. This led her in 1985 to start her own business “Better Body by Carla”. She recognized the need to help clients incorporate all of the above in addition to teaching clients how to eat properly for optimal results. In 1989, she also had the opportunity to expand her passion for fitness and purchased her own gym. It was called “The Club” There she continued to teach classes, weight train clients and run a business. She loved seeing others find their love for fitness. In 1993, yoga started to pop up in clubs all around. She walked into her first class and was hooked, and knew she had to teach yoga. She loves teaching her own style, and her own music which motivates her classes and allows her personality to shine. In 2007, she moved from the weight room floor into a Pilates Reformer classroom…again, I was hooked! I fell in love with the practice. Pilates gave her everything she needed to continue staying strong as she aged in this industry. With decades of instructing classes, training clients, running marathons, riding centuries, and even completing a 1/2 Ironman, she knows that her dedication to Yoga/Pilates is why she’s still able to help others as an instructor of 35 years. Even with the birth of 4 beautiful children, that never stopped her from finding the time for fitness…for herself!! Mentally, physically and spiritually is what she gained. She continues to strive to motivate, inspire, and pass along what has changed her life, by giving it away to others.
Her Motto: Balance, Consistency, Commitment…Anyone can find the passion within to feel and become the best they can be!!!!