Staff Bio

Dennis B Miller

Dennis received a BA in Dance from UH Manoa in 2000, and performed for 15 years with the Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre in Honolulu, from 1992 to 2007.  He started teach free weekly Butoh Dance Improv classes in the style of the Iona Dance company choreographer, Cheryl Flaharty, in 1998.  These free classes were attended by friends of the dance company, and provided the most nurturing process imaginable for learning how to teach.  Around 2000, Dennis took his first Iyengar Yoga class, and immediately fell in love with it.  Over time, he began to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into a dance warm up. 

Over time, the Shiatsu & Massage Center grew, moved to the Waikiki Trade Center in 2007, to the Waikiki Beachwalk in 2011, and has now moved to the International Market Place, Feb 3, 2019.  In 2008 Dennis and his partner and wife Petula set up Spa Pure in the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach Hotel.  Dennis and Petula continue to offer his signature service of Ocean Massage, a floating massage in a warm salt pool.  www.spapurewaikiki.com www.shiatsumassagecenter.com

Dennis attended the first seven annual yoga festivals at north shore, starting with Spirit Union Festival in 2009.  These festivals bring amazing yoga talent to Hawaii and are an immersive opportunity to dive deep into yoga exploration; he highly recommends Wanderlust, which took over from the also excellent Spirit Union.

The result of Dennis’s various movement explorations has been an appreciation for the vitality of stillness, and the many resulting movement pathways which result from developing an awareness of not limiting our possibilities. Dennis is also an advocate for health policy with an administrative overhead of less than 8%, including payer and provider.  (Our current admin overhead, including payer and provider, is over 30%)  This is one way of describing Universal Single Payer Healthcare.

As the years went by, the warm up became longer, and the dance portion become shorter.  Also in 2000, Dennis took over ownership of the Shiatsu & Massage Center, in the Continental Surf Hotel.  In 2007, he began offering Park Yoga classes in nearby Kapiolani Park, at 11:00 am.  this allowed for a comfortable morning.   In 2008, Japan Airlines marketing team hired Dennis to lead free yoga classes for JAL customers, for one year, and during this time Dennis made a rare visit to the beach, at 6:30 am.  He noticed something incredible; it was light, and no one was there.  He saw an empty Waikiki beach, with light.  This began his seven days week schedule of offering Beach Yoga classes at 7:00 am.  While that wasn’t a comfortable time, he found one spot where the shade lingered behind a large banyan tree till 8:30 am, and that is where his beach yoga classes continue to this day.

May del Rosario

My name is May del Rosario BA Exercise and Science & Physical Therapy

I am the CEO and Owner of Starfitness Hawaii LLC.

I have been a health and fitness professional for over 25 years specializing in almost all areas of fitness such as cardio and dance classes, martial arts, strength, endurance training, spartan race, marathons, great aloha runs, corporate fitnessbodybuilding, fitness pageant, elite competitors, weight management, weight loss, and meditation practices. In addition, as a personal trainer, I provide health and wellness training, life coaching, and conscious mentoring to encourage and motivate people of all ages. I have trained people from various backgrounds such as Marines, Navy, Army and Coast Guard personnel, teens, young adults, and seniors.

My mission is to Awaken the world to every possibility and breathe the endless space that surrounds us. I am truly Blessed that I have been given this gifts, abilities and able to lead others to embody their radiant purpose with meaningful contentment for life.

Sharon Gradman

Hi, my name is Sharon Gradman. I was born in California, lived in Israel and moved to Hawaii several years ago. Yoga and fitness were always part of my life. My practice helped me grow stronger and healthier while keeping my body in a great shape. Since my high school days, I was devoted to dancing and fitness. During the last decade, I learned to be a fitness instructor and worked as a gym instructor and a personal trainer, helping my clients keep their good shape and weight. After relocating to Hawaii, I studied Yoga in CorePower Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully. My goal is to inspire others by showing them why it’s important to invest in their own body and soul. My dream is to make you step off the mat feeling stronger and more balanced both physically and mentally. I believe it could even help you love yourself better. I have two kinds of classes. Vinyasa flow – and Yoga Sculpt for those that want to practice Yoga with weights and move forward in a faster pace. Join my classes and I’m sure you will enjoy the energy and the personal attention I give to each of my students. My exercises together with good music and good energy will make you happier and more peaceful. Yoga means strengthening, curing and empowering everyone, no matter of their gender, race, background or age and yes… even their fitness level! I invite you to my Yoga classes. I’m sure it’ll be both fun and life changing experience!

Ginny Groendyke

Ginny feels that yoga can truly enrich ones life and influence how we live each day . Her athletic background has included a variety of sports including marathons, competitive bodybuilding, Spartan races, gymnastics and water sports with enhanced strength, balance and flexibility from yoga. She feels that yoga unifies all of those qualities and more into our lives.
She has taught group fitness classes for years and around 10 years ago she started teaching yoga.
Her yoga class encourages the beginner as well as challenging advanced students to enhance their body mind and spirit and above else to have fun!
Certified through AFFA, Yogafit level 1

Willow Chang

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