Our Teachers

Garland Hume


Kauai Hot Yoga owner and director, Garland Hume, has over 11 years of experience teaching and practicing Bikram All Level Hot Yoga, Intermediate, and Advanced Yoga.  She graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2007.  She owned and directed two yoga studios in Richmond, Virginia for over 7 years before relocating to Kauai.  Her yoga studios in Richmond were voted "Richmond's Best Yoga Studio" each year she was in operation.  She also was awarded "Best Yoga Instructor" in the Richmond area.  

Garland has worked with students of all different body types, ages, injuries, and yoga experience.  She has a background as an athlete and coach and likes to make all our her yoga classes fun while helping her students improve.  She is also the Board President of USA Yoga, a yoga non-profit that promotes health, mindfulness, and fitness through the practice of yoga and sport.  

Garland is deeply passionate about yoga and mediation and loves sharing yoga with the Kaua'i community.

Marvin Nunez


Marvin Nunez has been practicing Bikram Yoga since the summer of 2003.  He began his practice as a way to heal old injuries but the Yoga ended up changing his life in ways he couldn't imagine.  He became a certified instructor in the spring of 2011 and has been loving and living the yogi lifestyle ever since teaching full time.

Will Glass


Will Glass began his journey as a yoga teacher in 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. In just a few months he was on the schedule at the Valley's hottest Vinyasa studios such as Modern Yoga, Lifepower Yoga and Montelucia Resort. After visiting the Island of Kauai every year for half a decade, Will realized his heart belonged in a more peaceful setting.. Setting his intention on relocating his family to Hawaii, Will moved in the winter of 2017 and has since taught regularly on the beach at Kauai Shore Hotel. Will teaches a variety of levels and specializes in leading practitioners in his "Will Power" class that blends a variety of asana and calisthenics to help  students lengthen, strengthen, balance and breathe.

Sandy Voegeli


I took my first Bikram hot yoga class in June 2007. We all remember our first class very well. It was difficult, hot and quite crazy. I have been practicing ever since. I am a 26 and 2 hot yoga instructor trained by Evolation. This practice nurtures change, wholeness and empowerment. Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit; an ongoing magical journey.  It is my honor to share this magical journey with you. See you in the hot room!  

My academic training includes a B.S. degree in Geophysics and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Science, but I should have been a marine biologist. Another passion of mine is teaching marine conservation in The Bahamas

Walt Barnes


Walt has been teaching yoga for five years and group fitness classes for thirty years.  Walt explains, “I love what Yoga does for me, and I want to pass on that goodness to others. I believe Yoga movement and Yoga mediation are two inseparable parts of a complete practice. Together they are deeply healing and help to protect the mind and body from the stress and demands of daily life.”

Walt holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise as Group Fitness Instructor and Mind-Body Specialist. He holds an RYT-200certification from Yoga Alliance and is an iRest Institute trained L1 Meditation Teacher.

Beyond the mat, Walt is a lead scientist at AT&T inventing new ways to protect cloud computing from cyberterrorists and nation-state adversaries. He is active in our community as a founding, former director of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, a founding, former director of the KIUC Foundation, past President of the Garden Isle Racing Association, and a former director of the Kauai Public Land Trust. Walt is an avid cyclist, hiker, SCUBA diver and woodworker. Walt is currently proud parent to Mitzvah the cat and Chewy the dog.

Sara Colson


Sara Colson graduated Bikram Teacher training in the fall of 2007, and has been teaching ever since. Most of her time has been spent in Idaho, as well as Montana and Kauai.
She has recently returned to Kauai, and LOVES to teach. She teaches the Bikram series, as well as a progressive Class, which is playful and explorative.
The moment she found this powerful, healing series she was committed to be a lifelong practitioner.
Come join us with an open heart and a curious spirit! 

Pamela Salibi


My name is Pamela and I’m a Yoga student and teacher. I have practiced many styles and teachings throughout my adult life. I began practicing Baptiste Yoga in 2011 and went on to get my 200 hour teaching certification through the Baptiste Institute. I have also studied Vinyasa, Hatha, Chair Yoga and am certified in Yin and Restorative.

Having Yoga in my life ignited a desire in me to share Yoga as a lifestyle with others. Studying and practicing with so many amazing teachers has encouraged me to be authentic and helped me develop a style of teaching that is positive, upbeat and fun! My main goal as a teacher is to inspire and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and walks of life to experience the many joys and benefits that an ardent Yoga practice brings.

Yoga brings people together and is so much more than a physical experience...it is a discipline and deep, spiritual sense of self. Come play! Let’s sweat, have fun, and get deep together!

Jai Chand


Jai Chand is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and new age mantra singer. She grew up as a competitive tennis player and found the practice of yoga after developing a knee injury in college. 

She studied Kundalini Yoga in 2016 with Sat Siri at the Espanola Immersion. She also completed her 200RYT in Costa Rica at the Sanctuary at Two Rivers in 2013 where she studied Hatha Yoga. In Costa Rica she dove into the study of Mantra and Ritual while she was the Sous Chef of the retreat center.

Jai Chand recently released her debut mantra album titled,

“Journey Home”. Her focus is on  weaving sound vibration into retreats and trainings and helping other people access the full power of their voice. Jai Chand’s vision is to bring the healing power of mantra to people and places outside of the yoga and “spiritual” world.