HawaH is an artist, author, educator, non-profit leader and certified yoga instructor. He has over 800 hours of yoga teacher training experience and has enjoyed guiding students and budding teachers for 15 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 in trauma relief and healing. 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 in places such as Nepal, Peru, and the United States. His yoga classes are dynamic; a journey integrating his knowledge of ancient yoga forms with parallel modalities found in other cultures & traditions.
In addition, Hawah 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”). He is co-founder/ executive director of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization One Common Unity, and has traveled to over 35 countries, supporting a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art.
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. He holds degrees in Education and Psychology from the American University.