Cultural, Educational Non Profit 501c3


Kupukupu Yoga


Join us for daily yoga classes, Monday through Saturday.

A regular physical discipline is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are a local resident, guest, or intern, we are honored to provide you this opportunity to expand and deepen your practice.

We welcome everyone, all ages, and abilities. We want everyone to feel comfortable as we go deep into our selves and our practice. Our mission is to support the well being of individuals, our children, elders, the land and our community as a whole.

Kupukupu can translate from Hawaiian in several different ways depending on how it is being used. For our intention, most simply, Kupu means “to sprout, grow or germinate” and the Kupukupu fern is one of the first plants to bring life back to the land after a lava flow and initiates the coming of the forest. The heart of Kupukupu Yoga is being an oasis for transformation.

Class Schedule

All classes are complementary to our guests and interns. $6 drop-in for visitors.


Multi-level Yoga Flow with Sarah Goldman


Multi-level Yoga Flow with Connie Cappos


Multi-level Yoga Flow with Sarah Goldman

4:30- 6:00pm
Restorative Yoga with Tungavidya


Multi-level Yoga Flow with Kristen Coyle


Multi-level Yoga Flow with Connie Cappos


Multi-level Yoga Flow with Luna Sophia

Meet the Instructors

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Connie Cappos has been studying and practicing yoga for 20 years, and in 2009 was called upon to share her practice with others as a teacher.

In her classes she combines a practice of Hatha yoga, Pranayamas (Breathwork), Kriyas (cleansing), Qi Gong (energy healing), and Yoga Therapy.

After years on staff at Yoga Oasis retreat center, she started the community yoga program in Pahoa at the Kupukupu Center for Arts and Healing which made yoga available to everyone regardless of skill level or ability to pay. Kupukupu lost its space due to the lava flow that effected Pahoa and partnered with Hawaiian Sanctuary where the program continues.


Sarah Goldman was born on this beautiful Big Island with a love of movement. Gymnastics and dance were two of her favorite things until she discovered yoga. Yoga has been a huge blessing in her life. She studied Ashtanga yoga with Colee Garr and Noah Williams, Acroyoga with Jenny and Jason and received her 200 hour certification under Heather Heintz.

Sarah is enormously grateful for the opportunity to share her love of practice with others. As a teacher she aims to give students an enjoyable experience so that they may be inspired and encouraged to begin their own love affair with yoga.


Tungavidya's yoga practice is designed to re-align, strengthen and celebrate life.

Through her teachings, she utilizes the power of yoga to transform and bring us into our natural states of truth, consciousness and bliss!

Her yoga classes are influenced by my many years of study, practice, and formal training in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Structural and Bhakti Yoga.  She is a certified 500hr E-RYT yoga Instructor.

The gifts Tunga brings forward as a Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician and Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, come from divine grace, and a personal practice of choosing joy, conscious living & parenting and a consistent return to appreciation. She is continuously evolving and remains in constant pursuit of higher learning, a deeper understanding of truth and greater levels of excellence.


Luna Sophia was born  in Bogotá, Colombia.  She discovered yoga in 2002 in order to de-stress from college.  In 2005, Luna Sophia completed 352 hours of training with Master Teacher Nicky Knoff in Cairns, Australia.

Luna’s style is influenced by the dozens of yoga teachers she has received instruction from as well as by her students.  She has taught yoga asana for thirteen years in Costa Rica, Japan, Colombia, and Hawaii, which has been her home for the last seven years.  Her classes weave elements of Hatha and Vinyasa flow with a central focus on the Breath.  She integrates into her classes concepts of aloha (kindness) and malama (care)  for our bodies, land, ocean and our elders, as well as Indian yoga philosophy, chanting, mudras.