About Maui SUP Yoga

At Maui SUP Yoga, the ocean is our studio — the natural place to connect with nature, mind, body, and spirit. SUP Yoga is the perfect way to channel the healing energy of Maui and become in tune with your own healing abilities.

Nichole Lee Sulimani

As a yogini, reiki practitioner, teacher of yoga and a student of life, Nichole has a deep passion for traveling and connecting with people from all around the world, learning about their culture, their story and what liberates them.

Through her own personal experience with depression and anxiety, she has surrendered and released from the idea of what she once thought she was, embracing the truth of her very being: divine light, pure love and free-flowing energy. To awaken to this reality, she dedicated herself to the daily practice of yoga, a tradition that allowed her to break down the walls of fear and continue her path of limitless opportunities.

During her awakening, she decided to travel to Rishikesh India where she lived for three months and completed her 500 Hour Hatha YTTC. After emerging from the shadows of ego, it is in Nichole’s heart to offer guidance to those who have lost their way, by shining light on their potential to live a fulfilling, abundant and happy life full of love.

By uniting with those who continue to learn and grow, Nichole trusts that together people can raise awareness and make a difference in creating a better world.

Nichole’s mission is to continue to connect with people of all walks of life and through various styles of yoga and meditation to share the gift of truth so all can dance freely in the liberation it brings.


The Maui SUP Yoga Team



I grew up in North Carolina, where my love for the ocean was conceived. I have always been passionate about nature and entranced by its capability to soothe the mind. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I studied biology, environmental science and sustainability. My education of the natural world is ultimately what led me to yoga and it’s powerful healing capabilities.

I received my 200hr yoga teaching certification at Maui Yoga Shala where my passion for healing blossomed. I bring my passion for Mother Earth and all living things into each flow. Reminding us of our deep, innate connection to all that is. My goal is to help people awaken to the power they hold within themselves. By connecting with our own personal power we begin to move out of the fog our ego creates and into our authentic Self. It is in this heightened sense of awareness that we come to realize the MANA, or life force energy, in us is in all living things.



Michaela is Maui grown, born and raised. A mermaid at heart she loves surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and anything water related. She received her 200hr yoga teaching certification from Maui Yoga Shala and has taken her passion for yoga all over the world. Michaela is a light in this world and we are truly lucky to have her as part of the Maui SUP Yoga family.



Aloha! Healing has always been my calling. Yoga opened the door to holistic healing– what truly makes sense to me. My purpose is to empower the connection of the mind, body, and soul, while simultaneously harmonizing with the Earth and the energy connecting us all through mindful movement, nature immersion, meditation, breath, and love. I was in route to Rishikesh India when the Pandemic altered my course and my divine plan led me to Maui. Yoga and the sacred ancient healing practices were born in the Himalayas, the oldest mountain range on our beautiful mother Earth. This chapter in my journey has rooted me to grow here, in the youngest mountains and land on this earth; the home of the heart chakra of the world, where a fresh generation of innovative healing is integrated with the ancient and sacred healing practices that guide us. The Himalayas and the great gurus and teachings that grew from them are the dear grandmother of our practice, while we are the grandchildren planting her seeds and carrying on her truth and her legacy within ourselves, freeing the light to shine even the darkest of places.

I received my yoga teaching certification here on Maui and plan to enjoy and share the fruit of the seeds I have planted here. I will continue my training in the wise Himalayas when I am called to.

My college degree focused on preventing health disparities through kitchen and garden programs because nutrition and eating locally, seasonally, and sustainably are other passions of mine. All beings have a right to education and access to resources that allow them to sustain themselves with quality, balanced nutrition that supports the prosperity of their immediate environment.

SUP yoga has become an empowering outlet that invigorates my senses and enlightens me to this impeccable gratitude to be a human being.

Alana Whitt

I was born in San Francisco California and raised in wine country. 2004 I moved to Lake Tahoe to lead a ski bum life. Little did I know it would be where I started my life long relationship with yoga. During the cold winters I found Bikram yoga. And have been practicing on and off for the last 15 years. In 2007 I took a job as a flight attendant based out on New York’s JFK. And after commuting/living a hectic lifestyle for over the last 10 years it was time to find balance.

I spent a month in Mal Pias, Costa Rica doing a 250 hour hot yoga teacher training. Certified by Evolation Yoga. I’ve participated in a 3 day inversion workshop from beach yoga girl. Member of Yoga Alliance. And have completed The Maui SUP yoga family training. Which out of all of my trainings my SUP training me the most happy and renewed my love for yoga and life.

I am currently living aloha on Maui, and don’t plan on ever leaving. My hobbies include wake boarding, snowboarding and I never leave home without a passport. You’ll either find my on a sup yoga board, or free diving and spear fishing catching my own dinner. I love local coffee and supporting local businesses, riding my bike, and spending time with my German shepherd, 3 cats, friends and family. Living my best life.


Educator and Facilitator of Self Healing and Self Development

My formal in-depth self-inquiry began when I moved to Maui over twenty years ago.
Here, I simultaneously studied physical and energetic modalities for self healing and development.
My studies as a yoga and somatic movement teacher have been with leading pioneers Ateeka ~ YogaSOMATICS, Angela Farmer & Victor VonKooten. I am a certified YogaSOMATICS, Restorative , and Vinyasa Flow teacher.

I continued my somatic movement education mentoring with Continuum Movement founder Emilie Conrad.
To round out my education of self inquiry I began my mentorship with Cynthia Mellon ~ Healing Arts.
With Cynthia and Resonance Repatterning, I experienced the subtle energy fields and the holographic universe as a part of who I am.

I became a Reiki Master/Teacher and refined my skills of Shamanic Journeying with Sue Ribao ~Vision Healings.

Sound vibrational healing was a natural part of my process. I discovered the healing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Continuum Movement sounds and gained deeper understanding of how sound is used for healing and evolution through Tom Kenyon.

My teachings and sacred work is a tapestry all of my experiencing of self-inquiry through the various modalities of yoga, somatic movement, subtle energy healing, sound vibration, shamanic journeying, meditation, pranayama, Young Living essential oils and Pohala Esoteric Hawaiian Botanical Medicine.

My offerings of self-healing and development are in the spirit of adventure, exploration, discovery and the principles of Aloha.