Aloha and welcome to the Yoloha family. We are honored you decided to visit us! Yoloha was created out of our family’s passion for yoga, surfing, sustainability, travel and the outdoors. Yoga + Aloha = Yoloha. Aloha is more than just a hello, its sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others. We love to spread Aloha everywhere we can and hope you will too.

Chris Willey owner at Yoloha Yoga

Chris Willey

Chris worked as a graphic designer, photographer, web designer and part time surfboard builder before creating the cork yoga mat. He practices mostly Vinyasa and Baptiste flows. His favorite hobbies are surfing, paddle boarding, travel, hiking, acro yoga and of course having fun with his wife Peta, daughter Leah and son Noah.

Cliff Willey at Yoloha Yoga


Cliff worked as an aerospace engineer before Yoloha creating satellites helping to uncover the secrets of the solar system. His vast knowledge of engineering and materials allows Yoloha to develop some of the most advanced yoga products on the market. His favorite hobbies are paddle surfing, paddle boarding, traveling, hiking, and fishing.

Julie Luisi

Before joining Yoloha, Julie worked as a visual merchandiser in corporate retail where she was able to develop a passion for creating beautiful spaces and excellent customer service. She began practicing yoga as a way to heal her body from her first true love of running. In the years since, Julie has developed a dedicated practice and has fallen in love with a good, sweaty Vinyasa flow. In her free time, Julie loves to practice yoga, surf, run and create art.

Nicole Lennox

Nicole is a yoga teacher and student with a passion for movement, health and travel. Before Yoloha, she lived in Hawaii where she spent her time in devotion to her practice and in pursuit of the Aloha culture. She now spreads Aloha with Yoloha through creative marketing and community engagement. Her main styles of yoga include Hot, Vinyasa, Power, Acro and Baptiste. 

Peta Nicola

Peta worked as a translater and assistant at a law firm before Yoloha. She spreads love and laughter to everyone she sees. She shares a strong passion for yoga, mindfluness and her home country of Peru. Her favorite hobbies include paddle boarding, acro yoga and travel.

Hillary Sabbato

Hillary attended her first yoga class in her living room, wearing a dance costume, following a VHS with her mother. She has come back to the practice several times throughout her life, and has always found the mat to be a refuge as well as a place of challenge and joy. Dancing since age 4, movement has always been a large part of Hillary’s life. After becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, she felt there was additional work to be done and has since earned her RYT 200 hr, trained in Thai Yoga Technique, Yin Yoga, and become Reiki Level I certified.

Sarah Jones

Sarah first stepped onto her mat in 2006 during finals week at the College of Charleston. What started as a heavy, anything-but-flexible method for dealing with stress and anxiety, soon became a graceful, go-with-the-flow way of life – especially after she was introduced to the styles of Baron Baptiste. Ten years later, Sarah received her training at Charleston Power Yoga. Now, with Baptiste Power Vinyasa at her foundation, Sarah enjoys instilling the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to students of all levels and can be found doing just that right here on James Island.