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Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training on Maui

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This Hawaii yoga teacher training program was created 20 years ago and has produced top teachers, studio owners and practitioners worldwide. The Maui Yoga Shala is one of the most established studios on Hawaii and Maui’s original yoga and dance studio. Through in-depth study of asana, pranayama, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy, aspiring teachers are given the tools to share the essence and joy of yoga. The Yoga Alliance certified teacher training is designed to lay a solid foundation while providing an uplifting experience on the beautiful island of Maui with its sparkling blue water beaches and natural beauty. Transformation, cultivation of voice and inner power, strength, spirit, balance, and knowledge will all contribute to that foundation.

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Nadia & Shakta
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Small, intimate group sizes
  • Hawaii's most experienced teachers
  • Yoga philosophy, mantra, and meditation daily
  • Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Advanced study of asana and pranayama
  • Learn anatomy and physiology for yoga
  • Teach your own class during the training
  • 19 nights accommodation


16 days with instruction
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Patio

The lovely and colorful trainee house is located in historical Paia town. The house is furnished with a full kitchen and cooking supplies, beds with linen, as well as a washing machine, and patio and yard out back. The rooms are shared with the option to have a private room.

The organic grocery store, Mana is one block away. The yoga shala is about a 12-minute walk and Maui's sparkling beaches are just a minute down the road by foot!


During this training, you will experience the healthy lifestyle of Hawaii. Soaking up the mana, eating well, resting, and being inspired will give you a chance to rejuvenate on a personal level. Maui Yoga Shala believes that as teachers, it is needed to cultivate good physical, mental, and emotional health so that you can share that positive energy in the classrooms.

All teachers at Maui Yoga Shala live and breathe the spirit of aloha and are dedicated to supporting you during this transformative process. A teacher training with Maui Yoga Shala is more than just about loving yoga, it is about loving life. It is about love, and where else to experience that than in the land of aloha. Maui Yoga Shala looks forward to welcoming you to their teaching ohana (family).


The program is comprehensive and will cover all the requirements as presented by Yoga Alliance for you to register as a registered yoga teacher (RYT) upon your certification.


  • Asana postures with hands-on assists for deepening awareness
  • Asana flow sequences
  • Pranayamas
  • Energetic effects of mantras
  • Modifications for varying levels
  • Integrating 3 bandhas into practice
  • Incorporating chanting, yoga Nidra and meditation into teaching
  • Yoga teacher training manual
  • Partner yoga
  • Hawaiian spirit and chants and the meaning of aloha

Teaching methodology

  • Multiple intelligence education
  • Clarity in teaching language
  • Incorporating hands-on assists and modifications
  • Nurturing creativity in the learning process
  • Cultivating personal style in content & delivery
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga

Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology

  • Benefits and contraindications for all techniques
  • Effects of structural alignment on overall health
  • Physiology of muscle and fascia
  • Avoiding common injuries in yogic practices
  • Using props and variations to individualize practices
  • Body-mind-prana relationship
  • Teaching and giving safe instructions

Philosophy, lifestyle and ethics

  • Teaching as a yoga practice
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Introduction to Patanjalis yoga sutras
  • Yogic diet / gardening
  • Yoga chants
  • Yoga off the mat
  • Yoga Alliance registry
  • Insurance and liabilities
  • Organic and natural life style
  • Living Maui aloha yoga all day
  • Living healthy and joyful


  • Practice teaching exercises in small groups
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Teaching Maui aloha in the morning during last week of training
  • Design and teach a full yoga class in your own style

Required reading

  • Prior to course - Health, Healing and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
  • During course - The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman (with CD set) (A print-out anatomy booklet will be provided on the first class day)


Monday to Friday

  • 08:00 Philosophy of yoga
  • 09:15 Morning class
  • 11:00 Functional anatomy
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Techniques, training, and practice
  • 15:30 Methodology


  • 09:00 Philosophy of yoga
  • 11:30 Practice and methodology


  • This day will be free for everyone


Nadia Toraman



You will enjoy daily to practice and study at the beautiful Maui Yoga Shala, located in the idyllic town of Paia, a treasure on Maui's north shore. Located in the former Paia Train Depot, Maui Yoga Shala strive to be a portal for all seekers to connect deeply with their own bodies and each other and move as their hearts desire.

Nearby places

  • Kahalui - 15 minutes


The lovely, open-air Island Fresh Cafe is located in the Shala where you can dine during your breaks from training. The cafe offers a nice selection of locally sourced, organic meals and menu items. Vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian options available. They also have bowls, smoothies, and coconuts!

The Meal Plan includes menu offerings for lunch and breakfast. You’ll pre-order for breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday at the beginning of the day and enjoy a tea or coffee or some local fruit. The Meal Plan can be purchased anytime after Registration. For scheduled breaks see program schedule. You can also bring your prepared meals and snacks for the day with you in the morning. They have a fridge at the studio to place your food items.

Things to do (optional)

When not in class, there will be time to swim and snorkel in the ocean, enjoy the pristine beaches of Baldwin, Paia Bay, and Ho'okipa, watch the sunset, hike in the forests and waterfalls, watch the whales, and visit the volcano while enjoying the laid-back vibe of the north shore. You may also book a massage at the studio for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Learn functional anatomy and kinesiology, including a study of both the physical and energetic systems of the body, and the application of anatomical principles to yoga practice.
  • Learn how to practice yoga foundations including asana, pranayama, kriyas, mantra, and meditation.
  • Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga teacher, including cultivating your personal teaching style.
  • Opportunity to teach a drop-in class at Maui Yoga Shala for real-world experience.
  • Teaching methodology including instruction, asana demonstration, observation, assisting and adjusting, the flow of a class, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and the business aspects of teaching.
  • Teaching practicum, practice teaching and assisting other teachers in a class setting.
  • Yoga professionally
  • Yoga philosophy

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meal plan

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Olease book your flight to arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG), which is a 10 to 15 minute drive from the North Shore and the historical plantation town and surf village of Paia where the Maui Yoga Shala is located. Rental car options are available at the airport. Taxi or Uber service is available from the airport to Paia. Please email your flight details in advance.

Arrival by car

There are many car rental companies based at the airport. They also have local friends who rent cars if you want to ask after the training begins. Renting a car is not necessary as everything is on walking distance, the trainee house, Paia town, the beach, and the studio. If you would like to go on adventures to explore the island, or go for supplies in the retail chain stores in Kahului, or even bypass the walking you can easily rent a car.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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