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Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training

This vinyasa yoga teacher training retreat offers students an opportunity to live the spiritual teachings of the yogic path.. In addition to practice and study, you will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices and teachings mean for yourself as an individual and for your community as a whole. Whether you are interested in teaching your loved ones, earning an income as a yoga instructor, or solely being called to deepen your practice, Shivakali Yoga welcomes you to join them on this transformational journey in Hawaii.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Meditation, chanting, and arati
  • Daily posture clinic and discussion classes
  • Anatomy, methodology, and philosophy classes
  • Practice walking and restorative meditation
  • Practice teaching exercises daily
  • Vegetarian and organic meals
  • 17 nights accommodation

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18 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 21
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Accommodation

Kirpal Ecological and Meditation Center, an 11-acre organic orchard, has been blessed with a pure intention to serve all, including 30 different types of trees that provide fresh produce and herbs. The retreat center has a Balinese meditation pavilion and a 1000-square-foot yoga studio with views of the ocean over the trees.

The cabins on the property have all been built by hand and designed to be in harmony with the trees and nature surrounding them. Accommodations are lovely cabins, with options for both individual and shared, all full of charm.

Shivakali Yoga Teacher Training Hawaii Program

This yoga teacher training in Hawaii progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, you will ground your intentions for teaching and practice, as well as learn the vast history of yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, yoga sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric lineages, and contemporary yoga schools.

In the sacral chakra, you will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice yoga Nidra. As you progress through the navel chakra, you will explore yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice and the business of yoga.

In the heart, you will encounter the path of Bhakti, known as devotional yoga, as well as ceremony, prayer, and healing. Moving upwards into the throat chakra, you will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra and deity practices.

Progressing to the third eye, the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as you encounter an array of yogic meditations, explore yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, you will receive kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice.

Each of the 18 days will also include a thorough overview of the anatomy and physiology of yoga asanas, or postures, a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of every major and minor pose, workshops on adjustments and alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching. There will be time for exploring, as well as time to relax on your own in nature.

For those looking to teach, this yoga teacher training in Hawaii will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, breathing techniques, alignment, adjustments, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. The principles instructed can be applied to any style of yoga you feel compelled to offer. This retreat is fully-accredited by the Yoga Alliance. For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice yoga.

What style is Shivakali Yoga?

Shivakali Yoga teaches an alignment-based Vinyasa flow practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation, and pranayama. Their practice serves first to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy, to then soften the mind and nurture the inner being. Uniting the masculine and feminine aspects of practice, you will find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.

Sample Schedule

  • 06:30 Morning yoga sadhana with yoga, meditation, chanting, and Arati
  • 08:45 Breakfast break and Seva
  • 10:00 Morning classes of philosophy, methodology, and anatomy
  • 13:00 Lunch break
  • 15:30 Posture clinic and practice teaching
  • 18:30 Dinner break
  • 19:45 Evening program with Satsang, candle meditations, chanting, Kirtan, etc.

Instructors

Serge Berliawsky
Serge has been practicing the yogic arts of India and Tibet since his youth ​and teaching yoga since 2001. His approach evolves out of a deep transmission from younger years living in Kula, a yogic community, engaging in lengthy daily practice before dawn, and undergoing rigorous study with his teachers. In classes, he blends his knowledge of traditional yogic practice and philosophy with thousands of hours of training in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Rudra, Kundalini Tantra, and Tibetan Buddhism.
Gloria Baraquio
Gloria discovered yoga in 2003 and realized that the breath, body awareness, and mindfulness could relieve so much of human suffering, disease, and disorder. After years of dedicated self-study and independent practice, she completed her formal yoga teacher training at Yoga Hawaii with master teachers Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm. Gloria began teaching Vinyasa yoga in 2006 at schools, colleges, gyms, and studios. Since then, she has taught thousands of classes in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial, and kids yoga, as well as meditation to various populations all over the country.

Location

This yoga teacher training will take place Pahoa, Hawaii, USA. You will find the retreat center right next to the ocean, with the purest air you can imagine, in a lush, tropical, meditation paradise.

Food

During this retreat, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will consist of delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan and gluten-free options, fresh juices, unique desserts, and healthy snacks and teas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy the Balinese meditation pavilion
  • Gaze at the stars
  • Go hiking
  • Go swimming
  • Practice in the 1000-square-foot yoga studio
  • Take a 15-minute walk to swim in the ocean
  • Visit the natural thermal pools under the jungle canopy

Spa treatments

On your free time, you can enjoy a massage or a healing session at an additional cost. All treatments are offered by skilled practitioners.

What's included

  • 3 daily organic and vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour teacher training certificate
  • All yoga sessions
  • Anatomy, methodology, and philosophy classes
  • Daily chanting and arati
  • Daily meditation
  • Daily posture clinic
  • Daily teaching exercises
  • Walking and restorative meditation

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Massages and healing treatments
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hilo International Airport (ITO).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 35 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Thursday January 3, 2019
Departure: Sunday January 20, 2019

Special discount

The shared cabin package has a special discount of 300 USD per person.

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