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21 Days 200-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

200-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Hawaii

Join Soma Yoga Institute's 200-hour therapeutic yoga teacher training and immerse in a stunning location with an amazing community of fellow yogis. Refine your yoga practice, gain in-depth skills to explore yoga for vibrant health and self-transformation and learn to share the practices with others in safe and effective ways.

Highlights

  • Meditation sessions by the ocean
  • Asanas, anatomy, pranayama, and Ayurveda
  • Daily Vinyasa, alignment, and Hatha yoga classes
  • Comprehensive 200-page yoga teacher training manual
  • Highly experienced teachers with over 32 years of combined experience
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200 on completion
  • 3 daily delicious and healthy meals
  • 20 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 25

Airport transfer available:
Hilo International Airport (US$50 per person)

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Accommodation

When you are ready to rest, Kalani offers breezy, outside-in accommodations to suit your preference and budget. Their rustic guest spaces offer comfort and tranquility in a tropical setting. If you are seeking simplicity, your needs are met here.

Kalani's environment is ideal to unplug from technology and allow nature to recharge your spirit. With a temperate climate year-round and east-west trade winds, Kalani accommodations do not need to be equipped with heating or air-conditioning. Screened-in windows maximize airflow and views, offering you a breath of the planet's freshest air.

There are no phones or televisions in our minimalist rooms, allowing you to declutter your mind and start anew. Accommodation types vary from bamboo cottages which can sleep up to three people, lofts with two private bedrooms and a shared space, tree-house rooms located under the cool shade of a large monkeypod tree, free-standing bungalows, and two lodges.

Soma Yoga Institute Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training Program

This program offers students in-depth skills to explore yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Their curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based Vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha yoga, and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework. The instruction will cover a wide range of yoga techniques including yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance, and freedom in yoga poses.

Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali, and the chakra system as frameworks for the application of yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing. The asana emphasis includes both level one and two alignment based Vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity, and find their own authentic voice as a teacher. Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of yoga class types, including all levels Vinyasa yoga, alignment-based classes, yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and Restorative.

The course outline includes techniques training and practice for 120 contact hours, teaching methodology for 30 contact hours, anatomy and physiology for 15 contact hours, yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers for 20 contact hours, practicum for 15 contact hours.

The Hawaii program is scheduled as a twenty-one-day intensive program. While the program days are full, the activities of the day are kept diverse and active. The days really are a wonderful mix of digesting concepts intellectually, applying the concepts experientially, and diving into the practices of yoga. Care is taken within the program schedule to ensure that students have a healthy experience both physically and mentally. They promise not to keep you sedentary for too long. There is physical activity and deep relaxation built into the program every day.

Daily schedule

Arrival day

  • 16:00 Check-in
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19.15 Evening program

Days 2 to 20

  • 06:30 Meditation and pranayama
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 Yoga asana practice plus techniques and teaching methodology
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Restorative, gentle, therapeutic practice, or yoga Nidra, yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics, anatomy and physiology, and practice teach
  • 18:00 Dinner

Evening programs may be scheduled periodically throughout the program and students may be assigned outside of class readings or presentations.

Departure day

  • 06:30 Closing session
  • 07:45 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Closing session
  • 11:00 Check-out

Included excursions

There will be one full day off mid-way through the program plus one half day off to explore the local area.

Instructors

Liz Heffernan
International Association of Yoga Therapists (Kripalu Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Alignment Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Kripalu Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Anusara Yoga)
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is an international yoga teacher and Integrative Yoga Therapist. She draws from over two decades of personal yoga practice, 22 years of teaching and extensive training in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga, and Anusara. She currently directs and leads Yoga teacher trainings and workshops worldwide, provides unique one-to-one mentoring for yoga teachers, instructs daily yoga classes and offers private therapeutic sessions. Additionally, Liz serves as a mentor/faculty for the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapy program.
Molly Masaoka
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Innately perceptive beyond her years and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind. Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion, and humor. She believes that this balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of one's true nature. A student of yoga since the age of 16, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller and completed teacher training with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton.

Location

Travel to one of the world's most spectacular islands and give yourself a respite from the ordinary at Kalani Honua Oceanside Retreat. This location is a perfect place to dive into the teachings of the 200-hour therapeutic yoga teacher training.

Here, on the east coast of Hawaii Island, you will spend your time enjoying majestic natural attractions and taking advantage of all Kalani retreat offers. The retreat center is located on 120 magnificent acres of tropical beauty on the southeast coast of Hawaii Island, known as the Big Island.

Ample opportunities exist to enjoy Kalani's grounds which includes a pool, hot tub, and watsu therapy pool or stroll along the coastline taking in its stunning views. One of Kalani's guiding principles is to preserve and enhance its pristine, 120-acre campus, and surrounding Puna district through sustainable education programs and hands-on community participation.

To that end, Kalani has become a living model for discovering and implementing best practices in permaculture, sustainability, and community development in a breathtaking tropical oasis.

Nearby places

  • Ahalanui County Beach Park with a volcanically heated ocean pool-6 miles
  • Black Sand Beach - 1 mile
  • Hilo International Airport - 45 minutes
  • Isaac Hale Beach Park for boating and surfing -5 miles
  • Kalapana Lava Viewing Site- 7 miles
  • Kona International Airport - 2.5 hours
  • Kopoho Tide Pools with pristine snorkeling - 9 miles
  • Pahoa town- 15 miles
  • Uncle Robert’s Farmers Market includes weekly music, dancing, and vendors - 5 miles

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Wireless internet

Food

The price of this retreat includes three daily outstanding, gourmet, delicious, and health-minded meals. An abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables are served daily. Kalani cuisine encompasses a variety of styles including Thai, Indian, and Italian. Their chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. They celebrate the abundance of Hawaii by serving local tropical fruits and vegetables and fresh caught fish. Seafood is often served at dinner and chicken and beef are served occasionally. They offer the ability to accommodate a variety of dietary needs like gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, vegetarian etcetera. Filtered and alkaline water, coffee, tea, and milk are available throughout the day. Most importantly, the chefs at Kalani firmly believe that the care and love invested in the cuisine is transmitted to the diner and everything is prepared with aloha.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
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)

Kalani offers a variety of daily activities, including ecstatic dance on Sundays, weekly Hawaiian cultural classes such as Hula and Lauhala weaving, Arial dance and volleyball. Additionally, the nearby Black Sand beach offers swimming and snorkeling opportunities on calm days frequently with dolphins and sea turtles. On the student's day off, an abundance of adventures await to explore Hawaii Island including hikes to active lava flows, waterfalls, or through the crater at the Volcano National Park or visits to the pristine beaches and nearby towns.

Spa treatments

Bodywork is a healthful way to indulge yourself at Kalani. They feel blessed to be able to offer a variety of therapeutic massage and aquatic bodywork in an inspiring environment. All of the body-workers at Kalani have studied a variety of modalities and offer an eclectic combination of techniques depending on your needs. All therapists are licensed and self insured independent contractors.

Bodywork on land

  • Cranio-sacral massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Foot reflexology
  • Hawaiian lomilomi
  • Polarity massage
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish massage
  • The Trager approach
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Traditional Thai massage

Bodywork in water

  • Aqua mouvance
  • Aqua-vecchi
  • Healing dance
  • Waterdance
  • Watsu

Rates

  • One hour treatment 99 USD
  • One hour and 15 minutes treatment 125 USD
  • One hour and 30 minutes treatment 145 USD
  • Two hour treatment 190 USD

Bookings can be made upon arrival at Kalani. Please inquire about special offers.

What's included

  • 3 daily healthy meals
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • 200 Hour-Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training instruction
  • Certification by the Yoga Alliance
  • Comprehensive yoga teacher training manual
  • Day off to explore Big Island

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Driving directions from Hilo International Airport (ITO)

  • Leaving the Hilo Airport, turn left at traffic light onto Kanoelehua Avenue or Highway 11 south.
  • Continue on Highway 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles).
  • Turn left onto Kea'au Pahoa Bypass Road or Highway 130 south and continue for 21 miles passing Pahoa.
  • After mile-marker 20 there is a left-hand turn lane shortly after a large sign which says End of Road - 1 mile. This important left turn is passed a green church and insight of the ocean. A sign will direct you either to Kalapana or End of Road. Turn left towards Kalapana, then curve right.
  • Follow this short road to a stop sign at a T-junction and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Road/ Coastal Highway 137.
  • After about 5 miles, between the 17 and 18 mile-markers, and a half-mile beyond Kalapana Sea View Estates, Kalani will be on your left, marked with a lighted entrance sign.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hilo International Airport (ITO). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request for 50 USD per person if more than one guest is arriving at a time or 75 USD for a single pick-up or drop-off. Guest services at Kalani Oceanside Retreat will coordinate the shuttle for you and will combine rides whenever possible to keep the cost down for the guests.

Arrival by taxi

Taxis and Ubers are available on the island.

Airport transfer available: Hilo International Airport (US$50 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • 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 90 days before arrival.
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