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For aspiring teachers accepted to the program, please note clearly it is 18 days of Intensive Immersive training in person on Maui followed by completion of all assignments, examination, hours, readings, evaluation of teacher ethics, disciplines, and role of a qualified skilled teacher to graduate with a certificate of registered yoga teacher RYT 200 hr. The physical practice- practicum is to successfully meet the requirement to register with the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certificate of completion for registered yoga teachers.
It is an immersion intensive teacher training program that is well-rounded, traditional, authentic, and comprehensive. Dedicated to the lineage of ashtanga vinyasa yoga primary series.
Prerequisites apply: must have minimum 1 - 3 years Ashtanga primary series practice is recommended and/or a minimum 3 years dedicated another style of Vinyasa yoga practice or forms such as Iyengar / Vinyasa / Hatha / Bikram as the foundations of this training is from the system of the father of yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Ashtanga Yoga, and Ashtanga 8th limbs of Yoga Sutras.
The program is physically invigorating, as you will have two physical practices during training days. Morning practice is daily from Sunday through Friday (off Saturday). The practice is as early as 6:00 a.m. and on some days a second practice TBA if needed.
Please note: There is no refund, exchanges, reimbursement, compensation if you do not meet the requirements for graduation and if you by means dismissed yourself from the program and did not complete all the requirements for graduation. Special arrangements may be offered for circumstances allowed to give you the opportunity to successfully complete the program by the due date.
There are up to 4 guest rooms that Christina Martini Yoga can provide through several guest house locations. It's single occupancy, first come first serve, and simple accommodations as is. The accommodations are not the same location as the practice shala training site. You need to have transportation to drive up to 10 minutes to the training site.
Accommodation as a guest to lead the teacher's guest home is offered to you at no additional cost. Guest home etiquette and rules are strictly in place for all lodging at shared guest home and inappropriate behavior and concerns may be grounds for immediate dismissal. No compensation, reimbursement, and refunds for all expenses incurred to attend the training in the event you are dismissed from the program for concerns and inappropriate measures.
The guest rooms are single occupancy, with the primary guest house being a shared living space with up to two other students or guests.
Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness, Christina Martini Yoga assume no responsibility for personal belongings left out and used by others including toiletries as it is a shared space. Therefore, Christina Martini Yoga suggest to keep your belongings to your own room after use.
Christina Martini Yoga encourages you to get outdoors after your study, training, and practice to inhale and exhale the vitamins, sunshine, beauty, and energy of Maui to refresh.
You need to rent a car to enjoy the island during your stay, but should you decide to spend your time on the property during the day, please be prepared to encounter some degree of construction as there is a larger project underway.
It is also important to take into consideration that every guest who accepts to stay in the guest house as a student must participate in Seva- service in yoga practice and lifestyle, where cleaning after themselves each day is recommended. If a communal setting does not fit your lifestyle or needs, it is recommended to find other accommodations.
The guest rooms for lodging are island country-style life on a first come first served basis for the room assigned to you and at the discretion of Christina Martini Yoga. No illegal drugs, friend sleepover, or smoking of any substances are allowed inside the guest bedrooms, guest home, or within the proximity of the house.
Mature and responsible adults only, please. Immediate request to vacate will be enforced in the case of breaking the rules or if any guest doesn't follow the courteous, respectful, responsible, humble, understanding, and loving principles of yoga life that practitioners / yoga aspiring teachers should embrace.
If you require a personal space and more of a personal preference you can search for your own accommodations. There are no adjustments or refunds to the cost of the program should you elect to find off your own lodging before or during the program as the cost of this program, retreat or training is solely for the program and not based on on-site lodging accommodations.
Students who complete all the requirements of the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The program is taught by a lead teacher, program director, Senior teacher, 20+ years dedicated to the lineage of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Authorized and certified senior teacher for students with beginning through advanced practices of Vinyasa yoga and therapy methodology. The lead teacher is a licensed oncology nurse with decades of experience as a health and wellness coach integrated into the yoga teacher program and lifestyle.
Are you developing a curiosity or aspiration to personally enrich your practice, studies and one day share the practice with others? Shala Santosha Ashtanga Yoga & Wellness offers a holistic yoga teacher training program with an emphasis on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Lineage, Foundations, and Tradition. The program and school are approved by Yoga Alliance and are registered as RYS, E-RYT, YACEP.
Aspiring Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practitioners and/or established vinyasa yoga teachers seeking continuing education, refining one's practice, seeking more training for growth and development for specialized practices such as whole health & wellness, integrated therapeutic yoga this program upon completion and meeting of all requirements can be applied towards Yoga Alliance RYT200 hr.
This immersive 200-hour course is based on the lineage and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series “Yoga Therapy” Yoga Chikitsa which brings the solid foundation, fundamentals, base for any yoga practice, style, or form for these contemporary forms evolved out of the Ashtanga teachings, system, and method.
The course grounds its teachings emphasized on the traditional classical 8 limbs of yoga sutras, Patanjali, Hatha, Vinyasa, Traditional, Authentic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System. Integrating the Therapeutic Yoga Wellness approach to developing a holistic whole health practice that supports the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual wellbeing, resilience, strength, and mindfulness lifestyle.
This authentic ancient classical yoga practice is open to all with commitment and for dedicated students-practitioners, Prerequisite applies to be considered for the program is having already an experienced practice of preferred form preferred Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary series minimum 1-3 years to apply but open to those with established Vinyasa style practice of minimum 3 years consistently and a Zoom eval and meet and greet will be scheduled upon acceptance.
The study is rich, rigorous, well-rounded, and requires deep study both at our meetings and during your self-study time. It is an immersion for your personal growth, development, and transformation.
Certificate of Completion once all requirements are met you may register with Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hr as Registered Yoga Teacher 200 RYT. Please note this is not an authorization to be an Ashtanga Yoga Authorized Certified Teacher. You will be able to register as a certified yoga teacher to teach at studios or your own independent studio.
6 months coaching and mentorship post-graduation RYT 200 hr via telephone, FaceTime, Zoom, text, email.
Opportunity to have the first reservation to return for continued education to the next program course, Intermediate training to keep your practice progressing, advancing and developing your knowledge for more joy living yoga. Ongoing studies as an apprentice may be available if you meet the qualification, prerequisites, and commitment.
This program is life-changing through self-transformation, healing, or happy healthy yoga life. Be prepared to transform and witness your strength and growth. The training is engaged in a physical practice beginning at sunrise and at certain days twice a day. Each physical practice is energetically dynamic, challenging both physically and mentally as you learn the process and methodology.
Be prepared to sweat, cleanse, detox, and purify, and cultivate a deeper sense of understanding the foundations, disciplines, structure of authentic traditional yoga practice and teaching with the emphasis on the classical 8 limbs of Yoga Sutras - Patanjali and traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system.
Please note upon completing and meeting all the passing skilled qualifications and practice requirements to the program, a certificate of completion to be a Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 200 RYT will be offered.
Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness will keep you updated regarding Quarantine COVID measures per the State of Hawaii and the dates will remain on this site as policies are constantly changing for the State of Hawaii Measures.
About the training? The program is physically invigorating, as you will have two physical practices during training days. Morning practice daily Sunday through Friday (off Saturday). The practice is as early as 6:00 a.m and on some days a second practice TBA if needed.
It is an immersion that is well-rounded, traditional, authentic, and comprehensive. Dedicated ashtanga vinyasa yoga primary series practice minimum 1 - 3 years is recommended and / or a minimum 3 years dedicated vinyasa yoga practice of other forms such as Iyengar/ Vinyasa/ Hatha / Bikram as the foundations of this training is from the system of the father of Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Ashtanga Yoga, and Ashtanga 8th limbs of Yoga Sutras.
Virtual - online sessions are currently being offered.
Meets Sundays through Fridays for discussions, teachings, meetings, and practice on the mat
The quality and excellence of the training program and its instructions remain rich, well-rounded, comprehensive, rigorous, immersive as the curriculum both online and in-person are the same.
In person on Maui: A Covid negative test result prior to arrival is required to participate.
If you are interested in proceeding in-person or online course, an application upon request will be sent via email after your inquiry mentioning you have read the prerequisite and meet the prerequisite to apply.
Once accepted to the program after receipt of the application questionnaire an email confirmation to proceed to deposit and payment will be sent to you. All deposits are non-refundable, but transferrable for another date should there be an emergency to change.
You may book an appointment for the Covid test 72 hours prior to arrival. Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness, Maui, Hawaii will keep you updated on any changes. You can book your airfare, car rental, and please keep in mind due to the COVID uncertainties, travelers' insurance in the event of State Measures in place might affect your travel.
Online training is already in place as coverage in the event cancellation of in-person training should happen. A significant discount will be applied to the full cost of Live In-person training. You will also be given a year to reschedule should there be a need to postpone or delay the arrival date due to COVID measures mandated by the State of Hawaii Only.
Other cancellations based outside of State Mandate can be arranged for extension up to one year or online training. Deposits are non-refundable but transferrable to a later date, Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness, Maui, Hawaii will offer an extension of one year to reschedule or offer the online virtual in place in the event they are all asked to adhere to the measures of the state for travel or etc.
please Send Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness, Maui, Hawaii a copy of your photo ID and Air travel itinerary, best phone # to call you once booked.
This yoga teacher training course is based on the foundations of Ashtanga yoga holistic practice. Yoga Chikitsa Primary Series, meaning yoga therapy practice for health, wellness, holistic purpose.
Pre-requisite must be met for application acceptance. The traditional yoga sequencing approach is combined with Christina's professional oncology - cancer nursing experiences, as well as a health and wellness background, to meld yoga practices for health, veterans, cancer, whole health.
Rich emphasis on philosophy, theory, and practicum to build a solid foundation, deepening your understanding of functional anatomy, breathwork, and energetic elements within each pose as it has been practiced since many centuries ago for healing and therapeutic benefits.
Drawing upon this strong foundation, you will experiment, explore, discover, and experience a daily moving meditation known as a flow, moving, Vinyasa style practice each day. It is dynamic, therapeutic, and energetic to the whole self.
By the completion of this program, your continued ongoing daily practice, teaching experiences, continuing education, or self-study will confidently begin a new journey for you to share this yoga practice independently from what you personally have learned and experienced. It is suitable for all levels and conditions. You will explore and learn appropriate modifications for those with health and special conditions, injuries, or physical limitations.
The experience and knowledge you will gain will allow you to provide an integrated, holistic, whole health approach including all dimensions, from posture, meditation, breathing, yoga philosophy, chanting, yoga detox, yoga anatomy, lifestyle, spiritual life, and much more.
This program will enrich your knowledge, skills, and experience to work with the general population and specialties such as pre-existing conditions, yoga for vets, yoga for cancer, private one-on-one clients, quality authentic group classes, and more with communities in your neighborhood.
This is a holistic, whole health approach to the disciplines and practices of yoga, with an emphasis on Ashtanga classical yoga to complement helping those who wish to improve their physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health and state of mind through the yoga therapeutic principles of postures, breathing techniques, lifestyle, diet, relaxation techniques, and meditation.
This program is suitable for you if you're serious and committed to your own practice and ready to give back with a purpose to others. This program best fits you if you already are a dedicated regular or daily yoga practitioner or an established yoga teacher, apprentice, or assistant who would like to refine and expand your practice and knowledge to integrate a holistic approach and principles to your current yoga practice and teaching.
This program is also suitable for individuals; practitioners; physical, occupational, or recreational therapists; fitness trainers, health coaches, nutritionist, dietitians, health care, or community health care workers; massage therapists; or bodywork practitioners for personal self-growth, development, and exploring a more personalized therapeutic yoga practice and approach to competently and safely be able to share and introduce the yoga practices to others to make a difference one life at a time working with individual private sessions.
This comprehensive yoga teacher training course supports and prepares you for the skills to work safely, ethically, appropriately, and intelligently with new and established students or practitioners.
This training course will journey through the yogic philosophy of the eight limbs of yoga and the yoga foundation roots of the Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa systems. The traditional yoga practice and sequencing of the postures approach is combined with Christina's professional nursing, health, and wellness background to meld yoga theory for holistic whole health practice.
The practice of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Half and Full Primary series and Hatha Vinyasa is emphasized to build a strong foundation, deepen your understanding of functional anatomy, breathwork, and energetic elements within each pose as it has been practiced for many centuries for healing and therapeutic benefits.
Drawing upon this strong foundation, you will experiment, explore, discover, and experience a moving meditation known as Vinyasa, a series of postures arranged in a special intellectual way, as they transition from one posture to another, harnessing your creativity and inner voice. It is physically and mentally engaging, dynamic, and can be challenging at first as you build stamina, endurance, proper breathing, and focus.
By the end of the course, with your continued ongoing practice and study, you will be able to confidently begin a new journey, sharing the yoga practice from what you personally have learned and experienced. A practice that is suitable for all levels with modifications for students with conditions, injuries, or physical limitations.
You will also acquire the experience and knowledge to provide an integrated and holistic approach of all postures safely and appropriately with adjustments, meditation, breathing, yoga philosophy, chanting, yoga anatomy, lifestyle, and much more. This course is suitable for those who are seeking a life-changing experience through self-transformation, peaceful living, and liberation for a happy, healthy life.
This course starts with everyone as a beginner and progressively grows. It is the beginning of first-year studies. Anyone called to this path can enjoy the course, whether aspiring as a teacher or a regular practitioner.
When you step into the role of teaching, you are not simply sharing a physical practice to keep practitioners fit, but instead, the intention is sharing a holistic, whole health, mind, body, and spiritual practice that helps people to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
The training allows your space to embody yoga, you access the opportunity to still the mind, prepare the body for meditation, and the foundation for yoga to begin.
This is an immersion-intensive experience that will develop a solid firm foundation of inner discipline through the practice of yoga, breath, and meditation disciplines. Those interested in RYT 200-hour and registering as an RYT with Yoga Alliance must have a minimum of 3 years of already established, disciplined daily or committed Ashtanga yoga practice or a minimum of one year of a dedicated Vinyasa / Hatha yoga practice.
Knowledge of the Ashtanga Primary half or full series of over one year of practice is advised but not required. Please submit with your inquiry how long you've practiced yoga, what method, system, form, or style, where, and with whom.
Also, include a short personal bio of yourself, your current career, medical conditions, limitations, injuries, medications, and allergies. Lastly, also share why you are interested in this program, your mission, intention, and purpose for the training.
All training and study materials, practice yoga sessions, clinic sessions. certification of completion, RYT 200 hrs. Yoga Alliance RYT certificate to register. 6 months of continued consultation once the program is completed.
One can choose to continue to return for continuing study annually, semiannually, or when convenient to grow their knowledge continuously as yoga has no graduation to one's mind, body, spirit, and knowledge, most especially as a mentor, teacher, or practitioner. Deeper understanding, practice, appreciation, skills to safely touch, assist, and adjust practitioners, and offer a therapeutic practice.
One can also choose to take the therapeutic holistic program year 2, which will deeply open the knowledge for a deeper holistic health wellness approach to pre-medical conditions. Pre-requisite applies before acceptance to this program.
Prerequisite: Minimum, 3 years of regularly committed yoga disciplines practice and life experiences under a teacher or Shala or studio. Maturity and life experiences are as important as aspiring to yoga teaching.
(Yoga Alliance Approved School and Program, RYS, E-RYT, YACEP)
This immersive 200-hour course is based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series “Yoga Therapy” Yoga Chikitsa which brings the solid foundation, fundamentals, base for any yoga practice, style, or form for these contemporary forms evolved out of the Ashtanga teachings, system, and method. The course grounds its teachings emphasized on the traditional classical 8 limbs of yoga sutras, Patanjali, Hatha, Vinyasa, Traditional, Authentic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System.
Integrating the Therapeutic Yoga Wellness approach to developing a holistic whole health practice that supports the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual wellbeing, resilience, strength, and mindfulness lifestyle. This authentic ancient classical yoga practice is open to all with commitment and for dedicated students-practitioners.
To apply and be considered for the program. Applicants must have an established regular practice and knowledge of Ashtanga primary 1/2 or full series sequence for a minimum of 1 -3 years and with a consistent Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. Upon completion, applicants meeting all the completion requirements of hours, assignments, examination, the role of a teacher, ethics, yoga disciplines, studies then are granted a certificate of completion to apply for the RYT200hr and to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT200.
This yoga teacher training program is fully immersed in the studies of traditional 8 limbs yoga foundations, history, philosophy, teaching ethics and role of a teacher, techniques, intensive understanding of anatomy and physiology, applied and functional biomechanics, method of Ashtanga Yoga primary series physical practice, hands-on teaching examinations, methodology and more for becoming an experienced qualified skilled yoga teacher.
Christina Martini is an international yoga teacher, educator, ashtanga practitioner. With more than 15 years of experience with yoga practices of Ashtanga yoga and cancer nurse. Her passion to share the practice of Yoga to others is holistic, transforming, and life-inspiring. She is a Licensed oncology-cancer nurse, certified oncology advocate, and navigator, Harold Freeman Institute. Health and wellness educator, facilitator, and coach. A member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, American College of Lifetime Medicine, Holistic practices, E-RYT, YACEP, RYS Yoga Alliance.
This teacher training program will take place in Haiku Town. Nearby Towns are Makawao, Paia, Pukalani, Kula, Upcountry, and Road to Hana. You will need to get a rental car to enjoy all that this paradise can offer while you are staying in Maui. The Training Shala School is located 7 minute drive from the accommodation property.
If you are new to Maui, Haiku, Maui is located in the upcountry, north shore side, a favored area due to its beauty and rainforest environment. The property is lush but definitely country-style living with all the pros and cons that come with it.
Each morning the birds, roosters, cows, cats, and dogs wakes up to the sunrise. It’s simple and nothing fancy. There are island bugs, lizards, flora, fauna, and fowl, the types and amounts of which are seasonal and based on how much rain during the season.
Mosquitoes, geckos, cockroach, deer, chickens, and roosters and neighbors cats and dogs can be seen on the street from time to time. They have a mini Aussie and a outdoor cat that sometimes run around the property.
If your are susceptible to flowers, pollen, etc, please be prepared with the appropriate allergy medication.
They live in a quiet neighborhood that has old streets and many families with keiki (kids) and some strolling dogs. Please drive carefully, 15 miles per hour, as you enter Haupoa and Lemi Place. In Hawaii we practice "Aloha", the island way of saying please respect and appreciate the people, culture and "Aina" (land/earth) in your life and around you.
This retreat will include a weekend of cooking class prepping meals for healthier choices. There are grocery stores nearby, such as MANA in Paia Town, Haiku Market in Haiku, Rodeo Market in Makawao, Pukalani Superrette in Pukalani, and Whole Foods, Costco, Down to Earth, and Alive and Well in Kahului. Food Land and a Safe Way are on the island too.
All excursions are planned at your own planning and expense. You will need a rental car during your stay in Maui to get around and enjoy the offerings of this paradise.
During your free time, drive yourself to the beach, enjoy hiking trails, nature walks, waterfalls, swim, kitesurf, windsurf, surf, shop the towns. 15-30 minute drive from the retreat property.
None included, however there are beautiful places to book yourself for additional body work treats.
Transfer not provided
Once you are accepted and confirmed for the program, please book your flight to arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG). Arrive on the start date posted, which is on a Saturday.
Depart on the date posted as the last day of class. Upon arrival at Kahului Airport (OGG), take a taxi or rent a car. We are 25 minutes to training Shala in Haiku, Maui. You will need to get a rental car to enjoy all that this paradise can offer you while you are here.
Lyft or Uber is available estimates about 25 - 30 USD one way. The taxis on site at the airport upon your arrival are about the same.
Please do not book your ticket nor pay the deposit until you receive confirmation from me that you are accepted, which after I receive your reply, you know the decision as soon as possible.
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