Abhaya is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. She is an exuberant and gifted teacher. Meditation completely changed her life and after graduating Magna cum Laude from Georgetown University, she moved into the Shambhava Yoga Ashram to deepen her practice. She excelled in her Shambhava yoga teacher training and even began teaching trainings at the ashram within just a year of her graduation.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Satyam is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. He teaches with passion, dedication, and a sense of humor. He found Hatha yoga to be a tremendous and life-changing gift for the scoliosis of his spine and spinning wheels of his mind. After graduating with honors from Depaul University in 2005, he moved into the Shambhava Yoga Ashram and since then, he has dedicated his life to living and working there. His teaching style incorporates unique work-books, on-screen presentations, and iPad applications in an effort to make the training accessible to all learning modalities.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Casey is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. She is an adventurous spirit and committed yoga practitioner. Originally from New York, she graduated from Marist College and explored social work, marketing, event planning, and entrepreneurship before completing her teacher training at Konalani. Within just one month of her graduation she was already teaching 12 classes a week. When she’s not teaching yoga or meditating at the ashram you can find her hiking, paddle boarding, or surfing around the island.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
from United States, September 2018
Location, location, location!
from Austria, September 2018
I loved the environment, the way the whole course was set up, how easy and approachable they made the content, the fun surprise excursions and Picknicks at the beach and the perfect team work of the teachers. Their way of teaching and approaching us was amazing and both teachers have a big heart and were always down for a fun reference.
Betti W. Canada
I've taken both the morning and the sunset classes here along with a meditation class. This is an amazing location (I'd recommend standing to the left of the room for the best view of the giant "tree of life" and the ocean) with teachers that I've really enjoyed. If you haven't had a chance yet- give it a go- you won't be disappointed.
The yoga deck at Konalani is perhaps the most beautiful place I have ever seen to practice yoga. It looks out over the water and at times you can see whales breeching. In savasana, the smell of tropical flowers wafts over you and the singing birds lull you into relaxation. The curriculum is well developed and taught by experienced senior teachers. The retreat format allows you to really immerse yourself into the experience and be a part of ashram life. The food is amazing and the accommodations are simple but comfortable. I highly recommend Konalani teacher training. It prepared me well for teaching and opened doors to develop a more advanced meditation and spiritual practice.
Etti de Laczay
I am pleased to recommend Shambhava Yoga training to anyone who wants to connect their meditation practice to their yoga practice. The spiritual foundation for this training is highly specific, rooted in the traditions of Kashmir Shaivism, but their application is universal, as this tradition favors spiritual development while fully engaged in the world. The ashram provides a solid foundation in Hatha yoga, the basis for all other yoga styles, and the Hawaiian setting is pure delight - the climate makes the early rise and full schedule so much more pleasant!
I miss Konalani and our time together so much and will treasure it forever. The experience there far surpassed any of my expectations. When I first came there I had no idea how I was going to become a yoga teacher in 3 weeks, but your teaching approach could not have been better. You really broke down the asanas in a structured way of learning that is digestible and gives depth to the learning that will be reflected in my teaching. I can’t say enough good things about your teaching practices and methodologies, you were so thorough with everything— I more prepared than I expected to be after a 3 week training!I already cannot wait until I get to come back again for an advanced training with ya'll.
Shikai Dexter Australia
I wish there were more than 5 stars to give Shambhava Yoga Konalani. From the solid teacher training I now have the confidence to share, to the daily support of the beautiful teachers. (thank you Abhya and Satyam) The amazing food we had the privilege to eat during our meal times (thank you Sarah) while making friends over looking the breathtaking view of the ocean. I can honestly say I'm looking forward to the day I go back to this special place, it has helped me on my path and I will never forget my experience.