Shivakali Yoga is a yoga school, instructing in this ancient science with 200-hour teacher trainings, retreats, workshops, classes, and private instruction.
Yoga Retreats (3)
Serge Bandura has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2001. In classes, he blends his knowledge of traditional yogic practice and philosophy from years living in ashrams and studying with masters, alongside thousands of hours of current training in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin Yoga, Rudra, Kundalini Tantra, and Tibetan Buddhism. A musician, a kirtan player, a ceremonial leader, pujari, and director of both Shivakali Yoga and Light and Space Yoga, Serge is known as a teacher's teacher. He seeks to bring the depth of tradition into the contemporary practice we know as YOGA.
Gloria Marie Baraquio is a yogi and educator from Hawaii. She grew up the youngest of 10 children on the island of Oahu, praying and singing in the Catholic Church. Intrigued with other spiritual traditions from a young age, Gloria explored a multitude of philosophies and religions, connecting deeply with the teachings of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Baha'i Faith, Tibetan Buddhism, Kundalini Yoga, and Krishna Consciousness. She has practiced at temples, ashrams, churches, and healing centers around the world from India to the Islands, and has been teaching yoga and meditation for 15 years.
Amber Lee's lineage is rooted in the Andes, the Hawaiian Islands, in prayer, and in service. Years of study in the healing arts has resulted in a healing practice that is woven with the teachings of acupressure, integrated energy therapy, craniosacral, Esalen massage, and deep bodywork. In addition to her therapeutic practice, Amber works with plants and essential oils as tools for healing, offering essential oil education, consultations, and aromatherapy treatments. Amber also leads educational and ceremonial workshops for women and co-ed groups.
Nina's deepest passion is Yoga practice and it's transformational quality. She has completed in-depth & residential training in Hatha Yoga Asana, Vinyasa Krama (Classical Sequencing), Yoga Nidra, Classical Yogic Philosophy, and Traditional Tantra with her heart teacher Yogarupa (Rod Stryker), as well as numerous trainings and apprenticeships with master teachers Tracee Stanley, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, & the Mukti Yoga School. Alongside a long career teaching public classes and leading retreats, Nina has also spent years teaching yoga as a service to individuals in 12-step recovery.
Stephanie started practicing yoga 15 years ago and taught her first class shortly thereafter. She has since studied numerous lineages and paths, and became a senior Shivakali Yoga teacher after completing 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings with the Shivakali Yoga School in Hawaii and Bali. Stephanie’s additional training includes Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Tantra and Tibetan meditation, Ayurvedic therapy, plant medicine, and she is an active member of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Program. Stephanie remains a forever student of the wild earth, & a daughter of the jungle.
Oliwa Newell is an accomplished musician and yogi who has been exploring, questioning, and practicing yoga for 20 years. He has performed in Kirtan ensembles for decades, has completed multiple trainings with the Shivakali Yoga School, is a senior teacher at Light + Space Yoga, and has shared musically & assisted teachers in numerous other teacher trainings and retreats. It is his hope that by learning to breathe, quieting the mind, bringing flexibility and strength to the body, and sharing a sense of connectedness we, as humans, may be empowered to realize solutions to the problems we face.
Colee Garr will be your instructor in this training / retreat.
from United States, June 2018
"Practice on and off the mat"
The container of space created by Serge and Gloria was sacred and authentic. The land was sacred. The food was amazing. I felt completely provided for, loved, safe and cared for in every way. The daily practice provided strength, gentleness and a space for me to love and honor myself in whatever way I needed.
I don't know where to start...but this retreat certainly changed my life and transformed me beyond expectation! (and believe me, I'm usually rather skeptical about comments like this...;D). It was way more than just a yoga teacher training, which was indeed very thorough, effective, informative and practical. I experienced a super kind and loving community created by the great teachers, staff and all the students. There was a unity and peace I've never experienced in my life (and imagine it's created by about 30 total strangers you'd never met before!) Through learning, sharing and living together, I deepened understanding about myself and others...and I was healed from deep within. I'm truly grateful for Serge and Gloria for leading such an amazing retreat and everybody joined this amazing journey with me...I couldn't recommend Shivakali experience more! Take this step and you won't regret!
Shivakali Yoga response
Thank you Momoko. You're a shining star.
My 200 hour YTT in Hawaii with Shivakali Yoga was an absolutely incredible experience. I am so glad that your website lead me to them. The KMEC location was rustic, off-grid and one of a kind. I would go back there on my own as a vacation destination.
As for the yoga; I'm not sure I have to words to describe what a beautiful gift and journey it was. Serge and Gloria from Shivakali are two of the most kind hearted, authentic and giving people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Their knowledge is extensive and includes so much more than asana practice. My own understanding of the history and philosophy of Yoga grew exponentially under their instruction. The curriculum included many aspects of yoga beyond the poses on the mat. In addition to growing more confident in myself as a practioner of yoga, I grew more confident in my ability to go out and teach yoga. The caring, safe and happy atmosphere promoted much joy and self reflection.
Additionally, the food was out of this world! Three meals a day, everyday were just incredible.
I would say that Shivakali offers so much more than Yoga teacher training instruction; they offer how to be a better, happier human instruction. I would recommend them to anyone. Mahalo,
I would rate the whole experience a 10. The location and accommodations were perfect. The structure of the days were very well set up. I never felt overwhelmed with the structure or classes. I was always excited to go to class. The amount of knowledge and everything I learned was more than I could have asked for or imagined. The teachers were phenomenal. The plant based meals were icing on the cake. It was life changing.