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Transform your life by immersing yourself in yoga with Soma Yoga Institute's 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training. Immersed 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.
Kalani offers accommodations to suit diverse preferences and budgets. The rustic accommodations are simple, outside-in spaces, which offer comfort and tranquility. Angular octagonal or pentagonal structures are a contrast to box-based architecture, and invite a departure from routine.
Kalani accommodations are not equipped with heating or air conditioning, as Kalani is situated on the east coast of Hawaii island, benefiting from the persistent east-to-west Pacific trade wind flow. Windows in the accommodations are screened, maximizing airflow and views, and there are no phones or televisions in the rooms.
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 leveled hale lodges.
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, and specialty focus and supportive kula.
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 in to the program everyday.
Evening programs may be scheduled periodically throughout the program and students may be assigned outside of class readings or presentations.
Please note that there will be one full day off mid-way through the program plus two half days off to explore, rest, or catch up on your studies.
There will be one full day off mid-way through the program plus one half day off to explore the local area.
Kalani Honua Oceanside Retreat is a perfect location to dive into the teachings of the Hawaii therapeutic yoga teacher training. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Bookings can be made upon arrival at Kalani. Please inquire about special offers.
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 person or 75 USD for a single pick-up or drop-off. Soma Yoga Institute will pick you up from the airport.
The regular taxi rate is about 125 USD.