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.

Retreat 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

Yoga 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$75 per person)

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Accommodation

Ahu Lani has 10 Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms (1 private, 1 shared in a suite, 3 on the Lanai), a Great Hall with Ocean views and seating for 20, 30-Foot Cedar Round Yoga Studio and a Laundry Room. Single room options, double room options, and camping options exist.

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.

Retreat location

This Hawaiian escape sits high up on the coast amidst ancient trees, ferns, horses, goats, birds, bees, and the warm morning breezes. "Ahu Lani", which translates into "Heavenly Temple", is tucked into thousands of Ohia and Koa trees on 24 acres of protected land. On the far side of the land, the Kalopa Gulch (river) brings rainwater from the top of Mauna Kea to the Pacific Ocean. Gentle pools of water and a 15-foot waterfall can be found just after heavy rains.

At nearly 3,000 feet of elevation, yet only 5 miles from the ocean, a unique ecosystem exists and guests will have a chance to immerse themselves into something very special. The Aina, or land, has been called "magical" and offers a very deep healing energy that people travel from all around the world to experience.

The nearby pristine white sandy beaches of Hapuna and the turtle sanctuary of Kiholo Bay are common excursions.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • 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. Primarily vegetarian fare. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.

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)

An abundance of adventures await to explore Hawaii Island including hikes to Waipio Valley, snorkeling, or visits to the pristine beaches and nearby towns.

Spa treatments

Therapeutic Massage is available upon request.

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

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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