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18 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

  • Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center, 13-260 Pohoiki Rd, Pāhoa, Hawaii 96778,

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

Our yoga teacher training offers a non-denominational style of yoga instruction, comprised with the strengths of selected yoga lineages including Yin yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga, Dharma yoga, and Iyengar yoga. Throughout your yoga teacher training you will receive guidance on how to establish yourself as a professional yoga teacher. Classes on the business of yoga are included in the curriculum as is ongoing support. Our residential retreat style program is 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified and limited to 20 students. Allison Eaton and Craig Perkins are the lead instructors for the Hawaii 16-day Yoga teacher Trainings.

Immersion into yogic lifestyle and path of teaching from the heart

Yandara Yoga Institute offers you an immersion into the yogic lifestyle and the path of teaching from the heart. Throughout our yoga teacher training program, you will have the experience of living in community while being surrounded by the healing power of nature. Yandara yoga certification school emphasizes practice and teaching skills, including organizing a class, creating confidence, pranayama, philosophy and making postural corrections. You will learn to teach yoga with precision alignment, emphasizing heart-felt presence. The foundation of each yoga teacher training program is based on our heart-centered Vinyasa Flow Sequences. Our curriculum will enable you to formulate and nurture your own personal teaching style.

Highlights

  • Foundation in Vinyasa
  • Yoga teacher training certificate
  • Dharma, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga style instructions
  • Registered yoga teacher application
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 18.

  • 16 days with instruction
  • English
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Daily schedule

  • 07.00 a.m. Practice and Instruction of yoga flow and walking and sitting meditation.
  • 09.00 a.m. Herbal tea and house prepared tropical breakfast with local fruit, herbs nuts and agavae nectar a new experience every morning!
  • 9.30 a.m. Yoga Class: Teacher Training Practice and Instruction.
  • 12.30 p.m. Lunch: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style.
  • 02.00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Student teaching time, Individual and group instruction.
  • 02.00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: Student teaching time, Individual and group instruction.
  • 04.00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; group and individual communication and presentation skills.
  • 06.00 p.m. Dinner: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style.
  • 07.00 p.m. Satsang: meditation, music and kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion.
  • Sunday afternoon has free time from 12.30 p.m.to 4.00 p.m.

Curriculum

  • Yandara Yoga Teacher Training follows and incorporates minimum Yoga Alliance Standards:
  • Techniques: (100 Hours) Includes asanas, simple breathing exercises, chanting, and sitting and walking meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and their practice.
  • Teaching Methodology: (20 Hours) Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and deepening communication skills.
  • Anatomy and Physiology: (20 Hours) Includes both physical anatomy and bodily systems, organs, etc., and subtle/pranic anatomy and physiology (charkras, nadis, etc.).
  • Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle: (30 Hours) Study of Yoga Scriptures (ethics for yoga teachers), 'living the life of the yogi', truthfulness and self introspection reading.
  • Practicum: (15 Hours) Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.
  • Electives: (30 Hours) Electives drawn from the other categories including: Natural Diet and Health.
  • Contact Hours: (180 Hours Minimum) Contact hours means that the teacher trainer is physically in the presence of the student. Non-contact or independent study hours may include assigned reading.
  • Yandara Yoga Teacher Training complies with the 200-Hour Level of the Yoga Alliance Standards for Registered Yoga Teachers, as follows:
  • Contact Hours: (180 Hours minimum) Instruction with the teacher trainers physical presence.
  • Non-contact or independent study hours: (20 hours minimum) Learning when the teacher trainer is not present. This may include: assigned reading or other homework, unsupervised study groups, and observing other students' instruction.
  • A Yandara Yoga Institute 200 Hour Teaching Certificate will be given upon successful completion of the program.

Craig Perkins

Craig is registered with Yoga Alliance with over 45 years and 15,000 hours of yoga teaching and yoga teacher training. In 1968, Craig trained under Yogi Ananda Bhavanani (a follower of Swami Sivananda) in Vancouver, Canada, and became a certified Sivananda-style yoga instructor. At this same time, he began his 30-year meditation study with both Sant Kirpal Singh, and later with his successor Sant Darshan Singh, he also studied, and became initiated in, Tibetan Buddhism, and furthered his Hatha Yoga studies with Yogi Shaym Acharia.

After several years of teaching classes in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Craig began teaching for Coquitlam Adult Education, by then he was also running his own yoga school, The Yoga Center. In 1972 Craig started a "live-in" yoga school in Miami, Florida, and two years later he moved to Sawan Kirpal Meditation Center in Virginia, where he lived for 20 years with his wife, and two sons. He also lived with his family at a Sivananda Yoga Center in Washington, D.C. for one year in 1980.

Craig has made five trips to India, studying meditation at Sawan Ashram, Delhi, and Deradhun. For 5 years he was studying Chinese yoga, Tai Chi and Qi gong with a master/student of Robert Smith, and he also taught yoga at a yoga retreat in Baja, Mexico for 12 years. Craig is involved with yoga psychology and deep ecology. He has studied Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yoga Flow style. He has also compiled the booklet, "An Introduction to Yoga Life", based on 30 years of yoga experience. Craig also has written the book "Yandara, Teaching Yoga from the Intuitive Heart".

Allison Eaton

Allison is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki and meditation. To date, she has trained over 800 yogis to become empowered and inspired yoga teachers. Allisons teaching style springs intuitively from the heart, supported by extensive background training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Tantra and Chakra Yoga Therapy. In addition to teaching Hatha Yoga with precision alignment, Allison focuses on yogic practices that deepen the connection to our healing life force (prana). These practices include asana (postures), pranayama (breath awareness exercises), meditation, mantra, bandha and mudra (universal energy seals), Qigong and Tai Chi.

Allisons meditation background includes Vipassana and Mindfulness Meditation, Movement Meditation, Surat Shabd Yoga (Meditation of Light and Sound), Light Body and Chakra Meditation. Allison bows in gratitude to her teachers: Shiva Rea, (Vinyasa Flow), Peter Sterios (Gravity and Grace), Chuck Miller (Sama Ashtanga Yoga), Sant Rajinder Sing Ji Maharaj (Surat Shabd Yoga), Dr. Robert K. Hall (Vipassana and Dharma Teacher) Kevin Durkin (Senior Iyengar Teacher and Yoga Therapist), Victor Oppenheimer (Senior Iyengar Teacher), Corrin Adams (Hatha Yoga) and Sandy Call of Yoga Fit (Hatha Yoga).

Allison is known to draw the authentic Self out of her students, empowering them to practice and teach from intuitive guidance, connected to the heart. Allison is the author of the Yandara Yoga Asana Manual and is featured in the meditation CD, Sat Nam. As a Reiki Master and Intuitive Healing Arts Practitioner, she also offers Reiki Sessions and Reiki Certification trainings at Yandara.

The southeastern corner of the Big Island is home to the district of Puna, a historical area that offers countless treasures. Bigger than the island of Oahu, Puna is a colorful and culturally distinct enclave of artists, writers, permaculture farmers and a thriving counter culture community. Here you can feel free to slow down, completely unwind and explore the extraordinary abundance: from rain forests and farms blossoming with papayas, mangoes, orchids and macadamia nuts to transcendental lava-lands and truly spectacular coastal views.

The Big Island of Hawaii is a place of diversity and beauty. Rare, endangered plant and animal life, pristine micro-climates - from snow-covered peaks to lava deserts to lush tropical rainforest - the world's most massive mountain (Mauna Loa at 19,000 cubic miles) and tallest from its base (33,000 feet), plus the earth's most active volcano (Kilauea) are some of the awe-inspiring treasures of the island.

Distances

  • Hilo - 30 mins
  • Kola - 150 mins
Activities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
Services
  • Services
  • Wireless internet

Hawaii is the land of tropical fruit and nuts. Our Yandara chefs travel to Hawaii and attend daily the local farmers markets and natural food stores ensuring only freshest organic ingredients are used to create their Hawaiian menu. Special to Hawaii are island grown tropical fruit and nut bowls served at breakfast, macadamia nut pesto with quinoa pasta, sunflower 3 sprout salad with grated Daikon radish, lentil and sweet potato stew and fresh mint iced tea. The fruit bowl overflows 24/7 with island grown papayas, baby bananas, coconuts and pineapple.

Yandara has put together a yogic menu of additional offerings that you may choose to add to enhance or deepen your teacher training experience. While not in class you may choose to explore your astrological birth chart, determine your Ayurvedic constitution, adjust with a chiropractor, relax with a massage and/or align your energy and heal with Reiki.

Please note, however, the additional offerings are subject to professional availability and space is also limited. Sign up for services begins the second day of training. Fees are payable at the end of training with cash, credit/debit card or paypal.

  • Tuition, standard accommodations and food are included.
  • Airfare, airport transportation to/from Yandara facility, books and laundry are not included.

Driving directions from

Hilo Airport:

  • There is only one road that exits the airport. At the end of Airport road, go left (West) at the light onto Highway 11.
  • Continue on Hwy 11 until you are out of town. Before 6 miles, get in left lane. Make a left onto Highway 130 at the sign that reads Pahoa 10. There are 2 left turn lanes.
  • Hwy 130 bypasses the town of Pahoa, which is the last place to buy supplies or groceries. There is a small shopping mall on the north side of Pahoa, which includes the Malama Market grocery store. In Pahoa town there is also a health food store called Island Naturals, as well as some good restaurants, ATM machines and a Post Office.
  • Stop in Pahoa or continue on Hwy 130 ten miles past Pahoa and turn left about 1/4 mile past the green church on the left (mile marker 20) towards Kalapana and then immediately right, towards the ocean.
  • After 1/3 mile you will reach a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction (towards Kapoho). This is Coastal Highway 137: Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Rd. (known locally as the Red Road).
  • In 3.1 miles, Ramashala will be on your left, just past mile marker 20. Look for the double bamboo gates.

Kona Airport

  • Go left out of the airport and drive north on Hwy 19. Continue on Hwy 19 through Waimea and all the way down the Hamakua Coast until you get to Hilo.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 11 at the intersection where you'll see Ken's House of Pancakes at the corner. On your right, the sign says Volcano 30 miles.
  • Continue on Hwy 11 until you are out of town. Before 6 miles, get in left lane. Make a left onto Highway 130 at the sign that reads Pahoa 10. There are 2 left turn lanes.
  • Hwy 130 bypasses the town of Pahoa, which is the last place to buy supplies or groceries. There is a small shopping mall on the north side of Pahoa, which includes the Malama Market grocery store. In Pahoa town there is also a health food store called Island Naturals, as well as some good restaurants, ATM machines and a Post Office.
  • Stop in Pahoa or continue on Hwy 130 ten miles past Pahoa and turn left about 1/4 mile past the green church on the left (mile marker 20) towards Kalapana and then immediately right, towards the ocean.
  • After 1/3 mile you will reach a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction (towards Kapoho). This is Coastal Highway 137: Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Rd. (known locally as the Red Road).
  • In 3.1 miles, Ramashala will be on your left, just past mile marker 20. Look for the double bamboo gates.
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  • Review by Zulfia
    9 out of 10

    "I am excited to share my experience about my yoga training. It is a cleverly designed program. There is lot of love, warmth, understanding and support all the way through. They make you leave the training a newer, better you well equipped to start teaching yoga right away. The atmosphere within the group is like a family! I feel that I made friends for life. I would highly recommend the training to anyone pursuing the goal of becoming the yoga teacher. "

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  • Review by Regan Wilson
    10 out of 10

    "I have learned how to incorporate my love for yoga and my beliefs into a lifestyle. I have met people that have expanded my hunger for knowledge. I have found a place where I am in my element. I have learned to relax more and I have learned more ways in which I want to be a better person. I laughed a lot. The meditation practice was wonderful because there were people like the Perkins's to inspire us. Also the environment we were in was so safe, everything was taken care of. So we could use our "internal eyes". The asana practice was wonderful. I deepened my practice and learned more about my body so I could teach my students. The Yandara experience was a beautiful, non-judgmental, comfortable environment to look deep into ourselves and get support from each other. It was amazing. the beauty and the changes will stay with me forever."

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  • Review by Margie M. Goetz from Bellingham, WA
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga program offered excellent teaching with high standards.Organization, plentiful good food and clean campsites added to the enjoyment of my stay. The staff at YYI are caring people taking the students' interests in mind. I would recommend this program to other individuals pursuing yoga teacher training. Sincerely,"

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  • Review by Ami Gosalia from Arizona
    10 out of 10

    "My experience at Yandara has been an awakening for me. I have begun a lifelong journey and I want to spread to others the joy and love I have discovered. Satya (the practice of truthfulness) has allowed me to open myself up and although I have my work cut out for me, I am drawn to finding out who I truly am and what my purpose is in this universe. The chanting we do in Satsang invigorates my heart. The harmony we create is so unique to me. The staff at Yandara has been helpful and has open hearts and opened minds. The cooks make great food. The program is complete. My experience at Yandara has been incredible and I will take what I have learned with me into whatever my future holds."

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  • Review by Katelyn Decker
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you, This has been an amazing awakening and transformation; mysterious, challenging and complete. The ripples will issue out endlessly! Muchas Gracias. Namaste"

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  • Review by Angie Tomey
    10 out of 10

    "What a transformative, rich experience this has been for me. I feel so renewed. This land, this community and all the teachings have inspired me in a way I never realized was possible. I will carry this experience with me forever. Namaste"

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  • Review by Andrea from Illinois, US
    10 out of 10

    "Yandara Yoga Institute changed my life. The decision to book this retreat and attend the teacher training was one of the best decision I've made. The location is beautfiul and ammenities comfortable. My teachers and the other staff at Yandara will always hold a place in my heart, along with all of my classmates. I feel like a confident yoga teacher after the training and would love to go back and continue my teacher education with further trainings at Yandara."

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  • Review by Clodagh from UAE
    10 out of 10

    "I cannot recommend it highly enough, the teachers are committed, informed and inspiring, and they radiate love and kindness. My 16 days spent at Yandara have impacted my life in so many ways and will continue to do so. It was more than just YTT it was a spiritual experience, I will be forever grateful."

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  • Review by Jayne
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you to all at Yandara for giving me and my soul a home. I couldn't have had a more inspiring place to immerse myself in Mother Nature with the wild surf and intense and good yoga instruction. Thank you for the palapa, the hot showers, and delicious meals and inspiring satsangs. Thank you from the deepest gratitude of my soul."

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  • Review by Darrin Coldiron
    10 out of 10

    "I've grown in many ways and learned from the lessons so many. I hope that everyone at Yandara grows and blossoms just as the minds of the students. May you continue to open minds and open hearts while opening bodies in asana."

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  • Review by Trish
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you very much for the beautiful experience and help to grow in a caring, loving, and spiritual way. Your inner light has illuminated my soul and I will do my best to bring that spark to others I may encounter in this life and the ones to follow. May god keep you in his loving arms always and the earth Mother cradle you in her womb."

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  • Review by a student
    10 out of 10

    "My experience has been very enlightening. I received much more than I bargained for and I have a lot more understanding of yoga as a whole. The satya and satsang elements were very happy treats and really helped drive and direct the spiritual side. I'm going home centered, inspired, and feeling more alive than ever. Thank you for your gifts, your words, heart, and true inspiration."

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  • Review by Shawna from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I am forever grateful for the illuminating experiences which have affected my life in such a profound and positive way!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "My experience at Yandara has been very enlightening. I received much more than I bargained for and I have a lot more understanding of yoga as a whole."

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  • Review by Jen Day from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "The growth I went through at Yandara Yoga School was amazing and I was given the tools to continue to grow as a yoga teacher."

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Yandara Yoga Institute is one of the largest and most successful Yoga Alliance certified schools in the world. They hold over 20 yoga teacher trainings each year in Baja, Bali, Hawaii, and Sweden.

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Arrival: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Departure: Saturday April 29, 2017

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