Jan. 2-17, 2017 

Duration: 16 Days
Location: Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii
Tuition: $2,695.00  (Save $500 paying in full by July 1)
Deposit: a $500.00 deposit is required to hold your spot. 
Times: Mon- Sat, 9am-6pm  

 

Yoga Training In Paradise

It's easy to see why Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. Just look at these sugary beaches, Technicolor coral reefs and volcanoes beckoning adventurous spirits.

Floating all by itself in the middle of the Pacific, Hawaii proudly maintains its own distinct identity apart from the US mainland. Spam, shave ice, surfing, ukulele and slack key guitar music, hula, pidgin, aloha shirts, 'rubbah slippah' (flip-flops) – these are just some of the touchstones of everyday life, island style. Pretty much everything here feels easygoing, low-key and casual, bursting with genuine aloha and fun. What a perfect location to learn yoga.

Come join us for eh most affordable, fun and quality  16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training at the tropical Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii!

At $2695 US, our 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training is the most affordable, high quality CYT 200 yoga teacher training program available in Hawaii!

Program Outline

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training includes a free, 3-month unlimited yoga membership to Ajna Yoga studio classes during the program as well as 3 certification program classes a week. We begin each program class with an Asana class, break for food, and then explore the nightly curriculum.

Our program is based on following the “8 limbs of Yoga” as we explore:

Asana Classes

Deepen your understanding of your own yoga practice.Teaching is ultimately about sharing your knowledge with others. Each time we meet (3 times a week for 12 weeks), you will be a student in a yoga class with a Ajna Yoga faculty member. Each yoga class is based on a different aspect of yoga practice – themes range from increasing core strength to incorporating yoga philosophy in your physical practice. We support your development of a regular yoga practice, so you can share your authentic experience as a yoga practitioner with your students. Personal attention is given in each class so that you can better understand your own body in the context of yoga practice.

Yoga teachers need to know the basics of how the body works. You learn anatomy—the major muscle groups, the skeleton, the respiratory system, the nervous system—as you learn postures and breathing techniques and how yoga can bring greater health to you and your students. We integrate yogic anatomy in the lessons each week – the chakras, the nadis, the koshas and the vayus – and examine how both systems of anatomy can be included in your teaching.
Yoga comes from an ancient tradition. In order to truly understand the benefits and the practice of yoga in our lives today, we need to look at yoga in the context from where it evolved. Using the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika as our main texts, we will examine how the pearls of wisdom from the yogic tradition can be applied in our daily lives. Through reading, discussion and writing assignments, you will begin to integrate the wisdom of yoga into your wider life – your work, your relationships and how want to live your life.
The ancient yogis used different mind-calming and body-cleansing techniques to maintain optimum health. In this experiential learning course, you will learn different methods of meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), mantra (sound) and yogic cleansing techniques (kriyas).
Each body has its own unique challenges and tendencies. Ajna Yoga Centre teaches you how to teach to each individual student that comes into your class. In our Adjustment and Alignment workshops, held twice a week, we examine the ‘ins and outs’ of each of the 52 yoga postures covered in the course curriculum. We look at the common tendencies and limitations you will see in your classes and techniques you can employ to offer the most ease and enjoyment for your students.
The Chakras provide a map to common issues we experience in the body. Each week we work with a chakra, to understand how certain postures can help us balance our mind and body.
Sequencing is the art of science of a yoga class. We investigate the elements of a seamless yoga sequence and we workshop how to develop sequences for both hatha and flow styles of yoga. Once you are competent with the basics of sequencing, we examine sequencing for special groups. You leave the course with a ‘toolkit’ of sequences to meet the needs of different classes.
Ajna Yoga Centre takes a special interest in teaching how yoga can benefit people with health issues. The curriculum teaches you about health issues and how you can put together classes for people with special issues. We look at back pain, heart issues, arthritis, and pregnancy, among others.
Yoga teaching is a profession with its own guiding principles. We will look at common issues that come up in the student/ teacher relationship and discuss what is and what is not within the realm of yoga teaching. The course will also cover the emotional aspect of yoga as we study yoga as a transformational practice.
Given our philosophy of ‘learning through doing,’ you begin the process of teaching within the first few weeks of the course. There is a team of people to support you during this process. You mentor with a member of the Ajna Yoga Center faculty throughout the course and that mentor is there for you to help answer one-on-one personal questions and offer advice. You practice teaching first by teaching small sections of a class to build your confidence as a teacher and to gradually assimilate your growing knowledge of yoga. The final exam is a one-hour yoga class.
Yoga is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise in North America. When we examine the business aspect of yoga, we cover teaching opportunities in different settings (studios, gyms, private lessons), marketing your skills, and building professional networks.

DAILY SCHEDULE

This rigorous 200 hour teacher training program takes place over 26 days. Over the course of the training, expect two full-days of rest, as well as two afternoons off. Below is a typical schedule, which tends to vary slightly each training, according to the specific needs & pace of each individual group. Different faculty will rotate in & out of the program over the course of the month, and so the days will naturally vary, as each day builds upon the next.
6:30am - 7:15am

Sunrise Satsang.
Satsang means to gather in the company of those seeking the highest truth. and so together, each morning we will meditate, practice pranayama, and chant mantra. Satsang practices will vary day to day.

7:30am - 9am

Sweat.
Intelligent, rigorous Yoga Asana, led by various Sacred Fig faculty. After practice, there's just enough time to enjoy a fresh young coconut water, shower, or dip in the pool before breakfast.

9am - 10am

Nourish.
Enjoy a healthy breakfast of living foods. Expect eggs, avocados, tropical fruits, yogurts, homemade granola, turmeric tonics, homemade jams, hearty breads. All meals are vegetarian, and there's options for everyone. Food is most often organic & local. French-press coffee & herbal teas are available from sunrise.

10:30am - 1pm

Morning Session.
The morning session tends to be the most 'traditional' in terms of yoga education - the core elements. Topics vary each week, from yoga philosophy as it's relevant today, to anatomy of the body and how it relates to asana practice.

1pm - 2pm

Nourish.
Nutritious vegetarian lunch. French-press coffee & herbal teas are available after lunch.

2pm - 3:30pm

Integrate.
Use this time to study, or enjoy a nap by the pool. This is also a great opportunity to enjoy a massage at the spa - priced reasonably at only US $15 per hour.

3:30pm - 6:30pm

Afternoon Session.
The afternoon session is hands-on. Topics include teacher breakout sessions, energetics of the body & movement, alignment of key poses, and physical adjustments.

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Nourish.
Delicious vegetarian dinner.

8pm - 9pm

Evening Session.
Evening sessions are specifically geared to be more experiential, spontaneous & appropriate for the hour. Everything from film screenings, to live Kirtan, and sound healing. Some evenings will not have required sessions, while others may run slightly longer than the scheduled ti 

 

 

PROGRAM FAQ

What Is Included With The Tuition?

We give you a Yoga Teacher Training Manual – readings and assignments for the 200-Hour curriculum (given to you on the first day of class). Tuition also includes: mentorship, practical teaching experience with employment opportunities, a 30% discount on all future programs with us and unlimited yoga classes while in the program.

How Proficient In Yoga Do You Have To Be To Do The Program?

We ask that all students have a minimum of one year of practice. Students should have a general level of knowledge regarding asana (physical practice) including sun salutations and basic postures. A regular meditation practice is an asset but not required.

How Many Students Are Enrolled In Each Yoga Teacher Training Program?

The class size is usually under 12 students, we do this to allow each student more one on one time with the leads.

Do You Offer Scholarships?

We offer a partial scholarship to deserving candidates for every program we run. Go to our scholarships page for more information.

Do You Offer Payment Options?

Payment options are available after the $500 deposit is paid.

How Is Our Teacher Training Program Different Than Other Teacher Training Program Offered?

One of the biggest complaints about most yoga teacher training programs is that there is not enough practical experience; aside from offering very affordable programs - with added values like included mentorship and scholarships for every program we run - our programs are an equal balance of theory and practice.  To graduate from any of our programs, each student must complete a set number of Karma Hours (practical hours).

Hawaii FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 Time Difference
Hawaii follows Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST), which is 10 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UCT-10). It is five hours behind Eastern Standard Time and two hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November). For the current time in Hawaii, click HERE.

When to Visit

Anytime is a good time to visit Hawaii. The average temperature here is between 75˚–85˚ F (24˚-29˚ C). Summer, between April and November, is warmer and drier, while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.

Whale watching season begins in late December and ends in early May, with peak viewing occurring between January and early April. November through February is big wave surf season on Hawaii’s north shores.

Medical Care in Hawaii

We hope that you have a happy and safe vacation, but if you need assistance, here are answers to common questions.

Basic First Aid

Non-prescription medicines such as pain relievers, cold remedies and first aid treatments are available at drugstores, supermarkets and pharmacies.

Can I Get My Medication in Hawaii?

If you are taking prescription medications, we advise that you bring them with you. It’s also a good idea to bring a copy of your prescription, physician contact information and your medical plan details.

How Do I Contact Emergency Services?

To call an ambulance, fire department or police, dial 9-1-1.

What Kind of Emergency Care is Available?

THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER is the major trauma center in Hawaii, located on Oahu. There are additional hospitals located on each of the major islands.

Communication & Staying In Touch

Cellphones

Most major U.S. cellphone companies operate in Hawaii, and local cellphone calls are usually included in nationwide or domestic calling plans. Please check your provider as roaming charges may apply for some plans. If you are traveling from another country, check with your cellphone provider regarding an international calling plan, service fees and whether your phone will be compatible. You may also rent a mobile phone after you arrive. As you explore the islands, please remember that due to the varied terrain, there are beaches, mountains and valleys where cellphone coverage is not available.

Charging Your Cellphone

Electricity in the U.S. is 115/120 volts at 60 cycles (60 Hz) per second. If your device does not accept this voltage, you may need to purchase a voltage converter.

International Calling

To call a Hawaii number on a phone with international service, dial 1-808, and then the number. To dial from Hawaii to another country, dial 1-country code, and then the number. Click HERE to locate the country code.

Internet & Wi-Fi

Many hotels in Hawaii provide Internet or Wi-Fi connectivity for their guests. Please check with your hotel regarding costs, if any. Many coffee shops and restaurants also offer free Wi-Fi, or you can go to any City & County of Honolulu Hot Zone and get online.

Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an affordable way to ship letters and parcels to domestic and international destinations. Visit the USPS website to find the nearest post office location. Click HERE for a list of countries and mailing restrictions.

If your suitcases are overflowing with all of your wonderful finds, consider shipping your purchases home. In addition to the USPS, global delivery and logistics providers in Hawaii include UPS, FedEx and DHL.

Admission Requirements

We require that each applicant have at least one year of personal yoga practice with a yoga instructor and are 19 years of age. All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

    • Online Application
    • Letter of reference from a yoga instructor you have taken classes with
    • Copy of photo ID to prove you are at least 19 years of age

Yoga Training In Paradise

It's easy to see why Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. Just look at these sugary beaches, Technicolor coral reefs and volcanoes beckoning adventurous spirits.

Floating all by itself in the middle of the Pacific, Hawaii proudly maintains its own distinct identity apart from the US mainland. Spam, shave ice, surfing, ukulele and slack key guitar music, hula, pidgin, aloha shirts, 'rubbah slippah' (flip-flops) – these are just some of the touchstones of everyday life, island style. Pretty much everything here feels easygoing, low-key and casual, bursting with genuine aloha and fun. What a perfect location to learn yoga.

Come join us for eh most affordable, fun and quality  16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training at the tropical Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii!

At $2695 US, our 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training is the most affordable, high quality CYT 200 yoga teacher training program available in Hawaii!

Program Outline

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training includes a free, 3-month unlimited yoga membership to Ajna Yoga studio classes during the program as well as 3 certification program classes a week. We begin each program class with an Asana class, break for food, and then explore the nightly curriculum.

Our program is based on following the “8 limbs of Yoga” as we explore:

Asana Classes

Deepen your understanding of your own yoga practice.Teaching is ultimately about sharing your knowledge with others. Each time we meet (3 times a week for 12 weeks), you will be a student in a yoga class with a Ajna Yoga faculty member. Each yoga class is based on a different aspect of yoga practice – themes range from increasing core strength to incorporating yoga philosophy in your physical practice. We support your development of a regular yoga practice, so you can share your authentic experience as a yoga practitioner with your students. Personal attention is given in each class so that you can better understand your own body in the context of yoga practice.

Yoga teachers need to know the basics of how the body works. You learn anatomy—the major muscle groups, the skeleton, the respiratory system, the nervous system—as you learn postures and breathing techniques and how yoga can bring greater health to you and your students. We integrate yogic anatomy in the lessons each week – the chakras, the nadis, the koshas and the vayus – and examine how both systems of anatomy can be included in your teaching.
Yoga comes from an ancient tradition. In order to truly understand the benefits and the practice of yoga in our lives today, we need to look at yoga in the context from where it evolved. Using the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika as our main texts, we will examine how the pearls of wisdom from the yogic tradition can be applied in our daily lives. Through reading, discussion and writing assignments, you will begin to integrate the wisdom of yoga into your wider life – your work, your relationships and how want to live your life.
The ancient yogis used different mind-calming and body-cleansing techniques to maintain optimum health. In this experiential learning course, you will learn different methods of meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), mantra (sound) and yogic cleansing techniques (kriyas).
Each body has its own unique challenges and tendencies. Ajna Yoga Centre teaches you how to teach to each individual student that comes into your class. In our Adjustment and Alignment workshops, held twice a week, we examine the ‘ins and outs’ of each of the 52 yoga postures covered in the course curriculum. We look at the common tendencies and limitations you will see in your classes and techniques you can employ to offer the most ease and enjoyment for your students.
The Chakras provide a map to common issues we experience in the body. Each week we work with a chakra, to understand how certain postures can help us balance our mind and body.
Sequencing is the art of science of a yoga class. We investigate the elements of a seamless yoga sequence and we workshop how to develop sequences for both hatha and flow styles of yoga. Once you are competent with the basics of sequencing, we examine sequencing for special groups. You leave the course with a ‘toolkit’ of sequences to meet the needs of different classes.
Ajna Yoga Centre takes a special interest in teaching how yoga can benefit people with health issues. The curriculum teaches you about health issues and how you can put together classes for people with special issues. We look at back pain, heart issues, arthritis, and pregnancy, among others.
Yoga teaching is a profession with its own guiding principles. We will look at common issues that come up in the student/ teacher relationship and discuss what is and what is not within the realm of yoga teaching. The course will also cover the emotional aspect of yoga as we study yoga as a transformational practice.
Given our philosophy of ‘learning through doing,’ you begin the process of teaching within the first few weeks of the course. There is a team of people to support you during this process. You mentor with a member of the Ajna Yoga Center faculty throughout the course and that mentor is there for you to help answer one-on-one personal questions and offer advice. You practice teaching first by teaching small sections of a class to build your confidence as a teacher and to gradually assimilate your growing knowledge of yoga. The final exam is a one-hour yoga class.
Yoga is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise in North America. When we examine the business aspect of yoga, we cover teaching opportunities in different settings (studios, gyms, private lessons), marketing your skills, and building professional networks.

DAILY SCHEDULE

This rigorous 200 hour teacher training program takes place over 26 days. Over the course of the training, expect two full-days of rest, as well as two afternoons off. Below is a typical schedule, which tends to vary slightly each training, according to the specific needs & pace of each individual group. Different faculty will rotate in & out of the program over the course of the month, and so the days will naturally vary, as each day builds upon the next.
6:30am - 7:15am

Sunrise Satsang.
Satsang means to gather in the company of those seeking the highest truth. and so together, each morning we will meditate, practice pranayama, and chant mantra. Satsang practices will vary day to day.

7:30am - 9am

Sweat.
Intelligent, rigorous Yoga Asana, led by various Sacred Fig faculty. After practice, there's just enough time to enjoy a fresh young coconut water, shower, or dip in the pool before breakfast.

9am - 10am

Nourish.
Enjoy a healthy breakfast of living foods. Expect eggs, avocados, tropical fruits, yogurts, homemade granola, turmeric tonics, homemade jams, hearty breads. All meals are vegetarian, and there's options for everyone. Food is most often organic & local. French-press coffee & herbal teas are available from sunrise.

10:30am - 1pm

Morning Session.
The morning session tends to be the most 'traditional' in terms of yoga education - the core elements. Topics vary each week, from yoga philosophy as it's relevant today, to anatomy of the body and how it relates to asana practice.

1pm - 2pm

Nourish.
Nutritious vegetarian lunch. French-press coffee & herbal teas are available after lunch.

2pm - 3:30pm

Integrate.
Use this time to study, or enjoy a nap by the pool. This is also a great opportunity to enjoy a massage at the spa - priced reasonably at only US $15 per hour.

3:30pm - 6:30pm

Afternoon Session.
The afternoon session is hands-on. Topics include teacher breakout sessions, energetics of the body & movement, alignment of key poses, and physical adjustments.

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Nourish.
Delicious vegetarian dinner.

8pm - 9pm

Evening Session.
Evening sessions are specifically geared to be more experiential, spontaneous & appropriate for the hour. Everything from film screenings, to live Kirtan, and sound healing. Some evenings will not have required sessions, while others may run slightly longer than the scheduled ti 

 

 

PROGRAM FAQ

What Is Included With The Tuition?

We give you a Yoga Teacher Training Manual – readings and assignments for the 200-Hour curriculum (given to you on the first day of class). Tuition also includes: mentorship, practical teaching experience with employment opportunities, a 30% discount on all future programs with us and unlimited yoga classes while in the program.

How Proficient In Yoga Do You Have To Be To Do The Program?

We ask that all students have a minimum of one year of practice. Students should have a general level of knowledge regarding asana (physical practice) including sun salutations and basic postures. A regular meditation practice is an asset but not required.

How Many Students Are Enrolled In Each Yoga Teacher Training Program?

The class size is usually under 12 students, we do this to allow each student more one on one time with the leads.

Do You Offer Scholarships?

We offer a partial scholarship to deserving candidates for every program we run. Go to our scholarships page for more information.

Do You Offer Payment Options?

Payment options are available after the $500 deposit is paid.

How Is Our Teacher Training Program Different Than Other Teacher Training Program Offered?

One of the biggest complaints about most yoga teacher training programs is that there is not enough practical experience; aside from offering very affordable programs - with added values like included mentorship and scholarships for every program we run - our programs are an equal balance of theory and practice.  To graduate from any of our programs, each student must complete a set number of Karma Hours (practical hours).

Hawaii FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 Time Difference
Hawaii follows Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST), which is 10 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UCT-10). It is five hours behind Eastern Standard Time and two hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November). For the current time in Hawaii, click HERE.

When to Visit

Anytime is a good time to visit Hawaii. The average temperature here is between 75˚–85˚ F (24˚-29˚ C). Summer, between April and November, is warmer and drier, while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.

Whale watching season begins in late December and ends in early May, with peak viewing occurring between January and early April. November through February is big wave surf season on Hawaii’s north shores.

Medical Care in Hawaii

We hope that you have a happy and safe vacation, but if you need assistance, here are answers to common questions.

Basic First Aid

Non-prescription medicines such as pain relievers, cold remedies and first aid treatments are available at drugstores, supermarkets and pharmacies.

Can I Get My Medication in Hawaii?

If you are taking prescription medications, we advise that you bring them with you. It’s also a good idea to bring a copy of your prescription, physician contact information and your medical plan details.

How Do I Contact Emergency Services?

To call an ambulance, fire department or police, dial 9-1-1.

What Kind of Emergency Care is Available?

THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER is the major trauma center in Hawaii, located on Oahu. There are additional hospitals located on each of the major islands.

Communication & Staying In Touch

Cellphones

Most major U.S. cellphone companies operate in Hawaii, and local cellphone calls are usually included in nationwide or domestic calling plans. Please check your provider as roaming charges may apply for some plans. If you are traveling from another country, check with your cellphone provider regarding an international calling plan, service fees and whether your phone will be compatible. You may also rent a mobile phone after you arrive. As you explore the islands, please remember that due to the varied terrain, there are beaches, mountains and valleys where cellphone coverage is not available.

Charging Your Cellphone

Electricity in the U.S. is 115/120 volts at 60 cycles (60 Hz) per second. If your device does not accept this voltage, you may need to purchase a voltage converter.

International Calling

To call a Hawaii number on a phone with international service, dial 1-808, and then the number. To dial from Hawaii to another country, dial 1-country code, and then the number. Click HERE to locate the country code.

Internet & Wi-Fi

Many hotels in Hawaii provide Internet or Wi-Fi connectivity for their guests. Please check with your hotel regarding costs, if any. Many coffee shops and restaurants also offer free Wi-Fi, or you can go to any City & County of Honolulu Hot Zone and get online.

Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an affordable way to ship letters and parcels to domestic and international destinations. Visit the USPS website to find the nearest post office location. Click HERE for a list of countries and mailing restrictions.

If your suitcases are overflowing with all of your wonderful finds, consider shipping your purchases home. In addition to the USPS, global delivery and logistics providers in Hawaii include UPS, FedEx and DHL.

Admission Requirements

We require that each applicant have at least one year of personal yoga practice with a yoga instructor and are 19 years of age. All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

    • Online Application
    • Letter of reference from a yoga instructor you have taken classes with
    • Copy of photo ID to prove you are at least 19 years of age