Covid -19 Current Status:
STATEWIDE ORDER: YOU MUST SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS
All individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to Hawaii are still subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at a permitted hotel or family residence.
The start of the state’s Pre-Travel Testing Program has been delayed to October 1, at the earliest.
Sending you all Aloha’s during this time, remember peace and joy can found in each breath. Take a moment and breathe.
Thank you for connecting. We truly believe yoga is needed now more than ever; as things change around us, we must take time to ground and immerse ourselves deeper in our yoga practice. With your safety and our local communities’ safety in mind we are excited to share a revamped fun, intensive and transformative yoga teacher training program to comply with COVID-19 mandates.
Our revamped training allows our participants to begin their studies during the mandatory 14-day quarantine virtually in their designated quarantine location. The location will be at an approved hotel that is permitted to house guests in quarantine. The new training format will give flexibility for more freedom to enjoy Maui once quarantine is over.
Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, we ask participants to continue to monitor Hawaii updates via Hawaii Tourism website. We expect all our participants and teachers to continue to comply with state and federal regulations throughout their entire visit. The training group size will be small and within the limit permissible for those to gather in one space and ensure social distancing. We ask all participants to get tested for COVID-19 prior to arrival and possible testing on Maui.
Join us on the Journey to the Heart of Yoga
Master your skills and advance your teaching career
Pre-requisite: 200-hour training certificate
The extent and quality of education I received during my 300 hour training was priceless. The different specialists that were brought in were fabulous and I learned a ton from them all (Iyengar Teacher, Ayurvedic Specialist, Fascia, Prenatal, Anatomy… the list goes on). After this intense training, I feel like I am a way better yoga teacher and thank all of my Maui teachers for their expertise!
300 hour 2024 Teacher Training Dates
300 hour 2024 Teacher Training Dates
1) TECHNIQUES, TRAINING AND PRACTICE
- Asana postures with hands-on assists for deepening awareness
- Asana flow sequences
- Chanting & energetic effects of mantras
- Modifications for varying levels
- Integrating bandhas into practice
- Meditation techniques & kriyas
- Hawaiian spirit and chants and the meaning of Aloha
3) ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, KINESIOLOGY
- Exploration of the major body systems in relationship to asana practice
- Benefits & contraindications for all techniques
- Effects of structural alignment on overall health
- Muscle and fascial physiology
- Avoiding common injuries in yogic practices
- Using props and variations to individualize practices
- Body-Mind-Prana relationship
- Teaching and giving safe instructions
- Practice teaching exercises in small groups, public classes, and workshops
2) PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS
- Teaching as a yoga practice
- The 8 limbs of yoga
- Patanjali’s yoga sutras
- Yogic diet & nutrition
- Gardening, farming, and yoga – kuleana & the ‘aina
- Yoga chants
- Yoga off the mat
- Yogic texts
- Insurance and liabilities
- Organic, natural, life style
- Living Maui Aloha Yoga all day
4) TEACHING METHODOLOGY
- Multiple intelligence education
- Class management for mixed levels
- Clarity in teaching language
- Incorporating hands-on assists & modifications
- Nurturing creativity in the learning process
- Cultivating personal style in content & delivery
- Business aspects of teaching yoga
- Teaching Maui Aloha Yoga
300 Hr Program Overview
Experiential practice of key poses, alignment, advanced poses, yoga kriyas. Students will be guided by senior teachers to use their teachings in their asana practice.
Explore the chakras in depth, their relationship between consciousness and the body, and the functions of these energy centers. We’ll discuss the functions of the chakras in relation to associated organs/body parts, the related mental & emotional issues & learn the spiritual and energetic qualities of the chakras and participate in chakra meditations.
Community Building Practicum
Visiting local schools to teach yoga classes; creating a community event in which free yoga classes are offered as well as opportunities for service in conjunction with the event. Through these outreach experiences, students will have the opportunity to offer their art as a means of establishing connections and building community relations by karma yoga, the spirit of service.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Dive deep into the teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by chanting and discussing the sutras individually, and gaining an understanding through transmission of each sutra.
Ashtanga Yoga: The Eight Limbs of Yoga
In depth learning and discussion about the Eight Limbs of Yoga include Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dyana, Samadhi. Learn how these individual categories become a whole and the practical application of these sacred teachings into daily life.
Uplifting the Teacher’s Voice
The teacher’s voice is the one used when you’re standing in front of your class. It’s a professional voice and often different in quality from our day-to-day speaking voice. The projection of a strong voice and the inner power behind it will be explored as well as patterns of communication in the classroom. Incorporating exercises with Sanskrit syllables for toning the voice, students will be able to increase the volume and power of the voice for confidence and effectively maintaining the attention of a class.
Moving Deeper into the 5 Koshas
According to the yoga tradition, we have five sheaths, or koshas each made of increasingly finer grades of energy. Students will gain an understanding of these yogic bodies called koshas or “sheaths” as described in the yoga classic, the Taittiriya Upanishad.
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
Understanding how the human body moves is integral to teaching in a manner that is safe, appropriate and effective. We will explore the human movement system – primarily the skeletal, nervous and muscular systems as they relate to movement and motor learning. Students will learn about planes and directions of movements, joints, and the muscles that create movement at the joints; learn which primary tissues are at risk during asana practice and how to protect them.
Gardening, Farming, & Yoga
Gardening & farming brings a relaxing, meditative quality to our minds since it requires much patience and concentration while sowing seeds, planting, weeding, pruning, watering, and harvesting. Incorporating the yogic practices of breath, asana, and mindfullness will be explored while working with the ‘aina, or land of Hawaii. Through hands on organic garden & farming activities, students will learn how nurturing and working with the Earth with a sense of kuleana, or privileged responsibility, provides wonderful oppurtunities to nurture the whole being and creates a healthy & sustainable environment.
Being a much slower teaching style, restorative yoga requires a certain quality from a teacher. Students will learn the theory and practice behind a restorative yoga class and also learn pranayama and visualization techniques.
The 3 Gunas as Expressed in The Bhagavad Gita
A discourse on the three gunas: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas as related by the classic Indian scripture, The Bhagavad Gita. Students will receive insight on the qualities, forces, or modes of nature that make up material existence, or prakriti and how yoga opens our awareness to purusha, soul.
Teaching Yoga for Healthy Shoulders Learn the correct alignement of the shoulders while gaining insight into an array of shoulder openers; also, how to properly handle a shoulder injury or address shoulder pain.
In Depth Hip Opening
Specific poses are prefered for deeper hip openings. In order to move deeper into the hips there must be a knowledge of how to keep proper alignment in the process as well as how to instruct verbally a sense of release for a client, class, or community. Students will also learn how to take a client deeper into the emotional connections that we have in our hips.
Dristi translates to “gaze.” During our physical and meditation practices we’ll use our gaze to increase concentration, calmness and ultimately stillness, achieving one-pointed concentration, dharana.
Several pranyama techniques will be presented to explore the science of breath regulation and the cultivation of life force, or prana. Understanding the physical, physiological, emotional, and spiritual effects of pranayama, students will be able to incorporate these techniques to help increase vitality, awareness, and well-being in themselves and their students.
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Instruction & discussion on practicing Yamas & Niyamas, Limbs 1 & 2 of the Ashtanga Yoga Philosophy, in the daily activities of life to set a professional & ethical example as a teacher of yoga. We’ll learn the appropriate application of the practices and teachings of yoga to influence the teacher/student’s living standards in a helpful, safe, and transformative way.
Nutrition and the Science of Aruveda
Awareness of what one puts into the body as food and its effects on physical well-being and how it impacts the overall psychological well-being, are important factors to the yoga practice & lifestyle. Along with the study of certain aspects of the yogic science of diet, we will explore the connection between what and how we eat and other factors affecting our lives. Students will learn how the integration of healthy eating habits & nutrition supports the yoga practice and a healthy lifestyle while expanding the access of organic, locally-grown fruits & vegetables.
The Paths of Yoga
Paths of Yoga within the classical system of Raja Yoga include Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, & Karma Yoga. Knowledge of Self through chanting Sanskrit verses, service from within to the whole, devotional practices, and connecting the paths are explored. By experiencing the yogic disciplines through practice we’ll see how each path is uniquely used to achieve a higher purpose.
The bandhas are the internal tools we use to harness, increase, and direct prana through the body. The word “bandha” literally translates to the word “lock”. When these locks are engaged it stops prana from leaving the body. We’ll explore The bandhas in depth, how to use, manage & maintain, as well as where each one is located.
Mythological Origins of the Asanas
This class explores origins of the asanas in a colorful way through ancient stories of yogis, sages, animals, creatures, and the deities. Practicing the cultivation of the qualities of divinity will open the way for knowledge, the responsibility of inner power and its ultimate alignment with our highest goals
COST OF TRAINING
Training + Lodging (private room): $6330 *
* The training tuition and lodging includes 28 nights. Check-in for lodging is the Sunday before the first day of training. Check-out is the Sunday after the last training day. If you’d like to come earlier or extend your stay, lodging is $60/night for shared or $90/night for private. More on lodging below.
** Meal plan includes lunch and breakfast from Monday to Saturdays. Sundays are off. Graduation day is breakfast only.
Tuition & Permitted Lodging Packages
Training without Lodging: $4400
Training + Lodging (shared rooms): $5800 *
Training + Lodging (private room): $6700 *
- Training + lodging package includes 27 nights.
- Check-in for lodging is the day before the first day of training.
- Check-out is the day after the last training day at 12pm.
- If you’d like to come earlier (recommended) lodging is $75/night for shared or $140/night for private. If you need extra nights beyond training only private room rates will apply, please inquire.
Cost of 300 HR Yoga Teacher Training
Training without Lodging: $4200
Training + Lodging (shared rooms): $5750 *
** The meal plan includes breakfast & lunch 6 days a week (excludes days off).
Our Island Fresh Cafe is located in our Shala, offering a nice selection of locally sourced, organic meals and menu items. If you’re on the meal plan you will place your orders every morning from the menu and they will be ready at the designated time you ask for. If you are not on the meal plan you can still order as you go.