Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training
Aloha Ke Akua
Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training
Kipa Aloha and Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training at the tropical Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii!
Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.
Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training | Program Guide
Please review the guide to the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training Program. These details will help you make an informed decision.
Location | Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Our Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the beautiful Kalani Oceanside Retreat!
Kalani Honua means harmony of heaven and earth, and this is what we aspire to. We welcome all in the spirit of aloha and are guided by the Hawai’ian tradition of `ohana (extended family), respecting our diversity yet sharing in unity. We invite you to open your heart to the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani Oceanside Retreat. ~ Kalani Staff
Learn more about the Center and all the amenities it has to offer.
Your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.
Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.
Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!
“On Day 1 of the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”
Students must be on-site by 4:00pm. Please ensure your flight arrives in Hilo no later than 1:45pm on Day 1 of Program. The shuttle takes approximately 75 minutes to arrive at your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training.
Many students opt to arrive a night earlier.
Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy
The Program Fees listed below are the total fees you will be committing to, should you join us for the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training.
$125 Canadian Dollars
$4,475 Canadian Dollars
Program Fees Include: double|shared accommodation (Lodge Room Type) with shared bath,, meals, program tuition, all course materials, certificate & documentation administration for graduation (due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option)
$1,800 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email
$2,675 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of program (processed to credit card on file)
* airfare & land transport are not included in Fees
* all Fees are subject to 5% Canadian, Goods & Services Tax
* all Fees are listed & payable in Canadian Dollars Convert Your Currency
Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours. We don’t believe in “fine print”!
“What will the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training cost?”
The additional expenses you will incur will be for Airfare & Land Transport (Shuttle Service to Kalani from Hilo Airport). If you are arriving by another means of transport (example: driving), you will also incur the expense related to that. As students are coming from all over the globe, the costs for these will be relative to where you are coming from.
“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”
This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training.
“Why do you request a Deposit for the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training?”
The Deposit requested is a payment that is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once the Deposit is received, and long before the full fees are paid, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program. A student who has committed their intention to the program, deserves our commitment in return.
Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements
Our Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training. It is important that each prospective student review the details.
For the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training, course materials will be delivered to you (via courier) before the program begins.
Number of Students Per Session
Your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 12 Students!
It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, engaging and holistic experience.
Your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our commitment to you as you entrust us with your journey.
View the Unique Benefits of our programming.
Meet Your Teachers
Your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!
Review the most Common Questions we receive about our Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.
Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.
Shuttle fees are not included in your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training program fees. Kalani offer transportation for guests. The price is $45 per person (if more than one person) or $65 for a single pick-up/drop off. The regular taxi rate is about $90. Please contact Kalani directly to book your Shuttle in advance.
YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.
No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.
At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.
It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.
The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List. Please Review.
Your entire day of programming contributes to your hours for the Training. The meals that are in Silence specifically contribute to your meditation practice and the hours we allot.
It is part of your programming to understand how Silence “Speaks”. It is one of the most challenging , yet most rewarding things one can learn.
The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.
At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.
We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.
We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.
We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival. Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly.
No. Their structures have been engineered in such a way that they do not require a/c.
Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.
The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.
When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.
Laundry is available ~ this is an additional cost to the student & is not included in fees.
Hilo features a tropical rainforest climate, with substantial rainfall throughout the course of the year. Hilo’s location on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii, makes it the third wettest designated city in the United States. Monthly mean temperatures range from 71.4 °F (21.9 °C) in January to 76.4 °F (24.7 °C) in August. We recommend that you pack for warmer temperatures, capris, light pants and t-shirts and depending on the time of year a sweater or light coat for the evenings. You will have free time as well, so a bathing suit and sunscreen are recommended.
All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.
We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.
Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.
Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.
During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use. There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along. When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!
We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.
Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.
No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!
Breakfast Sample Menu
Oatmeal or other whole-grain hot cereal
Fresh fruit bar featuring papaya, pineapples, berries, and mangoes (as available)
Yogurt, nut and seed selection
Cereal selection featuring house-made granola
Breads, various nut butters, and organic fruit jams
Lunch Sample Menu
Roasted eggplant sandwiches with fresh tapenade, on olive bread
Turkey, avocado and swiss sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli on focaccia
White bean chilli
Self-serve salad bar with local organic greens
Dinner Sample Menu
Grilled balsamic-marinated ahi with smoked tomato & dill viniagrette
Mushroom-stuffed tofu with pineapple teriyaki sauce
Smashed potato & parsnips
Green beans with roasted red peppers
Jicama & sweet potato salad
Fresh fruit salad
Fresh salad bar with house-made dressings
Fresh Hawaiian mango & macadamia nut crisp
We are a Canadian Company and as such are governed by the tax laws of Canada. Regardless of where the program is, we are required, by law, to charge the Goods & Services Tax as this program is considered a service.
Kalani provides each student with one bath towel, one hand towel and a face towel. Each student also receives complimentary beach towel exchange which allows students to turn in used beach towels for fresh ones.
All rooms are completely outfitted with linens and all the necessities for the comfort of sleeping. Housekeeping services rooms daily for your comfort.
Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.
Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.
Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.
Our Program Fees posted by program include everything listed.
All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.
If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.
Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.
When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes. Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.
Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.
If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!
Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!
Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).
No, for this program you will receive an official receipt for all payments received, however you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year. Based on our current tuition structure, we are not required to be registered with PCTIA and therefore do not provide the T2202 slips.
The official receipt we provide can be used for income tax purposes against your income earned. Should you need to apply for a BC Student Loan, PCTIA programs are the only ones that can offer that additional benefit.
We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.
Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas. If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.
NOTE: Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities. Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.
All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!
Review the Getting Here options Kalani has outlined for guests.
Flying into Hilo is easy enough. What you will need to organize is the shuttle service from Hilo International to Kalani. Don’t stress, the Guest Services Co-ordinator, at Kalani, will be happy to organize your arrival & departure shuttles for you once you confirm flight details for the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training.
Shuttle fees are not included in your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training program fees. Kalani offer transportation for guests. The price is $45 per person (if more than one person) or $65 for a single pick-up/drop off. The regular taxi rate is about $90.
Once we are within 8 weeks of the program start, we will ask you to confirm your flight details. All Students are required to be on-site by 4pm of Day 1 of the Program. After arrival at the airport, you will still require land transport to get to Kalani.
Please DO NOT book flights for your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training until you receive our travel confirmation email.
Ready To Apply?
When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training, please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Complete On-Line Application
STEP 2: Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)
STEP 3: Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance
Ready to Apply? Apply for Your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training
Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Matters
What To Bring
When you travel for your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart! You don’t need much to enjoy this Island.
Hawaii Packing List
* laundry service is available at an additional cost
* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)
* yoga mat
* flashlight (mandatory for evenings)
* bug spray & after-bite solution
* good walking shoes | sandals (the property have lava paths so good shoes are important)
* beach towel
* small, thin blanket for meditation
* travel adapter as needed
* swimsuit (pool is clothing optional)
* sleeping eye patch
* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)
* lightweight rain poncho (just in case)
* alarm clock
* copy of travel insurance
* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)
* long sleeve shirts for evenings / short sleeve for day-time
* 1 book reading light that you can attach to reading materials in the evening (see sample image) NOTE: this is DIFFERENT from the flashlight requirement
* money (US Dollars)
* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)
* travel first aid kit
* sweatshirt or light coat for colder evenings
* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)
* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time
* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)
* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)
* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)
Tipping | Gratuity
Tipping or Gratuities are not expected from Students attending a program at Kalani. If you wish to provide an additional amount for exceptional service from a staff member, it is at your discretion.
The Big Island
It’s easy to feel awed on Hawaii Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.
To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the Island of Hawaii is often called the “Big Island,” and what an appropriate name it is. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be inspiring. You’ll find all but two of the world’s climatic zones within this island’s shores.
The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. On this island’s vast tableau, you’ll find everything fromresorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites, from the birthplace of King Kamehameha I to Hawaii’s first missionary church in Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona). With so much to see, it’s best to experience the island in small pieces. There’s plenty of room on Hawaii Island for your return.
Learn more about the Kalani Oceanside Retreat and the services and amenities they offer. If you plan to extend your stay in after your Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training (or arrive early), the Center can assist with tour packages and logistics.
How Can We Help?
Still Have Questions about the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training?
Our Teacher Training Centre is here to assist as you consider joining us for the Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training. Please connect with us and let us know how we can help!
EARLIER DATES ARE NOW FULL
November 14 – 29, 2015
Alison Boons & Juan Villegas
November 8 – 23, 2016
Nancy Frohlick & Juan Villegas
Training Starts In
Spaces Left For November
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