Yin Yoga Teacher Training (45 Hour Program)

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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We invite you to join us for your 6 Day, 45 Hour Intensive Immersion ~ Yin Yoga Teacher Training ~ at the tropical Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii!

Accredited with Yoga Alliancethe Yin Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as  Yin Yoga Teachers.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training | Program Guide

The following is your guide to the 45 Hour, Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program.   You will find detailed information to help you make an informed decision.  

Location ~ Kalani Oceanside Retreat
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E Komo Mai

 Our Yin 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.

Daily Schedule

Your Yin 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!

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“On Day 1 of the Yin Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”

All 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, Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Many students opt to arrive a night earlier.

Program Fees | Payment Dates

Program Fees
$2,400 US Dollars

Apply Up to 3 Months BEFORE Start Date for Early Bird Pricing.
$2,160 US Dollars

Program Fees Include:
double|shared accommodation (Lodge Room Type, Hawaii) with shared bath, meals, program tuition, program manual (Students will order the 2 textbooks in advance at their own cost), certificate & documentation administration for graduation

(due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option)

Payment Dates

due & payable upon registration

due & payable 45 days prior to start date of 
(processed to credit card on file)

* airfare is not included in Fees

* all Fees are INCLUSIVE of Tax

* all Fees are QUOTED in US Dollars Convert Your Currency

“What will the Yin Yoga Teacher Training cost?”

yin yoga teacher trainingThe amount charged is a total of $2,400 US Dollars (or Early Bird Pricing if applicable $2,160 US Dollars) – this includes the items (as listed above) & taxes.

The additional expense you will incur will be for Airfare. If you are arriving by another means of transport (example: driving), you will also incur the expense related to that.

You will also incur the cost of purchasing your Textbooks (printed or ebooks) 8 weeks before the program start ~ this investment is approximately $80 USD.

“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 Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT 

All prices QUOTED in US Dollars. Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency.

Your email receipts will indicate the Canadian Dollar equivalent of the charge.

Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date the transaction is processed.

Refund Policy


All Prices QUOTED in United States Dollars.

Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency.

Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date a transaction is charged.

Program Fees

Upon registration 50% of Program Fess are payable (Non-Refundable).  45 Days prior to start of program balance of 50% of Program Fees are payable (Non Refundable). All prices are INCLUSIVE of tax.

Refund Policy

50% of Program Fees are Non-Refundable. You may opt to cancel until 60 days prior to start date. If you opt to cancel within the cancellation window no further payments will be processed.  No cancellations may occur less than 60 days before a program start date.

Student will provide written notice via email, to teachertraining@yogacara.com,  of request to withdraw from the program. The email must arrive within the period of 60 days or more before the program start date, to be deemed official notice.  Failing that, final program fees will be processed 45 days prior to start date.

SHOULD A STUDENT OPT TO TRANSFER PROGRAM DATES OR LOCATIONS a $650 USD Transfer Fee & any Program Fee differences will apply. Transfers are NOT available once we are within 60 Days of the start of the original Program applied for. At this stage the Refund Policy details apply.

Payment Forms

Visa, MasterCard, Interac E-Transfer, Cash, Bank Transfer (all refunds are issued in the same format they were made)


*  FULL REFUNDS of ALL fees will be issued if Yogacara Teaching Training cannot move ahead for any reason that is of no fault or not related to the students applying (i.e. minimal attendance, studio cancels the program etc.).

*  In case of a student’s medical emergency any time prior to the start of program, full CREDIT will be issued with official documentation from a Medical Doctor, to be used for future programming.

*  In case of a student’s medical emergency at any time during the program, fees credit will be granted, and the student may continue on during an upcoming scheduled program. If you are on a payment plan, payments will be processed accordingly.

*  Graduation Certificates will be emailed 10 days post-program, and when all payments have been received.

What is an Intensive Immersion

yin yoga teacher trainingWe want to ensure that students are prepared for the intensity of the program.

It is hard work and hard play. Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area.  Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best yoga teacher you can be. While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.

Please plan to explore before or after your Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

What to Expect of Yin Yoga Teacher Training

The 45 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is for anyone & everyone regardless if the intention is to teach, refine teaching skills, or deepen their practice.

We will learn how Yin Yoga developed through Indian Tantric Yoga philosophy & ancient Taoism. We will discuss the differences & similarities between Yin Yoga & other types of Yang Yoga.

Our Asana practice will focus on anatomical variation learning how we support all people in this practice. We will dissect 24 Yin postures studying how to modify each posture to fit the individual’s needs.

We will explore how Yin Yoga affects the systems of the human body supporting healthy function. Pranayama and Meditation are an integral part of Yin Yoga, as our main objective is to find balance between mind, body and spirit creating a deep sense of peace and allowing us to sit longer in meditation as the “observer” without being affected by “the illusions”. We will practice and be playful as we navigate class sequencing.

It is my greatest hope that whatever Students come to Yin Yoga Teacher Training to find, they will find it or be pointed in the right direction.

Who May Register & Pre-Requisites

yin yoga teacher trainingYin Yoga Teacher Training is open to the general public ~ and we Welcome you, perfect as you are!

This training is an ideal way to not only become Certified in teaching Yin Yoga, but also a way for those who wish to enhance their own personal Yin practice and delve deeper.  

For the Registrants that are not already Certified Yoga Teachers (200 Hour or 500 Hour), we will ask that you complete a few hours of reading and view specific on-line videos prior to the start date of your program. 

To Register for the Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older (we Welcome students of ALL ages)
  • have reviewed program details thoroughly
  • have completed the on-line registration
  • have an English level that allows for reading, writing & speaking to a level of full comprehension
  • must not have a severe medical condition that will preclude a student from participating (persons who have a medical condition that does not interfere with their safety and their participation will always be considered for trainings)
  • have some basic, prior experience with Yin Yoga (all Students shall have attended a minimum of 5 YIN Yoga classes prior to start of program)
  • be able to refrain from drug & alcohol use during the program
Curriculum | Course Materials


yin yoga teacher trainingLike all Registered Yoga Schools, our Yin Yoga Teacher Training program is required to offer a curriculum based on the guidelines issued by Yoga Alliance.  Within these programs is where prospective students will find the differences in how the curriculum is delivered.   Our program also offers variety in many areas to ensure authentic yoga programming (not what is trendy).

  • Teaching Methodology, Sequencing & Training
  • Yin Asana (The Postures) ~ 24 Postures
  • Anatomy & Physiology (in relation to Yin Yoga)
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (Breath Techniques)
  • YINSENTIAL Workshop: The Fusion of Yin Yoga & Essential Oils
  • Lifestyle & Ethics of Yoga Teachers
  • Use of Props & Making Adjustments
  • Prinicples of Yin Yoga ~ The 5 W’s
  • History of Yin Yoga
  • Practicum Teaching
  • Discussion Sessions
  • Group Practicum Teaching, Final Written Examination (Students create a Yin Class based on criteria provided)
  • Post Program Requirements (attending & evaluating 1 public Yin Class)

Course Materials

We utilize the following course materials. These are included in your program fees, with the exception of the 2 TEXTBOOKS, which you will need to purchase in advance.  Always remember that textbooks are reference tools – doing is the absolute best way to learn, and we will spend numerous hours nurturing students in a practicum setting.

  • 110 Page, Full Colour, Program & Asana Manual
  • Yin Yoga:  Principles & Practices (10th Anniversary Edition), Paul Grilley
  • Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers (please purchase and bring to your training)
  • Tote Bag for Books

Your Manuals and the Paul Grilley Text will be issued during Orientation.  Please ensure you have purchased the ONE Textbook noted and bring along to the program.   We suggest Amazon as the most cost effective option for Textbooks.

Formal Evaluation

yin yoga teacher trainingAs with all of our programming, there is formal evaluation in Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Formal Evaluation

In order to successfully graduate and be certified as a Yin Yoga Teacher, the following evaluation criteria must be successfully met. Students must receive an overall grade of 80/100 or 80% in order to be successfully certified.

Quiz | Value of 10 Marks
Day 3 ~ Students will complete a short quiz that consists of 10 questions and is allotted 35 minutes for completion. Teachers will review the answers immediately after completion.

Practicum Teaching Class | Value of 50 Marks
Day 4 ~ Students will work in groups of 3 and each teach 20 minute class segments to their peers. Student must submit the written class plans after completing the practice teaching.

Participation | Value of 20 Marks
Be present. Engage. Be your BEST You!

Final Written Evaluation | Value of 20 Marks
14 days Post Program ~ Students will attend a public or on-line Yin Yoga class within 14 days post-program, observing as much as they can throughout the class. A 1-page questionnaire will be completed and submitted on-line post-program.

Successful completion of all tasks will certify you as a Yin Yoga Teacher. Be your authentic self and don’t worry if teaching is new to you. There is no such thing as perfect; we will be refining our teaching skills throughout our lifetime.

Number of Students Per Session

yin yoga teacher trainingA fantastic benefit of your Yin Yoga Teacher Training program is that it 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. 

Unique Benefits

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Your Yin Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach Yin Yoga.” The program is designed to show our commitment to you as you entrust us with your journey.

Some of the notable benefits we provide that set us apart are:  small class sizes, support of your Lead Teacher during and after, official evaluation,  nurturing environments in which to learn, Yoga Alliance-Certified programming (recognized globally), post program support from our Team.

Meet Your Teacher ~ Andrea Nacey

Join Andrea Nacey for your Yin Yoga Teacher Training.  Yin Yoga is her PASSION.  Learn to live what you love!

yin yoga teacher trainingSome students have nicknamed me 150% Andrea. I encourage students to leave their hustling bustling lives at the door as they enter the sweet, sacred space that Yoga provides.

You will always feel safe, and supported in classes.  Yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender or limitations. You will learn about yourself on your mats, and recognize how powerful Yoga is as preventative medicine. We will create strong intentions together on our mats, propel forward and transform. Yoga is all about being present, doing one thing at a time, and being inspired,

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.   Henry Miller

Common Questions

costa rica yoga teacher trainingReview the most Common Questions we receive about our Yin Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.

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Are my Accommodations & Meals included?

Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.


Is there a Shuttle to and from Hilo Airport?

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.


Do I Automatically Graduate if I Attend?

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.


Are Tips or Gratuities required from Students?

The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List.  Please Review.


Why are Breakfasts (& some other meals) in Silence?

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.  Silence as a Teaching Tool is a key component of our program.


Why do I need to purchase my own Textbooks or Ebooks?

Students come to our programs from every corner of the Globe.  The shipment of everyone’s Textbooks can be a large, logistical challenge. We have done this in the past and found that there were numerous issues in doing so.

It is best that Student’s purchase the Textbooks and bring them along to the program (we do not charge Student’s for these in our fees) ~ this simply works best.  

In the rare instance that a Student is in an extremely remote geographical area and cannot receive or place their own order for delivery, we will work with the Student to ensure they have everything they need.  This will be at a cost of $200 USD.  

Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.


What is an Intensive Immersion?

We want to ensure that students are prepared for the intensity of the program. It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.

Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best yoga teacher you can be.

While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.

Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.


Why is my receipt in Canadian Dollars & not US Dollars?

All Program Fees are QUOTED in US Dollars.  The Canadian Equivalency of the US Dollar amount quoted is processed to your Credit Card.  

On your email receipt you will see exactly what the US Dollar amount is and what the actual Canadian amount processed was.

Why do we do this?  This Venue charges us US Dollars, and by quoting US Dollars for our Program Fees, it ensures that the correct cost is applied for each program.  The conversion should not affect you, as the end result will be the same.  You will simply see it processed as Canadian Dollars for the equivalent amount of the US Dollar Charge.

For Example:  

  • John is ready to process his $1,800 USD Deposit for a 200 Hour Program 
  • Yogacara we will convert that to Canadian Dollars based on the day of processing exchange rate  (for this example let’s assume the conversion today is equal to $2,105.25 Canadian Dollars)  
  • Yogacara will process the payment of $2,105.25 Canadian Dollars to John’s Credit Card (John will have received notice that this will happen in advance) 
  • Once processed, John will automatically receive an email receipt indicating the US Dollar amount of $1,800 and the detail of the receipt will clearly show that $2,105.25 Canadian was charged 
  • John’s Credit Card provider will make the adjustment accordingly  
  • John will have paid $1,800 USD in Canadian Dollars  


How can I view my Ebooks if Electronic Devices are not allowed in the Yoga Classroom?

EReaders and Viewing Tablets are welcome in the space for the sole purpose of viewing your ETextbooks.  Phones are NOT acceptable viewing devices as they are far too small for images and general reading.

No data should be active on these devices while in the Yoga Classroom. This is the only exception regarding Electronic Devices.


Am I able to teach Yin Yoga or Prenatal Yoga without having my 200 Hour credentials?

The short answer is, Yes.  These are things that you need to consider:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training is not a Registered Program with Yoga Alliance as a stand-alone program.  However, they do recognize the hours of the program as Continuing Education credits.  

You are welcome and able to teach Yin Yoga, without your 200 Hour credentials, in a Studio or Facility if the Management agrees to this.  In most cases, your Yin Yoga training will suffice as long as you are only teaching Yin Yoga.

Prenatal is a Registered Program with Yoga Alliance as a stand-alone program under our Registered Prenatal Yoga School. 

New Teachers may only register as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance if they have successfully completed both the 200 Hour and the 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (it does not matter which is done first). 

You are welcome and able to teach Prenatal Yoga, without your 200 Hour credentials.


Why do I see an International Exchange Fee or International Bank Fee on my Credit Card statement?

Some students will see a small charge to their Credit Card, and wonder why.

This charge is directly related to your Credit Card provider.  This charge is something that only some Credit Card providers will issue when you pay for something in a foreign currency (a currency other than what your Credit Card is in), or a foreign company processes a charge. Please contact your provider if you have any questions or concerns.  

Yogacara has no control over this fee, nor do we ask the provider to charge it.


Are all meals vegetarian?

Yes, all venues serve a vegetarian menu.

The only exception is Kalani (Hawaii) which also serves meat as an option (they are buffet style). If you are not a vegetarian normally, we suggest you bring along protein bars etc., to fill any void. The menus tend to allow for ample protein, but it can be a drastic change for those who are accustomed to meat daily.


I would like to bring along a family member or friend to my training ~ Is that an option?

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.


Is there time for other activities during my stay?

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.


Closest Bank Machine?

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. 

Come prepared!


Is there air conditioning?

No. Their structures have been engineered in such a way that they do not require a/c.


Are special dietary needs accommodated?

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.


Is laundry service available?

Laundry is available ~ this is an additional cost to the student & is not included in fees.

Weather at Kalani?

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.


I have problems sleeping. How will this work with shared sleeping arrangements?

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.  

If your venue is a dormitory style arrangement, this can be a larger challenge.  Come prepared with earplugs, eye patches etc.


Wi-Fi & Cellular Service?

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.  


Do I need my Yoga Mat?

Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.


Is this just for people wanting to teach Yoga?

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!


Sample Menu | Kalani

Breakfast Sample Menu
Scrambled eggs
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
Seafood chowder
Wakame salad
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


Do I pay additional Tax?

No.  The pricing you see is already inclusive of all tax.


Bed Linens | Towels | Housekeeping at Kalani

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.


Is the water safe to drink?

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.


Will Coffee be available?

Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.


Are the Program Fees truly all inclusive?

Yes!  Our Program Fees are posted by Destination and include EVERYTHING LISTED on every each page, under the tab Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy. 

Taxes are INCLUSIVE in all of our pricing.

Outside of transportation, the only additional items Students will have to purchase and invest in are the Textbooks for the program.  The cost is approximately $100 USD.  Please visit our Need To Know section to see the what current Textbook listing includes.   We make this clear on every Destination’s page so Students understand their full financial commitment. 

Please do NOT purchase any items before we issue the official notice 8 weeks before the start of your program.

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT 

All prices QUOTED in US Dollars.

Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency.  Your email receipts will indicate the Canadian Dollar equivalent of the charge.

Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date the transaction is processed.


What are my accommodation options if I arrive early?

You can opt to organize with Kalani to stay one extra night or you can opt to choose from a Hotel near the airport. View some common accomodation options.

Any additional nights with Kalani, must be booked directly with Kalani.


Is Age an issue?

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 programs.  For 300 Hour Advanced Programming, you will need to have completed your 200 Hour programming first.

If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!


What if I am new to Yoga?

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!


Do I need to be fluent in English?

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).


I am Canadian, will I receive a T2202?

No.  When payments are made, we will automatically email you an official receipt. However, you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year ~ our programming does not fulfill the criteria for T2202.  

Please retain all email copies of receipts your receive.

The official payment receipts we provide can be used for income tax purposes against Yoga Teaching income earned.

Please discuss this further with your accountant or tax provider as every Country allows for different self-employment allowances.


Policy on alcohol, smoking & drug use?

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!


Arrival Logistics

Review the Getting Here options Kalani has outlined for guests.yin yoga teacher training

All Students are expected to be on site by 4pm on Day 1, and all Students depart the Centre after Breakfast on Departure Day.

Flying into Hilo is easy enough. What you will need to organize is the shuttle service from Hilo International to Kalani.  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.

Please ensure your flight arrives in Hilo no later than 1:45pm on Day 1.  Please ensure your departure flight is booked for after 11:00am on departure day. Once we are within 8 weeks of the program start, we will ask you to confirm your flight details.

Please DO NOT book flights for your Hawaii, Yin Yoga Teacher Training until you receive our travel confirmation email.

Ready To Register?

When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for your Yin Yoga Teacher Training, please register via our on-line system.

Register for HAWAII, Yin Yoga Yoga Teacher Training | April 14~19, 2018
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Register for HAWAII, Yin Yoga Yoga Teacher Training | November 4~9, 2018
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Yin Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Items

Now that you have reviewed the program details, here is some specific information on practical matters when travelling for your Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

What To Bring
When you travel for your Yin Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart!

Hawaii Packing List

* laundry service is available at an additional cost

* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)

* yoga matyin yoga teacher training

* 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)

* sunscreen

* alarm clock

* camera

* copy of travel insurance (optional ~ if you choose to purchase insurance)

* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)

* long sleeve shirts for evenings / short sleeve for day-time

* long & short pants

* money (US Dollars)

* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)

* travel first aid kit

* sun-glasses

* 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)

* course materials you have ordered

* 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

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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
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A Surfer’s Paradise

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.

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So Much to See

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.

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Lantern Lighting Festival

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.

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Still Have Questions about the Yin Yoga Teacher Training?yin yoga teacher training Our Teacher Training Centre is here to assist as you consider joining us for the Yin Yoga Teacher Training.  Please connect with us and let us know how we can help!

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Andrea Shares

Students will be encouraged & invited to explore what they intuitively need. To find their own unique balance between structure & freedom. Respect & dedication for the Students & the sacred space we create is always celebrated.

Training Dates

April 14 ~ 19, 2018
Lead Teacher

Andrea Nacey

November 4 ~ 9, 2018
Lead Teacher

Andrea Nacey

Earlier Dates Now Full

Spaces Left For April

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Student Reviews

Elizabeth Fugere

Graduate, November 2017
The perfect integration.

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Nikki Kim

Graduate, November 2015
Andrea welcomed everyone with a big smile and her kindness, and the fist night, she gave us such a wonderful class with calm but strong voice, and that helped me so much to relax and feel like I was home. I’m just 100% satisfied with this training course and I feel very lucky meeting such a great instructor like Andrea.


Frankie Grausam

Graduate, November 2015
Come with an open mind and an open heart and you will have a great experience.



Leslie Nakajima

Graduate, March 2016
It’s great. I only wanted more! Reading anything by Paul Grilley ahead of time helps and his anatomy videos.



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