200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

About us

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Therapeutic Elements.  

Includes Alignment Based Vinyasa Flow, a bio-mechanically sound alignment framework and the path of Yoga as a framework for holisitic health.

This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.  The instruction will cover a wide range of yoga techniques including yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance and freedom in yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing. The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher. Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of yoga class types, including: all levels vinyasa yoga, alignment-based classes, yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative. 


Kalani Oceanside Retreat is a perfect location to immerse yourself in the teachings of the Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training.  The retreat center is located on 120 magnificent acres of tropical beauty on the southeast coast of Hawaii Island, known as the "Big Island".   Room options vary from privates with own bath to shared accommodations (doubles and triples). Three delicious and healthy meals are served each day and ample opportunities exist to enjoy Kalani's grounds which includes a pool, hot tub and watsu therapy pool, or stroll along the coastline taking in its stunning views. The retreat center is a 45 minute drive from the airport in Hilo or a 2.5 hour drive from the airport in Kona. 


This has been one of the most profound times in my life.  I feel so loved and limitless.  I now have the confidence to cultivate a strong home practice, as well as effectively spread the joy of yoga to others!  I understand yoga on an entirely different level, so much deeper and most importantly I understand myself much more fully.  These three weeks have truly been an amazing journey of self discovery.
-- Emily I., Washington

Liz is a true yogi - she lives the yoga philosophy, which has brought her a deep knowledge about the entire science of yoga. I most enjoyed learning about alignment principles and pose analysis; how to maximize the effectiveness of the pose and minimize the risk for injury.  Liz explained these concepts very clearly and graciously offered personalized attention to all of our poses. This training deepened my understanding of yoga as a comprehensive system of liberation.  I feel empowered to apply this science to enrich all aspects of my life and now I feel I posses the practical and experience knowledge to thrive as an instructor.
--Christopher G., New Hampshire

Many more student testimonials here: http://www.somayogainstitute.com/testimonials.html


Program cost includes room, meals, yoga teacher training tuition, and a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual.  Prices vary base on housing preference as follows:

Lodge Rooms with Shared Bathrooms:  
Triple occupancy ($3497), Double occupancy ($3783), Single occupancy ($4497)

Lodge Rooms with Private Bathrooms
Triple occupancy ($3897), Double occupancy ($4457), Single occupancy ($5357)

Off-Site Commuter
Kama'aina Commuter: $2997, an all-inclusive rate that provides access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, breakfast and lunch, and use of Kalani's facilities including the 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina Hawaii resident rate.

Offsite Commuter (Non-resident of Hawaii):  $3297, an all-inclusive rate that provides access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, breakfast and lunch, and use of Kalani's facilities including the 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.


A $500 deposit will reserve your space in the program, this is easily payable on the registration page here: http://www.somayogainstitute.com/registration-200-hr-ytt.html and will be applied to the full tuition price listed above. Your retreat room and board expenses are within two weeks of registering and your remaining tuition payment is due no later than June 1, 2018.   If you would like to discuss alternate arrangements, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to work something out.   


Arrival Day

Check in 4:00pm

6:00-7:30pm Dinner

 7:30–9:00pm Evening Program

Typical Daily Schedule

6:30-7:30am  Meditation and Pranayama

7:30-8:30am  Breakfast

8:30--12:00pm  Yoga Asana Practice plus Techniques/Teaching Methodology

12:00-2:00pm  Lunch

2:00-6:00pm  Restorative/Gentle/Therapeutic Practice or Yoga Nidra. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics, Anatomy & Physiology, Practice Teach

6:00-7:30pm  Dinner

Evening programs may be scheduled periodically through out the program and/or students may be assigned outside of class readings or presentations.

Departure Day

7:30-8:30am ~ Breakfast & Goodbyes

Check out 11:00am

(Please note; there will be one full day off mid-way through the program plus one half day off to explore, rest or catch up on your studies)


Email us to request the complete program guide in PDF format at somayogainstitute@gmail.com

This has been one of the most amazing, enlightening, empowering, self loving and life changing experiences ever. Through this training, my selfdoubt has dissolved and has been replaced by this amazing empowered feeling and instead of worrying about what I don’t know I am excited to further my studies and learn more. What an amazing gift you give to those who learn from you. Katie

Event Highlights

  • Daily yoga asana practice
  • Mindful Vinyasa
  • Therapeutic Perspective
  • Day and a half off to explore Big Island
  • Daily meditation and pranayama practice
  • Comprehensive yoga teacher training manual
  • Studies in philosophy, energy body, teaching methodology, anatomy, ayurveda and yoga lifestyle
  • Kalani Honua Retreat Center is unique and full of optional evening activities including: drum circles, ecstatic dance, kirtan on campus and shuttles available to Uncle Roberts Night Farmers Market, Kapoho Tide Pools, Volcanically Heated Warm Pond, Volcano National Park & Hilo town can be arranged. (*additional cost usually *associated*).
  • Optional waterfall, beach and shopping excursions to historic downtown Hilo.
  • Trips to near-by Black Sand Beach and point for meditation and yoga.
  • 20 nights accommodation

Venue Highlights

120 magnificent acres of tropical beauty
Swimming Pool
Hot Tub
Waste Therapy Pool
Stunning coast line
Sustainably focused community
Breathtaking tropical oasis
3 daily delicious, abundant healthy meals, and snacks


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping


The Hawaii program is scheduled as an intensive. While the days are very full, they are also a wonderful mix of digesting concepts intellectually, applying the concepts experientially and diving into the practices of yoga. Care is taken within the program schedule to ensure that students have a healthy experience both physically and mentally. There is physical activity and deep relaxation built into the program every day. There will be one and a half days off during the program to rest, enjoy the local area and catch up on your studies.

Arrival Day
Check in 4:00pm
6:00-7:30pm Dinner
7:30–9:00pm Evening Program

Typical Daily Schedule
6:30-7:30am Meditation and Pranayama
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30--12:00pm Yoga Asana Practice plus Techniques/Teaching Methodology
12:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-6:00pm Restorative/Gentle/Therapeutic Practice or Yoga Nidra. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics, Anatomy & Physiology, Practice Teach
6:00-7:30pm Dinner
Evening programs may be scheduled periodically throughout the program and/or students may be assigned outside of class readings or presentations.

Departure Day
6:30-7:30am Closing session
7:45-8:30am Breakfast
Check out 11:00am

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Meals at Kalani Oceanside Retreat

-Local, organic when possible and consciously sourced Ingredients.
-Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
-Diverse cuisine with international flavors

The Chef’s at Kalani Oceanside Retreat are committed to supporting local economies and eating locally-sourced food. Kalani kitchen sources approximately 70% of produce from local farms. They cultivate herbs and vegetables in their very own gardens and orchards,and strive to provide a true farm-to-table experience.

Kalani Chefs take great care of vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters, too. They label allergens and ingredients that can cause sensitivity, and invite you to ask the kitchen staff any questions that arise as you dine here.

You will be delighted by the range of culinary options. Chefs with diverse backgrounds work together to create inspired cultural meals from around the world. Thai, Indian, Italian, Japanese - and, of course, Hawaiian - are just a few of the options you can enjoy!

Bon appetit!


Hale Lodges
Hale Lodges - pronounced Ha'-lay, Hawaiian for "house" – are two-level Lodges with rooms and shared common areas on both levels. The Hale Lodges are located on the central lawn near the dining lanai, and feature sweeping garden views. Hale Lodge rooms are approximately 200 square feet and can accommodate 2-3 guests. Some rooms have private baths, and our most economically priced rooms have shared baths.

Bungalows are duplex structures that house two rooms of 225 square feet each. High, slanted ceilings and tall screened windows make these inviting dwellings a cozy and free environment. Bungalows house up to two adults or two adults and one child. Each room contains one queen bed and one twin bed, private bath, mini fridge and overlook pastoral or jungle vistas.

Treehouse rooms are nestled under the cool shade of a large Monkeypod Tree, and are designed to invite nature indoors. Screened walls give an outside-in sensation, endowing these rooms with tropical breezes, filtered light and spectacular views. There are five Treehouse rooms featuring private bath, mini fridge, and pastoral vistas.


Fly into Hilo International Airport (ITO)

Airport shuttles are easily arranged through Kalani Oceanside Retreat for $50 (shared shuttle) to $75 (private shuttle).


Leaving the Hilo Airport, turn left at traffic light onto Kanoelehua Avenue or Highway 11 south.
Continue on Highway 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles).
Turn left onto Kea'au Pahoa Bypass Road or Highway 130 south and continue for 21 miles passing Pahoa.
After mile-marker 20 there is a left-hand turn lane shortly after a large sign which says End of Road - 1 mile. This important left turn is past a green church and in sight of the ocean. A sign will direct you either to Kalapana or End of Road. Turn left towards Kalapana, then curve right. Follow this short road to a stop sign at a T-junction and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Road/ Coastal Highway 137.
After about 5 miles, between the 17 and 18 mile-markers, and a half-mile beyond Kalapana Sea View Estates, Kalani will be on your left, marked with a lighted entrance sign.

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