200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

Event Highlights

  • Daily yoga asana practice
  • Mindful Vinyasa
  • Therapeutic Perspective
  • Day 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
  • Optional waterfall, beach and shopping excursions to historic downtown Hilo.
  • Trips to near-by Black Sand Beach and point for meditation and yoga.
  • 17 nights accommodation


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

About This Event

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. 


Hawaii Island Retreat Center (HIRC) offers luxury accommodations in elegant Hawaiian style in harmony with nature. Visualize a very special location of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast.
When you visit you quickly realize the wonder of this sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind in gardens, wild groves, and along ancient valley trails. The 50 acres of private coastal lands provides many opportunities for light hiking, jogging, meditative walks, and quiet time in nature . 

The HIRC campus includes a solar heated, salt water hot tub and infinity swimming pool, open air patios and balconies, a private library and theatre room and wireless internet in public areas.  
Hawaii Island Retreat is a leader in sustainable travel and green living.


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

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Price Includes Tuition, Meals & Housing
Program cost includes room, meals, yoga teacher training tuition, and a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual.  Prices vary base on housing preference as follows:
Double Occupancy Yurts:  
Double occupancy ($3997)
Hotel Rooms
Triple ($4509)
Double ($4849)
Single ($6397)
Tuition Payments
A $500 deposit will reserve your space in the program and will be applied to the full tuition price listed above.  Your retreat (room and board) portion of the tuition is due three months prior to the start date of the program or when registering after the three month mark within two weeks of registration.   Your remaining tuition payment is due no later than one month prior to the program start date.   If you would like to discuss alternate arrangements, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to work something out.  
Refund Policy
The program deposit is non-refundable. Due to the logistics involved in planning residential retreat programs, we regret that we are unable to issue retreat and tuition refunds 45 days or less prior to program start date. In the case of an emergency, with written documentation, we will gladly apply the tuition payment, minus the deposit, toward a future retreat/training with Soma Yoga Institute.

Daily Schedule

The Yoga Teacher Training Hawaii program is scheduled as an intensive program. While the program days are full, the activities of the day are kept diverse and active. The days really are 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. We promise not to keep you sedentary for too long. There is physical activity and deep relaxation built into the program every day

Arrival Day
Check in 4:00pm
6:00-7:30pm Dinner
7:30–9:00pm Evening Program
Typical Daily Schedule
6:15-7:30am  Meditation, pranayama, chanting, gentle morning yoga
7:30-8:30am  Breakfast
8:30--12:00pm  Yoga asana practice plus techniques and teaching methodology
12:00-1:30pm  Lunch
1:30pm-6:00pm  Restorative, gentle, or therapeutic practice or Yoga nidra. Anatomy, sequencing  pose study, or practice teach
6:00-7:00pm  Dinner
7:00 - 8:30pm Program in session often includes Yoga philosophy, individual study and/or group work
Departure Day
6:30-7:30am  Closing session
7:45-8:30am Breakfast
Check out 11:00am
(Please note: there will be one full day off mid-way through the program to explore, rest or catch up on your studies)


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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

Venue Highlights

120 magnificent acres of tropical beauty
Swimming 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

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • 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!


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.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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