5 of the Best Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in Hawaii
by Alyssa James | Published January 8, 2020
Hawaii is the ideal destination for yogis and yoginis looking to deepen their practice in natural surroundings. The islands are known for their healing energies that offer spiritual rejuvenation for anyone who seeks it. Joining a yoga teacher training retreat in Hawaii will give you a special connection to these mystic energies that you will be able to share with others on their journeys through yoga.
Tree pose by sea (Photo: Soma Institute)
Choosing a yoga teacher training program is choosing a community to join. The people you meet on your retreat will be your friends and colleagues throughout your journey and beyond. That’s why we have compiled 5 of the best yoga teacher training retreats in Hawaii, based on quality, reviews, and diversity of styles.
Maui Yoga Shala
From $3,950/ per person
Maui Yoga Shala offer a variety of Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training retreats in Hawaii that take place in small, intimate groups to maximize learning. You will have daily yoga classes with Hawaii’s most experienced teachers and learn yoga philosophy, anatomy, and physiology to help your teaching. This retreat even offers the opportunity to teach your own class towards the end of the program. You will stay in the colourful trainee house in Paia town, with the option for private and shared rooms. Included in the price are all of your classes and course materials, accommodation, and daily breakfast and lunch.
Immerse yourself in the yoga lifestyle at the Shambhava Yoga Konalani ashram on Big Island in Hawaii. The ashram is a non-profit organization that offers a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training course. Throughout your 16 days of immersion, you will learn about the Embodied yoga style with daily yoga and asana theory classes and practices, as well as a teaching curriculum that incorporates anatomy. In between that you will have the opportunity to take trips to the beach and explore the island. You will stay at the ashram with the option to book a shared or private double room. Accommodation, course materials, and three vegetarian meals per day are included in the price.
Christina Martini offers an 18-day, 200-hour yoga teaching training program that emphasizes holistic, deep study in Ashtanga yoga. You will spend your days learning yoga teaching methodology, while engaging in daily pranayama and meditation sessions on the paradisiacal island of Maui. You will be hosted in one of four private single rooms at Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness where you can study and grow your practice while getting to know one another in an authentic way. All study materials, accommodation, morning and even practice, and Yoga Alliance completion certificate are included in the price..
Soma Yoga Institute offers teacher training and continuing education for yoga teachers around the world. Highlights of their 18-day, 200-hour therapeutic yoga teacher training include outdoor meditation with ocean breezes, daily Vinyasa, alignment, and Hatha yoga classes, and a supportive community in which you will study, thrive, and grow as a yoga practitioner and teacher. Their highly experienced teachers will guide you through the Yoga Alliance program, emphasizing Vinyasa flow, therapeutic alignment techniques, and gentle Restorative yoga. You will stay at the Hawaii Island Retreat & Eco Boutique Hotel with the option for a spacious suite or yurt style bungalow with options for a private room, or shared double or triple in either accommodation. The retreat includes 17 nights’ accommodation, 200-hour teacher training instruction, and three healthy meals daily.
Full Circle is a spiritually guided yoga school that offers a variety of teacher training courses that emphasize Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, and Yin yoga. Their 17-day Hawaii retreat offers a transformational experience where you will spend your days in yoga methodology workshops, anatomy, meditation, and asana classes, and learning how to develop your own unique teaching gift. The yoga retreat price includes accommodation in a private single or shared double or triple room, daily yoga practice, course materials, access to a fully equipped, full size kitchen.