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5 Incredible Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

5 Incredible Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

With its beautiful nature, healing energies, and laid-back vibe, Hawaii is an incredible destination to become a yoga teacher. It’s also a convenient location for yogis who are state-side, as you can study in paradise without the long-haul flight and jet lag. So, if a Hawaii yoga experience sounds as blissful to you as it does to me, check out this hand-picked selection of the best yoga teacher training in Hawaii.

Top Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

You’ll find most Hawaii yoga schools in Maui and on the Big Island, yet they all have something unique to offer.

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18 Day Hatha and Vinyasa 200-Hour Spiritual Yoga Teacher Training in Big Island

Starting from: $3,899

This super intensive yoga teacher training in Hawaii will prepare you to share your passion with others in just 18 days. That’s right, in less than three weeks, you’ll gain a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification, giving you more time to spend enjoying the beautiful Big Island. The course focuses on Hatha and Vinyasa styles and includes anatomy, meditation, pranayama and yogic philosophy modules. 

Mornings begin at 6 am with meditation and asana practice, followed by 4 hours of deep study. In the afternoons, you’ll focus on teaching methodology, alignment, adjustments and modifications before putting it into practice. Then, every day finishes with a circle gathering and ceremony. 

This YTT is run by Full Circle Yoga School, and you’ll stay in a large traditional Hawaiian house in either a shared or private room. The house is surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens, creating a tranquil atmosphere. Meals are not included, but you can purchase a meal plan for an additional cost or take the opportunity to explore the island’s vibrant food offerings. 

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20 Day Hatha and Vinyasa 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Maui

Starting from: $4,800

This Hatha and Vinyasa teacher training in Maui is one of BookYogaTeacherTraining’s most popular YTTs in the USA. The training will prepare you to lead Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes in a healthy and relaxed environment. Run by Maui Yoga Shala, this 200-hour course spans over 20 days, and you’ll have Saturday afternoons and Sundays off to enjoy paradise.

The program consists of all the main YTT modules, such as teaching methodology, anatomy, philosophy, alignment, and ethics. In addition, you’ll get an introduction to partner yoga and Hawaiian chants. What’s more, to create an intimate atmosphere, the groups are kept small. 

Maui Yoga Shala is situated on Maui’s north shore, in the charming town of Paia. You will stay a 12-minute walk away in a shared house, where you can opt for either a shared or private room. The package does not include meals, but you can purchase food from the shala’s organic cafe. The house also has a fully-equipped kitchen if you prefer to prepare your own meals. 

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18 Day 200-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in Kapaau

Starting from: $4,622

On this therapeutic yoga teacher training in Kapaau, you’ll learn how the practice works on a holistic level and how you can use it to facilitate personal transformations in your students. In addition, you’ll learn how to teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and study philosophy topics such as the chakras and yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. 

Liz and Molly at Soma Yoga Institute will share with you anatomy-informed alignment principles so that you can tailor your teaching to beginners, seniors and those with injuries. Your typical day will start at 6:30 am and finish at 6 pm, giving you the evenings to rest and process new knowledge. However, there will be some evening programs throughout the course to make up the 200 hours.

This YTT is set at the stylish Hawaii Island Retreat Center on the breezy Kohala Coast of the Big Island. The retreat centre features a saltwater hot tub, infinity pool, and various patios and balconies where you can unwind with your new friends. There are accommodation options for all budgets, from shared yurt bungalows to spacious private suites.

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18 Day Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Ashtanga Yoga Emphasis & Ayurveda and Juice Cleanse, Maui

Starting from: $3,125

If you’re after yoga training in Hawaii that includes some additional extras, check out this Maui YTT with an Ayurveda detox and juice cleanse. This is ideal for anyone looking to cleanse their body of nasty toxins while studying yoga in Hawaii. On this 18-day course, you’ll learn how to teach the Ashtanga primary series and come away as a registered 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher.

The program includes two daily Ashtanga yoga practices along with philosophy, theory, and practicum classes. Saturdays are your days off when your body can take a well-deserved rest from the challenging asana style. During the course, you’ll do a 3-day juice cleanse, then on the weekends, you’ll participate in an Ayurveda cooking class where you’ll prepare your own healthy meals for the week ahead.

This YTT takes place in Haiku Town, and you’ll stay at lead teacher Christina’s guest home 7 minutes from the Training Shala School. Moreover, what’s great about this course is that support doesn’t finish when the program ends. Instead, you’ll receive 6 months of continued coaching afterward, which is a big bonus.

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18 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Maui

Starting from: $4,800

Join Wisdom Flow Yoga on this 18-day Vinyasa yoga teacher training in Hawaii, inspired by the alignment-rich Anusara style. Here you’ll learn philosophy, pranayama, pose-alignment, and rhythmic instruction, understanding how to intelligently weave all these aspects together to create uplifting and transformative yoga classes.

For this yoga certification in Hawaii, you’ll rise at 6 am for silent mantra meditation and philosophy discussion, followed by an asana practice. After an alfresco lunch, you’ll study anatomy and practice teaching, finishing the day mid-afternoon to have time to enjoy the beautiful island of Maui.

Different accommodation options are available, including beach bungalows and private rooms in a guest house or cottage. Breakfast at the studio is included in the package, and lunch is picnic-style, where you’ll bring your own dishes to share as a group. 

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