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.
22 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Maui
Starting from: $3,999
This intensive yoga teacher training in Hawaii will prepare you to share your passion with others in just 22 days. That’s right, in just three weeks, you’ll gain a 200-hour credit that is eligible for Yoga Alliance certification, giving you more time to spend enjoying beautiful Maui. The course focuses on Hatha and Vinyasa styles and includes anatomy, meditation, pranayama, and yogic philosophy modules.
Mornings begin at 7am for a fresh drink, with meditation, breathwork, and asana practice shortly after, followed by asana breakdowns which include teaching methodology, alignment, adjustments, and modifications. In the afternoon’s philosophy is taught and guest speakers come in to delve further into topics of the course.
This YTT is run by DiviniTree Yoga and is one of the most popular courses in the USA. You’ll stay on a permaculture farm, so alongside your yoga training, you’ll also get to experience farm-to-table food and an introduction to regenerative agriculture. Visiting other farms is a part of the experience too, as well as weekly nature excursions to give your mind and body a bit of a break from intensive training.
20 Day Hatha and Vinyasa 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Maui
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.
31 Day 300 Hour Holistic Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii
On this holistic yoga teacher training in Ka Lae (the most southern point of the Big Island), you’ll learn how yoga as a practice as a whole 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 deepen your studies into topics such as yin and fascia, Mudra and Mantra, and more.
Breath Body Earth yoga training will share with you an all-encompassing practice and skillset to teach yoga as a healing modality. Other practices such as dance, feminine arts, sound, and embodiment round out this advanced yoga teacher training, making it extra special. Your typical day will start at 6:00 am and finish at 9 pm, both in silence. Days consist of lectures, practices, workshops, practice teaching, excursions, and learning of permaculture.
This YTT is set at the Earthsong Foundation Hawai’i, a place where the buildings have truly been built with nature in mind. You will be immersed among the trees and stay in a location that is known for being quite mystical. Ocean views are there and it’s not uncommon to see the Milky Way while star gazing. Gardens, lounge areas, and overall comfort will invite you into your new home for this month-long advanced training.
Please note that it is required to have completed a 200-hour YTT before joining this training.
18 Day Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Ashtanga Yoga Emphasis & Ayurveda and Juice Cleanse, Maui
Starting from: $2,975
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.
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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