PART TIME 200hr YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ON MAUI: May 1st – Nov 11th 2018


A 3 week immersive training is a highly effective and transformational way of taking your yoga practice to the next level but it can be logistically, physically, and financially challenging to take so much time away from work and family to make your dream a reality.

But as we know from our asana practice, going slower and giving ourselves time to reflect, understand and integrate our experiences can be just as, if not more, effective in going deeper. This is one of the real benefits of a part time training, along with addressing some of the challenges mentioned above

This program, which runs over 6.5 months, is carefully designed to meet the 180 contact hours required by Yoga Alliance for you to be certified and register as Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

The Training is divided into 3 parts:

Part 1: May & June

Part 2: August and September

Part 3: first two weeks of November

This training will be held at the Maui Yoga Shala on Baldwin Avenue, Paia.  This beautiful, fully equipped studio provides us with blankets, bolsters, straps, chairs, blocks, sandbags - all the tools of transformation we need to go deeply into the practice in a way that is safe, healing and empowering. 

During Part 1 & 2 of the training we will meet 3x/week - Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Sunday.  We will have 3 “practices” on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday morning which will include asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.  The remaining hours on each Sunday will cover sequencing, anatomy, philosophy and teaching methodology.

July and October are “non contact” months where you will be required to do some reading, hand in a few small assignments and most importantly, to observe some of my public classes.  This is an amazing opportunity not just to develop the skill of observation crucial to teaching well but also provides immense insight into how bodies, including your own, move in an asana practice.  I have had some really profound breakthroughs in my personal practice by watching my students on the mat!  All this is designed to deepen your understanding and application of what we explored in our classes/workshops before moving on.

Part 3 is similar to Part 1 and 2 in that we meet 3 x per week but only for the first 2 weeks in November.  This is the time where you will step more confidently into the “seat of the teacher” as you guide your fellow students through a full practice.  Even if you don’t want to start teaching immediately I have found that teaching others is a highly effective way of helping you to retain all the information and experiences from the last few months.  Guiding others through the practice also cultivates observational skills, confidence in speaking publicly and in leading groups.  These are skills we can take into any aspect of our work and lives!

In the “Business of Teaching Yoga” workshops we use group discussions and journaling exercises to explore the Role of the Yoga Teacher today and how the spiritual teachings can help to clarify and support our personal and teaching values, life vision and goals. 

You will leave this training with a solid understanding of how to cultivate a personal practice and be able to move authentically and confidently into the role of Yoga Teacher, laying the foundation for a highly rewarding career in the health and wellness field.



May & June 2018 (8 weeks): starting Tuesday May 1st 2018

Tues & Thurs: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Sunday: 9:30 - 4:00pm


August & September 2018 (8 weeks): starting Tuesday July 31st 2018

Tues & Thurs: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Sunday: 9:30 - 4:00pm


November (2 weeks): starting Tuesday Oct 30th 2018

Tues & Thurs: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Sunday: 9:30 - 4:00pm


Early Bird Rate (if deposit payment made on or before April 9th 2018):  $2500 (ex tax) 

Full Price: $2800 (ex tax) 


$500 deposit - non refundable, non transferable

outstanding amount divided into 4 equal parts payable as follows:

1 May 2018

1 June 2018

1 July 2018

1 Aug 2018


$500 Deposit non refundable and non transferable

Once training starts - no refunds of any payments made

Please note that there if there is any variation/change students will be notified via email and text at least 1 week before.


You will fly into Kahului Airport on the island of Maui

You will need to arrange for either a taxi or personal car hire to make your way to Banyan Tree Retreat Centre in Makawao, 20 minutes from the airport.

Please make sure that you arrive by noon to settle in . Welcome and Orientation is at 1pm

Our Retreat Centre is a 10 minute drive from the North Shore beaches of Paia, 15 minutes from Kahului City Centre and 5-10 minutes drive to Makwao Town Centre. I would suggest hiring a car for your weekly day off. You can always make arrangements to share this cost with some of your fellow students! You can visit the Kula Farmers Market and Mana Foods in Paia to stock up for your weeks supplies and then use the rest of the day to explore the island! If you wish to have a car full time to make use of your 2hr mid day break or evenings to do other activities we can assist you in finding affordable local car hire.

If you wish to arrive early or stay later we can assist you with finding suitable accommodations. There are options to stay at the Banyan Tree house resort or any of the other number of lovely hostels, hotels and B&B’s in the area.

Please note that the Bayan Tree House Centre does offer offer complimentary WIFI

The cost of the Trainings DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD. You will need to arrange to do you own food shopping. Our Plantation House offers a wonderfully large kitchen that will allow you to cook your own meals.

1 x 2 inch 3-ring binder

All pens, highlighters, coloring pens

Computer – for after class research

All required reading material (see curriculum page)

Your own yoga mat

Optional – small medical kit (Paia has a dentist, chiropractor, health store and body workers but the closest pharmacy and hospital is 15 minutes away in Kahului). Although we have a First Aid kit at the studio you may need to bring your own supplies and don’t forget any personal medications you need. Please ensure you have medical insurance. You will be asked to sign an activities waiver and you will be fully responsible for your own actions when not with us.

Most of your day is spent inside the studio in class. You may want to bring a change of yoga clothes for your late afternoon practice. The weather is a mild all year but we do have winter rains so you may need to bring an umbrella, appropriate shoes for your days off and slightly warmer clothing (Makwao sits at a higher elevation and evenings can be refreshingly chilly!).


We have scheduled a mid day break during the hottest part of the day so that you may head to the beach (car hire required) or save on time and relax by the pool or in the garden. This means swimsuits, a beach towel, hat, sunscreen, etc are a must!.

On your day’s off you will be able to go further afield to enjoy more of the island beaches, swimming and hiking and so bring the right clothes and walking/hiking shoes with you (or you can shop from one of the great stores in Paia).

The first 2 weeks are primarily spent in the seat of the student although you will have opportunities to observe classes being taught. During the third week you will begin to practice teaching poses to each other and small sequences

The final week is when you will lead a class during your practicum exam. Your “students” will be your fellow trainees, and some invited members of the public. This class will be observed by your teacher. After class there will be time for feedback and review.

For an additional fee of $300 we can arrange a photographer to take pictures during your practicum class. This will then provide you with material to use on your resume, website, business cards and social media accounts.

You will be certified to teach Hatha Vinyasa Classes. You will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT- 200 member (Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr). Please note that your registration fee is not included in our rates.

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