Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

Jules Payne and Michelle Schroeder

May 16, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Come to the Big Island of Hawaii and learn how to teach yoga therapeutically to clients with specific health concerns.

This 12-day Intensive is part of the Ajna Yoga Center’s Certified 500 hour advanced teacher training in Therapeutic Yoga. Taught by Ajna Yoga’s co-founders, Jules Payne & Michelle Schroeder, this Intensive training will examine how to blend a western medical model with a yogic view of holistic health.

Participants receive a certificate at the end of the course, stating they have completed 80 hours of Advanced Teacher Training in Therapeutic Yoga. This is a required component for students in the 500 hour program, but the intensive can be take on its own for any yoga teacher wanting to further their knowledge in applying yoga to Therapeutic purposes.

Topics include:

  • Applied anatomy for therapeutic yoga
  • Asana modifications for different health concerns
  • Therapeutic pranayama, mudra & meditation
  • Sequencing for different needs
  • Practice teaching (to groups and to private clients)

Each day begins with a meditation and asana class. There is a 2 ½ hour break in the afternoon and free time in the evenings. Participants have one full day off half way through the retreat, to explore the local area and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii.

Explore the Kalani website for more details of body treatments on site day trips around the Big Island.

Tuition is $1,800 CAD (exchange rate for USD will be made on the day of payment) Discount of $400 if paid by Jan. 15, 2010! Lodging and meals are detailed below in the chart.

About the Facilitator(s)

Jules Payne, ERYT-200, RYT 500, Certified Professional Yoga Therapist

Jules Payne

Jules has been training teachers of yoga since 2004 and co-founded Ajna Yoga with Michelle in 2008. Her own training is in Vijnana, Anusara, Ashtanga and Integrative Yoga Therapy.

In her teaching, Jules is most interested in connecting people with the therapeutic aspects of yoga - guiding people to their own internal source of calm through movement, breath and meditation. Her classes combine awareness of alignment, breath and a sense of play. Jules teaches vinyasa flow classes, hatha classes, meditation retreats, chair- yoga and sees clients for private yoga therapy sessions.

In training new teachers to find their voice as a yoga instructor, Jules believes in providing a strong foundation in philosophy, anatomy and alignment. With this full 'toolbox' of knowledge, new teachers have the freedom to find their own voice and own style of teaching.

Michelle Schroeder

Michelle Schroeder

Michelle Schroeder, ERYT: Michelle completed her Yoga certification through the Chakra yoga center in July 2000. She has been running teacher trainings now for 2 years through Ajna Yoga Center. She teaches many styles of yoga from Hatha, Flow, Power, Pre-natal, Post-natal and Kids yoga. In the last 5 years, Michelle has been drawn to a style of yoga called Vijnana yoga, working from a place of within. She currently studies with Orit Sen-Gupta, Gioia Irwin and her weekly teacher Elizabeth Peckhman.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.


$1800 CAD
$1400 CAD (if paid by Jan 15, 2010)

Exchange rate is made on the day of payment. Room and board rates are in USD.

Rates below do not include tuition. For full training cost, please add the tuition above to the room and board rates listed below.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1410 $ 2010
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1218 $ 1650

Prices subject to change without notice.