Adbhuta 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training | August 10, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Adbhuta 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


Join Claudia Whitney and Christina Gagnier for an intensive 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in paradise at Kalani Retreat Center in Hawaii. Share an unforgettable uplifting experience as you embark on a journey of wonder, creativity, learning, connection, and transformation. You will cultivate a solid foundation in tradition and the techniques necessary to lead inspiring and creatively designed yoga classes.

Every aspect of the program has been carefully tailored to provide you the best education and the most in-depth experience of leading a yoga class possible. The curriculum presents an extensive study of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathing practices), Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, The Energetic Body, Class Sequencing, Theming, Assists, and The Business of Yoga. They will also guide you to a practical understanding of leading classes through group practice and daily teaching practicums.

Christina and Claudia come together to bring you a teacher training that is both comprehensive and well-rounded. Together, with more than 30 years of combined teaching experience, they offer a unique style created from their diverse personal skills, passions, and curiosities. In addition to the curriculum, you can expect a variety of self-inquiry, movement and embodiment practices intended to awaken your innate power and creative flow.

They aim to create a safe and supportive space for exploration and transformation while you advance your practice and find your unique voice and gifts as a teacher. You will leave this training with the ability to teach a vinyasa yoga class to a variety of students and capabilities.

Whether you're an aspiring student seeking to deepen your knowledge and practice, or already a teacher, this 200 Hour Yoga Certification Course will enhance your personal development and skills as a facilitator. Combined with this magical destination in Hawaii, this course offers a unique experience, making your yoga teacher training a lasting and fulfilling memory.


  • Study of Asana, Pranayama, and Kriyas
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Class Planning and Sequencing
  • Yoga History and Philosophy
  • The Chakras • Hands-on Assisting
  • Cultivating Your Unique Voice
  • Modifications, Variations, and Props
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Practices
  • Anatomy of Yoga Therapeutics
  • Seat of The teacher and Ethics
  • Mantra and Sacred Sound
  • How To Create Your Playlist
  • How to Theme Your Class
  • Demonstrating and Effective Cueing
  • Observation and Managing the Room
  • Development of Leadership Skills
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Coaching Skills and Personal Development
  • Practical Teaching Experience

This is a 200-Hour RYT Yoga Alliance-Certified Program.

Adbhuta translates as 'wonder'; a curiosity about the mysteries of the world around us. Both Claudia and Christina believe that the practice of yoga can connect us more deeply into the creative wonder of our bodies, minds, and souls. And through creating this deeper connection, we can create a more significant relationship with others and the world around us.

Adbhuta also invites us to bravely explore the unknown from a place of curiosity. Meeting the mystery with a curious mind is what carves space for flow state. Our school has the intention to help each yogi reach greater flow both on and off the mat. This flow transforms difficulty and stagnation into greater ease and grace.

*This schedule is subject to change.
7:00 am - 9:30 am - Morning Practice
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast / Break
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Class Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Class Time
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Afternoon Break
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Class Time
6:00 pm -7:30 pm - Dinner

• 21 Days of Training
• Teacher Training Manual
• 21 nights Accommodation
• 3 delicious and healthy meals a day
• Filtered water and tea all day

• Airfare
• Additional Nights
• Airport Transfer
• Books
• Wellness Treatments

We intend to provide opportunities for anyone that is interested in joining our program. We do this by offering scholarships, an early-bird discount, payment plans and a special rate for Hawaii State residents.



To Register or for More Information: 

Email: [email protected]

Retreat Tuition: $2500

Retreat Fees

Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
 Lodge Room (Private Bath) $5923 $4978 $4600
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $5167 $4495 $4306
Commuter* $3928
Kama'aina Commuter** $3298

Please contact Claudia directly for  availability

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a Kalani registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.

Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
Claudia Whitney
Claudia Whitney
Claudia has been studying yoga and self-development for 20 years. She is a passionate and dedicated Yoga Teacher, Transformation Coach, and Mentor and has been teaching yoga since 2002 in New York, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. She is currently based the U.S. Her classes revolve around inspiring the soul and encouraging her students to discover deeper parts of themselves through the practice of slowing down and paying attention. Claudia desires to create a space where every person connects back to their heart, ignites their inner creativity, sparks their sense of wonder, and awakens to their inner wisdom. Claudia teaches Private and Group yoga classes, organizes Transformational Programs, Workshops, International Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings and Charity Fundraising Events around the globe. She is a registered E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and has over 1000 hours of training with revered teachers Patrick Creelman (Anusara), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), Tara Judelle (Embodied Flow), David Swenson (Ashtanga Yoga), Michael Gannon (Ashtanga Yoga), Sarah Avant Stover (Prenatal Yoga), and Jason Nemer (Acro Yoga). She is also a certified CONSCIOUSNESS COACH™ and meditation teacher. Claudia is genuinely grateful to all the teachers on her journey so far, most especially her husband and son.
Phone: +1 646 662 4695
Email: [email protected]
Christina Gagnier
Christina Gagnier
In 2007, she took her first yoga class. As she walked out of the class, she felt something she had never felt before. It was a deep inner peace that permeated every layer of her being. And she knew that nothing would ever be the same. Since then, her practice has been a way of calling back all parts of herself. It has helped her feel whole and reminded her of the inherent resources of her body. Most importantly, it gave her back her relationship with herself and located a deep sense of inner power that she spent most of her life searching for. She hopes to offer that to each of her students. Christina is an ERYT-500, and since her first teacher training, she has facilitated over 3,500 hours and done more than 800 hours of advanced training in yoga, Embodied Flow and Movement Therapy. She has taught internationally for nearly a decade, leading retreats, teacher trainings, teacher continuing education, and workshops throughout Asia, the United States, and Australia. As a mentor and teacher trainer, she believes that each teacher has a unique voice and loves supporting teachers in being the impactful and creative leaders that they are.
Phone: +1 646 662 4695
Email: [email protected]