Therapeutic YTT (200-hr) | April 24, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program 200 hr; Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School
This 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program offers students a soulful journey into the many dimensions of yoga as a vehicle for growth and transformation. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.
The instruction will cover a wide range of yoga techniques including yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance and freedom in yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing. The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations.
Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students will be introduced to frameworks, concepts and methodologies that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher. Graduates of this program will feel empowered to practice and teach a variety of yoga class types, including: all levels vinyasa yoga, alignment-based classes, yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative yoga. This program is offered in partnership with Soma Yoga Institute & Yoga Centered.
“The curriculum was extraordinary, rich and diverse and every aspect was integrated. The therapeutic focus was what drew me to the program and it was even more comprehensive than I had anticipated. The artful design of each day’s schedule balanced effort and recuperation in terms of physical practice, exertion, and mental/analytical/theoretical work. The Ayurveda was fascinating; the way we studied the Yoga Sutras made them accessible and enabled us to know each student on a deeper level. The group exercises helped build confidence toward our final teaching practicum, which was beautifully orchestrated. My philosophicalunderstanding and appreciation of yoga has increased ten fold so now I approach yoga as a lifestyle. I feel empowered and much stronger physically than when I started this training. I feel emotionally refreshed and ready to deal with the challenges awaiting me at home.” - Gail A. California
Fun times at Kalani Oceanside Retreat with Liz and Molly & the 200 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training group.
To Register: Liz Heffernan, E-RYT-500 & Molly Masaoka, RYT-500 - For Registration & YTT Program Information
Liz and Molly are accepting registration for Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training and can provide information on retreat curriculum. Tuition price: $2,400
Tuition is payable directly to the retreat facilitators.
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.
Program cost also includes Yoga Teacher Training tuition and a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training manual.
Fees Per Person
Lodge Room (Private Bath)
Lodge Room (Shared Bath)
*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations. **Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.
Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!
Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.
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
Liz Heffernan, MA, E-RYT 500 , Certified
Integrative Yoga Therapist (CYT-1000)
Liz Heffernan is a recognized international yoga teacher with over two decades of personal practice and 20 years of teaching. She trained extensively in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara and works as an Integrative Yoga Therapist. Liz currently directs and leads yoga teacher trainings and workshops in worldwide locations, provides one-to-one mentoring for yoga teachers, instructs daily yoga classes, and offers private therapeutic sessions.
Liz is known for her ability to bridge the gap between the ancient perspectives of yoga and contemporary daily life. Her teaching weaves together philosophy, creative sequencing, clear alignment, mindful breathing, and compassionate self-inquiry to form a tapestry that reflects her heartfelt commitment to this transformative path.
Molly Masaoka, E-RYT 200, RYT 500,
Yoga Studio Owner
Innately perceptive beyond her years, and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind. Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion and humor. She believes that this balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of ones true nature.
A student of yoga since the age of 16, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller, and completed teacher trainings with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton. She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things. In addition to leading teacher trainings, workshops and retreats, Molly also owns Yoga Centered Studio and Boutique in Hilo, Hawaii. She is an influential member of her yoga community and serves as a mentor to both students and other teachers. Ultimately she hopes to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.yogacentered.com
Amanda Webster, Certified Ayurveda Counselor, RYT-500 ERYT-200
Amanda is a registered yoga teacher and Certified Ayurveda Counselor, through the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She currently offers Ayurveda-infused yoga classes, workshops, and retreats as well as facilitates teacher trainings that focus on establishing commitment to the lifestyle practices of yoga and Ayurveda, creating an open and supportive community, and studying mindfulness in its many forms. Amanda considers Kripalu-trained yogini Rupali Embry as her “true teacher” and under her guidance, recently completed an amazing 1:1 300-hour advanced yoga teaching mentorship.
Both yoga and Ayurveda resonated instantly and deeply, inspiring Amanda to commit to lifelong study of these sciences She has an intuitive, down-to-earth approach to teaching, practicing, counseling, and exemplifying yoga through her lifestyle and is known for her ability to establish a strong community. Email: [email protected] Website: http://shivatreeyoga.com/workshops/