Yoga Teacher Training | July 5, 2017 - July 25, 2017

Yoga Teacher Training


Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program 200 hr; Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School


This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. 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 are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher. Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of yoga class types, including: all levels vinyasa yoga, alignment-based classes, yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative. This program is registered with the  Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Teacher Training certification program (RYT-200).

"I loved it all! I felt the therapeutics went beyond my expectations. I loved the variety of classes, topics, practicums, yoga practices, meditations, Ayurveda and chanting. Kalani was an excellent location to train in; there was a beautiful balance of teacher energies and the teachers created a cohesive group supported with positivity, authenticity and love. As an educator, coach and therapist I now have a deeper understanding of the body and an increased awareness of how to integrate it with the emotional, spiritual and mental therapies for both myself and others."
- Coe F., Puerto Rico

Fun times at Kalani Oceanside Retreat with Liz and Molly  & the 200 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training group.  Next program March 9-31, 2015 or July 2- 23, 2016.


To Register:

Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500 - For Registration & YTT Program Information

Phone: (808) 333-9591

For More Information:

Kalani Retreats Registrar - For Room Reservations
Kalani Retreats Registrar is accepting room reservations via phone or the online registration form at the link below. Pricing varies depending upon room type, listed below.

Phone: 808-965-0468 x120


Retreat Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Program cost includes Yoga Teacher Training tuition and a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training manual, 20 nights accommodation, and 3 delicious meals per day. Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to mealsaccommodations, 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. Prices vary based on housing preference:

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
 Ocean View Cottage $8520 $6640 $5740
 Loft $ $ $
 Treehouse Room $ $ $
 Bungalow Room $6820 $5740 $
 Lodge Room (Private Bath) Sold Out $4660 $4300
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath) Sold Out $4180 Sold Out
Commuter* $3760
Kama'aina Commuter** $3160

*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.

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
  • Facilitated by: Liz Heffernan,
    Molly Masaoka,
    Amanda Webster
  • Dates: July 5, 2017 - July 25, 2017
Liz Heffernan
Liz Heffernan
Liz Heffernan, MA, E-RYT 500
, Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist (CYT-1000) Primary Faculty Member (July 5-25) 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

Molly Masaoka, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Yoga Studio Owner Guest Faculty 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]
Amanda Webster
Amanda Webster
Amanda Webster, Certified Ayurveda Counselor, RYT-500 ERYT-200 Guest Faculty 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]