Kalani Oceanside Retreat
For more than 30 years, Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests. Kalani is an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates Hawaii, nature, culture and wellness. Kalani is located on Hawaii Island, commonly known as the Big Island, and is bordered by tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean.
The retreat center is situated on 120 acres of organic agriculture, overlooking the ocean, on the East side of the Island of Hawaii. Hawaii, also known as the Big Island is more than double the size of all the other islands put together, and it’s home to the only active volcanoes in Hawaii.!
Accommodations are simply decorated with original art, with no phones or televisions, making it an ideal environment to unwind, relax and focus on personal well-being and awakening. All accommodations include access to the pool, sauna, jacuzzi, lush towels and small gym.!
Because the Retreat Center is located in a tropical jungle overlooking the spectacular Pacific coast, the rooms have no need for heating or air-conditioning and they feature more screens than windows in order to maximize airflow and views.!
At the retreat center, guests are summoned by the call of the conch to dine on the retreat center’s open-air lanai (veranda). The cuisine encompasses a variety of styles including Hawaiian, Thai and South American, and the chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals.
Finally, with a plethora of diverse and fascinating fauna and flora, we encourage our guests to spend quiet time in communion with nature.
We offer vacations and workshops that provide our guests with fun and transformative experiences, and the tools they need to promote their higher selves.
Our experienced staff, assisted by resident volunteers, dedicate time, energy and care to our guests. We offer healthy vegetarian-friendly cuisine, comfortable accommodations for every budget, rejuvenating bodywork treatments, recreational facilities, and educational adventures.
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The Soma Yoga Institute's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed specifically for those who are ready to deepen their knowledge base, teach with more authenticity, expand their repertoire and increase their efficacy in offering yoga as a vehicle for positive personal and planetary transformation and change. The curriculum includes a therapeutically oriented approach to Yoga, multidimensional sequencing, holistic alignment concepts, instructing level 2 poses, individualized mentoring, philosophy, meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and so much more. The program is open to Yoga teachers from all disciplines with six months or more teaching experience (or by permission). RYTs with a 200-hour certification will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 hour level upon successful completion of this program.
- Beyond the Basics of Asanas
- The Alchemy of Yoga and Positive Transformation
- Multi-dimentional Sequencing - Advanced Techniques
- Holistic Alignment Concepts
- Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology
- Therapeutically Oriented- Adaptations of Yoga
- Guiding Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga
- Advanced Verbal and Physical Assisting
- Enhancing Your Observation Skills
- Energetic Anatomy and Prana Vidya
- Practice and Teaching of Meditation and Pranayama
- Non-Dual Yoga Philosophy
- Applying Ayurveda to the Asanas and other practices
- Cultivation of your Yoga Vision and Business
- Practice of Asana, Chanting, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra
Soma Yoga Institute's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii. One month, residential format.
Integrative Yoga Therapist (PYT-1000)
Primary Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, is a recognized international yoga teacher with two decades of personal practice and 18 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. See more photos and other events by this presenter