200H Yoga Teacher Training - Hawaii retreat

3422 €

200H Yoga Teacher Training - Hawaii retreat

- This yoga retreat is available from January 4th to January 21st, 2018 -

Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii, which is immersed in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, while also maintaining a firm ground in modern anatomical training, sequencing, and approaches to practice. 

This 18-day Yoga Retreat offers students the lived experience of the teachings. In addition to practice and study, we will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices & teachings mean for ourselves as individuals, and for our community as a whole.

For those looking to teach, this Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, breathing techniques, alignment, adjustments, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. The principles we instruct can be applied to any style of yoga you feel compelled to offer. For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice YOGA.

Whether you are interested in teaching your loved ones, earning an income as a Yoga instructor, or solely being called to deepen your practice, we welcome you to join us on this journey.

Yoga teacher training highlights:

  • Organic farm-to-table cuisine
  • Sunrise Yoga gazing out towards the ocean
  • Thermal pools & swimming beach only a 15 minutes stroll
  • 10+ acres of sacred jungle
  • Fresh fruitsOcean views
  • Shooting stars


What style is Shivakali Yoga?

We teach an alignment-based 'Vinyasa Flow' practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation and pranayama. Our practice serves first to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy, and then to soften the mind and nurture our inner being. Uniting the masculine + feminine aspects of practice we find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.

Our Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, students will ground their intentions for teaching/practice, and learn the vast history of Yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, Yoga Sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric Lineages and contemporary Yoga Schools. In the sacral chakra we will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice Yoga Nidra. As we progress through the navel chakra we will explore Yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice & the business of Yoga.

In the heart we will encounter the path of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga, as well as ceremony, prayer and healing. Moving upwards into the throat chakra students will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra & deity practices. Progressing to the third eye the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as we encounter an array of Yogic meditations, explore Yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, trainees will receive kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, Yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice. 

Each of our 18 days will also include a thorough overview in the anatomy/physiology of Yoga-Asana (postures), a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of every major and minor pose, workshops on adjustments/alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching. We are planning group excursions to go swimming with dolphins, explore the lava flows, relax in natural thermal pools, visit sacred waterfalls, and enjoy healing bodywork. Not to mention time for students to be alone in nature, reflect, hike, swim, stargaze, and relax in quietude. 


This 11-acre organic orchard has been blessed with a pure intention to serve all, including 30 different types of trees that provide fresh produce and herbs for our guests. The cabins on property have all been built by hand and designed to be in harmony with the trees and nature surrounding them. Enjoy the sanctuary of the Balinese Meditation Pavilion, and practice in the 1000 square foot Yoga Studio with views of the Ocean over the trees . All this, and a 15 minute walk to the beach, + natural thermal pools under the jungle canopy. 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will consist of delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan options, fresh juices, unique deserts, and healthy snacks/teas. Accommodations are lovely cabins, with options for both individual and shared, all full of charm. Massage and Healing sessions will be offered daily during free time, for additional cost by skilled practitioners. The yoga retreat is located in Pahoa, Hawaii, HI. You'll find us right next to the ocean, with the purest air you can imagine, in a lush, tropical, meditation paradise.


Accommodations are lovely cabins, with options for both individual and shared, all full of charm.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will consist of delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan options, fresh juices, unique deserts, and healthy snacks/teas.

Holistic treatments

Massage and Healing sessions will be offered daily during free time, for additional cost by skilled practitioners.

Additional information

Meeting point

Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center (KMEC) in Pahoa, Hawaii

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included in this yoga retreat. 

How to get there

From Hilo (ITO) Airport:

KMEC is only a 45 minute drive from the Hilo airport. 

Leaving the Hilo Airport, turn left at the traffic light onto HI-11 / Hawaii Belt Road / Kanoelehua Avenue and go about 5.9 miles. 

Turn left onto HI-130 / Keaau Pahoa Bypass Road continuing to HI-130 and go about 12.2 miles.

Turn left onto Kapoho Road and go about 2.7 miles. Continue, staying to the right, onto Pohoiki Road and go about 3.8 miles. KMEC Hawaii will be on the left.

From Kona (KOA) Airport:

KMEC is a nice 2.5 to 3 hour scenic drive from Kona Airport, halfway around the Island of Hawai’i, “the Big Island”, via either the northern route or the newly finished Saddle road passing Mauna Kea. 

Make a left out of the Kona Airport and drive north on Route 19. 

Continue on Route 19 through Waimea, down the Hamakua coast (still Route 19) until you get to Hilo. 

Past the waterfront side of town, make a right onto Highway 11 at Ken’s House of Pancakes (sign says Volcano 30 miles). 

Turn left onto HI-11 / Hawaii Belt Road / Kanoelehua Avenue and go about 5.9 miles. 

Turn left onto HI-130 / Keaau Pahoa Bypass Road continuing to HI-130 and go about 12.2 miles. 

Turn left onto HI-132 Kapoho Road and go about 2.7 miles. Continue, staying to the right, onto Pohoiki Road and go about 3.8 miles. KMEC Hawaii will be on the left.

Public Transportation from Hilo:

There is also very limited public transportation via the Hele-On county bus that leaves from downtown Hilo. This is a slow, but inexpensive option, that comes to Isaac Hale Beach Park, if you can coordinate schedules. Isaac Hale Beach Park is located approximately a half mile down Pohoiki Road from KMEC. For more information visit the Hele-On bus website.

What to bring

Bring one set of warmer clothes as it can get chilly at night with the trade winds. Also as you go higher in elevation (up to 15,000 feet!) it can get very cold and it even snows on top of the mountain!


Is Internet or wifi available? Can I check email at KMEC?

Wireless internet is available in many areas of the property. Usage is free. There are plans soon to extend wifi coverage to the Ocean Vista Cabin. The Dragonfly Cabin does not currently have wifi or internet, however common spaces around the upper village do. Large downloads are strongly discouraged (it slows down bandwidth for everyone).

How about wild animals and creatures?

KMEC celebrates life in its myriad forms. We live in harmony with the jungle environment, which means you will probably encounter harmless creatures such as spiders, geckos and occasionally mongoose. We have the least amount of mosquitos on this side of the island due to our constant trade winds, and we do provide 100% natural repellents if you need it. Our accommodations are simple and comfortable, with no televisions or phones.

Is smoking permitted at KMEC?

Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.Do you provide transportation to and from the Hilo airport?We offer affordable transportation for our guests. The price is dependent on the number of people in your group and number of trips necessary. Contact us for a quote on an airport pickup. The regular taxi rate is about $80 total for 6 passengers in our 7 seater minivan. The cost of pickup and drop off for your participants is NOT included in our group rates unless specified to be included.

Do I need to rent a car?

We are located 15 minutes or 8 miles from the nearest town. There are many natural attractions in the vicinity. These can be visited by arranging a paid adventure with our guide. If you prefer to explore on your own, renting a car from the airport is a good option.

Are children welcome to KMEC?

Children are always welcome at KMEC. However, we do not provide childcare. We can provide contact information for several reliable childcare providers in the area. 

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SERGE BERLIAWSKY: YTT Lead Trainer - Founder/Director, Shivakali Yoga - Instructor, Yogala Echo Park, The Springs LA

Serge Berliawsky has been practicing the Yogic arts of India & Tibet since his youth, and teaching Yoga for over 16 years. His approach evolves out of a deep transmission from younger years living in Kula (yogic community), engaging in lengthy daily practice before the hours of dawn, and undergoing rigorous study with his teachers. In classes, Serge blends his knowledge of traditional Yogic practice & philosophy with 1000's of hours of training in Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Rudra Yoga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ayurveda and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a BA in Religious Studies with an emphasis on South-Asian traditions, a certificate in Yoga Philosophy, a diploma in the study of Yoga & Ayurveda, an E-RYT designation from the Yoga Alliance, he reads/writes Sanskrit, and is currently enrolled in a Ngakpa (Tibetan Yoga) Seminary program.

Serge entered residential training in a tantric yoga school as a homeless 19-year-old, completing a 1000-hour yoga teacher training program in traditional lineage-based Hatha Yoga. There he further studied, practiced, and completed intensive retreats in Kundalini Yoga, Taoist Yoga, Tibetan Yoga, and Sufism. During this time, Serge began managing the school's local yoga center, teaching countless yoga classes each week and organizing retreats. Upon completing his training and being initiated as a teacher, Serge moved on to complete over 20 retreats with Pema Khandro Rinpoche, wisdom holder & Lama in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He further took refuge with and continues to honor/attend teachings with Lama Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche, and spent years studying and practicing Kundalini Tantra intensively with Umaa (Uma Inder), master kundalini tantrika & dedicated practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine. 

While continuing to practice with his heart-teachers, Serge refined his studies in Sanskrit mantra with Vedic priest and pujari Shri Shiva Kumar. He deepened his knowledge of sacred texts studying with Srivatsa Ramaswami, longest-standing disciple of Sri T. Krisnamacharya (outside the guru's family). Serge studied Yin Yoga with it's founder, Paul Grilley, and completed residential training with Yogiraj Ganga White, founder of the original Center for Yoga in Los Angeles in 1967. He has undertaken in-depth studies with (Yogarupa) Rod Stryker, received certification in Vedic Yoga from Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda, and completed advanced residential Yoga training with friend and teacher Saul David Raye. In India, Serge was certified to teach traditional Tantric Asana practices by Shri Kali Ashram, and studied the system of Shri Vidya extensively in a remote complex of Goddess Temples. He has stayed in many Ashrams, received meditation instruction from many Swamis, learned classical Hatha Yoga directly from Nath and Kanpatha Yogis in the North, and received Puja & Homa instruction from a wide variety of priests, saddhus and tantric adepts throughout the Indian sub-continent. 

Academically Serge studied Samkhya, the Yoga Sutras, the Upanishads and many other sacred texts/philosophies under Dr. Christopher K. Chapple, founder and director of the Yoga Studies program at Loyola Marymount University. He further completed a wealth of coursework and large body of papers under the advisory of Dr. David White. Perhaps the greatest living historian of Hindu Tantra, Dr. White is known for publishing encyclopedic works such as Kiss of the Yogini, Tantra in Practice, and The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India. When not teaching, you can find Serge DJing, making music + digging for records around Los Angeles under the name Sahaja.

GLORIA BARAQUIO: YTT Lead Trainer, Shivakali YogaDirector of Yoga & Wellness, The Springs LA

Gloria Marie Baraquio is a yogi and educator from Hawaii, and is currently the Yoga & Wellness Director at The Springs in Downtown Los Angeles. She grew up the youngest of 10 children on the island of Oahu, praying and singing in the Catholic Church. Intrigued with other spiritual traditions from a young age, Gloria explored a multitude of philosophies and religions, connecting deeply with the teachings of Baha'i, Tibetan Buddhism, Kundalini Yoga, and Krishna Consciousness. She has practiced at temples, ashrams, churches, and healing centers around the world, and lived off-grid in the Hawaiian Jungle to experience simple living and high thinking.

Gloria discovered yoga in 2003 after experiencing anxiety and depression, and realized that the breath, body awareness, and mindfulness could relieve so much of human suffering, disease, and disorder. After years of dedicated self-study and independent practice, she completed her formal Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Hawaii with master teachers Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm. Gloria began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in 2006 at schools, colleges, gyms, and studios. Since then she has taught thousands of classes in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Meditation to various populations all over the country.

Gloria received her 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training certification from Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami in India, at the Govardhan Eco Village. On this sustainable farm she immersed herself in daily chanting, analyzed Vedic scriptures, and listened to the pastimes of Krishna. She further spent time on pilgrimage in Vrndavan, India, meeting other swamis, gurus, sages, and monks, and doing parikrama (a meditative walk/circumambulation) around Govardhan Hill. In this holy land said to be the birthplace of Krishna, Gloria experienced a deep inner awakening. She considers herself a bhakti yogi living a life of devotion to the Highest through song, sangha, and service.

In addition to her extensive Yogic training in Hawaii & India, Gloria spent nearly a year at Naropa University, studying and learning to teach Contemporary Performance and Meditation. There in Boulder she was able to meet and learn from close disciples of the great Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Gloria has practiced Kundalini Yoga intensively in Los Angeles with Tej Kaur Khalsa and Gurmukh, where she tapped into the technology of Kriya and Naad yoga. She has also spent time studying and chanting regularly at the LA Bhakti House with Shastrakrit and Kumari Gopi, and continued her studies with Tukaram Prabhu at the Long Beach Temple. In 2014, Gloria helped to open The Springs in Downtown LA, an urban oasis with a vegan restaurant, yoga studio, and a wellness center. There she founded the Yoga Program and launched a Meditation Program as well. Gloria continues to teach at The Springs, lead Yoga Teacher Trainings with Shivakali Yoga, and travels around the country sharing Yoga and Vocal Movement classes at festivals like Lightning in a Bottle and Symbiosis.

AMBER LEE: Massage & Healing

Amber Lee's lineage is rooted in the Andes, the Hawaiian Islands, in prayer, and in service. Years of study in the healing arts has resulted in a healing practice that is woven with the teachings of Acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy®, CranioSacral®, Esalen Massage®, & Deep Bodywork®. In addition to her therapeutic practice, Amber works with plants and essential oils as tools for healing, offering essential oil education, consultations, and aromatherapy treatments. Amber alsoleads educational and ceremonial workshops for women and co-ed groups, and produces an array of conscious and heart-centered community events through her holistic production company, Sister Valley. She has further served by assisting massage trainings & certifications with her mentors at the Esalen Institute, in Big Sur. 

 Amber shares her teachings and healings in California, Hawaii, Bali, and beyond, seeking to return the balance of spirit and nature in all her work. Her personal treatment philosophy & teaching style is inspired by our innate intelligence and power to self-heal, which lives inherently in every being.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What's included in this yoga teacher training:

  • 17 nights Accommodation 
  • Three 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan options
  • Fresh Juices
  • Healthy snacks & teas

What's not included:

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Massage and healing sessions
  • All services not listed above

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