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Hawaii Retreat

Yoga Retreat & Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Course in Hawaii – Feb. 27th – Mar. 7th  2016

Please join us for our featured retreat and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy course on the Big Island of Hawaii - pre-register now – The 2015 Retreat sold out early!

Next Hawaii Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Course scheduled for: February 27 to March 7, 2016 (10 days & 9 nights) – Pahoa–  Program outline below

Below is the program outline and some highlights of the Ayurveda Yoga Retreat & Course on The Big Island of Hawaii:

Cultural show and Presentaion with Kahuna & Hula Dancers

Volcano National Park & Lava Flow

Zen walk in the Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls

Swimming with or viewing the Dolphins

Relaxing on and exploring the various beaches of Hawaii including secret beach and Mauna Kea Beach near Kona.

Relaxing in the steam vents and steam cave.

Exploring and visiting the various Hawaiian Craft Markets and Farmers Markets



This Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy course is designed for yoga teachers and health practitioners who would like to learn and explore Ayurveda – the sister science of Yoga, in more depth.

Ayurveda is recognized as one of the most important healing systems of mind-body medicine. Yet it is more than merely a medical system aimed at the treatment of disease.

Ayurveda forms the necessities and foundation  for  a  healthy,  natural and balanced  way  of  living. Ayurveda promotes longevity and  prevents  illness,  allowing one to develop their highest potential.

This certified training is through the Sacred Seed Yoga & Ayurveda College – a Yoga Alliance approved school. All levels welcome.

Participants who teach yoga will learn how to adapt yoga classes toward the specific needs of each individual according to their dosha or constitution. The yoga asana practice being taught will include Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

In addition to asana (postures), specific pranayama (breathing) techniques, mantras, meditations, diet & nutrition, Ayurvedic cooking and energy management will be learnt and applied for deeper instruction.

The principles  of this Ayurveda training will be woven into our own mind and bodies as we practice,  and once assimilated, they can be taught seamlessly – adding distinctive value and appeal to all classes and private Ayurveda & yoga therapy sessions, as well as Ayurvedic nutritional sessions..

For those on a spiritual journey and involved in other healing arts this course allows for a personal transformation within and without.

We will create an environment for Sattvic living – a lifestyle for harmony, inner peace and healing.

All course graduates will receive a 100 hour certificate from the Sacred Seed Yoga & Ayurveda College.

Program Outline (80 contact hours & 20 non-contact hours):

Foundational of Ayurvedic Principles: Includes the five element theory, the tridosha theory, the seven dhatus, agni, ama, and ojas. Each participant will also explore their own constitution and will learn to integrate these principles in an experiential way.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy: Includes the main practices and therapies such as Abhyanga (body oil massage), nasya (nasal treatments), neti pot, eye washes, tongue scraping and the usage of specific herbal & essential oils.

The Psychology of Ayurveda: Includes understanding psycho-spiritual development, the mental process of health and disease, personality of the doshic types, the subtle energies of the mind (prana, tejas and ojas), and the three gunas as yogic and Psychological Indicators. Also, the Ayurvedic application of the yoga sutras.

Asana & Ayurveda: Each pose is explored relative to the five directions of pranic movement and how that impacts the three doshas. Consideration is given to the effect a pose has on the three doshas as well as the structural and subtle energies of the body.

Pranayama & Ayurveda: Each pranayama technique is explored in its relationship to Ayurveda. Based on an understanding of the flow of prana through the three major nadi. Students will learn the energetic effects of alternate nostril breathing, solar pranayama, lunar pranayama, kapalabhati and other breathing techniques You will also learn to recommend the appropriate practice for your students or clients.

Energy Management & Yoga Nidra: Visualiazations, concentration & meditation techniques will be explored to release samskaras (negative thoughts, emotions & pictures) and create a balanced state of Sattvic energy. Students will learn how to turn attention their inward and explore both their gross and subtle bodies – using this awareness to support the healing process.

Diet & Nutrition: Some Ayurvedic diet and nutritional concepts will be explored in this course for the purposes of health and well-being. The use of specific diet & herbs may also be explored to support the healing process. In addition, cooking and meal preparations will be learnt and integrated

Daily Schedule for Retreat & Training

Morning Meditation, Pranayama & Yoga Nidra

Organic Breakfast & Tea

Ayurveda lecture, discussion and demonstration

Morning Yoga Practice/ Asana Class

Organic Lunch

Free time – R & R,  Island Exploring & Adventures

Afternoon Energy Work

Organic Dinner

Evening Yin Yoga Practice

      • Facilitators:Jai Kai & Aman Rai
      • Program Fees: starting at $1650 all inclusive – 3 meals & accommodations, training manual & program sessions
      • * does not include flight  *all payments in US dollars due to the retreat being facilitated in the US
Accommodation: Nine nights and Ten days at The Ramashala Retreat Center – in Pahoa Hawaii. The lodging rooms range from private to shared suites. The rooms are surrounded by beautiful tropical fruit trees, lush rain forest and hiking/walking trails along the ocean and pristine beaches.
Dates & Check in times: Feb. 27 – Mar. 7. 2016. Program begins on Saturday @ 4:30 pm finishes on Monday @ 1pm
Tuition | Accommodations & meals
Tuition includes your lodging and meals (3 per day) for the duration of the training. Your $400 non-refundable deposit will be applied to your tuition & retreat costs.
Single Room Occupancy | $2050 A single room has a single Queen or King bed in a spacious room with a shared bath
Double Room Occupancy| $1850 These double occupancy rooms include a single bath, are spacious inside and have twin beds. 
Couples Room Occupancy| $1650 These double occupancy rooms include a King or Queen size bed for couples, friends or family members and are spacious inside.
Dorms| $1650 
* Note all payments are in US Currencies due to the retreat being facilitated in the US * All deposits hold your space and are non-refundable

Hawaii Retreat Deposit