If Yoga is the resolution of self-limiting thoughts,

emotions & tendencies, then self-awareness is

The Key To Getting Free.

Bhavani offers Yoga Alliance trainings with a fresh non-dogmatic and practical approach to Hatha Yoga which appreciates Yoga as an evolving science and the art of living well-being. Exploring a fusion of Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa / Flow Yoga, trainings cultivate a well-rounded and holistic approach, where the aim is to teach the student, not just a style. Our (Yoga Hanalei) teacher training program is in its 18th year, and continues to empower practitioners to awaken personal embodiment as free-thinking skilled teachers who

"teach to learn" by standing in integrity and personal authenticity .

We believe that Yoga is the art of transformation and finding peace in mind, body and spirit, and that in this day and age, Yoga is now needed more than ever!

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Due to current concerns around social distancing,
all trainings are conducted live online via Zoom and will be recorded.
There is room for a few people to attend in person. Space is limited

If you are unable to make the live sessions,

you are welcome to watch recordings in your own time.

The Embodiment of Yoga: Art of Effective and Authentic Teaching

January 14 - February 4th
Mondays- Fridays 8am - 12:15 pm Hawaii Time

100 hours credit

live in person on Kaua'i or on Zoom

applies to a 200/300/500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate

A deep dive into the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali  and Yoga as the embodiment of psycho-spiritual maturity.

Attention to somatic integration of emotions and psychology as the practice of awakening consciousness. Students will deepen skillfulness in the methodology, philosophy, psychology and practical aspects of Yoga via expanded inquiry of alignment  principles. Refine your own unique voice to offer profound transmission to empower students for personal breakthrough. Learn adjustments, how to read individual bodies and modifications for the individual’s benefit.    Includes a 1 hour private session with Bhavani 

investment: $1355 via Venmo to @Bhavani-Maki or Paypal 'friends & family" to


with credit card fees, $1422


Asana & Yoga Sutra Philosophy


100 hours credit

applies to a 200/300/500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate

Learn at your own pace with live zoom classes or catch up with videos. Gain a strong foundation in the methodology, philosophy, psychology and practical aspects of Yoga. Explore the science of Asana and art of addressing individual needs through Yoga Chikitsa - Yoga as a system of self-care.
Specific attention to alignment and detail empower you to develop a personal practice as well as how to offer great classes. Learn how to successfully read individual’s bodies and intelligently explore modifications to most benefit the individual. 

Students may audit rather than do the entire training.

Register for weekly segments or customize a schedule to fit your needs!

investment: $1200

$1155 if Pay via Venmo to Bhavani-Maki  (credit charge discount of $45) 

Science of Yoga: Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing

prerecorded video classes

100 hours credit

applies to a 200/300/500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate

Anatomy along with study of physiological and subtle body systems. Focused and advanced study of reading bodies, use of props and designing sequences and classes that facilitate students for particular objectives.

Each day includes Pranayama, meditation as well as a morning Asana practice session.

investment: $1200

$1155 if Pay via Venmo to Bhavani-Maki  (credit charge discount of $45) 

300 Hour Training Description:

Applicable towards 500 Hour Certificate when added to 200 hour certificate

Required courses include: 

Foundations (100 hours)

Science of Yoga: Anatomy, Physiology & Sequencing (100 hours)

Art of Yoga: Becoming An Effective Teacher (100 hours)


Advanced Certification Exam for 500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate: $200
Written essays, oral exams and teaching videos submitted post completion of contact hours.
With successful completion of the exam, you may apply for the Yoga Alliance

300 / 500 hour

Topics Covered
           Hip Openers
           Shoulder Openers
           Restorative Postures
Reading Bodies
Modifications of Asana
Therapeutic Application of Asana
Alignment & Adjustments  
Basic Pre-Natal
Anatomy and Physiology
Functional Movement
Subtle Body Anatomy
Patanjali Yoga Sutra Philosophy & Psychology
Develop a Personal Teaching Style
How to become a great teacher!

Required Teacher Training Materials:

​3 Yoga Bricks, 2 Yoga Belts, 2 blankets, 1 bolster, 1 folding chair, 2 sticky mats

1 wall, 1 door with handle that swings out of your practice space

Students are responsible to purchase the book: ”Trail Guide to the Body” by Andrew Biel

Student Testimonials
    "There is not a teacher or a lineage I would be more proud to be associated with.
Bhavani's depth of knowledge has created a community of students/teachers
who are open to always learning and going 
deeper with our study of Yoga. She is simply the best."
"This training is truly an immersion of the mind, body and spirit
holding lessons that will last for a lifetime."
"Prepare to be transformed... Truly great teachers are hard to come by –
Bhavani Maki is one of those great teachers.
Trust her to take you places within yourself and
your whole yoga practice you’ve never been before."
"This experience has changed my life.
I discover that what once seemed impossible is possible.
Through this training, I have learned the importance of self-love,
and how to love myself more each day."
"Profound - courage - privilege... these three words we speak of every day in the training,
Never have I had such direct experience with these terms! The teachings penetrated my soul."
"The trainings with Bhavani transformed my 20 year practice and changed my life!"
"I am not the same person I was six weeks ago!"
"Wow! The program built every day and really pushed me to
build stamina and increase my knowledge of asana, as well as myself."
"Your training has made a profound impression in my soul.
Thank you sounds so small compared to the gratitude I feel in my heart!"
Teacher Training Inner-View Application & Registration:
1)  Send a $500 nonrefundable deposit made out to Yoga Hanalei    
2)  The balance is due 14 days before the first day of the training.

3) Include a letter describing: 
      a)  How long have you been practicing Yoga?

      b)  Who are your main teachers and how long have you studied with them?         

      d)  A recommendation, preferably from a Yoga teacher.

      e)  What tradition of Yoga do you practice?   

      f)   Are you currently on any medications?  
      g)  Describe any physical or psychological conditions.
      h)  Your contact information

      i) What are your particular reasons as to why you want to study with Bhavani?
4) email inner-view letter to:

mailing address: Yoga Hanalei PO 498 Kilauea, HI 96754
 Venmo deposit to Bhavani-Maki

Training Schedule:
Mondays - Fridays 
8:00 - 12:15 pm


Online Zoom

recordings can be viewed later if you can't participate live

Meals are not included in the tuition. Students will be responsible for bringing their own lunch, snacks, and water for the day. 

Accommodations are not included in the tuition price. 

Cancellation Policy:
Yoga Hanalei reserves the right to cancel any teacher training if there are fewer than 10 participants registered one week prior to the event start date. Upon cancellation of a training by Yoga Hanalei, all deposits will be returned in full. Our policy for student cancellation provides the student with a 50% refund of their deposit, plus any other completed payments if we are notified of cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the teacher training. Any cancellations made within 30 days prior to the start of training or thereafter will not be eligible for a refund.