Teacher Training


A 200hr Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training is a powerful way of deepening your understanding and integration of yoga on the mat, and in your daily life.  This program will transform your practice and your life!

Our program is carefully designed to meet all Yoga Alliance requirements for you to be certified as a RYT 200 Yoga Teacher.  WE HAVE 2 TRAINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2020

PART TIME : March 2 – May 24th
INTENSIVES: June 1 – 29th and Oct 26th – Nov 22nd 2020

These trainings are led by Maha Yoga Owner, Founder and senior teacher KARIN KUHN who has been teaching FULL TIME since 2004 and who has run trainings on Maui since 2009.  Karin is a dedicated Yogini who has a deep passion for and understanding of how to teach yoga to all levels of students in a way that is safe, empowering and relevant to daily life.  Highly experienced in owning and running studios in her country of birth,  South Africa and on Maui she has a deep understanding of what it takes to become a successful professional yoga teacher.

Ayurvedic Practitioner CHANDRA NANETTE BOWEN guides students deep into the Sister Science of Ayurveda, teaching students how to use the principles of Ayurveda to understand one’s unique doshic (physical, mental and emotional) constitution and apply this insight into  their personal practice so that it is enlightening, nourishing, healing and sustaining.  Looking at the principles of right diet, right exercise, right lifestyle and right work we weave Yoga and Ayurveda into a transformational experience.

By the end of our time together you will have a gained invaluable insight into your personal practice and know how to modify, support and deepen your practice for life.  Should you wish to, you will be able to move authentically and confidently into the role of Yoga Teacher, laying the foundation for a highly rewarding career in the health and wellness field.

Our trainings are held at Maha Yoga, in our beautiful studio right in the heart of Paia on Maui’s famous North Shore.  Our studio is fully equipped with blankets, bolsters, straps, chairs, blocks, sandbags – all the tools of transformation we need to go deeply into the practice in a way that is safe, healing and empowering.

Your 180 contact hours are a combination of your (personal) practice hours guided by Karin, observation hours observing Karin teaching your fellow students and the public and practicum teaching hours in front of Karin.  In addition there are substantial “classroom” hours covering functional anatomy, sequencing, philosophy and the “business of yoga” hours to help you make sure you feel professional confident to seek out teaching positions.

Observational hours provide an amazing opportunity to watch experienced teachers teach and develop within yourself the invaluable skill of observation, crucial to teaching well.   Your insights from these sessions will deepen your understanding and application of what we explore in our methodology and anatomy classes.

The final week of the training is where you will step more confidently into the “seat of the teacher” as you guide your fellow students through a full practice (practicum hours), showing your understanding and application of all you have learnt. Although these sessions are counted as your designated practicum hours you will actually begin “teaching” and guiding your fellows students right from the beginning of the training!

Your final practicum “exam” session will be recorded for you and will be followed with a review session by your peers and Karin, providing invaluable insight for everyone involved into how to refine and enhance our teaching skills. This will include subjects such as effective sequencing, cultivating your teaching voice, the use of precise, appropriate and inclusive language, giving adjustments, the use of props and variations, sharing of Yogic philosophy and creating an inviting, respectful and inspiring class environment.

Even should you not wish to start teaching immediately after you have finished the course I have found that teaching others is a highly effective way of helping you to retain all the information and experiences you received over the months. Guiding others through the practice also cultivates observational skills, confidence in speaking publicly and in leading groups. These are skills we can take into any aspect of our work and lives!

Interwoven throughout the training we will look at the “Business of Teaching Yoga”  where we use vision boards, coaching exercises and group discussions to explore and clarify our personal and teaching values, life vision, and goals.  We will explore the Role of the Yoga Teacher today and how to present an authentic and professional image through various social media and online platforms.  We will review our professional and personal Code of Ethics and look at how to make yoga inclusive to all!




We will meet 2x/week:

Monday’s:  5:30  – 7.30pm
Saturday’s: 10.30 – 12.30


On the 2nd & 4th weekend of each month we meet for our “intensive” hours:

  • Friday 5.30 – 7.30pm – Study of key sutras from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Sat 10.30 – 5.30pm– Asana Practice, Anatomy, Practice Techniques, Teaching Methodology
  • Sun 10.30am – 4.00pm –  Anatomy, Practice Techniques, Teaching Methodology

Weekend dates are as follows:

  • March 13,14 & 15 AND March 27, 28 & 29
  • April 10, 11 & 12 AND April 24, 25 & 26
  • May 8.9 & 10 AND May 22, 23 & 24

In addition to these hours you will have to schedule 10 “observational” classes where you will observe Karin teaching her public classes.

Included in your training you will be able to take 2 “public” classes/week (of your choosing) with Karin

The remaining 20 hours are non contact hours for reading of prescribed articles and watching of educational videos.


PRACTICUM EXAMINATION CLASSES: These will be schedule during the final week of the training at times that suit your schedule.  Your fellow students, members of our teaching faculty and the public will be invited to attend.  Days & Times to be announced.

FINAL WRITTEN EXAM:  Sunday May 24th 2.30 – 4.30pm

This will be a 1 .5hr closed book exam that will test your knowledge of basic anatomy, Sanskrit names of asanas and teaching instructions for key principles from the course.

GRADUATION: Sunday May 24th at 5.30pm

After completing and marking the exam our Graduation ceremony will be celebrated with family and friends.  Certificates are awarded and we celebrate your hard work and success!



June 1 – 28th 2020 (28 days)

Oct 26th – Nov 22nd

Mon – Sat

6.45 – 8am Asana Practice (Mon = Friday)

8.30am – 10am Asana Practice

10.30 – 12.30 Methodology

1.00 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 3.30 Anatomy & Seeing Bodies

4 – 5.30 – Philosophy


8.30 – 10am Asana Practice

10.30 – 12.30 Methodology

1.00 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 3.30 Practicum teaching


DEPOSIT A $500 non refundable, non transferable desposit secures your space.

EARLY BIRD: $2400 (Excl GE taxes)

Part Time Early Bird deadline Feb 10th

June Intensive Early Bird deadline April 20th

Oct Intensive Early Bird deadline Sept 14th

FULL PRICE: $2700 (Excl GE taxes)


Kama’aina Payment plan available for Part Time Training.  Payable in 3 payments of $900 (excl GET) each – each payment due at the start of the respective month – March 1, April 1st & May 1st


$500 Deposit – non refundable, non transferable.

Once training starts – no refunds of any payments made, including scheduled payments as part of the payment plan.