Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification training - $2900 USD
If you are traveling to Maui, book at least three months in advance to assure your accommodations. Maui is a very popular destination and accommodations sell out well in advance. Accommodations are not included in the fees, but we may be able to help you find budget-friendly choices.
A note from our founder...
- Jennifer, Wisdom Flow Yoga founder
Our 200-hour certification is offered as a 16-day immersion. With daily homework, students put in about 10-hours each day. Prerequisite reading and preparation make up approximately 20 hours and final projects, completed after the immersion, make up another 20 hours. Once students complete their registration, they receive a welcome package outlining prerequisite materials and curriculum details. With the prerequisite reading, daily homework, and teaching projects back home, students complete well over the 200 hours required for certification.
Your training will include learning how the body works, its optimal architecture and alignment principles used for intelligent adjusting and refining in poses. We cover both dynamic Vinyasa and steady Hatha styles. We want you to be well-rounded. You will have plenty of time to practice teaching with personal feedback from teachers and peers. You will craft your very own class that you teach as your final project. You will include in your class; clear rhythmic instruction, basic pose alignment, clear breath instruction, and inspirational philosophy. You will learn to guide your students to make alignment a priority and breath the guide so they grow sustainably, and joyfully.
Your fees cover the training materials and course work and breakfast, drinks and snacks at the studio everyday. Lunch, dinner and accommodations are arranged individually. Since people come from all over the world, and have varied preferences for accommodations and diet, we just offer the education, experience, and the morning meal. The rest is crafted by you.
Maui is extremely popular as a destination so we advise you to book your accommodations at least three month in advance. To find places near the studio, search VRBO and Airbnb for rooms in Makawao, Pukalani, Kula, or Haiku. We do have accommodation hosts in our community who sometime offer budget-friendly rooms. The contact information for these yogi hosts is included in the welcome package you receive once you register and pay.
Wisdom Flow Yoga is a based on the sacred geometry of the body and the empowerment that rises naturally when we align with our divine architecture. Jennifer, the founder, studied Anusara Yoga with John Friend and Desiree Rumbaugh. She has studied with Shiva Rae, Max Strom, and martial artists Mathew Cohen and Duncan Wong (you can google them). She has been teaching since 1999 and offering teacher trainings since 2007. Wisdom Flow School teaches alignment-rich vinyasa and carefully crafted Hatha sequences designed to be accessible to a broad range of yogis. Breath work, core strength, and bandha action are emphasized as the inner structures that make the poses healing and empowering. The bigger-picture intention of practicing to know ourselves more deeply and offer our light more freely is at the heart of the teaching. The Wisdom Flow style is both precise and playful. If we aren't practicing to bring greater joy, then why bother, right? In this training, you will get all the tools you need to create an inspiring yoga class! Even if you don't plan to teach yoga professionally, completing a teacher training will deepen your physical, mental and spiritual practice.
We accept no more than 12 students per training. We believe the cohesion and intimacy of the group plays a huge part in the power of the training. We also want to assure that each student gets plenty of personal attention. Apply early to assure your spot.
Sample Schedule: 6:00AM to 7:00AM: Breath, Meditation, Lecture, Discussion
7:00AM to 7:30AM: Breakfast
7:30AM to 8:30AM: Presentations, Partner Work.
8:30AM to 10:00AM: Asana Practice
10:15AM to 11:00AM: Lunch
11:00AM to Noon: Lecture and Discussion
Noon to 2:30PM: Asana, Alignment, and Teaching Skills
2:30 to Sunset: Play on Maui!
- Heather Rivera, WIsdom Flow Yoga Graduate
All trainings are conducted at our upcountry Maui studio. Visiting students will be placed with budget-friendly accommodations ranging from $75 to $120 per night. Light breakfast, snacks and drinks are provided everyday. You may bring your lunch or pick something up from the many nearby restaurants and delis.
Private Room: The majority of yogis that attend our Teacher Training choose to stay with one of our local community members. We arrange this for you. There are a variety of choices from beach cottage to simple bedroom with twin bed. All are very close to the studio and range from $75 to $150 per night.
Vacation Rental: Sometimes off-island students travel with friends or family and choose to find their own vacation rental. Be sure you are aware of distance from the studio and driving time. Traffic is rarely an issue since we begin at 6AM and end at 2:30PM. Also... its Maui :-)
Jennifer Lynn - ERYT 500 and founder of Wisdom Flow Yoga School, Jennifer was raised by nature-loving parents. She learned early on that the wisdom and glory of the divine are alive in nature, and we would be wise to follow the wisdom of nature in all we do. After a battle with level 4 cancer at age 28, Jennifer radically changed her life priorities and started a path of karmic clearing and joyful growth. Her first yoga class brought a profound out-of-body experience that awakened her sleeping soul. She has been on a path to share the gift of self-realization through yoga ever since. Jennifer believes it is through the reverant exploration of our brilliant bodies that we discover our divine roots. Jennifer has taken over 2000 hours of trainings and workshops with masters like Richard Freeman, John Friend, and Desiree Rumbaugh. In the Wisdom Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings Jennifer teaches alignment principles based on the sacred geometry of the body and sees our practice as a means to align more deeply with body, planet, cosmos and Love.
Janet Corvino (She, Her, Hers) ERYT 500 - Janet is a yoga instructor, Leadership & Life Alignment coach, and owner of Soul City Yoga Retreats. She has been traveling the world and teaching internationally since 1998. Janet enjoys offering Yoga and Life Alignment Coaching as tools for creating a life of purpose and passion. Yoga helps us align our core values with our actions. As a yoga instructor, Janet offers yoga with both sophisticated alignment mixed and with down to earth common sense application. Janet is ERYT 500 hr Yoga Alliance certified and a Co-Active certified Life and Leadership Coach, CPCC and ACC certified. In addition, Janet has a graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Education. Janet is a veteran teacher who was a Studio Director and Teacher Trainer for YYoga Canada. She currently teaches in Maui, Whistler and internationally as well being an Alumni Ambassador for Lululemon. Janet is generous with her support and deeply devoted to her students.
Diana Despineres RYT 500, Ayerveda Practicioner
Diana has been teaching Vedic and kirtan chanting, hatha yoga, vinyasa and meditation since 2003, with a foundation in Advaita Vedanta, Asthanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner who teaches and guides people in healthy Ayurvedic living. Her personal yoga asana practice is dynamic, restorative and therapeutic, and is deeply influenced by the Iyengar method and her teacher Sri Louise. She is currently working towards gaining an Iyengar Level I & II certification under the mentorship of Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Holly Walk Kostura. Diana believes yoga, meditation and Ayurveda are available to anyone—young or old, rich or poor, religious or non-religious. She says that however you identify, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda can bring you into balance and well-being.
Wisdom Flow Yoga was founded in 2007 by Jennifer Lynn. With an engineering background, Jennifer appreciated the inner engineering outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The Wisdom Flow style blends precise physical and mental alignment with free and joyful flow of spirit through the asanas. Structure must align with the divine laws of nature in order to be strong and sustainable, yet too much dogma can pinch off the organic flow of joyful growth. Wisdom Flow Yoga embodies a balance of precise alignments and core-centered movement with a playful dynamic flow that keeps the pathways clean, clear and strong, and the song of the heart coming through. Our classes and trainings offer a set of elegant alignment principles based on the sacred geometry of the human body. We learn to balance these principles in all poses. We learn to ride the flow of breath as the vehicle of awareness to keep us revealing and sharing deeper layers of our true nature. Wisdom Flow Yoga embraces all expressions of love that rise from inclusion, compassion and unity.
"If your goal is to become a yoga teacher who leads with confidence, clarity, and heart, Wisdom Flow Yoga is the training for you. The program has you practicing teaching and voicing from day one to build courage and skill. Jennifer Lynn provides the framework and ongoing support to help you understand the nuances of yoga philosophy, deepen your alignment and get the most out of your personal practice - all of which will help you become an excellent teacher."
- Lisa Avramenko, Nova Scotia CA
Graduate and owner of HappyFit Studio
"Although I had received other forms of yoga training, nothing quite compared to the training at Wisdom Flow. Jennifer’s level of professionalism is outstanding. She has a deep desire to bring out the absolute best in her students and her style of mentoring (both during and after the training) gives you the skill, confidence and passion to take the seat of the teacher. I’m now teaching regularly within my community and loving every moment of the journey."
-Rachel Holding, Queensland, AUS
Wisdom Flow Yoga Graduate
"Wisdom Flow yoga provides a framework for studying all aspects of the practice, breath, postures, meditation, and philosophy. This framework can be used as a universal key to take into all types of movement practices. The structure of this training supports the yogi as they explore their own experience of expanding consciousness and helps them move towards purpose in life that is authentic to them."
-Kristy Haber, Chico, California
Wisdom Flow Yoga Graduate
Training fees are $2700. If you need to cancel, we must receive your request cancellation in writing no later than 60 days before the training. If you cancel, a $100 processing fee will be withheld from your fees. If the training is cancelled on our end, all your fees will be refunded.
Please note, you should arrive at least one day prior to the first date of the training, our celebration dinner on the last day runs into the night so departure should be the day after. Please schedule your journey with enough wiggle room for ease and joy.