teacher training

The Maya Yoga Teacher Training program with Nicki Doane is fully accredited with the Yoga Alliance.  The trainings are designed as 100 hour modules.  Two 100 hour modules combine to create a 200 hour YA RYT ( Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher), with a mandatory Maya Yoga Foundations module (100 hours) needed as one of the two modules.  

To earn a 500 hour YA RYT, you must complete an additional 3 modules of 100 hours each.  Nicki has themed these training module courses  to cover different aspects of yoga. There is a training focused on the foundations of Maya Yoga which is mandatory when creating a 200 hour YA RYT.  Other topics include Maya Yoga Citta Flow with a focus on adjustments and teaching conscious vinyasa flow yoga, and a training focused on yoga philosophy and the yoga sutras of Patanjali.  December 2018’s training will focus on becoming a great teacher.



Important info about our Teacher Trainings:

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.  
For recommendations on places to stay please see our Maui Travel page.

Cancellation Policy:
Maya Yoga reserves the right to cancel any teacher training if there are fewer than 10 participants registered two-weeks prior to the event start date. Upon cancellation of a training by Maya Yoga Studio, 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 will not be eligible for a refund.


Foundational Teacher Training (100 Hour Module)

This foundational training taught by Nicki Doane will introduce the key concepts of Maya Yoga and is applied towards a  200 hour Yoga Alliance certification.  One of the most important ingredients in being a great yoga teacher is having a personal yoga practice which in Sanskrit is called “sadhana”.  In this training we will begin to explore “svadhyaya”- the study of the self, what that entails and how to develop a personal practice.  As yoga is not only a physical practice,  some yoga philosophy and psychology will be introduced to help bridge the connection between the body and the mind.  Maya yoga is about honoring and serving individual students and helping mentor teachers that are deeply interested in helping people through the art and science of yoga.

Some topics covered in this training include: Asanas ( postures), Pranayama ( breathing techniques), Bandhas( subtle body energy tools), Seeing and Understanding Bodies, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Anatomy, Modifications of poses, Chanting, Sequencing, and Meditation.

Cost: $1500

Please fill out an application form to initiate the registration process, or contact Maggie at info@nickidoane.com for more information.








Maya Yoga Citta Flow Teacher Training (100 Hour Module)

December 4-17,2018

"Citta” is the Sanskrit word for consciousness, both within and beyond.  Maya Yoga is a highly conscious style of yoga that believes the body and mind are inextricably linked.  In this training we will practice and study the art of conscious sequencing (vinyasa) as it supports a safer flow style yoga practice.   This will be a 100 hour module that can be applied to either a 200 or 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification.  Join Nicki at the Maya Yoga studio on Maui to continue to develop both your yoga practice and your teaching.

Topics covered include Asana, Pranayama, Intelligent Sequencing, Bandha, Mudra, Chanting, Anatomy, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy and Psychology, Seeing and Understanding Bodies, Physical & Verbal Adjustments, Modifications, and Restorative yoga


Week 1: Tuesday 12/4 through Sunday 12/9 from 8am – 3pm

Week 2: Tuesday 12/11 through Monday 12/17 from 8am – 3pm

Cost: $1500

Please fill out an application form to initiate the registration process, or contact Maggie at info@nickidoane.com for more information.

Philosophy & Asana: Merging of the Mind and Body, Maya Yoga Teacher Training

Dates for 2019 TBA

This training taught by Nicki Doane will focus on the more subtle internal aspects of Yoga Sadhana or practice which include the workings and gyrations of the mind.  Nicki has a deep love and respect for the yoga sutras of Patanjali and is fascinated by how they continue to apply and relate to everyday life as well as to our experience on the mat.  In this training you will experience what it means to intertwine yoga philosophy with asana and how it can deepen your personal practice.  We will study the yoga sutras of Patanjali as they relate to asana and you will learn how to teach from your authentic self; bringing a potency to your teaching that is uniquely yours.  This 100 Hour Maya Yoga Teacher Training Module can be applied to the 200 and 300 hour Yoga Alliance certification, as well as continuing education.

Some topics covered will include Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandhas, Anatomy,  Restorative Yoga, Chanting, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Yoga Psychology, Bhagavad Gita, Adjustments, Alignment of both physical and subtle body, Meditation, and Svadhyaya ( the study of the self).


Week 1: Sunday through Friday 8am – 3pm

Week 2: Sunday through Saturday 8am – 3pm

Cost: $1500

Please fill out an application form to initiate the registration process, or contact Maggie at info@nickidoane.com for more information.