Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to have previous yoga experience?
We encourage you to take at least 2 yoga classes a week for 2 months prior to the training (a total of 16 classes). If this is not possible in your situation please let us know during your enrollment process so that we can assess your personal yoga history. We welcome beginners as well as seasoned Yogi's.
What are the hours of the training?
Our SPRING 200HR YTT has an opening four day weekend + plus 6 two day weekends + a closing four day weekend. Our SUMMER & FALL 200HR YTT are an intensive immersion training of 21 consecutive days. Our MODULAR 200HR YTT is an 11 day intensive + 4 consecutive weekends. All training days are approximately 6am-6pm with breaks.
What is the Modular 200HR YTT program?
This exciting new program offers financial and scheduling flexibility to our students through the completion of optional modular programs. Module 1 will be held during November 1 - 10 & Module 2 consists of the last 11 days in any of our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training programs offered within two years of your completion of Module 1. Students can choose to enroll in one or both modules. The completion of both Module 1 & Module 2 are required for a 200HR Yoga Alliance registration.
Are meals and housing included in the price of tuition?
No. Food and housing costs are not included in the price of tuition. Please check out our Housing Page.
I live in Hawaii. Can I take the teacher training?
Yes! We would love for you to join us. If you are a resident of the state of Hawaii you get a special reduced tuition rate and scholarships. Please contact us by phone or email to take advantage of this great deal (808) 262-YOGA.
Can I teach yoga classes after the training?
Yes! After you complete the full 200HR Yoga Teacher Training you will be a nationally recognized yoga teacher.
Do you offer continuing education?
Yes! HYI often offers continuing education programs, please check our website and Facebook page for updates.
What style of yoga will I be certified in after the training?
Your yoga certification will be in Multi-Style Yoga. We feel it is imperative in modern times to have a well rounded yoga education. We pride ourselves on giving you a unique educational experience with an introduction to many yoga styles and traditions so that you may develop your own individual teaching voice.
I'm already a yoga teacher. Can I take the training?
Yes! Our training is so much fun and unique that many certified yoga teachers enjoy training with us. We offer a 10% reduced rate for those who already hold a 200RYT certification. Please contact us by phone or email to learn about our advanced training options (808) 262-YOGA.
I'm an international student, can I attend the training?
Yes! International students are welcome, as long they meet the general admission requirements and have English language competency. All international students must email Info@HawaiiYogaInstitute.com to receive special enrollment instructions.
Will I have time to go to the beach?
The training center is within walking distance of the beach. There will be occasional class trips to the beach. Yet please keep in mind that most of your day time will be spent within the training center or studying.
Will I have time to explore the island?
We recommend that you take ALL of your non-classroom time to rest during the training dates. If you are looking forward to exploring different parts of the island we suggest that you plan those trips for either before or after your training dates. Those enrolled in the SPRING (March-April) training will have plenty of island time, as your training days are primarily on Saturday's and Sunday's.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy utilizes yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditations, somatics and Ayuryoga to facilitate healing. You will get an introduction to Yoga Therapy in our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training. To complete your Professional Yoga Therapist training you will need to do additional training with an emphasis on Yoga Therapy. Please check the Association of International Yoga Therapists website for the most up to date listing of approved Yoga Therapy schools.
What is Yoga Dance?
Yoga Dance is an fun and inviting modality combining yoga, breath, and user-friendly dance with popular music. It is spunky, sacred and inspirational dance for the multi-dimensional self. Yoga Dance brings tons of fun and healing to body, mind and spirit. Yoga + Dance = what could be better?
Do you work with the MyCAA program?
Yes. If you are a spouse of someone who is active in the military you may be eligible for the federal MyCAA financial assistance program. Please click here to learn more about the MyCAA program. We look forward to helping you complete your 200HR YTT with this special 100% tuition assistance option!
Do you accept GI Bill® payments?
Yes. Contact our school at (808) 262-YOGA to learn more about using the GI Bill® for your Yoga Teacher Training. Please click here to check your eligibility for the GI Bill® or call the student help line at (888) 442-4551. We look forward to helping you complete your 200HR YTT with this special tuition assistance option!
Are there scholarships available?
Yes! Scholarships for our 200HR YTT are given on an individual bases. Please choose which training you plan to attend, then contact us about potential scholarship opportunities available for that training.
How many people will be in the training?
Trainings are generally 15-20 students and each training fills well ahead of time. Please contact us to see if there is space available in your desired training.
Does HYI have a nondiscrimination policy?
Hawaii Yoga Institute is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, faculty, guests, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. Hawaii Yoga Institute does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices.