• Learn the foundational skills of teaching yoga
  • Understand where yoga came from and the context of how it fits into today's healthy lifestyle choices and social issues
  • Cultivate Self awareness and discernment to make better life choices to practice yoga on and off the mat


Led by 3 women from diverse backgrounds and a panel of expert guest faculty


Over 30 years of combined experience amongst our lead faculty


Leading 200-HR yoga teacher trainings since 2013


Over 400 graduates of this program across the globe

Why take a foundational yoga teacher training?

It's a deep dive, where you'll learn how to further your own your practice and increase Self awareness. Maybe you'll even continue to teach yoga classes and share this practice with others. Either way, we know that this program can offer you a unique opportunity for growth and an enviroment to hone skills that can serve you both on and off the mat.

Training Schedule



3-Month Weekends

March 2 - May 28

100% in-person

on Oahu

This 200-HR program is an extended program that meets in person on weekends. It offers steady-paced studies and practice.

We meet every Saturday and Sunday from 11a - 8p HST. Note that we meet on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the first and last week (March 2-5 and May 25-28, 11a - 5p). Also, there is a one-week break in the middle of the training with no class on April 15-16.

MyCAA accepted.

Approved for students with VA benefits.



3-Week Immersion

July 7-25

100% in-person

on Big Island

This program is 3 weeks with a couple of break days in the middle. It's a very rigorous and intensive training.

It will be held at a private center. On-site accomodations, including daily meals and transportation offered at an additional price (see below or click HERE for details). Plan to arrive on July 6 and depart on July 26.

MyCAA accepted.

Approved for students with VA benefits.



4-Month Weekends

Sept 9 - Dec 17

100% online

This 200-HR program is an extended program that meets for 5 hours every Saturday and Sunday from 8a - 2p HST. We meet for 3 weekends, followed with 1 week off at the end of each month. It offers steady-paced studies and practice.

MyCAA accepted.

Step 1

Fill out an application. Tell us about your goals and why you want to take a yoga teacher training.

Step 2

Schedule a 20-minute phone interview. We want to make sure we're a good fit for each other.

Step 3

Make payment, and start preparing for this exciting journey.

Step 4

If you need food and housing, book your accomodations.

What this training IS

Hawaii Yoga Institute is committed to the living art of yoga. Our educational model aims to facilitate personal development, self-reflection and awareness, movement, meditation, and spirituality in an environment catered to learning, growing, and discovery with others.

The 200-HR yoga teacher training program stands up to the requirements of the national American Yoga Alliance. Upon completing the program, students will be given a certificate by the school, which states that a student has completed 200 hours of study in yoga teaching techniques, humanities and ethics, anatomy, and professional essentials, and has practiced modeling safe and effective yoga. Below are the topics covered:

What this training IS NOT

This is not a transformative teacher training. You are already a whole person. This training is here to teach you skills and advance your knowledge.

This will not be a safe space. This is a brave space. Only you can determine what is safe for you. And you will be empowered to ask and hold space for yourself and tribe.

This is not a pedagogical training. You will learn as much from your fellow trainees as you will from faculty. More over, our faculty are just as excited to learn from you!

What Our Graduates Say

I loved my YTT with HYI. The instructors are kind, immersed in the lifestyle, wanting to share their knowledge, and fun!!! One of my best decisions - learning more about life with this multi-style course. You won’t regret it!!!


Jane LeVault

I cannot say enough good things about my 200hr YTT through Hawaii Yoga Institute. The instructors and curriculum were both amazing. This was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.


Devon Anderson

Lead educators and guest faculty with diverse backgrounds and in-depth knowledge

Hawaii Yoga Institute aims to expose students to a variety of subjects from individuals with different perspectives and backgrounds.


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Kailua, HI


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San Diego, CA


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Honolulu, HI


Waimanalo, HI


O'ahu, HI


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Invest in yourself, and enroll in teacher training TODAY.

Full Tuition

2023 Spring 200HR YTT

*full tution is $3,500


Early Bird

2023 Summer & Fall Early Bird active! Enroll during Early Bird and save $600!

*full tution is $3,500



$2,800 due after deposit during full tution, $2,200 due after deposit during Early Bird. $100 added for payment plan


Tuition Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds are available only to students who PAY IN FULL. Refunds are not available to students who are using a payment plan (including the deposit option) because all payment plan payments are non-refundable. Please consider this information carefully when you are choosing and committing to the HYI yoga teacher training program.

  • If you cancel your enrollment 90 days or more before a program start date, you will receive a full 100% refund.
  • If you cancel your enrollment 89-60 days before a program start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel your enrollment 59-30 days before a program start date, you will receive a 20% refund.
  • No refunds will be given less than 30 days before your program start date.
  • Tuition is non-transferable to another person or to another training date.

Housing for the Summer 2023

Immersion Program

While you are welcome to find your own accomodations (housing, food, and transportation), we hope and encourage that you stay on-site with everyone. Staying on-site will foster a stronger sense of community with your peers. Plus, it will save time (and likely money) on your end. Our training venue is set on 43 acres of land, meaning it is very spacious in case you need some privacy and time away from the group. It is situated along the Hamakua coast in Hakalau, which is roughly a 30-minute drive north of Hilo.

We have limited space available. We strongly recommend that you book your spot as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have yoga experience in order to take the 200-HR YTT?

We encourage you to take at least 2 yoga classes a week for 2 months prior to the training (a total of 16 classes minimum). 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 beginner and seasoned students.

What style of yoga will I be certified in?

Your yoga certification will be in multi-style yoga. We feel it is valueable 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 from what you've learned.

I'm an international student. Can I attend the 200-HR YTT?

Your yoga certification will be in multi-style yoga. We feel it is valueable 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 from what you've learned.

What are the requirements for enrollment?

We require all students to have English-language competency, go through a 20-minute phone interveiw, have experience practicing with a yoga teacher or therapist, and demonstrate physical/mental health and readiness to fully participate in the demands of this program. You can read through all of the pre-enrollment information here.

What are the requirements for graduation?

First, we require that ALL students agree to and uphold our code of conduct. Second, we require that students complete items as outlined here. All of these items are explained in depth and spread throughout the duration of the training. You will be well prepared to accomplish these items.

Do you provide housing accomodations?

For the nights-and-weekends program in Spring 2022, no, we do NOT offer housing. However we are happy to make some recommendations and connect you with other students also looking for housing.

For the immersion program in Fall 2022, YES, we do offer housing and strongly encourage that you stay on-site with us.

I'm already a yoga teacher. Can I take another 200-HR YTT?

Of course! Your past experience and what you learned from other teachers can contribute to a richer learning environment for your peers. We would love to have you.

I can't do certain postures or have a physical injury. Can I participate?

Absolutely! Yoga is for everyone and every body. There are lots of ways to teach and engage in the physical practice without doing every single posture. Your experience can serve as a teacher to others. Plus, we spend lots, if not more, time on philosophy, ethics, and the non-physical parts of this discipline.

Can I teach yoga classes after the 200-HR YTT?

Yes! After you complete the full 200-HR yoga teacher training, you will have the tools to organize and teach classes. You will also be able to register as a nationally recognized yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance (YA). While many studios do not require you to be registered with YA, they may request to see a graduation certificate from the yoga school you studied with.

I have a previous commitment and need to miss a day(s) of class. Can I still sign up and participate in the course?

We recognize that 200 hours is a big commitment, and that there are some unavoidable time conflicts. However, we do have an attendance policy that we ask ALL students to agree to before enrolling. Missed hours require private make-up sessions and a make-up fee. If you'd like more information on this, please reach out, and let's chat about your needs.

Do you offer scholarships?

Scholarships are given on an individual basis. Here is the application. We do offer an early-bird discount for the 200-HR and 300-HR programs. We also accept MyCAA and GI Bill payments.

Do you accept GI Bill® payments?

Yes, HYI's 200HR in-person program is approved for students with VA benefits. Please click here to check your eligibility for the GI Bill® or call the GI Bill® Student Help Line at (888) 442-4551. We look forward to helping you complete your 200-HR YTT with this special tuition assistance option.

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 tuition assistance program. Please click here to learn more about the MyCAA program. We look forward to helping you complete your 200-HR YTT with this special 100-percent tuition assistance option.

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