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 note yet announced the cost of accomodations. Because this is a rigorous program, we know that not commutting and that having fresh food available (no grocery shopping or cooking) is a smart move. With some 12-hour days, the last thing you'll want to do is drive and cook.
The accomodation fee is the direct cost of your housing, meals, and transportation, which is paid directly to our partnering venue. HYI does not collect any profit from offering this to students.
We work very hard to keep costs as low as possible for you. Of course, we encourage that you do some research, but we believe that the cost of finding your own accomodation, car, and food will likely be more than staying on-site with the group. Plus, your down time to rest and to connect with others is priceless.
Each room has two beds and access to a shared bathroom, meaning you will be sharing a room with one other person (we do not offer private rooms). You will be paired with another student based on your preferences and sleep habits that you indicate in your housing questionairre.
You also have access to an indoor and outdoor shower. The outdoor shower is absolutely lovely! And while staying on-site, you are welcome to schedule use of the shared laundary facilities for personal clothing items.
Please know that the property is very expansive and spacious. In an immersion program like this, feeling supported in a group is just as important as having alone time.
The on-site chef will prepare three full nourishing meals each day, using primarily local and organic ingredients. We will try to accomodate dietary preferences when possible, but trust us that meals are always beautiful, delicious, and nourishing. The venue chefs are great at what they do and are continuously upping their game. We plan for a vegetarian menu, and you'll have an option for meat three days out of the week. You will be asked to fill out a questionairre upon enrollment to address any specific allergies or needs.
You will have a ride to/from Hilo international airport (ITO) the day before training starts and the day after training ends. Because training starts at first thing in the morning, we request that you arrive the day before training starts. And because training finishes in the evening, we request that you depart the day after training ends. We will have set pick-up and drop-off times, so please plan your flights accordingly.
We offer a pick-up from Hilo airport (ITO) on the afternoon of September 8. And we offer a drop-off to Hilo airport (ITO) on the morning of September 28. If you would like to arrive/depart at different days and times, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.
Accomodations Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing. Please consider the following information carefully when you are choosing and committing to the HYI yoga teacher training program. If you cancel your accommodation
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