Hawaii Yoga Institute's 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training

We offer on-site housing for our Big Island trainings.

Want to live on campus with us during training? We provide you with a private room, all meals, and transportation to/from the airport.

Here's our training venue.

Our training faciltiy is situated along the Hāmākua coast in Hakalau, which is roughly a 45-minute drive north of Hilo. It is set on 43 acres of land, meaning it is very spacious in case you need some privacy and time away from the group. In an immersion program like this, having alone time can be just as important as feeling supported and connected in a group.

Our facility includes a large studio space, a dining and lounge area, six private student rooms, and lots of parking for anyone who is living off campus during the program. Our site host, head chef, and faculty also live on-site in seperate areas.

Pick your housing option.

We limit our immersion trainings to 12 students. You can choose to live on-site with us (we only have 6 spots available), or you can choose to stay off campus. The benefit of staying on-site is that it keeps things a little more simple—like an all-in-one package. The benefit of staying off campus is that you'll have a car and can more easily explore Hilo during your downtime.

We work very hard to keep costs as low as possible for you. The accomodation fee is the direct cost of your housing, meals, and/or transportation, which is paid directly to our partnering venue and chef team. HYI does not profit from offering this to you.

For summer 2024, we provide a room from June 6-26. For fall 2024, we provide a room from November 4-24. We are unable to accomodate early arrivals and late check-outs. Please plan accordingly.

This is the default option if you live on site. We won't ask you to share sleeping space.

(Only 6 spots)

This is only an option if you know your roommate and live on site.

This is the recommended option for anyone staying off campus. It includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Your tuition payment is seperate from your food/housing payment. Once you enroll in the training and make a tuition payment, we will send you a link to select your food/housing choice.

Accommodations and Meals Refund Policy

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. Refund requests must be made in writing. Please consider this information carefully when you are choosing and committing to the HYI yoga teacher training program.

If you cancel your accommodations or meals...

- 90 days or more before a program start date, you will receive a full 100% refund.

- 89-60 days before a program start date, you will receive a 50% refund.

- 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.

The accommodation fee is non-transferable to another person or to another training date.

What's included when staying on site (private/shared room):


Each room has one or two beds. If you would like to share a room, it will need to be with someone you know prior to training, meaning you'll be taking training with a friend or partner. You also have access to a bathroom that's shared with one other room. While staying on-site, you are welcome to schedule laundry for personal clothing items (once per week). Your linens will also be washed once per week.


We offer a ride to/from Hilo international airport (ITO) the day before training starts and the day after training ends. Because training starts at 6:30a, we request that you arrive the day before training starts (before 5p). And because the last day of training finishes in the evening, we request that you depart the day after training ends. If you would like to arrive/depart at different days and times, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.


The on-site chef will prepare 3 full nourishing meals each day. See more information about our menu below.

What's included when staying off campus (meals only):


Because this is a rigorous program, having fresh food available (no grocery shopping or cooking) is a smart move. With nearly 12-hour days, the last thing you'll want to do after driving home is to cook a meal. We stronlgy recommend that you opt into our full meal plan. Not only is it delicious and very nourishing, but it will be very supportive to your learning journey, which is the primary goal. We cannot stress enough how important it is to be eating full well-rounded meals. Peanut butter sandwiches and granola bars probably won't cut it.

There are 2 meal options for anyone who is living off campus during training. The first includes all 3 meals each day, which we recommend. The second is for breakfast and lunch only; each day ends at 5:30p, meaning you can cook at home if your housing offers kitchen facilities. Both options include coffee and tea in the mornings, before training starts each day.

Important Notes

1. You are responsible for finding your own lodging. Although we cannot provide recommendations, previous students have stayed at Honomu Inn and SCP Hilo Hotel, and they gave great reviews. The closest AirBnb options are going to be in Honomu, which is a 10-15 minute drive from our training venue.

2. You are responsbile for arranging your daily transport to/from the training facility.

3. If you would like to connect with other enrolled students to share lodging and vehicle costs, we are happy to connect you with each other.

4. You are more than welcome to use our venue's outdoor shower throughout the day, but please bring your own towel.

What's not included:


You are responsible for booking your own airfare to and from Hilo International Airport (ITO).

Outside activities

You will have 2 break days during YTT. Any extra activities during those days are not covered, such as transportation to/from Hilo town, massages, accupuncture, etc.


Our venue hosts and chefs work hard and very long hours to provide you with the best experience possible. We encourage you to show them a little personalized gratitude upon departure.


Our venue location is pretty remote, in the best way possible, and we invite you to take this as an opportunity for a technology break. There are a couple of locations on property that do get a little bit of reception, but the connection is not reliable. If you need internet, we recommend looking into getting a portable WiFi hotspot device.

Extra nights

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate early arrivals or late check-outs. We strongly support students arriving to Big Island early and getting acclimated, but you will need to find your own housing. For early arrivals, we recommend staying near Hilo airport, which is an easy place to explore Hilo town from.

See what meals look like.

The on-site chef will prepare 3 full nourishing meals each day, using primarily local and organic ingredients. We try to accomodate dietary preferences when possible, but trust us that meals are always beautiful, delicious, and nourishing. The chefs are great at what they do and are continuously upping their game.

We plan for primarily a vegetarian/vegan menu, and you'll have an option for meat with 2-3 meals each week. If you prefer to eat meat on a regular basis, we recommend that you bring canned sardines, smoked salmon, and meats that can be added to meals with minimal preparation. All of the meals are naturally gluten-free. You will be asked to fill out a questionairre upon enrollment to address any specific allergies.

From our chef: Our menus are built around island foods, including ‘ulu, kalo, and ‘uala, as well as the plentitude of tropical fruits, organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, organic poultry, and wild-caught local fish. We strive to build Hawai'i’s local food system by sourcing as often as possible from local farmers who run diversified agriculture ventures and small homesteads. By opting into this meal program, you support Hawai'i in building our independence and breaking free from our reliance on the global food system. -Jasmine at Heartbeet Catering

Hear what students say.

Arabel, 2023

"Hawaii Yoga Institute completely exceeded all of my expectations from a yoga teacher training. Its teachers currate an incredibly holistic education of all aspects of yoga and honor its rich history and healing and connecting power. This training truly changed my life, and I cannot wait to take everything I have learned out into the world to share with others. I cannot recommend this program enough to anyone is interested in any aspect of yoga."

Sonia, 2023

"I had the fundamental tools, confidence, knowledge, and access to be a successful teacher the day I completed this program. As a veteran, this space was inclusive, and that was special. Also, the on-campus host and chef really set this training apart from others."

Jess, 2023

"Everything about this training exceeded expectations—the venue, meals, hosts, teachers, and course content. The training focused on allowing yoga to be accessible to all bodies. This is a powerful tool to take into the yoga teaching world. What sets this experience apart from other YTTs is the people, particularly our teachers Kilty and Stephanie, who have so much experience and knowledge to share. Their teaching styles complement each other. Coming here was one of the best decisions I've made. Thank you!"

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