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 potentially money and stress) 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. In an immersion program like this, feeling supported in a group is just as important as having alone time. It is situated along the Hamakua coast in Hakalau, which is roughly a 30-minute drive north of Hilo.


$3,500 Private room: This is the default option. We won't ask strangers to share sleeping space.

$3,000 Shared room: This is only an option if you know your roommate.

$1,800 Meals only: This is for anyone staying off-site

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. If you opt to find your own housing, we STRONGLY recommend that you opt into our meal plan. Not only is it DELCIOUS and very nourishing, but it will be very supportive to your learning journey to manage one less thing.

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. HYI does not keep profit from offering this to students.

What's Included


Each room has one or two beds and access to a shared bathroom. We ONLY offer private rooms. 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/partner/etc. We do not want to ask people to share a sleeping space with a stranger.

You also have access to a shared bathroom with one other room. And while staying on-site, you are welcome to schedule use of the shared laundary facilities (1x per week) for personal clothing items.


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 primarily a vegetarian/vegan menu, and you'll have an option for meat 2-3 meals out of the week. Many of the meals offer gluten-free options, too. 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 July 6. And we offer a drop-off to ITO at midday of July 26. If you would like to arrive/depart at different days and times, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.

What's NOT Included

Airfare: You are responsible for booking your own airfare to and from 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.

Gratuities: Our venue hosts and chefs work HARD and LONG hours to provide you and us with the best experience possible. We invite you to show them a little personalized gratitude upon departure.

WiFi: 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.

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.

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