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 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 beginners as well as seasoned Yogi's.
What are the hours of the training?
Our SPRING 200HR YTT is held mostly on weekends with the addition of required yoga asana classes on weekdays with our faculty. Our SUMMER & FALL 200HR YTT are intensive immersion trainings of 21 consecutive days each. Our MODULAR 200HR YTT is an 10 day consecutive + 11 days during another training within two years of completion of MOD 1 . 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 the first 10 consecutive days of our July training & 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. 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 from what you've learned.
I'm already a yoga teacher. Can I take the training?
Yes! Our trainings are so much fun and unique that many certified yoga teachers enjoy taking our trainings even if they have studied elsewhere previously. 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?
There will be occasional class trips to the beach. Yet keep in mind that most of your time during your training dates will be spent inside our training center classroom, or spent studying daily homework assignments.
Will I have time to explore the island?
We recommend that during your training dates you use ALL of your non-classroom time to complete homework assignments and to rest. 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 weekends only.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy utilizes traditional yoga techniques, 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 a fun and inviting movement modality that combines yoga, breath, and user-friendly dance with popular music. Yoga Dance brings tons of fun and healing to body, mind and spirit. You will get an introduction to Yoga Dance in our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training. To complete your Yoga Dance teacher training you will need to do additional training with an emphasis on Yoga Dance.
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 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 GI Bill® 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 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 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, 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.