200-HR Yoga Teacher Training

Pre-Enrollment Information

Please review the following information. You can contact us with any questions, or bring them up in your 15-minute enrollment interview.

Requirements for admission:

  • Have English-language comptencey
  • Complete a 15-minute phone interveiw
  • Have experience practicing with a yoga teacher or therapist
  • Demonstrate physical/mental health and readiness to fully participate in the demands of this program

2024 Training Dates

Fall 2024: In-person, 6-week immersion, O'ahu
November 5-23
Daily 6:30 - 9p


Date to be announced

2024 Tuition and Payment:

Early bird tuition is $2,900. Full tuition is $3,500.

If you would like to use a payment plan, we accept payment plans in two forms:

  • Ask us to create a payment plan. All payment plans (including the deposit option) cost $100, and full payment is due before training starts.
  • We also accept PayPal Pay Later, which offers 4 interest-free, bi-weekly payments OR 6, 12, or 24 monthly payments. Using PayPal Pay Later qualifies you as a pay-in-full student, meaning there's no $100 fee.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we also provide scholarships and work-trade options when resources are available. Click here to learn more and apply.

Tuition Refund Policy:

Refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds are only available 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. Tuition is non-transferable to another person or to a later training date.

  • If you cancel your enrollment 90 days or more before a program start date, you will receive a full 100-percent refund.
  • If you cancel your enrollment 89-60 days before a program start date, you will receive a 50-percent refund.
  • If you cancel your enrollment 59-30 days before a program start date, you will receive a 20-percent refund.
  • No refunds will be given less than 30 days before your program start date.

Housing for Immersion Programs

We have six private rooms available on-campus for our immersion program. We do not offer housing for the weekend program. You can review the details here, and if you want to reserve your spot on-campus, please do so here.

If you choose to stay off-campus, you are responsible for finding your own housing and transportation to our training venue. We send you information on where other students have stayed in the past. The closest town to our facility (in Hakalau) is Honomu.

Whether you stay on- or off-campus, we STRONGLY recommend that you opt into our food option so that you can focus your energy on learning. We are able to provide some of the most incredibly fresh, farm-to-table food that is prepared with as many local ingredients as possible. You can read more about our chef here if you like. Our meal plan includes the following:

5:45a morning coffee/tea (Class starts at 6:30a)

8:30a breakfast

12:00p lunch

5:30p dinner

We also understand wanting to prepare your own food. If you are choosing to make your own meals, please remember that we have very long hours and that you should plan to bring your breakfast and lunch everyday. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide fridge space or heating appliances; our chef makes full use of the kitchen.

Required books and equipment:

Students are responsible for purchasing their books and equipment before the program start date. The prices listed below are approximate. If you are purchasing your books through Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile and selecting Hawaii Yoga Institute as your organization of choice.

Required reading before YTT:

  • Skill in Action by Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Required texts during YTT:

  • Heart of Yoga by TVK Desikachar
  • Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali, Chip Hartranft

The following are recommend books and equipment to have during YTT, but not required:

  • Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body by Dianne Bondy
  • 2 Yoga blocks
  • 1 Yoga strap
  • 1 Yoga bolster

Attendance Policy:

Read through our attendance and tardy policy here. This is especially important if you anticipate needing to miss class.

Code of Conduct

It is vital and necessary that you agree to the HYI Code of Conduct. If you would like to reivew it, please click here.

Requirements for Graduation:

  • 100-percent attendance
  • Participate in daily classroom discussion and teaching-practicum
  • Prepare and teach a 20-minute yoga class
  • Prepare and teach a 60-minute yoga class
  • Complete and demonstrate comprehension on the final written exam

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