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Why should you join this training?

  • Learn to create and deliver your own well-rounded yoga classes
  • Learn how to customize your teaching to meet your students' needs
  • Passionate trainers with over a decade of teaching experience
  • Commitment to authentic, accessible, healing yoga practices
  • Ayurveda, Mantra, Meditation, Chakras, History & Philosophy, Self-Massage, Assisting + more
  • Modular format allows flexible schedules and level of commitment

You may feel you want to master the practices of yoga for your own empowerment, or you feel the beneficial effects it has on your own life and want to empower others.  Our training satisfies both desires. You can chose to take the first Immersion Module of the training alone or continue with Modules II and III and become a certified teacher.  Often people begin a training thinking they don't want to teach, that the training is just for themselves, but ultimately we all find a way to share what we've learned with others.  This training will prepare you to share in your own way, whether in a public classroom, quietly with our loved one's at home, or through your living example.

The beauty of yoga is that it helps you ride the inevitable changes of life a little more gracefully, a little more joyfully and that is hard NOT to share!

Spring Intensive Teacher Training*
April 17- May 13, 2017

*Japanese translation available with minimum number of Japanese participants.
Early Bird discount extended until March 24, 2017 for Spring Intensive.

Intensive training schedule meets Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm. 

6-Day Immersion/Module 1*: 

April 17 - 22. {Daily from 9am-5pm}
The first 6 days of training are equivalent  to the Immersion Module 1 and may be taken separately by anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of yoga, where it comes from, why we practice, and how to cultivate a lifelong personal practice. 

Module 2 and 3: 

April 24 - May 13.  {Daily Monday - Saturday from 9am-5pm. No class on Sundays} 
For those who wish to complete 200hr teacher training, become certified teachers and have the option to register as an RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance, the rest of the training Modules 2 and 3 must be completed. 

Summer Extended Teacher Training
June 22 - August 20, 2017

Early Bird discount until May 15, 2017 for Summer Extended training.

6-Day Immersion/Module 1*: 
Thursday to Tuesday, June 22-27 {Daily from 8am-4pm}
Module 2: Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 30- July 2, July 7 - 9, 14-16, 21-23 {Meets Fri 5:30-8pm, Sat 8am-5pm & Sun 8am-2pm}
Module 3: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 28-30, August 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 {Meets Fri 5:30-8pm, Sat 8am-5pm & Sun 8am-12pm}

Diverse Content

Our training programs go way beyond physical yoga postures to in depth exploration of…

  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga Philosophy & Cosmology
  • Yoga History
  • Pranayama
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Teaching methodology…and much more!

Quality Instruction

Well-trained, passionate yoga teachers who want to help you connect to your highest Self!

  • Maya Siklai, E-RYT-200, RYT 500, YACEP and Owner of Yoga Hawaii, 300+ hrs of training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, Prenatal/Postnatal, Restorative, Partner Yoga, Chair Yoga and Children’s yoga. Teaching yoga for 8 years.
  • Stephanie Kong, E-RYT 200, YACEP, 200+ hrs of training in Vinyasa yoga, Anatomy & Kinesiology, Yoga Anatomy and Mantra Yoga.
  • Over a decade of combined teaching experience
  • Professional backgrounds in education and performing arts


  • You will establish profound friendships in your training group as you dive deep into yoga.

  • Tap in to an entire established community of yogis at Yoga Hawaii studio.

  • Unlimited membership included in tuition (one month for Immersion, two months for fully enrolled YTT participants beginning on the first day of training. 

  • Discounts on classes and workshops

  • Post-certification mentor-ship for new teachers

  • Track to employment as a teacher at one of Honolulu’s oldest studios

Convenient Schedule Formats

Spring Intensive format. This training is designed for non-residents of Hawaii who want to complete their training in the beauty and inspirational atmosphere of Hawaii and need to do so in a condensed time period. We offer a 4-week training, meeting daily for 8hours in order to complete training and return home ready to share the wisdom of your in your community. 

Summer Extended format. We offer modular structure and weekend classes to fit the needs of our local resident participants, plus a format that is extended enough to allow for deeper absorption of knowledge.

  • Three Modules that can be taken and paid for separately.
  • Immersion includes 6-days of training that give the experience of intensive study, but the rest of training is held on weekends to accommodate work/study schedules.
  • Instead of an intensive 20 or 30-day training, we extend the training over a month and a half to all you time to integrate.

Tuition & Registration

6-Day Immersion only

$1100 in full (+ tax) or $990 by March 17, 2017 for winter intensive or by May 15, 2017 for summer extended program.


  • 42 hours of in-person training with teacher trainers
  • 30-days of unlimited membership to public yoga classes from the start date of your Immersion program.

200HR Teacher Training {includes Immersion}

$2900 in full (+ tax) or $2610 by March 17, 2017 for spring intensive or by May 15, 2017 for summer extended program.

[$3400 in full + tax for Japanese language learners to cover cost of translator. Available for Spring Intensive training. Japanese translation will be provided at this price once we reach our minimum of 5 Japanese trainees ]

Installment options are available – please ask for details. ytt@yoga-hawaii.com


  • UNLIMITED YOGA CLASSES AT YOGA HAWAII during the dates of your training.
  • Early Birds get 20% off of one purchase of either a class pack or 1 month of membership purchased before YTT begins!
  • All participants get 20% off first purchase of class packs or 1 month of membership purchased within one month of the end of teacher training.
  • Ability to register with the Yoga Aliance upon completion of course requirements.
  • Special guest workshops during YTT training.
  • 50% off of future YTT programs if you complete the 200HR YTT program (when space permits)!

Special yoga teacher pricing – HUGE discount for people who already hold 200HR yoga teacher certifications from another yoga school! Inquire at ytt@yoga-hawaii.com

Download and fill out the Registration Form for your respective training:
 Spring 2017 Registration Form  or  Summer 2017 Registration Form
Pay by check as described in this form or pay on our website. 

Email ytt@yoga-hawaii.com for details and questions!

Are you ready?

1. Click to sign up

2. Turn in the appropriate registration form:

Module I/ Immersion only Registration Form
Full 200hr YTT Registration Form

Still have questions?

Contact us at info@yoga-hawaii.com or call (808)739-YOGA

Course Curriculum

6-Day Immersion – Module I:

This first portion can be taken alone, or you can continue on for the full 200hr teacher certification.


  • Basic forms of level 1 & 2 yoga asanas: variations, adjustments and anatomy
  • Basic yoga philosophy: 8-Limbs of yoga and overview of the Yoga Sutras
  • Intro to Ayurveda: doshas, eat & practice for your body type and season
  • Basic pranayam exercises, mantras and mudras
  • Tools to deepen and enhance your personal practice

Be able to:

Build self-awareness and be an excellent student of yoga and of life!

200hr Teacher Training – Module 2 & 3


  • Level 2 & 3 asanas, variations, modifications and adjustments
  • Energetic principals of alignment, how to apply them in the poses
  • Further exploration of ancient texts: The Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita
  • Subtle body anatomy: chakras, naadis, koshas, etc.

Be able to:

  • Build stamina and body awareness as you deepen your personal practice
  • Be able to plan and teach a complete yoga class
  • Know how to offer modification & hands on adjustments

Typical Schedule

Daily Schedule: 8:00AM-4:00PM {Adjust start and end hours according to format you chose}

8:00-9:00AM                         Discussion, Questions, Introduce topics

9:00-11:00AM                        Vinyasa practice

11:00-11:30AM                        Reflections, practice teach

                       Lunch break

12:30-3:00PM                        Hatha practice, Introduce topic

3:00-5:00PM                        Practice teach, guest teacher/presenter


Required Books*

The Yoga Sutras – Patanjali, translation and commentary by Swami Satchitananda

Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar

The Bhagavad Gita – Translated by Stephen Mitchell

The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long

*Only Light on Yoga and The Yoga Sutras are required for Immersion participants. You do not need to read all of the books before the start of training, only the Introduction chapter of Light on Yoga must be read by first day of training on June 23.

Course Instructors

Maya Siklai

From the first class her mother took her to at the age of 14, Maya was fascinated by yoga. In 2007 after years of personal practice she dedicated herself to the study of Hatha and Raja yoga and completed her 200-hr teacher training program in 2008. Maya has been teaching continuously for the past 5 years and has studied Vinyasa Flow, Anusara and Restorative yoga and meditation with teachers such as Max Strom and Skeeter Tichnor, and countless others in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. She completed both a 108-Hour Immersion in Hatha Yoga and Philosophy with Skeeter Tichnor and a Yoga Ed Children’s yoga teacher training in 2011. In October 2011, Maya became the proud new owner/director of Yoga Hawaii studio in Honolulu, a local yoga institution since 1999.

Maya’s background in dance, performance and education along with her outgoing personality give her a graceful and warm nurturing presence while her instructions make it easy to improve alignment and deepen body awareness. Having taught many beginners and students with physical limitations, she is very receptive to her students needs and is a strong believer that yoga is for everyone, no matter what their abilities. Maya will transmit to you an understanding of the power of your own body andbreath, leaving your body and mind calm and energized.

Stephanie Keiko Kong

Stephanie began her yoga journey in 2003 as an over-scheduled college student looking for physical activity and stress relief. A major spine injury in 2004 served to transform Stephanie’s appreciation of yoga into profound respect and awe for its healing power. Her lighthearted all-levels approach stems from her own years of recovery, when levity and the idea of accessibility, no matter the physical condition, were the main things bringing her back to her practice. Stephanie says, “I became a yoga teacher to reach out to people that might not otherwise receive yoga. You are always at a perfect starting place; if you can breathe, you can practice yoga.” Stephanie received her 200RYT from the Maha Yoga Institute in 2012 with mentor Murti Hower, as well as kids’ yoga certification from Yoga Ed. with Brynne Caleda the same year.

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