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Teacher Training

Spring Intensive 200Hr Training

April 17 - May 13, 2017

Early Bird deadline for 10% off by March 24th, 2017!

Intensive training format consists of 30 days of training meeting daily Monday - Saturday. LEARN MORE

Summer Extended 200Hr Training

June 22 -Aug 20, 2017

Early Bird deadline for 10% off by May 15th, 2017!

Extended training format consists of 3 Modules; one 6-Day Immersion of daily training + 2 more weekend only modules.  LEARN MORE

*6-Day Immersion is equal to the first 6 days of training and may be taken separately by those who do not wish to become yoga teachers or cannot complete the program at this time. 

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Win a full scholarship to our Spring Intensive 200hr Training! Join this social media challenge on the platform of our choice, Instagram or Facebook, and you could win the grand prize of one full scholarship or be one of two runners up to win 15% discount off tuition! DETAILS below. 

300Hr Advanced Teacher Training


January 13-March 19, 2017

9 Weekend Modules, each open to the public, may be taken separately.

Meets every* Friday-Sunday 8am - 6pm
*Except Feb 24-26 due to Wanderlust Festival.


Why do we offer teacher training?

Our teacher trainers believe in Yoga Hawaii's mission to foster personal empowerment by teaching people to improve and maintain their own health through the practices of yoga.  By training others to be responsible yoga teachers, we expand our reach in this community and beyond.  The focus of our training is first to deepen your understanding of the roots and meaning of yoga as well as the techniques that make it a healing practice, and second to provide the tools that you need to be an effective teacher of these healing practices to others.

Meet the teacher trainers

Teacher Trainers

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Maya Siklai, E-RYT 200, RYT 300, YACEP
After teaching for 8 of the past 18 years since she began practicing yoga, Maya Siklai has seen the incredible transformations a regular practice can create in students of all abilities and all walks of life. Her passion for spreading yoga as a way to address the general lack of vibrant health and well being in our modern society led her to take over ownership of Yoga Hawaii in 2011 and to begin sharing her unique vision of yoga through teacher training. Having observed that many new yoga teachers lacked a focus on safety and basic teaching skills after a 200HR training, she set out to offer a teacher training program that would fill that gap. Maya's soulful, yet alignment-intensive style of teaching and dedication to the defining principals of yoga will help prepare you to share yoga with your community and the world. Read more on this page. 

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Stephanie Keiko Kong, E-RYT200YACEP

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. Read more on this page.

Victoria, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Yin, Restorative, Children's Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Therapist

Victoria is a lifelong learner with a passion for cultivating knowledge for personal growth and healing care for others. Though she holds both a BA in psychology and Music Therapy, and an MA in Social Work, Victoria eschewed a traditional professional career for her personal passions of yoga, aerial dance, music and body work. She has completed over two dozen yoga training programs with specialties in Yin, Restorative, Trance Dance, Acro and children’s yoga, and has studied Thai Massage with 3 different respected teachers. She is a massage therapist in training and esthetician, who is passionate about natural living and preventative health care. All of Victoria’s experience on and off the mat as a teacher, healer and practitioner contribute to her compassionate and enthusiastic style as a yoga teacher, trainer of teachers and mentor.

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, and 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!


Are you ready to dive into the Heart of yoga?

1. Sign up here:

5 Elements Challenge
March 20-24th, 2017

Join our #TeachYogaHawaii challenge and you could win a full scholarship to our Spring Intensive 200hr Training. 

Just complete our written application, and post on social media according to the guidelines to win.
Join the social media challenge March 20-24th. Start any day as long as you finish by Friday March 24th.  Each day is dedicated to one of the Pancha Maha Bhutas - the Five Great Elements from which all of creation is formed. Check the hosts feeds each day to be guided to post an expression of each of the elements with asana, portrait, landscape or however your heart guides you!

Application and requirements must be completed by March 24, 2017.
One full scholarship grand prize winner and a 15% discount to two runners up will be announced on March 25th!

Follow and tag these hosts:

1- Re-post the scholarship contest flyer and tag your yoga tribe.
2- You must TAG & FOLLOW each of our hosts in each of your posts to be eligible to win one of the scholarships.
3- Post your expression of the day's element
4- Remember to make your profile public during the challenge so we can see your posts!
5- Fill out the online application! Link in @yogahawaii108 bio


Contest Details

Anyone 18 and over can apply. Limit one application per person.

All requirements must be met to be considered for the scholarship.  Scholarship only applies to the Spring 2017 Intensive 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, non-transferable, cannot be postponed for a future training.

Winner will be drawn according to management’s standards from eligible applicants and be informed by March 25th of the decision.

One grand prize winner will get a full scholarship to Spring Intensive YTT this April.

Two runners up will get 15% off of their full tuition!


How to play?

  1. Complete the online application at this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuPOTyMS2HPd9P2bUTGFrwzCWubSHXh-_aanIoWDzUufvEAA/viewform?usp=sf_link

  2. Repost the contest announcement square for scholarship on IG. For Facebook, share the Scholarship Announcement post on your own account and follow/like our pages on FB at  https://www.facebook.com/YTTHawaii/  and https://www.facebook.com/YogaHawaii/

  3. Use the hashtags #TeachYogaHawaii posts you make featuring YTT by March 24,

Still have questions?

Contact us: ytt@yoga-hawaii.com, (808)739-YOGA