500 Hour Yoga Lifestyle Practitioner and Teacher Training Program


The 500-hour Yoga Lifestyle Practitioner and Teacher Training Program is open to anyone who wants to learn in depth the teachings of Yoga with the option to become a certified Yoga Teacher.  The Program is designed to deliver authentic content of Traditional Yoga as well as modern practices and approaches to give students a comprehensive understanding of Yoga through a variety of courses.  At Hawaii School of Yoga we  respect  every style of Yoga that raises human dignity and helps people connect with Divine Source.  Our role is not to define your Yoga path but to help you refine yourself as a Yogi and deepen your personal practice.

The focus of this training to to immerse students in a Yogic Lifestyle with several courses and electives to choose from to create the Yoga practice that ultimately helps one become an authentic Yogi or Yoga Teacher.

The training  is based on  learning and mastering the 8 Limbs of Classical  Yoga and understanding the Four Yogas of Bhakti, Karma, Jnana and Raja Yoga.  The four paths are at the heart of Indian Spirituality but they belong to all of humanity, as they represent different approaches to the Divine through Devotion, Service, Wisdom, and Meditation.  Candidates are expected to be able to teach the foundations of  postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation.  In addition students will learn about  the  History and Philosophy of Yoga, Indian Culture, Hawaiian Culture and Spirituality, In-Depth Tantra Studies, Yogic Texts, Functional Anatomy, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mantras, Class Programming,  and the Business of Yoga.


Timeline: The full 500 Hour Training can be completed within 3 years or less.

Medium:  The Core Courses are conducted live and in-person.  Some elective courses are available online as private one-on-one sessions and are marked by *.

Core Curriculum

Complete a maximum of 500 Hours

  • 200 Hour Classical Ashtanga + Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200 Hour Hatha Yoga and Tantra Teacher Training
  • 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Studies

Elective Curriculum

Select one or two of the Core Tracks above then add combine with the elective courses below to create your personalized 500 Hour Course.

  • 200 Hours Tantra Practicioner  Certification (Privately Led Studies with Zeny)
  • 80 Hours Yoga as Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)*
  • 40 Hours Qi-Gong Level 1 Certification with Stuart Holloway
  • 40 Yoga For Diabetes Certification with Kelly Marshall M.S., R.D., EP-C (coming in 2019)
  • 20 Hours Kundalini and Chakra Studies
  • 20 Hours Meditation Course
  • 100 Hours Mantra Yoga and Vocal Sound Healing Certification
  • 100 Hours Study of the 10 Core Texts of Hatha Yoga (includes the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavadgita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, etc…)
  • 10 Hours Mastering Hands-on adjustments
  • 10 Hours Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing


  • Final Written Exam and Yoga Research Project
  • Oral Exam
  • Assist Teach 10 Yoga Classes
  • Teaching  5 Yoga Classes + 1 two hour Anatomy Based Yoga Workshop
  • Complete 1 Yoga Service Project

Enrollment Process

  • Make a personal connection by filling out the application form and schedule your first phone interview
  • All applicants must fill out the Application Form
  • Upon submission of the Application Form, you will be contacted by the School Director by phone
  • During the call we will go over all the details of enrolling into our course

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