Chakra Yoga Teacher Training’s Ho’okupu Full Scholarship is offered as a gift of gratitude for the opportunity to live and create on this ‘āina. This full needs-based Yoga Teacher Training scholarship is for our upcoming 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training beginning in Kula in January 2020. Priority will be given to those who were born and grew up in Hawaii.

In Hawaii, offerings (ho’okupu) are given freely. Ho’okupu are an expression of gratitude for abundance. Like aloha, they reflect a natural response of respect and love. Sharing the essence of our gifts generates a natural reciprocation of openness, humility, and trust, creating balance in relationship.

The Chakra Yoga Teacher Training for locals on Maui, Hawaii, begins in January 2020. It is a part-time weekend yoga instructor training certified by Yoga Alliance. The training is experiential in nature and is designed to create a retreat-like setting where students can explore the physical, energetic, psychological, and spiritual components of each major energy center, called chakras in Sanskrit.

In addition to learning physical yoga asanas, meditation, pranayama, philosophy and kriyas, students will learn a trauma-sensitive approach to unwinding deeply held tension in the nervous system. They will learn to support themselves through this deep work of self-inquiry and somatic re-membering.

To apply for the 2020 Full Scholarship to Chakra Yoga Teacher Training on Maui, Hawaii, please answer the following in an email to

  1. Please describe why you would like to take this training.
  2. Please let us know where you were born and where you grew up.
  3. Please describe how you would use this training to benefit yourself and your community.

How is our YTT Different? Our teacher training dives into the inner world – the psyche, the body, the emotions, the chakras – to contact your inner self.  We learn yogic practices from this space in order to embody the asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, kriyas, and meditation.  Yoga is a path to reconnect the divisions we have been conditioned to make.

We have enough asana. What our world could use more of are humans who are willing to brave the path of svadhyaya, self-inquiry.  We need humans that are willing to look at their shadows and accept them, willing to feel old pains and transform them, and willing to see their own light and share it.

A Chakra Yoga Teacher is one who has personally embodied the practices and blossomed from inner transformation, becoming a beacon of light that radiates just by being. In this way, your ability to teach yoga will become the transmission of your own transformation, a gift to share with all your future students. A ripple of light to extend out into the world.

Is this what you’ve been seeking? Apply now.

Mahalo nui. Aloha.