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October 10 – 15 | Big Island, Hawaii

Teacher Application Form

Application to teach at the 2017 Hawaii Yoga Festival is now closed.

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Aloha and thank you for your interest in being part of the fifth annual Hawaii Yoga Festival! We look forward to hosting a diverse range of teachers and performers from around the world. Please take a few moments to tell us about yourself by fully completing the following application.

Inspired by the writings of Thich Nhat Hahn in his book Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change, we will explore the concept of ahimsa and the ways in which yoga, mindfulness and social justice are intertwined.


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Yoga Modalities

We are particularly interested in original and innovative offerings that will contribute to making Hawai’i Yoga Festival an unparalleled experience for attendees.

Class Information

If you wish to propose multiple classes, please provide a separate description for each class.

2017 theme: "Love In Action: Yoga, Spirituality and Social Justice"

Class Level / Category

A. Still/Cool: In cool classes (like yin and restorative) you can expect to focus on stretching and much of the practice is done on the floor. Most participants maintain a resting heart rate in a “cool” class, and some may feel challenged by meditation or breathing practices. Cool classes can include active postures, though that isn’t the primary focus.

B. Moving/Warm: In warm classes (like basic hatha or intuitive yoga) you can expect a focus on strength, balance and flexibility through a combination of stretching, standing poses, and relaxation techniques. Some may feel challenged by holding poses and striving for alignment. In “warm” classes, some participants may find their physical abilities challenged, while others may simply feel stretched and refreshed.

C. Dynamic/Hot: In hot classes (like vinyasa or kundalini yoga) you can expect a focus on movement and dynamic transitions in addition to strength, balance, and flexibility. Depending on an individual’s physical ability, these classes may or may not significantly raise the heart rate; some will find them quite vigorous.

Your Availability

“Full availability” enhances our ability to craft a fluid and comprehensive schedule during the festival week, from Tuesday, October 10th to  Sunday, October 15th.  Please indicate clearly if your availability is limited, or you have strong preferences about when you would offer a class (i.e. time of day / day of week). We will do our best to accommodate requests

Image Request

Once we have received your application and you are accepted to teach, we will request 1-3 photos of yourself, along with the statement, “I give consent to the Hawaii Yoga Festival to use the provided image(s) for the promotion of the festival and my classes.”  Photos should be jpg or tiff, and at least 1280 width.


Confirmations for teachers will be provided no later than August 30, 2017.  All teachers submitting applications will be contacted. We look forward to partnering with you to create a beautiful celebration.