Where To Do Yoga On The Big IslandJanuary 13, 2015, 8:12 AM HST (Updated January 13, 2015, 8:14 AM)
When in paradise, you definitely want to enjoy the gorgeous sights, savor some deserving R&R at beautiful beaches, eat lots of delicious island grown foods, and be one with the naturally perfect tropical environment that the Big Island offers.
If you’re planning a vacation to Hawaii, there’s no need to stray from your yoga fitness routine that you’re used to at home. Or, you may just be a beginner and choose Hawaii as the place that sparks your new healthy infatuation with Yoga wellness.
Whether you live on the Big Island, or are just visiting, there’s a whole plethora of yoga studios, teachers, workshops and retreats to experience at any given time.
Below you will find four of the Most Popular Yoga Venues on the Big Island:
Located in Kona, the Big Island Yoga Center is your stop for a yoga practice based off of Iyengar teachings. The weekly schedule ranges in yoga class offerings with Restorative Yoga, Kupuna Yoga, Prenatal, Hatha Flow, and Level 1-2 Iyengar classes. Along with monthly events and workshops, Big Island Yoga also offers a FREE Beginners Yoga class from 10:30am-noon every first Sunday of the month.
The Yoga Hale is the Big Island’s only 100% donation based yoga studio, and is located in Kailua-Kona. They have a beautiful 2,000 square foot studio, that is perfect for Yogini’s of all lineages, and levels of experience. Yoga Hale offers 4-7 classes per day ranging from Yoga, Hot Yoga, Meditation & Chanting, Belly Dancing, Pole Fusion, Ecstatic Dance and more. They also offer Yoga Teacher Training Programs and a variety of Yoga Retreats throughout the year.
Kalani Retreat Center is a super impressive property in Pahoa, and one of the most infamous wellness centers throughout the Hawaiian Islands. With a beautiful outdoor venue, and over 17,000 square feet of movement space in 5 studios with suspended flooring, this place is a living nirvana. This is an excellent choice if you’re seeking a community of traditional yoga practices, Aerial Yoga, Ecstatic Dance, Hula, Meditation, Shamanism and more. They also offer a huge variety of classes, workshops, retreats, and Edu-vacations throughout the year.
Located a 45-minute drive from the Hilo Airport, the Yoga Oasis in Pahoa is exactly what the name suggests. It is truly an oasis for those seeking to deepen their yoga practice, and spend time fully infused in a state of balance. The Yoga Oasis is a little bit different because they offer weekly ongoing classes, a place to retreat to for Yoga Teacher Trainings and yoga workshops with beautiful accommodations provided. They also offer volunteer and work exchange opportunities.