Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center offers a peaceful and sacred place for yoga and meditation retreats in the wonderful Big Island of Hawaii.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Rachel is an experienced and certified Yoga Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the alternative medicine industry, specializing in Raja Yoga focusing on breath control and alignment (200 hr). Rachel also specializes in Trauma Informed Yoga (60 hr). She has been teaching internationally and in the United States. Rachel creates a loving and safe environment for her students to grow personally.
from United States, June 2019
"Excellent retreat at KMEC"
Everyone was super friendly. The yoga classes were perfect for myself who is more experienced and also my boyfriend who has never done yoga before. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. The overall experience was great
from United States, August 2019
Sean and Jamie were excellent yoga instructors. We loved our yoga sessions.
from United States, April 2018
Wonderful staff. Very accommodating and helpful.
I loved my stay in the Dragonfly. So quiet, private and comfortable.
Tom E Johansen
from Spain, January 2018
from United States, January 2018
"Kicked out on Christmas after booking in August "
The staff and yoga instructors are wonderful and the location is gorgeous, though off the beaten path.
from Canada, December 2017
I liked having my own cabin, enjoyed the lush off grid environment. The way staff made me feel at home, the delicious healthy meals and the yoga every morning was a great way to start my Day. I loved the “outdoor” showers. It’s location made out a great home base to see attractions on that side of the island.
from United States, June 2017
I felt very welcomed by the staff during my stay at Kirpal, everyone was so nice and fun to chat with over dinner! I really enjoyed morning yoga and the absolutely beautiful scenery. It will relax anyone, just try.
I've had many experiences in my life but nothing quite compares to Kirpal. This place is amazing in more ways than I can list and it really transformed me in only a few days (wish I had booked for longer). I wanted to take my first solo trip and found this as the best yoga retreat center in Hawaii (in my opinion). I was scared I wasn't going to have anyone to hang out with or meet but quite the contrary. All of the guests are eager to meet new people and the volunteers are extraordinary. While I was there Len, the owner himself, said something along the lines of - 'I can tell how successful this center is simply on the happiness of the volunteers', and it's true. They are all so respectful to everyone and they are there whenever you need them.
It's hard not to be happy at a place like this. Everywhere you look is lush, green beauty and when you eat their homemade vegan meals you're eating a large percentage of harvest straight from the land. That's not something you can get on every vacation you go to so take advantage of the opportunity to truly nourish your body. I felt revived to be there and the yoga was really incredible. Great teachers and great views but my favorite part was my private yoga session with Amanda Carson. Wow! I asked her to teach me inversion and silks as a beginner and by the next day I was doing headstands all on my own. She's truly skilled (and not just in yoga). I hope everyone can take her class and be around her energy.
If I had to make a couple constructive criticisms it is that it took a few days to get a hold of someone on the phone to answer questions but after that it was smooth sailing the rest of the way. Also, my towels smelled a little bit mildew-like but we are in the jungle so didn't bother me. In fact I would encourage everyone to come here with an open mind. It's not a 5 star hotel and they're not trying to be. It's a place to get away and be one with the Earth- to have solitude while nourishing your body and mind with fresh air, clean meals, new friends and a lot of laughter.
Thank you so much, KMEC! I will be back!