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Deepen your yoga practice in an authentic experience inside a native, and natural Hawaii at its best. Miles away from a known land your spirit will awake, your body will gain energy, and your mind will relax. With gentle yoga classes for beginners, and challenging yoga poses for experienced practitioners, this yoga retreat searches for your wellbeing with naturalness. All your senses will receive an energy nourishment with the all-around beauty of the Hawaiian paradise.
Kalani accommodations are not equipped with heating or air conditioning, as Kalani is situated on the east coast of Hawai'i island, benefiting from the persistent east-to-west Pacific trade wind flow. Windows in accommodations are screened, maximizing airflow and views, and there are no phones or televisions in rooms. You can find diverse accommodations to suit diverse preferences and budgets. The rustic accommodations are simple, outside-in spaces that offer comfort and tranquility. Angular octagonal or pentagonal structures are a contrast to box-based architecture, and invite a departure from routine.
Private, free-standing structures of approximately 400 square feet that feature wood, and renewable bamboo construction, and a covered, outdoor lanai. All cottages have unique artistic touches. Some are nestled in tropical foliage, while others look out over open fields. Cottages have capacity for up to three persons, and feature a private bath, and mini fridge.
Two-level lodges which contain rooms on each floor with access to common areas on both levels. The hale lodges are located on the central lawn near the dining lanai, and feature garden views. Hale lodge rooms approximate 200 square feet, and can accommodate up to three guests. Some rooms have private baths, and the most economically priced rooms have shared baths.
The first yoga class will be on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., after breakfast. On that first class, there will be an orientation meeting for all the retreat assistants. On Wednesday afternoon you will have free time to enjoy local excursions or to simply relax at the place of your convenience. One evening will be dedicated to discuss some aspects of yoga philosophy from the yoga sutras of Patanjali or the Bhagavad Gita. Other evening offerings may include Hula classes, lei making classes, other Hawaiian, and local cultural events. On the last day of the retreat, an early morning yoga practice will be offered before breakfast.
Lynne took her first yoga class at the YMCA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In 1977, she was encouraged to teach yoga, and decided to move to Alaska. She enrolled in the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s teacher training program in the summer of 1980. Lynne founded the Inner Dance Yoga Studio in 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Lynne attended her first yoga intensive at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 1981. She was certified to teach yoga by BKS Iyengar in 1984. In 1999, Lynne started the Inner Dance Teacher Training program which trained over 100 yoga teachers. Lynne draws inspiration from yoga on and off the mat, attending local classes, and sharing practice with others. She honors her teachers of the Iyengar tradition. The Self-Realization fellowship, and the Paramahansa Yogananda’s organization is another continuing source of inspiration.
Kalani Honua Center is located on Hawai'i Island one eight mayor islands of the Hawaiian State, and it is commonly known as the Big Island. The paradise setting for Kalani Honua Center is composed dramatically beautiful, by lush jungle, black sand beaches, and stark lava cliffs meeting the ocean. Hawai'i Island has become a center of healing, a place where profound native Hawaiian healing traditions have fused with Eastern and Western medical practices to create an international center of innovative treatment. Hawai'i Island is less crowded and less commercial than other Hawaiian Islands, and offers a variety of spectacular natural attractions. Kalani Honua is located near the Kilauea volcano, one of the world's most active volcanoes. The dramatic lava cliffs of the Kalani coastal area provide for close-up views of turtles, and dolphins, and seasonal whale watching. The cliff also provides a haven for sunbathing, meditation, or yoga.
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During this retreat you will be pleased with three fresh organic meals per day.
Cultivate the aerialist in you through core-strengthening exercises, modern dance, aerial technique, theater games, and improvisations to music. Class is open to all levels.
Sign up for a short, introductory aquatic bodywork session from the hands of an experienced practitioner.
Experience the beauty, and power of this uniquely Hawaiian art form that combines storytelling with dance, chant, and music. Everyone from beginners to experienced dancers are invited to learn about the hula.
Kalani is the birthplace of Ecstatic dance. Join to the community dance experience, a great space with focused, compassionate, and spirited presenters.
Learn the traditional Hawaiian art of Lauhala (pandanus leaves) weaving using materials harvested from Kalani's own grounds. Also enjoy chanting, talking story, and learning about Hawaiian culture.
Kalani's life skills classes are a path to authenticity, freedom, and a more meaningful relationship with yourself, and the world around you. Join to learn and practice the tools and techniques that will bring you to a place of optimal enjoyment and wisdom.
Cast aside your ego and become the dance in this joyful, moving meditation combining a total immersion in dance with stages of stillness, and celebration.
Qigong is a practice of aligning body, breath, and mind. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate health, meditation, martial arts training, and energy balance.
This introduction to Tai Chi focuses on the Yang style long form and push hands, while striving to bring the mind, body, and breath into coordination, and harmony.
Get to know the natural surroundings: active lava flow hikes, Hawaiian cultural and heritage sites tour, helicopter tours of coastline, jungle and lava flow tour, lava boat tours, secrets of Puna adventure tour (southeast corner of Big Island), Volcanoes National Park tour, waterfall tours, zip line through east Hawaii jungles.
Volleyball is an immensely popular sport throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Whether a first-timer or a seasoned player, anyone looking to have fun and get their blood pumping is welcome.
Spa treatments are available at additional charges:
When you leave the Hilo Airport, turn left onto Hwy 11 (at the stoplight, a sign says “to volcano”)
Drive 9 miles to another stoplight at the town of Keaau
Turn left onto Hwy 130 and follow this Hwy for another 12 miles
The highway will bypass the town of Pahoa, and you will come to a lighted intersection
Go straight through, and continue along the highway (still #130) for 9 more miles until you see a turnoff to the left for Kalapana
Take that left, then an immediate right. When the road fords, take a left. This will put you on
The Kalapana-Kapoho Coastal highway (#137)
Kalani Honua is located between miles 18 and 17 on the left. A large cloth flag sign welcomes you
Go up the drive to the office and check in
Please book your flight to arrive at Hilo International Airport (ITO). Kalani Honua can arrange transport for you by calling them in advance with your flight number and exact arrival time.
Upon arrival at Hilo International Airport (ITO), you can take a taxi to Kalani Honua Retreat Center, the cost is approximately 75 USD one way for up to 3 passengers.