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8 Days Paradise Yoga Retreat in Hawaii

  • Kalani Honua Resort, 12-6860 Kapoho Kalapana Road, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA


Heavenly Yoga Retreat Hawaii

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.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily optional meditation sessions
  • Daily evening programs and parties
  • Free time to relax or make local excursions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Hale lodges

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.

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.

  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily evening programs and parties

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.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Meditation sessions (optional)
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Yoga class
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Free time
  • 16:30 Yoga class
  • 18:00 Supper
  • 20:00 Evening programs

Driving directions from Hilo International Airport (ITO)

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

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by taxi

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.

Check in

From 3:00 p.m.

Check out

10:00 a.m.

Airport transfers

Transfer from and to Hilo International Airport (ITO) on request.

Itinerary information

If you decide to stay for taking lunch on the last day please make sure to check out by 10:00 a.m. If you arrange to arrive in Hilo no later than 5 p.m. on arrival day you can make it to Kalani in time for supper. Should you arrive at Kalani later than 8 p.m. the office will be closed but instructions will be posted on the office door on how to proceed.

Course information

This retreat is appropriate for all levels. Week two ( January 14-21, 2017) is only open to those who are attending week one at Kalani. No formal classes will be taught this week, but the yoga teacher will lead a daily 1.5 hour mixed level yoga practice from 9:30 - 11:00 each day. Afternoons will be free, for personal practice, attending Kalani offerings or simply relaxing.

Mobile / communication information

The retreat is out of range for most cell phone networks, however there is some limited reception on the property. Guests with AT&T as their service provider seem best able to get a decent signal. Please consider that there are no phones and TV at the Kalani Honua Retreat Center.

What to bring

Yoga mat, bolster, beach towel, camera, earplugs, flashlight, insect repellant, warm sweater or shirt, rain coat, snorkeling gear, sun screen, walking or hiking shoes, water bottle.

Extension options

If you would like to extend your vacation one more week please contact Lynne Minton Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

Dressing information

Shorts may be more comfortable than tights or sweats for the yoga classes.

Responsible tourism

Kalani community is actively engaged in sustainable agriculture, as well as operating an educational retreat, is an important contributor to the Big Island’s eco-tourism economy and is closely connected to the surrounding Pahoa and Puna area as well as the entire Hawai’i Island.

Important information

Flying from your location to Honolulu may be limited to certain travel days. If so, you may need to book extra nights in Hawaii. Lynne Minton Yoga recommends the Hilo Seaside Hotel if you need to spend the night before, or after your stay at Kalani in Hilo. This hotel is Hawaiian run, has lovely grounds, and is reasonably priced.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Lynne Minton Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Lynne Minton

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.

  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Transport from airport to the retreat center

During this retreat you will be pleased with three fresh organic meals per day.

Spa treatments are available at additional charges:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Aqua veechi
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chiropractic kinesiology
  • Cranial-sacral therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Emotional freedom technique
  • Facials and spa treatments
  • Foot reflexology
  • Hawaiian Lomilomi massage
  • Healing dance
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Polarity
  • Psychic readings, and coaching
  • Reiki
  • Shamanic treatments
  • Shiatsu / sports massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Traditional Thai massage
  • Water dance
  • Water Shiatsu

Aerial dance

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.

Aquatic bodywork

Sign up for a short, introductory aquatic bodywork session from the hands of an experienced practitioner.

Hula class

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 ecstatic dance

Kalani is the birthplace of Ecstatic dance. Join to the community dance experience, a great space with focused, compassionate, and spirited presenters.

Lauhala weaving

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.

Life skills

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.

Osho nataraj meditation

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.

Tai Chi

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.

Tours and hikes

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.

  • Art classes
  • Boating nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Snowboarding
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball court
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Zip lining nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lake nearby
  • Lounge
  • Studio
  • Yoga studio
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Meeting room
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet
For information about the booking conditions, please send Lynne Minton Yoga an inquiry.

Arizona, United States

Lynne Minton is a certified yoga teacher with more than 25 years of experience. Her main purpose is to share, and teach the wisdom of yoga, whether it’s all over the US or the world.

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Saturday January 14, 2017
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