7 Days Holiday Meditation and Yoga Retreat Hawaii, USA

  • Kalani Retreat Center, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pāhoa, Puna, Hawaii County, Hawaii 96778, USA

Nurturing Yoga Retreat USA

Are you ready to set your life on a vibrant course? Join Will's Practical Yoga over the holiday period for this truly unique and popular yoga retreat, celebrating and honoring the spirits through the winter solstice and Christmas. Described as "truly transformative and nurturing", this approachable workshop has been designed to help you tap into your inner radiance, reach your full creative potential, and head home with tools to assist you in living a happier, healthier, and more spirited life.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini
  • Sacred ceremonies and offering
  • Adventure excursion at night
  • Use of the pool and hot tubs
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Kalani offers breezy, outside-in accommodations to suit your preference and budget. The rustic guest spaces offer comfort and tranquility in a tropical setting. Kalani provides all levels of accommodation and has multiple types of rooms, from a lodge with a shared bathroom to private cottages with ocean view.

If you are seeking simplicity, your needs are met here. Kalani's environment is ideal to unplug from technology and allow nature to recharge your spirit. With a temperate climate year-round and east-west trade winds, Kalani accommodations do not need to be equipped with heating or air-conditioning. Screened-in windows maximize airflow and views, offering you a breath of the planet's freshest air.

There are no phones or televisions in the minimalist rooms, allowing you to declutter your mind and start anew. However, Kalani provides complimentary Wi-Fi in central locations including Hale Aloha, Guest Services, and the Dining Lanai. Given the jungle location and conditions, Wi-Fi may be limited in guest accommodations.

Hale Lodges

Hale Lodges, pronounced Ha'-lay, Hawaiian for "house", are two-level lodges with rooms and shared common areas on both levels. The Hale Lodges are located on the central lawn near the dining lanai and feature sweeping garden views. Hale Lodge rooms are approximately 200 square feet and can accommodate 2-3 guests. Some rooms have private baths, and the most economically priced rooms have shared baths.


Cottages are 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. Most cottages have the capacity for up to three guests and feature a private bath and mini fridge.


Besides the types of accommodations that have been described, you can choose another type of accommodations including Tropical Loft, Treehouse, Bungalow, and Hale Lodges with private bathroom.


Get ready to sweat, laugh, and uplift your spirit as each day features one to two sessions of Will’s signature (and fun) Practical yoga and meditation (Kundalini and Hatha) in one of the most stunning environments you could imagine, surrounded by fiery lava, invigorating ocean, tropical foliage, and people celebrating the spirit of aloha.

Will's Practical Yoga has planned adventures to the most potent and inspiring site in the region, the Volcanoes National Park at night to view the stunning glowing volcano caldera and an early morning yoga plus meditation-for-expansion gathering at the ocean (weather permitting).

In addition to yoga and adventures, there are special sacred ceremonies planned to allow you to go deeper into transformation including a sacred offering to Pele (Hawaiian goddess of destruction and rebirth), water classes (to facilitate all this good energy flowing in your body), and a Mayan spiritual bath ritual (this activity is still pending and waiting for the confirmation from the facilitator).

The schedule also offers you opportunities to take in the gorgeous sights and activities nearby including black sand beaches, hot springs, lava hikes, lava tube exploration, waterfalls, turtle nesting areas, snorkeling, volcanic flow into the ocean (when flowing), and much more!


You will be gifted a free journal at the opening ceremony to encourage you to process all that you are experiencing. There will be scheduled free time for relaxation or to engage with Kalani's vibrant Hawaiian culture programs, classes, and events (either by donation or a nominal charge).

About Practical yoga

Practical yoga is simple. It’s Will’s special combination of the more ubiquitous Hatha / Vinyasa flow yoga and the ancient with the powerful white Tantric technology of Kundalini yoga and meditation (as originally taught by Yogi Bhajan). This potent combination is a practical way to consciously cultivate inner strength, self-awareness, and radiance. You will tone your abs while you lift your spirits!

Join Will's Practical Yoga over this treasured week as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer and set your life on a vibrant course. All levels of yoga practice, including beginners, are welcome. Yoga mats, props, and blankets are all provided. This very rich and fun retreat is a great investment for your body and your spirit.

The featured trip is a night-time visit to the famous Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to witness its magical glow. You will use sacred ceremony and honor the land, releasing all that you need to release so you can go home free and ready for the next step in your lives.

  • Will Donnelly

    Golden Bridge Yoga, Los Angeles Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Kundalini Yoga)

    YogaWorks TT Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    Will Donnelly is a nationally recognized, certified yoga teacher. His popular, ongoing retreats have been described as “powerful, fun, and deeply transformative.” Will has been a true pioneer in the field of yoga, and co-created / co-hosted the yoga-reality series entitled Guru2Go (Discovery Communications, 2004). His signature Practical Yoga offers students of all shapes and sizes an approachable and invigorating workout and he takes students on an inner journey like few others. Will has over 17 years teaching yoga, certified through both Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and YogaWorks™.

The retreat is held at Kalani retreat center in the jungle area of the Big Island (Hilo side) along the stunning Puna coastline. Lava flow (when it is flowing) is just a few miles down the road with its easy access and very safe environment.

You will connect with others on the open-air dining lanai while enjoying three delicious and abundant chef-created meals per day, wonderful people, and beautiful views. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are always available. If you have special needs, please contact the retreats department well before your arrival.

  • Exploring the black sand beaches
  • Going to hot springs or waterfalls
  • Lava trek hikes and lava tube exploration
  • Snorkeling in the tide pools
  • Visiting the turtle nesting area
  • Visiting the warm ponds (geothermal heatted)
  • Daily 1 to 2 sessions of Practical yoga and meditation
  • Adventure excursion to the Volcanoes National Park
  • Sacred ceremonies
  • Spa access
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 3 delicious meals per day
  • Plane tickets
  • Travel to and from the airport
  • Extra spa services (variety of wonderful options at the Kalani spa)

Driving directions from Kona International Airport (KOA)

  • Turn left out of the airport and drive north on Route 19.
  • Continue on Route 19 through Waimea, down the Hamakua coast (still Route 19) until you get to Hilo.
  • Pass the waterfront side of town and make a right onto Highway 11 at Ken’s House of Pancakes (sign says Volcano 30 miles).
  • Continue on highway 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles).
  • Then, turn left onto Kea‘au Pahoa Bypass Road / Highway 130 South and continue for 11 miles to Pahoa.
  • When you reach the Pahoa roundabout, follow the directional signage toward Kalapana, remaining on Highway 130.
  • Continue for approximately 9 miles (you will go down a long, gradual hill and drop about 1,000 feet in elevation).
  • Keep an eye on mile markers. After mile marker 20, you will see a directional sign that points to End of Road or Kalapana.
  • Turn left toward Kalapana, then curve immediately to the right.
  • Drive 1/4 mile to a stop sign at a T-junction and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Road / Coastal Highway 137 (toward Kapoho).
  • After about 5 miles, between the mile markers 17 and 18, and a half-mile beyond Kalapana Sea View Estates, Kalani will be on your left, marked with a lighted orange sign.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hilo International Airport (ITO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

There is a shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO) which can be arranged for you. Please send flight details with your shuttle request. You will be picked up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is 50 USD per person for shared rides and 75 USD per person for single bookings.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Hawaii, United States

Will's Practical Yoga offers accessible, fun, and deeply healing yoga retreat combined with the powerful benefits of both Hatha flow, and Kundalini yoga and meditation.

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7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Friday March 2, 2018
Departure: Thursday March 8, 2018

Pricing information

There are other accommodation types available for you. The rates of the accommodations are as follows:

  • Tropical Loft: 2,290 USD for single occupancy and 1,900 USD for double occupancy
  • Treehouse: 2,290 USD for single occupancy and 1,900 USD for double occupancy
  • Bungalow: 2,170 USD for single occupancy and 1,810 USD for double occupancy
  • Hale Lodges with private bathroom: 2,050 USD for single occupancy and 1,750 USD for double occupancy
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