Tranquil Yoga Retreat in Hawaiian Jungle Overlooking Pacific
Those who believe in the Hawaiian concept of "ohana," meaning "extended family," foster a respect for diversity and aspire toward unity. Ohana is found everywhere at Kalani, a nonprofit retreat center located on 120 acres of tropical rainforest on Hawaii’s Big Island. Guests can relax at several facilities, including a heated saltwater Watsu pool, rainforest trails, and a 25-meter lap pool.
After enjoying the starry sky, visitors can retreat to their comfortable guest rooms. Known as "hales" in Hawaiian, the eco-friendly two-level dwellings have no TVs or phones. They don't require air conditioning, as the screens filter in crisp sea breezes and let visitors enjoy magnificent jungle views.
Highlights of The Yoga Coast, Hawaii
- Kilauea Volcano, located about 40 miles west of Pahoa in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is among the most active in the world. Explore Kilauea by car on the 11-mile Crater Rim Drive or by foot on hiking trails.
- The Yoga Coast: Populated by yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, and sustainable living enthusiasts. Lined with palm trees set in volcanic soil from the Kilauea volcano. Free from beach resorts, guests can snorkel at the Kapoho Tide Pools and visit geothermal pool at nearby Ahalanui Park, which is heated to 90 degrees from underground lava flow.