Friday, September 4, 2009

Yoga Practice

Many of our guests are interested in taking a yoga class while staying with us. There is a lot of yoga on the Big Island but the closest options for guests of Luana Inn are:

Big Island Yoga Center (Iyengar classes daily)
Big Island yoga is located right up in Kealakekua off Hwy 11, less than seven miles (about fifteen minutes) from the Inn.

Paleaku Peace Gardens (Ashtanga class in the pavilion)
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:00am, Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm
In the Pavilion: $12/drop-in or 8 classes/$80
Please pre-register for this class, Call Hooda 937-4462

Paleaku is where I practice yoga and I love it. It’s this beautiful piece of property about a five-minute drive from the Inn, up Napoopoo to Middle Keei, then out Painted Church. This neighborhood is very lush and wet and filled with lots of small farms. (It’s also a great area to walk and run.) Paleaku has beautiful grounds with several different small theme-gardens. Yoga class takes place in an open-air pavilion facing the water. Many nights I’ve heard the pitter-patter of rain on the roof as we practice, and watched the sun sink into the horizon behind my teacher. It’s a magical place to practice.

We also encourage our yoga-minded guests to feel free to set up a mat or beach towel out on the lanai or on one of our large lawns. The Inn grounds are a stunning place to practice yoga.

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