What more beautiful spot for practicing those asanas than on a beach at sunset? Well, in Waikiki it’s possible (and popular!) to take your yoga practice outdoors. The most popular locations for beach yoga are at beach parks near Waikiki, especially Kapiolani Park (near Diamond Head) or Ala Moana Beach Park (on the west side of Waikiki). Additionally, most hotels (especially those with spas) will offer yoga classes along with other fitness programs. If you’re looking for a more structured studio setting, here are a few options.
Yoga Studios near Waikiki
Lululemon – This athletic apparel store offers a free yoga class every Sunday at their store at 8:30am. They also keep a great (frequently updated) list of yoga studios all over Oahu here. Check out their online schedule here.
Location: Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814
Open Space Yoga – has a studio on Monsarrat Avenue near Diamond Head which offers 10 classes per day. Find the schedule and further info here. Single drop-in classes are $17, but specials may be available.
Location: 3106 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 (second floor)
Yoga Hawaii – offers drop in classes, beginner series, and mysore practice opportunities. Drop in price is $17, but there are many specials including a 3 class pass for visitors for $45.
Location: 1152 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. Telephone: (808) 739-YOGA
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Bikram Yoga Honolulu – Bikram or “hot yoga” is a series of 26 hatha yoga postures practiced in a heated room. It can be pretty intense for some people, and others swear by it. Bikram Yoga Honolulu charges $17 for a single class, or a “traveler’s pass” of 3 classes for $45.
Location: 1151-B 12th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. Telephone: (808) 737-5519
Fit Studio by Heaven on Earth – yoga, pilates, boot camp, and various dance classes are offered in a small group setting at this King Street studio. Call for current pricing, schedules, and availability.
Location: 2346 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826. Telephone: (808) 942-3030
Other popular places to work up a sweat
– Cross Fit
– Boot Camps
Or just get outdoors! Throw on a pair of running shoes and hit up a local running route or hiking trail. Hit the water and try surfing or stand up paddle boarding. Or check out the many other things to do in Hawaii.
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