Now I have done practiced yoga in a few places during my travels including at sunrise in the Maldives and even on a cruise ship (if you think it's hard to balance on land, try on a swaying ship!). But one of the most amazing places I have experienced a yoga session was at Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It was my last night in Hawaii and as a last minute idea I thought I might see if there was a yoga class on that afternoon. For some reason when I am on holidays I feel like I have more time to keep active, whether it is hiking, walking or yoga, I find it is a really good way to experience something different. So, with this in mind I Googled 'Waikiki yoga' and one of the first sites that came up was called Beach Sunset Yoga Hawaii and they conveniently had a sunset yoga session that afternoon. Perfect I thought!
As I walked along the Waikiki beach to Kapiolani Park, I wasn't sure what to expect, joining a group of strangers for a yoga class but I found to be peaceful, relaxing and ultimately I couldn't have asked for a better backdrop for my last night in Hawaii with the sun setting over Waikiki Beach. I knew in my heart that I would be returning to Hawaii, its spirit of aloha really captured me and is what will keep me coming back in the future.
The only thing I regret is that I didn't have more time in Hawaii as Beach Sunset Yoga Hawaii also run half day Jungle Waterfall Hikes where you can practice yoga or meditation whilst exploring the island. They also offer stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga. I mean I'm good on a SUP board but I don't know how I'd go with yoga on a SUP. Next time I visit the state of Hawaii I will be sure to try them both!
If you are interested in a yoga experience in Hawaii, I couldn't recommend Beach Sunset Yoga Hawaii enough (and this ain't even a sponsored post!). It was an experience like no other and why not do something apart from the tourist traps of Waikiki.
Beach Sunset Yoga Hawaii - www.sunsetyogahawaii.com Cost - $20USD per class Location - 2735 Kalakaua Avenue, in the park. If you are walking from Waikiki Beach, walk past the cafe with the red umbrellas and you'll find your instructor there. There a lot of bootcamps and other groups in the park so just make sure you join the right group.
How do you keep active whilst travelling? Have you practiced yoga somewhere spectacular like this?