4 Creative Ways To Get Your "Om" On

Claire Hatcher | April 26, 2021 | Lifestyle

Svanasana never looked so good.

Beach yoga is available at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAND WAILEA
Beach yoga is available at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

1. Open-Air Yoga

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kailua while practicing yoga in a scenic open-air studio. There’s something for everyone at Yoga Under the Palms (yogaunderthepalms.com) with offerings of Vinyasa, Yoga Sculpt, beginner classes and more. The covered lanai, under which classes are held, combined with the stunning views of Kawainui Marsh create the sensation of being on a faraway retreat. After yoga classes, students can stop by the plant-based cafe in the studio to grab a bite to eat before heading out to take on the day.

2. Rooftop Aerial Yoga

Experience a new kind of yoga—one that ditches the mat and instead allows you to flip and fly. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach’s rooftop aerial yoga (alohilaniresort.com) uses suspended silk hammocks to achieve airborne fitness. While this 75-minute class will stretch and strengthen, it also provides a new and fun approach to fitness, guaranteed to shake up your typical workout routine.

3. Beach Yoga

Start your morning off on the right foot with Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort’s beach yoga (grandwailea.com). Guests of the resort are invited to welcome the day with an energizing hourlong session on the soft sands of Wailea Beach. “Guests will gain mental clarity and spiritual peace that will allow them to better enjoy and appreciate their day,” says Rachael McCrory, director of spa and wellness..

4. SUP Yoga

Honolulu’s Yoga Floats (yogafloats.com) takes it to the water with its SUP yoga class. After safety instruction on the beach, participants grab a paddleboard and practice sun salutations and standing poses on the beautiful blue Pacific. “Practicing yoga on the water is an excellent workout,” says Kelsey Moore, owner and operator of Yoga Floats. “Since the ocean is constantly moving below us, we engage multiple muscle groups in order to maintain balance.”