The Big Island Yoga Center is located on the West side of the Island of Hawaii in the cool, upland town of Kealakekua
(10 miles South of Kailua-Kona, the tourist center of the Island). Our beautiful studio occupies the upper floor of a lovely, former plantation home with high-beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and windows (with forever views) on all four walls. We provide a full range of props, including a rope wall and pelvic slings, for student use. We offer morning and evening classes daily at beginning, experienced and intermediate levels. We welcome visiting yogis with Aloha!
Our Hawaiian beach hatha yoga classes are suitable for students at all skill levels. We practice together to grow
together. Through the practice of traditional and non-traditional hatha yoga poses, every class maintains the balance of strong challenge and gentle release. Encouragement is felt in the crashing of the waves, the salty ocean breeze and the luminous Hawaiian sunlight.
Yoga in Motion (by the Sea) ~ is Laura's unique synthesis of yoga styles including Kundalini Yoga, Viniyoga, and Mindfulness
Class meets on Tuesdays 8:30am - 10:00am at Pahoehoe Beach Park (located near Magic Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii).
Transcend the boundaries of "static" Yoga by joining our unique flowing class. Classes are taught by the Ocean focusing on the breath and energetic movement, and incorporate flowing movements to offer the mind, body and spirit a transcendent experience as we step out of our old energetic patterns and open and create new infinite possibilities.
Each class opens seated on a stool (provided) with breathing exercises, centering, setting intentions, and learning how to move and gather our energies. We then move into groups of flowing Vinyasa sequences (linking intention, breath and movement) to further enhance the flow of energy in our bodies, and release any areas that feel tight or unyielding. Each pose we move into and through can be modified so that your body, mind, and spirit experience the opening and grace of Yoga (sukham = ease) versus straining (dukham = dis-ease) your own personal limits for a particular day. Classes complete with a total relaxation experience and easy centering meditation.
Classes are appropriate for all levels of Yoga practitioners from those new to the practice and for those who have been on the path for years. No two classes are the same, as each day we ourselves are different and Laura teaches from an intuitive place allowing this ancient wisdom to flow through guiding each class.
We ask that everyone sign up in advance for class, so that Laura can bring a stool for each participant. Sign up by phoning (texting is even better) 808-756-1628 and let Laura know how tall you are so she can bring the proper height of stool. A Yoga mat or beach mat is also required. Beach mats are available for rent for an additional $1.
Yoga Hale is located in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island! Offering 4 or more classes weekdays and 2 or more on the
weekends, plus at least one "by Donation" class daily, you are sure to find an enriching experience with us here in Paradise.
Yoga Hale's classes are set in a new 1,200 square foot studio welcoming all ages, genders, and experience.
Although Yoga is the main focus in our studio, we will offer many other class styles that will help you to keep your inner light bright. "As one aligns with the self, one aligns with the truth, and when you are in your truth you are serving your true purpose."
We hope to share the comfort and safety of our ha'le studio to assist in enriching your mind, body and spirit.
I have practiced yoga since 2005, and recently completed my 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Tree San Francisco with
Les Leventhal, with a focus on vinyasa yoga. I have a background in personal training and teaching group exercise. Additionally, I have a passion for medicine, and am currently applying to medical school. I look forward to helping you start your yoga practice, deepen your current practice, craft a home practice, work with and through injury or surgery recovery, find relief from stress and pain, and beyond!
Vinyasa yoga sessions last 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours, in the comfort of your home. $100/hour. Payment is due in advance, processed through Paypal. Please call Kimber at 503-438-9407 to book your session.
I am available in Kailua Kona, Hawaii from December 3, 2012 - February 28, 2013.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to working with you! Namaste
The Shambhava School of Yoga in beautiful Kona, Hawaii is a spiritual retreat center offering daily classes in hatha
yoga, meditation, and kirtan (sacred chanting). The Shambhava School also includes the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat and Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram in Colorado, both founded by Rishi Mahamandaleshwar Sri Shambhavananda.
Classes are offered 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Ocean View Community Center. Iyengar Yoga
is the primary focus; Yin Yoga is offered the last three classes of the month. All mats and props are provided. Membership in the OV Community Center is required for a fee of $30/yr and is open to all. My training has been with Peggy Kelley, a certified Iyengar teacher trainer who studied with Mr. Iyengar and Marcia Carmen and Julie Marlowe Hesterly of Big Island Yoga Center. My formal teacher training has been with Aadil Palkhivala, known as the teacher of teachers and the founder of the College of Purna Yoga in Bellevue, WA. I've been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and I love my yoga and sharing all I know with Aloha in this beautiful, magical place.