Holiday Yoga Retreat 2018 | December 21, 2018 - December 27, 2018

Holiday Yoga Retreat 2018

Holiday Yoga Retreat 2018

This popular retreat usually sells out - be sure to book early to assure your spot!

Are you ready to set your life on a vibrant course? Join us over the holiday period for this truly unique and popular yoga retreat, now in its seventh year, celebrating and honoring ourselves and our spirits through the winter solstice and Christmas.

Described as "truly transformative and nurturing", this approachable workshop has been designed to help you tap into your inner radiance, reach your full creative potential, and head home with tools which will assist you in living a happier, healthier, more spirited life. Practical tools and techniques for beginning, or continuing, a meditation practice are part of this retreat.

What’s Included:

Get ready to sweat, laugh and uplift your spirit, as each day features one to two sessions of Will’s signature (& fun) Practical Yoga & Meditation in one of the most stunning environments you could imagine, surrounded by fiery lava, invigorating ocean, tropical foliage, and people celebrating the spirit of aloha.

We have planned adventures to the most potent and inspiring sites in the region: Volcanoes National Park at Night to view the stunning glowing volcano cauldera; and an early morning yoga plus meditation-for-expansion gathering at the ocean (weather permitting).

In addition to yoga and adventures, there are special sacred ceremonies planned to allow you go to deeper into transformation, including a sacred offering to Pele (Hawaiian Goddss of destruction and rebirth), water classes (to facilitate all this good energy flowing in your body) and a mayan spiritual bath ritual (this activity pending confirmation of facilitator).

The schedule also offers you opportunities to take in the gorgeous sights and activities nearby including black sand beaches, hot springs, lava hikes, lava tube exploration, waterfalls, turtle nesting areas, snorkeling, volcanic flow into the ocean (when flowing) and much more!


You will be gifted a free journal at our opening ceremony to encourage you to process all that you are experiencing. There will be scheduled free time for relaxation or to engage with Kalani's vibrant Hawaiian culture programs, classes, and events (either by donation or nominal charge). You will connect with others on the open air dining lanai, while enjoying three delicious and abundant chef-created meals per day. Vegan, Vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available. If you have special needs, please contact the retreats department well before your arrival.

About Practical Yoga

Practical Yoga is simple: it’s Will’s special combination of both the more ubiquitous hatha/vinyasa flow yoga and the ancient with the powerful white tantric technology of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation (as originally taught by Yogi Bhajan.) This potent combination is a practical way to consciously cultivate inner strength, self-awareness, and radiance. You will tone your abs while you lift your spirits!

Join us over this treasured week, as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer - and set your life on a vibrant course. All levels of yoga practice, including beginners, are welcome. Yoga mats, props and blankets are all provided.

This very rich, fun retreat is a great investment for your body and your spirit.

Check out TESTIMONIALS for Will's classes & retreats.


To Register: Kalani Retreats and Programs Registrar

Phone: (808) 965-0468 ext 120
Email: [email protected]
Online Registration Form

For More Information: Will Donnelly

Email: [email protected]

Retreat Fees

Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani does not pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.


Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
Cottage $2976 $2346 $2046
Tropical Loft $2526 $2130 N/A
Treehouse Room $2526 $2136 $1986
Bungalow Room $2406 $2046 N/A
Lodge Room (Private Bath) $2286 $1986 $1866
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $2046 $1830 $1770
Commuter* $1650
Kama'aina Commuter** $951

*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.


Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
Will Donnelly
Will Donnelly
Will Donnelly is a nationally recognized, certified yoga teacher. His popular, ongoing retreats have been described as “powerful, fun and deeply transformative.” Will has been a true pioneer in the field of yoga, and co-created and co-hosted the yoga–reality series Guru2Go, which debuted on fit TV, part of the Discovery family of channels (2004). His signature Practical Yoga offers students of all shapes and sizes an approachable and invigorating workout, and he takes students on an inner journey like few others. In each class, Will provides a profoundly energizing and healing experience, where students get in shape quickly and lift their spirits! With over 20 years experience practicing and teaching yoga & meditation, Will is yoga-alliance certified (400+ hours), both through the Kundalini Research Institute™(KRI), having trained and taught at the renowned Golden Bridge in Los Angeles, as well as through YogaWorks™. Will has shared his signature, powerful yogic technology with everyday people in classes and on TV in dynamic locations such as: the Cannes Film Festival in France (Official Yogi/American Pavilion); Legoland, California (Staff); UCLA Medical Center (Nursing Department); Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cancer Center Staff); and, the Santa Anita Race Tracks (Jockeys) in Los Angeles, to name just a few. Currently, Will lives on the Big Island of Hawaii where he teaches & leads classes (both in yoga and writing) and yoga retreats at Kalani. He is Editor-in-Chief for the international Yoga for Every Body newsletter, originally having partnered with Media to offer practical and uplifting yoga and wellness content to over 350,000 subscribers daily. Will is an inspirational writer. Four years ago, he founded and has been leading the popular Writing from the Core classes at Kalani. He also provides short, uplifting and thoughtful essays/blogs which can be found at His new book, Practical Yoga's Wisdom for Everyday People, is due out in 2017.
Email: [email protected]

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