Holiday Yoga Retreat

Will Donnelly

December 21, 2014 - December 26, 2014

Join us over the holiday period for this truly unique and popular yoga retreat, now in its fourth 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 two sessions of Will’s signature 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 also planned adventures to the most potent and  inspiring sites in the region: Volcanoes National Park at Night!; and a morning  yoga sunrise session.   


In addition to our yoga sessions, there are special ceremonies planned to allow you go to deeper into transformation. Plus, the schedule offers you opportunities to take in the gorgeous sights and activities nearby including black sand beaches, hot springs, lava hikes, lava tube exploration, waterfalls, dolphin swims, turtle nesting areas, snorkeling and much more! 


There will be plenty of 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.


About Practical Yoga

Practical Yoga is Will’s special combination of both the more ubiquitous hatha/vinyasa yoga and the ancient and 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, compassion and self-awareness. 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.



About the Facilitator(s)

Will (Bill) 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 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 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 also a writer, and blogs for (Confessions of an Accidental Yogi).



Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, and noted classes.

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: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1975
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1395 $ 1575

Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates. Inquire for details.

Prices subject to change without notice.