About Hilo, Hawaii and the Kalani Retreat Center

One Yoga’s retreat on a remote and private coast of the big island of Hawaii offers a slice of paradise in Hilo–land of black sand beaches, magnificent volcanoes, lush tropical hideaways, pristine waterfalls, and playful dolphins. Let the practice of yoga and the soothing sounds of the gong set you at ease, and then explore one of the most healing and natural places on earth.

Our retreat facility Kalani is located on 120 acres of tropical beauty on the southeast coast of Hawai’i Island, also known as “the Big Island.” Less crowded and less commercial than other Hawaiian islands, Hawai’i and its most populated city Hilo offers a variety of spectacular natural attractions. Kalani (which means the “heavenly skies”) is located near Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, where the legendary fire goddess Pele expands the island daily. A portion of the island’s 175-mile ancient coastal trail is right along Kalani’s coastline.

The dramatic lava cliffs of the Kalani coastal area provide close-up views of indigenous and seasonal wildlife, including sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and whales. On a warm, sunny day, it is possible to see as many as 50 spinner dolphins along the coast or at the nearby black sand beach. Some days, the dolphins hang out for hours, and guests venture to swim with them. The cliffs and the dark, sparkling beach also offer a personal haven for sunbathing, meditation, or your own yoga practice.

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The highlights of the location include all the following:

  • A natural black sand beach frequented by dolphins (clothing optional)
  • Close access to Volcanoes National Park, where lava has been actively flowing since 1983
  • Tidal pools for swimming and snorkeling
  • Geothermic volcanic pools and natural steam baths for soaking
  • Spectacular and lush Hawaiian waterfalls
  • An ancient forest carved by lava
  • Historic villages and farmers’ markets
  • Botanical gardens and orchid farms