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What SUP? Four Seasons Resorts in Hawaii Invite Guests to Take Their Yoga Practice to New Heights with Creative Programming in Surprising Settings

Innovative options include stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga and glowga on the water, yoga on a rock climbing wall, yoga with horses and much more on Maui, Lanai, Hawaii Island and Oahu

Hawaii, USA

Even the most dedicated practitioners know that sometimes it’s fun – and fulfilling – to shake things up a bit.  In a search for new settings, there’s nothing like saluting the sun on a tropical island, harmonious breathing to the sound of ocean waves, and the inspiration to try something completely new.

At Four Seasons Hawaii, every resort offers extensive facilities for fitness enthusiasts and broad options for those who embrace a wellness lifestyle, from top-flight recreational facilities to healthy menus, lifestyle coaching, endless opportunities to reconnect with nature, and, for yoga enthusiasts, a particularly robust program of innovative programs to stretch your practice and expand your horizons.

Renew your commitment to wellness with the following programs, and follow #FSWellness on all social channels to learn about the latest innovations at Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world, and see the creative ways that our guests are embracing a healthier lifestyle.

Maui: Try SUP Yoga, or Customise the Experience with “Wellness Your Way”

One of the world’s hottest fitness trends is stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga, and one of its most breathtaking settings is the oceanfront Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.  It’s a truly unique experience that both tests experienced practitioners and provides a fun option for first timers.  Additional yoga programs including ocean view yoga every morning, as well as meditation led by a mind-body medicine specialist, plus a full array of additional fitness classes and facilities.

The Resort also embraces holistic health with the Wellness Your Way program, combining fitness with spa and nutrition under the guidance of the in-house team of wellness experts.  The culinary team also works closely with a nutritionist to offer menu options that enhance a healthy lifestyle.

Lanai: Get Inspired with Aerial Yoga, Tai Chi and Zen Horse Sunset Yoga

In its newly opened yoga studio, Four Seasons Resort Lanai now offers innovative AntiGravity yoga, where participants use hanging slings that allow more freedom of movement, greater flexibility and deeper stretches.  Those who prefer more traditional practice can also join Vinyasa flow classes, aqua yoga, sunrise and sunset sessions and more, plus tai chi with the Resort’s own sensei (who also just happens to be the teppanyaki chef at NOBU LANAI!).

Also just introduced is Zen Horse Sunset Yoga, where participants join the horses at Lanai Ranch at Koele for an opportunity to reconnect mind, body and heart with the natural world under the endless skies of the island’s beautiful upcountry.  It’s a uniquely energetic connection with these noble, gentle beings, co-facilitated by a yoga instructor and an equestrian master.

Hawaii Island:  Take Your Yoga Practice Out of the Gym, Up a Wall and Into the Pool

The Spa and Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers a broad range of fitness classes, including innovative programs for yoga enthusiasts.  Try BOGAFit, a class conducted on floating mats in the pool, or reach for a higher plateau on the Club’s own climbing wall with a yoga program incorporating stretches and bouldering moves led by a certified climbing instructor.

Additional yoga classes offered include group and private Vinyasa, Hatha, Bikram, Hot Yoga and relaxing Gentle Yoga, as well as daily sessions in the open air at sunrise and sunset.  Myriad other opportunities to stay fit and pursue a wellness lifestyle include Pilates, barre, cycling, circuit training, swim workouts, stand-up paddleboarding and more.

Oahu: Find Your Inner “Place of Joy”

With an enviable oceanfront location on the island’s sunset shore, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina – meaning “place of joy” - offers many spaces for quiet meditation, including the adjoining historic Lanikuhonua Cultural Estate. The practice of Ho’oponopono invites guests on a silent walk to Pokahu Point, where a calm beach cover opens to the ocean, surrounded by swaying palms, the scene set for Yoga Kai practitioners share an ancient practice intended to release grudges and restore relationships with chanting, yoga, meditation and journaling.

SUP glowga is a moonlit class atop stand up paddleboards while coloured LED lights illuminate the ocean floor below for a floating yoga and swim experience suitable all levels of practice

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