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Answers to many of your questions.


How do I check availability and book a reservation?
Call: 808-936-7710

What airports are you near?
We are a 45 min drive from the Hilo airport.
We are a 3 hour drive from the Kona Airport.
Both airports are on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Click here for airline information and links to discount travel agents

Do I need to rent a car for my stay at Yoga Oasis?
Yes, we highly reccommend that you rent a car.

If you are on a budget, don't drive, or really don't want to rent a car:
You can arrange a shuttle. Call for current prices.
as of 2013, a taxi is about $100.

Or...Take a cab from the Hilo airport to the Prince Kuhio Mall
Catch a free bus to Pohoiki and Highway 132
Bus Schedule
Walk about 2 miles toYoga Oasis.

What Should I bring with me ?

Need a passport?

No, if your are flying from inside the US, you do not need a passport.

What time is check in?

3 - 6 PM. It is very difficult to find Yoga Oasis at night. If you are arriving to the Big Island late, plan to spend your first night in Hilo or Kona. If you are a returning guest or have been to Yoga Oasis before, you can ask about a after dark check in

Can I sign up for a retreat and a work/exchange program on the same days?
No, you can only sign up for one program on any given day or days.

What Kind of Yoga do you teach?
We teach Chi Hatha Yoga. It is a combination of Hatha Yoga, Pranayamas plus Chi Kung breathing and visualization techniques. You will learn belly breathing, back breathing, the bandahs (yoga locks), how to still and focus your mind and then, how to incorporate all these aspects into into your Yoga practice. As you practice these techniques you will rejuvenate your organs, body, and mind.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
You can if you want. And, we have yoga mats you can use in our studio.

What level are your classes?
The classes are designed for all levels. During the asana section of the class the teacher will say level 1 do this, level 2 do this, level 3 do this, etc... until each student finds their own personal edge.

What is Yoga Therapy?

This class is taught during the Maha Yoga retreat week or as a private class. Yoga Therapy is working on healing the body (past injury) and/or deepen your chosen yoga asana. For some it may be physical work, others emotional work. During this class we spend more time in specific asana's for each individual's needs. You may spend anywhere from 3 - 10 min. working on one asana. Sometimes we work with yoga props. The class is split up so people can work at their own pace. The teacher attends to each personals individual needs. There is not a set routine for this class, it is based on the needs of the students.

Do you offer massage?
Yes, we offer Thai Massage, Lomi Lomi massage, spa treatments and Avocado Salt Glows. Please enquire about making a booking when you check in.

What are your phone numbers?

808-965-8460 - Office
808-936-7710 - cell
808-756-8281 - cell.

Will I see any animals at Yoga Oasis?
Yes, we have chickens and forest pigs that sometimes invite themselves for dinner. There is one small dog ant a few cats.

Are there bike rentals in the area?
The closest bike rental is in Hilo, about 25 miles away. So you would need a car to pick up the bike. Sometimes if you are renting 2 or more bikes for an extended period of time Bill, the owner, will bring them to Yoga Oasis. His number is 808-854-3403. Ask for Bill and tell them him you are staying at Yoga Oasis.

What time is sunrise or sunset?

What is the weather like in Pahoa, Hawaii?
Go to the web site and type in "Pahoa, Hawaii" for current weather conditions.

Can I see lava flowing while I am there?
For current lava flow information call: 808.985.6000
This is phone recording is updates about every 48 hours.

And the best way to see the lava is from a boat! You can book a boat adventure at

Is there surfing near Yoga Oasis?
Yes, there is a surf spot 2 miles from Yoga Oasis called Pohoiki Bay. It is for intermediate or advanced surfers only. It is a reef break. There is also a surf spot in Hilo. You can rent surf boards in Hilo at Orchid Surf Shop (808) 933-9445. Also try craigslist for buying a cheap board. For beginning surfers or for surfing lessons, you need to go to the Kona side of the island.

Do you have internet access?
Yes, we have a wireless internet in the main building, Hawaiian rooms 1 - 4, The Bamboo room and the Bali house. Just bring your own lap top. You will have to sign a waiver for our solar system. The wireless does not reach The Cedar Cabin, Pine Cabin or Coconut Cabin (yet).

Do you have guest laundry service at Yoga Oasis?

If you are on the Yoga teacher's Training, laundry is included. For all other guests,.there is a little coin laundry in Pahoa (5 miles away) that guest may use. they also have a fluff and fold service for around $1.50 per pound.

Where is a good place for lunch and dinner?
The town of Pahoa, just 5 miles away, has great little restaurants to eat. You can find anything for the vegan, raw food, vegetarian and omnivore. There is a great health food store and deli. There are 2 Thai restaurants, Mexican, pele's kitchen, organic resturants, pizza place, and more little cafes, etc.. The city of Hilo, 25 miles away has even more food choices.

Do you have drop in classes open to the general public?
Yes, Monday - Friday 8 - 10 AM is our general class. Please call first to confirm the schedule. Drop in is $10.

What is your deposit and refund policy?
If you cancel more than 30 days in advance there is no charge.
If you cancel less than 30 days in advance there are charged 50% of the room fee.
If you cancel less than 14 days in advance you are charged 100% of the room fee.
The charges are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Do you recommend any places to stay in Oahu (near Honolulu)?
There is one bed breakfast and yoga place on the north shore, click on link above. Or, just search the net, there are endless amount of accommodations.

I'm arriving late into Hilo and will not be able to get to Yoga Oasis before dark. Do you know of any places to stay?
Yes, there are many places to stay in Hilo. For those on a budget there is Arnott's Lodge. A little nicer there is Uncle Billy's.

What else is there to do and see near Yoga Oasis ?

Water falls
Geothermal hot ponds
Hike Volcano National Park
Watch hot lava flowing from the mountain

lava on road

We are 45 min. drive from Volcano National Park

For up to date lava conditions call:

Swim at black sand beaches
Shop at the farmers market
Hike and swim at green lake & mountain
Sweat in sauna steam caves
Stroll through Lava Tree state park
Surf at Pohoiki beach - bring a board !
Snorkel at the Kapoho tide pools
Explore 26 acres of tropical grounds and gardens

beach walking

Here are a few suggestions on items to bring: comfortable yoga clothes, sunscreen lotion, bathing suit, beach towel, umbrella, snorkel, mask, fins, hat, flip flops, (no shoes allowed inside the buildings), a sweater for the evenings, flashlight, mosquito repellent, tea tree oil, surf or boogie board, and rain poncho.

We are on solar power so we ask you not to bring any electric appliances such as blow dryers, electric shavers, etc... You can bring a lap top computer if you wish.

For Your Information:

This is a retreat to get away from it all, and we are away from it all.

We look forward to seeing you at the Yoga Oasis !!!

- Aloha

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