Wailea Beach, which fronts the Grand Wailea, will be the site of Maui’s first Maui Beach Yoga Day in honor of National Yoga Month. Next Sunday, Sept. 30, join Grand Wailea trainer and lululemon ambassador Nancy Lawrence for a free beach yoga event.
“We wanted to create an event that promoted community and outdoor fitness while taking advantage of our beautiful island home,” says Sharon Ogawa, director of the Grand Wailea’s Spa Grande. “No matter what your fitness level is, yoga is the ideal exercise routine because it works the entire body through simple movements and proper breathing.”
Hatha yoga is a low-impact type of practice focused on breathing, easily picked up by those new to yoga or anyone recuperating. Lawrence will lead a Hatha yoga class with help from fellow yoga ambassadors Amber Lee, Jennifer Lauer and Brenna Miles. Lawrence has been the lead fitness and yoga instructor for Spa Grande for 20 years. Following the class, Chelsea Dimin will lead a meditation session that will take participants on a 10-year envisioning of their ideals.
There will be raffles, prizes and a contest will be held for the person who brings the most people with them. Participants will sign in at 6:30pm at the Grand Wailea (six years old is the minimum age to participate). Towels will be provided, and attendees can bring their own mats. Prizes include a lululemon yoga mat, gym bag and a Spa Grande training session.
“Sometimes the way to a healthier and fit lifestyle starts with the support of family and friends,” says Dimin.