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Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center

Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center offers a peaceful and sacred place for yoga and meditation retreats in the wonderful Big Island of Hawaii.

Instructors 2

Michelle LeHegarate

Michelle is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, specializing in Vinyasa, Prenatal and Yin yoga styles. Having taught predominantly in Canada since early 2015, she is excited to be sharing her passion for yoga internationally. She enjoys combining a vigorous asana practice with yogic philosophy and slower, more meditative fascial release. Her goal in teaching is to create balance in people’s lives by holding space and cultivating silence.

Alex Tomkins

Alex was born and bred in Milton Keynes, UK. She discovered yoga wile studying in New York City and completed her 200 Hour Certification in February 2016. Alex has taught over 200 hours of classes and completed teacher training in prenatal yoga. Expect meditation, pranayama, reference to the yogic teachings and use of mantras. Be ready to laugh, smile, discover, and most importantly have fun! She hopes that through yoga, she can help others to return to a natural state of happiness and true bliss!

Reviews 9

Tom E Johansen

from Spanish State, January 2018

Maryann Tekverk

from United States, January 2018

"Kicked out on Christmas after booking in August "

The staff and yoga instructors are wonderful and the location is gorgeous, though off the beaten path.

Marina Ramirez

from Canada, December 2017

"Serene getaway"

I liked having my own cabin, enjoyed the lush off grid environment. The way staff made me feel at home, the delicious healthy meals and the yoga every morning was a great way to start my Day. I loved the “outdoor” showers. It’s location made out a great home base to see attractions on that side of the island.


from United States, June 2017

"Kirpal Rocks!"

I felt very welcomed by the staff during my stay at Kirpal, everyone was so nice and fun to chat with over dinner! I really enjoyed morning yoga and the absolutely beautiful scenery. It will relax anyone, just try.

Testimonials 1

Adrienne F. Minnesota

TripAdvisor website

My preschooler and I had a wonderful stay at KMEC! I am not sure which part we loved the most: exploring the exotic fruit trees on the property, spending time with new friends in the community kitchen, the unique bathrooms that overlook the "jungle", or our cozy cabin that was clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and always available to assist. We just loved it and would be extremely grateful if we ever have the opportunity to return!

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