When you are on vacation, getting a free something is always a plus. At Lululemon Ala Moana Center, there is a Sunday morning weekly yoga class for any level of yogis starting at 8:30 a.m. If you have not partied too much the night before and want to get a head start on Sunday morning, or if you simply need to wake up after a big party night, you can enjoy a happy morning weekend yoga class at Lululemon (fitness retail store) Ala Moana Shopping Center.
Good morning at Ala Moana!
Ala Moana Center is one of the most popular shopping centers in Honolulu. It is close to Waikiki, making the mall’s accessibility a very attractive point. It also faces a beautiful beach park called Ala Moana Beach Park, so if you want to get some fresh air after a busy shopping session, here is the perfect place to go.
There are many restaurants in the mall, but also a big food court so you can eat and drink there or buy some snacks to have a picnic at the beach park. Ala Moana Shopping Center is an ideal shopping center for both the tourists and the locals, where you get to enjoy plenty of fun activities including a free yoga class at Lululemon.
Let’s line up for a yoga class!
A free morning yoga class takes place before the store opens on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. All local yogis, from experienced to novices, as well as some tourists, gather in front of the store. Some start lining up as early as 8:00 a.m., but in general, Lululemon never turns any yogis away so getting there 15 minutes before the class would be perfect to get a spot (Although it is rare, sometimes people just can’t fit all in the class, so I recommend you arrive before 8:30 a.m.) Like any physical activity, there is a waiver for the first timers, thus getting there a little early is definitely recommended.
What to expect at Lululemon yoga class?
If you have never been to Lululemon or even if you have been to the store, people are always curious where the yoga class is held. Well, it is held in the store where you usually shop! Since the class is offered before the store hours, Lululemon staff clear the space for many people to fit in. If you are used to shopping at Lululemon, it feels a little funny at first, but the picture above illustrates how the store looks for the yoga class.
In addition, many people wonder if you have to wear full Lululemon clothes and gears to attend a class. The answer is no! Of course, Lululemon has high quality and fashionable yoga outfits as well as running wear, but you can go in any yoga/fitness wear you like to attend the class.
What should we bring to the class?
If you do not need to wear Lululemon yoga wear, what do you need to bring for the class? You want to bring your own yoga mat, but if you do not have one, don’t worry! The store has some yoga mats for those who do not have one, so even a traveler can step in this free class. However, You should bring your own drink and a towel because each week, you do not know what kind of yoga class you are taking before getting there. Each week, Lululemon hosts yoga instructors from different yoga studios around Honolulu. Thus, one week could be about power yoga and the following week about Ashtanga.
The space is large, but since the store can get a little crowded, the air might get pretty hot and steamy, so you want to stay hydrated during and after the practice.
More free classes!
If you want to enjoy other physical activities as well, why not joining the Lululemon Run Club? On top of the Sunday morning free yoga class, Lululemon offers a free Wednesday evening run practice. The theme of the run club is to have fun so if you want to meet local runners and run around beautiful Hawaii, this is for you! Like the yoga class, all levels are welcome, so you can enjoy running outdoors and seeing a beautiful sunset right around Diamond Head, as part of an active travel journey on your vacation to Hawaii.
Become a yogi in Hawaii!
When you are traveling, meeting local people always make your trip twice, three times or even more exciting and engaging. If you are an active person, doing something like yoga together with locals would be a great way to meet healthy and happy locals, who could introduce you to places you cannot find in usual travel guides. The fact that the yoga class is free at Lululemon Ala Moana Center really encourages a lot of people with different backgrounds, novice or experienced, to give it a try! Since it is at the mall, you can get an active start of the day and then have some brunch at the mall to have a productive Sunday morning.
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