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The Fairmont Orchid

March 22, 2011 10:00 ET

Floating Yoga Makes Its Way to the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii Resort

KOHALA COAST, HI--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - The Fairmont Orchid, a luxury AAA Four Diamond Hawaii hotel has recently added Flo-yo to its list of water fitness offerings. Practiced on a stand-up paddle board, Flo-yo (Floating Yoga), connects the mind, body and breath while balancing above the calm waters of Hawaii and demonstrates benefits of building strength through balance and resistance. Flo-yo takes stand-up paddle boarding beyond just riding the waves, it's an ideal sport to learn on flat bodies of water and incorporates a fun workout with the sensation of walking on water. A total core workout; stand-up paddling and Flo-yo work your entire body and mind.

"We are delighted to be able to offer Flo-yo to our guests. It is a great workout that is perfect for anyone who would like to take yoga to an entirely new level, while also taking in the natural beauty of our surroundings. Each class is different and the spontaneity of the ocean with turtles gliding up to your board, and fish dancing along the waves always makes for a fun class," explains Donica Shouse, the Hawaii resort's lead Flo-yo instructor. 

The hour-long classes are offered Monday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. (while the waters are still calm) and include a warm up, sun salutations, balancing poses and paddle techniques followed by 40 minutes of floating yoga. The boards are weighted down with a hand weights attached to the leash plug, ensuring the boards stay within one area. Previous yoga or stand up paddle board experience is recommended. A complete listing of Beach Activities and more information on The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii hotel can be found by visiting

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About The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on the Big Island is a AAA Four Diamond luxury destination resort on 32 oceanfront acres offering 538 guestrooms on the island's northwestern coast. Facilities and services include the Hawaiian-inspired Spa Without Walls with 10 waterfall hale (hut) and 5 oceanside cabanas, authentically local daily beach and cultural activities, golf, tennis and water sports, year-round children's program, six delectable restaurants and expansive indoor and outdoor meeting facilities all surrounded by service with Aloha.

Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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