Historic Paia Train Depot turned Cafe and Yoga Center on Maui
In the not so distant past a train traversed some of north Maui’s rugged terrain. The Paia Train Depot was a stopping point for the freight and passenger line which connected Haiku and Kahului. The freight on this train line was pineapple and sugar, but the Paia station also served as an important passenger link from 1884 to 1966. The train had to traverse the Maliko Gulch on a trestle, finally reaching Kahului on the northwest coast with it’s freight and passengers.
Now, this charming historical landmark stands as a center of activity for food, fitness, and fun just minutes from Maui’s famed North Shore beaches. Within the arches of this unique structure the Maui Yoga & Dance Shala and the Island Fresh Cafe welcome locals and visitors from around the world to participate in a variety of yoga & dance classes and trainings or to experience delicious locally sourced meals. The Maui Yoga Shala is a place for feeling and expressing the beauty of the human spirit – a portal for all seekers to connect deeply with their own bodies and each other, and move as their hearts desire. Yoga teacher trainings and retreats are offered year round contributing to the vibrant energy exchange between people from all walks of life interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.