Four Seasons Lana’i was named this year’s overall winner for ISPA Innovation of the Year award for its Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience.

The award was given out on-stage at the ISPA conference and expo last week in Phoenix, Arizona, US; the Four Seasons Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience received the most votes from ISPA members.

Four Season Lana’i Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience provides a chance for humans and horses to connect in the natural world, enjoying yoga, meditation and a shared space.

Taking place at sunset, the service allows guests to experience yoga with horses in their natural environment, and aims to provide a higher level of mind, body and spirit connection through nature.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this honour,” said Shaw Cote, spa director at Four Seasons Resort Lana’i. “At Hawanawana Spa at Four Seasons Lana’i, we have been dedicated to creating exceptional experiences that weave in aspects of our secluded paradise for a richer visit. Zen Horse Sunset Yoga came out of a desire to bring a deeply personal yoga practice into a truly magical backdrop shared with our sentient horses just as the sun sets behind pine tree-ringed pastures.”

The ISPA Innovate Awards are designed to recognise members who lead the way with ground-breaking innovations that advance the spa industry.

“We are so excited to recognize Four Season Lana’i and their truly unique experience,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “We hope this innovative spa experience inspires other spa properties to create new, creative spa offerings, furthering the growth of our industry.”