A Valentine's Dolphin, Whale, Yoga and Chanting Retreat in Hawaii

Whale Spirit Sanctuary

5 reviews
Feb 10 - 15, 2021
Group size: 7 - 25
A Valentine's Dolphin, Whale, Yoga and Chanting Retreat in Hawaii
Whale Spirit Sanctuary

5 reviews

Deposit: $500
Feb 10 - 15, 2021
Group size: 7 - 25

About this trip

Have you dreamed of swimming with dolphins and whales?  Are you someone who is called to Hawaii and the ocean life?  How about mantra chanting and yoga?  Want to gift your beloved with an extra special gift over Valentines? Then please consider joining us for 5 magical days over Valentine's Day to celebrate love on the islands of aloha.  

We'll be staying at the beautiful Whale Spirit Sanctuary on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It is just a half mile from the famed Kealakekua Bay.  This bay is world renowned for spectacular snorkeling and regular visits by pods of spinner dolphins.  Please check out this video that was made last year of this same retreat: https://youtu.be/MZ5c-Ya25Tk

*Covid-19 Concerns: Our Hawaii retreats are held at the Whale Spirit Sanctuary.  Literally everything there is open air and the rooms are far apart from each other.  This is about as low risk as we can offer for in person events. Currently you only need to take a state approved Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival and test negative to enter. Hawaii does require specific tests and to register with the state. For more info on that, click here.

If you are interested, we recommend you put a deposit down and save your spot. We are currently offering a full refund up to 10 days prior for Covid related issues.  After that, there will not be a refund but you can pay it forward to a future retreat with us. These retreats are so magical and we hope you can join us.  

Is this for me?  

Sea life 

This retreat will open the door to up close encounters with some of the most loving creatures on Earth, the spinner dolphins and humpback whales.  Regardless of your swimming abilities, we will do our best to guide you with up close encounters with these magical sea creatures. 

Yoga and Chanting 

This retreat will also help deepen your love and practice of chanting, bhakti,  yoga, and ceremony in a majestic and elevating environment.  We will sing and dance our hearts open. We will rejuvenate, relax, and explore yoga as a practice of embodying spirit in a heart opening and devotional way.  Through daily meditation and chanting you will refine your perspective of these practices and yourself.  

To take a yoga class with us or just get a feel, click here.  

To see live videos of our music, click here

Celebrating Your Relationship

For those of you who come with a significant other, this is going to be a weekend to remember. We have found no place on Earth that is more loving and nurturing than these Hawaiian islands. With all the activities and practices we will do during the week, you are poised to go deeper into your love and open new dimensions of relating.  We will do specific yogic practices and meditations to deepen your love and clear blocks in communication and energy.  

The retreat is open to all people and of all levels of yoga and kirtan experience.  Each participant will practice according to their individual needs guided by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda. Loving care, attention and support for your experience will always be available.  This retreat is truly a gift to yourself!

*If you want to bring your family (children), we would love that!  Please contact us to arrange that and for pricing discounts. 

What a prior retreat participant said about our retreats: Click Here.

What to expect? 

-Being in the water with Spinner Dolphins

-Whale Boat Excursion (Potential of being in the water with humpback whales)

-Snorkeling in stunning coral reefs with sea turtles and colorful fish

-Evening chant circles 

-Daily Sattva Himalayan Kundalini Yoga (All Levels) 

-Cacao Ceremony

-Comfortable and beautiful rooms and retreat center

-Natural and Chemical Free Retreat Center

-Gourmet Organic Vegetarian/Vegan Meals

*Check out our yoga videos here: https://jayalakshmiandananda.com/kundalini-yoga-videos

*Check out videos here: https://jayalakshmiandananda.com/live-experience-with-the-saraswati-dream-band-2016

Whale Spirit Sanctuary

WhaleSpirit Sanctuary is a magical, nurturing and inspirational place to experience the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii.  It is a balinese style, uniquely charming, sacred-retreat destination designed for comfort and relaxation.  The sanctuary is at 350 feet elevation and has breathtaking views of Kealakekua Bay.  It is located within minutes of some of the island’s best waters to swim and see whales, dolphins, turtles and other amazing marine life.  

This eco-friendly sanctuary is natural, chemical free with beautiful gardens.  They continue to nurture and grow mango, fig, papaya, avocado, lilikoi, banana, and citrus with several new gardens filling up with fresh herbs and vegetables.  

*Please visit their website by clicking here.

*Please look over the welcome guide as it will answer many of your questions. 

Sample day at the Altar of Love Retreat:

• 7am-9am: Yoga led by Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda 

• 9am: Breakfast

• 10am-1pm: Free time/Ocean Time

• 1pm-2pm: Lunch

• 2pm-4pm: Free Time

• 4pm-6pm: Afternoon activities (cacao ceremony, Chanting workshop, yoga, or meditation)

• 6:30pm: Dinner 

• 8pm-9pm: Evening Chant & Song Circle

All Inclusive Program Offers the Following:

  • Lodging
  • Three delicious vegetarian meals a day. 
  • Whale Boat Trip
  • All yoga and music sessions

Travel and Flight Details:

You'll most likely want to fly into Kailua/Kona airport.  Please be aware that the retreat does not include transportation to and from airport to the retreat center.  You can either rent a car for that time (recommended) or taxi/Uber/Lyft.  The retreat center is an hour south of the Kona airport. If you would prefer not to drive, we can try and link you up with another person coming and see if they would be willing to share a rental car.  Let us know asap.   


We strongly recommend our guests to purchase Travel Health Insurance. We will ensure your stay is peaceful, safe, and lovingly guided, however it is wise that should you need immediate attention you have insurance for your own personal well being.


Please note that the deposit reserves the room and is non-refundable. In certain cases Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda will offer to transfer the deposit to a future retreat or refund it fully if the room is reserved by another person. This is at their discretion.  

Covid-19 Refund: 

For Covid-19 related issues affecting health or travel, we will allow for a full refund up to 10 days prior. If it is within 10 days, we will keep the deposit unless someone can fill your spot. You will always be able to use your deposit for a future retreat.    


What’s included

  • Lodging
  • Meals
    All meals on site
  • Whale Boat Excursion
  • All Yoga & Music
  • Transportation
  • Snorkel Gear

Available Packages

Shared Deluxe Room w/Friend or Relative
6 left

Select this package if you want to split a room with a friend or relative. Max 2 people in a room. Please only select this if you know your friend or relative is signing up as well.  There will be two separate beds in the room and a shared bathroom with one or two other people.  There are also two other bathrooms near by, so a total of 3 shared bathrooms that are close proximity. 

Deposit: $500
Single Standard Room
only 3 left

A room in the main building with a shared bathroom. Bathroom is shared with one to two other people. 

Deposit: $500
Single Deluxe Room
only 3 left

Queen size bed with private bathroom.

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Couple's Room
4 left

Queen size bed with private bathroom.

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

Shared Deluxe Room w/Friend or Relative

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

Jaya Lakshmi And Ananda
5 reviews
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are a dynamic duo that have specialized in offering mantra and English heart songs, Kundalini and Sattva Yoga, Ecstatic Dance (Kirtronica) and cacao ceremony. They have released 12 albums since 2011 and our favorites in the mantra music genre. They are also well loved for their grounded, heart centered, and fun yoga classes with live music. Their retreats incorporate not only their incredible offerings but also cultural adventures as well. Join these two for heart opening magic!


So much to say about this transformational experience. For me the Big Island is my jam. I go there often. Experiencing my island with these two beautiful souls and the people they brought together was magical. The retreat center was peaceful and beautiful. The Sunset from our private oasis on the hillside of Kealakekua Bay breathtaking. The food delicious and plentiful with our private chef. It was all I love and needed on my island at that time. Great spirits, yoga, chanting, beaches , water, sun, swimming with the ancient history keepers. Music from the heart with heartfelt souls dancing into the night. Yes it was that good. Lisa B
It was a dream come true! Our lovely, talented hosts, the gorgeous setting, beautiful live music, yoga with chanting, delicious food, and the other guests were all so wonderful! Also loved our darling chef Maria & insight visit with Kumu a wise Hawaiian gentleman.
Amazing trip! My first retreat and I would definitely come back! Great serene location for yoga and views of the bay. If you need some time away from the craziness of life and time to connect with yourself and nature I'd recommend this trip. Annanda & Jaya were amazing integrating music, yoga and coordinating the whale and dolphin trip. Thanks so much. Be sure to rent a car.
It was the best trip of my lifetime!!!! Meticulously choreographed by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Ji, it was blissfully divine. Villa Sumaya, where they choose to offer their retreat, was simply outstanding!!! Not only was it magnificent architecturally, they offered an array of unique services, they have the most efficient and friendly staff, and their 3 vegetarian per day is yummy. I look forward to being there again soon.
I absolutely loved this trip! It combined just the perfect set of elements that truly allowed my spirit to soar into a place of pure bliss. Jaya Laksmi and Ananda are beautiful souls and what is transmitted through their music and teaching is something that touches me deeply. I loved the location at the Sacred Earth Temple. The environment was relaxing and absolutely stunning. The circular space of the temple with windows that showed the most amazing view of land meeting ocean meeting sky soothed my soul and activated my senses. I also loved the crytsalline energy in the space. The meals were amazing and I enjoyed the eating area. The accomodations were perfect for me as I kind of love a little more wild and a little less of the day to day conveniences. It was joyful for me to leave my room and walk to the composting toilet especially in the early morning as it gave me an opportunity to see the star lit sky ... I got to see galaxies I never ever would have seen otherwise. I also enjoyed not having electricity. It was a nice contrast and made me feel closer to the earth. I know the one complaint that I heard from others had to do with the accomodations. I feel if this were more designated spaces for retreat participants to stay then some others would have been more comfortable. However, for me personally, I LOVED my bed, my view, my roomate Janelle and having to walk outdoors to use the bathroom and shower. I truly enjoyed all aspects of this trip! The boat rides were exquisiste, the music blew my heart wide open, the Maui land connects me so deeply with the Earth and Sky; the pure love, wisdom, humbleness and playfulness transmitted by Lakshmi and Ananda was a gift (of course:) and all of the particiapants became soul family almost instantly. I am just so happy that I went on this journey! Love Everlasting!


A beautiful musical and magical spiritual journey we will remember for a lifetime. Perfect balance of kundalini, music & chants, ceremonies, great vegetarian food, new friends, and exciting adventures. During our whale excursion, we summoned these wonderful great beings with music and drumming. On our first swim, a Momma and baby whale approached us and came eye to eye with us, then offered a high 5 with its fin before cruising back into the wild deep blue from whence they came. Wahe Guru! Lakshmi and Ananda led us to this magical experience. They are great musicians, teachers, guides, and just wonderful people we feel grateful to have gotten to know and become friends with. Hence we are headed to the Guatemala retreat and look forward to another magical journey. Sat Nam, Fez & Kellye
By Kellye Howell on Oct 25, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our retreat in Hawaii with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda. So much so that we are doing it again! The intimate chanting every evening was a dream come true. The whale excursions were an amazing experience that we will never forget! Waking up with kundalini yoga and the accompanying live music was fantastic. The cacao ceremony was a deeply enriching experience. Our whole family was made to feel very welcome and we created friendships that will last a lifetime. The kirtronica on the last evening was an absolutely blast, heart opening and uplifting! Looking forward to more adventures and much love to Jaya Lakshmi and Amanda. Wahe Guru!
By Ryan & Bobbi Henderson on Oct 25, 2019
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda create the most amazing space, whether it’s an Alter of love Weekend or a Hawaii retreat, they truly hold sacred space. The love that they share with the world is incredible. Kirtronica, kundalini Yoga, Music, Chanting, cacao. They bridge so many modalities and tickle your heart of life. You allways leave with a new sense of self, love, and connection. Give Thanks ?
By Ocean Travelers on Oct 18, 2019
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