Have you dreamed of swimming with dolphins and whales? Are you someone who is called to Hawaii and the ocean life? How about Kundalini Yoga and mantra chanting? Want to gift your beloved with an extra special gift over Valentines? If this all sparks your interest, 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 few miles 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 from this same retreat on Maui in 2017: https://youtu.be/FJDKH5hQRpc
Is this for me?
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, kundalini 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 in 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?
-Whale Boat Excursion (Most likely being in the water with humpback whales)
-Snorkeling in stunning coral reefs with giant turtles and colorful fishes
-Daily Kundalini Yoga (All Levels) with live music by us. One of us will lead while the other serenades.
-Evening chant circles
-Cacao Ceremony led by us.
-A night of Kirtronica-Ecstatic Dance and Chant
-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, 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.
-7am-9am: Yoga led by Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda (daily offerings of Kundalini Yoga and meditation as well as a few Anusara and Vinyasa Flow influenced classes)
-10am-1pm: Free time
-4pm-6pm: Afternoon activities (cacao ceremony, Chanting workshop, yoga, or meditation)
-8pm-9pm: Chant Circles/Free Time
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.
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.
What people said about the retreat three years ago:
It's hard to find the right words to describe the experience I had with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda at their retreat in Hawaii, but I'll take a stab at it: "amazing," "divine," and "blissful" come to mind. Nestled upon the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan, the setting was like paradise, and in addition to our daily yoga practice, we were treated to delicious, organic, locally-produced vegetarian/vegan meals, daily excursions to explore the nearby places of interest, music, storytelling, a cacao ceremony, did I leave anything out? We all bonded as a group and formed lasting friendships in a way that is truly rare. Can't recommend this adventure highly enough! -Bob MacColl ~Long Beach, CA
"I’m so grateful for the time I’ve spent on retreat with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda. These experiences have profoundly impacted my journey – deepening my connection with sacred sound, mantra, and yoga, as well as the land and local culture. I felt nourished and held in a space where it was easy to relax, practice living a healthy and intentional lifestyle, and simply enjoy the beauty of my surroundings and the connections that were forming – some of which have turned into life-long friendships!" Maggie Taurick
For those who want to share a room with a friend.
For those who want to share a room with a friend.