Hawaii Dolphin, Chanting, Yoga Retreat | Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda Yogiji

Whale Spirit Sanctuary

Jaya Lakshmi And Ananda
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Sep 7 - 12, 2021
Group size: 7 - 17
Hawaii Dolphin, Chanting, Yoga Retreat | Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda Yogiji
Whale Spirit Sanctuary

Jaya Lakshmi And Ananda
  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Sep 7 - 12, 2021
Group size: 7 - 17

About this trip

Have you dreamed of swimming with dolphins in the wild?  Are you someone who is called to Hawaii and the ocean life? How about mantra chanting and yoga?  Then please consider joining us for 5 magical days 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 two years ago 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.  In addition, everyone arriving to Hawaii will need to take a Covid 19 test. Those who have taken a vaccine may not need to take a test by September.  This is about as low risk as we can offer for in person events. For more info on Hawaii travel in regards to Covid 19, click here.

These retreats are so magical and we hope you can join us.  Please register asap as these retreats have filled in the past.  

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.  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.  

*Check out some examples of our yoga classes, workshops and music: Click Here

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 Yogiji. 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 to expect? 

-Being in the water with Spinner Dolphins

-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 some examples of our yoga classes, workshops and music: Click Here

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.  

*Check out these stunning pics of the center. Click Here.  

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

Sample day at the retreat:

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

-9am: Breakfast

-10am-1pm: Free time/Ocean Activities

-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 organic vegetarian meals a day. 

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.   

Snorkel Equipment: 

We recommend you buy snorkel equipment and bring it to Hawaii. It's about the same price as if you were going to rent it and probably better quality.  We recommend brands Cressi or US Divers. But here are are some options on Amazon.  

Option 1

Option 2


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.  

Hope you can join us!!

What’s included

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

Available Packages

Shared Standard Room w/Friend/Relative
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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
Shared Deluxe Room w/Friend or Relative
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Select this package if you want to split a room with a friend or relative. There will be two separate beds in the room and a private bathroom.  Max 2 people in a room.  

Deposit: $500
Standard Couples Room
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A comfortable room with a queen size bed with a shared bathroom in the main building.   

Deposit: $500
Single Standard Room
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A comfortable room with a shared bathroom in the main building.   

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Single Room
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A comfortable room with a private bathroom. 

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Couple's Room
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 Deluxe room with a private bathroom.  

Deposit: $500

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Jaya Lakshmi And Ananda
6 reviews
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji 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 16 albums since 2011 and are favorites in the mantra music genre. They are also well loved for their uplifting, heart centered, and transformative yoga classes. Their retreats incorporate not only their incredible offerings but also cultural adventures as well. Join these two for heart opening magic!


This Hawaiian retreat with Lakshmi and Ananda was restoring, healing And super fun! Intertwining yoga practices, community with the nature and Aloha spirit of the Hawaiian Islands was rejuvenating and strengthening to my heart and soul. I am so grateful for this journey and the leap of faith and courage that took me there. It was truly an investment in my path! Thanks so much, Lakshmi and Ananda!
By Bridget O for Hawaii Dolphin, Whale, Yoga & Chanting Retreat on 12 Feb, 2021
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
By Lisa B for A Dolphin & Whale Retreat in Hawaii (w/Yoga & Chanting) on 18 Feb, 2020
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.
By Laurie M for A Dolphin & Whale Retreat in Hawaii (w/Yoga & Chanting) on 18 Feb, 2020
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.
By joe m for A Dolphin & Whale Retreat in Hawaii (w/Yoga & Chanting) on 08 Feb, 2020
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.
By Mili N for A Shamanic Yoga - Soul Journey on 24 Dec, 2019
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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 H on 25 Oct, 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 H on 25 Oct, 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 18 Oct, 2019
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