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

Whale Spirit Sanctuary

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

11 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: Dolphin Swims/Free Time/Ocean Activities

-9am: Breakfast

-10am-1pm: Afternoon activities (cacao ceremony, Chanting workshop, yoga, or meditation)

-1pm-2pm: Lunch

-2pm-4pm: Free Time

-4pm-6pm: Yoga led by Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda Yogiji 

-6:30pm: Dinner 

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

***Check in is 3pm on the 7th and check out is 10am on the 12th. ***

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
only 2 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
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
4 left

A comfortable room with a queen size bed with a shared bathroom in the main building.   

Deposit: $500
Single Standard Room
only 1 left

A comfortable room with a shared bathroom in the main building.   

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Single Room
5 left

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 Yogiji
11 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!


Jaya Lakshmi is a sweet soul with a beautiful voice and a loving heart. We were really blessed to share so much time with her!! The Whale Spirit Sanctuary has the best view of the bay where we snorkeled every day on a variety of beaches, swimming with dolphins!! Food fantastic abundance well flavored almost totally vegan and organic. Yoga classes with lots of pranayama, and going at my own pace without criticism. The downside for me were the insects, millipedes in particular, that crawled all over our floor and could not be avoided. I had a wonderful time anyway, but I felt obligated to warn people ahead of time of the creepy millipedes. Join Jaya Lakshmi for a heartwarming vacation!!!
By Radha V for Hawaii Dolphin, Chanting, Yoga Retreat | Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda Yogiji on 15 Sep, 2021
Thank you Lakshmi and Ananda for the incredible journey in Sedona. All of our expectations were exceeded! Starting with the morning yoga/breath work to the delicious meals made with love from Victoria to our sunsets hikes with beautiful music. It was a pleasure getting to know everyone and look forward to meeting again. Thank you Lakshmi and Ananda!
By Simone C for Sedona Red Rocks | Soul Journey | Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji on 06 Jul, 2021
This retreat was transformational and I'm so grateful to Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji. Their Sattva Yoga Practices took me to new places. The food was amazing (I'm vegan and there were so many filling options). The music on the gorgeous rocks overlooking Sedona was a time of real bonding amongst participants and even walks to the watering holes filled us with laughter and joy. I'll look forward to the next gathering with them and the wonderful people they attract.
By Dawn I for Sedona Red Rocks | Soul Journey | Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji on 03 Jul, 2021
Truly a great experience all around, making it hard to point out a highlight! Loved it all from the amazing accommodations to the heart felt healing music. Definitely a retreat to remember❣
By Luis C for Sedona Red Rocks | Soul Journey | Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji on 02 Jul, 2021
Our 5 day retreat in Sedona, AZ with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji was truly amazing. Kundalini yoga in the morning opened my eyes to the power of breathwork to help me shed layers of my old stories and get closer to my soul. The food was amazing, plant based and full of goodness and was prepared with love. During this summer retreat, we went to delightful swimming holes in Oak Creek during the hot part of the day, and hiked on the Sedona cliffs in the evening. Once we got to our hiking destination, Lakshmi and Ananda led kirtans and sang heartfelt songs as the sun set. It felt truly sublime to join in song in that magnificent red rock setting. We also had a powerful cacao ceremony on the Solstice. The other guests were like minded seekers and it was a delight to get to know them. Oh, and the serene, beautiful and comfortable accommodations made for a very pleasant stay. I would heartily encourage anyone who loves yoga, hiking, great people and good food to join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda on a Soul Journey.
By Rebecca W for Sedona Red Rocks | Soul Journey | Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji on 02 Jul, 2021
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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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