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? 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 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. You will need to take a NAAT Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival and test negative to enter. To see where you can take that kind of test, 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?
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.
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)
-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
-10am-1pm: Free time/Ocean Activities
-2pm-4pm: Free Time
-4pm-6pm: Afternoon activities (cacao ceremony, Chanting workshop, yoga, or meditation)
-8pm-9pm: Evening Chant & Song Circle
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.
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.
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.
A comfortable room with a shared bathroom in the main building.
A comfortable room with a private bathroom.
A comfortable room with a queen size bed with a shared bathroom in the main building.
Deluxe room with a private bathroom.
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.