Yoga + Surf Camp

      Olowalu, HI 96761, USA

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      56 reviews
      Jan 21 - 27, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 16
      Yoga + Surf Camp
      Olowalu, HI 96761, USA

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      • Email address verified
      56 reviews

      Jan 21 - 27, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 16

      About this trip

      Shelley Carroll and Cara Griffin are teaming up to create Ohana in this curated yoga and surf camp adventure retreat.  Ohana means family in Hawaiian. The family you are born into, and the family you choose. Ohana emphasizes that families are bound together, and members must cooperate and remember one another. In Hawaiian culture, family is everything.  We will create Ohana together on this magical retreat!

      We are not tourists.  We are visitors and travelers to this magical and special land, and this retreat will allow you to visit Maui, responsibly, ethically, and in partnership with the locals and the land. 

       We will practice yoga, take surf lessons with the world famous Maui Surfer Girls,  explore Maui, and we will also practice Hawaiian cultural values and giving back to the land-- ‘aina. 

      Our adventures will include the West Maui Mountains, Iao Valley,  Waihe'e Ridge, Lahaina Town, and an epic adventure!

      We believe in keeping Hawaii beautiful and this trip is both planned to be socially, ethically, and ecologically responsible.  


      Aloha!  Welcome to beautiful Camp Olowalu. Choose between dorm style cabins on the beach or go glamping in a single or double tentalow.

      Camp Olowalu is located in Olowalu on the west side of Maui, offering incredible sunsets, and views of lanai, Kahoolawe, Molokini crater and on clear days - big island.  It is rustic, has it’s very own beach for turtle and whale watching, kayaking, and paddle boarding, and is located close to everything.

      Check in time is after 3pm on January 21 ,and check out is at 8am on January 27th.


      When we aren’t practicing yoga, learning to surf,  or lounging at Camp Olowalu, we will be exploring Maui with our local guides and experts. 

      We'll hike one of Maui's historical sites, Iao Valley State Park, visit Lahaina Town, climb the West Maui mountains to some of the most stunning views of Maui at Waihe'e Ridge, look for sea turtles and whales, and of course, surf’s up with Maui Surfer girls!   

      Want to continue the adventure?  Add on a road trip to Hana on January 27th, and stay an extra day. 


      Expect fresh food that will make you drool.  From organic, local fruit and produce to the best açaí and poké bowls you can ever imagine— Hawaii will not disappoint. 

      We will have our very own chef for most meals, and a few opportunities to check out the local flavors of Lahaina town and Maui Brewing Co!  Maui will delight vegetarians, vegans, and seafood lovers alike, and there is always more for our omnivores!  We even have some special local treats that you are going to talk about for years.  Just ask Ludacris!

      Give Back Hawaiian style -- ‘aina

      In addition to create Ohana, we will also practice Hawaiian cultural values and giving back to the land-- ‘aina. 

      Have fun, learn lots, get dirty, and open your mind new experiences.

      • Planting native plants and learning about the importance and uses of the plants that are around us.
      • Invasive species removal along a riparian corridor.
      • Cultural Science and History walk & talk.
      • Lo’i restoration.
      • Learning about the importance of freshwater flow and connectivity to the ocean.

      Participant Outcomes:

      • Reconnect our spirit to the ‘aina.
      • Learn about the Ahupua’a system within a Wahi Pana (storied place).
      • Create/Strengthen cultural foundation using site specific, placed based education.
      • Practice Hawaiian Cultural Values through ‘aina based education.
      • Have Fun!

      Refunds + COVID Policies

      All deposits and trips are non-refundable.   We will offer partial future travel vouchers for cancelations made 90 days or longer before travel, but can not offer refunds.  In some case, only partial vouchers may be available, depending on the policy of the resort.  All cancelations made within 90 days of travel are non-refundable.  

      We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip.  Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases: 

      Please note:  COVID vaccines are REQUIRED to travel with DDY Retreats.  Failure to obtain a vaccine may forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.  

      What’s included

      • Lodging
        6 nights at Camp Olowalu
      • Food
        Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
      • Surf Lessons
        Surf's up with the famous and unparalleled Maui Surfer Girls!
      • Explore Iao Valley
      • Visit Lahaina Town
      • Hiking Waihe'e Ridge

      What’s not included

      • Airfare

      Available Packages

      Dorm Cabin

      The beachside cabins are the most economical way to visit Maui.   Charming, rustic, with 3-4 single beds per cabin.   Fall asleep to the sounds of the oceans and the gentle Hawaiian breeze.  Shared bathrooms and showers are steps away. 

      Deposit: $500


      Welcome to Maui

      Aloha, spiritual traveler.  Welcome to your Maui Ohana, where we will make all of your Hawaiian dreams come true.  The word Ohana means means family.  The family you are born into, and the family you choose. Ohana emphasizes that families are bound together, and members must cooperate and remember one another. In Hawaiian culture, family is everything.  We will create Ohana together.

      Check in is after 4pm.  Please try and arrive in Hawaii by 3pm on January 21.  We will help you make travel arrangements to Camp Oluwalu.

      Our welcome dinner is at 6pm followed by a sleepy time yoga Nidra,   Get some ZZZZZZZs and get ready for a BIG first day!

      Your Organizer

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      56 reviews
      Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.


      My experience was incredible! The Dominican Jungle Treehouse was breathtaking and I plan to return in the future. The entire Yoga Retreat was beautiful with delicious wholesome food, a wonderful, friendly and attentive staff, inlcuding the manager Alex who was on top of every detail. It's a gorgeous, clean place like no other. Shelley Carrol models excellence in business and Dancing Dogs Yoga overdelivers!
      By Millicent S for Learn to Run Successful Retreats with DDY Travels on Sep 15, 2023
      Another epic retreat in the books!! Such an awesome way to kick off my 50th birthday celebration! The food was delicious, the yacht was gorgeous, and the crew was fantastic! The swim stops were phenomenal and I’m so glad we had the chance to see the blue grotto! That heat wave did not stop me from having a great experience!
      By Kendra G for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 31, 2023
      DDY Travels does it again. This was my second retreat and IT WAS EPIC! The accommodations & location were so luxurious and the challenge of doing yoga on a yacht was definitely a new experience. Such a perfect balance of yoga, meditation, relaxation, fun and adventure and the new friends made and experiences shared will forever be imprinted as some of the best times in my life. If you are thinking about joining a DDY Travels will not be disappointed. Find your paradise now.
      By Andrea J for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 25, 2023
      This retreat was such an incredible time. From the yoga itself, to exploring the National Park itself, to visiting the cactus garden at sunset, to exploring the town itself, Shelley created time and space to genuinely experience this magical space! I will always remember, however, that the desert is COLD in November!
      By sam k for Joshua Tree Yoga Adventure on Mar 09, 2023
      It was fun trip in a beautiful place!
      By Susan W for Yoga + Surf Camp on Feb 12, 2023
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      I was fortunate enough to complete my YTT at the Dominican Tree House Village in El Valle, Samana. I am so thankful for Shelley and being able to share my yoga story. Shelley is a woman of many virtues but my favorite is her being able to hold space for diverse populations in yoga (BIPOC/LGBTQIA+). I was supported during my learning journey, and encouraged throughout my training to continue to create space for other individuals like myself. Our training was well organized, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and a healthy balance between learning, resting, and adventure! I was paired with the best roommate and suite mates ever! I am terrified of being in the jungle but knowing I was there with three other women, made it so worth while. Finally, Emma made the most amazing Dominican cuisine for us daily and the Tree House Staff were so hospitable. I would absolutely go on another training/retreat with Shelley and the crew!
      By Chelsea E on 26 Oct, 2022
      What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
      By Theodora G on 04 Feb, 2022
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