Yoga + Surf Camp

Olowalu, HI 96761, USA

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

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
  • Facebook verified
41 reviews

$NaN
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 trip on the Road to Hana. 


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

Stay

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.

Play

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. 

Taste

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: 


 https://www.travelexinsurance.com/covid19


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
  • Airfare

Available Packages

Dorm Cabin
only 2 left

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. 

$3,500
Deposit: $300
Double Occupancy Tentalow
only 2 left

Glamping at it's finest. This tentalow offers two single beds, a front porch, and outdoor shower.  Bathrooms (toilets) are shared but showers are private.  You will have one roommate.

$4,600
Deposit: $300
Private Tentalow
only 1 left

Enjoy your own private tentalow with private shower.   This is private, single room.

$5,400
Deposit: $500

Available options

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Itinerary

Aloha
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


DD
Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
41 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.

Reviews

The yoga retreat to Tulum was just what I needed to restore my mind and body during the harsher winter months. Shelley has a gift for curating memorable and meaningful travel experiences that provide a mix of adventure, relaxation, and community. The location was perfect, the food was incredible, and best of all, I connected with some amazing people. I left the retreat feeling completely fulfilled. I’m signed up for two more trips with DDY Travels this year and I’m already planning my itinerary for 2023!
By Jennifer S for Winter Escape to Amansala on 10 Feb, 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, Tezmcal, Grande Cenote, and the Mayan healing 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 for Winter Escape to Amansala on 04 Feb, 2022
We always know it is going to be a great trip with we see you sign up, Teddi! Tulum is a magical place, but the trip was more special with you on it. Can we go back now??? See you in Greece!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 04 Feb, 2022
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The Retreat was well planned and I loved all the yoga/breath work sessions. The extra activities were great as well. I could have done without the sweat lodge--cramming a bunch of people together for an hour during a pandemic was really irresponsible of Amansala, but at least none of us got covid. The rooms were nice with the exception of the first room I stayed in (traffic noise all night long), and the food was terrific. The setting was beautiful and all in all it was a wonderful experience.
By Sharon S for Winter Escape to Amansala on 03 Feb, 2022
It was a pleasure meeting you and having you on the retreat, Sharon. The activities like sweat lodge are always optional, and everyone should make choices based on their comfort level. We do everything we can to keep our retreats safe and healthy, including requiring vaccinations. We will always make the best judgements we can. Thanks for joining us!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 03 Feb, 2022
DD
Yet another magical retreat!! Amansala is such a beautiful resort; the food was amazing, the staff absolutely fabulous, and the views were breathtaking! The yoga shales definitely set the atmosphere for intentional breath and movement. The excursions were phenomenal! Thank you DDY Travels and Amansala for making this the winter escape of my dreams!!! Looking forward to going back!!
By Kendra G for Winter Escape to Amansala on 02 Feb, 2022
Always fun to have YOU Kendra. See ya in Greece!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 02 Feb, 2022
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KC
A wonderful trip all around, 5 stars.
By Kaylee C for Winter Escape to Amansala on 02 Feb, 2022
I can't wait to see you in the Dominican Republic, Kaylee. Thanks for trusting us with your travel and for being such a pleasure to travel with!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 02 Feb, 2022
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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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