A most powerful retreat that exceeded expectations! The connections that were formed and special time with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Das were so special.
By Ronald M for Maui Altar of Love Retreat | Music, Yoga, Ocean Adventures & Healing on 29 Jan, 2023
The Alter of Love Retreat was divine! So nurturing, healing, and joyous. The food was amazing and the accommodations very comfortable. The sacred space created by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda was precious, attracting some lovely travelers to share the journey with. The outings were lovely, and the music outstanding. And the yoga classes have spoiled me for any future class that I might attend! So much love and gratitude...
By Holly W for Maui Altar of Love Retreat | Music, Yoga, Ocean Adventures & Healing on 27 Jan, 2023
This was a beautiful trip, fantastic people, great food, music, snorkeling, whale watching and so much more! Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are wonderful guides and it was an absolute joy to be with them. I had an excellent, heart warming and fabulous time!
By Tara C for Maui Altar of Love Retreat | Music, Yoga, Ocean Adventures & Healing on 25 Jan, 2023


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