Join Jennie Lee, author of the new book, Breathing Love: Meditation in Action, in the healing waters of the Caribbean for the retreat of a lifetime. Swim with wild dolphins and practice yoga and meditation to nourish your heart and mind. This trip is sure to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
- Base Price: $1,995.00
- Start Date: 4/8/2018
- End Date: 4/14/2018
Swim with wild dolphins in the crystalline waters of Bimini, consciously breathe love as you meditate, and stretch into joy through daily yoga. Celebrating the release of Jennie Lee's new book, Breathing Love: Meditation in Action, we are joining in the healing waters of the Caribbean for a week retreat with WildQuest. Our yoga/meditation practice and daily communion with the dolphins will attune our consciousness to a high frequency for personal and collective healing and peace. The intention of Breathing Love is to open our hearts, and activate our joy. The dolphins are perfect companions for the journey.
They jump, splash, twirl, flip and dive, reminding us how to play again. When we swim with the dolphins, we are immersed in their sonic vibrations, which have a therapeutic effect, positively affecting mood, physical wellbeing, and consciousness. Sound is the creative life force (Aum) and these altruistic beings help us to breathe new life into what we most need and desire, and most certainly more love. Learning conscious breathing techniques and practicing them with these mystical creatures in the crystal Caribbean is ecstasy producing, helping us get in touch with our joyful inner spirit.
“One of the best weeks of my life – and I have been on many worldwide retreats. It was a perfect blend of personal growth, a variety of yoga practices, and group activities, all held in a gentle, loving energetic container in paradise. I will carry Jennie’s words and positive energy with me, and am so looking forward to the next retreat already.” ~Louise, 2017
“I came on retreat for spiritual growth and reconnecting with my true peaceful nature. This retreat gave me that and more!” ~Katherine 2017
The Island of Bimini
Meaning ‘Mother of Many Waters’ in Taino, Bimini is comprised of deserted white sand beaches, shimmering clear warm waters, welcoming islanders, colorful architecture, reggae and delicious restaurants. The closest island to Florida (50 miles) it is a paradise for diving and deep-sea fishing, as well as the very best place anywhere, to swim with wild dolphins! Some say Bimini is home to the ancient ‘lost City of Atlantis’ and the ‘Fountain of Youth.’ More recently the island was infamous as a favorite location for rum runners during Prohibition.
Healing Hole –The end of an underground network of freshwater tunnels, pumping cool, curative, mineral-laden springs of sulfur and lithium into a pool that all can enjoy.
Atlantis Road –Underwater rock formations, all in a line, under 18ft of water off the west coast of North Bimini may be the remains from the lost continent of ‘Atlantis’ as predicted by one of the famous prophesies of Edgar Cayce, who claimed the lost city would rise again at this spot.
Fountain of Youth – The sixteenth century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León led the first successful expedition to Florida, in search of the Fountain of Youth and made reference to its location on Bimini. Islanders suggest it might be the small freshwater well that emerges from the shallow pools on South Bimini.
The Daily Schedule
Sunrise - Meditation overlooking the tranquil bay in front of the retreat center.
Morning -Yoga flow in the ocean view studio. Varied forms of practice accessible to all levels of experience will include breathing techniques to relax and prepare you to meet the dolphins from a centered and peaceful place.
Breakfast - Healthy buffet to start your day.
Free Time – Enjoy the beach, a bike ride, kayaking, massage, hammock reading, you name it.
Lunch – Pack your own from a delicious selection of salads and sandwiches to take on the boat.
Cast off - DolphinQuest catamaran sets sail for dolphin swims and playtime in the turquoise blue waters.
(Sometimes the dolphins swim along the bow of the boat. Sometimes they stop for us to slide in and join them. Sometimes they stay a while, checking us out, diving down, coming up to meet us, so close.)
Sunset – Sail home, dance on the boat, stop for a swim, or peaceful meditation.
Dinner - Hot, delicious daily special at the retreat house and one night out on the town.
Free time - Evening beach stroll or yoga nidra, stargazing, fireside chats, impromptu chanting, silence, a glass of wine, midnight swim, who knows!
- All accommodations (Sunday night in Fort Lauderdale and five nights on the island based on double occupancy).
- Boat trips -5 days out weather permitting to swim with the dolphins, snorkel and sightsee.
- Group yoga & meditation sessions every day, suitable for all levels
- 3 meals per day (except for one dinner out on town)
- Shuttle transfer from the FLA hotel to the airport on Monday morning.
- Airport transfers on the island upon arrival and departure when travelling with the group.
- Complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles.
- CEU hours for Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teachers upon request.
What’s Not Included
• Travel costs to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
• Travel costs to and from Bimini. Group charter is $390.
• Crew Gratuities 10-15% of the retreat cost recommended.
• Single room / ocean view room upgrade optional.
• One group dinner out on Bimini.
• Individual bodywork sessions.
• Rental of snorkel equipment is $25/set or $10/fins only. Or you can bring your own.
• Bahamas Departure Tax $29. Subject to change. This must be paid in cash on departure from Bimini.
• Bahamas Airport Tax of $25. Subject to change.
• Travel insurance if desired.
Retreat center, single and double occupancy rooms, some ocean views.
ABOUT THE TEACHER + LEADER
Jennie Lee is the author of Breathing Love: Meditation in Action and True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment. A Yoga Therapist for the past 20 years, she coaches people in discovering how to lead peaceful, authentic lives, through the transformative practices of classical yoga and meditation.