Breathing Love Retreat - Dolphins, Yoga, Meditation & More!

April 8-14, 2018

Bimini Island, Bahamas

WildQuest Retreat Center

Swim with wild dolphins in the crystalline waters of Bimini, stretch into joy through daily yoga and consciously breathe love as you meditate. Celebrating the 2018 release of my new book, BREATHING LOVE: Meditation in Action, we are heading to the healing Caribbean waters for a week retreat with WildQuest.

Daily yoga/meditation practice and communion with the dolphins will surely lift our spirits to joy and peace. The crew at WildQuest have been facilitating dolphin-human pods for decades. (Photos by Atmo@WildQuest)

“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

Wild Dolphins

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.

Learn conscious breathing techniques and practice them with these mystical creatures in the crystal Caribbean. Get in touch with your joyful inner spirit.

“Through the retreat I have given myself permission to hope and dream again, to nourish myself, and move confidently forward.” ~Jenny H. 2017

“I was looking for answers to some spiritual and life questions, and space to be quiet and listen to my own mind and heart. The retreat exceeded all of my expectations.” ~Yvonne, 2017

 

Sample retreat day

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 encounters 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, yoga on the boat, have another swim, or peaceful meditation.

Dinner – Hot, delicious daily special at the retreat house. One night’s dinner will be out on the town.

Evenings  – Starlight beach stroll, yoga nidra, fireside chats, chanting, dancing, silence, a glass of wine, or a midnight swim, who knows!

 


“I loved that you mixed philosophy in with our practices. I liked how you did different styles of yoga and meditation so I could try different things. I seriously feel like this was one of the best experiences of my life.” ~ Jenny K.

“I can’t remember the last time I was able to relax this much! My shoulder / neck pain is gone!” ~Robyn

“The right balance of activity and relaxation.”~Jenny H.

“One stand out feeling I have after the retreat is a relaxed confidence and acceptance of myself which feels huge.” ~Heather

“I worked through some major blocks, let go of a lot of stress, and realized my need for self-care, physically and mentally.” ~Eileen

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.

 

 

Other Nearby Activities

Healing Hole –Hire a flat bottomed boat to see 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 – Visit the shallow pools on the South Island by bike or taxi that islanders suggest could be the infamous Fountain of Youth referenced by the sixteenth century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León.

Kayaking, Biking, Nature Trails – Explore the beauty of this fun-loving island on your own.

Snorkeling – Coral reefs, and shallow lagoons full of colorful and oddly shaped fish with domes of brain corals and acres of seafans.

Diving – Book a diving lesson or excursion to experience more of the diverse sea life  in this Caribbean paradise.

 

About The Teacher

“Love is the essence of who we all are. It is as fundamental to our being as the breath. By living into our greatest love, we fulfill our life’s purpose.” ~J.L.

Jennie Lee is the author of BREATHING LOVE: Meditation in Action (2018) and TRUE YOGA: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment (2016). A Yoga Therapist for the past 20 years, she helps people discover how to lead peaceful, authentic lives, through the transformative practices of classical yoga and meditation. With love as her guide, she makes the ancient wisdom applicable to modern challenges and inspires people to realize their most loving Self.

Jennie’s classes are an unexpected mix of challenging as well as therapeutic yoga postures, energy management techniques, and meditation, intuitively delivered at the right level for whoever is present. She draws from a deep personal practice as well as her studies in Spiritual Psychology, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, and classical Yoga and Meditation. Her writing is featured regularly on Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Yoga Therapy Today and other yoga related blogs. She is Certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), as well as Yoga Alliance (RYT 500). She coaches a wide diversity of clients, ages 6-94, on the island of O’ahu and by Skype internationally.

Testimonials

“Jennie is an authentic, light, fun, deep, experiential and magnificent teacher.” ~Heather

“Heartfelt wisdom beautifully spills out of her.” ~Louise

“I am so grateful for the guidance and opportunity to go deep into self-reflection. Life changing.You have helped me start on the path to pure love.” ~Molly

“It was such a gift to have private time with Jennie and benefit from her insight, clarity and wisdom.” ~Yvonne

“Jennie Lee shows up wholeheartedly with an intention to instigate a beautiful experience for each of her retreat attendees She is intuitive, loving and kind. This is my fourth retreat with her and it exceeded my expectations in the quality of yoga and curriculum.” ~Amy

“This is my fourth retreat with you, and I continually appreciate and tell others the planning you embark upon, your deep knowledge and passion about yoga and meditation, and how you make it all so accessible to everyone.” ~Janice

“Jennie, I love your retreats! You offer us everything and more, and you attract beautiful souls.” ~ Michal

“You are an amazing teacher Jennie! I appreciate your patience and guidance on meditation and the physical yoga practices.” ~Steve

What’s Included

  • 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 and dinner in Ft. Lauderdale)
  • 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 is recommended.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended. (In the unlikely case that a trip is cancelled due to impending hurricane or other bad weather, no refunds or reschedules can be issued)
  • One group dinner out on Bimini.
  • Rental of snorkel equipment is $25/set or $10/fins only. Or you can bring your own.
  • Bahamas Departure Tax is @ $29. (This must be paid in cash on departure from Bimini.)
  • Bahamas Airport Tax is @ $25.
  • Personal services like massage.

Adventure Investment

Double occupancy room w/ private bath  $1995/ per person (Deposits due by Aug. 1)

Single room supplement   $390 (Only a few are available and will be given on first come basis. Please book early)

Ocean view upgrade $190/ per person (Only 5 are available and will be given on a first come basis. Please book early.)

Discounts:

$200 off for teens age 12-17

Note: Passport is required for travel to Bimini.

Deposit: $500 (non-refundable). Rooms are limited so hold your space now! Personal checks or Paypal accepted. (A 4% processing fee will be added for Paypal.)

Cancellation Policy: Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. No refunds are available after that as costs to the center are incurred to reserve. To be safe, you may want to purchase travel insurance.

To register

Email Jennie or call 978-771-4000


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