Healthy meals, spacious comfortable rooms, daily yoga practice, daily excursions to snorkel and encounter the dolphins on a well-appointed, comfortable catamaran, and more!
Mornings start with a contemplative yoga practice weaving meditation, mantra, movement, and asana. Simple flowing movements allow you to focus on subtle sensation and breath, laying the ground for the asana practice. Our cetacean friends are often described as the greatest listeners. Listening deeply to our bodies and to each other, we cultivate a spacious joyful awareness.
Each day, we go out on the boat to snorkel reefs, and to look for and encounter the dolphins. Kathleen and the crew support you to find your relaxed oceanic self. Guidance is offered for those who would like to become more aquatic, practicing diving beneath the surface or learning to move in an inviting easeful dance. The dolphins embody group flow and oneness while at the same time living their unique individuality. They respond when we do the same, flowing together as one pod in the water. It is a deep inspiration and joy that reaches into every aspect of life! We always watch their behavior first and then decide how best to connect with them. We encounter the ocean and dolphins with love, appreciation, and awareness. It's always on their terms. and it is always beautiful.
Evening meditation, sharing circles, talks about the dolphins and ecology, and additional guidance on breath, moving in the water and diving, may be offered depending on the groups needs and desires. Everything is optional. Participate in the way that nurtures you.
Everything works together to support you.
Sitting on the bow of the boat seeing the dolphins looking up into your heart and soul, laughing with a new friend, or simply immersing in the sparkling blue waters, a space of total acceptance unfolds in and around us. It is a magical space to float, dive, dance and grow together. On the land and in the ocean, you can allow ourselves to simply be. Just as you are.
“ I first met the bimini dolphins in 2003. At the time, I was living in New York City, performing with a professional dance company. Meeting them was life-changing. I am in my element in water and I fell completely in love with the blue water and the dolphins. I moved to Bimini a few years later and am currently based in south Bimini. The dolphins pulled me underwater into their world and over time have taught me so much. Now my dancing happens there. In the countless hours I have spent looking for them and with them in the water, they have taught me how to be patient, humble, grateful, to dive deep, and mostly they have helped me discover how to be human. I have experienced boundless joy and I am thrilled to share it all with you! It is my great pleasure to witness and facilitate human-dolphin meetings, and to see human groups grow together.“
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Having bodywork is a great way to relax into your time away and deepen your own process. This retreat is an embodied experience! You will be in the ocean(if you desire), getting on and off the boat. You'll be in the body, and using the body, maybe a little differently than usual! - It's joyous! A private massage or energy work session is a delightful compliment. The therapists are highly qualified.
What is like to experience life directly, without a lens or device moderating your experience? It's a totally different experience! One that is incredibly healing and nurturing. And the WildQuest photographers and myself will be lovingly documenting your week, both above and below the waves. A photojournal with 400 - 700(or more) photos is available at the end of week.
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Please note your space is reserved only when you pay a deposit. Contact me with any questions you have - I look forward to seeing you, in the blue!
This retreat takes place at the Wildquest Retreat Center on north Bimini. The rooms are spacious and well-kept, and it's just a 2 minute walk to the beach. The crew for this week is absolutely wonderful, many dear talented people and some aces in the water! We, along with the office staff arrange the details, offering a beautiful and full structure for the week. It's all optional, of course, and it's all arranged for you, so you can just relax and go with flow. Click below to find more info on the retreat center website and feel free to message me questions as well. We are here for you!