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WhaleSpirit Sanctuary

82-5988B Lower Nāpo’opo’o Road


Captain Cook, HI 96704

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The Embodied Journey is an inward journey of integrating the true you with your path of mastery, so that you can be the best version of you every day. It’s about living in unity heart-centered consciousness every day, embracing your chosen path of mastery, breaking free from the illusions and standing in your truth. This full immersion multi-day experience is filled with experiential lectures & discussions, demonstrations, meditations, nature excursions, hands-on techniques, psychic in the round, energetic infusions, transformational techniques, various modalities, divine light empowerment and time in awe-inspiring environment to help you awaken, integrate and embrace the teachings.

You are such a divine being and it’s time for you to now live from your heart and spread your truth and unity heart-centered consciousness throughout each moment of your life. When you come at life from a place of connectedness, you make the biggest impact on the world. So shine your light as your walk your path of mastery and be the best version of you each day.

Located on the big island of Hawaii, just 30 minutes south of Kailua-Kona, the Whale Spirit Sanctuary is a Balinese style uniquely charming facility located on 5 acres in an all natural, sacred, eco-friendly (chemical/toxin free) property overlooking the powerful vortex of Kealakekua Bay (“The God’s Pathway”) and protected by the sacred pali (hillside) where ancient Hawaiian Kings and Queens are buried.

This sacred land speaks to your soul and opens your heart naturally. The properties gardens include a large variety of song birds as well as mango, fig, papaya, avocado, lilikoi, banana, citrus trees along with fresh herbs and vegetables. In the bay you may see the spinner dolphins and humpback whales.

We have two offerings for this retreat:

Retreat Only - includes retreat and all breakfasts - for those who will not be staying at the Whale Spirit Sanctuary overnight (only 6 spots available)

Retreat Plus - includes retreat, all breakfasts and sanctuary lodging (only 15 spots available - expect to have a double occupancy or triple occupancy room)

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR INVESTMENT: Airfare, lunches, dinners, excursions, rental car, parking, travel insurance, gratuities

RETREAT LOCATION: http://whalespiritsanctuary.com/about/

Please read the FAQs below for additional information:


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to/from the event or exploring the island?

Your transportation is not included in your retreat investment and parking at the Sanctuary is free.

As you will have free time to explore the island each day, you may prefer to rent a car or share rides with other participants. You may rent a car (see rental car agencies below), take a bus (allow 1.5 hours), take a taxi ($75-90), take a shuttle ($16-75), take a towncar ($16-180).

Your transportation around the island during free time can be either a rental car, shuttle or guided tour bus.

If you prefer to take a shuttle to/from the sanctuary, you may make your own arrangements here: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Kona-Airport-KOA/Captain-Cook

You are free to make your own rental car arrangements. Rental cars for the week will run between $300-$700, depending on the size of vehicle, the options you select and the agency you rent from.

  • ALAMO- 800.992.9823 - www.Alamo.com

  • AVIS - 808.327.3000 - www.Avis.com

  • BUDGET- 808.329.8511 - www.Budget.com

  • DOLLAR - 866.434.2226 - www.Dollar.com

  • ENTERPRISE - 808.344.1810 - www.Enterprise.com

  • HERTZ - 808.329.3566 -www.Hertz.com

  • NATIONAL - 888.445.5664 - www.NationalCar.com

  • PAYLESS - 808.326.9805 - www.PaylessCar.com

  • THRIFTY - 877.283.0898 - www.Thrifty.com

How and when do I need to make my flight arrangements?

Your flight is not included in your retreat investment. If you are not local to the big island, you will need to make flight arrangements to Kona International Airport (KOA).

The retreat dates are February 28 - March 7, 2019. Your flight arrangements should allow you to arrive at the sanctuary by February 28, 2019 by 6 PM and depart after 4:30 PM on March 7, 2019. Please adjust your travel dates if you are arriving earlier or staying longer.

NOTE: You should book your flights 6-8 months prior to the event (somewhere between July and September 2018).

If you have any questions, please email us at ask@sqjourneys.com, type HAWAII FLIGHT QUESTION in the subject.

Where do I stay?

We have limited lodging space at the Sanctuary and this space is on a first come first serve basis. If you are requiring a single occupancy room, are traveling with family members who are not part of the retreat, just choose to not to stay at the Sanctuary (or we are full), there are other hotels/motels, B&Bs and Airbnb in the Captain Cook, HI area.

At the Sanctuary, we have the following accommodations:

A - Dolphin/Turtle Suites - OCCUPANCY 4 (2 per suite)

1 Queen/1 Twin, private lanai, private bath, Ocean View

B - Garden Rooms - OCCUPANCY 8 (2 per room)

1 Queen/1 Twin, shared lanai, shared bath, kitchenette, Garden View

C - DragonFly Cottage - OCCUPANCY 3 (3 for the cottage)

2 Queens, 1 Twin, private lanai, private bath, full kitchen, living room, tropical view

If you have a roommate preference, please let us know when you register.

If you have any questions, please email us at ask@sqjourneys.com, type HAWAII ROOMING QUESTIONS in the subject.

What type of facility is the Sanctuary?

The Sanctuary is a sacred site. There is to be no smoking, drug use or drinking on the premises.

Can my family travel with me to Hawaii?

Yes. We understand .. it’s Hawaii and your family is not going to want you to go without them. If you are traveling with family members who will ALL be attending the retreat (and are over 18 years of age), there is no problem staying at the sanctuary.

If you are traveling with any family members who will not be attending the retreat, please elect the Retreat Only option and secure your own lodging. We apologize that we cannot accommodate non-retreat participants at the sanctuary. If you are traveling with children, please make arrangements for their care while you are attending the retreat.

If you have any questions, please email us at ask@sqjourneys.com, type HAWAII BRINGING MY FAMILY in the subject.

Are baby sitters available?

No. You are responsible for arranging your own child care if needed.

Are tips and gratuities included?

No. Tips and gratuities are not included. Here is a good guide as to what is appropriate for tipping in Hawaii. https://www.tripsavvy.com/tipping-in-hawaii-1533996

Are meals provided?

Breakfasts and snacks during the retreat are covered for all participants. All other meals are at your leisure so you may enjoy the local cuisine wherever you are at that time of day. There are a few good Luaus in Kona if you have never experienced one and a few sunset dinner cruises as well.

Does my investment include trip insurance?

No. Your investment does not cover travel insurance. If you require it, there are several companies that offer it.

What is the activity level?

The Sanctuary does have stairs. During most of the retreat, we will be in a meeting room. For any planned group activities, the activity level is gentle. Other excursions will be done on your own and are your choice as to your activity level. We will be on the Big Island so excursions might include guided tours or self-guided explorations. Excursions may include water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, boat rides, whale, dolphin and manta ray tours, canoeing, and/or kayaking. Land activities may including, bus tours, hiking, walking hike, visits to the lava fields, coffee plantations, seahorse farm, Parker Ranch, Hilo area rain forest, the Observatory and more!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We prefer that this event be for 18-years-old and up. If you have children under 18 that are interested in attending, please let us know. While we do teach children, we have found they do better in peer groups rather than being mixed in with adults. To inquire whether this event would be right for your child, please email us at ask@sqjourneys.com, type HAWAII MY CHILD WANTS TO ATTEND in the subject AND provide us with the following information:

  • Your Name

  • Best Email to reach you

  • Best phone number to call/text you

  • Your time zone and best time to contact you

  • Your child’s name and age

  • Tell us about your child and how they have expressed their interest

What can I bring into the event?

You may bring a pillow or blanket, socks or slippers and a water bottle. We will provide you with pens and notebooks. Dress for comfort!!

The temperatures range from mid 60s to mid 80s every day. During the retreat, be comfortable and dress in layers.

When out on excursions, dress for the excursion. We will send a list of recommended items to all participants.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Leslie and Julie at ask@sqjourneys.com, please type HAWAII QUESTIONS in the subject. Call/text Leslie @ 770-378-4411 or Julie @ 512-415-7894

When is my final payment due?

All payments are due by November 30, 2018.

What is the payment schedule?

When you register, we will collect a non-refundable $500 deposit. Your confirmation letter will then give you the option to make your remaining payment in a single payment (save money) or spread out in 2, 3 or 4 payments (processing fees apply).

The number of payments and the amount will vary depending on when you register and the option you select. Final payment is due by November 30, 2018.

What's the refund policy?

There is a $500 non-refundable retreat fee deposit as we have to pay for the meeting space if you do not attend.

We have found that the energy will start to flow and come into your reality when you register for the retreat. Sometimes it can be experienced as a "rocking of the ship" of your old paradigms as emotions stir and the appearances of your external world seem to shift. Some even experience what feels like the onset of a cold. Please tune into your own intuition and guidance to see if it's truly time to postpone or to see if coming to The Embodied Journey Retreat will allow you to integrate more quickly and move through the waves to calmer waters and clarity.

If you must cancel your Embodied Journey Hawaii attendance, below is our refund schedule:

A $500 nonrefundable deposit if you cancel before May 31, 2018.

50% refund if you cancel between June 1 – September 30, 2018.

25% refund if you cancel between October 1 – November 30, 2018.

No refunds will be issued after November 30, 2018.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have you electronically registered, however we do suggest you print and bring your confirmation email.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just email Leslie and Julie ask@sqjourneys.com please type HAWAII QUESTIONS in the subject.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Under certain circumstances. You have until October 30, 2018 to make any changes in who is attending. After November 1, 2018 we will do our best but we may not be able to accommodate.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Not after October 30, 2018. We have to lock down the attendee list on November 1, 2018 in order to finalize the retreat.

Is this retreat right for me?

It could be if:

You resonate with what you've read here so far and feel ready to step up into your own Path of Mastery

You have a desire to live your life from a place of Heart-Centered Unity Consciousness

You want to live a deeper more engaged life, more connected with yourself and with others, fully grounded and spiritually awake

You are feeling empty and you want to feel whole and complete again

You are looking back on your life and want to find “the meaning of it all”

You’ve been on a spiritual path for a long time, almost given-up and want to have the big “AHA” experience

You are a seeker and not interested in taking on more religious beliefs and you want to awaken to the truth for yourself

You are able to take 7 days away from your job

The Retreat is NOT for you if:

You follow a religious belief system and are satisfied you know the "Truth"

You are not motivated to delve into the deeper questions like: "Who am I?", "What is my purpose?", "What is life?" or "What are others?"

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82-5988B Lower Nāpo’opo’o Road


Captain Cook, HI 96704

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