Dolphin Touch Wellness CenterDolphin Touch Wellness Center is a place for Healing – Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually. For physical pain, we offer Dolphin Reiki, Dolphin Massage, Trager, and Acupuncture. For emotional and mental distress we offer Meditation for Dummies, Dolphin and Lumurian Journeys, Emotional Freedom Tapping, and Clearing Sessions to Remove Blockages. For spiritually, we offer Intuitive Guidance, Angel Card Readings, Personal Transformational Journeys and More!
Dolphin Touch Wellness Center is unique for a few reasons. One of the most unique features about our Center is our Dolphin Massage Table. We are the only Center on Kauai that offers this unique and relaxing experience Whether you are getting a Reiki Session, Acupuncture or a Massage, you will walk away feeling relaxed and renewed. Also, when you come to Dolphin Touch Wellness Center you are getting a whole team of people (a dolphin pod of people) that work together to treat each client for a more comprehensive approach to healing.Check us out at: http://www.dolphintouch.org/ See more events in this venue
Features of this Retreat:
Sunrise Welcoming Ceremony
Drum Making Class
Connect to a Different Element Every Day- Fire, Air, Water, and Earth
Learn the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers
Boat excursion connecting with the water elements included
Discover and Help Build a Sweat Lodge
What is included?
- All the supplies needed to make a drum.
- Breakfast for 4 days, Lunch for 5 days and the Closing Ceremonial Dinner
- Boat Excursion
- Rebirthing Ceremony
- Sunrise Opening Prayer
- Closing Barnfire on the Beach
- Special Parting Gift
Gathering/Sunrise Welcoming Ceremony/ Smudging
At Sunrise we meet at the beach to welcome the sun.
Learn the proper techniques of smudging as we purify the space and all participants with sage, cedar and sweetgrass.
Afterwards, we return to Dophin Touch Wellness Center to share a breakfast meal together and get to know one another.
We meet in circle to introduce ourselves, set our intentions and share our stories.
After lunch, we gather to start the Drum Making Class. Each participant will be learning how to make their own drum and at the conclusion, each person will have a drum of their own!
Once our drum has been completed, we travel to the ocean to bless it and offer a blessing to the water as well.
Honoring the Wind and the Thunder Beings
We gather at Dolphin Touch Wellness Center for breakfast, sharing and connecting.
We meet in circle and discuss the elements and our relationship to them.
After gathering our things, we hike to the fairy forest with cascading waterfalls. During this time, we are taught about the fairy beings in the forest and the healing powers of the plants.
During our hike, we gather stones with intention to start the process of making our sweat lodge.
Lunch is provided on our hike and we eat at the base of the waterfall.
Upon returning to Dophin Touch after the hike, we begin the process of making the sweat lodge. David Craig explains the meaning of the sweat lodge and shares about some of the principals of the Seven Grandfathers.
Respect and Prayer for the Water. Boat Excursion.
We gather at Dolphin Touch for an breakfast, sharing and connecting.
The water is the blood of the earth and we all need it. We learn about our responsibility to keep it clean.
We will go by boat onto the waters, connect with their energy and play in its beauty. Bring mask, snorkel and fins and wet suit top. If you don't have any, we can arrange a rental for you.
We will do sacred ceremony on the boat and connect with the water elements and the sea life.
Upon returning to Dolphin Touch, we will continue our construction of the sweat lodge, gather bamboo sticks, build the alter and do a drum song for the earth.
Re-Connecting with our Earth Mother
Sacred re-birthing ceremony will be held today at a Sacred Healing Cave on the North Shore.
David Craig will discuss how the earth is our mother. She provides everything.
The seven teachings of the Seven Grandfathers will continue- Wisdom, Love and Respect.
Sound healing in the cave as you emerge renewed, rejovenated and re-vitalized.
Afterwards, we will travel to Tunnels Beach for lunch.
Upon returning to Dolphin Touch, we will continue our construction of the sweat lodge as we make the cage- building the womb.
White Buffalo Calf Woman & Seven Grandfather Teachings
Your morning for today is off for you to journal, reflect and prepare for the Fire ceremony. Look back over your life and look at what no longer serves you.
We will meet in the late afternoon to complete the sweat lodge. We will honor the goddess Pele and do a cleanse.
The seven teachings of the Seven Grandfathers will continue- Courage, Honest and Humility.
At sunset, we will meet at the ocean for a final gathering.
A barnfire will be lit as we gather offering a plate of food for spirit and food shared among ourselves.
We will close with a final circle of sharing and reflecting.
What will I leave with?
A deeper connection to your soul
A respect for the world and its inhabitants
A clearer understanding of the elements
A beautiful connection to the mother earth and Father sky
A feeling of Renewal and Rebirth
A deeper spiritual connection to our ancestors
Retreat Rates: $1750/person for 5-Day Retreat $2150/person w/Dorm-style Lodging at Dolphin Touch Wellness Center for a four night stay (Space Limited to 8 people based on a first come first serve basis) $2350/person single occupancy with accommodations at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel ( 5-minute drive from Dolphin Touch Wellness Center) for a 4 night stay.
Or if you prefer you can sign for for each day individually.
$350/day without accommodations. (Accommodations available upon request for an additional fee of $150 per person. )
This retreat will be about connecting with your ancestors, going back to your roots and returning to the wisdom of the ancients.
: Jeanne Russell
David Craig, Chippowa Indian from Washington State
Family ties are strong in the foothills of Mount Rainier, where David paints and raises his two young daughters on a small farm in a land alive and beautiful. Enrolled Chippewa (Ojibwa), the Craig family travels throughout the Western United States enjoying Tribal gatherings, powwows, art shows, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and fishing in our open spaces.
Born in 1970, David has followed the path of an artist since his first art class at the age of 9.
Graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle in Washington State, David freelanced his talents to Universal Studios, Disney, The National Park Service and a host of others.
David has acquired phenomenal frame and matting skills that always complement the work within.
In 1994 David opened his own studio
“The Four Winds Gallery” in Eatonville, WA. He now creates full time and explores his artistic path outside of watercolor as his mood dictates. Best known for watercolor, David is also skilled in mixed media, sculpting, hand-made native drums, acrylics, leatherwork, charcoal and pencil honoring his Native roots. He illustrations are in several books.
David weaves his work with spiritual and emotional threads that invites the viewer to become part of the story. Story telling is the beauty of his vision—touching the spirit of his subjects as well as his audience.
“Art has always been a haven where I could go and find love throughout my life.” David creates for the love of expression first and foremost. “Artists of all mediums throughout the world are blessed. "When we leave this plane, our spirits will remain in art form still touching the lives of others.” “No matter how high one stacks their wealth, we move camp with nothing physical.”
David finds inspiration in all the things the Creator has blessed us with.
Mita Kuye Oasin
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Jeanne Russell, Teacher, Coach, Reiki Master, Business Owner
As her first love was teaching, she began her career teaching Mathematics to Middle School students in Brooklyn, New York and continued teaching when she moved to Hawaii. At Island School in Lihue, Hawaii, she was head of the Mathematics Department and taught everything from Calculus to Basic Mathematics. Two of her former students went on to attend MIT University.
Jeanne has her Master's Degree in Statistics from New York University where she did her Master's Thesis on "The Nursing Behavior of Beluga Whales" which was later published in Zoo Biology. During that time, we was gifted with witnessing the birth of a 1500 lb beluga calf at the New York Aquarium.
After working in her husband's Oral Surgery office, she discovered the world of healing. To learn more, she took many classes, workshops and seminars on healing, intuition, the law of attraction, yoga, and other forms of conscious awareness.
Later Jeanne became certified as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner (ATP), Certified Yoga Nidra practitioner, Qi Gong Training with Master Hong Lui, Level 1 Hawaiian Energy Master and more! Of all these trainings, Jeanne feels that the dolphins are her greatest teachers and she is especially connected to their love, their joy and their playful spirit!
“The dolphins have taught me to Open my Heart and Surrender. Even when I am not with them, I can connect to their vibration and their Joy! They bring an Inner Peace and a Memory that We are all One!” Jeanne Russell
Jeanne’s vision of a Healing Center devoted to the Energy and Vibration of the Dolphin came to her one night while doing Reiki on her husband, David. David had a nerve injury on all four of his extremities. One beautiful evening on Kauai, while doing a Reiki Session on her husband, Jeanne felt the presence of dolphins surround her. She was filled with so much love that tears started to flow down her cheeks as she continued running energy on her husband. After the session, her husband jumped up from the table and exclaimed, "What did you do?" David remarked that he had never felt better. His problem subsided and he was cured of his afflictions. Ever since that time, Jeanne has connected with the love she felt from the dolphins and offers it to her clients while working with them in the ocean, on the Mermaid Table or one-on-one with her clients.
Jeanne is a Mind, Body, Spirit coach and facilitator of classes, retreats, and lecturers on a regular basis.
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