Captain Cook Retreat

Presence, Practice, Pause

October 21 – 26, 2021

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Airfare is NOT included in the overall retreat cost and attendees are responsible for their own airfare, scheduling, and baggage. MVP will provide two shuttles from Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) to the retreat center between 1:00PM and 5:00PM on arrival day, and between 8:00AM and 10:00AM on departure day.

*Specific times will be based on the needs of the group. Please note to provide transportation from the airport to as many attendees as possible, MVP may schedule the times requiring a waiting period in-between shuttle times and arrival/departure times.

Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to/from the airport outside of these hours. Please note the airport is twenty-four (24) miles from the Whalespirit Sanctuary in Captain Cook approximately a forty-five (45) minute drive.

*Please do not book your flight until you have received confirmation to do so.


Our retreat center, Whalespirit Sanctuary, is located on five (5) acres of private, sacred, all-natural land overlooking the powerful vortex of Kealakekua Bay. Whalespirit Sanctuary is consistently voted one of the Top Ten (10) Retreat Centers across all Hawaiian islands, and we are so excited to host this retreat in such a beautiful place! The use of any recreational drugs or smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on property. This is an open-air facility, and you are likely to meet geckos along the way!

MVP and Retreat Attendees will have access to a private, large yoga room, kitchen, and lanais. All Retreat Attendees will be room sharing with one (1) Twin and one (1) Queen each.

Worried about not getting a spot?

If you would like to share a room with a friend, each of you will need to purchase a spot, and then email to request that you are placed in the same room.


Group meals are included on-site, however, participants should expect to pay for one (1) to two (2) meals off-site during their stay. On days which require longer drives Retreat Attendees will have the choice to be provided with a sack lunch or the opportunity to buy at activity centers/restaurants. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be accommodated if requested, but know this is not our standard meal plan. MVP will do our best to accommodate other dietary restrictions and allergies, but we cannot guarantee this. If you have concerns about dietary requirements, please reach out to Tara Reyna at

COVID Protocol

All participants must submit proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID test taken within five (5) days of the beginning of the retreat (October 21, 2021). MVP will follow all local guidelines regarding masks when in public places, and participants are expected to adhere to these guidelines during their stay. Social distancing will be enforced whenever possible, and hand sanitizer will be readily available.

Tentative Schedule

*The following is a general schedule that will be updated as more information becomes available and tourist activities continue to open on the Big Island. Main activities (ziplining, hiking, Volcano National Park) will remain part of the schedule, but dates/times may vary.

Day 1: Participants Arrive, Welcome & Intros, Dinner, Community/Evening Beach Time

Daily Morning Schedule for Days 2-6
6:30am – 7:15am: Meditation
7:30am – 8:30am: Yoga
8:30am – 9:30am: Breakfast

Day 2: Ziplining, Lunch, Waterfall Hike, Dinner in Hilo, Return to Whalespirit
Day 3: Mini-Workshop, Beach Time / Snorkeling, Lunch, Optional Activity TBD, Dinner, Meditation
Day 4: Volcano National Park, Lunch in Park, Dinner, Return to Whalespirit
Day 5: Hiking, Beach/Free Time in Kona, Dinner, Closing
Day 6: Depart

Retreat Includes

  • Airport Transportation
  • 5 nights lodging at Whalespirit Sanctuary Retreat Center
  • Daily Yoga and/or Meditation Classes
  • Most meals (Responsible for two (2) meals on your own)
  • Snacks
  • Event T-shirt and Welcome Bag
  • Entrance into Volcano National Park
  • Ziplining Activity Pass
  • Hiking Adventure
  • Transportation to/from all activities
  • Mini Workshops & Materials


**At this time single, private rooms are not available. Solo travelers will share a room with one other attendee**

  • $3,200 for Twin Bed or Queen Bed in Shared Room
    • Six (6) Spots Available
  • $6,400 for Two (2) Travelers in Queen Bed in Private Room
    • Two (2) Spots Available


A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot!

Twin Bed or Queen Bed in Shared Room = $640.00

Queen Bed in Private Room (For Two (2) People) = $1,280.00

*Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE


50% of Remaining Balance must be paid by August 15, 2021.

If a payment plan is needed please email Chris Young at Invoices and Payment Plans will be sent out through and are due in full no later than October 1, 2021.


If requested on or before August 15th, you may be eligible for a 50% refund minus deposit paid.

From August 16th or later, NO REFUNDS will be given due to the nature of the purchase and event.


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