Jillian Rutledge is a lifelong learner of dolphins and whales. She was first introduced to their world as a dolphin trainer, where she learned from them that freedom is more about mind and spirit than our physical location. The dolphins also taught her how to consciously breathe, transmitting to her the codes of transmutation. This profound experience awakened her to her power, joy and dolphin-ness.
She went on to commune with the dolphins and whales of the world's oceans, deepening the relationship thru breath-hold diving and underwater dancing. She has known the Bimini dolphins since 2002 and were her first teachers in breath hold diving in the open ocean.
Jillian currently lives in the pacific northwest, where she spends time with orcas, humpbacks, harbour porpoises and pacific white-sided dolphins. she adores being in service as a professional freediving instructor, breathing specialist and performance coach. With her experience, wisdom and intuition, she now collaborates with people to bring back their power and joy, remembering how to breathe again. Secretly becoming more like dolphins. (wink wink.)
Check out this fun video from our 2019 retreat.
Now open for booking!
5 days of boat trips to swim with the dolphins! We will go out each day to meet and swim with the friendly Atlantic Spotted and Bottlenose dolphins that have been interacting with people for over 20 years.
Daily freediving and breath hold practice to prepare you to relax into your time with the dolphins to help you become one with the pod!
Feel the island vibe of Bimini. The island is populated by friendly people, many are descendants from African slaves. Ernest Hemingway lived there for 2 years and Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth is thought to be found on the South island of Bimini!
The Dolphins of Bimini have been swimming with people for over 20 years. They love to interact with humans who are ready to open their hearts to them. They often come racing to find the boat and interact with the eager people. Part of their life's purpose is to bring joy to people and to help raise their vibration. The very best way for them to do their work is for you to be in the water with them.
Respectful in Water Encounters is how we will approach the dolphins in their watery home. We will observe them in their natural environment as they observe and engage us to play with them and mimic our movements. Don't be surprised if they read your thoughts and answer your questions through their actions and telepathic communication.
Photo taken in Bimini by Atmoji.
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Stay for a 2nd week to enjoy your new skills: Dolphin Bliss in Bimini June 25-July 1
On this trip we will meet, swim and learn to dive deeper into connection with the generous and friendly dolphins of Bimini, who love to interact with curious humans. This magical adventure will be led by Jillian Rutledge and Anne Gordon. Jillian is a professional freediving instructor, breathing specialist and a lifelong learner of dolphins who will show you how to deepen your relationship thru breath-hold diving and underwater dancing with the dolphins.
Anne will teach you how to dive deep into spiritual connection with the dolphins of Bimini and the conscious collective of spirit dolphins to help you bring more play, joy, flow, unity/community and unconditional love with the dolphins as your guides while you are in Bimini and long after. Anne will share messages from the dolphins and introduce you to your own dolphin spirit guide who will accompany you even after the trip. You will learn these life changing dolphin life skills and more on this transformational trip with the wild dolphins of Bimini.
More than just a retreat! When you say "Yes!" to this
experience you will also get...
1 Private Dolphin Energy Healing session with Anne
1 Private Living the Dolphin Way Coaching call with Anne
2 group Pod Unity/Community Calls led by Anne
2 group Conscious Breath group Calls led by Jillian
1 group Pod Unity/Community Calls led by Anne
1 group Conscious Breath group Calls led by Jillian
1 Private Living the Dolphin Way Coaching call with Anne
What this retreat is:
Now is the time to live your dream of diving deep into connection with the Dolphins!
June 18- 24, 2023
Price $3,995 per person *
$700 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space
Prices based on Double Occupancy. Single rate is available
Confirm your space now with a non-refundable deposit or pay in full.
Both Weeks June 18 - July 1
By booking this retreat, you agree to all of our Terms and Conditions.
*All payments are non-refundable Final payment due by March 1, 2023
● 1 Pre-retreat Private Dolphin Energy Healing session
● 1 Pre-retreat Private Living the Dolphin Way Coaching call
● 4 Pre-retreat group Pod Unity/Community Calls
● All accommodations (Six nights on the island)
● Boat trips (5 days out weather permitting)
● Most meals (but see what’s not included below)
● Guided meditations, communications from the dolphins and whales and group whale and dolphin energy healings.
● Airport transfers on the island upon arrival on Monday and upon departure on Saturday, when travelling with the group.
● Snorkel equipment.
● Complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles
● Taxis to and from dinner at a local restaurant on Bimini.
● Wifi connection, where and when available
● Drinking water and hot beverages
● Saturday night on Bimini when booking for 2 weeks.
● Post-retreat 2 group Pod Unity/Community Calls
● Post-retreat 1 Private Living the Dolphin Way Coaching call
What's not included:
● Travel costs to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
● Travel costs to/from Bimini (Approximately $400)
● Two dinners, Sunday and Wednesday night.
● Hotel and boat crew Gratuities 10-15% of the retreat cost (Optional)
● Ocean view room upgrade (Optional)
● All individual body work sessions. The cost is $95 for an hour (Optional)
● Retreat photos $65 (Optional)
● Bahamas Travel Health Visa $60
● Bahamas Departure Tax $29. Subject to change. This must be paid in cash on departure from Bimini
● Bahamas Airport Tax of $32 (includes Civil Aviation screening fee of $7). Subject to change
●Travel Insurance (Highly recommended. Check out World Nomads.)
We will stay in a waterfront hotel, where you will be just steps from our boat to take us to see the dolphins each day. You can walk to anywhere on the island, including beautiful beaches and the cute little town. The amazing staff at the hotel offer morning yoga classes. They love the dolphins as much as you do and are focused on you having the best experience of your life. They take care of every detail.
It is a place to make friends with other likeminded souls and sincere, heartfelt crew, in what quickly becomes a ‘human pod’. Where you can belong again. A relaxing mix of sailing open seas, dolphin swims, healthy delicious food (organic when possible) a laid-back Retreat Centre for chilling out and enjoying the program of the week. Designed to re-connect you with your own body, so you can connect with the dolphins when they come to greet you.
What this retreat is NOT:
Anne Gordon is an experienced Humpback whale watching and dolphin snorkel guide in Panama, as well as a Dolphin Messenger, Whale Wisdom Expert and Certified Dolphin Energy Healer. She is also a trained biologist and studied animal behavior and is expert at observing and interpreting the behavior of the dolphins.
She will eagerly share with you her insights, knowledge and wisdom she has learned from the dolphins whales in her years with them. Anne will lead guided meditations to meet your very own dolphin spirit guide as well as Dolphin Energy Healing sessions for the group.