From Pain to Power & Pleasure Retreat with wild dolphins


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A New Dolphinesse Retreat

on exclusive harbour island, Bahamas



Nov 30th - Dec 6th 2014


For all future parents whether

Wishing to conceive, conceiving or already expecting


with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

rediscover pregnancy & birth:

‘From Pain to Pleasure‘

& Dolphins Retreat






Join us for a lifetime experience!






The workshop :



Rediscover Pregnancy & Birth:

" From Pain to Power & Pleasure "


By Debra Pascali-Bonaro




For all future parents whether wishing to conceive, conceiving or already expecting :-)


"Labor and birth can be a soul-stirring experience! Let Orgasmic Birth be your inspiration to claim a pleasurable, empowering birth." Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause.



After many years of research, in her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a process to be enjoyed and cherished which can be lived totally differently. She thus joined forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain a much more empowering and satisfying birth experience.





While an orgasmic birth can induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, which happens more often that we think it does, it is ultimately about both the following:


  • Becoming conscious of how conditioned we are to expect discomfort and pain rather than pleasure, in order to come back to neutrality and openness.
  • Being fully connected to ourselves and our body, to enable tranquility and confidence enabling you to make the best informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful pregnancy and birth.




Whether choosing to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, The Orgasmic Birth Retreat provides unique tools and guidance women need to create your birth preferences. Featuring amazing stories and images from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource workshop is the next frontier of empowered, intimate childbirth.




The Program in a nutshell:



Each day will be rich, fun and intensive. The program schedule will be adapted based on the group pace, further optional talks or themes may also be proposed to further tailor the workshop to meet your specific needs.

Ladies’ partners are of course fully part of it all, participating in all activities and gatherings.

Welcome to this journey towards a memorable and pleasurable pregnancy & birth!




Day 1

Her-story of birth

Addressing and releasing our fears

The ecstatic hormones of pleasure

The language of ecstasy


Day 2

Stages and phases of labor and sexuality

Lamaze Healthy birth Practices 

Comfort, touch and bringing pleasure

to birth & life!

(positions, Rebozo, birth balls, and more!)

Evening optional film: Laboring Under and Illusion

Day 3

Stand and Deliver!

Positions for comfort and ease in 2nd stage

Oxytocin Enhancers


Supporting as a Partner


Day 4

Water Birth – incl. watch film ‘Born in Water’

Birth Preferences and 

Understanding your Options

Planning for a positive birth in any setting

and in any situation.

Moving from Pain to Power & Pleasure!

Evening optional film: Orgasmic Birth:

The Best-kept Secret

Day 5

The first sacred hour after birth

The Mother Baby Dance of love

Baby-led Breastfeeding (film)

Daddy bonding with baby










Harbour Island, Bahamas, An Exclusive Tropical Paradise







- Blessed with a perfect location, starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, and with a year-round warm climate averaging a little over 75 degrees, the Bahamas are an idyllic sub-tropical gateway.


-  Rated as one of the ‘Best Bahamas beaches’ by Frommers and the Travel Channel, Harbour Island is famous for its 3.5 miles of hard-packed picture-perfect pink sand beaches,with its outlaying reefs providing safe snorkeling & swimming.


-  Away from mass tourism, Harbour Island is an exclusive intimate location, comprising of private villas & small elegant boutique-hotels, with a plentiful choice of high quality international & local restaurants, marinas & watersports activity.


-  The little joyful town of Dunmore is a jewel of beauty and conviviality with its pastel colored houses, lush palm trees, flower-lined streets & friendly inhabitants.You will enjoy wandering around the island & the town on foot or on a golf cart.


-  Finally, Harbour Island is blessed by the presence of wild dolphins in its environs, they are often coming close to shore & that remain, as of today, one of the island’s best kept secret.










You may choose among 2 possibilities:


A beautiful beach side ‘Boutique-Hotel’:


'Pink Sands', the iconic luxury resort on exclusive Harbour Island, has long been known as a celebrity hideaway and honeymoon haven. This is a 20-acre Boutique Hotel set by the edge of the famous three-mile pink sands beach. Designed by Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki - Pink Sands comprises 25 pastel-colored cottages scattered throughout lush tropical grounds. For those desiring a sophisticated but relaxed beach holiday... Pink Sands Resort is the ideal Harbour Island getaway.








Complimentary Facilities & Services:                                     
  • Chaise lounges and towels at pool & beach

  • Free use kayaks and snorkel equipment

  • Free use of tennis courts and exercise studio

  • Free wifi          

Your Garden View Room:


  • California King Beds       

  • Central air-conditioning & Ceiling fan

  • Large closet

  • Mini Bar            

  • Private patio with teak furniture

  • Nightly turn-down service               

  • Cable TV with DVD player

  • Bose iPod docking station, with complimentary use of iPod loaded with Pink Sand's music library

  • Tassimo pod coffee maker

  • Full bathroom with luxury in-room products, hairdryers and bathrobe

  • Wireless Internet Access 

  • Duvets, bathrobes and accessories by Anichini LuxuryLinens



Or a comfortable Hotel Suite in the heart of the village:




The Village



Your hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Village, right next to the marina.

Bakery, Café, bar, restaurants, shops, diving center, bike or golf cart rentals etc. are all available.





Your Hotel Suite



This classic local Hotel offers simple large and comfortable Suites. Each includes a large bedroom, a private bathroom and kitchenette equipped with a microwave, fridge etc. There is free Wi-Fi Internet, air condition, cable television, ceiling fan, and some offer a small patio balcony. The Hotel offers a very convenient location, you can walk to the bay and marina (just around the corner) and it is also only a 10 minute walk from the beautiful pink sands beach.







The Dolphins'encounters

Small groups of wild dolphins are residing in the surroundings of the island and enjoy coming in the lagoon along the island coastline during day time. We are the only travelers out for them, so we are able to offer you truly authentic and intimate encounters with these majestic creatures.


We will go on a private Boat excursion every other day (3 afternoons) to look for them and snorkel with them. Loving dolphins we always keep a respectful approach by offering them a mutual encounter as we come by, and letting them be free to choose both the right time and length of such graceful moments.


Valérie will be guiding these approaches and encounters, explaining to you all the necessary basics of dolphin interactions for you to make the most of such a deeply moving encounter.

Please note that dolphins being wild, an encounter cannot be 100% ‘guaranteed’, but our chances of swimming with them are very high.


We will also discover the local colorful coral reef spots, home of colorful fishes, turtles, rays and of the giant red sea star, as well as some other surrounding beautiful deserted islands’ beaches.

All snorkeling gear and life jackets are provided on the boat. And the boat always remains within the protected lagoon bay which offers both very calm & crystalline turquoise waters for your optimum comfort & visibility.







A Serenity Bliss optional package


The ‘Serenity Bliss’ optional package offers you to benefit from a daily body relaxtion & care session every days for 6 days. The body care sessions are held by certified massage & body treatment professionals and the sessions can take place as you wish,  either in your hotel room or on the each. 


The weekly package is composed of :

-     One ‘1-hour full body massage’ on the day of your arrival so to release all tensions and any transport tiredness for a smooth & delightful holiday start.


-     And 5 additional ‘40-minutes relaxation & treatment-massage sessions,’ one per day over 5 days, composed of a 10 minutes Relaxation & breathing session to unite & calm your ‘body & mind’, followed by a 30 minutes massage or treatment of your choice among the following :



For Ladies:

  • Body Scrub (best early in the week)
  • Leg specific Swedish massage, stimulating a healthy circulation & easing the release of excess water in tissues
  • Back Deep Tissue massage to release tensions
  • Chest, Shoulders arms neck & head massage for better breathing & mental calmness
  • Foot massage for an entire body energy rebalancing
  • Deluxe Facial                         
  • Tummy gentle re-stimulation of deep muscles, chest Shoulders & arms Deep tissue tension release massage (ideal for Post Natal, not for pregnant ladies)

For Men :

  • Body scrub (best early in the week)
  • Back Deep Tissue massage to release tensions
  • Leg Swedish massage, stimulating a healthy circulation    
  • Tummy chest Shoulders & arms Deep tissue massage
  • Neck and head massage
  • Foot massage for an entire body energy rebalancing                                     
  • Deluxe Facial                                                                                                                                                                                             









The retreat Package Price & Conditions :


Please Contact us




Bahamas Practical information


Bahamas entry requirements:


  • A passport validity requirement of six (6) months beyond the dates of travel and A return ticket.
  • No visa required for citizens from USA, Canada, Western Europe. Please check on the government page
  • No need for special vaccinations required. (Except if you are coming from yellow fever infected areas etc).



How to get there :


  • Direct flights to North Eleuthera from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West palm beach on: American Airlines, US Airways, Silver airways and United.

  • Direct flights to Nassau: from New York, Boston, Washington & Orlando (Jet Blue, very cheap!, ex: NY 320$ return), From Phildephia, Charlotte & Dallas (AA / US Airways), from Atlanta (Delta), from Houston (United), from Baltimore (southwest airlines), from Toronto (Westjet & Air Canada ), from London UK (BA).

  • Then Nassau - North Eleuthera (all 150$ return): Bahamas Air,,

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Temperature in November: Average: 76°F. Some showers.



Contact us for  :


- Reservations

- Any further information  

- VIP & custom demands


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