2020 Spirit of Water Journey to the Big Island of Hawai'i

The October 2020 group journey to the Big Island of Hawai’i has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this journey in 2021.

Experience the beauty, magic, and embrace of the Pacific Ocean. Swim on multiple mornings with the Hawaiian spinner dolphins, who generously share their love, joy, and healing sonar. Learn from the ocean ambassadors about these powerful interdimensional beings. Immerse your body into deep and profound aquatic experiences of presence and flow. Relax on beautiful white sand beaches. Have ample opportunities for self-care, self-reflection, and integration.


Journey Leaders

Michelle Pillen

This year, I’m returning to the Big Island in October with up to seven people for the Spirit of Water Journey. We will stay in private accommodations with ocean views of the sunset above the town of Kailua-Kona, close enough to the action but far enough from the hustle and bustle. Mid-October is a beautiful time to take in the sights, sounds, and vibes of the West Side of the island. There’s less crowds, sunny days with cooler temps, many cultural and culinary offerings, and the dolphins are ever present in the warm waters off the Kona coast.    

I am leading this group journey with a dear friend who is loving, fun, and has many intuitive gifts, Anna Hodgson!  Last October, Anna and I embarked on a Goddess Journey to Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island. This year’s journey is solely on the Big Island, which means more time with the spinner dolphins and more opportunities to play, create, heal, relax, and rejuvenate in, on, and near the ocean. 

Anna Hodgson

I was born and raised in Washington, DC, where I still live with my two sons and husband. In 2016, I left a 25-year career in Federal project management to launch my own business and embark on a journey of self-exploration. As a certified Reiki Master, Life Coach, and Executive Coach, I support others to achieve success in various life domains. Currently, I’m a student at the Conscious Dying Institute where I am receiving training to support the dying as a Sacred Passage Doula.

After boldly jumping into the Pacific Ocean on my 2019 journey with Michelle for my very first swim with the otherworldly Spinner Dolphins, I was hooked. This experience was transformative, and I’m eager to get back in the water and serve as a co-leader for this upcoming 2020 Spirit of Water Journey. 

Testimonials from Past Hawai'i Journey Participants


“Aloha! Could not recommend Michelle’s Sacred Circle Journeys more sincerely! As a leader of journeys myself I am quite picky with whom I would travel and Michelle is on the top of my list!!! I had the great fortune to journey with her in Oahu and the Big Island last year and it was one of the most magical, mystical, meaningful and FUN events of my life. She makes you feel at ease, at home and so welcome, so that you enter the “real” Hawai’i right away, instead of the touristic one. I fell in love with the energy of these volcanic islands, the ocean, the dolphins, the language, the food!! Thank you Michelle, you are a true embodiment of the Aloha Spirit!!! If you are thinking of doing this, think no more! Listen to your soul’s beckoning and give yourself the gift of this Sacred Circle Journey with Michelle!!”

Ulla Suokko

Testimonials from Past Hawai'i Journey Participants


“Having taken a sacred journey with Michelle was truly a wonderful, amazing, magical, heart felt trip. I can’t say enough about her creation of experiences that will impact you in a positive way and change your life, it did mine. I plan on attending more journeys with Michelle. Thank you Michelle for your clear vision and guidance.”

Valerie Camozzi

Testimonials from Past Hawai'i Journey Participants


“Saying “yes” to a journey with Michelle in Hawaii has been one of the most profoundly transformative experiences of my life. Visiting sacred sites, swimming with dolphins, and spending time absorbing the energy of this incredible and incredibly lush and beautiful place is not to be missed! I have returned home feeling more balanced, more confident in myself, and absolutely blissful. I trusted Michelle to plan a spectacular trip and she exceeded all my expectations. She is responsive to participants, has a gentle style, and allows each person to experience the trip in their own way. I would not hesitate to travel again with Michelle and I am looking forward to another journey. I love traveling with her.  I am so grateful for the gifts that she is sharing in planning such amazing journeys.”


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