I am delighted to be co-hosting this Wellbeing retreat with friend and fellow yoga teacher, Katie James. Along with her effervescent spirit, Katie brings a wealth of experience and between us you can expect to enjoy up to three classes per day along with the opportunity for 1:1’s and lots of fun amidst the tranquil and tropical setting of this very special healing retreat.
immerse yourself in nature with like minded souls and let the magic begin
When Saturday 16th March to Saturday 23rd March 2019 [7 nights with options to extend your stay]
Cost **Early bird special** £785 shared, £1035 single
1st November onwards £925 shared, £1175 single
Why Sri Lanka?
An island of national parks, venerated temples, tea plantations and rose-gold beaches: Sri Lanka packs in plenty of experiences. Without doubt this island beauty will be one to watch over the next few years and we are delighted to offer this as a destination to rest, digest and thrive.
Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate making it the perfect winter get away. In March you can enjoy 28-31 degrees with sunny and mainly dry days.
Why Sri Devi?
A luxurious, spacious and welcoming retreat surrounded by nature and wildlife
A philosophy for health and healing with onsite Ayurvedic treatments and advice
Local fresh organic produce crafted into nourishing and delicious meals
Exclusive use of the hotel, 60 ft pool and 2.5 acre grounds
Small groups – maximum of 12 – a total immersion in a safe and serene setting
Oh yes and it’s just 15 minutes by foot to palm fringed golden beaches and turquoise blue sea
Sri Devi Retreat offers a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments and massages. These century old treatments rely on natural remedies to improve health and longevity of life. Be it a revitalizing massage, a relaxing Shirodhara drip or a rejuvenating bath treatment, you can enjoy the healing powers of Ayurveda in the dedicated treatment bungalow or right next to the pool.
Included in the retreat price is an Ayurvedic consultation and dosha assessment by the resident Ayurvedic doctor, x1 full body massage, x1 Shirodhara oil drip treatment and x1 head/foot massage
The Yoga [as much or as little as you wish]
The open sided Yoga shala is purpose built and spacious – the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and experience the sensory delight of exotic flowers, wild birds, monkeys and mongoose
Early morning guided Meditation : for newcomers the opportunity to learn in a progressive way and for seasoned meditators the invitation to explore self-enquiry as a tool for healing and transformation
Morning Yoga : breath work, gentle awakening, sweet structured flow, cooling and mediative floor sequences – you can expect to feel rejuvenated, energised and ready for the delights of the day
In the evenings : delicious and nourishing working with the modalities of Pranayama, Yin Yoga, Restorative sequences and Yoga Nidra
The 9 villas at Sri Devi have a simplicity in keeping with the natural surroundings. They incorporate traditional Sri Lankan elements with beautiful colonial furniture and modern day comfort.
Each villa comprises one very large room with ample space for two twin beds or one double plus spacious ensuite bathroom. They are equipped with a bar counter with fridge and tea making facility, a generous walk-in closet with safe and a fantastic terrace with magnificent view.
Proposed daily programme
0730 meditation [30 mins]
0800 time for tea and juice
0830 practice 1 [2 hours]
1030 group breakfast – hearty and healthy
Free time to rest and relax by the pool, in the grounds or at the beach
1700 practice 2 [1.5 hours]
1900 group evening meal on five nights – exceptional three course meal
dinner on 2 evenings are not included in the cost to give you the option to go for dinner as a group or individually and to explore the array of affordable local places to eat along the beach resorts and tavernas
There is a ‘day off’ midweek for a full days exploration of the local area. See ‘local attractions’ below.
Investment and inclusions
7 nights’ accommodation in large stylish colonial villas, ensuite, fridge, terrace
Yoga on five days – enjoy up to 3 classes a day. Mats, bolsters and belts are included
1:1 with either Ali or Katie
Ayurvedic treatments – x1 full body deep tissue massage, x 1 Shirodhara treatment and x1 head/foot massage
Breakfasts x 7, three course evening meal x 5 plus unlimited teas and water
Morning juice [pre yoga] and fruit in the afternoon
Private transfers to and from the retreat
**Early bird special** £785 shared in twin bed villa, £1035 single villa
from 1.11.18 £925 shared in twin bed villa. £1175 single villa.
Not included: flights, travel insurance, dinner on two nights, trips, additional drinks
Please email Ali and request booking form and T&C’s
Complete form and return to Ali along with non-refundable £350 deposit. Balance payable 15th January 2019
Book flights ASAP to secure best possible deal and….. RELAX or SHOUT OUT because you are going to SRI LANKA!