This New Years Retreat will take place in two different locations in Sri Lanka- beaches and mountains. We will travel the island to explore different landscapes, get in touch with the elements and connect to ourselves.
You will learn to appreciate the highs and the lows. Just like the mountain tops and the ocean bottom. Let nature reflect your own very being and dive into a Yoga program that will explore Tantric philosophy, Healing Yoga classes based on Vinyasa, Classical Tantra and Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ayurveda and a big portion of fun. Open up for an enchanting journey within-Because the way in is the only way out.
Arrival - Airport pick up from Colombo International Airport and transfer to Rukgala Retreat Centre in Kandy (approx 4 - 4.5 hour journey)
Hike & visit to Bambaragala Temple on top of a rock, part of a nearby monastery with meditation caves
Free Day (Optional Activities include visit to Temple of Tooth, Hiking in Knuckles Mountain Range, Massages, visit to town, visit to floral garden)
Day trip to Tea Estate + Waterfall with picnic lunch
Early morning departure to Galle Fort (5 hour journey) for lunch and exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Evening departure to Jasper House in Hiriketiya Bay
New Years Eve celebrations in Hiriketiya Bay!
Free Day (Optional activities include visit to temples, beaches, elephant safari, snorkelling or scuba diving)
Depart to Airport
* Daily yoga & workshops will be scheduled in accordingly. A detailed itinerary will be sent to you 30 days prior to your retreat start.
8 Nights accommodation - 4 nights at Rukgala Retreat Centre and 4 nights at Jasper House
All ground transportation during the retreat from airport pick up to airport drop off
Daily vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 9
Guided hikes to Bambaragala Temple
Tea Estate tour with waterfall visit and picnic lunch
Visit to Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site for exploring, lunch and shopping
Daily Asana classes led by Alexia based on Vinyasa, Classical Tantra & Hatha, Forrest Yoga, Yin and Bhakti Yoga
Workshop 1 - Breath & Tantra Yoga: A soothing practice for the nervous system
Workshop 2 - Ananda Mandala Cacao Ceremony & Chakra Activation
Workshop 3 - Partner Yoga Therapy: Marma Points & Ayurveda
Workshop 4 - Bhakti Yoga & Mantra Practice: Learn how to heighten your frequency
Airfare to Colombo International Airport (Airport code: CMB). Please do not book your flight until you receive instructions.
Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in like hikes, surfing, snorkeling, safari, etc.
Travel Visa to Sri Lanka - Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold and apply at: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/