Fine-tuning your yoga and meditation with a mindfulness retreat in Sri Lanka
Load your SkyScanner app and search for the cheapest available flights to Sri Lanka so you can book it to one of the of the most popular yoga retreats being offered this year in Kalutara. With five days of guided yoga and meditation accompanied by personalized, Ayurvedic consultations; cookery classes and live demonstrations and a bundle of more blissful activities, this yoga retreat holiday in Sri Lanka will pamper you from head-to-toe and leave you feeling grounded, rejuvenated and perhaps even a little bit (more) enlightened. The retreat is currently available for booking all year round for 2017 with low season being from beginning of May 2017 until mid December 2017 and high season starting in the middle of December 2017. See the details below and reserve your spot ASAP, this one yoga retreat you won’t want to miss this year!
- 4 nights accommodation
- Ayurvedic meals
- Ayurveda Doctor consultation
- Daily Yoga
- Daily Meditation
- One Detox Abhyanga Ayurveda Treatment
- One Herbal/ Steam Bath
- One Face Mask
- Water and herbal tea at all times
- Daily Afternoon Activities
Plantation Villa Sri Lanka Meditation and Yoga Retreat Program Schedule, Activities and Description
From Plantation Villa:
You will find this holiday experience very different from a normal activity packed holiday or even a normal spa holiday. Plantation Villa offers a very unique opportunity for you to be amidst nature and totally relax, while they look after you using the knowledge of century-old vedic traditions and mindfulness practices.
You will arrive to a completely natural environment with no man-made distractions. The idea is that when the physical body is not too active and there are not much distractions to stimulate the mind, it turns inwards into understanding and feeling your own emotions and cognitive behavior patterns.
Most of the modern day life is so full of distractions that you are left with little or no time to really examine your inner-self. As a result, you become so unaware of your own emotions and the impact it is having on your physical body.
Once you arrive, the friendly team will help you settle in to your room. Your first days treatment will be light as the body needs time to settle in to the environmental changes, effects of flying, and jet lag.
06:30 – 07:30 Yoga
07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 12:30 Ayurvedic treatments. Some guests would also be doing walks in the village in the morning or having a swim before the treatment
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Rest or join one of the afternoon activities, which include walks in the plantation, activities in the plantation, tree planting, cookery classes, talks with the yoga teacher or doctor, and more
17:30 – 19:00 Evening yoga
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
20:30 Reading, meditation, and more.
The ancient medical science of Ayurveda, which is experiencing a renaissance at present, is perhaps the most sophisticated and comprehensive approach to health care the world has known. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, and lifestyle. This balance is believed to lead to happiness and health, and to help prevent illness.
Yoga and meditation
The ancient practices of yoga and meditation are a key component to embracing a more mindful lifestyle. Coupled along with healing natural treatments and medicines, yoga and meditation allow the body to restore, improve, and develop in harmony of mind, body, and spirit. You can not fully benefit from the physical treatment alone, and this is where yoga and meditation practice plays such an important role in truly overcoming your own personal shortfalls, physical imperfections, disabilities, or ailments.
Meet the Plantation Villa Sri Lanka Yoga and Meditation Retreat Instructors
Yoga Alliance International (Hatha Yoga)
Milan was trained as a Hatha yoga teacher over 20 years ago, and certified by the Yoga Alliance in USA. His focus is primarily in the Viniyoga style, a fluid, accommodating style which starts with the breath and ends with the breath. It flows from one asana to the next, the muscles are coaxed towards each asana with several repetitions before a calming hold. Therapeutic in nature, this is a style anyone can achieve to perfection, for the perfection of each pose lies within each individual body. He also teaches Kundalini and meditation. He believes in the healing nature of yoga and mindfulness.
Mujith was trained in Hatha yoga and has been teaching yoga for over a decade. Studied under the Sri Lankan Yoga Foundation, his focus is primarily on toning and strengthening the body along with improving flexibility. His practice flows from one asana to the next, and at each stage, multiple options can be given to accommodate varying abilities of the class attendees, from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners. He conducts group classes as well as individual classes during retreats. He believes in the healing nature of yoga and Ayurveda, and is a regular meditation practitioner.
Gemma is an excellent, kind, and gentle teacher of yoga and meditation. The morning classes are a bit more awakening and the evening classes are slow and restorative. Gemma is a professional and can adapt her style to the guest requirement. Her meditation lessons are good and she does a particularly great moon ceremony.
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Accommodations and Costs for the 5 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Kalutara, Sri Lanka
From Plantation Villa Sri Lanka:
The hotel villa is a colonial home, approximately 150 years old, that used to be the house of the village chief. It has been converted to a guest house and it offers a living room, dinning hall, veranda, open living area, and eight bedrooms.
The property consists of the main villa and the lodge, which are about two minutes from each other. The lodge is the original house of the first occupier of this colonial treasure. With time, his son built a bigger home to house his expanding family; the villa.
The villa consists of eight rooms, two of them are suite rooms and six are deluxe rooms. It also offers a dining hall, a lounge, verandas, and a spa.
The lodge consists of six standard rooms and an open verandah. Both the villa and the lodge were renovated in 2015 and are decorated with a contemporary colonial style to keep with the age of the property and to make you comfortable and meet your modern needs.
All of the deluxe rooms are in the villa and they also all open in to a beautiful open verandah. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. Unlike the standard rooms, deluxe rooms are air conditioned.
All of the standard rooms are in the lodge and they all open in to a beautiful open verandah. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. The rooms have fans but they are not air conditioned.
They have two suite rooms, which are in the villa and they open in to a beautiful front verandah within the main villa. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. The suite room bathrooms have both a shower and a bath. Both suite rooms are air conditioned.
- 1 person (Standard single room)
- 2 persons (Standard double room)
- 3 persons (Standard triple room)
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