This unique wellness retreat brings together the ancient inseparable sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda to leave you feeling cleansed, restored, renewed and most of all deeply connected to yourself. Daily meditation, yoga, Ayurveda treatments, delicious fresh healthy food and plenty of time to simply BE will leave you feeling like brand new on every level.
This retreat is the perfect time to step away from the outside world and take your awareness inwards to find true inner peace, healing and wellness. Learn lifestyle skills, dietary tips and yoga practices that will help transform your life on every level, and that you can take away with you to continue long after the retreat ends.
The Yoga will combine vinyasa flow to help awaken your mind, body and soul and deeply relaxing yin yoga class to bring the day to a close and set you up for a deep restful night’s sleep. There will also be meditation classes and insights into the inspiring philosophy of yoga.
Our home for the retreat will be the stunning Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka’s pioneer health resort specializing in Ayurveda. Set on a long strip of beach, with a reef running the length of the resort this beautiful and elegant resort is built in a way that you can enjoy the feeling of space and light, the sounds of nature and the huge night skies.
The food is an eagerly anticipated part of the day. A wide range of healthy, fresh and delicious food is served for breakfast and at the lunch buffet. Dinner is a set 3 course vegetarian meal. The kitchen and dining room work closely together to see that everyone gets the Ayurvedic food that the doctors prescribe, so you can fully embrace and experience the advantages of Ayurvedic food.
6.45am-7.45am Vinyasa Flow Practice
9.30am-1.00pm Two hours set aside for Ayurvedic treatments each day. Alongside the herbal decoctions you will be given daily the program will include synchronized massages, herbal or steam baths and other therapies depending on your medical needs.
After the treatments – Free time
2.00pm-5.30pm Choose from Ayurvedic lectures or short excursions to local places of interest (these include visits to special gardens, boat trips to the unique riverine vegetation and visits to temples.) You may also choose to walk on the beach, relax by the swimming pool or enjoy afternoon tea.
5.30pm-6.45pm Yin Yoga Practice
8.00pm-9.00pm Watch a film/reading/personal time
Standard Accommodation – Ground Floor
Single Euro 1,843
Double/Twin Euro 1,765.50 pp
Beach Front Accommodation – Cottage or Facing Beach on 1st Floor
Single Euro 2,208
Double/Twin Euro 1,948 pp
-Daily yoga classes and workshops
-9 days of approx. two hours daily Ayurvedic treatments (according to the individual Ayurvedic plan)
-10 nights of full board accommodation
-Daily yoga classes and meditation
-Consultations with an Ayurveda doctor
-Full board – buffet breakfast & lunch, set three course vegetarian dinner plus fresh juices & afternoon tea
-Excursions, lectures and all other activities offered by the resort
The price excludes flights
Spend your days doing as little or as much as you like! Each day there are two yoga classes, two hours of Ayurveda treatments and local excursions to enjoy. What you have the energy left for, except maybe lazing by the pool overlooking the ocean or walking along the beach, is up to you!
Treat yourself to up to two hours of Ayurvedic treatments included in your price everyday! There are also daily optional excursions available (included in the price) to explore the local area and culture.
Getting here – You should look into flights to Colombo. You will be collected from there. There is a direct flight from London with Sri Lanka Air or you can go via the Middle East or India. Connecting flights are also available throughout the world. Transfers from the airport are included.
Getting around – There is no need to go anywhere! The resort and beach can be explored by foot and transfers to the airport and local excursions are included.