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10 Days Calming Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Central Province, Sri Lanka

Jim’s Farm Villas, Ehelepola, Pallepola, Matale, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Energizing Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Whether you are a total yoga beginner wanting to improve your flexibility and general fitness or an advanced yoga student looking to deepen your practice, Chillout Retreats' highly qualified yoga teacher, Natalie Smit-Ash can meet each individual’s needs on this retreat. You will learn relaxation, meditation as well as breathing techniques to help reduce your stress levels and you will feel calmer, fitter also more energized in both body and mind.

Meet the instructors

Natalie
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Highlights

  • Yoga and Pilates-inspired classes
  • Guided meditation or relaxation sessions
  • 4-day trips to the major local Cultural Triangle sites
  • Plenty of free time and 2-hour Ayurvedic spa treatments
  • Hearty breakfasts, lunches, dinners and fresh fruits
  • Scheduled transfers from and to the airport
  • 10 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


9 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Free Wi-Fi

Mango Villa at Jim's Farm Villas is a pure luxury with Sri Lankan style. All stylishly decorated bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with solar hot water, individually controlled air-con, fan and free Wi-Fi. Thirteen double or family bedrooms are located on upper floors with your own private balcony and there is a single bedroom at ground floor level for single guests or those with limited mobility. This beautiful and traditional accommodation and grounds are vast, allowing you space between activities and room to wander and reflect. There are shared twin and triple rooms with shared bathroom as well as private rooms with ensuite bathroom available on-site.

Program

Chillout Retreats' four-day trips in the Cultural Triangle will include your group’s choice of the following:

  • Dambulla Rock Temples visit
  • Kandy tour including Temple of the Tooth and the Botanical Gardens visits as well as shopping
  • Matale Tea District tour plus waterfall swimming
  • Matale tour including local batik women’s cooperative, Aluvihare Buddhist Temple and Hindu Temple visits
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress visit (the eighth wonder of the world)
  • Wild elephants at Habarana tour

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:00 Fresh fruits, fresh juice plus tea or coffee at Mango Villa
  • 07:30 Morning yoga and meditation class until 09:30
  • 10:00 Brunch at Mango Villa until 11:00
  • 11:30 Local activities (walks of the farm, village or temples, tuk-tuk rides locally, swimming in hilltop pool and milking the cows), Ayurvedic treatments at Bamboo Spa, four-day tours of local Cultural Triangle sites by minibus
  • 17:30 Evening yoga class until 19:00
  • 19:30 Pre-dinner drinks and free nibbles
  • 20:00 Four-course farm-fresh dinner

Included excursions

You will have four-day trips of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle of your group’s choice (entrance fees are at an extra cost).

Instructors

Natalie Smit-Ash

Retreat location

You will practice yoga and meditate at Jim's Farm Villas in Matale, Central Province, Sri Lanka. This amazing location is a coconut farm which has been renovated beautifully just over eight years ago. The place has been developed into a "diverse 50-acre organic fruit and spice farm" for the benefit of the guests and the local community.

Centrally located midway between Dambulla and Kandy within the Cultural Triangle, during your Chillout Retreats yoga holiday you can either relax on the farm at the poolside, spa or enjoy memorable day trips to nature parks, ancient temples or fabulous heritage sites like Sigiriya. Set amongst wooded hills and next to paddy-fields, the farm is a haven for birds which 102 species have been spotted so far.

Either way, you will enjoy the tranquillity of Jim's Farm Villas' 50-acre organic farm which is only three kilometers from the main Dambulla to Kandy road and learn more about life in a Sri Lankan village with its seasons as well as traditions. You can even learn how to cook a delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry here.

Nearby places

  • Dambulla, 3 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Special menu request

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All brunches and dinners will be served for you during your stay. Fruits that are fresh from the trees in the season will also be provided. Most of the fruits, spices and vegetables you will enjoy are grown on the farm. You can have teas, refreshments and healthy snacks too for a small extra charge. Unlimited fresh fruits and a fine selection of decaffeinated teas as well as coffee are available 24 hours a day. The phrases "you are what you eat" or "wellness starts from within" sum up Chillout Retreats' philosophy on food and juices on their retreats.

Chillout Retreats understands and respects the important role they play in the promotion of wellness as well as general good health. The cuisine on this retreat is detox orientated, nutritionally balanced and well-thought out to provide you with enough vital vitamins, minerals as well as energy to keep you tip-top throughout your stay with Chillout Retreats. Toxins in the body result from poor diet, stress, pollution, drug use, the water you drink and environmental exposure.

Your bodies tend to accumulate impurities from many different sources including food additives, pesticides, vehicle exhaust fumes, medical drug residues and internal body processes. If you are distressed, under par or overweight, the natural elimination of these waste products may be too slow for the body in the long term. This is why Chillout Retreats helps to kick start a healthier lifestyle whilst on retreat with them. The detox cuisine helps to cleanse and help your system enabling it to cope with the daily demands placed on it.

Most importantly, Chillout Retreats can cater for all intolerances and allergies. Chillout Retreats always have wheat, gluten and dairy free options. All of the dishes are vegetarian. Wherever possible, Chillout Retreats will buy fresh and local ingredients because supporting the local economy is also high on their agenda.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cow milking
  • Farm, village or temples walking
  • Hilltop pool swimming
  • Local tuk-tuk riding

Spa treatments

This retreat include two hours' spa treatments of your choice from Dr Ranjith, an Ayurvedic doctor.

What's included

  • 2-hour spa treatments of your choice from Dr. Ranjith (Chillout Retreats' Ayurvedic doctor)
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • All brunches and dinners
  • Day trips to the major local Cultural Triangle sites as part of your program
  • Fruits (fresh from the trees in season)
  • Guided meditation or relaxation sessions
  • Plenty of free time to do as you please
  • Scheduled transfers from and to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Towels and linens
  • Yoga and Pilates-inspired classes with Natalie Smith-Ash

What's not included

  • Entrance fees for day trips
  • Flights and insurance
  • Holistic and life therapy treatments (in addition to your 2-hour free spa treatments)
  • Snacks and pre-dinner drinks
  • Teas, refreshments and healthy snacks (small extra charge)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) Transfer from and to the airport is included. Chillout Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo is the nearest airport where you will be taken by free bus to Jim’s Farm Villas which is a three-hour scenic journey through the central hills. Chillout Retreats recommends for the outbound flight to Sri Lanka, you can use Sri Lankan Airlines UL 504. For example, there is a flight from London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). As for the inbound flight, you can use Sri Lankan Airlines UL 503 to return.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday October 9, 2020
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