11 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Villa de Zoysa, Galle Road, Boossa, Sri Lanka

11 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Villa de Zoysa, Galle Road, Boossa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat

This yoga retreat in Sri Lanka combines an inner journey of discovery with a magical travel experience. Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, satsang, and freshly cooked traditional cuisine with the backdrop of enchanting Sri Lanka, a home of endless beaches. You will have plenty of opportunities to relax on the endless white sandy beaches and explore the wonder of ancient temples, elephants, and world heritage sights.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily asana and pranayama practice
  • Plenty of time to relax and explore the beautiful surroundings
  • Daily Sri Lankan breakfast and dinner
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 10 days with instruction
  • German, English
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You will be staying at Villa de Zoysa, an exclusive third generation family owned private villa located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka between the world famous UNESCO heritage city of Galle and the every popular Hikkaduwa beach. It is set within a beautiful four acre garden with an outdoor swimming pool and is situated in close proximity to the beach.

Yoga will be practiced in the yoga shala, which is next to the house in the beautiful garden grounds. It is an open-sided purpose-built shala that lets the sounds of the birds and the nearby ocean waves wash over you as you practice. Evening meditation often takes place on the beach at sunset.

Accommodation is in shared or single rooms. All of the rooms are beautifully designed and keeping with the theme and style of the rest of the house are furnished with period antiques. In Villa de Zoysa, each room benefits from views overlooking the luscious garden with the breeze travelling up from the ocean.

Premier rooms are triple occupancy and upper level large rooms with a balcony, shower, and toilet. Standard rooms are double and single occupancy, located on the ground level and equipped with shower and toilet. Standard plus rooms are double and single occupancy, located on the ground level and equipped with a small courtyard, shower, and toilet

  • 06:30 Pranayama and meditation
  • 07:00 Asana practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Free time for optional excursions
  • 17:00 Asana practice
  • 18:15 Sunset meditation and pranayama on the beach
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • Anna Wan

    Maha Shanti Yoga Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Anna's yoga tradition follows the classical teachings of Hatha yoga, combining an integrated approach to personal and spiritual development with health. Since 2004, together with Juergen, she has been teaching group classes in Yoga Studios and Fitness Studios in Munich, and providing private classes, incompany classes, workshops and yoga lifestyle consultations on a one-to-one basis. In addition, she hosts regular Yoga Retreats worldwide and also offers a Yoga Teacher Training course in India.

  • Jürgen Hergenröder

    Maha Shanti Yoga Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Juergen's yoga tradition follows the classical teachings of Hatha yoga, combining an integrated approach to personal and spiritual development with health. Since 2004, together with Anna, he has been teaching group classes in Yoga Studios and Fitness Studios in Munich, and providing private classes, incompany classes, workshops and yoga lifestyle consultations on a one-to-one basis. In addition, he hosts regular Yoga Retreats worldwide and also offers a Yoga Teacher Training course in India.

This retreat will take place in Sri Lanka, a uniquely enchanting island brimming with natural beauty, history, and culture. It is home to endless beaches with golden sand and rolling surf, UNESCO World Heritage sites, timeless ruins with legendary temples, and beautiful landscapes of lush rice paddies and swaying palm trees.

Daily breakfast and dinner are included in the total cost of this retreat. All meals are freshly cooked Sri Lankan cuisine using local source and mainly organic produce. Breakfast will include the much raved about breakfast coconut roti, chili flavored spicy coconut sambol, and a variety of fresh fruit. Dinners will include a range of local dishes including the house's favorite curries, all flavored in coconut milk, curry leaves, and cinnamon, the base ingredients of Sri Lankan cuisine.

  • Elephant riding and bathing
  • Relax on the beach
  • Surfing
  • Visit and feed local sea turtles
  • Visit historical heritage sites, including Galle
  • Visit to local Buddhist temples

During this retreat, Ayurvedic treatments and massage are available at an additional cost.

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga practice
  • Use of swimming pool, Wi-Fi, and library
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional excursion
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request. By private transport, it will take two hours using the new high way and by public transport it will take four or five hours.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Marion Kocholl from Germany
    10 out of 10

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    "I really enjoyed my yoga holiday at the Villa de Zoysa. It is a wonderful place, a villa surrounded by a beautiful garden and very near to the beach. Every day there was an interesting offer of different excursions; temple visits, going on a safari, a visit to a tea plantation - to name but a few. Everything was very well organized by our host, so that I always felt very safe and well taken care of. And of course the sunrise and sunset yoga classes with Anna and Jürgen were worth the long voyage. After participating in the yoga class in a private yoga shala, you could choose whether to jump into the swimming pool just outside or to enjoy an incredibly nice breakfast/dinner straight away. Thank you for a wonderful time!"

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  • Review by Svitlana Filimoshkina from Ukraine
    1 out of 10

    "I am grateful that I met Anna and Jurgen 6 months ago and started my yoga path with them. Joining my first yoga retreat with Maha Shanti Yoga to Sri Lanka was a life changing experience. It gave me lots of knowledge about life and about myself, new friends and of course inspiration to keep practicing and searching."

    "The accommodation and food at Villa De Zoysa was fantastic and well-organized excursions let us explore the country and the culture. Outdoor full moon dinner, partner yoga, satsangs, sunset meditations and lots of magical moments with amazing people who shared their knowledge and experience will remain in our hearts forever."

    "I enjoyed every single moment of my journey with warm and friendly people in this special place and can highly recommend it!!"

    "With love & gratitude,"

    "Your Lana"

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  • Review by Katja Hartmann from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga retreat at Villa de Zoysa with Anna and Jürgen was the last stop for my family after 3 months of travelling the world. It was the most perfect and beautiful place for it: the Villa is unique and spacious. Our host Devinda made sure we felt welcome at all times. The food was delicious and we especially loved the outdoor dinnerparty he organized on the last retreat evening. Morning and evening yoga classes with Anna and Jürgen in the yoga shala as well as sunset meditations at the beach made the retreat a most relaxing experience. I would always come back to Sri Lanka and join Anna and Jürgen for another retreat on this beautiful island."

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  • Review by Anna Dirr from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Another yoga journey with you in Greece – another wonderful and amazing experience for me! This small group with very lovely people from all over the world made this retreat in Greece very special. We shared a wonderful time in Sri Lanka this March so this week was a reunion for us. The energy was so beautiful that everyone could just be how they are. Thanks for enlightening me about yoga and accompanying me through my yogi way of life, which helps me a lot in every day life. You are wonderful teachers and genuine people – thank you. Namaste and shanti!"

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  • Review by Jody Boyd from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have just been lucky enough to join Anna and Juergen’s ‘Yoga & The 7 Chakras’ retreat in Greece. Traveling there I was a little nervous – not knowing what to expect. Within an hour of being there any anxieties disappeared. Anna and Juergen are so welcoming (as were the rest of their yoga family - many of whom retreat with them every year). The setting is stunning, peaceful and talk about a room with a balcony view. The yoga shala is by far the best I’ve practiced in and it is very special to watch the sun rise daily above the ocean whilst practicing yoga. THANK YOU Anna and Juergen for going above and beyond to create this little Greek haven to remind people what life can feel like: waking up to yoga, enjoying more stretching, pranayama and meditation after a day of relaxing on the beach or sight-seeing, slowing down, 7 star hosting, learning about Yoga, never tiring of my questions, great company, plenty of personal space, fun, a last tiny bit of summer and best of all lots of simple yoga and pranayama tips to take a little piece of the retreat back to the rat race."

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  • Review by Virginia Taddoni from New York

    "For years, I wanted to experience a yoga retreat in Tuscany and was fortunate to do that at Ebbio with Anna and Juergen. In addition to being highly skilled and caring teachers, they are friendly and fun and instantly welcomed me into their family. Anna and Juergen are wise and kind and do more than teach, they build community. I have taken tons of classes in NY with wonderful teachers but when I say “my yoga teachers” I am referring to Anna and Juergen because of the special journeys we have taken together. I recommend Anna and Juergen’s classes to students of all levels and look forward to our next adventure. "

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  • Review by Dan Silvey from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Having wanted to practice yoga for many years but until relatively recently never having found a suitable class, I consider myself truly fortunate to have come across Anna and Juergen, whose teaching style has been perfect for me. I suffered a serious road traffic accident six years ago and always had severe lower back pain following a lifetime of playing rugby and other active sports. Since I started yoga, I have experienced no back pain and the progress and improvement in my overall bodily health and flexibility has been truly remarkable. That they teach as a team with the resulting benefit that a pose can be simultaneously explained and demonstrated and their respect for and honoring of the true meaning of yoga means that I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to any person seeking an introduction or an improvement to their yoga practice."

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  • Review by Sabine Davidson from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I started attending classes with Maha Shanti Yoga after my little son was born and I remember well that I constantly felt stressed out. I suffered from severe back pain, my breathing was all over the place and never reached below my rib cage - no way. With Anna and Jürgen's gentle guidance, I slowly learned to accept and respect the restrictions of my body and, seemingly on its own, the various asanas became my body's best friends. When I first tried to reach down to my toes, I could barely get past my knees. Today, I can touch the ground. I have learned that my body adjusts and responds so well to all those asanas as long as I give it time. It has been a process, and my constant back pain still bugs me every now and then. Yet, today I know what to do."

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  • Review by Stephan Stetter
    9 out of 10

    "Becoming and being a yogi with Anna und Jürgen has changed my life. I suffered from severe back problems for many years. Although I am very active in sports, none of that prevented me from having lumbago as frequent visitors. From 2002 until 2010, I had lumbago on average every 3 months. I started yoga with Anna and Jürgen 15 months ago and since then I didn’t have lumbago anymore! Apart from that, yoga is great for fitness and Anna and Jürgen are gifted teachers."

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  • Review by Kathrin Schmoll
    9 out of 10

    "Now, after being back from the yoga holiday in Tuscany, I can feel all the positive effects. I feel even stronger, so aware, awake, and quiet inside. I kept on with the morning meditation, a little shorter maybe, but still, it keeps opening the path to the little room inside where I am always smiling quietly. It is so nice."

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  • Review by a traveller
    9 out of 10

    "I've been suffering from panic attacks on and off for about four years. Then, the stress of moving to Munich from England in spring 2010 made them a lot worse, so I started looking around for things that might help me manage them. A friend recommended yoga, so I searched for an English speaking yoga class, leading me to Anna and Juergen's 4 week beginners’ workshop. Anna and Juergen were both really patient with us in that first workshop. Having two teachers means one can be demonstrating all the asanas while the other comes round and makes sure everyone is ok. Although I am also on medication and visit a therapist for cognitive behavioral therapy, I have no doubt that my yoga practice has played a huge part in my recovery from anxiety. It gives me great confidence and hope to know that when I come off the medication and finish my therapy, I will still always have my yoga breathing in my back pocket, just in case!"

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  • Review by Billy White from Costa Rica
    9 out of 10

    "My focus has been hatha yoga since 1974. Anna and Juergen's Knaubenhof yoga retreat came at the right time for me to move on to prana. When the fruit is ripe, it will fall. I teach yoga in Costa Rica and added what I learned to my classes here. Anna and Juergen's classes were real."

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  • Review by Mindy White from Costa Rica
    10 out of 10

    "The Knaubenhof spring retreat was a chance for me to practice with two genuine teachers and other dedicated yoga practitioners after years of a solo home practice. Anna and Juergen helped me pinpoint areas of strength and areas needing attention. Their kindness and sincerity brought out the best in each of their students. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with a yoga tribe and learn so much in a beautiful setting among gracious hospitality."

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Munich, Germany

Maha Shanti Yoga is a registered Yoga school with the Yoga Alliance offering group classes, workshops, international Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Training.

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11 days / 10 nights

Availability

Arrival: Tuesday March 13, 2018
Departure: Friday March 23, 2018

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