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7 Days Ayurveda Yoga Retreat in Bentota, Sri Lanka

Mangrove Villa Ayurveda Resort, Gagabada Watta, Meegama Road, Warapitiya 85000, Dharga Town, Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Therapy and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

This yoga holiday is devoted to your physical and mental well-being. Yoga is an ancient way of healing, mentally and physically, through body alignments, relaxation, and poses. On this yoga retreat, a practice of ancient noble yoga will be accompanied by Ayurveda treatments or therapy. Here, you will have access to the services of well-trained experts whose goal is to help you increase your future well-being.

Meet the instructors

Sriyanath
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Highlights

  • 6 yoga classes
  • Doctor consultation
  • 1 meditation session
  • 6 days Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • Excursion to the Turtle hatchery and Kandevihara temple
  • Daily Ayurvedic meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily herbal tea

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$51 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Tour assistance

Mangrove Villa consists of three health-friendly mud cabanas and three comfortable bungalow rooms. All rooms have a beautiful garden and Bentota river view. Comfortable chairs in the verandah are provided for you to enjoy the scenic beauty and there is also specially-designed sun beds that will let you relax under mangroves in a peaceful environment while you feel the natural breeze from the Bentota river.

Program

Clinical application of yoga has been proved to be effective and safe in a variety of conditions of which few are mentioned below. The nature of yoga exercises will vary depending on the individual and specific problem. The various clinical problems where yoga might be effective are stress, insomnia, hypertension, cardiac problems, diabetes mellitus, asthma, back pain, and obesity.

Included excursions

This package includes a free city tour including a visit to Sea Turtle Hatcheries and Kandevihara Temple.

Instructors

Sriyanath de Silva

Retreat location

Mangrove Villa is set on one and a half acres of tropical greenery and facing the Bentota River. The location is blessed with a serene environment suitable for a holistic holiday and is the ideal location for yoga and relaxation.

Nearby places

  • Bentota beach - 10 minutes

Food

All meals are included in the package and consists of healthy food such as Sri Lankan red rice, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, etc. The Ayurveda doctor will privately consult each guest and arrange a special menu accordingly. This will help you to get maximum results from the treatments and medicines. Ayurveda meals act as nutrition as well as a healing therapy against sicknesses.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Ayurvedic
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)

  • A visit to Hikkaduwa
  • A visit to Rathnapura (City of Gems)
  • A visit to Sinharaja Rainforest
  • A visit to Udawalwa National Park
  • Colombo tour
  • Visits to Galle and Unawatuna

Spa treatments

This package includes 1 reflexology massage session. Mangrove Villa also offers various spa treatments at an additional cost. The treatments include:

Cleaning of the bowels

This is a cleansing of the bowels using herbal mixtures or oils, which are usually given after dinner. The effect is very smooth and a patient can be expected to have two or three bowel movements.

Decoctions

Decoctions are a range of herbal medicines prepared according to individual prescriptions each day. More than 50 dry and fresh ingredients such as bark, root seed, and flowers can go into the preparation of the medicine which is boiled in earthenware pots over a long period of time.

Facial treatment

In this facial treatment, herbal pastes and steams are used to clean and smooth out wrinkles, as well as clear the skin.

Herbal bath

Herbal leaves and roots are boiled in water to be poured on the patient's body in the herbal bath.

Herbal steam bath

For the herbal steam bath, herbal leaves, and roots are boiled for the steam to clean the patient's skin for a prescribed period of time. This is used to combat obesity and joint pains.

Herbal steam inhalation (Nasya Karama nasal treatment)

Medicated oils, herbal juices, and powders are administered through the nasal tract. This treatment is very good for chronic sinusitis, chronic headaches, migraines, facial paralysis, nasal congestion, cataract, and diseases of the eyes, nose, ear, mouth, and head.

Oil Picho

Oil Picho consists of keeping a piece of either cloth or cotton dipped in oil on certain parts of the body. This can help with muscular stiffness, muscular pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic rheumatoid arthritis.

Pinda Sweda Nawara Kizi (fermentation)

A mild oil massage is given to the patient with the help of special medicinal bundles made of cheese cloth. This treatment helps with neck stiffness, joint pains, chronic rheumatoid, arthritis, and arthritis paralysis. It also prevents the process of aging and appearance of wrinkles on the body.

Pizhichil Sarvangadhara (body oil bath)

This treatment comprises of the use of warm medicated oils on the whole body for a certain time. It can help with paralysis (hemiplegia and paraplegia), early stages of multiple sclerosis, facial paralysis, Parkinson's disease, sciatica, spondylosis, and osteoarthritis.

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a procedure consisting of continuous pouring of medicated herbal oil on the forehead of the patient. The type of oil used depends on the medical ailments of the patient. A special type of apparatus called the Dhara Patra is used for the Shirodhara treatment. Shirodhara is an excellent therapy for the treatment of ailments connected to the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and nervous system. It is also effective for a chronic headache, migraine, insomnia, mental stress, mental diseases, paralysis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral atrophy, and aphasia tinnitus.

Shiro Vashti

Shiro Vashti is a treatment where, with the help of a special leather cap, oil is kept on the head. Warm medicated oils are poured into the cap and then fitted onto the head. The time of the treatment and the kind of oil varies according to each individual. This treatment can help facial paralysis, insomnia, headaches, migraines, and mental stress.

Vashti karma (enema therapy)

Medicated oils and herbal water are administered through the rectum in this procedure. It can help with treating paralysis, arthritis, sciatica, chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, and diseases of the nervous system.

Vereka karma (purificatory purgation therapy)

Vereka Karma is a procedure of purgation that involves the elimination of toxins from the body through the anal route. This can remedy hemorrhoids, distension of the abdomen, constipation, indigestion, abdominal diseases, jaundice, gastroenteritis, and skin diseases.

What's included

  • 1 meditation session
  • 4 days Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 yoga classes
  • Daily herbal tea
  • Daily Ayurvedic meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Doctor consultation
  • Excursion to the Turtle hatchery and Kandevihara temple, Bentota river safari

What's not included

  • Herbal medicines
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from Mangrove Villa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Mangrove Villa can arrange a transfer from and to the airport upon your request with a cost of 45 EUR one-way. Please send Mangrove Villa an inquiry for more information.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$51 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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