15 Days Natural Detox and Yoga Retreat in Kalutara, Sri Lanka

  • Plantation Villa, Nehianna, Dodangoda, Kalutara, Sri Lanka

15 Days Natural Detox and Yoga Retreat in Kalutara, Sri Lanka

  • Plantation Villa, Nehianna, Dodangoda, Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Detoxifying Ayurveda Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

The retreat is about detoxing your body and your mind with help from a team of experienced yoga teachers, Ayurvedic doctors and therapists, who will all work with you to help achieve optimum results during your stay, leaving feeling lighter in body, mind & spirit. It is a place where life in nature, fresh air, nutrition, and herbal medicines combined with mindfulness techniques of yoga and meditation with personalized service, Plantation Villa offers a haven for guests to relax in and focus on their well-being. The Retreat Centre enjoys fabulous guest reviews and is focused on offering a personalized service to all who stay with us.

Suports the Environment

As an eco-friendly Retreat Centre, we work tirelessly for the sustainment of our environment and the village people. The centre employs local staff and funds numerous village community establishments such as the village temples and schools. The Centre Supports its own charity, The Metta Trust and guests get an opportunity to join in the charity activities.

Highlights

  • Ayurveda doctor consultation
  • Daily guided yoga and Meditation
  • Daily Ayurvedic Detox Treatment
  • All meals - Healthy organic meals from the garden
  • Discussions about Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, Mindfulness
  • Accommodation in beautifully decorated rooms
  • Walks in the plantation and paddy-field
  • Cookery classes
  • 14 days with instruction
  • English

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The villa is a colonial home, approximately 150yrs old. It was the house of the village chief - and it now converted to consists of a living room, dinning hall, veranda and open living area all renovated in end 2015/2016.

The property consists of the main Villa and the Lodge, each about 2 minutes walking distance from each other. The Lodge is the original house of the first occupier of this colonial treasure. With time, their son built a bigger home to house his expanding family. This is the Villa.

The Villa consists of 8 rooms (2 Suite Rooms and 6 Deluxe Rooms) and the Dining Hall, Lounge, Verandahs and Spa. The Lodge consists of 6 Standard rooms and an open Verandah. Both the Villa and the Lodge were renovated in end 2015/2016 and is decorated to contemporary colonial style in keeping with the age of the property and to meet our guest comforts and modern needs. Rooms are beautifully completed with luxury bathrooms.

Overview

Each guest has an initial consultation on their first day. This consultation gathers a holistic understanding of our guest covering physical ailments, areas for stress for the mind, lifestyle, and wellness objectives or requirements.

Daily schedule/itinerary (Please note this is only an indicative itinerary as timing and durations can change with each retreat or guest)

  • 06.30 - 07.30: Morning Yoga
  • 07.30 - 09.00: Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 10.30: Morning Meditation
  • 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 in one of our Afternoon Activities, which includes: Walks in the plantation, activities in the plantation, tree planting, cookery classes, talks with the yoga teacher or doctor etc.
  • 17.30-18.30/19.00: Evening Yoga
  • 19.00: Dinner
  • 20.30 onwards: Evening discussions with Yoga Teacher, Meditation or Private Reading etc.

The excursions that you can freely join are bird watching trips, guided walks in the plantation, and walks in the village nearby.

  • Milan

    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

    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.

The property is located in a small village called Nehinna, 80 km away from the capital city Colombo. The village is rural and has a traditional community feel. The retreat centre property itself is a 30 acre plantation of rubber, coconut, cinnamon, and black pepper. The villa is surrounded by nature and is a habitat for rare local and migrant birds, butterflies, and a plethora of tropical flora and fauna. We have an open yoga sala where yoga and meditation classes and buddhist poojas take place. We specialize in Ayurveda which is an ancient art of healing the body and mind through nutrition, relaxation, and herbal treatments.

Nearby places

  • Colombo, 80 kilometers

You have daily Ayurvedic meals included in the price of the retreat. Plantation Villa follows a farm to plate policy where the majority of the food they serve comes from their own organic gardens. The hotel gardens consist of a paddy field, an organic vegetable, fruit, spice, and herb garden. Guests are invited to join in the paddy harvesting and fruit, vegetable, and spice picking. Cookery demonstrations are offered to those guests who are interested.

If you have not come on a package that includes day trips, Plantation Villa can arrange day trips to local places of interest. These can be organised according to your schedule and request, so you can still see some wonderful places further a field, during your time at the retreat. Most of the trips are either to rather unique cultural or historic sights or charity and conservation based projects. See below for a list of day trips that are popular among guests:

Guests can either hire Plantation Villa cycles for rides around the surrounding villages or hire our car for the following day trips:

Sinharajah Natural Rain Forest - the last remaining rain forest in Sri Lanka which is lush and green and hike through this will be an amazing experience.

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Mirissa - We work with a company working with whale conservation in Sri Lanka. It is an early morning start but totally worth the experience.

Udawalawe National Park (to see Elephants) - we recommend this trip over the trip to Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage, where we have heard mixed reviews about how the animals are treated. This is an opportunity to see elephants in their own natural habitat. Holding the largest population of elephants in sri Lanka, you are almost guaranteed to see elephants here.

Kandy Town and Temple of the Tooth - The last kingdom of Sri Lanka still rich in art and culture. Kandy also has the Temple of the Tooth where Buddhas tooth is kept and is one of the most venerated sights in Sri Lanka. Apart from its religious significance, it is also a must see sight to understand the richness of Sri Lankan art and culture.

Local turtle hatchery: a turtle conservation project to help save turtles from extinction. You can see and learn about turtles and can have the opportunity to release baby turtles to the sea!

Beach: Picnic at some of Sri Lanka's most beautiful beaches

Kalutara Bhodiya: One of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka with a Pagoda with architectural value and a Bo Tree over 2000yrs old

Galle: A visit to one of the most vibrant cities in Sri Lanka where the influences of colonial time is prevalent with some world heritage sites

WarakagodaTemple: An ancient cave temple with a natural forest displaying some amazing Sri Lankan art on the rock

Richmond Castle: Left over from the British Empire depicting the influences of European Architecture

Other activities include:

  • Meditation
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Day trips to local places of interest
  • Activities organized by resort (Ayurvedic barbeques / outdoor dining evenings / dance or singing performances by local talent / celebrations of local festivities)

Daily Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage and steam bath are included in the price of the retreat.

Abhyanga massage

Abhyanga massages are administered by the specialist therapists using medicated herbal oils. The oil used and the level of intensity given to different areas of the body varies according to the guest's body type and doshas.

Regular oil massages helps detoxify the body and help delay the aging process. The massage loosens the deep seated toxins from joints and tissues and releases them from the system, helping at the same time to nourish, strengthen, and lubricate the joints. It makes the joints resilient to wear and tear. Besides this, the accumulated toxins from skin are also released to give healthy and clearer skin.

Vashpaswedanam steam bath

Vashpaswedanam steam bath and inhalation Ayurvedic steam bath is a special treatment in which leaves of medicinal plants are simmered and the body is exposed to the resulting steam. It is good in flushing out impurities from the body, reducing obesity as well as excess fat, and in the treatment of skin diseases. The treatment removes skin acne by cleansing and dilating the pores and washing out accumulation.

  • 14 Nights in a standard room
  • Ayurvedic Doctor Consultation
  • Daily Ayurveda detox massage and steam or herbal bath, herbal face mask
  • Ayurvedic meals
  • Water and herbal tea at all times
  • Guided Daily yoga and meditation and Daily Afternoon Activities including - Walks in the plantation and paddy-field, Walks around the village, Cookery demonstrations, Discussions about yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, meditation etc, Ability to participate in vegetable/fruit picking activities during seasons and Ability to participate in rubber tapping or paddy harvesting during seasons
  • Other Ayurvedic treatments and medicines

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). The hotel car is available for transfers at the rate of 65 USD for pick-up. Alternatively, you can also come by train to Kalutara.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Plantation Villa is a secluded eco-friendly hotel offering a well-being experience through organic food and Vedic disciplines of Ayurveda and yoga.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • May 11 - December 14

 

High season

 

  • December 15 - May 10

 

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