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7 Days Surf and Yoga Escape Sri Lanka

  • Stella Beach Villa, Madiha Surf Beach, Matara, Sri Lanka

Overview

Surf, Yoga, Meditation Escape in Sri Lanka

Santoshas Sri Lanka yoga escape is located on the stunning southern coast of Sri Lanka in the tranquil little surf town, Madiha. Two unique luxury villas sits beneath a large lawn full of towering palm trees, 400 meters of private beachfront with a fun surf break directly out front. This yoga escape is themed around the yin and yang elements of life. Kori Hahn and a guest yogi will guide you through two optional daily yoga and meditation sessions in a beautiful open-aired oceanfront location. Kori Hahn will lead Vinyasa flow, Yin / Restorative classes and meditation classes.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 daily meditation classes
  • Smoothies, juices, and healthy snacks
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will be staying at Stella Beach Villa. They offer 8 bedrooms and two pools in a spacious seaside setting. A simple open aired yoga pavilion sits beneath the large lawn full of towering palm trees, 400 meters of private beachfront, and an endless ocean horizon. This retreat will be an intimate affair with no more than 12 guests.

Amenities

  • 8 air conditioned bedrooms
  • 4 en-suites and 4 bathrooms
  • 6 doubles and two twin share
  • 10-meter and 20-meter swimming pool
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Day beds
  • Transportation

Santosha Society yoga is themed around the yin and yang elements of life. Kori Hahn and a surprise yoga guru will guide you through two daily yoga and meditation sessions. The schedule includes morning Vinyasa / Hatha / Mysore / Ashtanga classes and evening Restorative / Yin classes. A variety of meditations methods including Vipassana, Tibetan Buddhist Shamatha, Ancient Vedic, Chakra Cleansing, Pranyama, and Balinese healing meditation will be offered in the mornings before yoga and in the evenings afterwards. The focus is to reset your body and mind to a state of peace and zen.

A surprise inspirational guest will be joining you for the week in the water, on the yoga mat, and on the stunning wave-rich coastline of south Sri Lanka to share their stoke for surf, healthy living and all things dream related. This trip is certainly one of a kind and not to be missed.

Upon arrival you will find an "adventure" packet in your room. This is a packet that Kori made herself after spending nearly a year in the area. There are pages of ideas of where to visit and what to do. From temples to tea plantations, deserted beaches to seaside cafes, Ayurvedic spa treatments to shopping towns, its honestly as easy as calling the tuk tuk driver and jumping in.

Kori Hahn

Kori is a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instructor and Government of India certified Ayurvedic massage therapist. Her two greatest loves are travel and yoga which have taken her worldwide throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. With a hungry heart for travel and exploration and a curious mind for wellness approaches and philosophies, she considers herself a student for life. She is passionate about Ayurveda, herbalism, naturopathy as well as global theology. Her dedication to Ashtanga and Yin yoga gives her a balanced approach to strengthening and healing the body. Yet she believes it is through meditation that the mind becomes more flexible.

Ceylon, Sri Lanka. Where the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean gently lap the golden sandy shoreline. It is no wonder why Sri Lanka is the most sold Lonely Planet Guidebook and currently tops the New York Times Travel List. A culture so rich, colorful and welcoming; leaving will be the hardest thing you do.

Sri Lanka is the birthplace to the time tested, medical philosophy of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is sanskrit for life knowledge and is focused on balancing our bodies, individually, into a state of equilibrium. It differs strongly from allopathy as it is a personalized approach to healing and wellbeing, considering our different constitutions and paths in life.

Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Caf
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Lake nearby
  • Meditation garden
  • Special menu request
  • Studio
  • Terrace
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

During this retreat, you will be served 3 meals per day. Smoothies, juices and healthy snacks are also available at no additional cost.

Adventure

Santosha offers not only a unique setting for relaxation with pool-side loungers, hammocks and postcard perfect beaches, but they encourage you to adventure and roam in order to fully satisfy your souls wanderlust. There is ample time in the middle of each day to explore the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer, adventure to national parks filled with wild elephants, sip tea in the famous tea plantations, listen to monks chanting in glistening golden Buddhist temples, and just relax in a lonely little hammock watching the sun dip below the horizon. Let your worries ebb out to sea and the peace flow back in.

The surf

So you like to surf? This stretch of coast line is one of the most wave-rich coastlines in the world. From mellow longboarding beach breaks perfect for beginners to barreling reef breaks for the experienced, Sri Lanka will satisfy your thirst for waves. Pack your boards long or short. Jump in a tuktuk and explore the multiple point breaks and peaks up and down the coast. Santosha cant wait to introduce you to a few of their own secret spots. They also know the best local surf coaches and guides in the area and can be arranged at an additional cost (approximately 35 USD for a two hour lesson). There is a super fun semi secret spot right out front of the villa think long fun rights and lefts, boardshorts, bikinis, palm trees, sunshine and smiles.

The accommodation offers spa treatments at an additional cost.

  • 2 yoga and meditation classes a day, guest yogi soon to be announced
  • 3 meals per day, plus smoothies, juices and healthy snacks to keep you satisfied
  • 6 nights accommodation in the beautiful beach front villa Madiha, Sri Lanka
  • A wealth of information about the area and the amazing things to do and see
  • Colombo International Airport (CMB) transfers on start and finish dates to and from the retreat
  • Flights
  • Local surf coaches and guides fee
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Colombo International Airport (CMB). Santosha Society will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Distances

  • Colombo International Airport (CMB) - 3 hours
For information about the booking conditions, please send Santosha Society an inquiry.
  • Review by Pauline Souchu
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful experience. I am so glad and thankful to have been able to participate in this amazing week with you all. I will do my best to keep the serenity and peacefulness that I gained here. I loved the morning meditations as well as the restorative and yin yoga after surfing. It really helped to release all the soreness. I loved everything actually. Thank you Kori for your classes and your nice calm way to guide us."

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  • Review by Meikie Stahl
    10 out of 10

    "How to put it in words… I feel centered, I take peace and harmony with me. I barely ever have felt so welcome. This bunch of travelers full of awesomeness made me feel so good. As far as the yoga, OMG that was the best I have ever had. Going through different styles is just great. It was so good for me. I learned a lot and I take home so many new things. Perfect!"

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  • Review by Ines Ambrosio
    10 out of 10

    "With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.” Courage is the foundation of integrity” Keshavan Nair. “Kori and the Santosha Society team, you inspire me to keep searching for my dreams and working with love to make them happen. It was a pleasure to share waves, talks, yoga and memories with such amazing human beings! I really feel grateful for all. Thank you for all! Seriously you legends!"

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  • Review by Anna Ehrgott
    10 out of 10

    "While in Sri Lanka I gained new friends, a taste of Sri Lanka and appreciation for lady slide takeovers. I loved the outdoor shower and spacious room. The mosquito nets were a white girl’s best friend and the cool beautiful rooms provided for a great nights sleep. I have felt so well-rested here. I loved the healthy and vegetarian food options at all meals. There was something for everyone with lots of local flare. Such good fruit, curries, and soups. My only problem was that the surf was too fun to practice and learn from you talented ladies about yoga. Some highlights of the retreat are the curry buffet in Weligama, the waves right out front, the great food, and the feeling of being free yet cared for if we needed anything."

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    "I rose and fell each night to the gentle sounds of the sea. Each day felt like sailing smooth, refreshing and with new discoveries on the horizon. I can’t wait to attend more of your retreats."

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  • Review by Mareikie
    10 out of 10

    "This week I had my first surfing experience, loved the yoga and learned new things. I was inspired by the others. The accommodation is really nice. I liked the different styles and teachers. And I like to see and feel when somebody is totally in love with what they are doing. My favorite cultural experience was visiting the temple and walking around the area. It was a pleasure having the time here. Thank you for all attention and everything."

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  • Review by Kasha Palmer and Jason Scheben
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful experience. The trip I will never forget. Most beautiful beaches. Kind sweet locals. Whole experience very well done. Yoga was great new experience for Jason. The Yin yoga was so chill. The room was beautiful and clean. Breakfast and dinner were awesome, lots of fresh fruit for breakfast which was a super bonus and dinner was always new and tasty. Teachers gave a great introduction."

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  • Review by Suzanne Del Rosario - Davis
    10 out of 10

    "I have always wanted to go on a yoga retreat, however I felt intimidated since I am not a professional instructor. On a request from a dear friend, I took the plunge and experienced an amazing week long yoga-meditation filled adventure in Sri Lanka with Kori. She welcomed each of us with open arms, patience, and one on one attention. I elevated my basic yoga moves with breath, learned new poses, and practiced focused meditation. My favorite part is the yoga on the beach! Thank you, Kori for cherished memories."

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  • Review by Vilia Zeisig from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "My first yoga retreat and a wonderful experience. I learned so much from the experienced yoga teachers and enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in the group of beginners and advanced yoga people. The stunning scenery of our accommodation made it even more special and a real escape of our daily lives. I got inspired so much from the amazing people around. The double room was luxurious and wonderful. Very comfortable beds and good air conditioning. The food was great. I love that it was all local and cooked by locals. With fresh ingredients and a clean kitchen in combination with the expertise of the chef. I had no expectations when coming to the retreat, but I am definitely leaving with a heartful of energy, inspiration, and love for all the people I met here. I am really thankful for the organizer, Kori, for bringing us all together as such an amazing place."

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  • Review by Vera Nording from Stockholm, Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Kori is not just an amazing and pedagogic yoga teacher that lets you follow your own pace and at the same time as she helps you take your yoga to the next level, she is also a rad human being that will crack you up and make you cry from laughter."

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  • Review by Alicia Damato from New Jersey, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Before I ever set foot in an official yoga class and I was so inflexible that touching my toes seemed impossible, Kori Hahn was patient enough to work me through some beginner poses like downward dog and tree pose. Calmly enthusiastic, Kori had a keen ability to teach me the next move with a gentleness that lightened the harshness of any authoritative instruction. She was also an expert at doing partner yoga, and to this day, after nearly six years of weekly yoga, I have yet to find someone who I enjoyed grasping hands or ankles with as much as Kori. Her unpretentious wisdom and knowledge is both comforting and enlightening, and I recommend her to yoga practitioners of all levels."

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  • Review by Edda Velvet from Pantagonia, Chile
    10 out of 10

    "I met Kori in Tushita Meditation Center, McLeod Ganj India, where Kori was the daily yoga teacher. I loved Kori's yoga class on the rooftop terrace every afternoon! Despite a constant distraction of monkeys, she explained and adjusted the asanas while creating an atmosphere for personal development. I hope to practice with her again, maybe here in Chile?"

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  • Review by Cari Baer from Frisco, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Kori is very confident in her teachings, relaxed, adding bits of humor in the workshop to keep everyone comfortable, and extremely knowledgeable on the benefits of Yin yoga. She set a great vibe for the workshop which continued from start to finish. The Yin yoga workshop Kori conducted at our gym in Frisco, Texas was absolutely beneficial! I've made my own little sacred space to continue practicing at home. I have small children and this is basically a necessity to keep me from losing my mind. I learned a lot and really feel like this goes right alongside with my everyday exercise program. I have since shared the benefits with my family members and friends. This is something I will do until my old body won't allow me to anymore! I wish Kori would move back to Texas and host a class every week!"

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  • Review by Rebecca Harold from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Kori Hahn's approach to her teaching and the people she invites to join her leaves you feeling like you belong to a big family. She's incredibly down to earth and her live and let live approach to life leaves you feeling that yoga is not only cleansing, purifying, and peaceful but she's a great believer in not taking yourself too seriously. I would thoroughly recommend any opportunity that comes your way to work with Kori. Not only will you come away feeling that you've made a new soul mate for life but her passion for her teaching and experience is truly impressive and totally infectious."

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  • Review by Vicky Felton from Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
    10 out of 10

    "The Yin yoga class on the beach today was beautiful. Thank you so much for welcoming me and Vana. It was such a beautiful experience to share yoga with my beautiful baby in such a beautiful spot lead by such a beautiful person."

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  • Review by Claire Dusting from Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
    10 out of 10

    "I can't thank you enough. You are awesome! A fabulous class and invigorating experience with such an incredible back drop."

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  • Review by Cyndy Cordray from Houston, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "In an era when there is so much need for grounding, we are blessed to have teachers such as Kori Hahn among us. She shares the wisdom of traditional practices with her travel and life experiences. She applies the practical application of yoga to our daily lives. She is a wonderful spirit to have in your presence."

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Arrival: Sunday March 12, 2017
Departure: Saturday March 18, 2017

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