If you are a vacationer who is not looking for a typical resort - one without the usual hotel amenities and service, Samadhi retreat in Kandy Sri Lanka may be that holiday spot for you. Set on the hillside of lush vegetation, Samadhi is a retreat where you can experience complete relaxation with yoga and massage as well as enjoy nature's wonders - birds singing, fireflies dancing, the soft murmur of the river, swimming in the waterfall and dog therapy. Here, you will feel more like a house-guest than a customer due to the hospitality of the owner and staff, excellent home-cooked food, prevailing rustic communal spirit and the special ambience created by the use of flickering oil lamps all over the retreat. If you are seeking for a yoga holiday that is off the beaten path and allows you to connect to the people and locale, look no further. Book a place at Samadhi Centre for a transforming and exhilarating experience that not will rejuvenate but also shows you a glimpse of Sri Lankan spirit!
Located on an abandoned tea plantation on the edge of the Dumbara valley and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy roads, Kandy Samadhi Centre is a beautiful and tranquil retreat that will compel you to relax and contemplate what is important in life. At Samadhi, you will have a perfect opportunity to let nothing interrupt the sounds of forest birdsong, of tree frogs and crickets and the whisper of the breeze from the trees. Here at the retreat, you can:
get to practice your yoga and meditation in the beautiful shala, opened on 4 sides and with the sounds of the jungle and river accompanying your session
enjoy amazing massages by the resident Ayurvedha therapist in an unforgettable outdoor setting by candlelight
have a delicious meal, made from fresh local produce (much of which is grown on the grounds) under the stars in the open air restaurant
sleep peacefully with the only sound coming from the river below.
So, escape to nature and surrender your senses to the serene environment of natural forests, healing herbs, paddy fields, rivers, nearby mountains and wildlife. Reserve a place at Kandy Samadhi Centre for that off-the-track vacation that will re-energize and bring you closer to yourself!
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Only home-grown organic food is served as meals at the retreat.
Bathing in the river
Consult the resident Ayurvedic expert and astrologer
Enjoy Ayurvedic massage or barefoot shiatsu
Explore the cave temples
Go on a city tour of Kandy with an itinerary that includes watching elephant bathing
Go for walks in the woodlands
Practice your golf at the Victoria Link golf course
Read a book at the library
Take cooking lessons on Sinhala cuisine
Take day trips to the Fortress of Sigiriya, Udawatta kele Sanctuary and the Temple of the Tooth
Tour an elephant orphanage
Visit the Hantana Tea Museum and Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
This is a very old traditional therapy, by two therapists, who work in tandem, synchronizing their strokes and massages according to the circulatory and marma points for one hour. This is the most rejuvenating treatment of Ayurveda. This can be treated for various ages and for common disorders.
Medicated oil is poured slowly over the forehead. Shirodhara is highly beneficial in treating headaches, mental tension, insomnia, stress and disorders of the central nervous system. Medicated oil is also poured on to the body, which is beneficial in curing neuromuscular disorders, rheumatism and general debility.Shirodhara gives the best results when taken after an Abhyangam. Dhara is good for all ailments. Changing the liquid as per the dosha condition with necessary alterations in the procedure is useful to alleviate any dosha.
This is a common treatment for various diseases, including inflammatory conditions of the bones and joints, arthritis, spinal problems, sport injuries. Herbs, leaves or powders with warm oil applied over the affected areas of the body for massaging.
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