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This retreat in Sri Lanka may be the perfect holiday for you! Set on the hillside of lush vegetation, this vacation is a journey where you can experience a complete relaxation with yoga and massages focused on your body conditions as well as enjoy nature's wonders. Here, you will feel the prevailing rustic communal spirit and the special peaceful ambiance. If you are seeking for a yoga holiday together with ayurvedic healing to your specific health conditions, look no further! This program would be personalized based on individual needs after a wellness consultation with the resort doctor.
You will stay for 7 nights at The Kandy Samadhi Centre in Classic Wing. When you enter the hall at Samadhi, you will see a silk tapestry depicting seven Buddhist monks each holding a lotus blossom in their hand. Each monk is a different shade of brown.
Likewise, the cultural diversity of this island is reflected in the villagers, who form the core of what makes Samadhi run smoothly. They are unspoiled and courteous. Every man, woman, or boy will calmly break from sweeping the stone pathway, lighting the oil lamp, or picking fresh produce for your lunch to wish you "ayubowan", the traditional Sinhala welcome which means "let there be long life".
The inspiration for the design and architecture was born of meditation. So, you willingly leave your city husk behind at the gate with no signal for mobile phones or no in-room Wi-Fi connection which is ideal for mediators or a person who needs to relax his soul for a while. The thirteen pavilions, which lean out of the hillside, are veritable temples of tranquility. They are designed to make you feel you are the only person staying here.
Privacy is everything here, yet there are no unnecessary walls. This results in a truly serene environment surrounded by urns, art, and treasures dating back to a time Kandy were a royal realm. Here, everything is king sized. The Indonesian teak bed in a double room is spacious enough to sleep three people comfortably. But even the smallest suite provides a four-poster bed to dream in.
The spacious verandahs of each suite of rooms give onto paddy fields, nearby mountains, and bench terraces filled with herb gardens or pineapples. Bamboos reach out with their four-fingered leaves to fan a breeze at you. In the surrounding, there are a natural forest as well as mango, toddy palm, mahogany, and jak trees which rub neck with giant bamboos, avocado trees, and Chinese guava trees. Each room features a separate dining and living area, extra large pillows, high thread count sheets, coffee and tea making facilities, and personal safe.
During this retreat, you will experience Ayurvedic treatments for general wellbeing and your specific body conditions after consultation. All would be personalized based on individual needs after a wellness consultation with the resort doctor, Dr. Sumith Silva. Also on the retreat, you will get to practice your yoga and meditation in the beautiful shala, opened on 4 sides and with the sounds of the jungle and river to accompany your sessions.
You will be pampered with relaxing sessions of Ayurveda detox treatments.Treatments range according to specific body conditions focusing on healing. This is the most rejuvenating treatment of Ayurveda. This can be treated for various ages and for common disorders. There are also other types of treatment offered at The Kandy Samadhi Centre including Shirodhara medicated oil and Elakizhi (Pathrapotali Swedam). The benefits are:
During this retreat, you will enjoy a guided trip to the waterfall to have a picnic.
Janaka lives in Kandy, having trained with Nicky Knoff in Cairns, Australia and Paddy McGrath. He has developed his own brand of Dynamic yoga while his grounding as a swimming coach and physical education instructor combined with early years of absorbing village wisdom has provided a unique balance for a teacher.
Yumi is the wife of Waruna, the owner of Samadhi. She brings the Japanese element into Samadhi. Originally a cartoonist in Tokyo, she has taught Hatha yoga since 2005. Yumi choreographs dance for children at a local international school. She brings a creative impact to enliven any session for beginner or experienced yogi.
Your yoga and detox vacation will be held at The Kandy Samadhi Centre in Sri Lanka. Located on an abandoned tea plantation on the edge of the Dumbara Valley and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy roads, The 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, tree frogs, crickets, and the whisper of the breeze from the trees.
Only home-grown organic food with no chemical fertilizers is served as meals at the retreat with a personalized dietary plan. Here, you will be provided daily delicious herbal diets, soups, and juices made from fresh local produce which can be enjoyed with the candlelight and under the stars in the open-air restaurant.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Samadhi will pick you up from the airport for fair prices.
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