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9 Days Vipassana and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

9 Days Vipassana and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Yoga Light House in Sri Lanka provides individual guidance in self-development, and improvement of body and mind conditions through application of yogic and Ayurvedic practices. It embraces individual approach to all harmony seekers. Let things happen and dont make them to. Let yoga unveil its powers to you. Come to expand and deepen your understanding of mind, body, and soul, practice meditation and postures, rest, rejuvenate, and develop new way of balanced living both within and without!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily mantra chanting
  • 5 days of immersion into yoga
  • 3 days of the main Buddhists practice of Vipassana
  • Gardening, kayaking, and swimming in free time
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Russian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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Accommodation

All available accommodation and facilities for yoga life are run by Nikolas and Jeewanthi arranged in a simple way to serve all the need of yoga experience. The area is fringed by the Ging Oya River, mangrove trees, palms, and Buddha bamboos. The tranquil and secluded beach is only 100 meters away. All the outside environment of the premises is bringing your mind inside, allowing you a unique chance to release any tension or stress, inspiring to further advance in your practice, contemplate, and concentrate on your true nature.

Amenities

  • In-room fan
  • Handmade mosquito net
  • Canopies
  • Veranda

Yoga Lighthouse Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Program

Mission

Yoga Light-House strives to invoke transformational light in those humans who really need it. Any stress-related methods or any kind of force, which is violence, will not be applied. Theyve simply arranged an atmosphere that is genuine and unique, aspiring and transformative in nature. Guests are put into totally different conditions than those they are habitual to in their day-to-day urban life. This will uplift the veil of artificial surrounding and lead them to a position of witness, an observer. From this standpoint, they will manage to obtain new experience, draw unconditional insight and vision of their true self, as well as flexible and healthy bodies. Some might go to the point that they will defy their destiny.

What to expect

Yoga Light-House provides a consultation of traditional doctor of Sri Lanka (doctor knowledgeable in herbs and naturopathy) if you have any physical concerns. He will use pulse diagnose (nadi vijnana) to determine your prakruti (given at birth) and vikruti (obtained through living) conditions of physical and energy bodies. Based on this, a proposed food and lifestyle plan will produced and present for your consideration.

At Yoga Light-House, they make herbal medicine in accordance with ancient formulas using powerful energy of Sri Lanka herbs. They also apply Indian science of Ayurveda, both in yoga practice and treatment of ailment if any. Ayurvedic or rebalancing message can be given at their premises.

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:45 Waking up, revising the night, japa practice
  • 06:15 Shatkarmas
  • 06:45 Asana - pranayama - pratyathara (Hatha yoga)
  • 08:30 Free time: breakfast, leisure activities, riding bicycles, swimming, visiting places of interests, gardening, self-studying, reading, Karma yoga, lunch
  • 16:45 Pranayama - dharana, mantra chanting and listening, Nada yoga
  • 18:30 Dinner, preparing for the night, revising the day, free time

9 Days Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka will also include

  • 3 days of ancient Buddhist Practice of Vipassana
  • Observing Pancha Sila
  • Cleansing mind practices
  • Meditation on Buddha's Stanza
  • Breakfast
  • Maitri (loving and kindness)
  • Meditation
  • Sparsha Bhavana (touching senses)
  • Lunch
  • Walking meditation
  • Discussions and questions
  • Prith chanting (blessings)
  • Reciting the Buddha
  • Tea time
  • Discussing Dharmma
  • Strict meditation
  • Dinner

Benefits acquired by living at Yoga Light House

On physical level, you will study yourself and learn how to balance three doshas, investigate and discover weak points of your constitution (prakriti), if there are any recurring diseases you will learn how to combat and eradicate them by managing your lifestyle; you will increase endurance and vitality of the body.

On mental level, you will learn methods and kriyas for mind, sense control, and stability, through an individualized practice you will learn how to acquire stability and serenity in your mind, you will grow positive traits and features of your personality, so as to remain centered and focused, confident, and relaxed in your day-to-day living.

On soul level, you will be able to trace your karmic imprints (samskaras) and know how to handle them, not to generate more of them in both your awake and sleep states of mind; you will grow the power of will, which you will become a manager of your destiny.

Finally, you will have an individual yoga lifestyle developed for your personality, which you can improve by applying it in every moment of your life.

As secondary benefits, you will explore Sri Lanka, gain access to sandy and grassy beaches, tropical environment, fresh fruits and vegetables, straight from the water seafood, the Maha Yoga River, unique landscapes and culture of the Indian Oceans jewel. All of this can become your personalized journey to the island full of adventures and spiritual treasures.

Retreat location

Yoga Light-House is nested on the western coast of the transcendental and magnificent Indian Ocean, where beats of industrialized life come to a complete standstill giving way to the super natural tropical environment and you a chance to get new insight and experience of unprecedented yoga state of mind, body, and soul. Yoga Light-House is located in convenient proximity to the International Airport and Colombo - Puttalam road.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Vegetarian diet is recommended during your stay in Sri Lanka to bolster personal benefits of the practice. However, you are not restricted in your choice. A recommended food plan will be produced at the consultation and will be based on your Guna-Dosha constitution, as well as on your present physical and mental conditions.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

You can explore the outside by kayaking the river, riding a bicycle, or strolling through the mangroves.

What's included

  • 3 days of Vipasana practice at the Buddhist Temple
  • Genuine Ayurveda doctor consultation
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 8 nights standard room accommodation
  • Cycling, gardening, and kayaking
  • Daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Air tickets
  • Pick up from the airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Airport pickup can be arranged by guests. A taxi ride from the airport will take around 30 minutes and the cost is about 15-20 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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