7 Night Sri Lank Yoga Retreat from Saturday 7th - 14th March 2020 with Naomi Hayama
We've teamed up with Bluerise Retreats once again to bring you this wonderful 7 night yoga retreat in Sri Lanka. This is an all inclusive yoga retreat taught by Bristol Yoga Centre owner, Naomi Hayama and promises to be a lovely combination of excellent yoga, lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, sea turtles and incredible Sri Lankan cuisines. Unlike many other retreats, the group will be kept to a small size so that you can receive more personal attention and learn yoga in an intimate setting.
Relax in paradise in an incredibly beautiful beach house on the South coast of Sri Lanka. Located near a sea turtle hatchery, which we will visit during the retreat, the property is right on the sea front with a reef protected beach outside that offers a fascinating world for those wishing to explore the rock pools for tropical fish, crabs and shells. A short stroll to the left takes you to a protected swimming lagoon and a five-minute tuk-tuk ride in the other direction finds you at the main Thalpe Beach.
For those wanting to explore, there is plenty to discover. You can hire a bike and cycle through the local paddy fields and rainforest, visiting temples and tea plantations along the way. There are boat trips on nearby Koggala Lake where you can visit small islands and secret coves. And the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort is only a twenty minutes tuk- tuk ride away. Losing yourself in the Fort’s labyrinth of old streets is a wonderful way to spend a day. For the more adventurous, there is whale watching, surfing and scuba diving all in close proximity.
This yoga retreat has plenty of free time for you to relax on stunning beaches, explore the oceans and rainforests of Sri Lanka, see exotic wildlife and experience rich Asian culture and the warmth of the Sri Lankan people.
This retreat includes:
7 nights accommodation in a beautifully restored beach house
Delicious, healthy and fresh local cuisine. Breakfast, snacks and dinners
Picnics prepared by our wonderful chef for those wishing to spend the day exploring.
A full week of yoga classes
A trip to a nearby turtle sanctuary
Optional extras we can help you to organise while you are on the retreat:
The restored beach house has six bedrooms, extended living areas, a large pool, five wonderful staff to attend to your every need and the beach at the end of the garden.
Furnished throughout with a blend of antiques and modern art and furniture sourced from across Asia, the house is designed to offer stylish yet relaxed beach living.
The property consists of 2 main wings. The first has 3 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, all with spacious en-suite bathrooms, elegant four-poster beds and either pool or panoramic ocean views. In the second wing there is a further double bedroom, a bedroom with two double bunk beds, and a large shared bathroom featuring a freestanding bath.
All bedrooms have A/C and overhead fans. There is wifi throughout the house.
The downstairs living area opens on to the tropical garden to make the most of the spectacular ocean views and warm Sri Lankan climate, while the expansive upstairs sitting and games area is the perfect place to retreat and watch a movie, play cards or immerse yourself in a great book.
The quality of the food on our retreats is very important to us. You will enjoy delicious, healthy meals lovingly prepared with fresh local ingredients by our wonderful chef, Lionel, to complement the retreat perfectly. The food will be mostly vegetarian or vegan but you can opt for meat or fresh locally caught fish if you so desire. Please include your dietary requirements in the section provided at checkout. We use organic and local produce where possible.
Yoga at the Retreat
Naomi Hayama will guide you through an inspiring week of yoga. Specialising in Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, interweaving Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra, Naomi has designed a wonderful week of classes with the intention of each individual gaining the full benefits of this beautiful holiday.
Her classes will help to build strength and flexibility, and through meditation and relaxation techniques your focus will improve and your mind will become clearer. Traditional Asana (posture) and Pranayama (breathing) practice will help you feel balanced, energised and grounded.
With over 15 years of teaching, Naomi is very experienced in guiding people of all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced practitioners, and will tailor the classes to suit your own specific needs, making this retreat available to all. She will assist you in deepening your yoga practice in an enjoyable and balanced way.
As well as a wonderful break in stunning surroundings, this yoga retreat will help to encourage and instil your own personal practice once you return home, meaning that the benefits you’ve gained will stay with you.
Feedback from previous yoga retreat with Naomi
"The yoga was so good for me, Naomi, I had expected to be at a loss, after not doing it for so long, but your excellent way of teaching reminded me what an important and restorative thing it is to do, and convinced me to continue" - Lorna from 2017 retreat.
"It was fantastic to have so much time to explore different yoga practice which normally there would not be time for. It was great to be able to practice outside. The whole retreat was very enjoyable" - Danny from 2018 retreat
Prices start from £950 - £1650pp
There are different accommodation options available including single occupancy. Please see here for more information.
If you would like book please visit: https://blueriseretreats.com/product/sri-lanka-yoga-retreat-7th-14th-march-2020/
We strongly recommend that you book early as places are limited
I look forward to seeing you on the beach!