SRI LANKAN YOGA & SURF RETREAT 2019


Over the past couple of years, hipsters, yogis and surfers looking for a quieter and more authentic alternative to the overblown beaches of Unawatuna and Mirissa have sought Hiri’s still-rustic charm, picture-postcard setting and gentle surf, though this hasn’t yet tipped the balance.

Live Your Best Life!
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March-April 2019

Friday 29 March to Thursday 4 April 2019
Live Your Best Life in Sri Lanka for 7 days of luxury boutique beachfront yoga surfer vibes!

Twice Daily Yoga Classes
Surfing Sessions
Whale Watching Trip
Delicious Sri Lankan Food
Buddhist Temple Visit
Beach Meditation
Chill Out Space
Freshwater Pool Vibes
Massages & Treatments
Late Night Chats Under the Stars
Big Love from the GYL Dream Team!

It’s your time to rejuvenate and energise your body and mind, give surfing a go, meet wonderful new people, improve your yoga practice, feel inspired, reset and recharge, laugh lots and experience the Good Yoga Life here on this magical island of SRI LANKA!!!

You’ll experience the pristine beauty of nature surrounded by leafy coconut palms and far-reaching ocean views. Our eco-luxury Sri Lankan home offers the perfect blend of quiet seclusion and the buzz of beach cafes lining the palm fringed shore at vibrant but super chilled Hiriketiya Bay a short walk away.

Voted one of the top 10 best winter sun destinations for 2018 by The Guardian, Hiri is a surfer’s paradise where you can swim with turtles in the crystalline waters of the bay and surf in the beautiful waves suitable for all levels.

Enjoy yoga in our private poolside shala looking out to monkeys swinging between the coconut palms and chipmunks scurrying mischievously along the branches. This is yoga amongst nature with the sounds of the ocean and tropical, native birds…the perfect way to connect with the beauty of life, ground yourself and really feel like you’ve arrived in paradise!

You can go for a dip in the freshwater lap pool, check out the view from your eco-luxe bedroom, or head to to the beautiful Hiriketiya Bay for a swim and surf.

At night we can stroll down to the beach for stunning sunsets, live music, cocktails and chats under the stars.

Local coconut delivery 🙂
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019


OUR VILLA
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Our villa features a huge open-air al fresco top floor dining space and lounge with 360 views across the bay and ocean – a real highlight of our Sri Lankan home, giving us the perfect spot to watch the many stunning sunsets we’ll enjoy together!

Spacious rooms feature balconies and open-air showers, letting you connect with nature and the beautiful landscape. You’ll wake to the sound of cheeky monkeys and exotic birds…this really is paradise!

The rooms are designed with an open concept with large windows, open-air ensuite bathrooms and views of the ocean and coconut groves. Your space has been tastefully furnished with polished concrete floors for a cooling effect and local antiques and art deco features.

The outdoor freshwater pool is surrounded by plants and comfy sun loungers and home to our large breezy yoga shala.

Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat March 2019

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

 

THE YOGA!
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Your experienced team of teachers can’t wait to teach you everything they know and love on the mat!

Our daily yoga classes will take place in the morning and late afternoon. We’ll start our day with an energising vinyasa class, moving in time with the breath, and strengthening and stretching every part of the body.

The afternoon sessions will be a mixture of restorative flows and workshops to go a little deeper. You’ll float out of these sessions feeling inspired, relaxed and renewed.

After 12 yoga classes with us, you’ll leave with a greater understanding of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques that will help you to keep your yoga glow and zen vibe flowing.

 

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019


 

THE SURF!
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Learning to surf on a tropical island is almost a rite of passage and during your stay, you’ll have two coached surf lessons to improve your skills, confidence and independence in the waves – whilst having loads and loads of fun!

The horseshoe bay of Hiri has waves for both beginners and the more advanced, so if this is going to be your first time on a surf board, you can feel relaxed knowing that there is a wave for you with your name on!

The crystal clear, WARM waters will invite you in and we promise that after your lessons, you’ll be heading back into the surf for more.

 Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019 

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019 

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019


THE TRIPS!
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Did you know that one of the best places in the world to see blue whales is Mirissa in Sri Lanka?

Watching blue whales and dolphins in Mirissa is a truly unique experience.

We’ll rise before sunrise to travel to our boat which will head out into the Indian ocean for a 3-5hr whale watching trip! We may also spot bottle and spinner dolphins, sperm whales, short finned whales, fin whales, Bryde´s whales, turtles, whale shark, killer whales, flying fish!

 Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019 

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

 

THE FOOD
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Indulge in a real Sri Lankan food experience from the tastefully yet rustically furnished rooftop dining room.

Our private chefs will treat us to extensive brunches of fresh fruit, continental and local cooked options with fresh juices available throughout the day and Sri Lankan cuisine in the evenings.

Think…egg hoppers and dhal for breakfast, coconut sambol, kottu roti, beetroot salads, the best Sri Lankan curries and tropical fruits, our mouths are going to rejoice with happiness.

Experience Sri Lankan food at its best!

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

ARRIVAL DAY
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Arrival from 2pm
Welcome Juice, Chats & Settle In
75min Early Evening Yin Yang Flow & Meditation
Healthy, Veggie Sri Lankan Supper


TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

Teas, Coffee & Juices
Morning Surf Lesson / Session
75mins Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
Plentiful Vegetarian Brunch
Group activity: Beach / Buddhist Temple / Whale Watching
Free time to walk to secluded coves, swim, chill, read, sunbathe, journal, massages and treatments or whatever you desire!
Massages and beauty treatments (optional)
Early Evening 75-90mins yoga class/workshops
Delicious Sri Lankan Supper
After dinner fun & chats
Optional beach bar for cocktails
Freedom to eat out & go out with your friends

DATES & COST

7 Days from Friday 29 March to Thursday 4 April 2019
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

What’s included:

12 x yoga classes / workshops
Shared accommodation in luxury sunset and sea view villa
Brunch & Supper homemade by our private chefs
2 x 1.5 hr Surf Lessons
4 x Surf Sessions
Whale Watching Trip to Mirissa!

£1200 PER PERSON, EARLY BIRD BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2018
BASED ON SHARING TWIN ROOM

£1395 PER PERSON, STANDARD
BASED ON SHARING TWIN ROOM

Prices are based on sharing a twin or double occupancy room (come with your partners, besties or make new friends with your roomies!).

Sharing with fellow yogis is the best way to get fully immersed into the Good Yoga Life retreat experience!


Flights are not included.
Fly with Emirates from London to Colombo for less than £500 return!
Make it a two week holiday and you can fly for £388 return (24 March – 7 April)
We can organise transfers for you to the villa once we have your flight and travel details.
We can recommend places on the beach and nearby to eat during the day if you’re hungry, although you’ll likely be full from the amazing and plentiful post yoga brunch.

 

HOW TO BOOK
Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

1. Go to the Billetto page – this is where you will fill in your personal details and select the room option ONLY. You will not make the payment here.

2. Click on GET TICKETS and select your room option as shown below. You must book your own place. If you are coming with a friend, please ask them to go through this process to book their own place on the retreat. You will NOT pay for your space through Billetto.

3. Please email kelly@goodyogalife.com to confirm your selection and booking and to receive details for payment.

4. Kelly will email the payment details to you. To secure your booking, please pay a £200 non-refundable deposit or the full amount within 12 hours of bookings. Payment plans are available.

4. Pay the remaining balance by 1st February 2019

We want to make our yoga retreats accessible to as many people as possible and are open to setting up a payment plan in certain situations.

Sri Lanka Yoga & Surf Retreat March April 2019

  • 19th May 2018