Sri Lanka has been a country that I have wanted to visit for such a longtime and I’m thrilled to invite you to join me for 7 days of Svastha Yoga in July!
We wil be staying at the delightful colonial mansion, Villa de Zoysa, which is located in a small town (Boossa) on the South Coast. The owner of the villa, Devinda de Zoysa, runs retreats throughout the year and I was delighted that he is happy to have me host my own retreat there.
A yoga teacher I know attended a retreat there last year and can’t speak highly enough of both the environment and of Devinda de Zoysa who is the owner. Another colleague from the UK has also highly recommended it, so I feel very confident in my choice.
I have to say Devinda has been so very helpful. He has patiently answered all of my questions and I just know he will do his very best to ensure that our stay at the Villa is all it can be.
And what will we do there?
Firstly, since this is a yoga retreat, let’s talk about
We will have two practices each day – morning and evening. The morning practice will incorporate chanting of the Smarta Gayatri to greet the sun and the day. This is a simpler form of the well-known Gayatri Mantra and easy to learn and chant.
Following on from this, we will have an asana practice for around 45-50 minutes and we’ll complete the practice with pranayama and meditation. For those of you who do not know my approach to teaching, this is a mindful,
This is yoga where we turn our attention inward, focusing our attention to calm and clear the mind and soothe the nervous system. As my
Before our evening meal, we will have another practice, a more restorative practice with a longer pranayama and meditation segment.
We have the choice of poolside or beach side yoga spaces.
I am also more than happy to spend some time discussing and answering questions on the various aspects of yoga if this is something participants want, and am happy to make myself available for private sessions.
What about the food?
Breakfast & dinner are served after our two daily practices in the villa’s grand dining room. Both meals are included in the retreat package, and if you do happen to hang out at the villa during the day, Devinda is happy to organise a light lunch for you – sandwiches, juice etc.
The menu will be vegetarian and prepared on site using fresh,
The time between practices is your own to do as you please.
The place I’m most looking forward to visiting is Galle Fort which is located about a
Other sites of interest are local tea plantations and cinnamon farms. There is also a turtle beach where you can see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. There are beaches nearby for swimming & surfing and of course, there is the call of the villas extensive terraces for relaxing with a good book or conversation.
Check out my retreats page for more information on accommodation, costs etc and feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.
What do other people say?
All reviews I have read about Villa de Zoysa and Devinda have been positive. Just check out his Instagram and Facebook pages and see for yourself. I’ve also posted a recommendation on my retreats page
More info @ https://www.svasthayoga.co.nz/retreats/yoga-in-sri-lanka/