13TH TO 19TH NOVEMBER 2021
HIRIKETIYA, SRI LANKA
I’m so excited to finally share my Sri Lanka yoga and surf retreat with you in Hiriketiya, Southern Sri Lanka!
I went to Hiriketiya for the first time in January 2019 and then went back for 6 weeks over the summer. That’s how much I loved it and how I know you’ll love it too. Our beautiful home for 6 nights is set slightly back from the horseshoe bay of Hiriketiya, but close enough to hear the waves from your bedroom and easy enough to walk down the beaten track and have your feet in the sand within 5 minutes. Our yoga classes with take place on the rooftop of our house and I have arranged four surf lessons for those that want them and board hire for anyone more able and less in need of lessons.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
Anyone with a love of yoga and the ocean! You do not need to be able to surf, but you do need to be able to swim. I’d never surfed before January this year and I’m now hooked! It’s like a fun form of meditation in the sea. What’s not to love?! And even if you decide the surf aspect of the retreat isn’t for you, you can enjoy the yoga and chilling out on the beach.
With regards to the level of yoga required, I take all levels of yoga on my retreats as long as you have done a little bit of yoga before. Total beginners won’t get the most out of the classes, so it’s best you have been to group classes or have flowed with me online. If you’d like to practice with me to get a feel for my teaching, you can do so for free here.
This is a huge part of any retreat and something I have put a lot of time into planning. I will be partnering with the awesome Marcin Ksiazka (previously head chef at Farm Girl Cafe & ex-chef at Grace Belgravia), for this retreat. Together we have designed a menu that we think you’ll love. Bringing you a fully vegan menu using local ingredients, it’s all set to be incredibly yummy. We can of course cater to any dietary requirements.
Please note that this is subject to change due to the surf conditions, but this will give you an idea of what to expect.
5pm onwards: Check in at the house.
Tea/coffee/juice & snacks on arrival
6-7pm: Welcome circle and stretchy yoga practice
7:30pm: Welcome dinner
Full days on the retreat will run roughly like so:
7am: Tea & coffee – fruit and nuts always available
8-10am: Dynamic yoga and meditation
11:30am – Surfing (please bring a long sleeved top to wear when surfing, as it’ll be hot and you can very easily burn)
1:30pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Free time
5:30-6:30pm: Restorative/yin yoga (final night will have a closing circle)
Private room with ensuite bathroom: £2,250 for one person
Same sex twin room with ensuite bathroom: £1,995 per person
Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 30% will be payable upon booking.
The balance will then need to be paid 8 weeks before the retreat starts. If cancellations are made within four weeks of the retreat starting, no refund is possible on the balance either.
6 nights accommodation
2 Daily yoga classes and meditation
4 surf lessons and 5 full days of surf board hire
1 Yoga workshop
3 meals per full day, plus tea and barista coffee
Transfer from Colombo airport on November 13th and return transfer on November 19th. There will be ONE group transfer. If the group transfer times do not work for you, you’ll need to book a private taxi.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Flights – If flying from London, I recommend flying direct with Sri Lankan airlines. You would be looking to pay between £400-£600 for a return economy flight.
Extra food whilst out of the house
Alcohol (this isn’t something I provide as part of my retreats)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book