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SRI LANKA YOGA & SURF RETREAT: FEBRUARY 2023

13TH TO 19TH FEBRUARY 2023

HIRIKETIYA, SRI LANKA

OUR HOME

After the huge success of our sold out 2022 Sri Lanka retreat, we will be heading back to the stunning horseshoe bay of Hiriketiya for 6 nights. Our home for the retreat is nestled between the palm trees, but close enough to hear the waves from your bedroom. With it being an easy walk down the beaten track to have your feet in the sand within a couple of minutes, we promise that you won’t want to leave! Our yoga classes will take place on the rooftop of our house or in the yoga shala, over-looking the pool and palm trees. All movement classes will be led by myself, Cat Meffan. We have organised four group surf lessons for those that would like them and board hire for anyone more able and less in need of lessons. The surf will be guided by my husband, Luke, but your lessons will be with our wonderful local surf instructors.

WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

Anyone with a love of movement and the ocean! You do not need to be able to surf, but you do need to be able to swim. This is an absolute MUST and you will be asked to sign a waiver to confirm you can. Nearly everyone on our 2022 retreat had never surfed before, so it was incredible to witness them all catch their first wave. This is also the ideal retreat for couples, as it gives a little bit of everything.

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 are welcome, BUT won’t get the most out of the classes. It’s best you have been to group classes or have flowed with me online before. If you’d like to practice with me, sign up to the FREE 7-day trial of the Soul Sanctuary and get familiar with how I teach.

There is SO much more to the asana practice, especially when we are immersed in a retreat environment, so get ready to feel the feels and have the most nourishing and transformational time.

 

FOOD

This is a huge part of any retreat and something I have put a lot of time into planning. Bringing you a fully vegan menu using local ingredients, it’s all set to be incredibly yummy. Our extremely talented chef Emily, (owner of Emily’s Arugam Bay), will be cooking up a storm for our guests to make sure you’re all fuelled for lots of movement and surf! We can of course cater to most dietary requirements, but please make us aware of these upon booking. Any dietary requirements NOT mentioned at the time of booking may not be able to be catered for.

 

OUR SCHEDULE
Please note that this is subject to change due to the surf conditions, but this will give you an idea of what to expect…

Arrival Day
4pm onwards: Check in at the house.
Tea/coffee/juice & snacks on arrival
5:30-7pm: 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
10am: Breakfast
12pm – Surfing (please bring a long sleeved top to wear when surfing, as it’ll be hot and you can very easily burn) – the surf lessons will be split into two groups, each surfing for 1 hour at a time.
1:30pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Free time to explore, surf some more, chill out on the beach or by the pool. On one of the days we will visit the local temple.
5:30-6:30pm: Restorative/yin yoga (final night will have a closing circle)
7pm: Dinner

Please note that EVERYTHING is optional. This is your holiday and I want you to be able to do as much or as little as your soul needs.

PRICE

Private room with ensuite bathroom: £3,200 (if shared by a couple £2,800 pp)
Same sex twin room with ensuite bathroom: £2,450 OR £2,800 per person

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 35% 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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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 coffee

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Flights – If flying from London, you would be looking to pay between £800-900 for a return economy flight – Please make sure you book refundable flights and have travel insurance.
Extra food whilst out of the house
Alcohol (this isn’t something I provide as part of my retreats)
Transfer from the airport, although we can help arrange this and group people together to make it cheaper.

BOOKING
Please email retreats@mysoulsanctuary.co to book