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December 5, 2022

Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat: 1-8 April 2023

Where in Sri Lanka?

Your home for the retreat is Villa TiLa. Located directly in front of the Indian Ocean and behind a beautiful and calming lagoon, you’ll be guided by the sound of the waves and remain curious about the sounds of the tropical birds. The yoga classes will take place in the garden with a view of the sandy beach. All yoga classes will be led by Dania.

Villa TiLa is in the deep south of Sri Lanka, in Tangalle. We’re nestled in a small fishing village, where fishermen gather, buffalos and cows roam the streets, along with peacocks, monkeys, lizards, and many others. In the evenings, one can go see turtles lay their eggs on the beach next to ours. The popular town Hiriketiya is only a 40 minute tuk tuk drive away, whereas the world-famous Yala National Park is a 1,5 hour drive. You are guaranteed to love our tropical home in the jungle.

About Dania

Danias' love for yoga started many years ago. At first, she used yoga as a tool to gain physical strength and flexibility, but it soon dawned on her that yoga is not only exercise, but a way of living and expressing yourself, as well as establishing true connections with others. She explored these qualities of yoga in various teacher trainings over the years, deepening her knowledge in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and the principles of Ayurveda. Dania’s classes are for everyone: the principles and themes of life and thus yoga are there for everyone, just let yourself be surprised by what lies inside of you.

Who is this retreat for?

The retreat is for solo yoga travellers or couples. All levels are welcome to practise with Dania, and there will be opportunities to request and discover areas of yoga that you are curious about.

When immersed in a retreat, the practice will become a routine which will not only feel nourishing and transforming, the experience will also travel home with you.

Food

The importance of nourishment, flavours and variety is a huge part of Villa TiLa. A lot of time will go into planning your meals according to your dietary requests. We are extremely lucky to have so many climatic zones in Sri Lanka – tropical fruits, avocados, local buffalo mozzarella, and root vegetables from the colder high country are available to us almost all year round. Cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients is of utmost importance to us, and we try to avoid all imported goods to support the local economy. All in all, we will make sure you’re all fueled up for lots of movement and to give you a holistic, meaningful well-being experience. 

The Schedule
Arrival Day, 1st of April

4pm onwards: Check in at the villa. Tea/coffee/juice & snacks on arrival

5:30-7pm: Welcome Circle with Dania to discuss coming week

7:30pm: Welcome Dinner

Retreat Days from 2nd to 7th April

6:45-7:15am: Tea, coffee & fruits

7:15-7:45am: Meditation

8:30-10am: Morning Yoga Session

10-11am: Breakfast Buffet

1:30pm: Lunch 

2:30pm: Free time to explore, flow some more, chill out on the beach or by the pool. Places we will visit: Mulkirigala temple, local turtle sanctuary, the local produce market, secret beach, kayak tour on Rekawa lagoon.

5:00-6:30pm: Yin and Yoga Nidra (final night will have a closing circle)

7pm: Dinner

Departure Day, 8th of April

7-9am: Goodbye Breakfast Buffet

11am: Check-Out

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

Price
  • Private room with ensuite bathroom and balcony: $1500 per person
  • If double room shared by two persons: $1000 per person

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 35% will be payable upon booking in USD.

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.

What's included?

7 nights accommodation

2 daily yoga classes and meditation

1 welcome dinner (dinner will be available at Villa TiLa at an extra cost, but guests have the option to go out) 

6 breakfast and lunch buffets

5 tuk tuk rides for day trips

1 Sri Lankan cooking class

Book your space

There are still 8 spaces left for the retreat; write us an email to book or if you have any questions to info@villatila.com

We can help out with transport, visa, or just general information and tips for the perfect Sri Lankan holiday. Don't hesitate to contact us, no matter how big or small the question or concern.

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