Join us on the pristine shores of Sri Lanka to immerse in daily yoga, the healing power of nature and ancient Ayurveda treatments. Be replenished and reconnect to your natural joy & align to your heart’s deepest truth.
YOGA + ayurveda / Yoga + surfing
This year, you have the freedom to ‘choose your own adventure’ I am offering daily yoga and meditation practice in the open-air yoga shala, where you’ll have the sweet sound of the south Sri Lankan seas lulling you into Savasana! You then have the option to enjoy healing Ayurveda treatments to soothe and nurture you r body and mind or embrace the water element and learn to surf with Talalla’s world-renowned coaching program.
Over the course of the week, Amanda will guide you through the chakras and draw inspiration from their corresponding elements; earth, water, fire and air. Morning practice will be an invigorating vinyasa flow and sunset practice will restore balance with slow lunar sequences, yin yoga, pranayama, and meditation to elevate your consciousness.
Amanda Noga will escort you through daily yoga sadhana, an opportunity for self-enquiry, through this weeklong immersion, we will harmonise the layers of mind, body and soul. Amanda is a highly trained and experienced yoga instructor, with a serious love of yoga and a knack for bringing together inward reflection and playful creativity. Students often remark they love the balance of strong, dynamic movement and the quality of softness Amanda infuses into classes. I adore ancient yogic wisdom and love to share this passion in a way that empowers students to remember their own innate wisdom.
Retreat includes 7 nights accommodation:
Check in Sunday 5th March - Check out: Sunday 12th March
Rooms can be booked as private or twin share
Your four poster bed beckons to the days of colonial romance and the deeply glazed oak furnishings sit in perfect harmony with nature. Shower under the stars in your open-sky bathroom, toes gently massaged on your reflexology-inspired pebbled floor. The jungle canopy above creates a haven of shade, perfect for contemplating, reading and writing the day away. Views of lush gardens or the serene freshwater pool from your personal sitting area with love seat and oak table.
Our weeklong retreat includes nourishing brunch and dinner each day at Talalla’s world class restaurant. Serving sustainable, healthy vegetarian and seafood cuisine to support your yoga practice and overall wellbeing. Where possible, produce is harvested from the on-site organic garden, otherwise fruit and veggies are sourced from local growers.
Start your day with a menu of tropical fruits, buffalo curd, fine cut oats, fresh coconut, homemade papaya jam and swiss pancakes. Follow up with eggs-any-style, omlette, fresh dhal and coconut curry.
Dinner each night is an event, with highlights including fresh tuna sashimi, or garlic barbeque prawns. Local tastes are explored with okra, beetroot or banana flower curries, and red rice. Salads are a meal in themselves, and European eggplant bakes, potato au gratin or spaghetti napolitana serve as a taste of home. Desert delights with staples including banana cake, crème caramel or local pancake with coconut jaggery. Herbal tea and filtered water will be available through the day.
discounted price until 16 January 2017
Tempt your yogi pals with Talalla retreat!
DISCOVER SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka is the spiritual home to countless ancient stories and mythological characters. This tiny island off the coast of South India is potent sacred ground for thousands of kind natured Hindu and Buddhists. The people of Sri Lanka are supremely gentle, generous and make travelling here a real joy.
We will take several pilgrimages together to beautiful local Hindu and Buddhist temples; Mulkirigala Vihara Rock Temple IS One of Sri Lanka's oldest holy sites visited by several thousands of pilgrims annually. The different levels of caves with both reclining and sitting buddhas and ancient paintings depicting Buddhist philosophy are awe inspiring and some of the best in Sri Lanka.
We will have abundant time to relax and enjoy the tranquil Talalla beach with swimming and snorkelling, you also have the option to take surf lessons, spa treatments, visit national parks (at sunrise you can see elephants, leopards, monkeys and abundant birdlife drinking at the waterhole) Visit the famous Handunugoda Tea Plantation AND the south coast of Sri Lanka is one of the best sites in the world for seeing Blue whales. Boats leave at sunrise to go whale watching depending on the season.
Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any other questions!
Im a Beginner Yogi, can I come?
For Sure! We love newbies, whether this is your first ever yoga retreat or you're a junkie for this stuff, you will have a nourishing and rich experience. All levels are welcome and everyone will be fully supported in their yoga journey.
Can I bring my partner +or kids?
Yes absolutely! This retreat will be super chilled and you will have lots of time to hang out together. Talalla is very safe and child friendly If your partner is new to yoga, thats fine! Encourage them to give it a go (and remember it's not a competition!)
Do I organise my own flights and transfers?
Yep, you can book your own flights, generally it's a 7.5 hour flight from Perth to Colombo (the capital of Sri Lanka) but we can hook you up with an awesome travel agent if you like. To get to Talalla Retreat you can arrange a airport pickup by contacting the retreat directly, otherwise you can easily get a local train or bus.
I'm super picky about food.....
Awesome. So are we. whether you're vego/gluten/dairy free, there are heaps of options here. The food will be beautifully healthy, clean and fresh. If you have specific dietary requirements, let us know upon booking and we can ensure you are taken care of.
What if I change my mind?
We understand that life sometimes throws curveballs, we can offer you a full refund if required up to 3 months prior to the retreat. The places are limited and refunds after this point will not be possible.
Ummmm, what about my mobile?
Yes, the location of the resort although relatively isolated does receive good cell and 3g coverage from local providers. Dont forget though when you’re abroad calls will be charged per minute. Calls received are also charged per minute. Free wifi is available so you have the option of staying in touch with your family, friends, and the office. Our main router is in the resort Restaurant and although it’s definitely not as fast as you get at home, we’re able to do the basics and Skype calls are possible. Or you might enjoy the opportunity to be tech-free!