Soul Seed Travel Guide: Healing Retreats of Sri Lanka

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Last Updated on June 4, 2017 by

Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and a dream destination for healing retreats, with its own indigenous scheme of traditional medicine, Ayurveda, practiced for many centuries and the oldest and most holistic medical system available in the world.

Sri Lanka has been a centre of spiritual and physical healing for 2,000 year and offers the perfect environment to connect back to nature, enjoy the beautiful beaches, eat delicious healthy food begin (or deepen) your meditation and yoga practice. Here’s our guide to the best healing retreats where you can completely relax, get pampered and completely re-engergise yourself.

Sen Wellness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka, open all year

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The Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a small, peaceful and modest retreat in a nature reserve set between a lagoon and the ocean in the south of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. The Sanctuary offers Yoga and Ayurveda retreats all year round and hosts detox retreats and special Signature retreats a few times a year. Founder Sam Kankanamge, is a world-renowned Osteopath who runs a clinic in London as well as hosting the signature retreats at the Sanctuary himself.

The Sanctuary offers Kundalini Yoga and other yoga styles in twice daily classes that mark sunrise and sunset. The gentle rhythm of the sanctuary and the pared back approach and architecture of the place allow for a genuine retreat. The focus here is on rest and connection with nature and oneself. The eclectic and fascinating selection of books available are perfect to fill your time between yoga, treatments and walks on the beach. You’ll be encouraged to put away your devices as much as possible and allow for a digital detox too.

Meals at the sanctuary are genuinely healthy, in keeping with Ayuverdic principles and delicious. A mostly vegetarian offering, the dairy and wheat free menu enables you to transform your body from the inside during your stay. Guest leave feeling lighter and clearer from the effects of the diet, the teas and the fresh coconut juice served daily. Breath of Life Retreat sanctuary in Sri Lanka welcomes you to come and experience fantastic yoga instruction in a stunning Sri Lankan setting.

We tailor our retreats to your needs, allowing you to have more control over how you enjoy your time. We offer twice daily yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, as well as osteopathy. Our retreats allow you to relax, rebalance and rejuvenate in a peaceful, healing environment in our natural sanctuary. With our retreat sanctuary in the mangrove forest by the beach, we invite our guests to reconnect with nature and feel the vital energy of Sri Lanka.

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PILATES GO DEEP: Luxury Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka, 18th – 24th November

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Enjoy a luxurious week in Sri Lanka to recharge and recover from the daily grind. Let the lush tropical setting of Sri Lanka’s West coast set the stage for discoveries. This retreat will focus on ‘going deep’ as the name implies. Find new depths in your Pilates or Yoga practice and explore the inner connections between mind and body. Our senior teachers Mareile Paley and Heather Thomas Shalabi will guide you through a blissful week of practice, rest and relaxation and new experiences. Beginners, of course, are always welcome.

We couldn’t have found a more peaceful, inspiring and positive place to finally offer that long anticipated retreat in Sri Lanka. Our home for the week is the brand-new and much praised sustainable design hotel TRI, with its firm focus on wellness. Surrounded by nature and overlooking the palm-shaded banks Koggala Lake, we will have the entire property to ourselves — its first-class yoga facilities, soothing spa, abundant space and delicious fusion meals prepared just for us. The retreat will start at 5pm on November 18th with a welcome get-together before dinner.

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Yoga and Ayurvedic Retreat in Sri Lanka, 28th August – 3rd September

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Our seven day ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka offer a place to revive, rejuvenate and heal your body and mind. Experience the therapeutic powers of authentic ayurvedic treatment and rebalance your dosha’s. The Resort is located on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast, in a pristine National Park, with a protected turtle nesting beach as part of the premises. A long sea-front sheltered by a natural reef runs the length of the resort and forms a natural swimming lagoon. Sand stretches for miles along the shore.

Soft golden sand and the energetic waves of the Indian Ocean make a dramatic backdrop for your place of retreat. The resort has been awarded by CNN among the top 15 in ayurvedic treatments. No matter how tired and overloaded you are, this is the place to feel ”born again”, recharge your batteries and open your heart and breath. You will have an ayurvedic consultation with our in house doctor on arrival to define your unbalanced energy (Pita/Vata/Kapha) and discuss your weak points. Every day starts with a yoga class early morning followed by treatments and massages (head massage, body massage, steam, Vasti, Shirodhara, herbal garden, facial, acupuncture) and finishing with a blissful and relaxing herbal bath. Your retreat will be wrapped up with a final consultation to evaluate and recommend a plan that you can follow back home

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