We went to Sri Lanka for a vinyasa yoga retreat and we loved it! We lured our teacher Adam Husler away from his London yoga classes and escaped the gloomy European winter to enjoy a hot, sunny week practicing yoga and meditation and having lots of fun too!
Guests arrived on their retreat in style, landing on a nearby lake in a seaplane and then we whisked them to the retreat in a fleet of tuk tuks. We spent our days learning about the benefits of yoga and meditation with around 4 hours of daily vinyasa classes. In between we drank coconuts, went paddle boarding, kayaking and relaxed by the pool.
Tea plantations and waterfalls
We visited a beautiful tea plantation up in the hills with fantastic views and splashed around in a big waterfall. Guests found their inner child zooming down the swimming pool slide and lots of lovely tea was tasted! Our talented yoga teacher Adam made a film of the retreat which shows you everything you need to know about our Sri Lanka retreat. Here is it below:
How to meditate
The highlight of our Sri Lanka yoga retreat was a pre-dawn visit to our local Buddhist temple. We zoomed off in our tuk tuk convoy through sleepy villages and climbed the steps to the temple and gave our offerings to a huge Buddha statue (found sleeping in a cave). We then sat quietly to learn more about the benefits of meditation and practice some basic Buddhist meditation techniques with the head monk. We each received a blessing and felt a strong bond of friendship forming between us. A powerful shared experience often unites our retreat guests and by the time we left the temple this group felt like a loving family.
Hiking in Sri Lanka
For those who still had some energy there was a big mountain hike on offer with incredible views and a chance to reflect on the retreat before heading off on our seaplane and back to Europe. Thank you to our Sri Lanka hosts and vinyasa teacher Adam Husler for creating a brilliant retreat. Thank you to one of our most chilled retreat groups ever for becoming part of the Reclaim Your Self family. See you again on another tropical retreat.