10-17 August 2019 – Yoga Immersion & Mindfulness Retreat with Simone Nitzan

Seven nights all-inclusive from USD $1490 per person 

Imagine a week of yogic movement, meditation, touring, restoration and delicious Sri Lankan food in an Indian Ocean paradise. Fully immerse yourself in the gifts of nature and yoga while you learn how to bring the practical gifts of this practice into all aspects of your life.

 

To experience life fully we need to be present to what is happening right now. It is simple and yet challenging. Life brings complication that can take us out of the present moment, out of a sense of gratitude for our existence and into a state of worry or regret. How do we bring ourselves back to a grounded state where we can experience what is going on in our lives, while maintaining a sense of joy? It is possible to experience sadness, loss and grief, fully and completely while maintaining a sense of wonder and awe in our lives and of the world around us.

The practices of Yoga and mindfulness provide us with a practical set of tools that take us back to the present moment, to be here now. Sri Lanka offers the perfect environment to explore these practices, and brings together a beautiful balance of Yoga and Buddhism. On this retreat we will not only explore these practices we will visit temples and local villages where we can see these practices in action and meet people whose lives are grounded in these traditions.

Why join:

Going on a retreat offers us the time and space to go deeper into our practice and ourselves. This is the time we give ourselves not only for self care but to do self study, to explore where we are blocked and to dive into the unknown. When we are on a retreat we have time and space to explore the patterns of behaviour that have been repeating themselves in our lives. To look at the ways we can change our behaviours to live more fully and experience more deeply. Ultimately this practice takes us on a journey from our deepest selves and then back out into the world. This practice deepens our relationships and connections to our community.

Included:

  • Accommodation in an exclusive villa located at Sri Lanka‚Äôs most southerly tip – 7 nights
  • Daily morning yoga practice 
  • Evening Yoga Nidra/chanting/pranayama 
  • Optional early morning meditation
  • Three daily nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals made by an in-house chef (one dinner and one lunch excluded as we go to town/excursions)
  • Three excursions:
    • Udawelawe National park to see the elephants
    • Galle, a walled Dutch style fort town
    • Local Temples/a ride by an old style train with open doors
  • Water / Teas /Coffee 
  • Fresh King Coconut after yoga each session
  • Final night dinner with traditional Sri Lankan dancers

Not included:

Flights
Personal insurance
Local transfers

Investment:

Per person in twin sharing room with king size beds (Main Villa)

Early Bird Registration: $1560 (before April 30th, 2019)
Regular Registration: $1700  (after May 1st, 2019)

Per person in triple sharing room with single beds (Main Villa)

Early Bird Registration: $1490 USD (before April 30th, 2019)
Regular Registration: $1640 USD (after May 1st , 2019)

How to book:

For more information and registration please email  Simone Nitzan and/or visit  simonenitzan.com

Board and lodging is payable direct to Ratnakara online using the link below.  The balance for hosting, tuition and excursions is payable to Simone. Please contact Simone before booking your board and lodging. 

 

Insurance
We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance, including cover for medical treatment, accidents and repatriation, and holiday cancellation and curtailment.

Sri Lankan Tourist Visa
It is advisable that you purchase a Tourist Visa online before departure to avoid lengthy queues for visas on arrival.  30 day Electronic Tourist Visas – “ETA” – can be obtained quickly and easily from http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp  at a cost of US$35.  Obtaining a visa at the airport on arrival will cost US$40 and you may have to queue for some considerable time.