Whether you are a total Yoga beginner wanting to improve your flexibility and general fitness, or an advanced Yoga student looking to deepen your practice, our highly qualified Yoga teacher Natalie Smit-Ash, can meet each individual’s needs on this ten day retreat. You will learn relaxation, meditation and breathing techniques to help reduce your stress levels, and you will feel calmer, fitter and more energised, in both body and mind.
This amazing retreat is located on a coconut farm which has been reovated beautifully just over 8 years ago and has been developed into a 'diverse 50 acre organic fruits and spice farm' for the benefit of our guests and the local community. Most of the fruits, spices and vegetables you will enjoy are grown on the Farm. Centrally located, midway between Dambulla and Kandy, within the Cultural Triangle, during your chillout yoga holiday you can either relax on the farm, at our poolside or in our spa or enjoy memorable day trips to nature parks, ancient temples or fabulous heritage sites, like Sigiriya. Set amongst wooded hills and next to paddy-fields, the farm is a haven for birds - 102 species have been spotted so far!
FREE scheduled airport transfers from/to airport
FREE 2 hours of spa treatments of your choice from Dr Ranjith, our Ayurvedic Doctor
Day trips to the major local Cultural Triangle sites as part of your programme (entrance tickets not included).
FREE WIFI access onsite
All breakfasts, lunches & dinners (All dietary requirements catered for)
Teas, refreshments and healthy snacks (small extra charge)
Many yoga & pilates inspired classes with NATALIE SMIT-ASH
Many guided meditation/relaxation sessions
Average temperatures of 30 degrees day, 20 at night
Towels & Linens
Fruit, fresh from the trees in season
Couple/single friendly retreats
Plenty of free time to do as you please
Schedule as a guide:
7.00am Fresh fruits, fresh juice, plus tea/coffee at Mango Villa
7.30-9.30 Morning Yoga & meditation class
10.00–11.00 Brunch at Mango Villa
11.30 Local activities – walks of the farm/village/temples, tuk tuk rides locally, Swimming in Hilltop pool and milking the cows, . . . Ayurvedic treatments at Bamboo Spa. Tours of local Cultural Triangle sites by minibus; 4 days**
5.30-7.00 Evening yoga class
19.30 Pre-dinner drinks and free nibbles
20.00 Four course Farm-Fresh Dinner
**Our 4 day trips in the Cultural Triangle include most of the following:-
1) Matale Tea District Tour.
2) Kandy; Temple of the Tooth, and the Botanical Gardens, and shopping
3) Sigiriya Rock Fortress; the 8th Wonder of the World
4) Dambulla Rock Temples
6) Wild elephants at Habarana
7) Matale; Local Batik Women’s Cooperative, plus Aluvihare Buddhist Temple and Hindu Temple.
AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST
Holistic & Life Therapy Treatments (In addition to your 2 Hours free)
Flights and insurance are NOT included.
Snacks & pre-dinner drinks
Entrance fees for day trips
Total amount to be paid three months prior to departure.
Chillout in the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle at our lush tropical paradise
2020 dates TBC
£999pp for a shared twin/triple room with shared bathroom.
£350pp additional supplement for a private room with ensuite bathroom.
£100 deposit secures any place. Full balance to be paid 12 weeks before the start of retreat.
Pure luxury, Sri Lankan style.....
All our stylishly decorated bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with solar hot water, individually controlled air-con, fan, and free Wifi.
Thirteen double/family bedrooms are located on upper floors, with your own private balcony, and there is a single bedroom at ground floor level for single guests or those with limited mobility. Either way you will enjoy the tranquillity of our 50-acre organic farm, only 3 kms from the main Dambulla to Kandy road, and learn more about life in a Sri Lankan village, with its seasons and traditions. You can even learn how to cook a delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry!
The beautiful and traditional accommodation and grounds are vast, allowing you space between activities and room to wander and reflect.. It has a singular ambience; a sense of calm and quiet beauty that encourages study, self-development and contemplation.........
Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, from where you will be taken by free
bus to Jim’s Farm, which is a 3 hour scenic journey through the central hills.
We will reccommend a flight, this is TBC...
IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION
You will also need a Tourist Visa; book it online for US$ 35 per person at www.eta.gov.lk ;
Retreats address is Jim’s Farm Villas, Ehelepola, Pallepola, Matale, Central Province, Sri Lanka 21000.
I have experienced what true happiness feels like again. This retreat is just the most beautiful venue and the energy is very rejuvinating and special...I will be back....
I arrived on my chillout retreat unable to focus on anything, extremely stressed and wanting to become more relaxed but stronger in body and mind. Life's stresses and prolonged competing priorities had drained me so that I could no longer make decisions that included my own wellbeing because I did not exist on my list of priorities. Chillout retreats showered us all with so many wonderful experiences - invigorating yoga, peaceful meditation, amazing food - friendship and love in a wonderful setting - all that the mind and body craves for. I am now mended.
This retreat is like an explosion to the senses, the food, culture, traditions, wildlife is all incredible.
Combined with the wonderful yoga & team spirit....a truly transformative experience!
Thank you so much for streatching me, stroking me and feeding me. And thanks to the whole
group for warmth, friendship, laughter. What a fabulous relaxing and happy retreat. Sunny memories
to last all winter long. I can't wait to do it again.
'It's been fab. Thank you so much for helping me to touch my toes again! It's been fabulous.
I will it treasure always'.
Finding this retreat with you was, for me like finding a diamond on a sandy beach. The other friends who have come along to make this retreat have been a breath of fresh air. I havn't laughed, relaxed, streatched or been with so much 'ab' pain for so long. The food was a welcome experience and I enjoyed everything about eating vegetarian for the week.
Alison & Steve, UK