Step away from the hectic pace of daily life, to rest and recharge in nature. Tucked away out of the hustle and bustle near the south coast of Sri Lanka, this nurturing experience will support you in finding your return to balance. Sleep peacefully in our earth-friendly, rustic yet beautiful eco-lodge, complete with onsite Ayurveda wellness centre. Indulge in daily yoga and supportive practices, and nourish with deliciously fresh and wholesome food. Explore the local area by foot and bike, or we can arrange transport for you to wander through the nearby towns or laze on a beach – or maybe just laze by our very own pool! Your choice. You are invited to do as little or as much as you like to create the perfect recharge, in the most perfect natural surrounds.
As an optional extra, take an overnight trip to Yala National Park staying in newly built eco-tents nestled in the dunes. A sunrise Safari adventure will give you the chance to ex-perience the extraordinary wildlife of Sri Lanka at large! You might even catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard. But nature is nature, and wildlife will do as they wish — any sighting is an exciting (and privileged) bonus! Definitely an experience for the wildlife lovers.
Sri Lanka a nature lovers paradise offering a swathe of inspiring environments destined to enliven your senses, and melt your heart. It offers bursts of colourful culture, delicious cuisine, open hearted ceremonies, and a sea of welcoming, local smiles to guide you on your way. Our retreat base is tucked away on the South Coast, around 25 minutes east of Tangalle, and here we get to soak up raw and uniquely beautiful natural surrounds, set away from the busy coastal tourist strip.
A 15 minute stroll will have you on our own nearby wild and beautiful beach, but if you prefer to hit the tourist strip of Tangalle, this requires just a little more effort with transport, but can definitely be arranged. (And at least one group trip will be arranged during our stay).
This exceptional eco-lodge is built from local, sustainable materials. Earthy, rustic yet nur-turing, you’re sure to feel at ease. Solar powered, with artesian water and and medicinal plants grown on site, the whole property encourages you to slow down, unwind and tune into nature.
A recently completed Ayurvedic Wellness Centre offers a suite of professional treatments including an Ayurvedic Doctor for personal consultations. (Treatments are at an additional cost to guests). Let healing hands and medicinal herbal treatments support you in your re-juvenation.
Accommodation is offered as twin share, triple share (when booking as a group of 3) and with limited single occupancy available (feel free to send an inquiry first before booking).
*If you are a male solo traveller wishing to book a twin share – please check in with us first to check on availability before proceeding with your booking.
Two sessions of yoga will be shared each day. Practices will be guided by Fiona (Wild Awakes founder) and lead you through simple, grounding sequences that will awaken your body both through stillness and movement. The style will be dictated by the group needs at the time but be of hatha yoga or yin yoga focus. Beginners are completely welcome. Simple guided meditation will be offered as part of the program, as will supportive relaxation techniques such as yoga nidra.
Enjoy the healing benefits of a newly established Ayurveda Wellness Centre right onsite at our eco-lodge property. A professional Ayurvedic Doctor will be on hand and a full suite of Ayurvedic treatments available. The wellness centre is located in the most beautiful earthen building, created in in tune with it’s beautiful, natural surrounds that you will feel a greater sense of balance in no time. (All treatments at an additional cost to guests).
Expect freshly prepared Sri Lankan dishes created with local ingredients and where possi-ble, herbs and produce grown right on the property. Indulge in tropical fruit in abun-dance, freshly cultured buffalo curd, curries and vibrant vegetables with flavours out of this world. More Western tastes can be catered for, though we do encourage you to try the delicious dishes this culture has to offer. All dietary requirements can also be catered for with advance notice. Your bellies will indeed be satisfied! And if you are a tea drinker, wow – you are going to be in heaven.
COLOMBO to KAHANDAMODORA
Depart central Colombo on a group transfer early on Day 1 (details of meeting point pro-vided prior to departure) to be transferred to the South Coast of Sri Lanka. Arrive mid af-ternoon for tea to refresh before an introductory yoga practice and sharing a group meal.
Sample Daily Schedule only *Please note times may change depending on group activities and weather.
6:30am – yoga (sunrise lagoon experience replaces yoga on one morning)
8:15am – breakfast
9pm – time to explore, journey to the beach, Ayurveda treatments, rest and relax
12:30pm – lunch
4:30 – afternoon yoga
6:30 – dinner
8pm – evening activities (wildlife night walk, beach walk, relaxation practices)
*OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT SAFARI TRIP TO YALA NP
This will take place mid-week (exact night TBC) and may alter our daily schedule slightly depending on timings and how many people decide to join this experience.
KAHANDAMODORA > COLOMBO
Mid morning we hit the road and return with the group to Colombo where our journey ends. We will arrive into the city around mid afternoon. If you wish to travel onward from Kahandamodora to explore more of Sri Lanka, you are welcome to make your own way from the South Coast. we arrive back in Colombo mid afternoon, so be sure to make your onward travels plans or accommodation arrangements accordingly.
Arrange flights from your home country to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Be sure to arrive at least the day before to ensure you can meet our group transfer. Malindo Air and Air Asia offer the most budget flights from Australia, and all pass through Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to connect with flights from the other countries of both Northern and Southern hemispheres.
* There will be only one group transfer arranged. If you need to connect with us outside of this arrangement, transport will need to be organised by yourself and will be at your own additional cost.
This is at an additional cost the the all inclusive base package, and requires pre-booking. Please select this experience from the drop down menu on the booking form.
This has not yet been defined as we continue to source the perfect project. Each of Wild Awakes experience support a conservation or social project in need and allow you to get involved to varying degrees. Details will be updated as soon as they are confirmed.
Thanks you Fiona for an awesome retreat. It's so good to sit back, as a teacher, and enjoy a retreat lead by a beautiful confident woman. Your knowledge is comforting and wonderfully educating. Keep up the amazing work. Be happy, safe and well. Much love, Sue.
Dearest Fiona, I will remain eternally grateful for this amazing trip which I imagined would be an adventure but became a much needed journey of the soul. You have truly been an inspiration to me. Much love, gratitude and respect, Helen.
Fiona, your inspired teaching has taken me to a new level in my practice. Thank you for your deep yoga wisdom, your endless mindless and your strength and gentleness. You are a wonderful teacher.
My first yoga retreat, and wow what a journey I have taken. I leave you and Sri Lanka feeling blessed and peaceful. I now have the tools and it's from my heart I now live my life.