Nourish you Retreat, Sri Lanka

~ 12-23 September, 2020

**2020 retreat is fully booked. Thank you!**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the magic of Sri Lanka with its extraordinary culture, people, food and wilderness...

 

Join me (Becs) for an unforgettable 10-day experience set in Arugam Bay on Sri Lanka’s East Coast.

 

This isn’t a yoga retreat. 

It’s a lifestyle retreat. 

Relax and unwind with a small group of like-minded women. Swim or surf in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Venture into the jungle and dine under the stars. Experience wildlife in its natural habitat.


An entire experience involving nature, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda (yoga's sister science), incredible food, sun, sea, surf, adventures, good times, good people and local village life. With sunrise yoga, meditation and yoga nidra (guided relaxation) on offer daily. You can always decide if you want to join or if you want to skip a session to relax for the day. 


There is Ayurvedic massage, Sri Lankan food, Sri Lankan cooking classes, temple walks and more. Or simply take time out for you to rest, relax and restore. Everything is optional so you get to move at a pace that works for you. 


During this retreat, we will also focus on fundamental principles of Ayurveda, getting to know your body type and the lifestyle practices to maintain vitality and health throughout the changing seasons and stages of life.


Nourish You Retreat offers the perfect mix of fun, friendship, adventure and mental relaxation over 10 blissful days. 


Plus; for an additional cost there is the option to extend your trip with a personalised itinerary to explore more of Sri Lanka. Thanks to Mondo Travel.


Limited opportunities.


What's included:

  • Airport transfers to/from airport accommodation

  • Land transport to/from Arugam Bay on Sri Lanka's East Coast

  • 11 x nights accommodation

  • 11 x breakfasts, 10 x lunches, 7 x dinners  - all healthy and delicious meals made fresh and local daily (3 free evenings to explore)

  • Daily yoga, pranayama (breath practices), meditation and yoga nidra (guided relaxation) with Becs

  • 3 x excursions (Jungle BBQ, Kudumbigala Temple walk, Sustainable Waste tour and workshop)

  • 1 x Ayurvedic Massage

  • Sri Lankan cooking class

  • Tea tasting (couldn't really visit Sri Lanka without a full tea tasting)

  • Carefully curated gift bag of local treats and a few surprises

  • Help in arranging day trips

  • Fresh fruit daily

  • Filtered drinking water

  • Detailed yoga retreat packing list and pre-arrival checklist

  • Pre-retreat support 

What's not included:

  • Flights to/from Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. Contact Becs to discuss flight options once your booking has been confirmed

  • Travel Insurance - you must arrange your own BEFORE traveling

  • Tourist Visa - purchase your ETA Sri Lankan Visa here. New Zealand along with many other countries pay 'No Fee'). See fees to find out if you're eligible for a 'No Fee' ETA Sri Lankan Visa 

  • Meals on day of your arrival and departure (inbound/outbound flight times will vary so lunches/dinners are only provided on full days in Sri Lanka  - meals are available at airport accommodation at your request and are reasonably priced)

  • 3 x Dinners (you’re welcome to join me for dinner at one of my favourite spots in Arugam Bay or explore any of the nearby beach eateries on your own)

  • Donations and tips – tips are given at your own free will to staff, drivers or tuk tuk drivers

  • Surf Lessons & boards (available for hire)

  • Yoga mats. Please bring your own

  • Alcoholic beverages (this is an alcohol-free retreat. You are welcome to drink offsite in one of Arugam Bay's many eateries)

  • Extra activities - if you want to explore the region - or try out local yoga classes - there is a lot to visit and do on your own

 

I will be there to help and advise on places to go and eat, food can be cheap when you know where to go.

Wondering if this retreat is a good fit? Let’s chat! Register your interest to arrange a phone/Zoom/Messenger call with Becs. I’ll answer all of your questions and then some!

Moon classes this month

New Moon & Yoga Nidra ∞ Fri 24 Jan 12:30 - 2:00 PM

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Investment:

 

Master Bedroom with King Bed & En Suite (** SOLD OUT**)
Double Occupancy: NZD $2,500 per person
This option is perfect for two friends, sisters, or mother/daughter duo; with a shared full, king bed

 

Twin Bedroom with En Suite (** SOLD OUT**)
Twin share occupancy (only a limited number available): NZD $2,500 per person 

 

Master Bedroom with King Bed & En Suite (** SOLD OUT**)
Single Occupancy (only a limited number available): NZD $3,000

** Traveling solo, but don’t want your own room? I'm happy to partner you up with a same-sex roommate.

 

  • Early Bird discount of NZD $100 for bookings made prior to 1 November 2019.

  • 10% discount off full price for annual Good Change members.

  • To confirm your space a refundable deposit of $500 is required (deposit becomes non-refundable after 31 March 2020).

  • The balance of monies is encouraged before 1 April 2020. Payment plans available upon request.

  • Flights, travel visa and insurance not included in the price.

 

It is advisable to have at least six months validity on your passport after the final day of travel. 

 

Once your booking is confirmed please contact Becs to discuss payment options and flights: +64 (0) 21 913 318 or becs@heartspace.co.nz


 

Basic schedule for retreat days:

 

Everything is optional so you get to move at a pace that works for you. You can always decide if you want to join or if you want to skip a session to relax for the day:

7:00am - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am

9:30am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm

4:00pm - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Yoga & Meditation class

Breakfast

Free time

Lunch & Free time

Yoga Nidra class

Excursion / Free time

Dinner

This schedule will vary on travel days and tour/workshop days with either the morning class or Yoga Nidra available. 

 

There will be plenty of free time to explore and have your Auyurvedic massage.

 

3 x excursions are included (Jungle BBQ, Kudumbigala Temple walk, Sustainable Waste tour and workshop)

 

1 x Sri Lankan cooking class is included (you get to cook your own dinner or you can opt to have this evening free to explore)

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka – Saturday 12 Sept and transfer to airport accommodation (organised for you). Approx 15 min drive.

 

1 Night at Airport accommodation.

1 Day of land travel to Arugam Bay on 13 Sept. Approx 8 hours including lunch en route.

 

9 Nights at Arugam Bay retreat.

 

1 Evening of land travel back to Airport accommodation on 22 Sept. Approx 8 hours including dinner en route. 

 

1 Day of rest (poolside) on 23 Sept.  OPTIONAL LOCAL TOURS: Negombo Fish Market, Dutch Canal Boat Ride, Negombo Lagoon Boat Trip (local tours not included in the retreat price).

 

Evening departure Wednesday 23 Sept; depart Bandaranaike International Airport and return home ♥

Important Travel Info, Cancellation Policy & Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance:

 

Travel Insurance is required for all international retreats with Heart Space. Many policies will help cover theft, travel delays and evacuation should you need it. It may also protect you in case of trip cancellation due to illness or death of a family member. If in doubt, call your travel insurance provider.

Sri Lanka Visa Requirements:

 

For New Zealand Passport Holders;

If you’re traveling from another country please consult with your local embassy.

Cancellation policy:

 

  1. The deposit amount of $500 is refundable until 31 March 2020 less any associated bank fees. After 31 March 2020 the deposit becomes non-refundable. However, if you can fill your space your deposit may be transferred to another individual.

  2. The balance of monies is encouraged before 1 April 2020.

  3. Cancellations cannot be refunded after 1 April 2020 without prior arrangement.

  4. Cancellations prior to that will receive a 50% refund, less the deposit and bank fees.

  5. If Heart Space must cancel the retreat due to illness, death, or extenuating circumstances 100% of money (minus bank fees) paid to Heart Space (Becs) will be refunded within 30 days of retreat cancellation. Heart Space is not responsible for guest’s costs and expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled trips. 

Still wondering if this retreat is a good fit? Let’s chat! Register your interest to arrange a phone/Zoom/Messenger call with Becs. I’ll answer all of your questions and then some! ​

 

You can also read more about Me and what I teach here.