No. of Guest(s)
3 Days 2 nights
- Organizer: Kandy Samadhi Centre
- Type: Yoga Retreat
- Starting From: 15-August-2019
- Duration: 3 Days 2 nights
- Area: Maha Nuwara, Sri Lanka
- Food: Vegetarian, Organic, Ayurvedic
- Surrounding area: Forest,Mountain,Close To Nature
This retreat in Sri Lanka may be the perfect holiday for you! Set on the hillside of lush vegetation, this vacation is a journey where you can experience a complete relaxation with yoga and massage as well as enjoy nature's wonders.
Here, you will feel the prevailing rustic communal spirit and the special peaceful ambiance. If you are seeking for a yoga holiday that is off the beaten path and allows you to connect to the people and locale, look no further!
Heavenly Whatever I expected it wasn't as wonderful as this. What a refreshing, deeply invigorating experience (and I didn't even get a massage!). I am completely enthralled with it. Out of my normal pay range but I'm going back again with my boyfriend - there isn't anywhere I would rather take him. This is a place for quiet and peace. If you come wanting that, you'll find what you need. Added to that the staff are really lovely and the food almost too good.
Core Subject: Yoga Instructor ,Dance Teacher
Yumi Jayasinghe is the wife of Waruna, the owner of Samadhi, and brings the Japanese element into the center. Originally a cartoonist in Tokyo, she has taught Hatha yoga since 2005. Yumi choreographs dance routines for children at a local international school. She brings a creative impact to enliven any session for the beginner or experienced yogi.
Core Subject: Dynamic Yoga, Swimming coach
Janaka Tennekoon lives in Kandy, having trained with Nicky Knoff in Cairns, Australia, and Paddy McGrath. He has developed his own brand of dynamic yoga while his grounding as a swimming coach and PE Instructor combined with early years of absorbing village wisdom has provided a unique balance for a teacher.
Your yoga vacation will be held at The Kandy Samadhi Centre in Sri Lanka. Located on an abandoned tea plantation on the edge of the Dumbara Valley and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy roads, The Kandy Samadhi Centre is a beautiful and tranquil retreat that will compel you to relax and contemplate what is important in life. At Samadhi, you will have a perfect opportunity to let nothing interrupt the sounds of forest birdsong, tree frogs, crickets, and the whisper of the breeze from the trees.
Here on the retreat, you will get to practice your yoga and meditation in the beautiful shala, opened on 4 sides and with the sounds of the jungle and river to accompany your sessions.
Here, you will feel more like a house-guest than a customer due to the hospitality of the owner and staff, excellent home-cooked food, prevailing rustic communal spirit and the special ambience created by the use of flickering oil lamps all over the retreat.
- Satiate your palate with the organic meal for breakfast.
- Rejuvinate yourself with daily yoga lessons.
- Each day you will be going to enjoy meditation session.
- Delicious lunch will be provided in the center.
- Free time will also be provided for self meditation.
- Enjoy fresh local produce dinner, which can be enjoyed with the candle light and under the starts in the open air restaurant.
The thirteen pavilions, which lean out of the hillside, are veritable temples of tranquility. They are designed to make you feel you are the only person staying here. Privacy is everything. Yet there are no unnecessary walls. This results in a truly serene environment surrounded by urns, art and treasures dating back to a time Kandy was a royal realm. There, everything is king-sized. The Indonesian teak bed in a double room is spacious enough to sleep three people comfortably. But even the smallest suite provides a four-poster bed to dream in.
The spacious verandahs of each suite of rooms give onto paddy fields, nearby mountains and bench terraces filled with herb gardens or pineapples. Bamboos reach out with their four-fingered leaves to fan a breeze at you. In the surrounding natural forest, mango, toddy palm, mahogany and jak trees rub necks with giant bamboo, avocado and Chinese guava
We maintain Organic garden to Produce Healthy Legumes and vegetables. We provide organic Sri Lankan foods made in fire wood heat and all these vegetables are taken we prepare the meals from what ever we collect daily from our own garden (we use only natural fertilizer when growing vegetables)
On waking in the early hours listen to tree frogs whose cacophony seems like a child tinkering with a Xylophone, the birds call to their mates, the deer cough, the wild boars are evident only by the rustle in the bush and the porcupine is even more timid. In this retreat, only you can experience such an extraordinary surrounding and ambience.
There is no Sinhala word for goodbye. The person about to depart calls out Mama gehilla enang! which means, I will go and return. To which the response is Gehing enna! which means, yes, go and return! Once you find your way to Samadhi, you will understand why returning there is also part of your journey. This will give you a cultural experience that you have never experienced before.
- 2 nights' accommodation
- 2 sessions of Ayurvedic massage
- 2 sessions of yoga
- A trip to the waterfall and picnic
- All daily meals
- River bathing
Inside the entrance hall at Samadhi you are watched over by a silk tapestry depicting seven Buddhist monks each holding a lotus blossom in their hand. Each monk is a different shade of brown. Likewise, the cultural diversity of this island is reflected in the villagers, who form the core of what makes Samadhi run smoothly. They are unspoiled and courteous - every man, woman or boy will calmly break from sweeping the stone pathway, lighting the oil lamp or picking fresh produce for your lunch to wish you Ayubowan! the traditional Sinhala welcome which means Let there be long life!
The inspiration for the design and architecture was born of meditation. And so you willingly leave your city husk behind at the gate with no signal for mobile phones, it is the perfect opportunity to let nothing interrupt the sounds of forest birdsong, of tree frogs and crickets, and the whisper of the breeze from the trees.