Dikwella, Sri Lanka

$5.430,00

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime with MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini (10,000 Buddhas) in majestic Sri Lanka! Come enjoy practising yoga, dancing to live music, exploring Buddhist temples, learning to surf, observing wild elephants, meet welcoming locals and eat flavorful food.

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    Price

    $5.430,00

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    Trips

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Sri Lanka, Dickwella South

Highlights

Accommodation in a stunning boutique hotel in south Sri Lanka
Uplifting adventure full of yoga
Daily delicious food

Course description

During the retreat, we give many opportunities and we encourage you to create your own adventure that suits your need of each present moment. Daily Morning yoga session with MC YOGI. Daily afternoon sessions with Amanda (10,000 Buddhas) will vary between meditation, dharma talks, restorative yoga, storytelling and musical offerings. There will be optional excursions available to enjoy during free time. FREE TIME = chill at the beach, swim in the pool, go surfing, explore, read or nap in a hammock, enjoy a massage and whatever your heart desires. *Please note that classes & activities may change due to weather or group excursions planned. Your flexibility will allow us to create the best schedule possible for your week away.

About the place

Exhale Yoga Retreats is always looking for possible new retreat locations. We spend time in places of interest, connect with the local communities and feel out the vibe. We want to make sure our retreaters feel secure knowing that we have been there before, and trust that we can offer them the best adventure yoga retreat possible. With our dream come true of collaborating with MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini, we knew our next destination had to be special. During a recent visit to Sri Lanka we were captivated by its beauty and knew it would be the superb spot for this retreat! Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes are spectacular – it has everything from rainforests to arid plains, highlands, palm tree forests, and sandy beaches. Rich in history, Sri Lanka is renowned for its ancient Buddhist ruins. The local communities are bustling with life and enriching culture; the rest of the world is just beginning to discover the endless beauty of Sri Lanka and now is the best time to discover it with us! Underneath the Mango Tree, a stunning boutique hotel in south Sri Lanka will be your home for 12 nights and 11 magical days. Complete with a full Ayurvedic Spa, 25m swimming pool and a private beautiful beach. Underneath the Mango Tree also includes locally sourced meals, providing an authentic dining experience.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Ayurveda-Spa The ancient Indians have realized already 5000 years ago what matters! The harmony of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects is crucial for your health and well-being. The Ayurveda is a method which focuses on the human being as a whole, not the disease in particular. The UTMT wellness hotel in Sri Lanka offers facilities for professional guidance in terms of traditional Ayurvedic therapy. The treatments are individually tailored by our professional practitioners. You can select a package to suit your needs.

Other activities

Buddhist Temples Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical paradise where locals have to follow the Buddhist religion throughout the ages. With over two millennia of history in Buddhism, Sri Lanka is what one would call a ‘Buddhist’s Heaven’. Many of the Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka are thousands of years old but their ruins still contain a sense of mystery and magic to those who visit. All Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka are venerated by Buddhists and respected by the other minor religious sects that make the island their home. There are multiple Buddhist temples within a 2hr radius of UTMT and tours can be arranged to visit these stunning sites. Surf Uncrowded line-ups, consistent swells, inviting turquoise waters and stunning backdrops make up the surf spots in Sri Lanka. With a verity of beach and reef breaks, there is something for all levels. We have surfed some hidden gems along the South Coast of Sri Lanka and can arrange surf lessons and guide. Check out Magic Seaweed for swell reports. Sri Lanka's Wildlife Brimming with an abundance of beautiful creatures from free roaming Elephants, rambunctious monkeys and majestic blue whales. We can set up an adventure for you to see the unspoiled nature, the harmony of the animal world in freedom, a wildlife experience as it should be.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

12 nights accommodations at Underneath The Mango Tree, All Taxes and 10% tip for the staff, Daily 2-hour morning yoga session, Daily afternoon or evening yoga session, Breakfast buffet, Lunch and Dinner Buffet, Afternoon tea & snack, Fresh drinking water, Cinema with three showings per day, Library with 1,500 books, Free Wifi in rooms and throughout the grounds, 25 m pool, 1x 20 min Ayurveda massage per guest, Bicycle use, Beach bag for use during your stay, Telephone box with free, worldwide phoning Two Exhale Yoga Retreats facilitators, Authentic Sri Lanka experience, Retreat photographer

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Travel insurance, Speciality drinks (like smoothies), alcoholic drinks, Excursions and outside activities, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Bandaranaike International Airport

How to get there

Book your flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka - Bandaranaike International Airport (airport code CMB). Book a flight that arrives Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 or earlier. Try to find a flight that doesn't arrive too late on the 17th. Our beautiful home for the retreat is a 3-hour drive from the airport. *If you would like to arrive a day early and stay near the airport we can help with finding a hotel and you can shuttle to the retreat location the next day. Travel infomation Passport must be valid for a least six months after your date of arrival.

Airport transfers

We will organize an airport pick-up from the airport to the hotel. The drive is about 3 hours.

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Yoga Styles

  • Meditation
  • Restorative yoga

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • Surf & Kite Surf

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Full board
  • Hammocks
  • Private beach
  • Sea views
  • Spa
  • Wifi
  • Yoga shala

Daily Program

Arrive and check in at Underneath The Mango Tree Resort!
07:30 AM
Coffee/Tea, Fruit

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

12:00 PM
Group Get Together

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea, Fruit

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

05:30 PM
Sunset Beach Music w/ MC YOGI

07:30 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
09:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

07:00 PM
Dinner

Open Day - Plan an excursion, sleep-in, relax.
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

11:15 AM
Group Pilgrimage

01:45 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

04:30 PM
Yoga Session

07:00 PM
Dinner
07:15 AM
Coffee/Tea

08:00 AM
Yoga class

10:00 AM
Breakfast

FREE TIME

01:30 PM
Lunch

FREE TIME

05:30 PM
Sunset offering

07:00 PM
Dinner

08:30 PM
Beach bonfire
Departure

Instructors

MC YOGI
MC YOGI grew up painting graffiti & listening to hip hop music. At age fourteen, inspired by artists like the Beastie Boys & Run DMC he began writing his own raps and free styling for friends at house parties. MC Yogi spent most of his high school years at a group home for at-risk youth. During those turbulent years, Hip Hop culture provided both a soundtrack and a creative outlet. Then at age eighteen, he discovered yoga. On a whim, he joined his father for a meditation intensive with a famous spiritual teacher from India. Deeply moved by this powerful experience, he devoted himself to learning everything he could about the ancient discipline. He continues to study the physical forms of yoga, as well as meditation, philosophy, and devotional chanting. MC YOGI’S Albums, combine his loves of yoga and hip hop music and features guest performances by kirtan masters Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, and Bhagavan Das. His latest collaboration, RITUAL MYSTICAL (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on iTunes Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his ONLY LOVE IS REAL album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hip-hop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu and Trevor Hall. MC YOGI and his wife Amanda Giacomini (founder of the 10,000 Buddhas Project) tour nationally and internationally with his music and their yoga teachings.

 

Amanda Giacomini
Amanda Giacomini has over 15 years of study and practice of the yogic arts, and is the co-founder of Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes, California. Amanda offers a Vinyasa Flow practice that is creative, playful, and nurturing. Her gentle and intelligent adjustments make her classes and workshops accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability. Her primary influences are from the Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Anusara, and Siddha yoga traditions. Amanda believes in yoga as a path of personal responsibility, transformation, and empowerment. She encourages students to use the tools of yoga to create the highest vision for themselves, and that through their commitment and practice a world of peace and beauty is possible. Amanda tours nationally and internationally with her husband, yoga hip hop artist MC YOGI. Together they lead workshops that combine yoga with myths, mantras, music and art. Currently, she is working on a project to paint 10,000 Buddhas around the world, bringing people together through art!

 


 


 

 

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    First and foremost they check out the accommodations and make friends with the locals. They do a dry run and if something needs tweaking they address it. Then the yoga, let's just say "world class"....Super grateful and would definitely do again! From Exhale Yoga Retreats Testimonial Page
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    "Exhale Yoga Retreats was everything that I didn't know I needed."
    Rachel and Jules' work tirelessly to bring together a truly exceptional and affirming experience. The Bali Wander retreat came together in such a synchronous and harmonious way, that it left all of us - who started as strangers - feeling connected, peaceful, and like we had known each other forever. The retreat was a yoga retreat in every sense of the word - asana practice aside - and each day was founded on one of the yamas or niyamas, and we were urged to to practice the teachings of this ancient moral code throughout the day. I believe everyone found a little piece of themselves that they didn't know they were searching for, and I returned home with a renewed sense of motivation to take on life's challenges with grace and a smile. I thank Rachel, Jules, Ariel, and Nicky for creating such a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend Exhale Yoga Retreats for anyone looking for a little affirmation, guidance, rest, peace, and FUN! Thanks again. Love and light - From Exhale Yoga testimonials page
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  • "The environment that was created was so unique and special"
    So I decided to attend the Exhale Yoga Retreat… I did this with some hesitation, I knew it would be amazing but I was honestly reserved due to some personal history and insecurity on my part… but I decided What the Fuck… In my time on the retreat, I had the chance to experience so many different things… I got to spend time with and learn about so many friends that I knew from Vancouver but also got to meet some extraordinary people that were new and amazing. I think that the environment that was created was so unique and special, people were able to release there inhibitions and truly be themselves. For myself, regardless of any insecurities that I may have had, I felt myself be comfortable in my uncomfortableness, and being able to let it go. The space and energy and support that was provided, was the trigger to releasing known and unknown stressors and in turn inspiring new thought and passions. I am so incredibly inspired by the work that both of you have done in cultivating your dreams and visions, while creating the life that you want to live. I look forward to partaking in all of your new adventures and I so proud of you both… - From Exhle Yoga testimonials page
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  • Camille Drake

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    "The yoga sessions touched me deeply and challenged me in a way I had not felt before."
    I booked this yoga retreat looking to charge my batteries and meet some new people. What I found was truly paradise. I didn’t think El Salvador would be a place that I would really miss – and here I am a week after getting home from the retreat still dreaming about those burning red vibrant sunsets, that ocean breeze, the friendly locals, the fresh (and inexpensive!) fish tacos, and all of the friends I made during the week! It was the perfect balance of carefree fun, relaxing in the hammocks, adventures like hiking to a beautiful waterfall, deep conversations, personal growth, and individual meditation/introspection. I am so grateful to have been a part of this retreat – the yoga sessions touched me deeply and challenged me in a way I had not felt before. I can’t overstate how much this week was enhanced by the people that came! Jules and Rachel exude a special kind of energy that is like a magnet for good people – not only did we spend the week in paradise, but we spent the week surrounded by really good company! I am already looking forward to coming back next year. All my love to the exhale yoga retreat yogis! See you soon!! Xx - From Exhale Yoga testimonials page
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  • "Exhale Yoga Retreats was everything I could have ever hoped for and more! "
    I first met Rachel and Jules in 2015 in Bali after they had just finished a retreat... This is when they planted the seed in me and told me about Exhale Yoga Retreats! These two had a dream and they built an empire! They provided an amazing space and place for all of us to come together from different backgrounds and unite with each other as well as work out things in our souls. They did an amazing job making sure everyone got to connect with each other and ran an incredible retreat here in Nicaragua! Each class Rachel, Ariel, and Yeva did an amazing job teaching and explaining all the yoga movements. My best advice is.... go to a retreat! You get to go to an awesome place, do some yoga, have free time to do any other activities your heart desires, eat meals with great people and have good vibes all day long! I know I will be reuniting with them again! - From Exhale Yoga testimonials page
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  • "Experience of a lifetime! An amazing adventure top to bottom, for the young and the young at heart!"
    Never a dull moment - so much to see, do and learn...or to simply sit back, relax and EXHALE. Rachel and Jules, and all of the dynamic people they select for their team, go above and beyond to provide a healthy, fun, energizing and challenging experience, tailored to each individual. Fostering self awareness, finding comfort outside of your comfort zone, and facilitating the building of friendships and connections that last a lifetime are high on their agenda. They cultivate an inclusive mind, body and soul holistic approach at their retreats - with yoga classes that pay special attention to varying levels of experience and physical limitations, and impart an understanding of the origins, branches and teachings of this beautiful and ancient practice. I feel such a deep sense of accomplishment, having been able to achieve more in form than I ever imagined! After just one week I feel an AMAZING transformation taking place within - physically and mentally! It doesn't end there! Delicious and nutritious menus, options to take up surfing, hiking, spectacular waterfalls and sunsets, absorb the local scenery, music and culture are all made available for you. Consideration of the environment and visiting and integrating with locals is part of the wonderful journey. We were able to meet and play with children at the village orphanage, an experience that humbles the heart, brings enormous joy and blesses you with a grand appreciation for life. Thank you Exhale Yoga Retreats...I had such a blast dancing like no one was watching! You've changed my life! - From Exhale Yoga testimonials page
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