Brief Intro: AdventureYogi has been running yoga retreats across the UK and abroad for 10 years. Over the years we have listened to what our guests want and offer unique retreats to a highly professional standard.
Featured Press: The Guardian ’25 Best Yoga Retreats 2017′, The Sunday Times ’20 Best Yoga Retreats 2016′
Location & Date: Sri Lanka. From 13th – 22nd February 2018
Teacher: Chetana Thornton: Chetana trained as a yoga teacher in 1998 in India with B.S Iyengar in Ashtanga Vinyasa and followed that with Sivananda in 1999. She trained in yoga therapy 500 hr training in 2000. More recently she has trained in acro yoga and her yoga influences are Donna Fahra, Barbara farmer, Iyengar, Scaravelli yoga, Shiva Rea.
Chetana’s teachings are adapted to the nature of each individual, her teaching tends to inspire reflection, that is “pratyahara” as we dive inwards and unravel and unwind, core holding positions. Her classes thread spoken poetry, mantras and dimensional, energetic, anatomical and internal awareness as to the healing potential and purpose of each asana on both esoteric and physical levels of being.
Overview: Join us for a 10 day winter escape to the stunning shores of Sri Lanka, on the south-west coast of Bentota (about 2 hours from Columbo). Experience this magical island with twice daily yoga (at the villa or on the beach!), authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, culture-rich excursions (Buddhist temples, exotic markets, wildlife tours…), local entertainment, surfing and more. We have been running our Sri Lanka winter holidays since 2013, so we know all the ins and outs of the country, ready for you to explore as much or as little as you like.
Our accommodation is a stunning 150-year old restored Dutch Colonial Villa. It was originally the residence of Bentota’s Ayurvedic doctor before being transformed into a boutique and luxurious 6 bedroom hotel. It’s set in 4 acres of lush exotic garden that teems with wildlife and plants. There is also a freshwater private swimming pool to relax and cool off in. Meals and selected yoga classes take place in the stunning pavilion where you are surrounded by the beautiful and tranquil sounds of the wildlife. A true paradise!
Price: From £1090pp
“Every person was made to feel special and valued as part of the yogi group. This I feel is down to the extraordinary people skills of the teacher and Michelle.” – Sally
“Sri Lanka has awakened something in me and I feel amazing. Thank you so much to my teacher for being such an inspiration.” – Sonal
“Sri Lanka AdventureYogi is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and explore the inner world in a beautiful setting.” – Kate