Sri Lankan Wellness Retreat

 

Are you ready to escape the stresses and demands of daily life and experience a truly exotic destination retreat where the focus is all about reconnecting to you?

If so, join us for an exclusive 7 day wellness retreat set on one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful Tea Estates from 29th October - November 5th 2017.

 

Step back in time to the colonial days and feel the romance of being on a tea estate in the remote hills of Sri Lanka.

Relax into the serenity of the expansive views of the rolling green hills. Wander at your leisure in total privacy to the waterfall, or through the many walking trails whilst taking in the clear hill country air and the sounds and smells of the rich natural environment.

Sip freshly picked tea at sunset and enjoy the fragrant aromas of Sri Lankan spices as they fill the air for your evening meal.

This is a place of peace and tranquility where you can truly come to rest.

Do you feel feel out of balance and overwhelmed?

Allow us to share our years of wellness experience and training to personally guide you back to a healthy balanced life where you feel calm and centred.

Do you feel at times like you are on a hamster wheel?

We want to invite you into a stress free zone where the focus is all about YOU and your wellness in your time. 

Do you feel overly connected to the ‘outside’ world but disconnected from yourself?

We will whisk you away to a remote location in the hills where you can disconnect from the busyness of life and be fully supported to focus on reconnecting to yourself.

Do you feel you would like to create a positive  life change?

We offer expert facilitation to gently transform you and your life one day at a time.

Do you feel you’ve lost your energy and vitality?

For 7 days we will nourish and nurture you on every level to a point where you feel vibrant and alive again.

Each day we will work through the areas of your life, whilst immersed in the stunning surroundings and the rich Sri Lankan culture.  

WHY JOIN US

IF you love the idea of combining wellness and transformation with exotic travel, this is the perfect retreat for you.

This is not a boot-camp, it is not a yoga retreat, and it not a paint by numbers seminar training. THIS IS a one week retreat personalized to you where everything is optional - our only objective is that you feel like a new person when you leave.   

These are the foundations essential for holistic wellness we would love to share with you:

Mental Wellness

Theme and Simone are trained professionals in self-development. Between them they have degrees and diplomas in psychology, psychotherapy, life coaching, Mind Detox Therapy, energy healing and more. In addition to this they have worked with people around the world to help them evolve into their best versions of themselves. Some of the areas we plan to explore during the retreat are as follows:

  • Finding your true purpose
  • Letting go of what is not serving you
  • Limiting beliefs and how to dissolve them
  • Energy – what is depleting it and what can boost it
  • Finding balance and managing stress
  • Creating rituals and habits for life
  • Intention setting and mapping out your dreams
  • Living an extraordinary life

 

Throughout the retreat we work with you to reconnect with your body.  We will look at how can we heal pain in the body, move our body in a way we love to and how we can nourish our body through beauty rituals, healthy food and massage.  Some of the physical elements we will offer in the retreat include (and are all optional):

  • Hiking through the stunning hills of the tea country
  • Mindful walks in nature (learning to be in the moment)
  • Waterfall swims
  • Swim in the pool above the tea plantation
  • Yoga or Tai Chi
  • Mountain Biking
  • Self beauty ritual lead by Theme Rains
  • Massage
  • Auyervedic health talks (TBC)
  • Healthy food talks and demos


Life is so full - sometimes we don’t feel we have time to breath, to think or to work out who we want to be in this world. Ultimately Simone and Theme are here to take you on a beautiful journey of the self. Everything is done at your pace. It is our objective that you feel completely supported to rest, to stop, to rejuvenate and to create (the new you).  We encourage you to:

Truly rest

Experience deep uninterrupted sleep

Journal/write creatively

Enjoy our guided Meditations

Practice our visualisation exercises  

Switch off from technology and truly experience TIME

Wander through the undulating hills of the tea estate and put things in perspective.


THE VENUE

This is a boutique hotel for a boutique experience.

This is an intimate retreat enabling us to offer a personalised experience for you.

Ashburnham (or Ash) is a beautiful boutique hotel set in its own 100-acre tea estate, around an hour north-east of Kandy, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The estate boasts stunning waterfalls and far reaching views up to and across the Knuckles Mountains, not to mention around 60 acres of lush tea fields, plucked each day.

The house has a funkier edge than most estate bungalows. It very much retains, though, its 1930’s planter heritage.

CUISINE - Fresh local fare

The flavours and aromas of Sri Lankan food is a sensory experience in the best possible way. The memories of this delicious cuisine will stay with you long after you leave. (which is why we offer an in-house cooking class for those of you who want to take this home with you.)

Reggie, the houses wonderful Kandyan chef, produces great food, both western and Sri Lankan.

The place doesn’t hanker after Michelin stars but we love what he serves up; superb curries; uncomplicated but great European fare; and excellent scones and cakes each afternoon.

The kitchen uses as much produce from its own vegetable garden as possible and sources other ingredients locally.

YOUR SRI LANKAN EXPERIENCE

In addition to experiencing life on a working tea estates we will offer you the opportunity to visit the Cultural Triangle with a day trip the ancient rock fortress - Sigiriya, which is spectacular natural site to visit. We will also offer guests the option to visit the Temple of tooth in Kandy (45 minutes from Ashburnham).

Throughout your Sri Lankan experience you will meet local Sri Lankan people and no doubt be touched by their genuine kindness

Kandy Temple of the Tooth.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Daily group classes for revitalising mind/body/soul ( as above)

Individual coaching session/mind detox session or an energy healing

Hiking, waterfall swims, biking, yoga or Tai Chi (all optional)

Sri Lankan cooking class  

Aromatherapy and Oil blending    

Ayurvedic Teachings (TBC)

A lot of Sri Lanka tea drinking :)

Day Full Tour to Sigiriya (Ancient Rock Fortress) in the cultural Triangle.

½ day tour to Kandy to visit the temple of the tooth.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (and more in between)

6 nights Boutique Accommodation

Pick up and transfer from airport (or Negombo) to Ashburnham Estate (3 hours)

And SO much more

About your hosts:

Simone Denny is a qualified Life Coach, a Mind Detox practitioner, a health and wellness blogger, a yoga teacher and the owner of a successful online wellness store in Australia called the Nourishing Hub. She runs women's workshops and health retreats and has a strong passion for mind-body wellness. Simone has degrees in psychology and in business and has previously spent 15 years working in the banking industry, where she successfully project managed multi million dollar projects from inception to delivery. Simone has spent the past 20 years living and working abroad and has recently returned to her home on Waiheke Island with her husband and two daughters.  

Theme Rains: Founder of Synthesis, the Heart of Organics - an award winning skin care and wellbeing company created as a way to share all the life-positive healing modalities that have touched her life, with the intention to nurture, uplift and restore others in their journey of personal discovery and flowering. Theme has 19 years experience in the Healing Arts, including Yoga, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Astrology, Energy Alchymie, Herbalism, Ayurveda, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Organic Skincare and Health-food formulation, energetic meridian work and healthy, conscious living that have added the layers to her holistic offering - Synthesis.

 

PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PAYMENT POLICY

After a confirmation has been emailed to you, a courtesy hold requires payment within 5 working days to secure the reservation.

For places that have a wait list, a 24hr courtesy hold will be offered.

RETREAT CANCELLATIONS

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.

DEFINITIONS

“Cancellation” is defined as not attending your scheduled   Retreat, including postponing or rescheduling.

“You” refers to the guest booking a   Retreat.

“We” refers to   Retreats.

TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE

To join the retreat you must have travel insurance. Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant SPORT ACTIVITIES you will be engaging upon on your retreat & TRIP CANCELLATION.

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.

GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your trip,   Retreats does not offer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another retreat to be taken within two years of your original retreat date. We will gladly transfer your credit to another guest.

Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply.

Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat.
  • If you cancel 60 – 89 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 15 – 59 days before your retreat start date, 40% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement form within one week of booking or 90 days prior to retreat start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.

PAYMENT POLICY

After a confirmation has been emailed to you, a courtesy hold requires payment within 5 working days to secure the reservation.

For places that have a wait list, a 24hr courtesy hold will be offered.

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.

“Cancellation” is defined as not attending your scheduled   Retreat, including postponing or rescheduling.

“You” refers to the guest booking a   Retreat.

“We” refers to   Retreats.

To join the retreat you must have travel insurance. Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant SPORT ACTIVITIES you will be engaging upon on your retreat & TRIP CANCELLATION.

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.

If you cancel your trip,   Retreats does not offer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another retreat to be taken within two years of your original retreat date. We will gladly transfer your credit to another guest.

Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply.

Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat.
  • If you cancel 60 – 89 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 15 – 59 days before your retreat start date, 40% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement form within one week of booking or 90 days prior to retreat start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.

RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if   Retreats must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

 Retreats is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if   Retreats must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

 Retreats is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

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