New Lunar Retreat with Jenny Clise & Emily Meersand

Adzenture Retreats
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Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020
Group size: 1 - 18
New Lunar Retreat with Jenny Clise & Emily Meersand
Sri Lanka

Adzenture Retreats
  • Email address verified
48 reviews

Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Join Emily Meersand and Jenny Clise in the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka to indulge in 7 nights of yoga, surf, and so much adventure! The new moon will be gracing us with her presence which makes it a perfect time to retreat, re-energize and set new intentions. And sometimes all we need is a little adventure from the winter cold (or polar vortex) to get inspired!

Spend the week gazing at coconut trees dancing to the sounds of the ocean, swimming and/or surfing the emerald waters of Hiriketiya Bay, practicing yoga with Emily and Jenny, eating some of the freshest meals, searching for elephants in the wild on our safari, exploring heritage sites and vibrating from the sounds of a gong bath.

Yoga photographer extraordinaire - Renee Choi, will also be joining us to capture all the fun!

Come adventure with us, build friendships and memories that extend far beyond our stay!

Meet Your Retreat Leaders


Jenny is a New York based yoga teacher and has been teaching since 2012 in Boulder, San Francisco, and New York. Before transitioning to yoga, dance was her passion. Yoga and dance have always been meditative for her, but with yoga she found a new relationship with the body that was more mindful and healing. 

What to expect from Jenny’s classes?

In her classes she will take you through mindful flows and workshop postures. She focuses heavily on foundation and alignment to safely prepare you for more challenging postures later on. Jenny encourages you to turn inwards, draw intentionality into your practice and recognize your strength both physically and mentally in each moment.


Emily Meersand is a San Francisco-based yoga instructor whose life has been transformed and elevated in every way through the practice and teachings of yoga. 

Emily's yoga practice and teaching style is derived from yoga trainings and classes all over the world. She is E-RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance, has assisted and lead multiple teacher trainings in San Francisco, has studied yoga in Ubud, Bali, and has taught retreats at tropical locations all over the world, including Saladita, Mexico and Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. She has completed the following certifications: Power Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hours), Janet Stone Sadhana Immersion (50 Hours), Restorative & Yin Energetics Training (40 Hours), Sculpt Teacher Training (50 Hours), Intermediate Power Vinyasa Teacher Training, BASI Pilates Certification, Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Studies. Emily can't wait to share her love of yoga, travel, and the beach with you in Sri Lanka! 

What to expect from Emily's classes?

She is passionate about sharing her love of a well-rounded and balanced yoga practice through her teachings of both powerful, sweaty vinyasa classes and grounding, soothing restorative and yin classes. Emily incorporates the healing properties and benefits of essential oils into her yoga classes as well. Seek more balance in your life, invigorate your mind, and soothe your soul in Emily's classes!


The island of Sri Lanka was named the #1 travel destination by Lonely Planet this year - come with us to see why as we explore its nature, rich history, culture and food. We’ll be based at Jasper House, a few seconds away from one of the island’s most beautiful beaches with emerald waters - Hiriketiya Bay! Once a little secret gem is now popular among surfers and backpackers worldwide. The horseshoe shape of the bay makes it perfect swimming and surfing conditions year round! Hiriketiya Bay is ideal for intermediate to pro surfers. Nearby beaches are also available for beginners. 

Booking Terms & Conditions

A $500 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, remaining balance can be split into monthly payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking. 

Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so.  You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own). 

An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details. 

All deposits & payments are non refundable. By booking a retreat, you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed here.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can attend this retreat?

Our retreats are for everyone! It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race, weight, height, flexibility and level of experience is - the practice of yoga is for every single being.  New to yoga? We all have to start somewhere and retreats are the perfect space to start and/or grow your practice. Don't worry about how advanced others may be and remember this journey is yours, take all the time and be patient with yourself. If you're new, let us know so we can make sure our teachers are prepped to assist you. 

2. I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?

Yes!! Before you go, we are here to guide you and get you prepared as much as possible for this retreat and travel experience. With us, you're never alone! We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in and update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We'll pair you up with a roommate, who will most likely end up being a lifelong friend.  You may come alone, but you'll end up leaving with a community of like minded people who will forever be connected through this experience. 

3. What do I need to pack?

30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring. 

4. What type of travel insurance do I need and why is it mandatory?

Your insurance will need to cover emergency medical and trip cancellation/interruption. This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances either before or on your retreat. 

5. Do you offer monthly payment plans?

Yes! Once you've paid the deposit amount, the remainder of your balance can be split and paid by the remaining months left until the full balance is due.

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
    Your stay at Jasper House in Hiriketiya Bay
  • All vegetarian meals
    Delicious vegetarian meals starting from dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day. Vegan options are available with each meal.
  • Daily Yoga
    Led by Jenny & Emily
  • 2 Workshops
    Led by Jenny & Emily
  • Airport Transfers
    Group roundtrip transfer at select times
  • Beach hop
    Visit to Mirissa Beach followed by visit to Talalla Beach for dinner
  • Safari
    Visit to Udawalawe National Park to see elephants and other animals in the wild
  • Gong Bath
    Kundalini Yoga & Gong healing sound bath by local yoga instructor (2.5 hours)
  • Galle Fort Tour
    Day trip to Galle Fort UNESCO world heritage site including lunch and visit to Japanese Peace temple
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip airfare to Sri Lanka (CMB)
  • Travel Insurance
    Proof of travel insurance required and must be sent 2 weeks prior to trip departure. Must cover emergency medical and flight cancellation/interruptions.
  • Travel Visa
    A visa is required for US & Canadian citizens. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold and apply at:
  • Gratuity/souvenirs
    At discretion
  • Optional activities
    At discretion

Available Packages

Shared Double King Room
Sold Out

Accommodation in a shared king bed. Rooms vary in style/type and will be assigned at random. All rooms have private bathrooms. 

If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.  If you'd prefer female/male only room sharing please indicate this in your booking notes. 

Deposit: $500
Shared Double Twin Room
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Accommodation in a shared room with two twin beds. Rooms vary in style/type and will be assigned at random. All rooms have private bathrooms.

If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.  If you'd prefer female/male only room sharing please indicate this in your booking notes. 

Deposit: $500
Single King Room
only 2 left
Deposit: $500

Your Organizer

Adzenture Retreats
48 reviews
We are Adzenture Retreats! Together with our internationally renowned yoga teachers, we host yoga and wellness retreats in magical destinations around the world like Sri Lanka, Bali, Iceland, Nicaragua and Peru. With yoga principles at the heart of what we do, our yoga retreats are designed to reinvigorate your mind, body and soul through yoga practice and all of the experiences the destination has to offer. True to our name, our mission is to blend equal parts adventure and zen into each of our retreat experiences and this remains the philosophy behind everything we do.


Absolutely amazing trip! The accommodations were comfortable and gorgeous. Food was delicious and abundant. I have not one bad thing to say about the entire experience from airport pick up to drop off!
By Alexa M for You, Wild & Free Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Steph Otto on 02 Mar, 2020
Sri Lanka was the most amazing location and we got to truly enjoy it with Azma (Adzentures owner on the trip) who knew all the best places to take us for the great experience. The retreat location was comfortable with the most amazing food provided and best location to get right to the beach and shops/cafes. The schedule was built well with wonderful yoga daily and alternating adventure days with more relaxing days. A great vacation!
By Lindsey A for New Lunar Retreat with Jenny Clise & Emily Meersand on 11 Feb, 2020
This was by far the trip of a lifetime! Everything was outstanding, the accommodations were a great experience of local life, the food was to die for and delicious. The group travelled with were so friendly, and the sights we saw were something I will never forget! I want to personally thank Adzenture Retreats for hosting this incredible trip. I would love to return.
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This was a trip of a lifetime! Absolutely amazing and am already dying to go back. They made everything so easy and smooth. Every activity we did was magical. Everyone on the trip became so close and it is a sisterhood we will cherish forever! 10/10!!
By Arielle R for One Life Yoga Retreat with Alexzandra Peters on 18 Nov, 2019
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