WELCOME TO SRI LANKA
A pearl-shaped gem in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka (once known as Ceylon) is a tropical destination that’s still largely untouched by mass tourism. Ancient Ayurvedic traditions are practiced in breathtaking settings and vibrant, Colonial-era towns unspool before you. Here you will find yourself ensconced in Buddhist culture with all the space you need to explore your own path to wellness. With a long-standing history of holistic living, Sri Lanka will entice even the savviest wellness traveler.
This 9-night/10-day wellness vacation will journey you back to balance with mindfulness, energy work, and holistic healing practices. Co-hosted by Lena Franklin, renowned Mindfulness Psychotherapist and wellness guide, and best-selling author and Pravassa founder Linden Schaffer, you will use the Eastern practices of mindfulness meditation and movement to ignite the mindful healer from within, harnessing the power to heal daily stress and anxiety. Immerse yourself in the zen serenity of Sri Lanka as you explore Buddhist traditions and Ayurvedic practices, expanding the mind, body and spirit. This mindfulness vacation will awaken your boundless capacity to live a life of health and happiness. Join us for a #changedbytravel journey through Sri Lanka.
Offering the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation utilizing a fresh, modern voice is the essence of Lena’s work. As a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist, Meditation Instructor, and International Wellness Guide, Lena will teach you that “to journey in inward is your highest calling.”
As the founder of Pravassa, the pioneer of wellness travel, Linden has been guiding travelers around the world on wellness tours for a decade. Committed to facilitating individual travelers’ relaxation, stress reduction, and life-balancing education, Linden’s on-site presence enables travelers to reach their full wellness potential.
Colonial elegance meets contemporary style in the lovely converted residences we’ll call home in Galle Fort.
An elegantly appointed canvas lodge hotel set among a 23-acre tea plantation,
An elegant 12-room Ayurvedic retreat spread across 20 acres of lush, tropical countryside, giving you plenty of time to commune with nature.
Rooms will host 2 people. Choice of Twin Beds (only 2 spots available) or King Bed.
Rooms will host 1 person. King or Queen Bed depending on available.
WELCOME TO GALLE
Galle is a coastal town on southwestern Sri Lanka which offers a blend of historic Colonial landmarks and picturesque beaches. Galle Fort, where we will be staying, is a stone-wall fortified city founded in the 16th century by Portuguese colonists that makes for a majestic setting. Bustling streets are lined with stone mansions, outstanding restaurants, and a host of remnants from a time long-past. Outside the walls, the beaches of Galle beckon with swimming, snorkeling, and lush views.
Upon landing, you’ll be greeted with a smile at Colombo Airport. From here, a waiting car will take the group to Galle. Check in to our private hotel and enjoy a welcome Sri Lankan lunch followed by our opening Pravassa mindful wellness session, both of which offer the opportunity to meet and get to know your guides and the people with whom you’ll be sharing your wellness journey. After a bit of leisure time, we’ll have the unique opportunity to tour Galle Fort with a resident. Gain a first-hand perspective of daily life among these charming alleyways lined with shops, boutiques, churches, and Buddhist temples. Wrap up the day by sharing stories with your new companions over a group dinner at a local restaurant.