Sri Lanka Yoga Adventure

SY
7 reviews
Apr 10 - 18, 2020
Group size: 7 - 10
Sri Lanka Yoga Adventure
Sri Lanka

7 reviews

$1890
Deposit: $500
Apr 10 - 18, 2020
Group size: 7 - 10

About this trip

Souljourn Yoga invites you to celebrate Spring Break/Easter Holiday in beautiful Sri Lanka for an 8 night/9 day yoga adventure. Please join SJY Founder, Jordan Ashley and London based yoga teacher Sarah Malcolm,  for an incredible journey from warm beaches to plush tea plantations and mountain explorations all while we delve deep into our yoga practice through community support and shared cultural immersion.


Our retreat will be supporting and volunteering at the Rosie May Foundation which focuses on gender equality by empowering girls and women through education and holistic support to improve livelihoods, break the cycle of poverty and institutionalisation by creating positive futures. We will also be supporting their various projects such as Project Hope (which has helped keep 600 children with their single parent mothers in loving family environments); who have created The Future is Pink campaign (the first ever single mom tuk-tuk operation that provides safe transport for women and children), along with 

 

Alongside our incredible adventure to “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” we will also be embarking on a culinary expedition by diving into local cuisine with a cooking class. Sri Lankan cuisine is a mix of curried vegetables, sweetly spiced chutneys served with hearty staples. Refuel after a sweaty morning yoga session with a leisurely brunch of lush tropical fruits, buffalo curd and treacle. Or why not indulge in a stack of coconut pancakes? And if the mention of coconuts has your mouth watering then you may also like to try local flat-breads known as coconut rotis topped with coconut and chilli sambol. Continental options such as eggs, toast and jams will also be available to order along with Ceylon tea and coffee. As the day rolls into night prepare to dine under the stars with new friends whilst fireflies dance overhead. You will be treated to a delicious medley of freshly caught fish, a selection of homemade curries, red rice and poppadoms created by our knowledgeable and talented chef. This nutritious menu of local flavours will feed the senses and promote a long, healthy life.


Secure your spot with your non-refundable deposit and your signed waiver

What’s included

  • Breakfast, Dinners, and
  • $300 tax-deductible dona
  • 8 night/9 accommodations
  • 8 night/9 accommodations
  • Breakfast and Dinner
    Some lunches
  • $300 tax-deductible
    Donation to Rosie May Foundation
  • All activities and tours
  • All activities and tours
  • All activities and tours
    (Udawalawe National Park, Ella Rock, Tea Plantation, Turtle Hatchery, etc)
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Lunch at the Lake House
    Some listed meals
  • International Flights
    Arrival and Departure to and from Sri Lanka
  • International Flights
    Arrival and Departure to and from Sri Lanka
  • Add Ons
    (Pinnewala Elephant Sanctuary, Botanical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth, etc)
  • Massages/Spa Treatments
  • Any extra supplies
    For teaching or to be donated to the Rosie May Foundation
  • Gratuity

Available Packages

Shared Room
$1890
Deposit: $500
Single Room
$2520
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Saturday, April 10th

Welcome to Sri Lanka. Get picked up from the airport and meet us in our private lake house to settle in, explore the beach, or even take a dip in the lake! We will begin our adventure with an opening circle and yoga practice followed by a delicious and traditional dinner. 

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SY
Souljourn Yoga
7 reviews
Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a US 501(c)3 nonprofit inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Our aim is to raise awareness + funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. We create opportunities to explore, practice, + educate through yoga both on and off of the mat by offering global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education to communities where equal opportunities aren't always available.

Reviews

The trip was amazing! The perfect balance of yoga, immersion into Peruvian culture, service and relaxation. Life-changing experience.
DJ
From the moment I arrived in Nicaragua I felt a sense of comfort and calm for the retreat that was before me. Stacey from My Alma Retreats coordinates a flawless series of logistics; myself and a handful of other retreat goers were pleasantly escorted to an incredibly villa on the pacific coast of Nicaragua for our first few days of retreat and recharge. Jordan and Allison led our group into several morning and evening yoga sessions that were mindfully choreographed and guided our group through the chakra system, element by element. Our days were blissful and entirely up to us how we wanted to spend them. We were spoiled by our fabulous personal chef who cooked amazing, colorful, nutrient and flavor rich meals three times a day. We headed into Granada midweek to give back to the local community through a heartfelt and fulfilling engagement with the young girls of UP Nicaragua; a philanthropic initiative to education the girls of inner city Granada on healthy and sustainable vocational options for their future. To say it was moving is an understatement; we hugged, conversed, practiced yoga, and shared empowering motivation to encourage them to continue striving for their dreams. We finished the week in the absolutely breathtaking countryside on a mineral rich, warm, inverted volcano lake, at Laguna Apoyo. Yoga sessions took place on a platform perched just above the lake, at sunrise and sunset, with the sounds of nature offering support and serenity; a truly majestic experience. Our final adventure took us into the city of Esteli, where we learned about the rich culture of farming; tobacco, Coffee and coco, that sustains the rural communities of Nicaragua. We donated books to the library bus initiative, offering mobile literacy for the rural communities of northern Nica. The experience was transformative, energizing, relaxing and majestic. I highly recommend for any adventurous spirit seeking a way to connect to culture, connect to your higher self, and give back in ways that are deeply moving. Flawlessly planned and executed by Stacy of My Alma Retreats. Flawlessly energized by Allison and Jordan.
EL
I cannot speak highly enough about this transformative experience to Nicaragua. Jordan plans the most unique trip fusing together relaxation for the mind and body with an immersive cultural experience giving back to the local communities. I feel refreshed and inspired and cannot wait to sign up for my next retreat!
CC
Dear Jordan and SoulJourn Yoga team, What an adventure. Prema Peru was an action packed and exciting journey. Most of all spending time with the girls of Sacred Valley Project was the most memorable especially shopping in the markets, learning their culture and making them smile! I wish we could have spent more time with the high school girls however because this visit was planned during the weekday they were doing their studies. I also think the flow of events would be smoother if we did not do sit downs for lunch. This took a lot of time out of the days where there were activities planned. A solution could be to grab food quickly somewhere or bag lunches. My most favorite meals were at Sacha Munay, Cola de Mono & Sunday we are at an incredible local spot in Cusco that was delicious! The activities were wonderful from ziplining to hot baths to Machu Picchu! The beginning of the trip was good paced and relaxing with plenty of time to enjoy yoga classes and gong bathes. This helped to acclimate to the elevation as well. I found that there were too many activities which made it confusing to know what was going on or what to pack in the middle of the week. Highly recommend to stress lots and lots of bug spray when in the jungle. Many people were eaten alive! We also had one man down during the mountain biking which was scary and thankful he is OK. However would be best to include travel insurance into the price based off the activity levels instead of making it an option. Overall I rate 10 out of 10! Incredible experience to give back to the girls and to experience Peru. Loved Sergio our guide, Che Che our driver, and Raoul ! They were wonderful. Maybe good idea to recommend to bring money for tipping them as well. Thank you again! Wonderful time!
Truly an epic adventure. In the Andes, every day brings ever more breathtaking landscapes, but we also had the special opportunity to meet and interact with the people of this amazing country, especially the girls of the Sacred Valley Project who are getting the education they so richly deserve.
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