Sri Lanka Yoga Adzenture

      Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka

      ADzenTURE Retreats
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      88 reviews
      Mar 1 - 7, 2018
      Group size: 12 - 15
      Sri Lanka Yoga Adzenture
      Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka

      ADzenTURE Retreats
      • Email address verified
      88 reviews

      Mar 1 - 7, 2018
      Group size: 12 - 15

      About this trip

      Join Derrick DJ Townsel "Rasta Yogi" and Tie Simpson "Hippie Heathen" for a 7 day transformational Adzenture Retreat in Sri Lanka!

      This yoga and mindfulness retreat is dedicated solely for you to unite the self (mind + body+ spirit), relieve stress and (re)connect, in an adventurous, but warm and judgement free environment. A week filled with yoga classes, guided meditation, workshops, group excursions/activities, beautiful beaches, genuine connecting, learning, and healing.

      With incredible scenery and magical vibes, this retreat not only makes for the perfect vacation, but also the ideal setting for creating mental bliss and building a lasting connection to Self. Whether it's deepening your practice to the sound of the waves, being surrounded by others looking for the same freedom as you are, you are going to have an incredible experience! 

      Teacher Bios

      Derrick "DJ" Townsel, a former NFL athlete, is now an Orlando-based personal trainer, health coach, and yoga instructor.

      Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Derrick was extremely athletic throughout his childhood and adolescence. His hard work and tenacity propelled him to a full scholarship playing football at Murray State University as a 4-year starter, and then on to the NFL with the Houston Texans from 2010-2011. Following his time with the Houston Texans, 2 other NFL organizations and 2 other professional leagues (AFL and CFL), Derrick found his passion helping others realize their physical and mental potential through personal training.

      Inspired by amazing individuals on Instagram, Derrick began practicing yoga in 2012. Not entirely comfortable practicing in public at the time, Derrick became a self-taught yogi in the middle of his living room. He followed online sessions and studied the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects and history of yoga. Derrick has now become an inspiration to thousands who didn't think a passion for fitness or yoga could be a possibility for them, mainly men and people of color. Derrick is now a sought-after 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Acrobatic Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Level 2 WCO Calisthenics Instructor in Central Florida.

      Channeling his West Indian ancestry, always listening to Bob Marley while he practices yoga, and his signature crown of locked hair, Derrick has become known to the yoga community as the "Rasta Yogi".

      Instagram @dade2shelby

      Tie Simpson, also known as "Hippie Heathen" in the digital space, is a bold, captivating, and free-spirited yogi. She began her yoga journey in July 2013, and contributes her success to her strong foundation of practice, patience, and persistence. Tie completed her extensive yoga teacher training at the renown Kashi Urban Ashram in Atlanta, Georgia obtaining her 200 hour certification. 

      She’s a firm advocate for self-love, empowerment, and holistic healing; using her social platform to encourage, and promote the practice through her own personal journey to Self.

      Tie is notorious for creatively blending the wellness of mind, body and spirit with the artistic nature of yoga. She expresses herself through outlets such as teaching yoga and mindfulness, lifestyle blogging, writing, and artistic yoga photography and modelling. 

      In addition to being a full time yoga instructor and a mother of two, she has since started building and branding Lotus Souls, a wholistic  wellness and lifestyle culture brand/organization.

      Instagram: @hippie_heathen 

      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 January 20, 2018 (A reminder will be sent). Failure to make payment by January 20, 2018 will forfeit your spot on the retreat. 

      Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. 

      All payments will be refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrolment. 

      What’s included

      • Meals
        Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
      • Yoga Classes & Workshops
        Includes meditation, Vinyasa and Yin classes, Level 1 & 2 Acro Yoga and Inversion Workshops
      • 6 Nights Accommodation
        Your stay at Salt House
      • Galle Fort Tour
        A day trip to explore this UNESCO World Heritage. Includes lunch inside the Fort and exploration of nearby hidden beaches
      • Safari Tour
        Udawalawe National Park Safari Tour to see wild elephants
      • Full Moon Gong Bath
        Immerse and disappear into the healing vibration of the Gong. The sound of the gong allows us to move beyond the boundaries of the mind. Taking place at Sri Yoga Shala, a yoga space in the Jungle.
      • Airport Transfer
        Roundtrip airport transfer at selected times.
      • Mulkirigala Rock Temple
        Visit to ancient Buddhist temple built on a 205m high natural rock
      • Surf Boards
        Surf boards will be available to play. Surf Lessons are an extra charge (approx. $25-$30USD)
      • Airfare
        Arrive to Colombo International Airport (Code: CMB)
      • Travel Insurance
        Proof of Travel Insurance must be sent 2 weeks prior to trip departure
      • Travel Visa
        $35USD to be obtained from Please allow 5 business days for processing
      • Gratuity & Souvenirs
        Due to very low wages, the locals would more than appreciate tips so feel free to bring some extra change for gratuity and for souvenirs to take home with you.

      Available Packages

      Female Only - Dorm Room
      Sold Out

      Female Only - Dormitory Room with 6 beds. Price is per person. 

      Deposit: $500
      Shared Room
      Available until February 1, 2018only 2 left

      Shared Room (Female) with 2 Beds. Price is per person. 

      Deposit: $500
      Shared Room (Male)
      Available until February 1, 2018Sold Out

      Shared Room with 2 Beds. Price is per person. 

      Deposit: $500
      Single Room
      Available until February 1, 2018Sold Out

      Single Room with 1 bed. Price is per person. 

      Deposit: $500

      Your Organizer

      ADzenTURE Retreats
      88 reviews
      We are a female founded international yoga and wellness retreat company. We've curated over 50 retreats in beautiful destinations like Peru, Bali, Egypt, South Africa, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, and more! Since our inception, our mission has been to bring love, connection and joy to all beings through shared experiences that include movement and other wellness practices while adventuring around the world.


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