Sri Lanka Yoga Adzenture

Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka

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

Adzenture Retreats
  • Email address verified
51 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

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Adzenture Retreats
51 reviews
We are a female founded international yoga and wellness retreat company. We've curated over 40 retreats in beautiful destinations like Peru, Bali, Egypt, South Africa, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, and continue to explore more of the world with our community. Since our inception, our mission has been to bring love, connection and joy to all beings through shared experiences that include yoga, movement and other wellness practices while adventuring through the world.


This was such an AMAZING trip!!! I can't recommend Adzenture Retreats enough! I went on this trip by myself and was a little anxious and nervous about it to be honest. It has forever changed me as a person in the best of ways and I am continuing to use methods and techniques that I learned at the retreat. Daniela and Azma were both amazing and made me feel so welcome in a foreign city. I am so grateful to both of them for a great and thoughtful agenda, awesome and healthy food, and most of all for accepting me as I was and making me feel like family. If you are considering going on any of their trips, my advice is DO IT! You won't regret it! Much love, Amanda
By Amanda R for Nourish Your Soul Pacific NW on 05 Oct, 2021
This trip was so well thought out and smooth as a participant! The venue was beautiful. The pace of the activities and free time seemed just right and the food was divine!! Azma & Daniela & Kelly are so much fun to be with too!
By Jina S for Nourish Your Soul Pacific NW on 05 Oct, 2021
This trip was needed for all of us! Daniela and Azma are amazing! They planned such great adventures for us not to mention great food!! Kelly as always did a fabulous job with yoga and meditations. I got to experience a sound bath, which was one of my favorite parts!! Everybody was just so open , non-judgmental, and fun! Just being a part of a like-minded group of gals was the connection and community I've been craving! I could've definitely stayed for another day! I can't wait to go on another retreat! See you guys soon!!
By Nicole B for Nourish Your Soul Pacific NW on 28 Sep, 2021
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
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