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Ayurveda and Yoga

Signature Welikande Retreat

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Journey through the senses and return to wholeness in our 12-acre mountaintop estate in the heart of Sri Lanka

 

Designed as an all-inclusive wellness experience, featuring workshops, Ayurvedic spa treatments and local adventures with some of our best guides in eco-tourism. Come and adventure with us.

 

This retreat is perfect for those with busy lives and in need to detox  and disconnect to reconnect fully. Partake in all or none, the journey is up to you

20 Gourmet Locally Harvested Vegetarian Meals
2 Signature Workshops
7 Morning Yoga Classes
2 Late Afternoon / Evening Ceremonies 
2 (1-hour) Ayurvedic spa treatments
Thai Yoga Massage
An Evening Gathering Bonfire with Snacks
The Nature Guided Trek to Heeloya National Parc
The Waterfall Experience

Free Wifi

Unlimited Drinking Water, Tea and Coffee

(Not included are flight, airport transfer and travel insurance)

Included:

Welikande Estate | AYURVEDA RETREAT 
Dec 14 - Dec 21

ABOUT THIS SIGNATURE RETREAT

Re-discover life, make new friends for life ...

 

Through time for yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic massages, and freedom away from the distractions of everyday

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Welikande Estate | AYURVEDA RETREAT 
Dec 14 - Dec 21

Day 1 | ARRIVAL
Arrive at Welikande Estate and be welcomed in the lounge and mountain deck enjoying the amazing views, with a cup of tea and some delicious snacks. This is the perfect time to meet your fellow retreat guests. 
Upon arrival at Welikande and your settled in to your room we will have an opening ceremony at sunset, followed by a family style dinner. The evening is for some good rest and relaxation so that you can fully enjoy your Signature Retreat experience.

 

Day 2 | SOUND

Begin your first day at Welikande with an energizing, detoxifying yoga class and sound meditation. We then gather at the restaurant deck for a traditional Sri Lankan Ayurvedic warm beverage called Kola Kande. We will then together indulge ourselves in to the breakfast.

Ground yourself with journaling, enjoy the free time and spa sessions. A light lunch will be served for those in favor. The sunset experience is a sound bath journey to connect you to the immersive power of sound.

 

Day 3 | NATURE

The day will start an energizing yoga class and meditation. After Kola Kande and breakfast we will gather for the Heeloya Trek with our knowledgeable guides. A healthy lunch is packed which we will eat at a waterfall, where a refreshing swim awaits for you. Expect to get back into your body! When returning to Welikande we offer a Yin Yoga session, followed by Sri Lankan dinner at the deck. Evening is for free time…chill out in the lounge after dinner, or an early night for some extra zzz’s

 

Day 4| AYURVEDA

In the morning we will gather after the morning yoga and breakfast for an introduction to Ayurveda, with as a special guest our local doctor who will give guidance in constitution. We let you discover the different tastes in daily life and how these translate to the herbs and spices which are used in Sri Lanka and as well which ones are more common in other parts of the world. Our signature workshop will clarify how Ayurveda can be a part of your lifestyle in a very accessible way. Experience taste and eating in a whole new way! The evening is for relaxing after dinner, sleep early or chill-out in the lounge.

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Day 5 | FLUIDITY

Witness the power of silence to quiet your mind and enhance your senses by starting the day with some gentle movement through yin yoga and a meditation session.
We will experience the breakfast as a silent meal and experience how you notice the taste, texture, and smell of your food. 
Today is about going with the flow, experience a tuktuk ride to the waterfall, swim and immerse yourself in the refreshing water. We then drive to a tea plantation and meet the locals, we will have a high tea experience.

Closing this afternoon with a yoga nidra and sound healing on the top-hill shala, followed by dinner and chill out for the evening.

 

Day 6 | GOURMET

Give yourself the choice of a slow start the day or take part in an energizing yoga class.
Welikande is famous for our cuisine, and today you get to peek behind the curtain. Our Chef De Cuisine Tush and her team will lead you in a Sri Lankan food workshop and cooking class. 
After dinner, experience a cacao ceremony and its heart-opening benefits. Throughout the day there will be time for some scheduled Ayurvedic spa treatments.

 

Day 7 | CHANGE

We start the day with a gathering in the active yoga practice, sharing the Kola Kande and breakfast on the mountain view deck. Use the day to journal, to enjoy the spa treatments, to retreat or to connect. This is where it all comes together.

A light lunch is served for those interested, the evening we will gather after dinner around the bonfire…friends for life…connected through the energy

 

Day 8 | ONWARD JOURNEY

After Yoga, Kola Kande and breakfast, it is time to pack and big hugs and see you next time….

 

(This schedule can change due to weather circumstances, this is in regard to outdoor activities)
 

Single Room
850$ per person

A stylish single room for the person that would like to enjoy our retreat in privacy. 

This is a comfortable room with a spacious en-suite bathroom. All rooms have access to the large covered terrace overlooking the Knuckles Mountains and Victoria Lake.

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Double/Twin Room
750$ per person

A double or twin room for a couple or two friends, a large double bed, or two single beds.

This is a comfortable room with a stylish en-suite bathroom, with access to the large covered terrace, which is overlooking the Knuckles Mountains and Victoria Lake.

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Welikande Signature Retreats are immersions for personal growth and cultural experience in an atmosphere of love and fun

 

These retreats are full of positive energy and open to everyone with the interest in deepening or exploring a holistic lifestyle