A COLLABORATION WITH LISA VALENTINE YOGA RETREATS
NISALA ARANA BOUTIQUE HOTEL – BENTOTO
31st March to 7th April 2019
£935 pp twin/double or £1,150 pp single occupancy (limited to 2 rooms only)
The former ancestral home of a famed village Ayurveda Doctor ‘Veda Mahattaya’, this property has now been styled as a charming and exclusive Boutique Hotel. Nisala Arana is set on four and a half acres of coconut estate and Bawa designed tropical gardens minutes from Bentota beach and the Indian Ocean. The front lawns and yoga pavilion offer peaceful spaces for the practice of meditation and yoga.
The location is Bentota, only 2 hours from Colombo airport. Wake up to the sounds of monkeys in the trees and egrets wandering the grounds as the suns rays shine through the palm trees. Morning yoga revives you after a peaceful sleep and then be welcomed by the resort staff for a wholesome healthy breakfast, coffee and tea. Relax by the pool in the shade or take a tuk tuk to the beach. Here you can surf, dive or relax with the friendly locals on the beach; explore the markets and Buddhist temples and really fall in love with this stunning country and its people.
The climate, the people, the culture, the yoga and the the meditation will revive and revitalise your body, mind and soul
- Delux Accommodation in stunning colonial villas
- 3 hours of yoga daily except for excursion day with 2 experienced yoga teachers. (Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin and restorative).
- 7 vegetarian Brunch’s and 5 evening meals to allow your own evenings out to explore.
- Complimentary drinking water and afternoon tea and cakes.
- Return private transfer to and from the airport
- Mini Adams Peak Boat Trip 4 Hrs Take a longer ride and visit a remote village far up the river and make a short climb up to the Famous “Mini Adam’s Peak” Temple. Breathtaking views and unspoiled scenes of village life to be enjoyed along the way.
- Return flights to Columbo, Sri Lanka
- Travel Insurance
- Optional Activities
- 1-1 yoga therapy
- Any non-scheduled food or drinks.
- 2 evening meals out
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
A Yogi for 20 + years, I discovered yoga on my travels around the world in my early 20’s. I found so much healing in Yoga and Meditation. In 2009 just before I started a family I decided to take my journey further and qualified in Vinyasa flow 200hr TT. As a teacher I’m always learning and am inspired by so many teachers. I continue all the time attending regular workshops and training so I can share the journey that yoga offers with all my students.
My style of teaching keeps growing and developing over the years, every class I teach can be different, I often wait and feel everyones energy and adapt classes to suit the mood, one week might be quite dynamic and flowing, another might be slower and more alignment approached, throwing in the odd longer held Yin pose or a longer guided meditation at the end..!! No session is the same and thats why I love the freedom of Vinyasa flow.
Ale discovered yoga in 2010 when she decided to take better care of both her body and mind…She practised various styles since, including Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Acro- and Aeroyoga. Ultimately, she fell head over heels in love with Vinyasa Yoga – the style in which she completed her 200hr teacher training.
Ale teaches in various venues in Oxfordshire. Her classes combine freedom of movement with the exploration of yoga sutras.
They involve flowing yet challenging vinyasa krama yoga sequences aimed at building strength and flexibility, exploring the meaning of yogic philosophy and developing a compassionate attitude towards ourselves and others.
- Seafood BBQ on the beach, Drinks, Devil Dance & Fire-walking $60pp, to be arranged as a group on the last evening if enough of group would like to do.
Massage & Ayurveda
Ayurveda oil massages, yoga and meditation sessions can be arranged at Nisala Arana. Please contact a staff member or the office to make a booking & request preference for male or female.
Relaxation ‘Full-Body’ Massage
20 mins $20 or 1 hour $40
Many more activities and days out can be arranged by the resort, please request the brochure for this
Direct flights with Sri-Lanken air start at £503 return or with 1 stop £396. Transfer is around 1 hr 40 mins to the resort. When the flights are published I will be choosing a 2 hour time frame to arrive or depart to receive the complimentary transfer to and from the resort. You can of course choose your own timetable and I will arrange pickup at a small additional cost.
If you are looking to extend your holiday there are many options which the host of Nisala Arana would be more than happy to help you arrange.
To Book please contact Lisa: