NEW LUNAR RETREAT WITH JENNY CLISE & EMILY MEERSAND
JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Join Jenny Clise and Emily Meersand in the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka to indulge in 7 nights of yoga, surf, and so much adventure! The new moon will be gracing us with her presence which makes it a perfect time to retreat, re-energize and set new intentions. And sometimes all we need is a little adventure from the winter cold (or polar vortex) to get inspired!
Spend the week gazing at coconut trees dancing to the sounds of the ocean, swimming and/or surfing the emerald waters of Hiriketiya Bay, practicing yoga with Jenny and Emily, eating some of the freshest meals, searching for elephants in the wild on our safari, exploring heritage sites and vibrating from the sounds of a gong bath.
Yoga photographer extraordinaire - Renee Choi, will also be joining us to capture all the fun!
Come adventure with us, build friendships and memories that extend far beyond our stay!
YOGA & WORKSHOPS
What to expect in Jenny’s classes?
In her classes she will take you through mindful flows and workshop postures. She focuses heavily on foundation and alignment to safely prepare you for more challenging postures later on. Jenny encourages you to turn inwards, draw intentionality into your practice and recognize your strength both physically and mentally in each moment.
What to expect in Emily’s classes?
She is passionate about sharing her love of a well-rounded and balanced yoga practice through her teachings of both powerful, sweaty vinyasa classes and grounding, soothing restorative and yin classes. Emily incorporates the healing properties and benefits of essential oils into her yoga classes as well. Seek more balance in your life, invigorate your mind, and soothe your soul in Emily's classes!
Workshop 1 - Arm Balance & Inversion (90 mins)
A perfect way to strengthen body and mind! We will break down arm balance and inversions to rebuild a stronger (and safer) practice. We will teach tips and tricks to work on these postures as well as functional drills to help prepare for them! This workshop is for all levels.
Workshop 2 - Deep Restore with Essential Oils (75 min)
This restorative workshop will take you through a journey of essential oils to bring you deeper into relaxation and a meditative state
Workshop 3 - Yin & Yang (75 mins):
A practice that compliments both a strong asana practice and deep stretching for muscle tissue release
The island of Sri Lanka was named the #1 travel destination by Lonely Planet this year - come with us to see why as we explore its nature, rich history, culture and food. We’ll be based at Jasper House, a few seconds away from one of the island’s most beautiful beaches with emerald waters - Hiriketiya Bay! Once a little secret gem is now popular among surfers and backpackers worldwide. The horseshoe shape of the bay makes it perfect swimming and surfing conditions year round! Hiriketiya Bay is ideal for intermediate to pro surfers. Nearby beaches are also available for beginners.
7 Nights accommodation at Jasper House in Hiriketiya Bay
Roundtrip group airport transfer at select times
Daily vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 8
Daily yoga classes and workshops led by Emily and Jenny
Day trip to Galle Fort UNESCO world heritage site for exploring, lunch and shopping and a visit to the Japanese Peace temple
Day trip to Mirissa Beach followed by a beach dinner on Tallala beach
Visit to Udawalawe National Park Safari to see elephants and other animals in the wild (Full day tour)
Kundalini Yoga & Gong healing sound bath by local yoga instructor (2.5 hours)
Airfare to Colombo International Airport (Airport code: CMB). Please do not book your flight until you receive instructions.
Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in such as snorkeling trips, surf lessons, etc.
Travel Visa to Sri Lanka - A visa is required for US & Canadian citizens. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold and apply at: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
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 60 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, remaining balance can be split into monthly payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
All deposits & payments are non refundable. By booking a retreat, you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed here.