The Goddess Within – yoga retreat for empowering the feminine energy in Sri Lanka

Date: 24 January - 3 February 2022

Location: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Instructor: Anna-Mari Pentikäinen

About the yoga retreat

Embodied yoga, tantric meditations & the forever inspiring & empowering goddess practice. Welcome to the magical island of Sri Lanka!

We will explore embodied yoga, somatic movement, tantric meditations , breathwork and creative writing together for 10 days. Also, you have a change to book surfing lessons/a course. No need for previous experience in yoga or meditation needed.

This yoga retreat is for anyone who wants to strengthen their connection to intuition & creativity – we all have feminine energy regardless of social or biological gender.

This yoga retreat will be taught in English & Finnish if needed.

The theme of this yoga retreat are the hindu goddesses familiar to tantra (nondual shaiva tantra). You'll learn more about these inspiring hindu goddesses that are there to help us heal, grow and expand to our full capacity.

Joogaloma tai'anomaisella Sri Lankan saarella

Tervetuloa mukaan itsemyötätunnon joogalomalle tai'anomaiselle Sri Lankan saarelle. Ei vaadi aikaisempaa kokemusta joogasta.

Tämä joogaloma soveltuu kaikille jotka kaipaavat hengähdyshetkeä arjesta ja haluavat vahvistaa luovuutta ja yhteyttä omaan intuitioon.

.Voit halutessasi yhdistää joogaretriittiin surffaustunnit tai surffauskurssin. Tämän joogaretriitin opetuskieli on englanti ja suomi.

Jumalatar –teema & joogaharjoitukset

"Tantra ajattelee että todellisuus on Shaktin tanssia, joka ottaa muodon kehossa, ajatuksissa, aisteissa ja tulkinnoissa sekä fyysisessä maailmassa. Shaktin, kaiken olemassa olevan muodottoman lähteen, uskotaan ottavan muotonsa jumalattarina, erilaisten energioiden henkilöityminä. Kun keskitymme harjoituksessa tietyn jumalattaren energioihin, ne voivat viedä meidät oman voimaantumisemme lähteille." (lue koko Anna-Marin blogiteksti jumalattarista täällä)

Joogaretriitin teemana on hindujumalattaret ja tantra (nondual shaivatantra). Aloitamme aamut tantrisilla mantra– & visualisointi meditaatioilla eri jumalattarien energioissa.

Voit lukea lisää hindujumalattarien voimasta Yogoben blogissa.

Tulet tutustumaan tällä lempeyden joogaretriitillä embodied joogaan (yin ja hidas Flow jooga), somaattiseen liikkeeseen ja shaking medicineen ja tantrisiin meditaatioihin.

Lisäksi teemme alitajuntaan sukeltavaa intuitiivista kirjoittamista jonka tarkoitus on vahvistaa yhteyttä omaan intuitioon. Intuitiivinen kirjoittaminen on myös hyvä keino siivota ja jäsentää omaa mieltä.

Majoitus yksityisessä, +1200m villassa rauhallisella paikalla idyllisen laguunin äärellä. Villa on varattu kokonaan vain joogaretriitin käyttöön. Aloitamme aamut meditaatiolla, hitaalla flow joogalla ja intuitiivisella kirjoittamisella uima-altaan äärellä, iltaisin kokoonnumme villan kattoterassille tähtitaivaan alle rentouttavan yin joogan äärelle. Päivät on varattu vapaaseen oleskeluun, päiväretkiin ja rentoutumiseen. Halutessasi voit tilata hemmotteluhoitoja ja hierontoja joogaretriitin villalle.

Ryhmäkoko on max 14 henkeä, varaa paikkasi ajoissa.


You'll discover yourself through yoga (embodied slow flow & yin yoga), meditation, intuitive somatic movement, shaking medicine & intuitive writing. You will also learn practices inspired by tantra.

We are starting the days with the  goddess invocations & meditation, tantric breathing practices (mantra & visualization), intuitive writing and slow and gentle flow yoga by the pool (you don't need previous experience in writing, we all write just for ourselves).  In the evening we gather together to the rooftop to practice relaxing yin yoga & chanting under the stars.

During the day you can explore the beaches near by, go surfing or snorkling, visit villages next to Hikkaduwa or participate on our day trips. Or, just lay low in the beautiful backyard of our villa, surrounded by quiet lagoon.

Luxurous private villa

We are staying in gorgeus villa surrounded by peaceful nature. The villa is reserved only for our yoga retreat group. There is a big pool on the backyard and also direct access to the lagoon. 

If you want, you can order treatments & massages to the villa.

The group size will be small, maximum 14 participants so make sure to do your reservation in time.

Optional day trips (not included on the price) / Vapaavalintaiset päiväretket lisämaksusta

  • Sound healing & gong bath
  • Doctor's house market & live music
  • Day trip to Ahangama & Kabbalana & visit to ayurvedic medical and tea shop (also possibility to go surfing or visit ANIMAL SOS SRI LANKA)
  • learn how to surf in Weligama (which is said to be one of the world's best beaches to learn surfing)
  • Yala Safari
  • Beautiful Ella on the mountains
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Kandy city
  • Udawalawe national park
  • Sea Turtle Hatchery and Rescue Center, Tsunami Museum, River Safari, Moonstone Mine
  • Historic Galle Fort
  • Mirissa and Whale Watching & beautiful and quiet Secret Beach of Mirissa
  • Colombo city


“On a psychological level, deity meditation gives us access to a power that works on a deeper level than is available through conventional psychology.

The transformative power of the goddess energies can untangle psychic knots, calling forth specific transformative forces within the mind and heart.

It can cleanse our mental and emotional bodies, put us in touch with the protective powers within us, and deeply change the way we see the world.

More than that, it can shift the way we see ourselves, giving us the power to see the divine qualities we already hold. 

Ttuning in to the goddesses is a way of homing in on aspects of our own life-energy that we may never have understood or owned.

Celebrating the goddesses has the potential not only to tune us to our own sacred capacities, but also to help us work with the hidden and secret forces at play in our lives. When we can do that, we can literally harness these forces for our own transformation. ” ― Sally Kempton


  • Dates: 24.1–3.2.2022
  • Location: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Teacher: Anna-Mari Pentikäinen (RYT300)
  • Investment: 990€
  • Includes: 10 x yoga practice (with meditation and breathing practices) in small groups (max 14 participants), writing practices, accomodation in a private luxurious villa with pool in double rooms (ac and fan), breakfast and delicious sri lankan dinner (x10), linen, sheets, towels
  • Who can join? Anyone who is interested in yoga, tantric meditation & the goddess practice, and specially for those who  think they have a creative block in their lives/need new inspiration. No need for previous experience in yoga or meditation.
  • Book your spot: [email protected]
  • Got questions? we are more than happy to help you, email [email protected]


Anna-Mari has studied gender studies, sociology, journalism & many different yoga teacher trainings. She is currently studying embodied flow & non dual shaiva tantra tradition. She thinks that yoga, movement, music & writing all have healing power. She's been studying yoga and meditation for years with different teachers. On her retreats she combines all these elements together and encourages everyone to be themselves & to always listen and respect their own bodies. She has been hosting retreats for more than 3 years in Sri Lanka so she has lots of experience in traveling in Sri Lanka, too. She also offers retreats & yogasailings in Finland.


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