The Wild Feminine – yoga & movement retreat  in Sri Lanka

Date: 27 April - 4 May 2023

Location: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Instructor: Anna-Mari Pentikäinen

About the yoga retreat

Welcome to the yoga retreat suitable for anyone who wants to strengthen their connection to their bodies & intuition, and anyone who needs inspiration to their yoga practice.

This yoga holiday on the magical island of Sri Lanka  is for anyone curious about embodied yoga & tantric meditations, regardless of your gender.  No need for previous experience in yoga or meditation.

Feminine energy

Feminine energy is creative and cyclic. It's all about the feelings, emotions, senses and intuition. it's the source for creativity and intuitive wisdom.

Feminine energy is linked to the subconsciousness, dreams & senses; the wild knowing that can't be explained with the  rational mind.

It is nurturing & loving, and deeply rooted in our embodiment because – the energy that's located in the body.

Accomodation

We will stay in a luxurious villa (+1200m) by the private lagoon. The villa is reserved  exclusively for the retreat group (max group size 14 people).

Yoga retreat schedule

The days starts with meditation, journaling & slow flow yoga by the pool. In the evening we practice gentle and relaxing yin yoga on the roof top underneath the stars. There'll also be a curated playlist in each one of the yoga lessons.

In between the yoga practices you have time to relax at the villa, go enjoy the beautiful beach of Hikkaduwa or participated in our trips.

Optional day trips (extra charge)

  • beautiful Ella on the mountains  & tea plantations & one the most beautiful train routes in the world
  • Udawalawe & Yala national parks
  • historic Galle Fort
  • Surf trip to Weligama (beginners friendly)
  • Mirissa & boat trip to see the whales
  • Mini Adams Peak
  • Adams Peak

Come as you are!

Info

  • dates: 27.4–4.5.20223
  • price: 1199€/ 7 days
    • price includes accommodation (double rooms), 10 x yoga & meditation classes, writing practices, 7 x dinner, 7 x breakfast, yoga mats, towels & sheets
    • possible to reserve a single room for extra charge
  • yogateacher: Anna-Mari (+700h yoga teacher trainings)
  • who can join? Anyone can join regardless of gender. ! No need for previous experience in yoga or meditation.
  • extras:  You can order massage/facial treatments/pedicure/manicure in the villa.
  • Sign up & questions: [email protected] .
    • Sign up max 6 weeks before the retreat starts (note: this retreat is only for small group; we will only take  max 14 people).

Anna-Mari

Anna-Mari is an experienced yoga teacher (+700hrs yoga teacher trainings) who has been organizing yoga retreats in Sri Lanka for years. "I think yoga is a forever changing journey in the body. It's a home coming; all about remembering who you always were. I have organized dozens of yoga retreats through out the years and each one of my yoga retreat has its own theme, but we always do meditation, breath work, yoga, intuitive writing & somatic movement practices in my retreats. My background is in gender studies & sociology and now I study classical tantra (non dual shaivatantra). I'm also currently participating in integrative somatic trauma therapy certificate.."

Villa Vehalla

Villa Vehalla is a luxurious private villa located in Hikkaduwa. There's a big swimming pool & lagoon on the backyard of the villa. Every room has a/c & fan, and some rooms also have their own bathroom.  Group size max 14 people. We'll have a private chief who'll prepare us delicious Sri Lankan vegetarian food each day – often described as "the best food you can eat in Sri Lanka" by the retreat people. See pictures of the rooms here.

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