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Sri Lanka Retreat with Sean Robinson

Rukgala Retreat, Maberiyatenna, Sri Lanka

3-8 March 2024

About this workshop

Once home for Sean for 3 years, he believes that he will live in Sri Lanka again once his time in Hong Kong comes to an end. Words do no justice to the serenity of the retreat centre. There are no words to describe how special the island is, how delicious the food is and how incredibly welcoming the people are – you will have to come see for yourself! It’d be an honour for Sean to be able to teach yoga to a dedicated community in his favourite place, Rukgala, Kandy.

So, what can you expect?

Two to three yoga sessions a day. All, of course, optional. Yang mornings and Yin evenings.

  • 7:30am: Coffee (or tea) on the deck overlooking the mountains.
  • 8am: A strong morning practice, followed by a dip in the saltwater pool.
  • 9:30am: A fresh and colourful breakfast buffet
  • 10:30am: Time to yourself; choose solitude or socialise, paddle board or swim, take a hike or a nap.
  • 1pm: Nutritious and delicious lunch – Eat light, we will be practising again.
  • 2pm: Nap, read, float in the pool or around the grounds.
  • 4pm: After some time to digest we meet again in the jungle Shala for Sean’s favourite time of the day – nerd time. We will dig deep into the science of breathing and explore some useful (and actionable) anatomy.
  • 5pm: A softer, slower, and more gentle practice to wind down. Expect long-held stretches and therapy balls.
  • 6pm: It’s time for sunset and to head up to “coconut ridge”.
  • 7:30pm: Hungry? Good. Dinner is family style. A wholesome meal around a huge wooden table.
  • 9pm: The night is to be spent as you wish; stargazing, socialising or most probably, sleeping.

The next day? We get to do it all again.

Times are approximate.

Activities include sunrise hikes in the hills, paddle boarding in a natural lake, Sri Lankan cooking and art therapy.

 

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The yoga clause and programme at Rukgala Retreat (the “Resort”) are organised by Pure (Travel) Limited (“Pure”), and all travel arrangements, reservations ticketing, package payments are made for and on your behalf by Excella Travel (HK) Limited (Agent License No. 351074) (“Excella Travel”).

About Rukgala Retreat

Rukgala is a small, boutique yoga and wellness-focused resort on the shores of Victoria Lake near Kandy. Rukgala fashioned the property out of an old private house and added a little to give some comfortable rooms and great places to relax in a gorgeous setting.
More than the built spaces, Rukgala Retreat is about offering a unique and refreshing experience of Sri Lanka in a beautiful and still quiet part of the island. It is mostly about warm welcomes, good food, great yoga and (for those that want) some easy adventure.

Packages & Prices

Inclusive of:
• 5 nights’ full-board accommodation, taxes, and service charges
• 1-hour full body therapeutic massage
• Sri Lankan cooking class
• Guided sunrise paddle on Victoria Lake
• Round-trip airport-resort transfer
• All yoga fees
PACKAGE PRICES WITHOUT AIRFARE:
All prices below are per person for 3-8 March (5 nights/6 days)
Early-Bird Price
(ends on 8 December 2023) Regular Price
Single occupancy HK$21,000 HK$23,000
Double occupancy HK$19,000 HK$21,000
Triple occupancy HK$18,000 HK$20,000
Please use the table instead.
Room Category Early-Bird Price
(ends on 8 December 2023) Regular Price
Top House Bedroom Single occupancy HK$17,600 HK$19,360
Top House Bedroom/Garden Cottage Bedroom  Double/Twin occupancy HK$16,300 HK$17,930
Garden Cottage Bedroom Triple occupancy HK$15,000 HK$16,500
Sean Robinson
Originally advised to try yoga in 2014 to manage stress and heal from BMX-related injuries, Sean found a sense of stillness and challenge that resonated with him. He's been teaching in India, Sri Lanka, and Hong Kong, with a focus on Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga. Drawing on his background as a Speech and Language Pathologist, Sean emphasises effective communication in his classes, deconstructing complex poses and empowering students to advance their practice through understanding the rationale behind techniques and poses.