Rukgala Nature Retreat: 22-23 September
September 22-23 (long weekend): experience an unforgettable restorative holiday retreat in the mountains.
Hike / Kayak / Swim / Mediate / Yoga + more!

This is a uniquely curated retreat you wouldn’t want to miss! Feel free to pick and choose what you'd like to do; it's your holiday respite after-all ;). However, we recommend you do all activities as its all a part of the very special introductory package:

- Scenic hike to Bambaragala with adventure guide Aravinda (optional)
- Kayak at the nearby lake (optional)
- Yoga and meditation sessions with Jessyca (optional)
- Talk with wellness coach Mei (optional)
- Healthy meals by in-house chef at Rukgala
- Accommodation at the Rukgala Retreat Garden Cottages
- Access to the gorgeous pool at the premises
- Transportation to and from Kandy

Rukgala was conceived from a passion and enthusiasm for this very beautiful and still pretty unknown part of Sri Lanka. Out of a crumbly, empty old house the founder has fashioned something that will make an ideal sanctuary, both for those wanting extended retreat space and those just seeking a shorter escape in the hills. Rukgala sits wonderfully close to lesser-known temples, lush green tea estates, the untouched mountains of The Knuckles and secluded villages that dot the shores of the Victoria Lake. Try kayaking on the lake; hiking to the caves of the Bambaragala; or plunge under waterfalls in the foothills of the Knuckles.

All organizing, transportation and food are taken care of, so you can simply relax, and enjoy this splendid retreat we have tailored for you…

11.00 AM Arrive at Rukgala Retreat
12.00 PM Lunch
3.00 - 6:00 PM Hike to Bambaragala (optional)
6.30 PM Sunset Yoga (optional)
7.30 PM Dinner

SUNDAY 23 (DAY 02)
7.00 AM Morning meditation (optional)
8.00 AM Breakfast
9.00 AM - 3:30 PM Wellness talks/pool dips/kayak trips (optional)
12.00 PM Lunch
3.30 PM Depart to Colombo refreshed!

Jessyca Cannizales:
Jessyca completed her 200RYT with Anna Laurita of the Krishnamacharya lineage. Immediately she started teaching yoga classes around the globe, from south America to Asia, leading well over 200 yogis in their practice and deepening their relationship with yoga. Jessyca's 15 year career as a varied and skilled international educator and administer translated easily into strategies and assets for teaching yoga.

Mei Flynn:
Originally from Wales, but now a digital nomad living in Sri Lanka. She has 25 years experience in the health & wellness industry. She trained as a registered nurse and then later moved on to helping people using a more holistic approach. She's a Metsphysical Counsellor/Facilitator and also a Workshop Leader and Coach following the philosophy of Louise Hay. Having witnessed how her training has helped her in her own life, she is now passionate about sharing her wisdom and knowledge to empower others to live the life they really want.

Aravinda Rathnayake:
Between parents who worked in conservation, a love of the outdoors, and an early immersion in the natural environment, Aravinda found the influences that led him to become the naturalist guide he is today. His expertise on the Sri Lankan landscape and its wildlife-rich ecosystems is vast. Driven by a desire to help people deepen their connection with nature and appreciate the beauty of life that surrounds them, Aravinda's passion and irrepressible enthusiasm inspires all who travel with him and his vast knowledge deeply enriches every experience.

Special introductory price: Rs. 16,500 nett per person for early bird sign up before 17th September; Rs. 19,500 nett thereafter.
(Price inclusive of coach transfer from and back to Colombo, and delicious wholesome healthy food).

Time to make a great escape to the lush green hills…

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