Yoga Retreats at Talalla

Switch off and immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's best Yoga Retreat

The fantastic Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka has been talking about is right here at Talalla,

World class yoga teachers; fresh food that nourishes body and spirit; a lush tropical setting (local wildlife is an added bonus); and opportunities for therapeutic and indulgent spa treatments.

Seven day yoga retreats at Talalla are run every month.

Retreats feature daily morning meditation and pranayama, two 90 minute yoga asana classes per day, two mid afternoon Yoga nidra classes/yoga lifestyle discussions, one 1 hour full body signature Talalla Massage, villa accommodation, and delicious gourmet meals incorporating local fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.

Retreats are led by our resident yoga instructors. Included are detailed instruction on pranayama and meditation as well as asana classes ranging from dynamic vinyasa flow to restorative styles. Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is also introduced to induce a deep state of relaxation. Free time during the day is time for you: relaxing by the pool, walking along the beach, going for a surf or surfing lesson, or perhaps snorkeling around the reef at Talalla Beach.

Retreat Rates

At Talalla, your yoga retreat package is fully inclusive of all taxes & service charges and includes:

  • two 90 minute yoga asana classes per day
  • two mid afternoon Yoga nidra classes/yoga lifestyle discussions
  • one 60 minute Signature Full Body Talalla Massage
  • six nights luxurious accommodation in a Deluxe Villa room with private bathroom
  • 3 delicious meals per day in our signature restaurant

Free time during the day is time for you to enjoy! Relax by the pool, walk on the beach or go for a surf or surfing lesson. Take a morning to see the whales in Mirissa. Or deepen your practise with a private session with your expert instructor (at additional cost).

Retreat Schedule

Day 1: Early afternoon arrival, relax and settle in, meet with the Yoga Teacher at 3.30pm (if possible) for a brief introduction.Optional afternoon class at 4.30 pm.

Day 2
6:30 am– 7:30 am (Private retreat class)
7:30 am – 9:00 am (Open class)
4:30 pm– 6:00 pm (Open class)

Day 3
6:30 am– 7:30 am (Private retreat class)
7:30 am – 9:00 am (Open class)
2.00 pm – 3;30pm (Lecture on principles and theory of yoga)
4:30 pm– 6:00 pm (Private retreat class)

Day 4
6:30 am– 7:30 am (Private retreat class)
7:30 am – 9:00 am (Open class)
4:30 pm– 6:00 pm (Open class)

Day 5
6:30 am– 7:30 am (Private retreat class)
7:30 am – 9:00 am (Open class)
2.00 pm – 3;30pm (Lecture on principles and theory of yoga)
4:30 pm– 6:00 pm (Private retreat class)

Day 6
6:30 am– 7:30 am (Private retreat class)
7:30 am – 9:00 am (Open class)
4:30 pm– 6:00 pm (Open class)

Day 7
6:30 am– 7:30 am (Private retreat class)
7:30 am – 9:00 am (Open class)

Please note that this is a general guide only. Your yoga instructor will tailor the retreat to the individual needs and requests of the students, depending on their interests and level of expertise.

OFF-PEAK RATES

MAY 1st to JULY 31st
SEPT 1st to NOV 19th
 
Bungalow
US$ 717/643
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Big House
US$ 829/689
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Luxury Villas
US$ 934/747
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges

 

SHOULDER RATES

AUG 1st to AUG 31st
NOV 20th to DEC 19th
FEB 1st to APR 3oth
 
Bungalow
US$ 792/671
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Big House
US$ 941/759
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Luxury Villas
US$ 1091/848
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges

 

PEAK RATES

20th DEC – 31st JAN
 
Bungalow
US$ 926/747
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Big House
US$ 1143/874
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Luxury Villas
US$ 1359/1001
Single/Double
Includes all Taxes & Service Charges
Retreat Dates
 
 
Teacher
Status
October 11, 2014toOctober 17, 2014SandraOpen
November 1, 2014toNovember 7, 2014SandraOpen
December 6, 2014toDecember 12, 2014SandraOpen
January 10, 2015toJanuary 16, 2015MartineOpen
February 7, 2015toFebruary 13, 2015MartineOpen
March 7, 2015toMarch 13, 2015MartineOpen
April 5, 2015toApril 11, 2015AngeliqueOpen
May 2, 2015toMay 8, 2015AngeliqueOpen
June 6, 2015toJune 12, 2015AngeliqueOpen
July 4, 2015toJuly 10, 2015AngeliqueOpen

Frequently Asked Questions

- “What style of yoga is it?” This will vary with each teacher but generally we teach a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga we also teach restorative and Yin Yoga.
- “What level of yogi do you need to be?” All levels are welcome we give variations to suit all students. If you are very experienced or very new to yoga we also offer private lessons.
- “I am pregnant, can I join?” Yes, as long as you are past your first trimester. If you had a regular practice before becoming pregnant either morning or afternoon classes are suitable if you are new to yoga since being pregnant the afternoon classes will be more suitable, as they are slower. Make sure to communicate with the teacher before the class so we can give variations to suit you and keep you safe.
- “I have an injury, can I join?” Yes but depending on the injury. It is best to communicate with the teacher prior to booking.
- “I can’t make your dates, can you be flexible with dates?” Our retreat dates will usually stay the same however if you would like to come one day early and leave one day early for example you are welcome to join the group class as part of the retreat package price however no morning meditation and pranayama will be conducted. This will also have to fit in with Talalla Retreat accommodation availability.
- “Do you do a week-long meditation retreat?” This can be arranged if sufficient notice is given, subject to Talalla retreat availability.
- “If I join the casual classes as well, is there an extra charge?” The retreat yoga sessions are group classes so the all Talalla guests are welcome to join, they run twice a day 7:30am and 4:30pm. If you are booked in for a retreat these classes are part of your package price.
- “Does the yoga during the week follow a set pattern i.e. alignment day 1, then balance day 2 etc?” This depends on the group and the teacher, if there is a request for this structure than we are happy run the retreat in this way.
- “I’ve never done yoga before, can I join?” Yes.
- “I am a yoga teacher at home, is this right for me?” As you know a teacher never stops learning so I am sure you will enjoy the retreat however it is important that you realise all level of students join these retreats.
- “I am a yoga teacher, can I bring my own group to practice during the retreat?” This would depend entirely on Talalla Retreat availability as well as the teacher hosting the retreat and the number of guests booked into the Talalla yoga retreat outside your group.
- “Whats the best time of year to practice yoga?” Sri Lanka is warm all year round and our Shala is beautifully positioned so you can enjoy the elements. Any time of year is ideal here…
- “How far in advance do I need to book?” It is better to book sooner rather than later to secure your spot!
- “How do I book?” Via the website is ideal this way you can specify that you are here for the Yoga Retreat.
- “Whats the difference between the retreat and casual classes?” Casual classes run twice a day as do retreat classes however if you join the retreat you also have daily meditation and pranayama classes and two afternoon workshops, one massage, airport transfers and a package price for food and accommodation. The retreats are very complete and it is nice working with an intimate group for the week.

 

Important Notes

Important notes:
- double/twin pricing assumes that you are travelling together
- the included massage is a Talalla Signature Full Body 60 Minute Massage. If another treatment is taken, the guest will be charged the difference
- regretfully packages cannot be personalized if you choose to not take massage or any other components
- if you choose to arrive late or leave early, retreat will not be discounted
- yoga classes at 0730 and 1630 daily are open to all Talalla guests, and are not exclusive to the retreat. They are however, tailored specifically to Retreat participants. All other classes listed in the schedule are exclusive to the retreat.
- prices listed are per person and include tax