There is a growing awareness of the importance of eating Raw foods and Juices to our health and wellbeing.
Juicing vegetables enables all the vital nutrients to be absorbed quickly into the body and give our digestive system a well-earned break. Green juices in particular boosts energy and immunity, and is packed with oxygenating chlorophyll which helps fight the ageing process, improves alertness, is great for aiding weight loss, helps our bones and joints function properly and is great for a giving our skin, nails and hair a healthy glow.
This nourishing combined Raw food and Juice Yoga 7 day programme will cleanse and purify your body, leaving you feeling light, energetic, and thoroughly nourished on the inside and out.
The luxurious and spacious Sri Devi Villa's is a 15 minutes walk inland from the turquoise blue sea on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Situated 15 minutes ride from the historic city Galle. The retreat is overlooking the paddy fields and is quite hidden away filled with incredible beauty and wildlife. It really is the perfect place for complete rest, rejuvenation and relaxation.
The daily programme
- Your first and last day a selection of salads, mains & deserts
- 3 x daily freshly prepared fruit & vegetable juices
- 1 x fresh coconut juice
- selection of herbal teas
- Potassium detox soup
- Daily yoga class
- Daily meditation class
- Free unlimited drinking water
- 2 x massages of your choice
- 2 x 1:1 consultation with the ayuvedic doctor
- The use of the spa with a variety of different treatments offered
About Sri Devi Villas
Situated on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, offering excellent beaches for relaxing and enjoying unforgettable sunsets. There are a few tea plantations and various Buddhist temples along the coast.
This luxury retreat centre has over 2.5 acres of tropical garden. The yoga platform is outdoors with a roof and is situated next to the paddy fields in amongst the wildlife. There are many different areas around the spacious villa to have time to yourself undisturbed to simply relax. There is a large pool, a spa and both an indoor and an outdoor covered lounging area. The centre is fully staffed who are extremely friendly and helpful and has all modern facilities.
Rusindu, the chef is very creative with more than 15 years of experience in 5-star hotels in Dubai. In Sri Devi Retreat Rusindu cooks amazing locally inspired dishes using nothing but locally sourced products. Guests, who want to join Rusindu on his daily trips to the local vegetable and fish markets, are more than welcome. He’ll show you fruits and vegetables, which most guests have never seen before, and will show you afterwards how to prepare them. Salads made with snake gourd, gotukola or mukunuwenna and a few more secrets.
Sri Devi Villas has several villa's and offer clean and spacious twin beds in each. Each villa has its own tea/coffee making facility, a fridge and bar/counter with sink and a large private terrace/balcony and a large bathroom. In addition there is a fully equipped and staffed kitchen, and for no additional cost the staff can prepare your own food for you. There is a limited single occupancy available for an additional cost.
In the spa we can offer ayurvedic floral / herbal baths, the shirodhara drip and a wide variety of massages. .Ayurvedic diagnosis are available with one of the best practitioners. Umesha, our Ayurvedic therapist, has over 10 years of experience in different kinds of Ayurvedic massages and treatments. She worked for almost 10 years in the Paragon hotel, one of the best Ayurvedic hotel-clinics in Sri Lanka, and worked afterwards for a private Ayurvedic clinic before joining Sri Devi Retreat. Her specialties are chakra massages, shirodhara ( the slow oil stream on your forehead ) and relaxing body massages, reducing tension and stress.In house ayuvedic masseuse in the comfort of your own room.
Cost of the retreat
Price per person for a shared twin villa is £975 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private villa is £1,275 for 7 nights (limited availability)
To reserve your place a non-refundable booking deposit of £400 is required. The full amount is due 6 weeks before the start of the retreat.
What's also included
- Transfers to and from the airport to the villa (a two and half drive in a comfortable taxi)
- The choice of private or shared accommodation
If you haven't seen this part of Sri Lanka before then you may like to extend your stay. There are many nearby affordable places in the area I can advise you with.
"I had a blissfully relaxing time at Sri Devi Villa in February this year on a yoga retreat let by Ali Gilling. The Villa was incredibly comfortable and felt very luxurious. The individual apartments were very spacious - a friend and I shared one together - and had plenty of space to ourselves, a sitting area, kettle and fridge, plus a beautiful bathroom. Each morning we awoke to a lovely view of the garden and pool. The yoga platform is situated in the garden - a wonderful setting. It was so tranquil, yet teaming with wildlife and bird sounds. It proved to be an ideal space for meditation and breathing exercises, where you could tune into the sounds and rhythm of the place. I especially selected this yoga retreat as it was led by Ali Gilling, who has led other retreats I have been on in the past. Ali’s style is very restorative and nurturing. She supports you to explore a very wide range of postures, whilst listening to your body and going at your own pace. Ali adapts to suit the needs of the group - and of individuals - meaning that everyone has the opportunity to learn about and develop their own practice. This, combined with the wonderful staff at the villa, who were so welcoming and attentive, made it the ideal holiday." - George
Advice and support for travel will be given by booking but flights are usually reasonably priced.
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