Yin & Chakra Awakening Retreat Sri Lanka

Yin & Chakra Awakening Retreat 

In Sri Lankan Odyssey with Sumit Manav

August 18th-23rd, 2018

Revitalize and reawaken your senses during this 6-days Yin Yoga & Chakra Awakening Retreat In Sri Lanka.

At Lifestyle Yoga, we believe in the power of synergy. Keeping this philosophy in mind, Lifestyle Yoga invites you to the Yin & Chakra Awakening Yoga Retreat this August (over the Eid holidays), which aims to bring together the lush, natural goodness of Sri Lanka and the essence of Chakra healing in Yoga. Come and explore the Sri Lankan Odyssey as you learn the ancient Indian traditions of Yoga.

With this retreat, we make you experience the most authentic forms of Yogic and Chakra science so as to rejuvenate not just your body, but also your mind and soul. In the midst of Sri Lanka cultural heritage, this getaway is the perfect occasion to explore – not just the world of Yoga, but also your world within.

Join us as we embark on this memorable 6 Days & 5 Nights Yin and Chakra Awakening journey filled with bliss and traditions!


You need to be 100% ready for life transformation! Are you ready?

Sometimes, all you need is a break from the regular and this is possible only if you go away from the chaos of your urban setup. Lifestyle Yoga Retreats take you out of your city and introduce you to a world of nature, Yoga and healthy-happy living! These retreats do not just satisfy the Yoga bug in you, but also get you to travel. We believe in the power of a journey and a Yoga retreat is just the beginning of your journey towards goodness!

Get mystified by ancient Sri Lankan culture and allow yourself to unlock the hidden potential. Experience the overwhelming  magic and exoticness or Sri Lanka. From food to adventure its a journey to experience once in a lifetime. Its simplicity reveals the beauty of your soul in a journey through a land once known as the “Island of Jewels” to Arabic traders.

Join us on our 6-Days Yin & Chakra Awakening Retreat as we traverse this majestic island country in August 2018. 


What is Yin Yoga:

This style of Yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; Yin Yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone; offering much deeper access to the body.

What about Chakra:

Yoga is really based on the seven chakra system. In this system there are seven chakra points that lie along the spine, from the base to the crown of the head, and each of these chakra points is responsible for the organs and glands situation in it’s region. The chakras, though, are responsible for not just the organs and glands, but they are also responsible for our various personality traits and characteristics. Of these seven chakras, one of the most important and fascinating is the Agya Chakra, or Third Eye.

 

Situated in the middle of brain directly behind the center of the forehead, is the Third Eye chakra. This chakra governs the pituitary glad, which is the master gland for the endocrine system and strongly influences the functioning of the other endocrine glands. The endocrine system is very key to your overall health, thus, for optimum wellbeing, having the pituitary gland functioning properly is of paramount importance. Opening, balancing and healing the Agya Chakra, directly improves the functioning of this most important gland.

 The Third Eye

The Third Eye Chakra is located on the head between the eyebrows, and is associated with imagination, intuition, concentration and focus.

Part of the practice of yoga is recognising the “Chakras”, which are a fundamental aspect of achieving inner peace and balance. Because the third eye chakra governs the brain, ears, eyes, nose, pituitary and pineal glands, and the neurological system, the physical dysfunctions associated with imbalance or blockages can be severe. Headaches,eyestrain, panic, depression, and nightmares are all linked to the agya chakra primarily because the pineal gland is in charge of producing the hormones serotonin (mood) and melatonin (sleep patterns). These brain chemicals, when unbalanced, cause such dysfunctions.

During our workshop, we will focus on activating the Agya Chakra in order to achieve balance. A person with a balanced Third Eye Chakra has a keen intellect, strong intuition, active imagination, and deep spiritual awareness.


“Manage your mind to manage your life

and learn to build the life the way you want”

– Sumit Manav


Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1 (18 Aug): AIRPORT – PINNAWALA – SIGIRIYA

  • Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by the travel representative
  • Transfer from Airport to Pinnawala – approx. 2 ½ hours’ drive (Note: this visit will be applicable if the flight booked is the same as the one suggested below, or an alternative similar timing flight is booked)

About Pinnawala: As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants – orphaned and sometimes three-legged – are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grandchildren during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 9:15 am and take a river bath at 10:00am for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth!

 

  • 12:30pm: Transfer from Pinnawala to Amaya Lake (2 ½ to 3 hours’ drive)
  • Breakfast and lunch at a local restaurant (Note: breakfast cost to be covered by each person individually)
  • Check-in at Amaya Lake
  • 5:00pm: Chakra Awakening Introduction & Meditation
  • Dinner & Overnight Stay at Amaya Lake

As this is going to be a long day so try to sleep early to prepare for the following day

DAY 2 (19 Aug): SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA

  • 6:30am – 7:30am: Yin Yoga & Pranayama
  • 7:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast at Amaya Lake
  • 8:30am – 2:00pm: Time to explore the lush beauty of Sri Lanka (including lunch at a local restaurant)

Sigiriya

The 5th-century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site – Sigiriya – doesn’t only boast of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture.

Step through the gigantic ‘Lion Paws’ – overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below – to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock – resembling the mythological ‘City of Gods’ – is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent ‘mirror wall’ embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries.

Transfer from Sigiriya to Dambulla

Lunch at a local restaurant In the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C.

Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land, which today houses an important junction in the country’s economic and cultural uplifting.

  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Chill out and Relax at Amaya Lake
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Hatha flow and Chakra Cleansing
  • 7:00pm onwards: Dinner Overnight Stay at Amaya Lake

DAY 3 (20 Aug): SIGIRIYA – MINNERIYA – SIGIRIYA

  • 6:30am – 7:30am: Yin Yoga & Pranayama
  • 7:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast at Amaya Lake
  • 8:30am – 10:30am: Read, relax or go for a walk to blend in with nature
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm: Mindfulness & Meditation
  • 1:30pm – Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • 4:00pm –  Transfer from Sigiriya to Minneriya National Park If you’re up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Colosseum!

Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. Minneriya is home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks & flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Watch carefully as herds of elephants – one by one – roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world – over 300 at a time – which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe.

  • Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Lake

 DAY 4 (21 Aug): SIGIRIYA – PANADURA

  • 6:30am – 7:30am: Yin Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
  • 7:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast at Amaya Lake
  • 10:30am – 12:00noon: Yoga Nidra and Chakra Awakening Meditation
  • 12:00am – 1:00pm – Chill out, followed by check-out from Amaya Lake
  • Transfer from Sigiriya to Panadura (Jie Jie By Jetwing)
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Vinyasa & Hip Opening
  • Dinner and Overnight Stay at Jie Jie By Jetwing

DAY 5 (22 Aug): PANADURA – BALAPITIYA – GALLE

  • 6:00am – 7:30am: Yin Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
  • 8:00am: Breakfast at Jie Jie By Jetwing
  • 9:00am – 6:00pm: Get ready for Balapitiya and Galle (including lunch at a local restaurant and Beach Yoga at Galle!)

Balapitiya

Balapitiya is where one could just sit back and observe how ecology and culture combine under the sun! Cut through the clear water of Madu River – a lifeline of Balapitiya – and head towards Kotu Duwa, the small island housing a temple that dates back to ancient Sinhalese kings. Or, sail through tunnels of shady mangroves swaying alongside Madu River – hiding an ecological treasure – to witness the tranquility of this bio-diversity hot spot which boasts of reptiles, mollusks and over 70 species of freshwater fish.

Today the region – which is strong in observing rural folklife in the island – does not only boast of cinnamon plantations in abundance but also has a fine ‘fish pedicure center’ – one of the most potent & latest rejuvenation techniques. Apart from these amenities, Balapitiya has also become a household name in the minds of bird watchers ensuring a thrilling offshore experience.

Transfer from Balapitiya to Galle Lunch at a local restaurant

Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidence of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries.

Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the ‘old gate’ carrying the British coat of arms. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart bastion – the oldest of all – and the lighthouse standing 18 feet in its glory next to the Point Utrecht Bastion. This Dutch bliss is painted with streets that spread in a rectangular grid pattern pierced with houses carrying Dutch colonial style verandas. Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture, Galle!

  • Dinner and Overnight Stay at Jie Jie By Jetwing

DAY 6 (23 Aug): PANADURA – AIRPORT

  • 6:30am – 7:30am: Yin Yoga & Meditation
  • 8:00am: Breakfast at Jie Jie By Jetwing
  • 10:30am – 11:30am: Prana Nidra and Chakra Awakening
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Check-out and transfer from Pandura to Colombo
  • City tour in Colombo
  • Visit ODEL shopping complex
  • Dinner at Cinnamon Lakeside
  • Transfer from Cinnamon Lakeside to Airport for departure

Accommodation (4*)


  We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.


Price

BOOK NOW, LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

  • Early bird price on single occupancy: USD 1175/- per person (Early bird ends on June 20th, 2018)
  • Early bird price on double occupancy: USD 950/- per person (Early bird ends on June 20th, 2018)
  • Price from 21st June onwards based on single occupancy: USD 1250/- per person
  • Price from 21st June onwards based on double occupancy: USD 1050/- per person

For bookings, please email: lifestyleyogaevents@gmail.com or call +971 55 222 3542

Terms & Conditions

  • Payment: 100% cash, check payment or bank transfer to confirm booking
  • The above price includes:
    • Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Chakra balancing, Chakra Awakening, Pranayama, Mindfulness and Meditation will be part of our Retreat.
    • All the Yoga and Meditation session will be conducted by Sumit Manav
    • Accommodation in standard rooms (3 nights at Amaya Lake and 2 nights at Jie Jie By Jetwing)
    • Healthy meals for 5 nights, which starts with lunch on day 1 (18th Aug), thereby including 5 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners & 6 lunches
    • Transportation by air-conditioned coach as per the above itinerary
    • Entrance fees to:
      • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
      • Boat Ride at Balapitiya
      • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
      • Dambulla Rock Temple
  • The above price does not include:
    • Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees to sites other than the ones mentioned above
    • Visa fees (if required)
    • Cost of beverage throughout the tour
    • Expenses of a personal nature
    • Any other services not specified above
  • Cancelation Charges:
    • Free cancellation until 15th Jul 2018
    • 60% charge from 15th until 21st Jul 2018
    • 100% charge from 22nd Jul onwards and for no shows

Suggested flights to book

Fly Dubai 

  • DXB – CMB      leaving 17th Aug at 23:20, arriving 05:20 on the 18th Aug
  • CMB – DXB      leaving 23rd Aug night/ 24th Aug morning at 02:10, arriving 05:15 on the 24th

 “Detox your mind, body, and soul – Experience Yoga from a new perspective.

Six days will help you to improve your life.”

– Sumit Manav


About Lifestyle Yoga

In today’s day and age, our modern lifestyle ruins our body by accumulating toxins resulting in stress, disease, and various illnesses. This is where the true essence of Yoga is important in today’s era – not only for our body but also for our mind.

Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living with the aim – A healthy mind in a healthy body. It is the art of physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind, which also helps to manage stress and anxiety, keeping you relaxed. Yoga also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone.

Lifestyle Yoga, the brainchild of Indian Yoga Master Sumit Manav aims to do just that. Located across various location in UAE, Lifestyle Yoga is special in many ways. The spirit of our teaching lies in helping everyone achieve optimum levels of energy to deal with the fast-paced, hectic and sedentary lifestyles that they experience on a day to day basis. That’s not all, we offer personally tailored programmes that cater and treat all the modern-day health requirements that one may have.


About Sumit Manav

Sumit Kumar Manav is a celebrated Yoga personality and has been acknowledged as one of the top Yoga teachers from India. His revolutionary fitness techniques have been well acclaimed by both regional and international media. By understanding modern lifestyles, he has successfully created a fusion of ancient Yoga practices to cure many vexing lifestyle ailments through his brand Lifestyle Yoga.

In 2004, he earned his degree, a post-graduate diploma in Yoga Science and Human Consciousness from Haridwar in India and since then has been acclaimed as a professional trainer/therapist, spreading the magic of yoga throughout the world.

Today, he spreads his wisdom of Yoga through practicing and facilitating progressive yoga through dynamic asanas, pranayamas, counseling, reflex actions, and therapy. He has trained and facilitated many corporate workshops and has conducted induction programs for beginners as well as professional group classes. Hundreds of people, particularly those suffering from diabetes and hypertension, have benefited from his Pranic healing therapy.

From training corporate groups for leadership skills to providing consultancy and advice to people regarding correct methods of exercising using fitness equipment to actual body pump, backbends and arm balances with Astanga Yoga to actual fitness coaching, he has touched upon every aspect of well-being that he personally considers important.


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For bookings or inquiries, please call/WhatsApp on: +971 55 2223542


 

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