Yoga and golden beaches in Sri Lanka, with Jim Tarran and Khadine Morcom
A magical yoga holiday with a picture postcard tropical beachfront setting.
"Jim and Khadine are wonderful yoga teachers - they challenge and have fun plus give space for some important restorative moments."
With twice daily yoga guided by two of the UK's leading yoga instructors and an opportunity for world-class elephant spotting and whale watching, the scene is set for a fabulous retreat. On one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sri Lanka this is a fabulous retreat. Tropical palms, white sands and the Indian Ocean await!
Jim and Khadine will teach alternate classes with each assisting the other, allowing for personal attention to everyone. They follow a classical style of yoga and classes will focus on asana (postures) alongside meditation, pranayama (breathing practices), and deep relaxation. Their classes are warm and friendly with lots of laughs along the way, and both teachers are extremely adept at working with all levels of experience, from complete beginners through to advanced yogis.
There will be two yoga classes each day except for the 14th when there will be a day off for those who want to explore further afield, perhaps you'd like to do a day safari at Yala or Udawalawe national park or go whale-watching? There are world-class whale-watching opportunities only 40 minutes along the coast from where we will be and we will be there in peak whale-watching season.
There is plenty of time between classes to relax, explore the beach, visit a local Buddhist temple or even learn to surf. One-to-one surf lessons are available at $50 USD for an hour and a half.
Arrival day. We leave the day free for you to arrive at leisure. The first group meal will be dinner at 7:30pm on the 11th. This will be the first time we will meet as a group, although you may meet fellow yogis by the pool beforehand. You can check into your room from 2pm, though if you arrive earlier we will do our best to accommodate you, and you are welcome to enjoy all facilities from whenever you arrive.
Over dinner, Jim and Khadine will introduce themselves and talk to you about the week ahead. This is also an opportunity to discuss any injuries or personal issues with them if you’d like to, (there is also a chance to let us know any concerns or injuries in advance on the booking form we will send you).
- 8am - 10am: Yoga
- 10am: Breakfast
- 1pm: Lunch
- 5pm - 6:30: Yoga
- 7:30pm: Dinner
Departure day. Check out from your room is at midday, though you are welcome to leave your bags at reception and keep enjoying the resort until you leave. If you’d like a later check out let us know and we can see what is possible. Lunch is served as usual at 1pm for those who are leaving later, and you are welcome to continue using the facilities until whatever time you depart.
For more information about the retreat, the surrounding area and travel and transfer information, be sure to visit our Sri-Lankan Retreat Destination page
Choose which room option works for you, the rest is included
• 7 Nights Accommodation
• All yoga tuition
• 3 delicious meals a day - prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
• Use of grounds and freshwater pool
• Yoga Mats and Props
Sea view villa top floor open sided room - £835 shared, or £1045 single supplement
Sea view villa ground floor A/C room - £835 shared, or £1045 single supplement
Bamboo hut - £825 shared, or £1030 single supplement
Big House studio room - £720 shared or £850 as single supplement