What to expect during the week:
- An exploration of the 5 elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether and how to express them through our bodies in various practices
- A welcome meeting and meditation to get to know each other
- Daily morning aerial yoga classes
- Workshops in restorative aerial, yin, vinyasa, partner yoga or handstands
- Group breakfast and dinner together
- Free time in the afternoon to relax with a massage, explore the beach or unwind at the pool and eat lunch on your own time
- A fire ceremony ritual
- 1 group surf lesson
- An excursion to a local rock temple
Sample Daily Schedule:
Monday 21 May Earth Element
8-9:15am Aerial Yoga Class
11:30 am – 1 pm Partner Yoga Workshop
1pm-5pm Free Time for massage, pool, beach, etc.
5-6:15pm Restorative Aerial Yoga Class
6:30pm Group Dinner
This retreat does not include:
- Your flight
- Your travel insurance
- Alcohol and any other beverages besides tea or coffee at breakfast
- Massages or other healing sessions
- Your shuttle if you miss the designated time
- Other transportation (if you decide not to use airport return shuttle)
- Additional classes at Talalla outside of the retreat schedule
- Souvenirs or gifts
- Tip money
- Private sessions in aerial, yoga, Pilates, or Reiki are available with Lindsay by appointment
Learn to stretch and become strong like a circus star… in the air!
Other Benefits of Aerial Yoga:
- Increased flexibility and strength
- Stretches the spine through “inversion therapy” to decrease lower back pain
- Boosts mood
- Improves posture
- Strengthens your core
- Get a new perspective on life!
- Enjoy moving with grace and fluidity
- It’s fun!
Weather + Safety
Sri Lanka is a small island nation often called “the teardrop of India” as it is located just south of India in the Indian Ocean. It is a hot, tropical country with temperatures ranging from 25-30 °C or 77-86°F. We will be there while the season is transitioning to monsoon season, so there will be a chance of rain. Generally, the rain storms in Sri Lanka are light showers that may last a few hours.
Sri Lanka is a very safe country. They recently opened their borders to more tourism after the civil war ended in 2009. Sri Lankans are very friendly people who enjoy helping you and showing your their beautiful country! The country is truly is an undiscovered gem.
How to Get Here
You will fly into the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Arrange for your flight to arrive on Sunday, May 20th in the morning or arrive a day early and stay in a hotel in nearby Negombo before meeting up with everyone on the shuttle from the airport the next day for pickup time between 12-1pm. It is approximately a 3-hour drive from Colombo to Talalla.
Should you miss the shuttle or decide to arrive earlier/later, you can arrange a private shuttle through Talalla by e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visa and Passport Information
Your passport needs to have at least 6 months on it before expiry upon arrival in Sri Lanka. Most airlines will not let you board if you do not have this.
You need to apply for an e-visa online before you arrive. It is available through the Sri Lankan government website here: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ and its valid for use within 1 year from acceptance. It is a 30-day visa and costs $30 USD.
Set a Skype call with me today if you have any questions! See you in Sri Lanka!