Fire + Nectar

Yoga Retreat

Ulpotha, Sri Lanka

11 – 19 december 2022
19 – 27 december 2022
Book by 1 June 25% off

Join me for this Christmas special 16 or 8 days and rejuvenate your spirit at an immersive yoga retreat on Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Fire + Nectar is an  immersive experience open to all levels, yoga students from beginners to teachers, who are interested in deepening their practice. 

With workshops and study opportunities alongside open-air practice in the delightful peace and luxurious serenity of the Ulpotha yoga resort, the retreat is a supportive and nurturing environment where you can travel further along the path at your own pace.

About

We’ll begin each day with meditation, pranayama and a deep two-hour practice with Margherita, dynamic, creative playful and explorative, followed by a delicious organic breakfast.

During the day there will be plenty of time to explore the area, rest, get Ayurvedic treatments

Evenings are for the nectar practices, slow flow, yin restorative practice, followed by long savasana.
Free time will be spent in relaxing in Ulpotha remarkable atmosphere of peace and calm while indulging in feasts of exquisite organic cuisine.

Each day you’ll have free time to hang out and relax by the lake, enjoy a soothing treatment in the onsite spa or explore this natural sanctuary.

the retreat

Mornings: We begin with morning meditation, pranayama and dynamic yoga, to cultivate a sense of presence and help us gently tune into our beautiful natural surroundings.

Evenings: Nectar and restorative yoga, with bolsters and blankets provided, to soothe our bodies and bring us to stillness followed by long savasana .

TIME FOR ADVENTURES

Each week either a half-day or full day excursion is organised for guests. Transport is included but not extra costs.

dive deeper… let the magic happen

Accomodation

At the centre of the village is the Walauwwa, the traditional main house now restored around a central stone courtyard with an ancient well.  The adjoining Ambalama, an open sided pavilion, provides a covered sitting area with mats, cushions, and beautiful views towards the surrounding hills and which is where meals are served.   Accommodation is provided in exquisitely but simply detailed wattle and daub huts.  These are built using traditional methods and materials, and consist of open sleeping/living areas covered with a pitched roof of thatched palm fronds.  Each accommodates two people.  

Much use has been made of clay, stone, wood, pottery and fabrics which reflect traditional village aesthetics.  By design there is no electricity and life is lived by the rhythm of the day.

Though the loos [toilets] are modern and clean and the showers are open-air, they are not en-suite in keeping with traditional village practice.

 

food

“let thy food be thy medicine”

Food at Ulpotha

The food in Ulpotha is almost entirely vegan, naturally gluten-free, with an abundance of fresh vegetables, organic red rice and tropical fruit. Based on traditional rice and curries from the area, no specific ‘Master Chef’ has had a hand in the cuisine. Instead the dishes served at Ulpotha have evolved over its 20 plus year existance by a simple process of elimination.

Ulpotha has been written about in culinary articles and is in the esteemed position of having a celebrated cookbook dedicated in its honour! A visit to Ulpotha is a good opportunity to detoxify your system without fuss.

Special diets cannot be catered for but it is fairly easy to pick and choose, depending on your taste, from the many dishes served at each meal.

As we have no electricity, all food is freshly picked, un-refrigerated, and cooked in terracotta pots on open fire

ayurveda experience

Ayurvedic Treatments

Ulpotha has an exciting programme of optional Ayurveda treatments and, by the very definition of ‘holistic’, possesses the ideal climate and environment for the practice of this deeply therapeutic and traditional healing art.
 
You can pre-book a programme of either 3 days, 5 days, a week, 10 or 12 days, or 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Prices range from $200 to $1,600. Please note that Ulpotha’s resident doctor, Dr. Srilal, prefers to leave a couple of days for the guests to acclimatise to their new environment and get over their jet lag before starting a treatment.
 
In addition, you may benefit from a free 60-minute massage from one of Ulpotha’s excellent visiting therapists for every 8 days of your stay and book more if needed.