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Wildcrafted Traveller

Sri Lanka

Wildcrafted Wellness Escapes

Nine nights, affordable, guaranteed Fairtrade and wellness retreat. 10% discount if you can book before 30th October!
From: £930
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Key Activities Include:
  • Daily beginner or intermediate hatha yoga workshops under the mango tree

  • Reconnect with your inner waterbaby on our relaxed, drop-in surf lessons

  • Drop-in meditation classes to suit all levels

  • Fun and relaxed, traditional Sri Lankan cookery class

  • Tap into your creative self on our informal 'Artists Way' workshops

What stood out on the retreat was the effort to support local people’s businesses and the care and attention to detail. We had many experiences that I don’t think I would have discovered otherwise and made my time in Sri Lanka really special.
Ariel Kumara December 1, 2019
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • Day 1 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 2 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 3 - am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 4 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 5 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 6 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 7 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 8 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 9 - 6 am - Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee 6.15am - 10 min tuktuk ride to the beach 6.30 am - Surf lesson 7.30 am - 10 min tuk-tuk to our sanctuary 7.45 amm - Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee 8.30 am - Free time 12.30 pm - Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch 3 pm - Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshop 4 pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time 5 pm - Yoga session 6.30 pm - Free time 7 pm - Street food adventure 8.30 pm - Return to our Sanctuary
  • Day 10 - Travel to the airport after breakfast.
Taste Of The Island

You will experience some of the most colourful, healthy and truly tasty food on the planet. Home-cooked meals and the chance to dine out alfresco style in one of the many tiny street-side restaurants around the local area. This trip is all about caring for your body and what you put into it is just one element of the exciting journey you'll take part in during your time here.

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 17/12/2021
    £1210
    Available
  • 29/10/2021
    £930
    Available
  • 02/01/2022
    £1210
    Available
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Morning yoga
  • Evening yoga
  • Surfing lessons
  • Guided meditation
  • Cooking class
  • Artist Way workshops
  • Photography workshop
  • Two ayuvedic massages
  • Airport collection with drop offs arranged on request
  • 10% of proceeds go to one of three hand chosen local projects
  • Carbon off-setting
  • Free expert advice about your onward journey
  • Three locally cooked, fresh vegetarian, Sri Lankan meals a day
  • Cycle hire
Excluded:
  • Airport drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Extra workshops
Accommodation Details

Modern, spacious double ensuite rooms with access to the veranda and just steps away from the garden and yoga area.

Activities
  • Surfing lessons are held by our long-term, good friends who know the area like the back of their hand.
  • Yoga will be taught by Kirsty who runs the retreat. She has her 200hr Yoga Alliance certification.
  • Cookery classes are held by the landlord, 'Akka' who will also be cooking for the group all week.
  • We work with lots of different local specialists from tailors, to cooks, to guides and surf instructors, they are all hand chosen of many dedicated years.
Detailed Itinerary

A Day in the Life

6am – Wake up to a locally picked banana and fresh coffee

6.30am – Surf lesson just five minutes tuktuk drive away

7.30am – 10 min tuktuk to our sanctuary

7.45am – Communal, silent breakfast with fresh smoothie bowls and coffee

8.30am – Free time

12.30pm – Communal, traditional Sri Lankan lunch

3pm – Authentic, fairtrade, craft and wellness workshops

4pm – Relaxing Sri Lankan tea time

5pm – Yoga session

6.30pm – Free time

7pm – Home cooked meal on the veranda or street food adventure

8.30pm – Return to our Sanctuary

Helpful Information

“Island Spirit inspire people travelling to Fiji, Sri Lanka, Barbados and Vanuatu to make positive changes throughout their lives by introducing them to island-based responsible travel and sustainable projects with sensitivity to local values and tradition.”

7 Night Escape

Silent breakfasts with smoothie bowls

Homemade, traditional lunches in the sanctuary

Home-cooked or street food adventures for dinner

6 studies of Hatha and ashtanga asanas (yoga postures) on our roof in the jungle canopy Guided meditation

1 ayurvedic massage

6 surf lessons with local teachers

6 optional, authentic, fairtrade, craft/wellness workshops

Double bedroom with ensuite

Airport collection (3.5 hours drive to the villa)

Ethical Through and Through

It’s time we change the way we travel. If we are to fly long haul let’s do it consciously: offset your carbon footprint, buy locally produced meals, ditch the plastic bottle employ the community. Actively take part in applied conservation projects.

We are the first company in the world to be a member of the World Fairtrade Organisation and specialise in responsible travel so you know your money is going to the right places. A unique space that prioritizes cultural values and environmental welfare while nurturing all your needs and surpassing expectations. We embrace the local community with open arms, nurture the environment and promote the sharing of skills and personal connections.

Our Specialities

Yoga, surfing, locally sourced vegan meals, wildcrafted workshops, including:

Batik printing

Supping

Weaving

Intro to permaculture

Meditation

Soap making

Lacemaking

The lagoon boat ride and cinnamon making trip

Lampshade making

Travel without plastic workshops

Carving

Plastic bricks

Sri Lankan Dance

Yoga dance

Beach clean-ups

Mangrove planting

Ocean ecosystem workshops

8.30 pm – Return to our Sanctuary

“Island Spirit inspire people travelling to Fiji, Sri Lanka, Barbados and Vanuatu to make positive changes throughout their lives by introducing them to island-based responsible travel and sustainable projects with sensitivity to local values and tradition.”

Sri Lanka’s First Fairtrade Haven

Introducing Sri Lanka’s first Fairtrade, Wellness Haven. A wildcrafted sanctuary nestled under a mango tree near Hiriketiya beach in Southern Sri Lanka.

Our affordable, authentic, wellness experience has been designed to create flexibility and choice for those who are passionate about nurturing their bodies, mind and soul. You won’t find this anywhere else.

Treat yourself to start or continue your yoga and surf practice from a different perspective, where mother nature rules. We have created a unique space for those intrigued about the culture and skills of our Sri Lankan community.

Ethical Through and Through

It’s time we change the way we travel. If we are to fly long haul let’s do it consciously: offset your carbon footprint, buy locally produced meals, ditch the plastic bottle employ the community. Actively take part in applied conservation projects.

We are the first company in the world to be a member of the World Fairtrade Organisation and specialise in responsible travel so you know your money is going to the right places.

A unique space that prioritizes cultural values and environmental welfare while nurturing all your needs and surpassing expectations. We embrace the local community with open arms, nurture the environment and promote the sharing of skills and personal connections.

Our Specialities

Yoga, surfing, locally sourced vegan meals, wildcrafted workshops, including:

Batik printing

Supping

Weaving

Intro to permaculture

Meditation

Soap making

Lacemaking

The lagoon boat ride and cinnamon making trip

Lampshade making

Travel without plastic workshops

Carving

Plastic bricks

Sri Lankan Dance

Yoga dance

Beach clean-ups

Mangrove planting

Ocean ecosystem workshops

Price and Dates

22nd October 2021

9 nights all-inclusive £930

17th December 2021

7 nights all-inclusive £780

24th December 2021

9 nights all-inclusive £1210

Accommodation

Double en-suite bedrooms with access to your communal veranda.

Flights

From the UK we have recently seen flights as low as £547 on Opodo, LHR-COL.

Offers

Book before 30th September 2021 and receive a 10% discount.

Free one-hour yoga flow download on payment of your deposit

Notes

Add on workshops and lessons available.

Tailormade, Fairtrade, off the beaten track, tours around Sri Lanka also available.

Why Island Spirit?

We’ve spent five years growing our community in Sri Lanka and listening to what people want to receive and what locals want to teach.

We are a small, social enterprise where more often than not, you will not only talk directly with Kirsty, the Director but be taught yoga and a variety of workshops by here too! You are not one of the masses, this is more personal and you are much more connected with both the local people and the environment you are in. By travelling with Island Spirit you are already helping generate fair income for the local people.

Creating opportunity for everyone.

A constant, relaxed flow of active participation.

We pride ourselves on sharing knowledge and passion.

Join our rare and unique, Fairtrade, travel chain designed for ethically minded travellers.