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Sri Lanka - Immersion Retreat

  • Jasper House Nilwella Sri Lanka (map)

Join Nico and Claire for a combination of powerful yoga practices while diving into the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras in a tropical location, where you’ll stay in an open-concept villa and wake up to the sound of monkeys and exotic birds in the surrounding coconut groves.

A yoga retreat is unique opportunity to step out of your daily life and reflect upon it from a distance. The Yoga Sutras, the most authoritative classical text of Yoga, are a compilation of teachings from the highest spiritual vision, that of a still mind. These "threads of wisdom”, which also include the well-known “eight limbs of yoga”, offer guidelines on how to embark in a meaningful and purposeful life. Learn more about the sutras and how they can help you in your own personal journey. This will enable you to gain a better perspective of the greater picture and support you in moving forward in life in a more balanced, sustainable and joyful way, on and off the mat.

For eleven days, Claire and Nico will be offering a complete Yoga program in which you will be able to observe and practice with two unique teachers, who come from different backgrounds but share a common goal. Their different perspectives about the practice will support you in your desire to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.

During this quality time together, you will gain deeper insights and refinements about the practices of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and the Sutras.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practice, except for absolute beginners.

Daily Schedule

7:00 - 8:15 Meditation/Kriya/Pranayama

8:15 - 9:00 Tea and fruit break

9:00 - 11:00 Dynamic Yoga Practice

11:00 Brunch and afterwards free time 

15:00 Snacks/fruit 

16:00 - 17:00 Yoga Philosophy and Spirituality discussion

17:15 - 18:45 Hatha-Yin-Restorative Practice

19:00 Dinner

All classes will be taught in English, alternating between Nico and Claire.

The Location

Jasper House
 villa has ten beautiful bedrooms with king or twin beds. The rooms have been designed with an open concept; their large windows, mostly open spaces with no glass and open-air en suite bathrooms have views of the ocean and vast coconut groves. All the rooms have mosquito nets, polished concrete floors with a cooling effect, in addition to ceiling fans. The rooms are fitted with locally produced furnishing and mixed with antiques and art deco features.

The villa has a huge rooftop with views out onto the bay. Tastefully furnished with sunbeds, sofas and alfresco dining area, this is the highlight of the location and the perfect spot to enjoy sunset and quite moments.

The villa also has a lap pool surrounded by sunbeds and a relaxation deck.

Meals are served on the rooftop terrace, and our stay includes three delicious, healthy, fusion-inspired vegetarian meals a day.

, the villa owners have deep roots in Sri Lanka and their respect for the local culture and natural environment is integral to maintaining a spiritual, harmonious location.

Price per person in USD
USD 2’450.- in a single room (limited numbers with garden view)
USD 1’950.- in a double deluxe room (slightly bigger rooms with sea view)
USD 1’820.- in a double standard room (smaller rooms with garden view)
USD 1’690.- in a triple room 

Included in the price
•  10 nights’ accommodation
•  2 vegetarian meals and a snack per day (mainly vegetarian)
•  all classes 
•  purified water
•  the use of Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, straps, meditation cushions
•  free Wi-Fi in common areas

Not included in the price
•  trip to/from Sri Lanka
•  transfers from/to the airport or train station to Jasper House
•  massages
•  juices, smoothies, coffee, tea and soft drinks 

Please bring your own Yoga mat/rug if possible.

Arrivals / Departures
Check in is possible as from 2:00 pm. We are unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize travel arrangements accordingly. 
Please arrive at Jasper Hose at the latest on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm for the opening-dinner followed by a meet & greet. 
Your first class will be the following morning. 
On the last day, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 the departure is latest at 12:00 noon.

Travel / Transfer
To get to Jasper House you will need to fly to Colombo or the much smaller Airport of Matalla. Airport transfers to Jasper Houser (Colombo 4 hours / Matalla 1,5 hours) can be arranged by us for the cost of USD 120.- (Colombo) / USD 55.- (Matalla).
The closest train station is located in Matara, a 45 min / 1 hour drive away from the retreat center. The costs for a taxi transfer to Matara is USD 15.-. The price for a tuk tuk is USD 9.-.

We recommend arriving a few days earlier in Sri Lanka to get over the jetlag before the retreat starts. If some students plan to spend the first couple of days in Colombo (we have been told that the alle Face Hotel is great to arrive…), we might organize a group transfer from this one hotel to the retreat center in the morning of Saturday, April, 27, 2019.

If you choose to be picked up from the airport/train station or if you are interested in this group transfer, please let us know on the application form.

Booking and further Terms
For more information or to book please email Tanja at

A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of USD 600.- per person is required. The remainder is due on March 1, 2019. Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.

If one of the teachers or both teachers are unable to lead the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to replace the teacher(s) with (an) equivalent one(s). 

Insurance is your own responsibility. The company/the teachers shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.