The Camden based yoga centre Alchemy is taking yoga to the next level and holding a yoga retreat in sunny Sri Lanka. But this is promised to be much more than your average yoga retreat. It’s the Spiritual Warrior Kundalini Yoga Retreat, so not only is it unusual in that it is based on Kundalini yoga, but the aim of the retreat is to find the ‘spiritual warrior’ in you – in order to help you get the most out of your life.
The Spiritual Warrior Yoga Training is a method of interactive self-inquiry which utilizes powerful techniques of Kundalini yoga. The programme will consist of eight modules designed to help you understand your inner belief systems and help you overcome any negative thought patterns which prevent you from reaching your full potential.
The retreat is being held at the beautiful Talalla Beach Retreat. It has a large open-sided yoga pavilion set in tranquil surroundings, a spa offering Ayurvedic treatments, and a 20-metre spring-water swimming pool. All rooms have their own private balcony or verandas and is located close to the beautiful Talalla Beach, so your spare time can be spent wandering in this tranquil Indian Ocean setting.
The retreat is being led by two of the UK’s leading Kundalini Yoga teachers, Amir Jaan and Simon Andriesz (co-founder and director) so you will be in expert hands. Each day starts with an optional early morning meditation, yoga practice and singing of mantras (Sadhana) and is then followed by the main yoga class mid morning. In the evening there’s a light yoga session followed by a deep meditation to consolidate the day’s practice, and then optional gatherings.
As if this wasn’t enough the week culminates in the incredible experience of climbing Adam’s Peak. It’s a popular pilgrimage destination and sacred to some of the world’s major religions. After a long hike up, you’ll set up camp and sleep until sunrise for spectacular views. Whilst the climb isn’t mandatory the idea is that the weeks yoga practice will have helped you find the strength to achieve it, and with such spectacular views it would be a shame to miss it!
So if you’re looking for more than your average yoga retreat then this could very well be the one for you.
To book a place, or for more information, call Alchemy on 020 7267 6188, or visit www.alchemythecentre.co.uk