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Alchemy of the heart

True Nature

Sri Lanka

23rd February - March 2nd - 2025 - New moon

The Retreat


A seven day rejuvenating retreat at Talalla, nestled along the southern coast of Sri Lanka’s expansive pristine soft golden sandy beaches.  Our beach front retreat location is set on a severn acre property hosting four yoga shalas,

a freshwater pool,  a full service Ayurvedic spa and a gourmet openair restaurant.

Find yourself amongst the natural breeze of the palm trees on the peaceful secluded beach with panoramic views of the clear blue Indian Ocean and idyllic full spectrum sunsets.  A retreat offers the space to restore and take a pause, to deepen and refresh our practice and make new connections to yourself, to others and to nature.

It's a moment to breathe and settle back and recalibrate.  We will be blessed by the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri and the new moon.  As well as yoga, the retreat is special in that it's directed through the teachings of the Medicine wheel, the medicines of nature and the elements.  This work I call 'The Altar of our lives' and is something I have weaved together from many teachings and traditions. 

The retreat reveals itself and has a therapeutic impact, it is an opportunity to delve into self realization and recognise our true nature, to honour life and all the beauty that is.  As well as our morning practice of meditation, pranayama and postures, some of our sunset sessions will be filled with yin yoga, meditation, mantra, journaling and clarity breath work.

There will also be space for sharing, laughter, creativity, relaxing in the traditional Ayurvedic spa and visiting the local temples in the village, as well as taking surf lessons and a day out in the national park visiting the elephants and hopefully seeing a leapard amongst all the other animals.  There are many excursions available on request, but rest and recuperation on the beach or by the pool is also encouraged, there is plenty of free time.  The retreat is open to all levels, you do what you can and enjoy. 

Alcohol is not permitted on my retreats, so you will need to commit to this for the safety and security of all the retreat participants.  A digital detox is also encouraged.


The Venue


Talalla retreat is set in an undiscovered cove of clear turquoise water and golden sands with stunning sunrises.  Built in 2004 to host yoga and surf retreats the location is still hidden from tourists and is only really visited by local fishermen.

Tallala has a close relationship with the local village and the majority of the staff at the retreat are

from the village.  Its the perfect place to unwind away from the tourist centres in eco friendly sustainable accommodation.  The use of solar energy to power the hot water systems, the supplies and building materials have been sourced in the local area, all efforts are directed at preserving the local community and protecting

the wildlife and vegetation.  Talalla has its own organic vegetable garden and a healthy composting system

for kitchen waste.  Talalla works hard to protect and respect the local culture and the natural environment

to maintain the natural tranquility and sustainability, minimising the environmental footprint and

maximising the local economy.

As well as the yoga ,there will be opportunities to take surf lessons if you want to,  we will take a day off to take

a trip to the national park to see the wildlife.  Elephants, leapards, flamingoes and crocodiles as well as

thousands of migratory birds, There is so much to see and do in Sri Lanka I think you may want to stay a little longer if you can or arrive earlier to make time for other excursions.

You are welcome to stay at Tallala before the retreat or after, just let me know and I will arrange for you.  The retreat hosts other groups at the same time, so we are not alone on the property, but the retreat is a spacious seven acre plot and so we will not see people unless we join them for surfing or at meal times in the open air restaurant.  You never know you may meet your twin soul here, remain open.

This also means that we need to pre book our massages and treatments in the full Ayurvedic spa.  Once

deposits are paid i'll send the you the spa menu and a list of great things to see in Sri Lanka.

Our retreat programme is pretty full so I ask you to consider doing other excursions before or after the retreat as we need time for rest and reflection and quiet time wandering on the beach and in nature.  You can zip around

all you like before or after the retreat, so just a bit of surfing, spa treatments and a day off in the national park gazing at elephants in the wild.




Talalla hosts unique accommodation, built from local materials. There is something for everyone. All the
accommodations allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature without compromising the luxury and comfort.

Let me know your choice of accommodation ..,this will be allocated on a first come first preference, although i'll try my best to get the rooms that you request.  All the rooms have mosquito nets, safes, desks, wifi and can

sleep 2 to 3 people.

Sea view rooms -ground floor

These feature authentic Sri Lankan furniture,  fabrics and air conditioning .located meters from the

beach, with open air bathrooms allowing natural light and views of the coconut palms. 

They contain a mosquito net ,a desk ,a safe and can sleep two .





Bamboo huts

The bamboo huts are a little more immersed in the nature, and only a stones throw from the ocean. 

More of a rustic glamping experience, ideal for those who want to disconnect and be immersed

in nature, the bedroom and bathroom are open air, with a private patio and a view of the garden,

they contain mosquito nets, fans, a safe, wifi, and can sleep 2.








De luxe rooms - ground floor


These rooms have a rustic four poster bed, an open air ensuite bathroom, a private deck,

private spacious rooms also with mosquito nets, desk, wifi and safe.

The rooms get booked up quickly as its high season, talk to me in more detail to find the best

room for you and I will do my best to suit your needs.


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The Yoga

We will spend the mornings and sunset sessions exploring mediation, pranayama, asana, yoga philosophy and The Medicine wheel.  The yoga is suitable for all levels, we come as we are and we do what we can.  You are asked to attend all the yoga sessions, especially the mornings.  However, if you have an injury and really need time to rest or you want a longer hike some day or just space there will be opportunity to skip a couple of the evening sessions.  One of the days we will have a whole day free after the morning practice to explore

the wildlife in the National park.

Morning practice:

- Meditation and pranayama 

- 15 mins - tea break 

- Morning yoga practice .

Afterwards you are free until

Evening practice:

We will explore Yin Yoga, Mantra, Journaling, Sharing, Clarity breathwork, the Medicine wheel and Yoga Nidra.


Anatomy and physiology, esoteric anatomy are part of the offerings of the teachings. 

I draw up on the five elements and traditional Chinese medicine as well as the four directions and the teachings of the medicine wheel in these sunset sessions.


We will rotate between four different shalas to explore the different aspects of Talala’s beauty.

The Altar


We will connect to the history, origins, mythology and details of ceremony, building an altar to lay our collective prayers to support our growth, cleanse and empower our vision and purpose and align with the teachings of the medicine wheel for the wellbeing of humanity and our evolution here on earth.


What's Included

  • 7 nights of accom0dation in ensuite rooms

  • 3 delicious meals a day, with speciality food requirements

  • Early morning Tea.

  • Free water

  • Daily group practices of yoga ..silence, introspection and the work of the altar

  • Walking in nature, swimming

  • A new moon ceremony, star gazing, sacred songs, rituals and magic

  • Love support community and connection with kindness 

  • Self discovery heart opening clarity and happiness

  • New connections

  • All yoga equipment provided .

What's Not Included

  • Flights to Sri lanka

  • Treatments amd massages

  • Surf lessons and excursions

  • Airport Transfers  (I can arrange..)


Travel arrangements can be discussed in a whatssapp group once I have received your deposit



Sharing from £1150

Single from £1395

- Subject to availablility -

To register your interest and for more details please email me at

Write to me for how to pay a deposit and my cancellation policy

Daily schedule and full information on your bookings, travel arrangements and cancellation policy will be given to those who book.


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