Sri Lanka | yoga | ayurveda | culture

Flying out Sat 28th October and leaving Tuesday 7th November

I am very excited to bring you to Sri Lanka for the very first time. We will enjoy yoga sessions in the morning and evening, have a few ayurvedic talks with yours truly. 4 trips to cultural sites and you even get to try some ayurvedic treatments with the resident ayurvedic doctor.

The theme for our flow yoga sessions and talks is on ayurveda, the five elements and creating balance (in our yoga practise and in life!). Talks on introduction to ayurveda, the basics and how we can use ayurveda in yoga and to support our diet, health and wellbeing.

But you will have plenty of time to relax and join the included sightseeing.

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VINYASA FLOW YOGA AND SPA BREAK IN THE HEART OF SRI LANKA

OCTOBER 28th TO NOVEMBER 7th 2017

Jim’s Farm Villas is delighted to offer you an amazing, luxury 10-day Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ayurvedic Spa Break on our organic spice farm in the lush heart of Sri Lanka, for £795 per person including four visits to the major Cultural Triangle sites.

Whether you are a Yoga beginner with an open mind (classes can be dynamic) wanting to improve your flexibility and general fitness, or an advanced Yoga student looking to deepen your practice, our highly qualified Yoga teacher, Anja Brierley Lange, can meet each individual’s needs. You will learn relaxation and breathing techniques to help reduce your stress levels, and you will leave Jim’s Farm feeling calmer, fitter and more energised, in both body and mind.

Yoga is for everyone; it is not competitive, and you practice and develop at your own pace. The classes will be held in our shaded Yoga Pavilion, with breath-taking views, surrounded by nature. Anja is a fully certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT500/RPYT and also has a BSc degree, plus post-graduate diploma in Ayurveda. If you have any queries you can visit Anja’s website www.yogaembodied.com or see her instagram/facebook/twitter/youtube sites.

You will also be offered 2 hours of free Spa treatments of your choice from Dr Ranjith, our own highly qualified and experienced Ayurvedic Doctor, together with talks by Anja explaining the basic principles and practice of Ayurveda

This may be your first visit to Sri Lanka and we are therefore delighted to include 4 wonderful day trips to the major local Cultural Triangle sites as part of your programme.

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We – Kevin and Janet Abbott, the UK owners of Jim’s Farm Villas – opened our boutique hotel 6 years ago, and with our amazing local team, led by Jesse Dias our Manager, we have secured an excellent clientele together with the support of local and international agents.

Do please check out our reviews on TripAdvisor to see what our guests think of us. You might also like to visit our website www.jimsfarmvillas.com to find out more.

We bought a derelict coconut farm just over 9 years ago and have developed it as a diverse 50 acre organic fruits and spice farm for the benefit of our guests, our wonderful staff, and the local community. Many of the fruits, spices and vegetables you will enjoy are grown here organically on our Farm.

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Average daytime temperatures should reach 30C during your autumn stay, with 20C at night; any rainfall tends to be light and usually at night.

Your Daily programme will be as follows:

7.00 am onwards Fresh fruits, fresh juice, plus tea/coffee at Mango Villa 7.30-9.30 am Morning Flow Yoga class
10.00–11.00am Brunch at Mango Villa
11.30 am onwards Local activities – walks of the farm/village/temples,

tuk tuk rides locally,
help the chefs to prepare traditional Sri Lankan lunches, swimming in Hilltop pool and milking the cows.

Ayurvedic treatments at Bamboo Spa; NB 2 hours are free. Talks with Anja explaining more about Ayurveda

11.30 am onwards Tours of local Cultural Triangle sites by bus; 4 days

5.30-7.00 pm 19.30 pm 20.00 pm

Evening yoga class
Pre-dinner drinks and free nibbles
4 course communal Farm-Fresh Dinner at Mango Villa

Our 4 day trips in the Cultural Triangle – will include your group’s choice from the following:-

1)  Matale Tea District Tour, plus waterfall swimming

2)  Kandy; Temple of the Tooth, and the Botanical Gardens, and shopping

3)  Sigiriya Rock Fortress; the 8th Wonder of the World

4)  Dambulla Rock Temples

5)  Polonnaruwa 13th century ancient city

6)  Wild elephants at Habarana

7)  Matale; Local Batik Women’s Cooperative, plus Aluvihare Buddhist Temple and Hindu Temple

NB there will be one yoga-free excursion day to allow for extra activities.

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Your Vinyasa Flow Yoga course with Anja will run for 10 days from Saturday 28th October 2017 flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka, with flight returns on Tuesday 7th November 2017. Please note you will need to book the recommended flight to arrive at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, from where you will be taken by free bus transport to Jim’s Farm, which is a 3-hour scenic journey through the central hills. We can meet – with a taxi – any other flights you may choose, but these will incur an Rs 12,000 extra taxi hire cost.

We recommend the following flights: Outbound Sri Lankan Airlines UL 504 on Sat 28th October, London Heathrow direct to Colombo, Sri Lanka departing at 21.30. For the return flight, we recommend Sri Lankan Airlines UL503, departing on Tues 7th November 2017 from Colombo at 12.50; arriving London Heathrow the same day at 17.10.

You will also need a Tourist Visa; book it online for US$ 35 per person at www.eta.gov.lk ; our address is Jim’s Farm Villas, Ehelepola, Pallepola, Matale, Central Province, Sri Lanka 21000.

We are offering you this amazing, luxury Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ayurvedic Spa Break at a rate of £795 per person, on the basis of sharing a room.

Singles are very welcome, but there will be a £250 per person single room supplement making our rate for singles £1045.

This includes all your accommodation, meals, free water, coffees and teas, all Yoga instruction, 2 hours’ of your choice of Ayurvedic Spa Treatments, and all transport costs in Sri Lanka, including your airport transfer on the recommended flight.

Not included is the cost of entry to your choice of Cultural Triangle sites, any lunches required, extra drinks/snacks, and laundry charges.

We ask for a 50% deposit to secure your booking please.

We have 14 Luxury Rooms available and we will reserve these for our Yoga and Spa Break. You will therefore most likely be in a group of some 15-25 people.

Please make an enquiry or a booking via bookings@jimsfarmvillas.com and you will receive a response within a few hours. Please mention Anja/yogaembodied when making your enquiry.

We look forward to welcoming you to Jim’s Farm Villas. Ayubowan
Kevin, Janet and Anja