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Waves of Wisdom Retreat

Sri Lanka

3 - 9 FEBRUARY, 2025

Along the Southern Sri Lankan coast, we are in surfer's paradise with hours of sunshine in this high-season period. Set in a tiny bay with soft rolling waves, witness glorious sunrises over the Indian Ocean and hours of pink sunsets each evening.​ Enjoy twice daily yoga and incredible fresh breakfasts laden with never-ending tropical fruits and local vegan delicacies such as 'rice & curry’.

Rolling out of bed and straight into the open-air roof shala, you will start the day with an invigorating vinyasa class and just like a David Attenborough documentary, with the monkey and birds calling to us every morning. 
Between morning and evening yoga classes, you'll be free to relax at the nearby beaches of Dikwella and Hiriketiya (both 5 mins walk), or explore nearby areas at your own leisure. On a couple of days there will be organised trips, such as taking part in beginner's surf classes, visiting Wewurukannala Vihara - a buddhist temple from 1780, Udawalawe National park full of elephants and leopards, or eating lunch in nearby cafes and restaurants.



Sample Day

  • Spend 6 nights in our tropical beachside venue 

  • Get your sweat on with morning vinyasa, and cool down with sweet yin yoga in the evenings.

  • We have a tranquil pool to lounge around, sip fresh coconuts and read your favourite book.

  • Eat fresh mango, jackfruit, rambutan and papaya all day.

  • 3 minutes walk away is the gentle rolling waves cove that is Hiriketiya, fringed with coconut trees and surf vibes.

  • 10 minutes walk is the larger and quieter golden Dikwella beach.

  • Try out the handful of massage spas in the area for an Ayurvedic massage to ease the muscles after all the yoga practices.

  • Beginner's surf classes, catch your first wave!

  • Optional day trips can also be organised to a buddhist temple from 1780, or to see the elephants in Udawalawe Park.

07.00 - 07.30

07.30 - 09.00    

09.30 - 10.30

10.30 + 

16.00 - 17.30

17.30 - 18.30

19.00 - 20.00


Sunrise: silence, optional meditation

Dynamic vinyasa practice


Free time / organised excursions

Free time / workshop

Yin practice


Free time / Evening gatherings

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On this retreat, Faye (@wildestyoga) will be teaching dynamic vinyasa yoga, workshops and soothing yin. Each day will be based on one of the five classical elements, these big 5 are full of wisdom, gateways to questioning the soul and challenging the self. The full integration of elemental energy:


This retreat will not be total beginners yoga, but new students are more than welcome but be prepared to dive in the deep end. The practice will be strong vinyasa, flows with fluidity and playfulness: expect laughs and a lot of sweat!

Each day begins in silence to enjoy a cup of herbal tea and softly waking up with the rising sun at the venue or on the quiet beach. Following this will be a 90 minute vinyasa practice amongst the trees in our beautiful and open shala, with lots of chances to explore challenging poses and get you ready for the rest of the day. As always, we will also be finding new ways to explore pranayama (breath work) and meditation, experimenting with different styles throughout the week.

Each evening we will cool down with a yin-practice based on the 5 elements of Chinese medicine, or a slow soft restorative. After a long day sunbathing by the pool, sweating it out on the beach or exploring the area by tuk tuk, there’s nothing more needed than an hour of softness to relax into the cooler hours of the evening. On a couple of evenings we will also gather together to explore lineages such as Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) & different meditations.


The venue's in-house cafe bakes & creates on-site using the freshest local ingredients in order to deliver a range of unique and delectable meals. With access to an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, they have created every dish from scratch. Expect beautiful spreads of rice and local curries, freshly baked goods, platters of tropical fruits and breakfast buffets. The food will blow you away. 

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The venue itself is a charming bed and breakfast catering to the yogi crowd. Located three minutes walk from the horse-shoe shape bay of Hiriketiya beach, on the water’s edge, we offer a calm and cool oasis away from the heat. Abundant in in tropical nature, you will hear peacocks call to one another each morning, and see monkeys looking for fruits to steal.


The venue has open plan living, a pool, an open-air yoga shala and a great in-house popular cafe where you will dine on gorgeous plates of freshly cooked foods, and sip on fresh smoothies all day.

Hiriketiya Beach is the ultimate slice of paradise on Sri Lanka’s famous south coast. A small, horse-shoe shaped bay lined by curved palm trees and thick tropical jungle, the soft rolling waves are protected from the winds both east to west meaning the bay is safe and calm to surf and relax in.

Popular with local surfers, hidden cafes and guesthouses tucked amongst nature, it’s somewhere you never want to leave.

If it is even more quietness you need, a 10 minute walk West up and over the small hill leads you to larger Dikwella beach. Huge golden stretches of undisturbed beach, hours can pass by here in the sunshine reading a great book.


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Faye Baldwin - lead teacher

Faye (@wildestyoga) is currently based in Copenhagen running Iluma Yoga Studio & eating many of the cinnamon buns the city has to offer. Half Singaporean, a large portion of her time each year is spent traveling around the world, exploring new places on small budgets and diving in to the local cultures.


Expect laughs & bliss in her light-hearted yoga classes, where she will help you to find the internal and external balance of sweetness and intensity. Here we expand together and illuminate as one. Her offerings weaves together her various trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Mandala vinyasa, Ceremony holding and Embodied Yin.


What you get


  • 6 nights of accommodation 

  • Twice daily yoga

  • One surf lesson

  • Complimentary filtered water, herbal tea and coffee.

  • Vegetarian breakfast and dinner.

  • Yoga mats and props for your use.


  • Flights

  • Airport transfer

  • Insurance

  • Final dinner out.

  • Any optional excursions.

  • Food / drink outside of breakfast and dinner.

  • Taxis and tuktuks during your stay.




6.950 DKK

A space in a shared 4 bed dorm

Shared en-suite bathroom


7.950 DKK (pp)

A space in a shared king bed with a partner/friend

Private en-suite bathroom


8.950 DKK

A space in a shared room with twin beds

Private en-suite bathroom

The only way to receive a full refund will be if COVID affects our booking. 

In all other cases, the deposit of 3.000 kr is non-refundable if you choose to cancel for personal reasons.

Cancellation for all other reasons:

More than 60 days before start date = 3.000 kr (deposit) non-refundable

59 - 30 days before start date = 3.000 kr deposit + 50% rest of payment non-refundable

Under 30 days before start date = 100% payment non-refundable


11.950 DKK

A king size bed in a private room

Private en-suite bathroom

A non-refundable 3.000 DKK deposit need to be paid to secure a place.

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