Talalla, Sri Lanka

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Situated along one of southern Sri Lanka’s most peaceful and protected golden-sand beaches, Talalla Retreat is an eco-friendly wellness center that supports its local community through sustainable practices and numerous outreach programs.

This lively boutique property offers a 20-meter freshwater lap pool, Ayurvedic spa, fitness and body-mind classes, surf lessons, and a popular restaurant specializing in local,
seasonal fare.

Elegantly designed rooms include open air marble bathrooms, private patios, and great views of the lush gardens or the Indian Ocean. For those on a budget there we also offer affordable dormitory accommodation in a beautiful old colonial house at the top of our highest hill — making you eye-level with the treetops.

Accomodation

All participants will be housed in shared or private rooms. Nestled among the property’s palm- fringed beachfront location, all rooms feature either two twin beds or one double bed, personal safes, soap & shampoo, simple furnishings, and en-suite, open-air bathrooms; most have private terraces and sea views. WiFi is not available in the rooms. All rooms afford easy access to the restaurant, pool, and sandy beach.

Meals

Talalla’s Signature Restaurant specializes in fresh, healthy, locally sourced food, including both Sri Lankan and Western options. Fresh seafood is a specialty, and vegetarian and vegan options are readily available. Blessed with a soothing ocean view, the Restaurant is a wonderful venue to relax with friends, enjoy a light meal or smoothie, connect to WiFi, and soak in the lush tropical surroundings. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know on your training registration form.

 

Exploring the Island & Activities

You will have plenty of time to explore on your own or with your fellow yogis! Talalla can assist with planning day trips and arranging transportation. Optional activities include beach activities, spa treatments, Sri Lankan cooking classes, surf trips, and visiting local villages and cultural sites.

Travelling to Talalla, Sri Lanka

We recommend that you book an international flight directly to Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo (CMB), and then hire a private car to Talalla, a scenic four-hour drive. We will create a contact list for those of you who want to share hired cars/shuttles.

Visas

Foreign visitors require a visa to enter Sri Lanka for up to 30 days. You may apply quickly and easily for your Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa online here.

Check with your nearest Sri Lanka Embassy/Consulate to confirm visa requirements for your home country.

Weather

For November-December, average temperatures near Talalla are 86F (30C), and rarely drop below 73F (23C). Short bursts of rain are normal in this warm, often humid tropical environment. Climate is perfect for beach lovers, so please bring plenty of sunscreen if you burn easily.

What to wear

Lightweight yoga outfits, beachwear, and cotton clothing is the norm. If you enter a local temple, etiquette dictates covered knees (long pants, skirt, or wrap) and shoulders (shirt with sleeves or coverall/wrap).

Miscellaneous

Wi-Fi is free and available only in Talalla’s Restaurant. Talalla accepts payments, in cash, Visa, and Mastercard; it does not accept debit cards or AMEX. The beachfront location is ideal for wading, swimming, and light water activities. Sri Lanka’s natural beauty is a perfect setting to immerse yourself in nature. Of course, there are insects in any tropical paradise, so please bring bug repellent if desired.

Training Destination Brochure (pdf)

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