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“Find Your Oasis” Paradise Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Sun, Sea, Surf, Safari, Mala Making, Vegan Cooking Class & More!

6 Day All-Inclusive Retreat – March 1 – 6, 2019

  • 1-2 Yoga Daily in Nature

  • Sea, Beach & Surf Lesson

  • Elephant Wildlife Safari Trip

  • Malas, Cacao & New Moon Circle

  • Vegan Meals & Cooking Class

  • A Freshly Cut Coconut Everyday!

About this Yoga Retreat

 

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Our Experience

Yoga Retreats, Re-Designed. “FIND YOUR OASIS” Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka – 6 days of yoga for beginners to advanced with Cynthia Wong, delicious vegan cooking, stunning beaches, surfing lesson/practice, a safari trip to Udewalewe National Park, pool time, mala necklace workshop, cacao, new moon circle, meditation, journaling, and so so much more as always with Ananda Vibes Yoga Adventure Retreats!

Discover some of the best of the southern coast of Sri Lanka as you feed your wanderlust spirit and live your inner adventurer.Come to build conscious connections with your body, mind, soul, mother nature, and other like-minded people from across the world. New or experienced in yoga, doesn’t matter – classes are adapted to all levels, with challenges for growth.

Our Adventures

Ocean – On Day 2, we will practice riding the world renowned Sri Lankan waves and discover how many life lessons this active meditation can offer us! The beach is a few minutes from our home, and we may have some more water activities in the works!

Wildlife – On Day 4, we’ll take a morning trip north to Udewalewe National Park where we’ll sneak up in our 4x4 to witness and learn about so many wildlife species including elephants, birds, monkeys, water buffalos, and so much more.

Within – Each day we’ll go within, through yoga and sometimes with journaling, a cacao ceremony, a new moon circle, and an intention filled mala necklace making workshop with a combination of 108 rudraksha prayer beads and crystal beads… our aim is to challenge ourselves to grow while having fun in the process!

Our Nourishment

To cleanse, nourish, and feed our souls, included in this retreat will be delicious brunches and dinners, prepared with locally grown produce picked up daily from the local market. Sneak peek at our gluten free brunches by Lust Yoga: vegan pancakes, chia pudding, coconut pudding, gluten free bread, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, famous Ceylon tea, etc. Oh and did we mention a freshly cut coconut every afternoon?
 
Head chef for dinner will be our Ananda Vibes Family Vegan Chef Amy Cunningham… who also happens to be a stellar yoga teacher and masseuse from AUS and based in Malaysia! She will also guide us through an Ashtanga primary series class one morning, and private deep tissue or sports massages can be booked. We’ll get some vegan cooking hacks as will prepare a dinner together one evening – sort of like our own little tropical Thanksgiving in March!

Our Home

Tucked away at the southern coast of the island, just 2.5-3 hours from the Colombo airport, we’ll have the sustainable living precious hidden gem LUST Yoga & Surf VILLA just for us in Ahangama, an authentic Sri Lankan buddhist village.

More than just Instagram worthy, this spacious home includes an open air outdoor yoga shala and pool, located just minutes away from unspoiled beaches, surf spots, and coral reefs. Brought to life by Swedish owners, parents, yoga teachers and surfers, Mikaela and Johann, this beautiful oasis will give you inspired vibes of being held and of creating your dream lives. We can’t wait for you to meet them as well!

Our Family

Join our Ananda Vibes Family! We’ll journey together and re-define the meaning of what a typical “yoga retreat” stands for. It’s not just yoga drills and dwelling in a stiff meditation pose all day long. What Ananda Vibes stands for is blissful vibes, great community, conscious co-living, soulful conversations, liberation of life, but most importantly, really epic fun times!

Join us and you’ll experience why people can’t stop smiling and come back for a second – or even third – retreat with us! From all over the world and all walks of life, come together as strangers and leave as family. 

We are so grateful to have on average 15-30% of each retreat filled with prior retreaters returning from all over the world! We’re honored people had such a wonderful first retreat that they’ll come back for more, even if it’s the same paradise! We want to thank you, please email for the Ananda Vibes Family Lifetime Gratitude Gift.

Itinerary

While we have an agenda on Day 1 and Day 6 with yoga, meals, circles, and a shuttle to/from Colombo airport, here’s an overview of the yoga retreat full days!

Day 2 – 1, 2, Surf!

  • Morning vinyasa yoga
  • Vegan, gluten free brunch
  • Chill time, pool, coconuts
  • Afternoon group surf lesson 
  • Beach time
  • Yin / slow flow yoga
  • Vegan dinner
  • Evening under the stars

Day 3 – All Love 

  • Morning vinyasa yoga
  • Vegan, gluten free brunch
  • Chill time around villa, pool
  • Add-on surf or massage
  • Heart opening yin slow flow
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Vegan cooking class with Amy
  • Dinner
  • Evening under the stars 

Day 4: Safari Trip

  • Breakfast
  • Safari trip to Udewalewe National Park
  • Lunch
  • Return to Lust Yoga
  • Karma yoga activity
  • Afternoon vinyasa yoga 
  • Dinner
  • Evening under the stars

Day 5: Mala & Moon

  • Morning Ashtanga yoga
  • Gluten-free vegan brunch
  • Mala necklace making workshop
  • Late afternoon yin yoga 
  • Farewell dinner 
  • Evening new moon circle
  • Final evening under the stars

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Early Birds 

Only 4 spots – book now before Feb 1 to save up to $200 each!

Regular Price

No FOMO, come join us for an experience of a lifetime!

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Your Retreat Team

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Cynthia Wong (@cynthiatravels @cynthia_activeyogi)

A Yogi on a Mission

Cynthia is on a mission to empower people to become who they truly are. She sees yoga, traveling, and yoga adventure retreats as transformative tools to re-connect to ourselves and step into the person we’ve always known we can be. Her passion is creating experimental events and journeys through senses, breath, movement, environment, music while building conscious strong communities.

Cynthia’s received 4 yoga certifications in Bali – 200hr Vinyasa Yoga and 20hr Standup Paddleboard Yoga in 2015, 85hr Pre/Postnatal Vinyasa Yoga in 2017, and 200hr Shamanic Yoga & Restorative Yoga in 2018. She believes nothing compares to being in nature, and over the years has taught some 150 classes, outdoors across 12 cities and islands.

While born and raised in Chicago and traveling 70 countries across 7 continents, Cynthia (also @cynthiatravels) began crafting yoga retreats in the way she likes to travel – through adventure, community, discovering new limits, and giving back. She’s driven by a desire to discover what magic happens when we live with wild abandon, give without expectation, and love without fear.

Read more at www.Cynthia.Yoga, view her yoga updates, or follow her adventures on Instagram!

Mate Valtr (@matevaltr @wonderingmate)

The Wondering Creative

Mate (pronounced maté like the Argentinian tea!) is a freelance branding consultant with a wide range of experience in video production, photography and digital marketing. Originally from Czech Republic, he is currently based all over the world. He’s obsessed with nature and the people he meets everyday in the streets, and how new technologies shape our world today and the way we live.

After photographing several of Cynthia’s yoga events in Malaysia, he started joining yoga classes and her retreats in Bali before joining forces to start Ananda Vibes Yoga Adventure Retreats. Mate’s role in the retreats include branding, organization, and content, as well as sharing his professional talents in photographing, videography, and droning to capture the pure magic in the moments. In the Maldives, he will be conducting workshops on photo/videography. 

Follow his adventures on Instagram and view his portfolio and inquire for bookings at www.matevaltr.com.

Amy Cunningham (@amy.cunningham.yoga)

Our Compassionate Chef and Yogi

After joining 3 of Cynthia & Ananda Vibes’s retreats in 2017 and 2018, this multi-healer joins us officially on the Retreat Team as our vegan chef, Ashtanga yoga teacher, and masseuse offering Thai, Swedish, deep tissue, sports massages you can book privately!

Having taught children for over 9 years as a teacher, yoga also has been a big part of Amy Cunningham‘s life for over 6 years. Her passion and dedication to the Ashtanga practice has helped her to develop discipline, strength, flexibility, courage and determination both on and off the mat. For her, yoga is about dedicating time and energy for yourself; to focus inward and observe your mind’s thoughts and your body’s movement without any judgement. Her teaching style follows a more classical approach to yoga with a strong emphasis on breath control, alignment and safe mindful movements.

Amy is also passionate about veganism and massage! 3 years ago, for environmental and health reasons, Amy made the conscious decision to try and live her life a little more compassionately by adopting a plant based diet and lifestyle. She aims to create wholesome, delicious and nutritious food to share with family and friends. She has also completed massage courses in Thai Royal Massage as well as Thai Swedish Massage, and is currently completing a Deep Tissue Sports Massage course as well.

Read more at yoga updates, or follow her adventures on Instagram!

Patrick McConnell (@travelmanpat)

The Travel Man

Patrick is a seasoned traveler and yogi whose passion for the world becomes immediately apparent through his practice on and off the mat. He first discovered yoga during his time as a Divemaster in Australia, where he quickly realized he was neither as strong nor as flexible as he believed himself to be. He was immediately hooked on the physical challenge, subsequently taking him down a beautiful path of self-exploration, beginning with the asanas and turning into so much more.

Patrick spends his summers working as a tour guide, leading luxury biking trips across the globe and helping guests navigate novel experiences with a playful yet professional style. During his off time, he dedicates his days to practicing Yoga, meditation, and becoming more in tune with how our internal worlds interact with our external one. For Patrick, teaching Yoga is a precious chance to help others find love and compassion for themselves as well as the world around them. He believes that everyone can benefit from their own Yoga practice, and if we utilize this powerful tool in our daily lives, the world will become a more harmonious place.

Follow his travel adventures on Instagram!

What People Say About Us

"I’ve never done yoga. Ever. Ananda Vibes lives up to its name and mission, introducing an incredibly liberating way of life that guarantees to elevate you from your usual nine-to-five routine. From the moment I arrived in paradise, to sleeping under the stars on the final night there, this retreat was a profound experience that I will not forget in a hurry."

Justin Lau

Consultant & Adventurer, Hong Kong

"I recently joined the yoga retreat to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia and it was simply amazing! Cynthia is a wonderful host as she is extremely patient and accommodating, and her relaxed vibe and positivity is infectious. I'm very much a beginner yogi and was a touch anxious going into my first yoga retreat. As it turns out, there was no need to be as both Cynthia and Yoshi were always attentive and provided alternative poses to suit all abilities within the group. The yoga itself was varied (think handstands, headstands, flexibility, meditation and even acroyoga!) and open to the needs of the group.

On top of the great yoga sessions we also had a variety of exciting excursions which allowed us to see more of the island. Each day was an adventure! We visited lots of different beaches, swim with sharks & turtles, learned how to poi, experience the nightlife and local food. The entire retreat was also captured by Mate, who's pictures/videos/drone shots will allow you to relive all the good vibes 

Thank you so much Cynthia and Mate of Ananda Vibes. Can't wait to join you both for another retreat soon!"

Rachel Chew

Restaurant Manager & Fitness Blogger at ChewPuffs.com, Malaysia/UK

"I was lucky to join 3 of Cynthia’s yoga retreats in 2017 and 2018! The one at Perhentian islands in Malaysia was an incredible first intro to Acroyoga at gorgeous beaches. One of things that makes Cynthia’s retreats special is trying new things – acroyoga, snorkeling with turtles and sharks, climbing a volcano at sunrise on Christmas Day, giving back to the volcano refugee camp, SUP yoga, or serious self reflection, and connecting with new friends. Many of us still get drinks together in Kuala Lumpur! I practice yoga frequently and I absolutely loved Cynthia’s yoga classes. They’re always dynamic and uplifting, leaving me refreshed, relaxed and very peaceful after. She’s an amazing host, planning plenty of sightseeing and group activities, yet so open to suggestions and adjusting plans or yoga styles based on how we feel and what we need. I recommend her retreats to anyone looking for an exciting holiday, to recharge and chance to make new friends while having so much fun doing so!”

Amy Cunningham

Teacher, masseuse, & avid yogi, Australia

Going on one of Cynthia’s retreats was the highlight of 2017 for me and that is saying something with all the places I got to travel to! My biggest concern with retreats has always been, 'will I get along with the people I will see all day/everyday?!' This will never be a concern of mine if I continue to book with Cynthia. She attracts the most amazing people to her because of her easy going personality and positive vibes and because of that, her retreats will always be filled with people who are open to trying new things, visiting new places and meeting new people. She is also an amazing yoga instructor who gives clear and easy to follow instructions for beginner yogis but can also challenge the more advanced people. I walked away from the Perhentian Island retreat with a lot of new friends in the world that I still am in contact with 9 months later, feeling refreshed and having seen some of the most gorgeous parts of this planet that I would have never found without her. I can’t wait to see where a future retreat will take me!

Brandi Bratek

Master Resilience Trainer & Performance Expert , USA/Germany

Thanks to Facebook I accidentally stumbled upon Cynthia Wong being a Yoga instructor in Malaysia. I spend six weeks in Malaysia last year and went to one of her Yoga in the Park classes. It immediately struck me that she is a very special person and when she told me that she will have a Yoga Retreat in the Perhentians later that month I knew my wife and I had to be a part of it. And joining that retreat was one of our best decisions last year. Not only was Cynthia a fantastic teacher (even for a relative newbie like me) but her personality and care for other people made this one of the best holiday experiences we ever had. The yoga lessons were fantastic and the other activities were just an absolute blast with an incredible group of people who became friends for life. Cynthia did a great job making everybody feel welcome in the group and connecting all personalities. I am excited that Ananda and Cynthia are partnering up to offer Yoga experiences all over the world and hopefully we can soon find one again that we can join. I would give this 10 stars if i could. Thanks again 🙂

Wojtek Bratek

Health & Fitness Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Germany

I was in Bali last Christmas at the most awesome yoga retreat with the most incredible humans. If you ever get the chance to go on a retreat with this Wonder Woman - Cynthia - jump at the chance.. my life has changed in so many ways since this experience... 💜

Lisa Walker

Teacher & human rights advocate, United Kingdom

"The retreat was a very intimate and soulful experience, full of activities that engage one soulfully. The necessary conditions were present for one to get in the mood for fun-filled self discovery and mindfulness."

Sahil Arora

Serial entrepreneur & daily yoga practitioner, India

"I took part in Cynthia's yoga retreat in Bali and I couldn't have been happier with my experience and the ambience of the retreat. Our villa was amazing and I felt like being spoilt but also homely from the very beginning. Besides the villa and all the yoga, I also loved all the other activities Cynthia planned, such as getting purified in holy water at a Water Temple, energy healing and climbing a volcano at 4am for sunrise. There was never a dull moment - and if you felt too tired, taking a nap instead of taking part in anything was always allowed!"

Bettina Hernberg

Health foods entrepreneur & yoga teacher, Finland

"Cynthia’s Bali retreat was exactly what the doctor ordered! The villa we were housed in was an oasis set in the paradise that is Bali. Cynthia was generously accommodating in ensuring we had enough time and activities to explore Bali, while still getting our yoga fix in. While scaling volcanos and dipping in hot springs, a sense of genuine community was formed between all the yogis as well. It was wonderful being surrounded by such a diverse but welcoming group of beautiful individuals. This retreat was one that rejuvenated and nourished my body, mind, and spirit - leaving me inspired and excited for all there is to come!"

Jessica Ong

Consultant, Zumba & yoga teacher, rhythmic cycle teacher/trainer, Malaysia

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