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SOULFUL
 

NOURISHMENT

Luxury Yoga Retreat



Santani Wellness Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Are you yearning for a transformational escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Are you a busy professional or a parent looking for some time away to recharge the batteries and inspire yourself? Or you are simply looking for some excellent yoga and to deepen your practice? 

Then, this retreat is the perfect one for you.

 

Join in me once again at the acclaimed Santani Wellness Center in the heart of Sri Lanka for our second annual transformative experience.  Voted one of the world's best luxury wellness retreats, Santani offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and holistic healing.

 

In 2025, we return to this serene sanctuary to:

  • Escape the daily grind and reconnect with your inner self

  • Recharge your body, mind, and spirit in a breathtaking natural setting

  • Elevate your yoga practice with a guidance of an experienced teacher 

  • Discover new depths of relaxation and mindfulness

  • Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals

 

Building on the success of our sold-out 2024 retreat, this experience promises even deeper insights and transformations. Whether you're returning or joining us for the first time, prepare for a journey that will inspire and revitalize you.

 

Spaces are limited and nearly half spots are already gone! 

 Reserve your spot now for this beautiful  retreat in a stunning location. 

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Unparalleled Natural Setting: Nestled amidst lush emerald green mountains and overlooking a tranquil valley, Santani Wellness provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for your spiritual journey. This breathtaking environment allows you to connect with nature, awakening a sense of tranquility and balance within.


Holistic Wellness and Yoga Sessions: Santani's unique approach to wellness blends ancient wisdom with contemporary practices. Danica will offer two long yoga sessions per day suitable for all levels of practitioners. Mornings will be centered around energizing practices of breath and asana, while evenings will be yin and restorative yoga oriented. Each day will start with a centering meditation overlooking the lush green mountains.

No sessions are compulsory so you can also take extra time to chill if you need it.

 


Revitalising Spa and Ayurveda Therapies: During the day pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments

 and traditional Ayurvedic therapies that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Gourmet Plant-Based Cuisine: Savor the flavors of delicious, nutrient-rich plant-based cuisine, thoughtfully prepared to support your wellness journey.( *fish available too)

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Meditation and Mindfulness: Discover serenity within with daily guided meditation sessions that will help you cultivate mindfulness, clarity, and a profound sense of peace. Embrace the present moment and learn techniques to carry the calmness with you beyond the retreat.

 

 


Connect and Bond: I believe that yoga retreats are more than just a holiday; they're an opportunity to forge lasting connections with like-minded souls. Share your journey, stories, and laughter, and create memories that will stay with you forever.

 


Time for Reflection: There will be plenty of time for reflection, journaling, resting and spending time alone reading, swimming in the infinity pool or in the nearby river. There will also be time to foster meaningful connections with like minded souls over nature hikes, visits to local villages or while sharing meals together.

 


Stylish Accommodation: Your superb spacious Mountain View Chalet will provide you a beautiful space for a morning cup of tea, while watching a sunrise or journaling from the spacious balcony overlooking the valley.

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What  does the

  Retreat include? 

● 5 nights/6 days accommodation at Santani Wellness Mountain View Chalet


● Three nourishing gourmet meals (most delicious food if you ask me and participants of last retreat!) per day prepared in the 6 flavor style and unlimited fresh juice and herbal tea during the day

  • Organic coffee and teas with a French press machine in each chalet (so lovely to have a great cup of coffee in the morning on the balcony as the Sun rises)


● Daily morning and afternoon extensive yoga practice including prāṇāyāma, asana and meditation with Danica. Mindfulness, self-inquiry and wisdom talks, lectures, education, chanting, prayers. 


● Unlimited access to spa facilities (sauna, steam, salt bath)


● Laundry service


● Discounted price for treatments or the option to upgrade to a wellness package for daily treatments ( highly recommended!)


● Organized group hikes, river swims, waterfall walks, temple visits and nature excursions 

What is not included: 

Flights ( the most suitable flight will be suggested so that we all arrive at similar times) 
● Travel insurance

● Return airport transfers to Santani from/to Colombo airport
(although the preferred group price will be arranged for a joint shuttle) 
● Spa treatments
(spa menu will be sent upon booking with an option to upgrade to a wellness package including daily treatments. Highly recommended as treatments are out of this world!)

 

How to Reserve your Spot : 

 

*Deposit Payment of $400 (AED 1500) is required to secure your spot. Remaining of the balance will be due 3 months prior to start of the retreat.  Deposit is non-refundable.

* If you are ready to book your spot please email Danica here with your room/bed selection and if additional guests are joining you.

Please note that number of Double Occupancy Rooms will be very limited (maximum 4 rooms) to keep the group smaller.  If you are planning to share with a friend, please book soon to avoid disappointment. 

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EARLY BIRD PRICING:  

 

KING ROOM ( SINGLE OCCUPANCY):

$1850 ( AED 6800)


TWIN SHARE ( DOUBLE OCCUPANCY):

$1300 ( AED 4810)/per person

*Please note that as we reach a certain number of bookings, the early bird rate will no longer be available. 

REGULAR PRICING: 

KING ROOM ( SINGLE OCCUPANCY):

$1850 ( AED 6800)

TWIN SHARE ( DOUBLE OCCUPANCY):

$1300 ( AED 4810)/per person

TO SECURE YOUR SPOT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM AND MAKE A DEPOSIT PAYMENT OF AED 1500.  

Get in touch today and reserve your spot

 

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Santani's stand-alone accommodations offer spacious comfort with the choice of king or twin beds. Each room features a private balcony with scenic views, and
amenities include ceiling fans, coffee and tea-making facilities, a personal safe, and two closets. With 500 square feet of space, you can relax and enjoy a very comfortable stay.

A GLIMPSE OF PRAISE 

 

"Danica is a wonderful and wise soul. Beyond being an amazing yoga teacher she is such a loving, caring and compassionate being.

I had the pleasure to experience her Yoga and Meditation retreat in Zanzibar. In this beautiful and totally natural surrounding we went on a journey into our inner selves. Starting each day with a sunrise meditation at the beach followed by an extraordinary yoga class, we explored the island together. From a cultural tour in Stone Town, swimming with the dolphins to a meditation in a shelter in the mangroves, it was such a blissful time with lovely people. Danica was preparing our yoga and inner self work sessions in the Yoga Shala always with all of her heart. Whether strong vinyasa flow or Yin Yoga, she always knew exactly what we needed. All of her Yoga classes are so complete and beautiful - sharing her thoughts and beloved quotes in the end.

This retreat was not just an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai into this graceful place in Zanzibar, it was also a journey into the depths of our soul. Furthermore it created a wonderful community out of the individuals we have been in the beginning - held together by Danica. Thank you for all the wisdom, good energy and dedication your shared with us. You really live Yoga as an art.

Thank you for always being there for me and taking care of everyone of us."

 

Jenny Traesch, Germany ( Zanzibar Retreat)

 

"A big Thank you  for putting together such an incredible trip. It really was an experience of a life time and it opened ed up my heart and mind in so many ways.  I had no idea i needed to do trip like this for myself! Yo brought together such a nice group and i I am really glad I met each and every single person. Thank you for being an amazing teacher and i learn a lot every time i attend a class."

Layla Gama, Dubai ( Uganda Retreat)

 

“ It has been short but a very impressive and an unforgettable journey : my 3 day Yoga retreat with Danica.

Her professionalism, her humble nature, combined with her amazing teaching skills made this retreat truly an unforgettable one.

Also the Yogis who joined the retreat were well chosen and were nearly all were on the same level.

Danica, very carefully picked up a super venue for this retreat ( Jebel Ali Resort, Dubai ) and outdoor facilities added a great value to our practices.I would recommend Danica’s retreats to all Yogis who would like to enjoy perfect Yoga practices in beautiful surroundings. "

 

Lale Ansingh Veral ( Dubai Retreat) 

"I don't know if I'll be able to put into words how much the last week has meant to me, and in large part, because of the role you played during the trip, but I'll try...! 

Your warmth, sincerity, integrity, kindness, caring nature, inclination to push us to be our best on the mats and in our minds - I have never met anyone like you before! I was inspired being around you and am so incredibly grateful to have been able to learn from and practice with you this past week. You have motivated me to have a completely refreshed outlook on life - I am inspired by witnessing how the principles you taught us this week on the mat translate into the life you live and how graciously, lovingly, and openly you treat everyone around you. 

 

I don't think it was a coincidence that Instagram's algorithm brought me to your retreat and will be forever grateful that it did - it was truly, truly an honor to have met and spent time with you as a person and a yogi. I really want to come on another retreat with you in the future. You are a gem of a human, and as a yoga teacher I couldn't have asked for anyone better to teach and lead me into new depths on the mat. Thank you for pushing me, teaching me, inspiring me, and welcoming me with open arms. I only wish I had the opportunity to take yoga with you regularly, but it will make future reunions in retreats or a visit to Dubai that much more special! :)

 

Now having gushed over how wonderful YOU are, my feedback about the trip: it was just so well- and thoughtfully- organized. As someone who has never been to Kenya or Africa before, I left feeling as though I experienced as much of the country and culture as I could have in one week's time. It was so cool to see three different places - transferring such a large group around to different spots is no easy feat and you and Sophia took all the work out of that for us. The food we ate was delicious and plentiful, and man that surprise sunset event - WOW! What a memorable and INCREDIBLE end to that fantastic day!! I will never forget it. I loved that you brought in people from the Masai Mara to share some of their song and dance with us too. The properties we stayed at were SO neat and unique. I felt safe and comfortable the whole time. I thought the schedule was a good balance of activity and downtime. The yoga classes were challenging and you and Omar took the time and care to help adjust and ensure we were doing poses correctly, challenging us to level up each time. I loved the readings and poems you shared - they did move me to tears a few times. 

 

Thank you again for giving me one of the most special experiences of my life this past week. I look forward to staying in touch and hopefully to seeing you again in the future!

Katie Kokkinos, Maine USA

Kenya Retreat 

 

" Danica's Yoga Retreat was held in the beautiful, tropical beach resort of Jebel Ali Resort with lush vegetation and roaming peacocks. Danica took care of every detail to make the retreat special, from freshly made vegetable juices and gifts in the rooms, to carefully chosen menus with vegan options (all meals were included) and infused water on the beach. The schedule was perfect, challenging but with enough time during the day to relax and recuperate. We started with a beautiful sunrise meditation and pranayama, followed by a 2 hour energetic vinyasa yoga. A delicious breakfast followed and then free time for the beach or the many activities the resort has to offer. In the late afternoon, we had another pranayama and talk session followed by a slower yoga class full of deep stretches. The classes were a perfect mix of movement, stretching, and balance, with options for deeper more advanced asanas. 

The whole weekend was blissful and just went by too quickly! "

 

Ivana Okereke, Dubai Retreat

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