With two months to go, our Signature Autumn Sunshine Retreat is now fully booked, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for all those who will be joining us.
For those who were unable to secure a space this time, we are excited to announce a new addition to our Signature collection: the Winter Revival retreat. This transformative 8-day wellness programme will take place December 2nd - 9th and will be hosted by our senior Tibetan yoga teacher, Tseyang, in collaboration with the venerable Buddhist Monk, Nimal.
Amidst abundant sunshine and nature’s healing embrace, we invite you to join us in this opportunity to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the year ahead.
We are excited to share with you the Sen Wellness nourishment book, the fruits of a wonderful collaboration between the Sen Wellness team and @emilycdobbs. Within its pages, you will find a cornucopia of flavours, textures and aromas, carefully curated to align with the principles of Ayurveda, providing not only sustenance but also a pathway to vibrant health.
To celebrate the release of this book, we are delighted to offer 10 copies as a gift to our loyal followers. To participate in the giveaway simply follow us at @senwellnesssanctuary, like this post and tag two friends. This giveaway will close on September 22nd and we will be in touch with the winners shortly after. Thank you for your support.
Thankful to @travelandleisure for including us in their list of 20 Best Yoga Retreats in Beautiful Destinations Around the World.
“Reap the benefits of cultivating a daily practice under the guidance of some of the world`s best teachers while simultaneously satisfying your wanderlust. Not only will you feel more relaxed, you`ll also leave with techniques to infuse into your daily routine, bolstering your mental and physical health for years to come…
Founded by London-based osteopath Dr. Sam Kankanamge, the Sen Wellness Sanctuary is nestled on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Its tailor-made wellness programs are offered throughout the year and rooted in ayurveda. In addition to meditation, yoga, and ayurvedic treatments, the programs include sound and gong baths for deep relaxation and energy clearing, as well as ayurvedic cooking classes and more”.
To celebrate our 10K follower milestone, we are excited to announce a special 15% off the price of all September and October retreats.
We extend our deepest gratitude to our incredible guests who have entrusted us with their wellness journeys, and to our followers whose support has allowed us to share our haven with even more people. Your support has been instrumental in our evolution, thank you 🌻
As we reflect on the Golden Summer retreat, our hearts overflow with gratitude for the extraordinary group of guests and practitioners who joined us on a journey of inner exploration and renewal. Guided by intention, each day unfolded a thoughtfully curated programme of invigorating Kundalini yoga sessions, sacred circles, expansive healing journeys and revitalizing Ayurvedic treatments; each element, an opportunity to reconnect through the rhythm of our breath, the flow of our movements and the truth of our being.
Thank you @soulsnapss for the beautiful photographs.
The Sen Wellness Nourishment book was inspired by our guests, who were in awe of the culinary offerings at the Sanctuary.
We prioritise seasonal ingredients, sourced directly from our own biodynamic farm in the rainforest or from local markets that share our ethos on sustainable food production. Our in-house chef mindfully prepares authentic, home-style dishes that align with the Ayurvedic principles of nourishment. For each meal, we gather at the communal table to share and connect. Every element of our culinary approach is guided by intention and this book is an extension of our offerings, so that you may continue to explore the wonderful flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine from the comfort of your home.
While you delve into the recipes within this book, take the time to trace the origins of the ingredients, appreciate the conscious choices made during preparation, and listen to your body’s cues as you savour the meal.
“During my recent visit to Leh, Ladakh, I had the honour of meeting his holiness, Dali Lama and his innermost circle of esteemed High Lamas.
I am deeply grateful to have been in the presence of such conscious and high energies - those who are on a path of transcending their karmic cycle. While some are more advanced in their journeys than others, it became clear that we are all on a spiritual journey whether we are conscious of it or not. According to Dharma teachings, to be incarnated as a human spirit is the greatest blessing. We are given the gift to lift our souls from the darkness and move towards the light to eventually end the karmic cycle.
During my encounter with his Holiness, he shared with me a mantra, one that I have been chanting for several years now and would like to share with you: “Om Mani Padme Hum” which translates to “The jewel is in the lotus”. This six-syllable mantra describes the journey of the soul from darkness to light, like the lotus flower that emerges from muddy waters and blooms as a pure and enlightened flower. As you tune into the seasonal changes and celebrate the New Moon in Leo today, I invite you to recite this beautiful mantra with intention. Practise for 11 minutes a day for 40 days. May it lift you from your karmic path.
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need" - Ayurvedic proverb
Over the past 6 months, we have poured our hearts into creating the Sen Wellness Nourishment Book, a collection of recipes infused with the flavours of Sri Lanka and the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, created in collaboration with @emilycdobbs.
More than a culinary journey, this book is an invitation to reflect on your relationship with food and elevate your consciousness. It serves as a reminder that food goes beyond mere sustenance – every bite is an invitation to meditate on the different flavours, textures, and sensations; a vessel to connect with our ancestors; a medicine to heal our body, mind and soul; a medium to share love with people around you. This book aims to inspire you to cook with intention and embark on a lifelong journey of self-exploration.
This book will be available for purchase from September 1st, priced at $24.99. We will also be hosting a GIVEAWAY soon so stay tuned for further details.
With each guest that joins us, the Sen Wellness family grows. We are truly honoured to be part of your transformative journeys.
“I was on the verge of a burnout when I went to Sen Wellness and honestly came back feeling like a human again. So much so that I still think about the little moments and my husband and I have decided to go again next year. We can’t imagine our March trip to be the last one to this magical place."
One of our cherished ceremonies at the Sanctuary are the Cacao Ceremonies, a unique and collective journey of connection, often accompanied by breathwork, meditation, sound journeys and sacred chanting.
Rooted in ancient Mesoamerican traditions, cacao ceremonies have gained popularity as a tool to facilitate meditative states, release emotional trauma stored in the body and serve as a heart-opening medicine. The benefits of this ancient elixir and cacao-derived products have also become the focus of a growing body of research, which supports its numerous health benefits, including enhanced cognitive functioning, immune support, cardiovascular health, gut-microbiome support and elevated mood. Visit our blog to delve deeper into these fascinating findings (link in bio).
At Sen Wellness Sanctuary sustainability and nature intertwine in perfect harmony. 🌿💚 We deeply cherish the surrounding mangroves of Sri Lanka and their role in maintaining our planet`s health. Our commitment to sustainability drives us to protect and preserve these precious ecosystems and biodiversity.
With utmost care and respect, we built our land, ensuring minimal impact on the environment and inviting nature to be an integral part of our sanctuary.
In November 2019 we launched an exciting initiative to plant 10,000 mangrove trees within the Rekawa Nature Reserve. This project contributes to the fight against climate change, promote biodiversity and assist the 50 families who depend on the Rekawa Lagoon for a large part of their livelihood.
Step into our sanctuary where every corner whispers of nature. 🦋🌿