Clarity and Reconnection ~ Finding a Clear Path to Self ~ 27 April – 3 June

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Join Jade Wood and Terri Broughton for a transformational retreat combining yoga, craniosacral therapy and clarity life coaching woven into the wild jungle coastline of Sri Lanka. This retreat is a week-long personal and group exploration integrating movement, meditation, insight and healing and is the perfect platform to initiate transformation. This will be a true gift to give to your self, a time completely focused on your wellness, self-development, your mind and body together as one. Access your deeply held resources of health and happiness and create a more vibrant life.

Highlights

  • Two enriching one-to-one sessions:
  • 1 Clarity life coaching session with Terri
  • 1 Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy treatment with Jade
  • Daily embodiment practice with Yin yoga and meditation
  • Creative activities, nature walks and precious time to rest and rejuvenate
  • A retreat experience of a lifetime surrounded by nature
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in artisan beachside cabanas
  • Delicious Ayurvedic meals throughout the retreat

The retreat pogram

What could be lovelier than to immerse yourself totally in self care through gentle exploration of body and mind and restoration of your true nature as an abundant being? On this retreat we give you the opportunity to move towards the life you dare to dream and to connect with your inner source of health and wisdom. The movement and meditation practices are accessible to all, with gentle Yin Yoga for embodiment – in this style of yoga we practice postures that are held softly and enjoyed for many minutes at a time – Yoga Nidra for full body relaxation, a guided Meditation journey to settle you into your reserves of deep peace and increase body awareness and relaxation.

Each morning we will practice together in the Yoga Shala with the sound of the ocean to soothe you. In the afternoons we will have a group circle to talk, draw, craft and create using natural materials. In the time in-between you may do as you wish, walk, read, rest, write or socialise. As part of the retreat you will get TWO nourishing personal sessions, each an hour long, that are tailored to support your process.

We will all come together as a supportive community of individuals, gathering for a dedicated purpose to manifest positive change in our lives. A week to fully enjoy the benefits of life spent outside of the usual demands of work, worry and stress where you will be immersed in the beauty of nature and supported by the elements. We aim to help you clarify your most authentic expression of who you are and let it shine, finding greater clarity and peace of mind and taking home tools to make you feel more at ease navigating life’s ups and downs.

Terri Broughton

Terri is a lifelong learner. She is a clarity coach with over 20 years of experience. A natural leader and teacher, a mother and a grandmother, a published author and an artist. She has devoted her life to helping others to examine, investigate and develop their full potential and their sense of self. Terri supports people to see their own innate wisdom. She believes in being compassionate and respectful while challenging individuals to find answers within themselves.

Jade Wood

Jade is a mover, sharer and vibrant lover of life. She teaches Yin Yoga teacher trainings, retreats and workshops globally and looks to the wisdom of the body to inform us how to live more fully, wholesomely and in line with our truth. She is an intuitive healer with experience as a Thai masseuse, shiatsu and craniosacral therapist and holds nurturing space for the body to tell its story with tender attentiveness, recognizing each of us as spiritually embodied beings.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Treatment

This therapy invites a greater sense of self-awareness through gentle holding. Jade will bring your attention to your body using touch that feels supportive and relaxing, helping you to embody the sensations that your system holds. This process and can aid you in releasing pain, trapped emotions or general imbalances by bringing increased spaciousness to the stories held within. Jade is a sacred witness to your process and provides a nurturing and supportive environment for positive change to manifest.

Clarity Coaching Session

This distinctive style of coaching explores how your experience of life is generated. An opportunity to look at life with fresh eyes. Terri will impart and evolve a deeper knowledge of yourself by understanding the “inside out” nature of experience. You will be guided towards a natural clear state of mind where a deeper understanding of your innate wisdom can emerge and you can explore your true potential.

What to expect

Prices include accommodation, food and retreat activities. It does not include flights (to Columbo airport). Transfers from the airport will be coordinated.

Before April 26th, Special Early Bird Discount £1250

The retreat includes shared accommodation from the 27th until the 3rd in beautiful beach-side cabanas, ecologically luxurious these twin rooms are designed by local artisans with ensuite facilities and beautiful thatched roofs – private queen size cabanas are available for £500 extra for singles and £600 for couples. Three fresh meals a day will be served, prepared with local ingredients to support your health and vitality by an Ayurvedic chef. Arrival supper on the night of the 27th and a farewell lunch of the afternoon of the 3rd is provided. May in Sri Lanka is a traditional time for calling in new energy and the vibration of the seasonal rains helps to wash away any stagnancy and welcomes fresh insight.

Would this retreat suit me?

This retreat is the perfect platform to initiate transformation. If you are feeling a little lost or need to refocus your way of being in the world, or clearly feel ‘this is my time’. We are here for you.

Essential quiet time will also be offered between the group activities of yoga, meditation and creative circle, this is offered for personal reflection, relaxing and being in the moment.

Connect with your inner source of health and wisdom, and discover the most authentic expression of who you are.

Price 

  • £1250 (early bird before April 26) after which £1550 for a shared twin cabana.
  • Private king size bed cabanas are available for £500 extra for singles and £600 for couples.

Cancellation of attendance before the 27th April will be refunded by 70% (minus transfer fees). After this date refunds will be unavailable, however transferring your place to a friend or family member is possible. For any guests who would like to stay longer at the Breath of Life Sanctuary for a reduced rate this can be arranged – contact for further details.

Sam Kankanamge

Sam Kankanamge BSc (Hons) Osteo, DPO, Dip.Acu is an exceptional, world renowned healthcare professional, with over 25 years-experience transforming patients’ health, and has been called ‘the best back specialist in the country’ by The Times (2014).

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Jonathan Z. Lee
Jonathan Z. Lee
14:57 25 Oct 22
What an incredible, transformative week at Sen Wellness. A beautiful coccoon for the soul, in such a beautiful location. It's hard to describe what happens here, with the great yoga sessions, personalized Ayurvedic treatments, workshops, meditations, ceremonies, and mindful diet...it just all works together to provide a healing experience, one which expands the mind and heart, and gives the soul room to breathe. Stress lines and wrinkles noticeably vanished from everyone's faces over a few days, bodies began to unfold and stand strong once more, and smiles continued to grow day after day. Everyone at the center was incredibly kind and attentive, and it was a joy every morning to greet them. Madhu at the main desk was a ray of sunshine, Dr Harnika radiated peace and warmth, and all the therapists and kitchen staff took such good care of us. A very special thank you to our yoga teacher (and SO much more) Jamie, who helped to create a safe and nurturing space while helping us to free our bodies and minds. She is an exceptional guide, and a powerful beam of light, helping strangers from all over the world turn into a supportive community. And such deep gratitude for Arjuna who has what can only be described as the most healing hands, who helped me work through my chronic pain of 10+ years in such an intuitive manner - I'm still speechless!!Thank you so much Sen for helping so many people in deeply personal ways. 🙏
Manuela Capelle
Manuela Capelle
14:54 25 Oct 22
Thank you Sen Wellness for providing an outstanding stay for Jon and myself. It really felt like a warm cocoon, a safe space to be guided towards our essence, to feel nurtured, grounded, healthy, and to be allowed to just be. The yoga was very integrative to all levels, and Jamie helped us understand and integrate the true meaning of yoga beyond the classes. The ceremonies led by Jamie and Arjuna were so great and genuine heart openers for people from all walks of life. Arjuna’s massages were out of this world, and with a lot of love.Beyond this, the whole staff was incredibly friendly - every single one of them.Madhu’s smile simply unforgettable. Best wishes and we will hopefully be back very soon!!
Paula Alves Silva
Paula Alves Silva
11:42 20 Oct 22
I did not write a comment immediately after my retreat because I was looking for the perfect words to describe the beautiful and deep experience I lived at Sen Wellness Sanctuary. You might choose this place because you feel in a certain way but independently of the cause that might bring you there the truth is that you will leave with a clear, light and peaceful body and soul. At Sen Wellness Sanctuary I felt that everyone works towards making that space a home away from your home. The kindness and perfectionism that the staff provides is rare to find. By investing in Sen Wellness Sanctuary you are also investing in the community. The owner's philosophy of making the staff a priority really made the difference for me.The beautiful classes and ceremonies provided by Jamie Sol are undoubtedly memorable. I felt an immediate connection with the teachers and there are lessons that I for sure won't forget. Starting from the interior to the exterior, all Ayurvedic treatments brought me the feeling of floating. I felt many times that I was reborn over and over again. And I can not end this review without mentioning the unity created in the space between its architecture and nature to really create a unity between the all. I left with a tight heart because I really felt at home. The morning tee watching the sunrise from the cabana, the long walks between the empty beach and the immense lagoon, yoga while the sun goes up, the delicious (really delicious) food, the laughs, the sound of birds and monkeys playing around, the chat and meditation with the monk, the sky filled with stars, the reading by the pool, the long conversations, the sunbath by the stairs while waiting for treatments. The many many smiles. Oh I could go back in a glimpse.
Bożena Teclaf
Bożena Teclaf
15:45 18 Oct 22
I had a wonderful stay at Sen Wellness Sanctuary. I was traveling solo and honestly this retreat was more than I thought I ever needed. Everything - from facilities, food, treatments was just great. You can feel this amazing hospitality from the moment you step through their gates.What is important to mention - I am on a strict gluten free diet and the kitchen staff took every effort to accommodate my dietary requirements. They even made a special GF cake for my birthday!Big shoutout to Jamie and Arjuna - such a lovely teachers and mentors - I have learned so much from them about yoga, meditation, energy healing and more.To the whole staff (and especially the ones I was not able to say goodbye to) - thank you from the bottom of my heart. People are the ones who make places special and you were all so incredible and kind. I received so much love and care when celebrating my birthday there - something I will cherish forever.Everything was organized with lots of care. My transfer from and to the airport was very smooth. The area is very safe and honestly I can't recommend the retreat enough.
Gerti van Lier
Gerti van Lier
14:41 16 Oct 22
My retreat at Sen Wellness Sanctuary was exactly what I needed after 2,5 years Covid with full time home working. I was tired, both mentally and physically. As I wanted to completely disconnect from my day to day life, I chose for the 14 day package. It was the best thing I did to recover from these 2,5 years.The staff at Sen Wellness is very friendly and welcoming, from yoga teachers to the kitchen staff and therapists. I had an excellent yoga teacher Jamie, who also guided the ceremonies. We did a fire ceremony, water ceremony and a new moon ceremony. The new moon ceremony was very special. It was like Jamie sensed what I needed. Movement, dance, energy, joy, life! Perfect!The food was excellent, every meal a great variety of dishes. Even the few days that I had the luxury to be the only guest, I had at least 7 dishes for lunch and dinner.I loved the treatments, my favorite was the shirodhara. This oil treatment you have to experience. Words cannot express this experience, you float, lose track of time and space. And let's not forget the joint treatment, loosening your whole body.The yoga classes went beyond the physical postures. There was a lot of attention for both body and soul, with breathing exercises and meditation. And let’s not forget joy. The last day we went at sun rise to the beach to take pictures of my achievement. It was not about the achievement, it was about the joy of life we shared together.A retreat at Sen Wellness is a treat and transformation for body and soul.
Sonia Champagne
Sonia Champagne
18:20 11 Sep 22
I attended to summer retreat and this center offered me so much more than I expected. First of all, I was not sure at all of travelling to Sri Lanka from Canada, but all is good, you can travel with no fear, it was a perfect experience, from beginning to end.I have been taking care of from the most caring, knowledgeable, open hearted, and wonderful people that have made my journey at the center a exceptionnel experience.You can trust, that this center will bring you what you need, at the perfect timing in your life.
marleen blanson henkemans
marleen blanson henkemans
09:15 04 Sep 22
I stayed at Sen Wellness for the special golden summer retreat in August 2022. It was everything I was looking for: expanding my knowledge of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. More importantly, it helped me connect with myself. The people that have built this amazing place between the ocean and jungle are so kind and welcoming. Everything is taken care off and the staff really ensures you get a wonderful experience. The food is amazing and I never felt healthier. The yoga and meditation teachers Jamie and Ardyuna who were there at the time, made the experience even more special. With their knowledge and experience, the experience was even more special. Thank you Sen Wellness for helping me connect with myself on a deeper level. I would highly recommend this relaxing and special experience to everyone.Even though Sri Lanka was in the middle of an economic crisis while I was there, this did not affect my trip in any way. The country is safe to travel to and I would recommend everyone to do so!
Dominika M
Dominika M
18:02 20 Jun 22
Everything at the highest level.A unique, authentic place at the highest level.Atmosphere, ambience, food, treatments, doctors, yoga, accommodation - ideal place for retreat for body, soul and mind.5 nights there is an absolute minimum:)Thank you Sen Wellness Sanctuary and see you soon
Grant Munro
Grant Munro
00:09 19 Jun 22
Sam and the team and SEN Wellness have done a fantastic job of creating a space for healing, rejuvenation and connecting to natureI spent 10 days at the sanctuary in April and to this day I am still struggling to put the experience in to words that could do it justice..!The whole experience there was truly magical - from the location and immersion in nature, the daily structure, community with other guests, the food, yoga and cacao ceremony. Not only was there opportunities to experience and heal during the stay but I also felt there was so much I was able to learn and take away / take back in to 'normal' life to continue the process.Litsa - the yoga teacher during our stay - was incredible at holding space and taking the group where they needed to go as a collective and really opened my eyes to another depth of yoga that I didn't know existed.I'd recommend SEN Wellness Sanctuary in a heartbeat and felt privileged to witness and be a small part of the the transformations I saw in people through their stay. Thank you!
Thanu Yakupitiyage
Thanu Yakupitiyage
16:48 18 May 22
Sen Wellness Sanctuary was exactly what I needed to start my healing journey with myself. I did the 7 day package (and honestly kind of wish I had done the 10 day instead.) I came to Sen feeling the stress and trauma of the last 3 years of the pandemic and working long hours at a remote job for an international NGO. I came with the intention to focus on my health issues, recommit to a yoga and meditation practice, and explore with ayurvedic practitioners some of my health issues that had developed due to stress. I am happy to say I got what I came for.The staff of the sanctuary - from the front desk coordinators and managers to the ayurvedic doctor to the ayurvedic practitioners, and service staff and cooks were so kind and helpful, attending to any issue that might arise. In particular I'd like to thank Dr. Harnika (the doctor), Madhu & Neeranjana (front desk coordinators), Prema (who served tea every morning), Rupika (my ayurvedic practitioner), and all the other ayurvedic practitioners and wait staff boys who helped serve food, clean rooms, etc.I also had consultations with Sam Kankanamge, the founder, at my request ahead of booking to discuss some of my needs, as well as with Davia, an international coordinator. I found everyone to be very responsive, which I appreciated.The yoga instructor, Litsa, who led the morning and evening yoga classes and meditation during my stay was incredible and I learnt a lot from her practice and really appreciated my one-on-one with her. The use of sound meditation/healing via the use of a gong was really amazing as well. Litsa really helped to focus those of us at the retreat on our healing journey. She was a real rock. Her yoga practice is really spiritual, nurturing, and also high intensity, which I really enjoyed. (Note that the yoga practitioners rotate, so I'm speaking towards the person who was there during my stay.)The ayurvedic treatments and acupuncture were divine and a lot of care was taken to do them well. I felt relaxed and refreshed after all of them.As someone of Sri Lankan descent who now lives in the United States, it was really healing for me to get the kind of care I wanted in my mother country. I felt really taken care of and respected, and I'm glad I invested in myself by coming to this retreat.I also appreciated the international nature of the retreat - and made many lovely friendships through the experience with other guests who were there at the same time. There's a special kind of bonding and relationship building that happens from eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner together with all the guests at one long table, which I appreciated.The food served at the retreat is super healthy - a lot of typical Sri Lankan dishes, primarily vegan. I enjoyed the variety in the menus. I even enjoyed the juice cleanses I partook in.If you're looking for a typical "holiday" that's not what you're going to get here. This felt like a very spiritual and intentional sanctuary, particularly for people who are trying to heal themselves and take care of themselves. Having done the research before heading to Sen, I got exactly what I was hoping for and more -- be prepared to put in work and to be committed to the journey.In addition, Rekawa Beach, which is a few minutes walk from the Sanctuary is one of the most stunning and tranquil beaches I have ever seen. While it isn't necessarily safe to swim, it was really healing to go there early morning and evening to watch sunrises and sunsets. This is a turtle nesting beach and it was truly a joy to watch massive turtles lay their eggs on the beach, a once in a lifetime opportunity.I also really enjoyed a boat ride through Rekawa Lagoon, the sounds of the mangroves, and the sweet monkeys who watch you from the trees when you do yoga in the shalet.While it's a difficult time for Sri Lanka, I highly encourage people to support the economy, invest in your own well-being and healing, and experience this very intentional and caring retreat.
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