Golden Summer Retreat
10-day, 9-night Retreat
16th-25th August 2024
The Golden Summer Retreat is a 10-day wellness programme. The retreat has been designed for a group and we therefore ask that all guests stay for the full length of the programme. We also recommend guests arrive a day early if possible.
The programme will be held by Sen Wellness Founder, Sam Kankanamge, and one of our wonderful yoga teachers, and will include the following:
- One-to-one consultation with our Resident Ayurvedic Doctor who will tailor a programme specifically to your body type (dosha)
- Daily Ayurvedic treatments according to your unique constitution, on average three treatments a day totalling approximately 90 minutes
- Daily sunrise and sunset yoga and/or meditation lasting up to 90 minutes
- Opening ceremony to set an intention for the retreat
- Transformative experiential workshops led by Sen Wellness Founder Sam Kankanamge and the team to support the post-pandemic consciousness shift
- Fire & Cacao ceremonies, sacred chanting, and dancing
- Group meditations and sound healing led by Buddhist Monk or Nun.
- Acupuncture and osteopathy sessions with Sam Kankanamge
- Personalised wellness mentoring with Sam Kankanamge to support your wellness journey
- Closing ceremony to reflect on your personal wellness journey
- Pre and post-retreat advice.
“There is something magical about a tightly knit group of people working together and playing together, a feeling of being in the world together. We believe that even those of us who have not experienced the magic hear its distant music, feel its ancient call. Such a community can create the context and confidence for a transforming journey.”
About Signature Retreats
Designed to be in harmony with the natural flow of the seasons, our Signature Retreats are always a sacred experience. Hosted by Sen Wellness Founder and renowned healer, Dr Sam Kankanamge, the retreats include personal treatment sessions with him, as well as group ceremonies and rituals.
Gathering a group of special souls for a ten-day journey together, we believe that no group comes together by accident, there is always a deeper purpose and intention.
Some of the deepest healing can occur when we allow others to be a mirror of ourselves. The group naturally evolves during the retreat, strong connections are made and lasting friendships are formed.
Luxury All-Inclusive Accommodation
Step onto your private balcony and lose yourself in the enchanting view of the lagoon, where the tranquil waters weave an ever-changing tapestry of colours as the day unfolds. Our spacious cabanas offer a choice of large king-size beds or twin beds, featuring premium comfort mattresses that promise a rejuvenating night’s sleep, cradling you in a cocoon of unparalleled relaxation.
Indulge in the elegance of our en-suite bathrooms, outfitted with contemporary fixtures and equipped with refreshing showers to wash away the cares of the day. In addition to providing a sanctuary of comfort, we prioritize your safety and security with lockable safes to store your valuables with complete peace of mind.
Stay cool and comfortable in the tropical climate with our efficient fan coolers, expertly designed to circulate a refreshing breeze throughout your personal paradise. We are committed to ensuring your well-being, providing daily-refreshed drinking water to keep you hydrated and invigorated.
Our attention to detail extends to the provision of mosquito nets, ensuring a restful and undisturbed experience as you slumber in the tranquility of our luxurious cabana. At our exclusive retreat, every detail is meticulously curated to create an ambience of unparalleled indulgence and relaxation.
Luxury Beach Cabanas
Our two Luxury Beach Cabanas are the ultimate tier of Sanctuary accommodation. Designed by world-renowned architects, our Cabanas offer unparalleled seclusion and privacy. Immersed in natural beauty and sacred land, our Beach Cabanas cultivate the intelligence of nature.
Encompassed by lush greenery, the view of topaz waters dances through the coconut palmtrees. The transcendental landscape will awaken your senses on your private veranda, where you may also catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing sunrise & sunset. Elegant arched ceilings inspired by nature invite an air of great friendliness, while the hum of the ocean welcomes tranquility.
After a day of healing and exploration, the Cabanas provide ample space to refresh yourself. With intimate fixtures sourced from local craftsmen and women, every feature reflects nature’s wild beauty and healing qualities. Our Luxury Beach Cabanas cultivate the wisdom of nature and invite you to experience the animate natural world that has become a rarity in modern culture.
Daily Rhythm at Sen Wellness Sanctuary
At our Sanctuary, we embrace the wisdom of Ayurveda, with our daily routine, known as “dinacharya” in Sanskrit, which translates to “being in harmony with the day.” This concept encourages attunement with the natural rhythms of the earth, moon, and sun.
Our Sanctuary’s structured routine supports your system in achieving balance and harmony by regulating your biological rhythms, metabolism, hormonal balance, and mood, thereby contributing to overall wellbeing and longevity. During your stay, you will acquire valuable self-care practices that can be integrated into your daily life for enhanced harmony and happiness.
Your day at the Sanctuary unfolds as follows:
- As dawn breaks, a rejuvenating cup of herbal tea is delivered to your door, gently waking you up for the day ahead.
- The morning yoga session from 06:00 – 07:30 is invigorating and revitalizing, establishing a positive foundation for the day.
- Following yoga, guests often enjoy a refreshing swim* or a walk along the picturesque beach with its expansive views.
- At 08:30, savor a revitalizing king coconut and a nutritious breakfast.
- Between 09:30 – 13:00, engage in a personalized program of Ayurvedic treatments, relaxation, exploration, or simply taking the time to be present.
- At 13:00, delight in a delicious, freshly prepared lunch.
- From 14:00 – 17:00, indulge in additional Ayurvedic treatments and leisure activities. Our weekly schedule of optional activities includes lagoon boat rides, cooking demonstrations, Ayurvedic talks, and excursions to a local market and a Buddhist temple with stunning views.
- The evening yoga session from 17:00 – 18:30 features gentler movement, providing opportunities for deeper meditation, mantra chanting, and extended relaxation, often accompanied by the healing vibrations of the gong. As dusk settles over the yoga shala, fireflies illuminate the night sky, marking the end of another beautiful day.
- At 19:00, enjoy a fresh, light, and delectable dinner served around a communal table, fostering conversation and the sharing of experiences among guests.
- At 20:00, begin preparing for a restorative night’s sleep by retiring to bed early, allowing for complete physical and mental restoration.
Hi, I am Davia, the Retreat Manager at Sen Wellness Sanctuary, if you would like to know more, then please fill in the form and I will come back to you as soon as possible.