Great Vibes Event in Sri Lanka and beautiful Mirissa

26 Jan. - 2 Feb. 2019

Welcome

To Great Vibes Events in Mirissa, in Sri Lanka, the 26th. January - 2th. of February 2019. Our wish for you is that you leave behind your daily routine and just turn into a natural rythm for your body, mind and soul. 

 

The energy of the place combined with a thoughtful planned program, will give you a taste you would like more of.

DAILY PROGRAM

06.30 - 07.00: Morning tea & optional meditation

07.00 - 08.30: Rooftop morning vinyasa yoga class

09.00 - 10.00: Breakfast

10.00 - 17.00: Free time / Treatments / Workshops

17.00 - 18.30: Rooftop sunset Yin / Gentle flow

09.30 - 21.00: Dinner

21.00+: Free time / Evening program

Mirissa beach

Mirissa beach

Program details

THE EVENT PROGRAM

  • We offer two daily yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the evening.

  • The morning class will be a Vinyasa flow. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic form of yoga where we aim to connect the movement to the breath. The teacher provides options in every class so that the practice is physically challenging to the degree of your choosing. 

 

  • The evening class will be a Yin Yoga practice. This is a restorative type of yoga which target the so called yin tissues of our body. The benefits from practicing Yin yoga is plenty, and it is the perfect combination to Vinyasa flow.  

 

Rooftop for evening classes.

WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITIES

There will also be offered three 90 min workshops during your retreat, each with a different and complimentary theme, see below for more info. They are all included in the program and participation is optional.

  • Heart openers / Backbends: We bend so that We dont break:

  • Inversions: Change your perspective:

  • Balancing poses: Find balance in your practice

Rooftop for morning classes 

Location and food

MIRISSA

Mirissa is located at the Southern part of Sri Lanka about 150 km from Colombo, the capital. It`s a popular destination with travelers stopping by on their trip around Sri Lanka.

 

In the day you can walk the beautiful beaches, sunbath, swim, watching people with their surfboards looking for the perfect wave, drink king coconut or eat tasty tropical fruit. You could also grab a tuk-tuk to explore other beaches close by such as Wiligama and Secret Beach.

One of the first things you notice is the laid back atmosphere and the friendly people.Peacocks, monkeys and cows that relaxes in the streets, are a part of the daily experience. ​Life is comfortable with 27-30 degrees in the air and 25-27 in the sea all year. The best season in Mirissa (the Southern part) is December – April. It`s a dry season with minimum of tropical rain.

 

The most beautiful beach is Mirissa beach. This is close to the villa we are staying at, about 10 minutes walk. 

THE VILLA

The place is a family run two-storeys villa with 9 bedrooms. In the garden there is an open air kitchen with a roof, where we will eat breakfasts and dinners. 

 

The house is set back from a small road and is surrounded with a tropical garden. With access to a rooftop, you can watch the sun rise on one side, and the  sun sets on the other. This is also where we will do our yoga classes. We also have one indoor, but open air area to chill out in and that we can use for yoga classes if it rains.

It is about 10 minutes walk to the main beach (Mirissa Beach), and 5 minutes walk to the busier road. The location is quiet so you will sleep tight.  

The villa is owned by Ingrid, Babi and their son of 5. Their son is definitely the boss. Babi is from Sri Lanka and Ingrid is from Estonia. They wanted to live the good life in Mirissa and got a chance to build their villa next to Babi`s parents villa. 

The atmosphere is relaxed and Babi and Ingrid are easy going people, helpful and friendley.

 

All the rooms have private bathrooms, air-condition, fan and comfortable beds. The style is minimalist and  a mix between Sri Lanka and Western  style. The breakfasts and dinners at the villa are tasty and delicious.

It is clean nice, safe and it is ha homely atmosphere. 

Ingrid, Babi and their son

The front garden

Relaxing area outside the rooms at level 1

ROOMS

All of the rooms are tastefully decorated with a mix of Sri Lankan and Western design. All of the rooms have a large double bed, private bathroom with western toilets and walk-in shower. Towels are provided, air-con as well as a fan and a seating area outside each room.

5 double rooms

5 of the rooms can be for 1 single person or 2 people sharing a double bed.

2 family rooms

The last 2 rooms are family rooms and can be for 2 or up to 3 people with one bed each.

THE FOOD

Breakfast

Our hosts will be creating a mixture of local and healthy dishes in their outdoor kitchen, including yoghurt with a choice of toppings such as seeds, coconuts and local cereals, egg or spicy omelettes, and of course tropical fruit platters. Coffee/tea  and water will also be served and fresh fruit juices will be served when available.

Dinner

For dinner, we will be offering the local 'Rice & Curry', Sri Lanka's national platter of traditional vegetarian coconut curries served with rice. Expect spicy bean curry, sweet pumpkin curry, local jackfruit curry and lots of dahl. Everything will be made fresh with ingredients coming from the local fresh market. Fresh salad will also be served. Dishes will be light and healthy and satisfy your appetite. 

Local restaurants

To have the opportunity to sample the local food and area, guests can enjoy lunch at one of the many beach-town restaurants and pay for your self. We will also have a mid-week dinner out as well as the final farewell dinner. You order what you want and pay your self. 

Outside kitchen where we also eat

Cooking class

Dinner ready to be served

Prices and booking

DATES AND PRICES

  • Dates: Saturday 26 Jan. - Saturday 2 Feb. 2019

  • Private room, one bed, for 1 person: NOK.11 800

  • Shared room, double bed, for 2 persons: NOK. 11 500 per person (total NOK. 23 000)

  • Shared room, 2 beds, for 2 persons: NOK. 11 000 per person (total NOK. 22 000)

  • Other requests, please contact us

INCLUDED

  • Unique and safe experience, that is qualified by us in Great Vibes

  • 7 nights villa accomandation

  • Daily breakfasts

  • 5 vegetarian dinners

  • Daily yoga morning classes

  • 5 yoga gentle evening classes

  • Workshops

  • Vegetarian cooking class

  • 1 surf lesson

  • Snorkelling with sea turtles

  • Massage

  • Herbal teas + filtered water​

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight

    • Example​: Qatar Airlines, NOK. 5 108,-

    • Oslo - Doha - Colombo

      • Departure Friday 25.01.19 at 16.15​

      • Arrival: Saturday 26.01.19 at 09.20

    • Colombo - Doha - Oslo

      • Departure Sunday 03.02.19 at 04.25

      • Arrival: Sunday 03.02.19 at 13.55

  • Airport transfer to and from Mirissa

    • We will arrange a transfer with a minibus/taxi from the airport​ to the retreat in Mirissa, 3,5 hours travel, about NOK. 350,- per person. These will be arranged as soon as place has been booked to share cost with other guests arriving at similar times.

  • 2 dinners out

  • Lunches

BOOKING

If you are ready to book and secure your place with a deposit (NOK. 1 500), please send us an e-mail and include:

  • Your full name

  • The room choice

  • Which country you live in (for bank transfer/international transfer via TransferWise)

We will send you an e-mail with choice to pay via bank transfer or TransferWise (international transfer)

When receiving your payment we will send you a confirmation and other details.

DEPOSIT

  • NOK. 1 500 deposit required upon booking

  • Refund of the deposit after 1. November 2018 is not possible  

  • The rest to be paid up to 8 weeks before arrival, at the latest 3 December 2018

  • Payment plans can be arranged if needed, please contact to discuss

  BOOK NOW - LIMITED EARLY BIRD OFFERS 

Book your space before 1st of December 2018 and receive NOK. 800 discount of the total price on your choice of accommodation,

Please just send us an e-mail and we will send you the choice to pay via bank transfer or TransferWise (international transfer). 

Please also feel free to contact us by phone if you want to talk to us

Tel: +47 997 94 326

E-mail: stiina@greatvibes.no

Tel: +47 416 316 00

E-mail: rune@greatvibes.no

Nice to know

WEATHER

The temperature averages around 30'c at this time of year. Midday heat can be very hot inland but the beach has a strong breeze to cool you off. It is dry season so not much/no rain is expected. Evenings cool down. Every room has a fan and air-con.

 

RECOMMENDED

We recommend to pack the following: sunscreen, aftersun, mosquito repellent, scarf/shawl/long sleeved top/long trousers for cooler hour meditation & protection from mosquitos. 

TRAVEL

Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Airport/Colombo Airport. Airport Transfer: 3.5 hrs car, these can be arranged as soon as place has been booked to share cost with other guests arriving at similar times. For the more adventurous there is a multi train adventure to arrive in Mirissa! Contact us for info.

WILDLIFE

You will experience beautiful peacocks, tropical insects, cows and dogs laying in the streets, monkeys and lizards. 

Great Vibes

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Tel: 47 416 31 600

E-mail: rune@greatvibes.no

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