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December 18, 2017 | Sri Lanka

What to do on Christmas Day in Sri Lanka BY WINNIE STUBBS, MARKETING INTERN For many of us, the Christmas season means mugs of mulled wine by roaring fires and short, dark days sheltering from bleak, hostile weather. In Southern Sri Lanka, the season takes on a whole different look: think long, hazy days spent dozing under the palm trees, sunset cocktails and another excuse for beach parties ’till dawn. If you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Sri…

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December 14, 2017 | Resort, Wellness

Why Sri Lanka is the wellness destination of choice, by The Vista Last month, one of our favourite Travel Writers escaped her adult responsibilities for a week and joined one of our transformative Wellness Retreats. Along with a close girl friend- another mum used to putting the needs of others first- Julia, the powerhouse behind the beautiful Travel Website The Vista , took time out for herself. Before they left Talalla, feeling elated from a week of sunshine, exploration and…

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December 12, 2017 | Resort

Roshan’s Recipes- Coconut Sambol When we’re not drinking coconut water fresh from the coconut or lying in the shade of coconut trees, we’re eating Coconut Sambol. A breakfast favourite here at Talalla, this dish is a flavour and protein-packed alternative to rice: naturally sweet, perfectly spicy and with a fresh lime edge. Ingredients & Method • 5 cups of grated young coconut. You can take dried/desiccated coconut and add water to soak for a half hour, then remove water by…

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December 12, 2017 | Surfing

Meet The Team – Tye, Talalla Surf’s Yoga Teacher BY ANNE DE VRIES, MARKETING ASSISTANT Our amazing yoga teacher Tye has been part of the Talalla Surf & Yoga team since October 2016 and has – thank god – never left our side ever since. From the origin of her passion for yoga, to her love for Sri Lanka: we grilled this beautiful soul with 9 questions!     Name: Tye Fielding Job: Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist & Reiki Master Age: 25…

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Cooking Lessons

December 7, 2017 | Resort

Meet The Team – Roshan, Head Chef By Winnie Stubbs, Marketing Intern Yesterday, our Wellness Retreat guests took part in an afternoon cooking class with Talalla’s Head Chef- the man behind those beautiful breakfasts and mind-blowing curries. We had a quick chat with Roshan about his background and foodie favourites. What was your favourite food when you were growing up? I’ve always loved curries. When I was growing up it was probably a potato curry with spinach– like an Indian…

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December 6, 2017 | Resort, Wellness

Vacancy in Paradise- Wellness Facilitator Do you live and breathe pilates, yoga, nutrition and self development and are you ready to live parttime in a tropical paradise?  Then you might be the one we’re looking for! Talalla Wellness is seeking a motivated and experienced Wellness Facilitator to join our team and run retreats in the beautiful south Sri Lanka starting in January 2018.  Who are you?  • Highly Organised  • A People Person • Impeccable at Communication and Client Service…

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Sunset Yoga Practising-Talalla Retreat

December 6, 2017 | Yoga

Talalla – A poem by Sky Earlier this year, Sky visited Talalla on one of our immersive Yoga Retreats. While many guests choose to share their experience through photos (which we love to see!), Sky beautifully evokes the magic of Talalla through poetry. For more poetry by Sky, visit her blog Conversations in Poetry. Talalla A place, a beach, an oasis Retreat from the world Your cares floating away on the tropical breeze As your breath deepens to match the…

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December 2, 2017 | Yoga

My Talalla Memory– Melanie By Winnie Stubbs, Marketing Intern Meet Melanie: our Yoga Manager and possibly the most serenely graceful human you will ever have the good fortune of laying eyes on. When she’s not teaching classes or hosting retreats, she is most likely to be found in the ocean. On the eve of tomorrow’s full moon, Melanie shares one of her favourite Talalla memories; “One of my favorite Talalla memories was just about a year ago on the Full…

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December 2, 2017 | Wellness

Simple Leg Series Want to tone up your legs in time for the festive season? Our Wellness Manager and fitness guru Jenna, certified STOTT Pilates instructor and founder of Boxilates, shares her simple leg series. Like what you see? Hate it but like the result? Join Jenna for a seven day Wellness Retreat, which includes daily Pilates, Boxilates and Yoga alongside surfing lessons, massages, mediation and more. Including cocktails. Find out more on our Wellness Page To book, drop Jenna…

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fruits Sri Lanka

November 28, 2017 | Wellness

A Sri Lankan Xmas Pudding Thinking of something a little different for Christmas dessert this year? For a delicious pudding alternative, try this fruity Sago Pudding. Yum! * Image courtesy of previous retreat guest and amazing Food Blogger Eva Fischer from Foodtastic. You may be wondering what Sago is exactly. Bearing similarities to tapioca, Sago is extracted from the stems of sago palm trees and processed into small, circular balls or pearls of goodness (also found in those sweet bubble teas!) It is a…

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