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A Restorative Yoga Practice

With James ‘Fish’ Gill A restorative yoga practice aims to switch on our parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest response) and thereby override our sympathetic nervous system (flight, fight, freeze response), by using postures that fully support the body with props. In a restorative pose, we feel utterly held and balanced and comfortable, and we can hold these postures with total comfort for 5-10 minutes each. There should be no effort as we can find in a vinyasa practice and…

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We Care – One vet, 3 million street dogs

February 6, 2020 | Uncategorised

UK vet Dr Janey Lowes was backpacking around Sri Lanka in May 2014 when she noticed the plight of the local street dogs. There are approximately three million street dogs on the island, and while the dogs themselves aren’t an issue – they often have a human guardian who feeds them – the fact that they don’t have access to veterinary care is. Every year, there are an estimated 26,000 road traffic accidents involving street dogs. Thousands also fall ill…

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Instagram Competition Time!

January 26, 2020 | Uncategorised

We want to help you keep your New Year Resolutions!  Was Health, Wellbeing, Holidays or Travel on your list this year? To celebrate the start of a healthy and happy new year we are offering you and a friend a chance to win a four-night all-inclusive stay with us at Talalla retreat. Join our Instagram Competition & enjoy the following services. Includes: 4 x night stay in one of our Deluxe rooms Buffet breakfast and dinner daily  Daily yoga class…

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Talalla Beach Clean Up program

Talalla Beach Clean Up

January 12, 2020 | Resort, Sri Lanka, travel, Uncategorised

At sunrise on Saturday the 4th of Jan, Talalla staff, guests and locals all gathered together, coconut in hand, to collect rubbish along our local beach. Today we are going to share that great experience of the Talalla Beach Clean up program. Starting the new year on a positive note, and with the intention to give back to this beautiful place we call home, it was a group effort that resulted in collecting over 20 large bags of rubbish. This…

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What is Poya Day?

February 22, 2019 | Did You Know?, Sri Lanka

Poya is the name given in Sri Lanka to the Lunar monthly Buddhist holiday of Uposatha. Poya occurs every full moon, every 29.5 days. Each Poya day is recognised by its own name. There are 13 to 14 Poya days per year. When there is more than one Poya day per month, these are called ‘Adhi’ (extra in English.) Feb 19th 2019 is Navam Poya, celebrating when the first ever Buddhist Council Meeting (Sangayanawa) took place! Every Poya Day is…

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We are welcoming Mountain Beach Fitness to Talalla in May!

February 11, 2019 | Resort, Sri Lanka, Wellness, Yoga

We cannot wait to have the legends from Mountain Beach Fitness here in Sri Lanka! From high altitude training in Verbier to beach pilates in Sardinia, Mountain Beach Fitness have experience in getting people moving all around the world. We cannot wait to have the team here in May, where they will be running a retreat! Mountain Beach Fitness believe that natural movements in a natural environment will be guaranteed to boost your mental health as well as your physical…

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Go Green: Our Eco-friendly efforts to maintain the beauty that is Talalla!

February 6, 2019 | Did You Know?, Resort, Sri Lanka, travel

It is so important for us to be able to protect our little oasis that is Talalla Retreat! Over the years we have been implementing more and more projects that support our sustainability mission. Read on to find out about our eco-friendly efforts! It is so important for us to be able to protect our little oasis that is Talalla Retreat! Over the years we have been implementing more and more projects that support our sustainability mission. Read on to…

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Unwind in Paradise with the Yoga Explorers at Talalla Retreat

September 12, 2018 | Wellness, Yoga

Daily yoga with two of the UK’s best teachers makes this a yoga retreat not to be missed! Are you looking for a truly unwinding and relaxing yoga retreat? How does a yoga, sun and surf holiday set on one of the most pristine and picture-perfect beaches in Southern Sri Lanka sound? Talalla Retreat is the perfect place to find balance and focus. And we’re so excited to have Jim Tarran and Khadine Morcom, two of the UK’s best yoga…

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Relax at Talalla Retreat.

August 28, 2018 | Resort, Sri Lanka, Wellness, Yoga

A little blonde experiences paradise and unwinds at Talalla Retreat Last week we had lifestyle and travel blogger, Brigitte Minks – also known as “A Little Blonde in Paradise“-  come visit our hidden heaven that is Talalla Retreat. Having spent the last few weeks exploring and travelling throughout Sri Lanka, Brigitte spent her days enjoying the peace and quiet of Talalla’s remote location. “Talalla is a small beach village located in the south of Sri Lanka. The South of Sri…

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wellness guests

August 24, 2018 | cooking, Sri Lanka, Wellness

A culinary experience with Talalla Wellness At Talalla Retreat, we believe that the most enriching and memorable holidays are those that are rooted to authentic and local experiences; experiences which make our guests feel like they become part of a place. Sri Lanka is a melting pot of cuisines in which food plays a vital role to express the islands cultural identity. Cooking is a labor of love in Sri Lanka, as many dishes are intimate and time consuming. Every…

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