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March 23, 2018 | meditation, Resort, Sri Lanka, Wellness, Yoga

Where Do All Of The Unwell Sri Lankan Street Dogs Go? By Phillip Krynski The pale-blue iron gates fling open and my gaze pans across a sea of puppy dog eyes. The chorus of barking is instantaneous and bellowing. Hundreds of dogs come bounding over to see who the new visitors are. Luxembourgish dog trainer Aimee Frieden and I stand our ground whilst wondering how so many dogs in one place get along and whether in the excitement, they would…

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March 16, 2018 | meditation, Resort, Sri Lanka, Wellness, Yoga

The Best Elephant Safari Adventure In Sri Lanka By Phillip Krynski Fiery beams of sunlight seep through the morning haze, painting a mystical silhouette of the distant mountains. As our van nears Udawalawe National Park, the group gradually rises from a brief nap to witness the eye-capturing scenery. The 119 sq miles in the south of Sri Lanka is an important sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. Our van arrives…

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MARCH AT TALALLA RETREAT As we casually march through the third month of the year at Talalla Retreat, we can’t help but notice that troops of monkeys are playing high in the Sri Lankan treetops. Peacocks are grazing the clouds as they perch before our yoga shala. And we keep finding the chipmunks swimming in the coconut water. Maybe you’d like to see the performance for yourself? Treat yourself to a recharging getaway on an untouched beach paradise: read on…

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Valentine’s Specials At Talalla Retreat  Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Talalla Retreat and we have some romantic deals for you and a loved one (or perhaps a best friend). There’s so much love that we’ve decided to extend these offers from today through until the end of February. Buy one (Yoga or Wellness) retreat, get the second retreat free (or 50% off one retreat) if booked during February using promo code “February”. * Retreats…

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Are you a Roaming Yogi?

February 10, 2018 | meditation, Resort, Sri Lanka, Wellness, Yoga

“If you’re an adventurer who loves to practice yoga and nourish your body and mind with new experiences, then Roaming Yogi retreats are for you!” Join Roaming Yogi Adventures for an unforgettable experience practicing yoga and learning to surf at Talalla Retreat in the warm tropical waters of Sri Lanka. Along with surfing & yoga, you’ll explore the local culture through an interactive cooking class where you’ll make delicious Sri Lankan food, visit a local Buddhist temple, snorkel the beautiful…

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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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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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Delicious Dhal Curry

January 16, 2017 | Resort, Wellness

Roshan’s Recipes- Sri Lankan Dhal Want a new twist on your favorite lentil dish? Try our tropical Sri-Lanan take on this dhal dish. Our version is thick and creamy with a subtle kick of chilli. Traditionally served at breakfast with Coconut Sambol and delicious any time of the day. Ingredients & Method • Coconut oil for pan • 3-4 curry leaves • Cardamom x 6 pieces • Cinnamon stick (crushed) • 1⁄2t fennel seeds • 1⁄2t mustard seeds • 1t…

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