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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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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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November 23, 2017 | Yoga

Recharge & Renew Yoga Retreats By Winnie Stubbs, Marketing Intern As an integral part of the Talalla experience, we’re passionate believers in the power of Yoga; the mindset, the philosophy and the way it makes us feel. That’s why we invite all and any guests to join us in our Beach Shala for our daily classes– an energising Vinyasa practice in the morning and a Restorative sunset practice. For guests looking to really deepen their understanding of Yoga and develop their skills, Talalla Yoga offer…

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June 17, 2016 | Did You Know?

June at Talalla retreat Why not go indulge yourself with one of the many activities Talalla retreat as to offer? Go get lost in Yala national park with some friends and watch the beautiful sunrises from all the pristine and uncrowded beaches the south coast as to offer.       There is nothing like waking up to the gentle sound of the waves crashing and birds chirping on Talalla Beach. Get out of bed and go witness what life…

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June 2, 2016 | Did You Know?, Resort

Vesak At Talalla Retreat We celebrated this year’s biggest Poya day, Veska, in style here at Talalla Retreat with some colorful traditional handmade lanterns giving a warm festive feel to our restaurant. The celebrations in the streets and in the surrounding temples have been quite the sight!    “Vesākha, also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, …

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Perahera

March 17, 2014 | Did You Know?

Pomp and ceremony live on large in Sri Lanka, and never moreso than in Perahera across the nation. A celebration of Buddhist faith, the annual Kelaniya Duruthu Maha Perahera is held every pre-full moon day of January or ‘Duruthu Poya’ in commemoration of Lord Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka. The service begins in the temple, but the crowd of hundreds of thousands is here to see the parade. It starts with the whipcrackers – boys as young as 5 cracking…

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You must be coco-nuts!

March 17, 2014 | Resort

Climbing a 50 metre palm with only a little coconut fibre strapped around your ankles might not be everyone’s cup of (Ceylon) tea. But here at Talalla Retreat, it’s a weekly occurrence to keep our grounds in tip top condition. Nishantha is a lifetime coconut plucker  – or “poll kadanawa” in the local Sinhala – who’s been doing this for over 20 years. He scales the grand heights fearlessly and with the elegance of a cat, to keep our guests…

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Monkey Magic

March 17, 2014 | Sri Lanka

Dangling from the trees, or watching as you shower, toque macaques live only in Sri Lanka and wander wild through the jungle surrounding Talalla Retreat. Every year in the spring, babies emerge and cling to the belly of their monkey mama – the best type of shuttle, and with instant food! Naturally flexible, they are Sri Lanka’s tiny yogi’s – bending and jumping through the canopy. Seemingly flying, they’ve spent their whole lives searching the trees for the most delicious…

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Royal Kandy

March 17, 2014 | Sri Lanka

Resplendent in red and white costume that is centuries old, Kandyan dance is an important part of the culture of the ancient kingdom. Originally aligned to the Temple of the Tooth, the dance’s origins lie in an exorcism ritual originally performed by Indian Shamans. According to legend, the Indian shamans came to the island upon the request of a king who was suffering from a mysterious illness. The king was said to be suffering from a recurring dream in which…

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