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Jivamukti Yoga Retreat with Charlie Kelly

Boossa, Sri Lanka | 23rd – 30th October 2018

Join MoreYoga and Charlie Kelly for a week of Bhakti Bliss

This paradise Sri Lankan retreat in October might just be exactly what you need as a stop gap between this unbelievable London summer and the chilly Christmas period. Detox before you retox at Christmas!

Our senior teacher Charlie Kelly will be hosting a week of Bhakti bliss (devotion) and energetic asana (postures). With full mornings and structured late afternoons this retreat will give you all day to play in the sun, scoot to local beaches or just relax by the pool and enjoy the sea view.

The chanting morning sessions will be followed by a deep focus on the 12 main postures, breath control and meditation.

As the sun is setting Charlie will teach a Jivamukti asana class in his classic teaching approach. Also with chanting, pranayama (breath work) and dhyana (meditation).



Reflect and Transcend Course with Charlie Kelly
Additional 1.5/2 hours per day, 6 days. Limited Students. More information below.

Deep tissue, Relaxation, Ayurveda Massage combination available for £50/per hour or £70/per 1.5h limited appointment.

About Charlie Kelly

Charlie Kelly has been a Jivamukti teacher for 6 years and practicing movement and meditation for 15 years. He brings a healthy dose of yogas ancient philosophy into his modern-day yoga practice and believes these teachings are as relevant now as they were 5000 years ago. 

His classes revolve around finding and maintains contentment in our lives today. His asana is dynamic, challenging and moves the spine in all directions to keep it supple and aligned to help more the subtle energies around the body.  

Classes can be demanding physically and mentally as he approaches and challenges stereotypes, social norms, and collective thought patterns. With the intentional hands-on Jivamukti assists your body, mind and you be opened up and stretched out after his well-rounded classes.

Contact Charlie for massages during the retreat.

About the Villa

Located in the heart of Boossa, a small town on the South coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Galle district of the southern province.
The villa is fully staffed with a chef, cleaners, villa manager and security to look after you in this modest but perfect Indian Ocean get away. Vegetarian food is on the menu all prepared by the chef in the kitchen. Continental breakfast, light lunch at the villa or a little packed lunch for your day trip. Big dinner back at the villa all together. On one night there will be group dinner out in the local Galle Fort to enjoy the vibe and local restaurant in this lovely little town, (included in price).
Excursions, car/scooter hire can be arranged for those who are keen at an additional cost.

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s an island nation around 30km off the southeast coast of India. It has a tropical climate with two monsoon seasons; the northeast monsoon from October to February and the southwest from May to August. The south central region’s mountainous which has a big impact on the weather as well as the Indian Ocean’s warm waters and the huge landmass of the Indian subcontinent. October’s the first month of the northeast monsoon season and you’ll get the most rain in the north east. The south west’s the wettest region in general while the northwest and southeast coasts are usually the driest.


Boossa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 123 kilometres south of Colombo and 12 kilometres north of Galle, immediately north of the mouth of the Gin Gaga.

Weather in October
The average high in Colombo is 30ºC in October, which drops to 24ºC at night. The sea temperature’s 28ºC, so it’s lovely for swimming, while humidity’s high. You won’t need to bring warm clothes with you although a waterproof top’s a good idea as there can be rainfall. You can expect 12 hours of daylight each day with six hours of sunshine at an extremely high UV level, so don’t forget to use plenty of sun cream. Sunset is around 6pm.

Hikkaduwa Beach
Hikkaduwa is one of the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka, offering a clear hot water base. Scuba diving and diving in clear waters are a major past time along this stretch and is the most ecological way to see the colorful fish that dart around. The coral sanctuary along the coast of Hikkaduwa is a large shallow body of water surrounded by a reef, decorated with layers of multicolored corals, and is home to countless colorful fish.

Koggala Beach
Koggala Beach is one of the longest beach in Sri Lanka.TThe beach is a nesting area for marine turtles who visit the island during the breeding season.

Weligama Bay
A lovely place where local fishermen have adopted an almost unique way of fishing, located on the Sri Lanka’s picturesque south coast. As you approach Weligama along the coast road east from Galle will encounter Sri Lanka’s famous stilt fishermen.

Galle Fort
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle”, is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. Galle lighthouse, Galle clock tower, Groote Kerk – Galle, All Saints’ Church – Galle, National Museum in Galle, are main archaeological and architectural heritage monuments in Galle fort. The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.

Seema Malakaya Meditation Centre
This temple located in the middle of the lake. This temple covered with a short white wall and on this wall numerous statues of Buddha sitting in different poses. On your visit, stop walking and sit down. Enjoy the calm of being on the water. The hustle and bustle of the city, although close, seems to be a lesson. In the afternoon, this place bright with colourful lights.

Angurukaramulla Temple
More known as the Angurukamulla temple in the heart of Negambo town is a palette of colors and a connotation of Buddhist architecture seasoned with colonial influence. 

Hidden among its glaring decorations and modern sculptor are the intricate wooden and stone designs of ancient times. Window frames and moon stones created nearly three centuries back.

Traditional Village (Ape Gama)
Ape Gama presents the traditional industries, the village lifestyle and the way Sri Lanka’s autonomous society of old society functions at the time. 

In here all houses are built in a circular shape with a garden in the center. This is where the children gathered to play while the village was protected along its periphery by the houses. There are people who live in this “model” village who take care of the daily tasks of visitors to observe. The women walk hastily taking the sweets prepared for sale. Visitors end up with a cup of herbal drinks served in coconut shells. Meanwhile, the drummer makes music and song sitting in the porch of his house. 

Accommodation & Prices

All rooms have high ceilings, air con, fan, luxury beds, en suite bathroom with western toilets and walk in shower.
The property has direct access to the beach and private garden and pool.

Toiletries are provided. Room towels, pool towels, soaps and shampoos.

Yama Room

£650 per person

Niyama Room

£650 per person

Asana Room

£650 per person

Pranayama Room

£650 per person

Pratyahara Room

£630 per person

Dhyana Room

£630 per person

Dharana Room

£630 per person

Samadhi Room

5 Beds
£500 per person

Reflect & Transcend Course – £180

Attend this 6 Day Course to Learn the Secrets of Being Happy with Your Life.

Charlie Kelly has developed this exciting, unique and expansive course to help you get to where you want to be, mentally and spirituality.  During this week he will take you on a journey to learn about you and what makes you tick. It will give you tools that you can use daily that will enable you to love your life and manage the various ups and downs that are all part of being human.

This is a brand new course and therefore we are delighted to offer you a special introductory price of £180 per person. Should it be required Charlie will be happy to do follow up sessions once the course has ended either by Skype or face-to-face to ensure that you are making the progress that you want.

This unique and expansive 6 day course will take you on a journey inside yourself to find that peace and connection that so often eludes you.


You will learn about:

• Keeping yourself centred

• Connecting easily to yourself and others

• Dealing with your inner fears and resentments

• Healing old painful wounds

• Gaining clear insight into how you want to show up in life

• Knowing what you want to do and applying it

• Creating the life that you want

The course will be for 1.5/2 hours each day for 6 days out of 7 days of the retreat.

What’s Included:

  • Daily morning and evening yoga practice led by Charlie Kelly
  • 7 nights accommodation in the villa
  • Airport Transfers (only for recommended flights)
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals a day plus meal out with group at Galle Fort
  • Unlimited tea and coffee

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights – Closest airport is Colombo
  • Massage
  • Reflect & Transcend Course
  • Excursions and Onsite requests
  • Visa (PLEASE SEE https://srilanka-eta-visa.com/)


Flights are not included

Closest airport is Colombo, Bandaranayake. Suggested flights are with Qatar Airways

OUTBOUND London Gatwick > Colombo 22nd October 16:00-09:55 (arriving 23rd October)

RETURN Colombo > London Gatwick 30th October 20:20-06:20

Airport transfers will be included for these flights.

Visa needs to be done before departure through this link

Deposit & Payment

We require a £300 non-refundable deposit to secure your room
and balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the retreat itself, no later than 4th September 2018.

Reflect & Transcend Course: £50 deposit for the course, to be paid in full 2 weeks before. Non-refundable.

To learn more about the course contact Charlie Kelly on WhatsApp +447927042382 or book directly with MoreYoga.


EMAIL giorgia@moreyoga.co.uk