Yoga and Wellness
At Hideaway, we believe in creating a holistic experience for our guests. A space of calm and healing that works alongside the care and comfort provided by our staff and accommodation and our locally-sourced and modern menu to create a total immersion in wellbeing and mindfulness.
Join a Yin or Vinyasa Yoga class, treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage or simply relax in our beautiful pool. Our Yoga and Wellness Shala is a bright open spaces overlooking our pool, away from the bustle of the town. We aim to provide a tranquil escape from the outside world where our guests can focus and reconnect using our wide array of treatments, classes and one-on-one consultations.
Breathe. Stretch. Rejuvinate body and soul as you immerse yourself in our beautiful Yoga and Wellness Shala.
- Our Vision -
The Hideaway experience is one of nurturing and care, where you can come to refocus and realign. We have for several years provided an environment that is designed to allow you to do just that. The Yoga and Wellness Shala is a natural progression of this sensibility, to create a balanced, mindful experience.
Just as we do in our own lives, we hope to strive for this balance and this space allows us and our guests to continue on this journey. Step by step, day by day, working towards a more enriched, more present existence.
- Our Shala -
The Shala is the centerpoint of this journey. Built behind the main property, it is designed to be tucked away far from the distractions of the main strip. The Shala is a bright open air space with wooden floors perfect for Yoga and meditation. It is bookended by a meditation space and a swimming pool, each working to create a calm and collected atmosphere.
Next to it, our private treatment room sits where guests may indulge in Ayurveda treatments, massages and visiting wellness practitioners will explore their craft, all in a beautiful space that uses the inside-outside architectural principles of Sri Lanka.
Daily Yoga Classes
We offer twice daily classes at the Shala, led by our resident Yoga teacher, in Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. We offer both morning and evening sessions.
Vinyasa is a dynamic practice; we synchronise breath with movement to create a moving meditation, stretching and strengthening body and calming the mind.
Yin is a quiet meditative practice. Poses are held for longer working to relax muscles, stretch and stimulate the ligaments joints and bones, all towards increasing energy flow in the body.
The classes accomodate for a wide range of levels and are open to anyone and can be paid for on arrival.
For those further along in their study, we also offer a twice weekly Advanced Vinyasa class. These are tabled on Sundays and Saturdays. Check our facebook page for updates. (hyperlink)
Ayurvedic Treatment and Massage
Ayurveda is the ancient system of medicine centered around holistic healing. A philosophy and science that uses different practices and therapies to take the individual into account and treat them according to what they need in order to achieve a sense of wellbeing.
Our treatments are conducted by specially trained practitioners who come from a tradition of Ayurveda. We offers massage and other treatments and uses our own house-made oils. A blend of 87 different herbs, that are foraged from all around the island, are infused into the oil over five days over a hearth. This ensures that the oils used in our treatments are of the purest and cleanest properties designed for their therapeutic qualities.
Healing Space Collective
In addition to the services we offer in-house, the Shala is also host to a residency programme for all those who are in the Wellness and Healing Space.
Every season, the Shala will host several different practitioners who have their own unique approach to wellness. This can cover the gamut from acupuncture, intuitive healing, and specialised massage. Each practitioner will spend a duration of time during season at Hideaway offering one-on-one sessions, classes and workshops available to our guests. What we provide is a curated offering of new viewpoints and perspectives to give you a better
rounded and thorough experience.
For information on upcoming residencies, please refer to our facebook page.
If you are a practitioner yourself and are interested in a residency,
please contact hideaway at [email protected].
Private Yoga Sessions
Private Yoga sessions in the Shala are all part of our effort to offer a fuller experience. Private sessions are carefully designed to suit your needs, all in an effort to create a more enriching experience. If you have a specific injury, are pregnant, a novice to Yoga or if you simply prefer the privacy of a one-on-one session then this is the option we recommend.
The session entails a preliminary consultation with our teacher followed by a one hour session the next day. The session will combine teachings from the Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga and be tailor-made to suit your body and specific needs; advancing your practice and creating a more balanced thoughtful space for you to move in.
Yoga and Meditation Workshops
Part of the journey in building a more present and enriched life is also pushing one’s practice and advancing your skill set. We offer weekly workshops throughout our peak season ranging from Meditation, Pranayama, Beginners workshops in Yoga, Solya Namaskar, Arm Balances, Chakra workshops and Chanting.
Each workshop will be an our long, and will be announced each month via our social media. Each is designed to allow new students into wellness and pushing those who do practice to move further along in their study.
Yoga and Surf Retreats
At Hideaway, we see each guest as an individual on their own path. We look to nourish and nurture each guest on their journey of personal growth.
With our solo retreats, we can provide an avenue for you to work on every facet of your wellbeing. From our gorgeous accomodation, to our personally curated menus (that will meet any of your dietary requirements) and full use of all the Shala and all its services.
By taking into account your accomodation, your diet and your physical regiment we can create a retreat that is completely immersive and customised to suit your needs advancing you on your personal journey towards mindfulness and wellbeing.
Hire Our Space
Our inspiring facility is also available for practitioners looking to treat clients in our space.
Those looking to run Yoga Teacher Training courses, create group Yoga retreats or use the space for any classes, sessions or consultations within the Wellbeing and Mindfulness space are welcome to book the Hideaway Yoga and Wellbeing Shala.
We can accomodate large retreats during our off-peak seasons during the months of October to April. Retreats will not only be able to accommodate participants but also allow you to work with our chefs and kitchen team to create bespoke healthy menus, and have full use of the Yoga shala and treatment rooms. This, coupled with the Hideaway experience of being immersed in nature, surrounded by a myriad of holy sites, wild outdoors, the wildlife reserve and of course the stunning beaches that dot the coast, provide the perfect backdrop to teach and practice.
We will work with practitioners to advertise places in their programs and work with them to ensure a peaceful and calming retreat.
For more information contact us at [email protected].