ARE YOU READY FOR ADVENTURE?
ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOU NEED TIME TO RESET AND REPURPOSE YOUR LIFE?
A retreat designed for 15 women
Combining Yoga and Surfing together to gift you a barefoot experience that grounds you, connects you and grows you. We offer not only a unique beachfront setting for you to slow down, lounge by the pool and soak in full relaxation, we also get you to fully embrace the Sri Lankan rhythm of life. Think sunshine, smiles, yoga, adventures, longboards, salty hair and all around good vibes!
It’s very easy to fall in love with the spiritual charm of Sri Lanka. The clear blue waters, pristine beaches, palm trees, Ayurvedic philosophy, foods, smells.... a culture so rich and colourful that it’s essence will warm all hearts.
Not yet over populated with tourists there’s still a raw beauty and wildness to Sri Lanka, with elephants roaming nearby beach breaks and monkeys swinging from the palmtrees outside your window!
Women In Need is one of Sri Lanka’s leading organisations committed to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. For the last 30 years, Women In Need has been fighting for gender equality and standing up for human rights for women and girls by campaigning for a violence free society.
In Sri Lanka, every three out of five women are victims of domestic violence, and only 1% of victims use the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to obtain redress. In Sri Lanka, a woman is raped every 90 minutes and 97% of rapists face no legal consequences.
Women In Need provide emergency shelter and counselling to rape and domestic violence victims. We are so honoured to support them!
YOUR SRI LANKA TEAM
hidden amongst the palm trees
our private boutique hotel
Our boutique hotel, Jasper House offers an intimate and unforgettable experience in Hirikeytia. Away from the commercialised tourist zones, Hiriketiya is a sheltered paradise with leafy coconut palms lining the white sandy shore.
Jasper House offers the perfect blend of indulgent seclusion and immersion in Sri Lanka’s breathtaking naturalbeauty. A lush tropical settings, an attentive and talented team and a quietly luxurious design- complete with private lap pool and yoga shala- create the ultimate lifestyle package hidden away from view.
With all rooms reserved for Shaka Shakti Retreat guests, we are blessed with this private space to enjoy at our own pace.
Each room at Jasper is unique. All the rooms are open air and will feature a beautiful open air bathroom. Each room features a King Bed or two singles for Twin share, and there is Wifi throughout the hotel. The rooms are fitted with locally produced furnishings and fittings mixed with antiques and art deco features. Some of the rooms look out toward the ocean and many of the rooms have sweeping views of the coconut grove on the headland.
Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals who were displaced. The park is known for its amazing elephant orphanage.
We will be taking a safari jeep tour around the park to see the elephants and any other wildlife in their natural habitat. This includes crocodiles, buffalos and peacocks.
To sum up my time spent practicing yoga with Kirsten in Sri Lanka I’d have to say it is freeing. There isn’t a moment where you aren’t made to feel welcomed & loved. As for someone who is just starting their yoga journey that is something so special and a hard to come by. As for the surfing element is there anything better than catching waves with your new made girl friends laughing and cheering each other on from out the back of the break? That kind of environment literally can’t be beaten.Gold Coast, Australia
Wow that was one of the best things I have ever done in my life!
For a woman in her 50s I was worried this retreat wasn't suitable for me but I was so wrong.
I loved immersing myself in Yoga and deepening my practice. Learning how to surf was so empowering and so much fun.London, United Kingdom
Yoga with Kirsten will take you to a place of intense hypnotic bliss - she’s a confident and strong teacher and has a way of guiding you through a flow seamlessly, it’s both soothing and joyful and will stay with you for hours after a class and months after a retreat. Dying to get back to Sri Lanka!Gold Coast, Australia
Kirsten is such a remarkable yoga teacher.She delivers her offering in such an effortless manner.When I joined Kirsten’s retreat in Sri Lanka in 2019 I had no idea what to expect. The retreat included hours of yoga, connection, introspection and surfing. Every time Kirsten facilitated a class she embodied what yoga is. She gave space for movement and expansion on and off the mat. The growth I saw in myself and the other attendees was incredible after a short few days. I was a devoted yogi who practiced daily but my love for the philosophy behind yoga was just a fraction of what it is now.Kirsten has been a huge influence on me and my relationship with Yoga. Shortly after connecting with Kirsten I was inspired to complete my yoga teacher training.Melbourne, AU