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Summary

A BOUTIQUE AND RESTORATIVE RETREAT HOLIDAY AMONGST TEA PLANTATIONS, HIGHLAND FORESTS AND ANCIENT TEMPLES OF BREATHTAKING SRI LANKA, THE PEARL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN. LEARN HOW TO USE THE HEALING POWERS OF NATURE AND DISCOVER THE OPEN HEART OF THIS WARM AND SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE.

You are invited to join MINDFUL TRIBES and The Psychology of It’s Dr Jodie Fleming for a unique wellbeing holiday on the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka.

Jodie is a highly respected and experienced clinical and health psychologist, writer, retreat leader and enthusiast for experiential living. Jodie chooses to live a conscious and balanced way of life, through her relationships, self care practices and passion for embracing every moment. Following the highly successful Conscious Living Retreat in Bali, Jodie is excited to step out of the clinic once again and into nature for a new way of sharing her knowledge and personal experiences of nature therapy.

Mindful Tribes is a bespoke retreat travel specialist, based in New Zealand, founded by Jo Duffy. Jo and her team have earned an enviable worldwide reputation as creating highly polished, hand crafted, wellbeing retreat holidays for the everyday person. A Mindful Tribes retreat holiday infuses boutique wellness workshops, stunning food experiences and once in a lifetime experiential moments, all in the most breathtaking destinations.

The Nature & Nurture Retreat is designed with Jodie’s knowledge of the powers of nature and hydrotherapy at its core. As an ocean swimmer for several years, Jodie has lived with and relied on the healing properties of ‘Vitamin Sea’ for her own health, wellbeing and vitality.

Join Jodie and Mindful Tribes for a retreat centred on mindful grounding practices on Victoria Lake, within the highland forests, amongst tea plantations and guided meditations within ancient Buddhist Meditation Caves in the heart of Sri Lanka.

You will savour every moment of the mindfulness based experiential workshops, yoga and meditation, immersed in the tranquillity and elegance of what Marco Polo once described as ‘the most beautiful island in the world’.

Nature versus nurture is a thousands of years old debate among philosophers and scientists alike. Are our human traits predestined products of our genetics, or are they shaped by environments? Through the lens of modern neuroscience we know there are no extreme answers to this debate. Instead, we view them as blended, as one. We need both.

On the Nature & Nurture Retreat nature is nurture.

Embracing the traditions of shinrin yoku, Japanese for forest bathing, our retreat will adopt all that nature therapy has to offer.

The idea is simple yet elegant. By staying at the base of the Knuckles Mountain Range, we will enjoy the healing properties of this stunnning National Park, local lake and breathtaking waterfalls located in the tea plantations. You will have the option to kayak and paddleboard in the lake (subject to water levels).

Messages of balance, self care, self nurturing and nourishment will entwine your subconscious mind. Joined with the nourishing traditional cuisine, we immerse ourselves into a rich culture in a little known part of Sri Lanka with restful swims or massages, you will flourish with the conscious acts of living each experience, mindfully.

During your week you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a wild elephant 4WD safari in one of Sri Lanka’s National Parks at extra cost. We are keen to give our guests opportunities to explore this stunning island but we appreciate some guests will be happy to just relax at the retreat. Details of our two additional excursions (extra cost) will be released at a later date.

Embarking on this breathtaking retreat, you have the opportunity to experience a personal journey of self exploration, empowerment and cultural diversity, meanwhile finding deep relaxation and peace in the timeless beauty of Sri Lanka.

Regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your wellness journey or you are a dedicated wellbeing lover, this retreat will be a transformative journey led by our amazing MINDFUL TRIBES team.

Come retreat with us.

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