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Thera-Sea Sri Lanka


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E S C A P E

for a week retreat with Thera-Sea.

Voted one of the six best wellness breaks - The Guardian

“I didn’t realise quite how much I needed this” - Chris Sayer, VICE

Join Thera-Sea for an exciting surf and well-being holiday on the exotic island of Sri Lanka. We provide transformational retreats that combine surfing, yoga and well-being, all set in a stunning beach front location, complete with delicious nutritious local cuisine. This retreat aims to give people time out from their busy lives to relax, get back to nature and develop well-being skills so the feel good factor continues long after you leave us.

RELAX.

RESET.

REDISCOVER.

Our experienced professionals are passionate about giving people the tools they require to manage stress and improve well-being whilst having a great time. The educational courses break free from outdated preconceptions and enable people to take back control of their lives through a lifestyle approach to health. Thera-Sea helps people develop a better understanding of the body’s systems and teach you how to implement coping skills that can transform people’s lives.

"Thera-sea changed my life."

Spend a week at Thera-Sea's beach front surf house in the South West Coast of Sri Lanka honoring your surfing skills, or learning to surf with our professional coaches at a variety of reef and beach breaks, complimented by surf specific yoga and fuelled by tremendously tasty local food.

Sri Lanka is an exotic paradise with breath-taking beauty, raw wildlife, colourful cuisine and fascinating culture. It is also home to some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

If you're looking to surf a variety of user-friendly reef beach breaks wrapped by tropical jungle all day and feast on the most incredible curries by night, then Sri Lanka is the one.


THE TEAM

Katy   Katy is the founder of Thera-Sea and has worked on the front line of mental health for 12 years with continued training in multiple therapies such as; cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and lifestyle medicine. Her workshops are filled with a wealth of knowledge. Alongside Katy’s clinical experience she has always been a keen adventurer and lover of the outdoors, you will always find her surfing, on paddleboard expeditions or taking on the next impossible challenge.

Katy

Katy is the founder of Thera-Sea and has worked on the front line of mental health for 12 years with continued training in multiple therapies such as; cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and lifestyle medicine. Her workshops are filled with a wealth of knowledge. Alongside Katy’s clinical experience she has always been a keen adventurer and lover of the outdoors, you will always find her surfing, on paddleboard expeditions or taking on the next impossible challenge.

Liv   Katy’s younger sister Liv is also a fellow mental health nurse. Liv has been working as a mental health nurse for five years, she is passionate about working in a psycho-social framework and has developed various different strategies and knowledge in applied therapies; such as anxiety/stress management, principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. In her free time, you’ll often find Liv in the mountains, wild swimming and exploring new places.

Liv

Katy’s younger sister Liv is also a fellow mental health nurse. Liv has been working as a mental health nurse for five years, she is passionate about working in a psycho-social framework and has developed various different strategies and knowledge in applied therapies; such as anxiety/stress management, principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. In her free time, you’ll often find Liv in the mountains, wild swimming and exploring new places.

Katie   Guiding you through your yoga practice on the retreat will be Katie. A ray of positive energy and kindness. Her teaching is focused around helping us to find more peace and balance in both body and mind. She will guide you through not only strength and agility focused Vinyasa style classes, but also relaxation and mobility centred practices drawn from her training in Restorative and Yin yoga. She is also currently studying a masters in Mindfulness and will introduce you to some of her favourite meditation and mindfulness practices on the retreat.

Katie

Guiding you through your yoga practice on the retreat will be Katie. A ray of positive energy and kindness. Her teaching is focused around helping us to find more peace and balance in both body and mind. She will guide you through not only strength and agility focused Vinyasa style classes, but also relaxation and mobility centred practices drawn from her training in Restorative and Yin yoga. She is also currently studying a masters in Mindfulness and will introduce you to some of her favourite meditation and mindfulness practices on the retreat.

Well-being workshop: 


Most people don’t need a pill, they need a lifestyle prescription.

Learn to master your own well-being with workshops delivered to you by our own specialist mental health nurse, stress management consultant and keen adventurer; Katy Griffin. Katy’s ethos is to make people her students and not her patients by empowering them to take home the skills they learn and implement into their everyday lives. Human beings have not evolved biologically for 30,000 years. Our minds are prehistoric hardware trying to run the softwear of the 21st century. No wonder we crash once in a while. These progressive workshops focus on 21st century solutions for 21st century problems. Through Katy’s passion for helping people to understand mental health and wellbeing, she has developed forward thinking and innovative workshops that get to the root cause of peoples difficulties. This workshop empowers you to develop skills, knowledge and techniques to understand and overcome life’s challenges which all impact upon health and well-being.

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We provide world class surf coaching by working with professional, highly experienced coaches who have competed at a professional level and also hold recognised lifesaving qualifications to ensure your safety. Whatever your surfing ability, complete beginner or total ripper our coaches commitment is to take your surfing to the next level whilst giving you the skills to progress independently as well.

NIKITA:

Nikita Robb is one of the top female surfers in the World and one of the best surf coaches in the game. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa where she is a multiple National Champion, Nikita has been involved in our surf adventures since the start. She spent a part of her early twenties traveling the World surfing on the prestigious ASP World Tour, but has decided to plant roots in Sri Lanka, doing what she does best, sharing her love of the ocean and surfing with stoked guests. Nikita has been a part of the development of our legendary surf coaching programs and can guarantee to make you a better surfer.

DAVID:

David 'Pof' Solomon is also from South Africa where he competes at a professional level. He is a passionate surf coach and has been working in Sri Lanka and Indonesia for the past few years, spreading the stoke to many happy customers. David has tireless energy levels and an infectious positive attitude. If he's not teaching you to surf your best, he'll be surfing himself and putting on a show

SURF:

Sri Lanka has been on the map of traveling surfers since the 70’s but it’s still relatively quiet. Whilst most surfers head for Indonesia, Sri Lanka is receiving the same swells, but due to the deep water over the reefs, it is a great place for beginner – intermediate surfers to get an introduction to surfing reef breaks. The waves around Ahangama range from 3 mile stretches of playful beach breaks and long left hander point breaks, to short, fast barreling rights. The right hand point breaks around Arugam Bay are World class. Video Analysis: This is a tried and tested technique that helps you to improve your surfing. We will also take lots of photos throughout your trip which handily double up as holiday mementos as well.

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The Villa

The Surf House is located in the thriving local town of Ahangama, on the SW Coast, nicely tucked away into the jungle away from the hustle and bustle, yet just 50m from one of the best surf spots in the region. The house is a stone’s throw away from the waves on the South West Coast and we've got all the surf facilities you would expect. Triple, twin and double rooms are available. All of which are en suite, with comfy beds to ensure a good nights sleep after a hard days shredding.

Accommodation comprises of shared triple rooms with a fan.

You can upgrade to a shared double or twin room with air-conditioning.

Single occupancy is available for an additional charge.



Here is a break down of what you can expect from the retreat:


Day 1:

12.00: TRANSFERS

15.00: Arrival
18.00: Welcome
19.00: Dinner

Day 2:

06.30: Yoga
07.30: Breakfast
08.30: Surf lesson
11.00: Surf analysis
11.30: *Free time
13.00: Workshop
15.00: *Free time
18.00: Yoga
19.00: Dinner

Day 3:

06.30: Yoga
07.30: Breakfast
08.30: Surf lesson
11.00: Surf analysis
11.30: *Free time
13.00: Workshop
15.00: *Free time
18.00: Yoga
19.00: Dinner

Day 4:

06.30: Yoga
07.30: Breakfast
08.30: Surf lesson
11.00: Surf analysis
11.30: *Free time
13.00: Workshop
15.00: *Free time
18.00: Yoga
19.00: Dinner


Day 5:

07.30: Breakfast
Excursion Day
19.00: Dinner out

Day 6:

06.30: Yoga
07.30: Breakfast
08.30: Surf lesson
11.00: Surf analysis
11.30: *Free time
13.00: Workshop
15.00: *Free time
18.00: Yoga
19.00: Dinner Out

Day 7:

07.30: Breakfast
DEPARTURES
09.00 TRANSFERS

  • In your free time at lunch, you can explore the local area and purchase traditional cuisine for as little as £1

  • During one afternoon, you will be offered a 45 minute massage and a 45 minute 1:1 session with Katy or Liv or you can join in on the group surf lesson.



What its worth:

£995 per person

  • Five well-being workshops

  • Five surf lessons with video analysis

  • Five group surf lessons

  • Equipment hire

  • Airport transfers at selected times

  • Two daily yoga sessions

  • A day's excursion

  • One massage

  • Daily breakfast

  • Five evening meals

  • 1:1 chat with Katy or Liv

  • Seven night's accommodation in a shared triple room with ensuite.


Upgrade for a shared twin or double room with ensuite and air conditioning for...

£1175

Single occupancy available for:

£1475

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Earlier Event: October 4
October 2019 ***FULLY BOOKED***
Later Event: March 27
March 2020