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Global Heart of Sri Lanka - Nov 11-24 2018


Connect your Heart in Magical SRI LANKA - Pearl of the Indian Ocean! 

Join Sandy and Katie on a once-in-a-life-time changing trip to Sri Lanka!! The Pearl of the Indian ocean.

Sri Lanka touched our hearts both deeply and gently that we were both so inspired to return with a small and unique group of conscious, fun, adventurous new and old friends who appreciate the gems of the planet, committed to leaving a light footprint, while deeply connecting with nature and the beauty of the world and are life long learners. 

YOUR HOSTS:
Alexandra (Sandy) Von Waaden is a professional bi-lingual travel agent, Energy Healer and co-founder of Global Heart Healer Training.
Katherine (Katie) Fisher is Acupuncturist, co-founder of Hawaii Healing Sound School and Hawaii Health Guide)  

Together we have scouted out the best of Sri Lanka and refined an extraordinary itinerary that satisfies and nourishes every level of your dreams of exploring the Pearl of India.. Sri Lanka!

Using the "cosmic starfish" style of group travel, people can participate in as much or little scheduled adventures as they wish from our two beautiful WATER or EARTH "base camps" to explore inward and/or outward travel with full support of a fabulously talented and capable posse of new and old friends, a handsome super excellent local "inside" guide who makes travel effortless and opens the doors to genuine interactions with the locals, Hosts and guides who genuinely cares about your experiences. with the emphasis on experiencing the energy, culture and beauty of Sri Lanka off the tourist track travel. 

Join Sandy and Katie on a magical once-in-a-life-time changing trip to Sri Lanka!! The Pearl of the Indian ocean.

Sri Lanka touched our hearts both deeply and gently that we were both so inspired to return with a small and unique group of conscious, fun, adventurous new and old friends who appreciate the gems of the planet, committed to leaving a light footprint, while deeply connecting with nature and the beauty of the world and are life long learners.

Experience the pure vibration and Upper Echelon Frequencies of Love, Synchronicity, Resonance, Radiant Health and Joy with a group of new and old friends who each have unique gifts and life skills to share and a common love and appreciation for the planet.

Our unique itinerary includes:
Daily Tibetan Yoga -
Learn the ancient movements of Lu Jong
Meditate under the starry sky and step into another dimension
Enjoy sound bath in pure bliss Self Sound Heal
WILD LIFE.. the real thing! 
Wild Elephants, Tropical Birds, Big Cats, the nocturnal Loris, Owls.....Go on a wild safari trip to meet with your spirit animal for real!!
Spend time with Sea Turtles, Sri Lanka is famous for five species of turtles who regularly visit the sandy beaches to nest along the island's western and southern shores. These are the Green turtle, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley

ANCIENT MYSTERIES: Eight sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage, we will experience several of these in the trip, with option to visit the ancient city of Sigiriya (see below)

$2499
14 days in Paradise

Experience elements of WATER and EARTH!

DAY 1-4 BEACH FRONT SRI LANKA INDIAN OCEAN!
~ 4 nights beach front 4star hotel near Bentota - double room including breakfast
(other meals and Auyrvedic spa options are additional for these 4 days as different people maybe arriving at different times, or choose different diets to reduce jet leg or have more therapeutic treatments.

BENTOTA HIGHLIGHTS
**Includes Night Turtle Trips, visit to Turtle hatchery, 
**local Buddhist temples, 
**delicious cuisine
**ample time to relax in warm climate and gentle clean ocean on untrampled natural beaches.

**Ayurvedic treatment options include consult with Ayuervedic physician, Personalized treatments can include: Calming Vata from travel, nourishing the brain and nervous system restoration with shirodhara, improving circulation with massage, foot spa, schedule light gentle Pancha Karma detox with special diet to lighten up.

Single room upgrade: $111

OPTIONAL BENTOTO TRIPS:
*Day trip to Unesco Site: The old town of Galle and its fortifications
for those that are called traveling along the coast of Sri Lanka towards the tip of the Pearl. Damaged by the Tsunami of 2004 : we will stop and offer a group GLOBAL HEART heal and clear **Samskara: Visit and Meditation to the areas hit by tsunamis, visit places that miraculously were missed by the waves.

BENTOTA SHOPPING:
**Quality Gemstone shopping. Sri Lanka is famous for quality Blue Sapphires, Amythest, Emeralds etc. We will visit Sorborn, a wholesale gem and jewelry showroom connected with mines and jewel cutters. It is very fun to be in the energetic presence of amazing royal gems- with no sales pressure AT ALL!
**Ayurvedic Pharmacies and healing herbal products made in Sri Lanka
** Famous Sri Lankan Spices
** Mask museum and Mask carvers

BEACH: Ocean swimming and body surfing right in front of hotel. Temple Tree Hotel also has a beautiful pool

GARDEN: Celebrated East Asian architect Geoffrey BAWA (died in 2008) has a famous garden in Bentoto a beautiful way to spend an afternoon in nature

$2,499 includes transportation from Bentoto to Mud House ( 200 Km ) on Day 5.

DAY 5-14

9 NIGHTS AT MUDHOUSE ECO LODGE
See this link for images, reviews and details
http://www.themudhouse.lk/birds/
:
The Mudhouse is a completly unique and magical place. To say you feel "grounded" here is an understatement. Connect deeply to the EARTH ELEMENT with time for your body to anchor deeply into the energy of the EARTH.

An eco-lodge in concept, it is crafted from local materials and with so much love! We are the personal guests of owner Thom and his extended family. and staff.

OFF THE TOURIST PATH... but Located in the HEART of the "Cultural Triangle" of SACRED SRI LANKA:
The Mudhouse is two and a half hours drive from Colombo’s BIA international airport.
Kandy is two and a half hours away wilst Anuradhapura is one and a half. Sigiriya and many of the ‘Cultural Triangle’ sites are roughly 3 hours drive.

We have reserved the entire 50 acres, which includes a village layout of 5 main dwelling lodges, an open sided dining lodge, a yoga shala with incredible energy, natural materials on a lake. The entire Eco Lodge is hand crafted of natural materials, yet gorgeous use of stone, forest paths, birds are everywhere, yet there is a deep peace. The "huts" are equipped with fabulous mattresses and different layouts offer privacy, jungle romance, group and communal hang spaces, creative spaces, the "mud" floors and walls are hand made termite mound mica earth, gentle to the feet, and energetically incredibly nourishing. The entire property is Off grid, yet all the elements of fire, battery chargers, solar lamps, bike paths, and a hot spot if you need access to your emails. All this is within a spacious space place to explore day and night and feel yourself connect to the element EARTH and SPACE. surrounded by dry land forest, and lakes.

BUDDHISM:
The footsteps of the Buddha have left more then Bodhi Trees. The essence and ethics of Buddhism prevail in Sri Lanka, and the area is safe for women travelers, and also to relax around your personal property while at the Mud House.

The Mud House retreat grows their own organic food, including fresh curry leaves, gotu kola, vegetables and spices. The kitchen is beyond beyond. 8 wood fires and 4 chefs prepare your meals made from local ingredients, spices, sauces, and beautiful table top decorations invite the senses to open and be nourished on every level.

"BEST FOOD IN SRI LANKA"
Did we mention the amazing private chefs at the Mud House working to create delicious meals just for YOU! every meal!
But you will still feel sleek, no gluten, additives, all natural, the food is flavorful, and unique but light and nutritious. Easily vegan, there are also meat and fish options.

$2499PRICES INCLUDES WATER and EARTH :
The Beach Front Hotel (first 4 days) - water
AND the Mud House which includes:
**all FABULOUS meals, 3 daily meals, organic, locally sources, fire kitchen "best food in Sri Lanka"
**included activities such as
biking (bikes provided) or tuk tuk day and full moon ceremony at the sacred city of *Anuradhapura (Unesco Heritage Site 1982),
**kayak, bike, bird watching, nocternal wildlife guide, early morning wildlife animal safari, Buddhist cave art, blessings,
**transport to mud house from Bentota
**private guide with us at all times
**personal car and driver for our group for local explorations
**airport transport to Colombo on 11.24.2018
**morning Yoga: Lu Jung sessions. Learn and practice 5 element movements of TIbetan Yoga
** Ample Free time for relaxing, exploring, writing, playing music,
exploring local villages, hike to rock top temples, explore caves protecting giant Buddhist statues, swim in the quarry or local lakes, make an offering of water to the Bodhi Tree, honoring the roots of Buddhism. Explore hiking trails, kayaking, bird watching, spiritual practices, mountain bikes, local weekly markets, or just lay in your hammock and DO NOTHING.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: (additional Fees)
OPTIONAL 2-day intensive ADDITIONAL PROGRAM: $333
at the Mud House Day 5-6
2 day GLOBAL HEART HEALER Training for self healing or enhancing your practitioner tool kit with Katie and Sandy includes.
Sky Ananda - emotional release technique
Heart Vitality Vortex - recharge life force energy
Aura Meditation - connect with the Buddha Aura frequency
Tuning Fork Frequency training installations and Acupressure points
Sunset Sound Bath in Tune with nature
NOTE: you are saving $333 as this training is $666 in USA and Europe.

MORE INFO ON GLOBAL HEART HEALER TRAINING AND PRACTICE:
https://www.facebook.com/globalhearthealers/

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: (additional Fees)
OPTIONAL DAY TOUR:
Guided day tour and hike to UNESCO site: Sigirya This is a strenuous day hike.. not for those with knee problems includes hike up 1,000 stairs)
$111 includes driver, entrance fee and guide.

PLEASE NOTE WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Does not include:
AIR TRAVEL to Sri Lanka (approx $600-1200 RT) depending on airline and departure route
If coming from India: Chenai is about $100 on India Air

Does not include:
transport FROM airport to Bentoto (but give us your schedule and we can arrange for best transport)

Does not include:
First 3 days of lunch and dinner at the Beach Hotel (Breakfast is included)
Ayurvedic personal treatments at the Beach Hotel

Does not Include:
The Special OPTIONAL Activities listed above-
Global Heart Healers Training (2 days)
Sigirya Day Tour (1 day)

Note: Private Healing Sessions with Katie and Sandy and other practitioners on the trip can be arranged.

Note: the trip size is limited. We have made group rate arrangements through building relationships with the owners of the retreat and private guide that can save you about $600 off the cost of planning this trip yourself, yet enjoy community of wonderful people and nest into the eco-lodge luxury of natural time and deep relaxation that is precious and priceless. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions and inspirations!
Much love and aloha
Katie and Sandy

Experience the pure vibration of love, synchronicity and joy with a group of new and old friends who each have unique gifts and life skills to share and a common love and appreciation for the planet.

A unique itinerary includes:
Daily Tibetan Yoga Learn the ancient movements of Lu Jong
Meditate under the starry sky and step into another dimension
Enjoy sound bath in pure bliss Self Sound Heal
Wild Elephants, Tropical Birds, Big Cats.....Go on a wild safari trip to meet with your spirit animal for real
Spend time with Sea Turtles, Sri Lanka is a major nesting destination for several kinds of highly endangered sea turtles inlduing leatherback, ridley, green
ANCIENT MYSTERIES: Eight sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage, we will experience several of these in the trip, with option to visit the ancient city of Sigiriya (1982) 

14 days in Paradise

Experience elements of WATER and EARTH!

DAY 1-4 BEACH FRONT SRI LANKA INDIAN OCEAN!
~ 4 nights beach front 4star hotel near Bentota - double room including breakfast
(other meals and Auyrvedic spa options are additional for these 4 days as different people maybe arriving at different times, or choose different diets to reduce jet leg or have more therapeutic treatments.
Includes Night Turtle Trips, visit to Turtle hatchery, local temples, cusine, ample time to relax in warm climate and gentle clean ocean on natural beach. 
Ayurvedic treatment optionss include consult with Ayutrvedic physician, nervous system restoration with shirodhara, massage, foot spa, or light gentle Pancha Karma detox
Single room upgrade: $100

OPTIONAL BENTOTO TRIPS: 
*Day trip to Unesco Site: The old town of Galle and its fortifications
for those that are called traveling along the coast of Sri Lanka towards the tip of the Pearl. Damaged by the Tsunami of 2004 : we will stop and offer a group GLOBAL HEART heal and clear Samskara: Visit and Meditation to the areas hit by tsunamis, visit places that miraculously were missed by the waves. 

BENTOTA SHOPPING:
**Quality Gemstone shopping. Sri Lanka is famous for quality Blue Saphires, Amythest, Emeralds etc. We will visit Sorborn, a wholesale gem and jewelry showroom connected with mines and jewel cutters. It is very fun to be in the energetic presence of amazing royal gems- with no sales pressure AT ALL!  
**Ayurvedic Pharmacies and healing herbal products made in Sri Lanka
** Famous Sri Lankan Spices
** Mask museum and Mask carvers

BEACH: Ocean swimming and body surfing right in front of hotel. Temple Tree Hotel also has a beautiful pool

GARDEN: Celebrated East Asian architect Geoffrey BAWA (died in 2008) has a famous garden in Bentoto a beautiful way to spend an afternoon in nature

includes transportation from Bentoto to Mud House ( 200 Km ) on Day 5.

DAY 5-14

9 NIGHTS AT MUDHOUSE ECO LODGE
See this link for images, reviews and details
http://www.themudhouse.lk/birds/

The Mudhouse is a completly unique and magical place. To say you feel "grounded" here is an understatement. Connect deeply to the EARTH ELEMENT with time for your body to anchor deeply into the energy of the EARTH.

An eco-lodge in concept, it is crafted from local materials and with so much love! We are the personal guests of owner Thom and his extended family. and staff. 

OFF THE TOURIST PATH... but Located in the HEART of the "Cultural Triangle" of SACRED SRI LANKA:
The Mudhouse is two and a half hours drive from Colombo’s BIA international airport. 
Kandy is two and a half hours away wilst Anuradhapura is one and a half. Sigiriya and many of the ‘Cultural Triangle’ sites are roughly 3 hours drive. 

We have reserved the entire 50 acres, which includes a village layout of 5 main dwelling lodges, an open sided dining lodge, a yoga shala with incredible energy, natural materials on a lake. The entire Eco Lodge is hand crafted of natural materials, yet gorgeous use of stone, forest paths, birds are everywhere, yet there is a deep peace. The "huts" are equipped with fabulous mattresses and different layouts offer privacy, jungle romance, group and communal hang spaces, creative spaces, the "mud" floors and walls are hand made termite mound mica earth, gentle to the feet, and energetically incredibly nourishing. The entire property is Off grid, yet all the elements of fire, battery chargers, solar lamps, bike paths, and a hot spot if you need access to your emails. All this is within a spacious space place to explore day and night and feel yourself connect to the element EARTH and SPACE. surrounded by dry land forest, and lakes. 

Buddhism: 
The ethics of Buddhism prevail in Sri Lanka, and the area is safe for women travelers, and also to relax around your personal property while at the Mud House. 

The Mud House retreat grows their own organic food, including fresh curry leaves, gotu kola, vegetables and spices. The kitchen is beyond beyond. 8 wood fires and 4 chefs prepare your meals made from local ingredients, spices, sauces, and beautiful table top decorations invite the senses to open and be nourished on every level.

"BEST FOOD IN SRI LANKA" 
Did we mention the amazing private chefs at the Mud House working to create delicious meals just for YOU! every meal! 
But you will still feel sleek, no gluten, additives, all natural, the food is flavorful, and unique but light and nutritious. Easily vegan, there are also meat and fish options.

$2499 PRICE INCLUDES WATER and EARTH :
The Beach Front Hotel (first 4 days) - water
AND the Mud House which includes:

  • all FABULOUS meals, 3 daily meals, organic, locally sources, fire kitchen "best food in Sri Lanka"  
  • included activities such as 
  • biking (bikes provided) or tuk tuk day and full moon ceremony at the sacred city of Anuradhapura (Unesco Heritage Site 1982),  
  • kayak, bike, bird watching, nocternal wildlife guide, early morning wildlife animal safari, Buddhist cave art, blessings,
  • transport to mud house from Bentota 
  • private guide with us at all times
  • personal car and driver for our group for local explorations
  • airport transport to Colombo on 11.24.2018
  • morning Yoga: Lu Jung sessions. Learn and practice 5 element movements of TIbetan Yoga
  • Ample Free time for relaxing, exploring, writing, playing music, exploring local villages, hike to rock top temples, explore caves protecting giant Buddhist statues, swim in the quarry or local lakes, make an offering of water to the Bodhi Tree, honoring the roots of Buddhism. Explore hiking trails, kayaking, bird watching, spiritual practices, mountain bikes, local weekly markets, or just lay in your hammock and DO NOTHING. 


SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: (additional Fees)
OPTIONAL 2-day intensive ADDITIONAL PROGRAM: $333
at the Mud House Day 5-6
2 day GLOBAL HEART HEALER Training for self healing or enhancing your practitioner tool kit with Katie and Sandy includes.
Sky Ananda - emotional release technique
Heart Vitality Vortex - recharge life force energy
Aura Meditation - connect with the Buddha Aura frequency
Tuning Fork Frequency training installations and Acupressure points
Sunset Sound Bath in Tune with nature
NOTE: you are saving $333 as this training is $666 in USA and Europe.

MORE INFO ON GLOBAL HEART HEALER TRAINING AND PRACTICE:
https://www.facebook.com/globalhearthealers/

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: (additional Fees)
OPTIONAL DAY TOUR:
Guided day tour and hike to UNESCO site: Sigirya This is a strenuous day hike.. not for those with knee problems includes hike up 1,000 stairs)
$111 includes driver, entrance fee and guide.


PLEASE NOTE WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Does not include:
AIR TRAVEL to Sri Lanka (approx $600-1200 RT) depending on airline and departure route
If coming from India: Chenai is about $100 on India Air

Does not include:
transport FROM airport to Bentoto (but give us your schedule and we can arrange for best transport)
First 3 days of lunch and dinner at the Beach Hotel (Breakfast is included)
Ayurvedic personal treatments at the Beach Hotel

Does not Include:
The Special OPTIONAL Activities listed above- 
Global Heart Healers Training (2 days) 
Sigirya Day Tour (1 day) 

Note: Private Healing Sessions with Katie and Sandy and other practitioners on the trip can be arranged.

Note: the trip size is limited. We have made group rate arrangements through building relationships with the owners of the retreat and private guide that can save you about $600 off the cost of planning this trip yourself, yet enjoy community of wonderful people and nest into the eco-lodge luxury of natural time and deep relaxation that is precious and priceless. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions and inspirations!
Much love and aloha
Katie and Sandy

Earlier Event: October 20
The Art and Science of Sound Healing