Parampara Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Parampara Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Hikkaduwa: Hours, Address, Parampara Yoga & Meditation Retreat Reviews: 5/5

Parampara Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Parampara Yoga & Meditation Retreat
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Parampara Yoga is dedicated to creating a positive change in the world through yoga retreats, training, and workshops. We organize Yoga Retreats starting from 4 days/3 nights for people who need a break in their life in a peaceful and green environment, go deeper into their practice, and get daily healthy homemade food. Imagine yourself waking up with the only sound of the birds and other creatures in a very relaxing and calm environment near the most beautiful beach of Mallorca, Spain. Start your day with a yoga class followed by a delicious healthy breakfast, and being part of inspiring talks where you will learn practical tools for your happiness and for having a healthy lifestyle. Parampara Yoga offers you a healing experience that ensures you a memorable holiday.
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Green Edge Villa, Narigama, Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa Near Port d'Alcudia beach, Hikkaduwa 07420 Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
Very good

Renee B
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
We all need timeout from our busy schedules...this was 100% the right choice for the escape I needed. It was my first time in Sri Lanka, and first time using the website. It was all a very straightforward process and experience.

Andoni and Mayra - you are such beautiful souls - they were so incredibly helpful with their continuous communication and assistance before and during the retreat. The attention to detail and loving attitude towards the organisation of the retreat, even down to the food prepared for us was so amazing. They also continued this by sending photos after the retreat which was great.

Mayra demonstrated her wealth of knowledge and experience within the yoga sessions giving us all a taster into different types of yoga. I felt calm, stretched, and centred with each session of yoga and meditation. We were very lucky because it was also a full moon for which they put on a special ritual, meal and bonfire for it. It was a really memorable night so thank you! The meditations and group discussions led by both of them were so valuable and positive.

The location itself was perfect. 2 hours from the airport with a driver which was fine with the new motorways. Narigama beach in Hikkaduwa is stunning with a touch of tourism - restaurants etc along the beach. You can't hear any of this from the retreat location though which is about 7-10mins walk depending on your speed! The waves were a bit big in the afternoons but it's still a beautiful beach on which I walked every morning and evening. I still went in! The house itself is just stunning. I felt very at home and you really do feel like you are in a Sri Lankan sanctuary. I really felt at peace immediately. The land is so beautiful with animals running wild (monkeys!) and even giant reptiles, and of course their dogs whom they have rescued. They source a lot of the food from the fruit and vegetables in their own garden.

Overall it was a truly memorable experience and retreat, that I will soon be returning to again! Please also see my photos as I did explore down the coast a bit!

Thank you again Mayra and Andoni - I am so incredibly grateful to have met you both. I will see you soon! xox
Written May 20, 2018
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Ripon, UK35 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I had an absolutely lovely time at Green Edge Villa!
After excellent communication with Mayra I finally arrived after nearly 5 weeks in Sri Lanka. Mayra and Andoni make the villa feel like home immediately. I loved the open feel there, as if you are outside all the time with the breeze blowing through and walking barefoot. The garden is lovely and there are a troop of langur monkeys who visit the trees. But it's also an easy walk down the lane to the beach and all facilities.
Yoga with Mayra was lovely. She is a dedicated and gentle teacher and I enjoyed practising the different kinds of yoga.
This was my first real dabble into meditation and Andoni and Mayra have really inspired me with our innovative talks. These have made me think again about what is important in life and I have brought those thoughts home with me.
Mayra and Andoni are a very sweet, kind and gentle couple who understand about the pressures of the life so many of us now lead and offer a welcome respite from that and the opportunity to re-assess where you are going and how to cope!
An added bonus - lovely healthy food and 3 rescued street dogs who are very entertaining and adorable! Thank you again Mayra and Andoni and hope to re-visit!
Written May 16, 2018
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3 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
For me, this was much more than a yoga and meditation retreat. The yoga was great and the meditation sublime. However, Mayra and Andoni provided me with a highly personalised experience that helped me understand more about the nature of happiness and the benefits of traditional yoga principles. They are very friendly and genuine people who are happy to engage in 'deeper' conversations. For me, I found this quite inspiring. It was a much broader experience than I expected. But if you're just looking for great yoga and meditation then that works too. The villa is comfortable, stylish and set in beautiful gardens surrounds by nature and animals. Yet its only a short walk to the beach and many amenities. The food was tasty. The three dogs were a joy to watch. I highly recommend this retreat!
Written April 28, 2018
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Greater London12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This was a really positive and uplifting retreat. I enjoyed the mix of yoga styles and the small class sizes meant individual correction/ assistance. This was the first time I felt like downward dog was a resting pose. The food was lovely and varied, Spanish night was a highlight. The inspirational talks had some interesting ideas.
Written April 17, 2019
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Theresa Wolf
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Friends
I really enjoyed my time at Parampara Yoga! Maya and Andoni are very nice and welcoming people who make your trip a really great one. The Yoga with Maya is very well lead and gives you relaxation for sure. Andoni makes the retreat with his inspirational talks to a very special one for me. I will come back for sure!
Written April 17, 2019
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Solo
The retreat was what I was expecting it was a great space to rest and clear the thoughts, the combination between yoga, spiritual practices and life coaching is great, I left with a much more clear head and a happy heart. The house is beautiful, tranquil and clean. The host Mayra, Andoni, and the pets make you feel at home. Canishca the cook is a lovely person and his food is delicious. Absolutely recommend it!
Written September 19, 2018
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Geneva1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Solo
I had a great experience here! The villa is situated in a calm area full of nature and close to the beach. It's an ideal place to have a peaceful stay. All activities were thoroughly prepared by a lovely couple who run the villa. I enjoyed the yoga sessions very much. I had the chance to improve my skills and learn about different types of yoga practices. I also learned meditation techniques and just had some time to chill out. Andony and Mayra were great to help arrange everything, and once I was there, they took the time to explain everything about the surroundings. I truly felt at home here. Sri Lanka was great, and staying at the villa was one of the highlights. I would definitely recommend staying at the villa!
Written August 17, 2018
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Alex N
Vilnius, Lithuania2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Absolutely loved my time with Mayra and Andoni. It was a very refreshing, relaxing time. The villa itself is very comfortable, minutes away from the beach. I found the yoga sessions very interesting as we discussed the rationale behind the poses and practices various types of meditating. I would highly recommend coming here if you are new to yoga or simply want to practice in this gorgeous and tranquil piece of the world.
Written May 31, 2018
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