Pure Spirit: Ulpotha Eco-retreat in Sri Lanka

Written by on May 7, 2013 in Hotels & Resorts, Travel - Comments Off on Pure Spirit: Ulpotha Eco-retreat in Sri Lanka

There are places on earth where you feel a deep harmony and richness in life. Richness not in lavish artificial constructs, but endless symphonies of birdsong, a sweet taste on your lips and the earth under your feet. If you would like to be stripped down to the core and reminded of what it feels like to live as a natural being, then Ulpotha could be the place to visit.

resortOften called one of the top yoga retreats in the world, this sanctuary nestled in the jungles of Sri Lanka attracts diverse groups of nature loving folk. Some go to practice yoga with renowned teachers , others indulge in the gentle ayurvedic therapies from which the proceeds provide a free clinic for the villagers. Ulpotha never tried hard to be a responsible travel destination, but it embodies this concept by honouring both the land on which it is built and the local people whose hands and hearts take care of the international visitors. Run as a village cooperative, Ulpotha strikes a beautiful balance between heritage and hospitality, and its authenticity extends to the wondrous grounds which have been preserved without electric cables.

foodThe opportunity for an electromagnetic detox is priceless. Travellers slip into a serene cycle of night and day, showering in cool water under the sky, swimming in the lake surrounded by hills and meditating with breathtaking views. The food could be the best part of all- king coconut water flows abundantly in a vegetarian paradise with fresh organic cuisine and delectable snacks throughout the day. Being at Ulpotha is an experience of sensory delight where simplicity meets elegance.


About the Author


Ying is a normal person just like just you and me. She has days where she feels crabby and days where she feels connected to a magical universe. Ying writes on subjects pertaining to consciousness and is a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Educationally she holds a B.A. from Yale University and is passionate about the sacred space where the mind and heart meet. Ying is a being on earth and she would like this to be full of meaning for exploring our relationship to Gaia and beyond.