The power of intention-sri lanka

Open-air rooms invite the sounds of the ocean and swaying palm trees into a relaxing space that fills your soul. Combine this with onsite yoga, pumping surf a stones throw away, a beautiful rock pool and sunsets from our rooftop lounge – you will not want to leave…
Jasper House Hiriketiya Beach, Southern Sri Lanka

Dates: Dates 10th-17th September, 2020

Suitable For: All levels of yogis including beginners, couples and single travellers

Investment: $2200 Twin Share per person
The whole experience was absolutely amazing - the Gabrielle and Nico team worked out really well. The selection of attendees was well thought out so we all got along. Wish I took more photos! Thank you so much - I was truly nourished!
Just thank you so much for such a wonderful retreat! I really appreciate the love and thought that went into arranging this retreat.

Jasper House

Surrounded by leafy coconut palms, with far-reaching ocean views, Jasper House offers the perfect blend of quiet seclusion and accessibility to the beautiful location. A vibrant surf town with a buzzing community, Hirikiteya Bay is one of the Southern Province’s best surf breaks for beginner and advanced surfers. Beach cafes line the shore, but situated just a two-minute walk up the hill, Jasper House benefits from a degree of separation–making it perfect for those looking for a relaxing break.

Lush tropical settings, an attentive and talented team and a quietly luxurious design- complete with private lap pool and yoga shala- create the ultimate lifestyle package hidden away from view. Whether you come for a retreat– to escape from it all–or just to indulge in style, Jasper House offers the perfect blend of indulgent seclusion and immersion in Sri Lanka’s breathtaking natural beauty.

Our deep roots in Sri Lanka and our respect for the local culture and natural environment are integral to maintaining a spiritual, harmonious location. Our local team delight in helping guests to discover the most amazing nearby landmarks and cultural centre’s along Sri Lanka’s coast.



Our retreat is the hand picked Jasper house, Located at the head of the beautiful Hiriketiya bay Jasper house has a range of rooms from pool view to ocean view. This intimate retreat is solely for our group. You have the option for twin share, double or single.

Each room at Jasper is unique. Most of the rooms are open air and will feature a beautiful open air bathroom. The Deluxe Pool Rooms are more private with closed bathrooms and full closure. Each room features a King Bed and there is Wifi throughout the hotel. The rooms are fitted with locally produced furnishings and fittings mixed with antiques and art deco features.

Some of the rooms look out toward the ocean and many of the rooms have sweeping views of the coconut grove on the headland. Open rooms provide a sitting area with lounge and coffee table which make for an amazing breakfast spot.

Courtyard Deluxe Rooms provide a nice setting with a private ground floor courtyard and the option for an AC room.



Each day our own chef will come and provide beautiful nourishing food. There is a choice of vegetarian or seafood.. The retreat includes three meals a day.

Sample Breakfast includes; Fruit, pancakes, Dahl, vegetables, buffalo curd, rice, beans

Lunch; tempura, fritters, stir fried veges, fruit salad

Dinner; stuffed aubergine, peppers, vegetables, mash, dessert

Please notify of any dietary requirements


Yoga—the power of intention.

Imagine if you could shape your life? That you were no longer seaweed being pulled in every direction but you could use the timeless practices of yoga and mindfulness to fine tune your life and set your course in the direction of your choosing? This is the power of intention.

This retreat aims to connect you back into your purpose, or your reason for being here. It will ask questions and invite contemplation. It will encourage you to set your vision, to make the most of the time here you have on this earth and to channel your energy into the things in life that are most important to you.

The intention of this retreat is to help people reconnect back to their yoga practice and therefore their life.. It is suitable for those starting out in yoga or who have practiced on and off as well as more seasoned yogis wanting to have a break from the busyness of life. The sessions are designed with therapy in mind not only for the body but the heart and mind. Attend one or all of them, this is your time out and there is no obligations to do it all but to do what you love and what makes you feel good.

am session

asana, meditation, pranayama led by Nico Luce.

Nico will lead you through intelligent sequencing and alignment based  therapeutic  movement. Each day will focus on a different area of the body or function of yoga. Nico will teach you breathing techniques to relieve stress, move energy and show you how to use breath to enliven or calm you. He will teach you how we can use meditation as a tool to give focus, clarity and purpose to your life. Each session is designed to move energy in a focussed and intelligent way to give the body more balance, more energy and more freedom in movement.

pm session

yin/restorative/nidra/myofacial release/gentle movement led by Gabrielle Harris.

Gabrielle will take you more into stillness and deepness with quiet well thought out gentle movement, yin and restoratives all offered with a dose of philosophy and insightful wording and yoga philosophy. This will help you learn more about yourself and gain insight into the way yoga plays out in your daily life. The  nourishing classes are designed to heal the body mind and heart using postures and techniques that will take you into a great understanding of how you can soothe, help and heal yourself to create harmony within.

Teachers will swap morning and evening teaching sessions to give you a range of practices.

sample day: 

7:30-8:45 asana meditation pranyayama

9:00-10:00 slow leisurely breakfast followed by swim

10:00-5:00pm free time, surf, swim, check out the water front cafes, visit Tallala,

You can arrange these trips through reception while you are there: Yala / Udawalawa National parks. Whale watching in Mirissa, Turtle watching in Rekawa Stilt fishing in Ahangama, Handungoda tea plantation, spice garden and Galle city Bundala bird sanctuary Temple tours

5:00-6:15 yin meditation nidra restorative yoga

6:30 dinner


Gabrielle Harris

Gabrielle imparts her infectious love for yoga and spirit into each of her carefully designed classes. Having been trained in various traditions for over ten years she brings knowledge, wisdom and a love for living yoga in real life to her teachings.

Her classes are an inspiring and a thought provoking combination of posture and philosophy to help students look beyond their skin and bones. She brings a sense of lightness, wisdom and wit to all her classes.

Gabrielle hosts yoga teachers from around the world and brings together the yoga community in her home town. Her love for the practice of yin yoga prompted her to write ‘The Language of Yin’ which is a guide for teaching and practicing yin. The book features in the top twenty best selling books on Amazon. Her writing has been featured in Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal.

Gabrielle can be found teaching at Abundance Mind Body Porirua.


Nico Luce

Nico is a 500 hour certified yogi and international trainer who has been teaching yoga since 2003. His love for Eastern philosophy, spirituality and anatomy are all weaved skilfully into his teaching. His style is eclectic, drawing on his study with some of the top teachers in Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa, Yin and Power Yoga and Pilates.

You can find Nico studying at his home in Switzerland or travelling to the corners of the globe sharing his teachings in a humble and honest way. Study with him here at Gaia or check out where he will be soon here.




Two sessions per day.


7 nights accommodation in twin share or double bed. ( Please note as this retreat is small preference is given to those sharing or who wish to share.)


Daily vegetarian Sri Lankan meals 3 meals a day

Breakfast including detox drink, lunch and dinner served as a buffet

During the day fruits, coconut & purified water, herbal teas, coffee and fresh juices

Airport Pick up and drop off:

you will be met at the airport and taken to the venue on arrival, Please note this is group travel in mini vans. If you need private transport either to or from the venue there is a surcharge of $80 USD. The mini van will meet the flight from New Zealand in Colombo.

Not Included:



Personal Items

Extra food or drink

Extra Day Trips


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