THE LIVING DETOX ATELIER, SRI LANKA
The Living Detox Atelier is a live-it-learn-it retreat curated for wellness facilitators and health enthusiasts making high-impact through their work in the world.
During the week-long Living Detox Atelier, we will explore and experience dozens of mind-body detox methodologies and treatments in combination with a series of high-level workshops on plant-based healing food preparation. Creating a truly embodied wellness experience.
WE ARE ALL STUDENTS AND TOGETHER WE BECOME TEACHERS
THE DETOX OVERVIEW
IThe detox classes and lived practices unfold by virtue of classical Ayurvedic detox methodology, science-based detox methods, detox-supportive supplementation, therapeutic movement, a full digestive system re-set, pure aromatics, all fuelled by next-level culinary alchemy.
Expect to feel amazing.
“I left the Amaveda retreat with glowing skin and a flat tummy, feeling more flexible and with a chilled nervous system. In other words, a complete reboot. What’s not to like?” –Caroline Phillips. Award-winning journalist, Tatler Spa Guide.
Rukgala is Sri Lanka’s newest boutique hotel and retreat centre. Located just outside Kandy in the majestic Knuckles mountains of central Sri Lanka. Rukgala is the perfect venue for our Atelier and provides the perfect balance between accessible nature and chic minimalist-styled comfort. Victoria lake sits adjacent to the hotel, ideal for wild swimming and hiking.
I am so excited and very honoured to be collaborating with Nathalie on this retreat. Nathalie is a classically trained plant-based chef and certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has captured my heart over the last few years with her deep knowledge of food as medicine and for her gift in creating the medicinal plate, as a work of art. Her passion to spread awareness of what it means to be holistically healthy through mindful and nourishing culinary traditions is truly inspiring and wildly infections.
LIVE IT | LEARN IT
The Living Detox Atelier will include a series of info-rich classes and hands-on workshops spread graciously throughout the week. Guests will simultaneously be ‘living’ many of the detox practices in real time, truly receiving the benefits physically, emotionally and intellectually.
We will be sharing information with you based on the latest in wellness science and modern plant-based nutrition. We will be playing with the magic of Sri Lanka’s abundant medicinal and fresh foods, demonstrating that medicinal food is found in every country, there is medicine to be made anywhere and that all you need is the true desire to nourish the body.
YOGA | BREATH | MOVEMENT | MANTRA | MEDITATION
MOVEMENT EVERY DAY. We have invited some incredible movement practitioners to help us play in this gorgeous space. We will also be exploring the essential ‘art of chill’ and its fundamental roll in detox and rejuvenation protocols via binaural beats, nidra and many other techniques.
THE ATELIER WORKSHOPS
- AMAVEDA WORKSHOPS -
1. THE PANCHAKARMA DETOX AND THE MODERN ADAPTATIONS
We will dive into the 5 classical Panchakarma detox practices and their modern-day adaptations, applications and methodology.
2. FUNCTIONAL FASTING
We will examine the latest research on fasting for cognition enhancement, disease prevention and longevity. We will unpack 4 different methods for implementing a fast including Emily's own finding's on functional fasting.
3. THE BIO SPA - WHATS ON THE OUTSIDE MATTERS
Hand on, we play with the Earth's most dynamic spa ingredients such as clays, salts, plant-butters, essential oils and Ayurvedic Thailums; creating products in harmony with the skin's microbiome and in support of our largest organ of elimination, the skin.
4. THE ALCHEMICAL DETOX PROTOCOL
We examine how to harness the power of the Universal elements of Water, Fire, Earth and Air to detoxify the physical, mental, electrical, intuitive and cosmic body.
- EARTH TO PLATE WORKSHOPS -
1. THE LIVING PANTRY –WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE MATTERS
Getting started with the core plant-based pantry Ingredients-from ancient grains, seaweeds, natural sweeteners, healthy seasonings, dairy and gluten alternatives, appropriate equipment and easy cooking tips to access from your healing pantry.
2. PLANT-BASED DIET UPGRADES
Plant-based certainly does not need to be boring or bland. We'll take an uncomplicated look at turning the ordinary into the extraordinary! Learn the secrets to unlocking flavours, how to marry ingredients & create tasty and innovative ways to enjoy plant-based foods.
3. FOOD AS MEDICINE AND HOW TO FEED THE MICROBIOME
What is in the medicinal spice rack, breaking down different dietary sensitivities and which foods to substitute with. Fermentation preparation methods and enhancing the digestible nature of ingredients.
4. THE ARTFUL PLATE
Get inspired with ideas and techniques to create visually appealing dishes. With little fuss but much passion, you can make the plate a work of art. The colours, textures and even the vessel you choose to present on matters.
INCLUDED IN THE ATELIER
7-nights accommodation at beautiful Rukgala
The 7-day Amaveda cleanse protocol
Detox Workshops throughout the week
Plant-Based Food Preparation workshops throughout the week
All food, supplements, colon cleansing tonics and teas
Daily yoga/movement and meditation – all levels welcome and encouraged
Pick-up and drop-off from Colombo
Unlimited access to the surrounding lake and guided hikes
ROOMS AND PRICING
Main House rooms have private terraces with views out over the pool, trees and lake beyond. En-suite bathrooms that open onto their private terrace.
MAIN HOUSE SINGLE OCCUPANCY £2300
MAIN HOUSE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY per person £1800
Garden Cottage rooms have a mezzanine level with an extra single bed – ideal for napping, reading or meditation. En-suite bathrooms each with stand-alone claw-foot tubs.
GARDEN COTTAGE SINGLE OCCUPANCY £2100
GARDEN COTTAGE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY per person £1600
The retreat was so much more than I expected. I never felt really hungry and the attention to detail was amazing. I came away better equipped and educated to pursue a healthier way of living. I believe being on this retreat has been nourishing and loving for the soul, body and mind. I had better results than I expected. I think that the most remarkable one is how I relate to food now... I enjoyed everything about this retreat. I felt so taken care of and supported on every level. I loved the hotel and all of the staff. I loved Emily's playful spirit through it all. To me, she is a fountain of knowledge...
Venue HighlightsRukgala sits wonderfully close to lesser-known temples, lush green tea estates, the untouched mountains of The Knuckles and secluded villages that dot the shores of the Victoria Lake.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Fitness Center
- Yoga Studio
ScheduleGuests are provided with a full schedule upon arriving although deep restorative rest is always first and foremost. This detox atelier is the full expression of a luxurious 7-day detox and gut reset protocol. Therefore, every day is unique there is no "sample day". Days are filled with enlightening workshops, spa treatments, detox practices, delicious food and tonics, lounging by the pool, wild swimming in the adjacent lake, hiking around the area and chilling out in any of the numerous stylish and uber comfy nooks in the hotel.
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineOur aim is a complete digestive system restoration. The food experiences focus on 100% plant-based simple, clean and beautiful food.
Meals are a combination of tasty Ayurvedic and Macrobiotic dishes created with medicinal ingredients. There will be five info-rich workshops on plant-based food preparation, making sure you leave feeling amazing and well-armed for future success.