Join us for the adventure of a lifetime with MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini (10,000 Buddhas) in majestic Sri Lanka! Come enjoy practicing yoga, dancing to live music, exploring Buddhist temples, learning to surf, observing wild elephants, meet welcoming locals and eat flavorful food.
Exhale Yoga Retreats is always looking for possible new retreat locations. We spend time in places of interest, connect with the local communities and feel out the vibe. We want to make sure our retreaters feel secure knowing that we have been there before, and trust that we can offer them the best adventure yoga retreat possible.
With our dream come true of collaborating with MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini, we knew our next destination had to be special. During a recent visit to Sri Lanka we were captivated by its beauty and knew it would be the superb spot for this retreat!
Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes are spectacular – it has everything from rainforests to arid plains, highlands, palm tree forests, and sandy beaches. Rich in history, Sri Lanka is renowned for its ancient Buddhist ruins. The local communities are bustling with life and enriching culture; the rest of the world is just beginning to discover the endless beauty of Sri Lanka and now is the best time to discover it with us!
LOCATION & Travel Dates
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by our friendly driver and shuttled to our beautiful beachfront retreat location. Enjoy a complementary 20 min Ayurveda massage to relax after your travels.
Underneath the Mango Tree, a stunning boutique hotel in south Sri Lanka, will be your home for 12 nights and 11 magical days. Complete with a full Ayurvedic Spa, 25m swimming pool and a private beautiful beach. Underneath the Mango Tree also includes locally sourced meals, providing an authentic dining experience.
This yoga retreat will provide a unique, unforgettable experience, leaving you with a lifetime of cherished memories. Exhale Yoga Retreats has carefully planned this retreat to provide an immersive Sri Lanka adventure. In addition to incredible classes led by MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini, you will be able to explore many different aspects of this beautiful country and we can arrange a wide variety of exciting excursions.
Join us on an uplifting adventure full of yoga, music, laughter, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, exciting activities with like-minded loving people in paradise.
Arrival Check in: april 17th, 2018
Retreat Begins: april 18th
Last day of Retreat: april 28th
Check out Departure: april 29th
MC YOGI grew up painting graffiti & listening to hip hop music. At age fourteen, inspired by artists like the Beastie Boys & Run DMC he began writing his own raps and free styling for friends at house parties. MC Yogi spent most of his high school years at a group home for at-risk youth. During those turbulent years, Hip Hop culture provided both a soundtrack and a creative outlet.
Then at age eighteen, he discovered yoga. On a whim, he joined his father for a meditation intensive with a famous spiritual teacher from India. Deeply moved by this powerful experience, he devoted himself to learning everything he could about the ancient discipline. He continues to study the physical forms of yoga, as well as meditation, philosophy, and devotional chanting.
MC YOGI’S Albums, combine his loves of yoga and hip hop music and features guest performances by kirtan masters Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, and Bhagavan Das. His latest collaboration, RITUAL MYSTICAL (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on iTunes Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his ONLY LOVE IS REAL album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hiphop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu and Trevor Hall.
MC YOGI and his wife Amanda Giacomini (founder of the 10,000 Buddhas Project) tour nationally and internationally with his music and their yoga teachings.
Amanda Giacomini has over 15 years of study and practice of the yogic arts, and is the co-founder of Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes, California. Amanda offers a Vinyasa Flow practice that is creative, playful, and nurturing. Her gentle and intelligent adjustments make her classes and workshops accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability.
Her primary influences are from the Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Anusara, and Siddha yoga traditions. Amanda believes in yoga as a path of personal responsibility, transformation, and empowerment. She encourages students to use the tools of yoga to create the highest vision for themselves, and that through their commitment and practice a world of peace and beauty is possible.
Amanda tours nationally and internationally with her husband, yoga hip hop artist MC YOGI. Together they lead workshops that combine yoga with myths, mantras, music and art. Currently she is working on a project to paint 10,000 Buddhas around the world, bringing people together through art!
for the time of your life
From the moment you step off the plane you will be well taken care of, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy! Most of exhale’s work is done before everyone arrives, with every detail of the retreat thoughtfully and lovingly planned so that exhale retreaters experience a momentous holiday filled with cherished memories.