Santani Journal

Did You Know About this Ayurvedic Retreat in Sri Lanka?

In Sri Lanka’s scenic mountains, Santani offers a wellness retreat focused on personal well-being and environmental sustainability. Experience tailored programs, Ayurvedic treatments, and yoga in a blend of ancient and modern eco-friendly practices.
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Resting amidst the beautiful mountain regions of Sri Lanka, Santani emerges as a beacon of sustainable wellness. Unlike conventional retreats, Santani’s ethos revolves around human and environmental sustainability. With a focus on holistic wellness, we provide a comprehensive array of rejuvenating experiences, from personalised wellness programs to Ayurvedic treatments and yoga sessions. Our unwavering dedication to fostering not only personal well-being but also the sustainability of our planet, creates a perfect blend of ancient Ayurvedic traditions with modern eco-conscious practices. Join us on a journey where rejuvenation meets eco-consciousness, and discover an Ayurvedic retreat experience unlike any other.

The Experience:

From the moment guests arrive at Santani, they are enveloped in a sense of serenity and tranquillity. The typical experience at our retreat is nothing short of transformative, offering a holistic journey towards rejuvenation and renewal. We encompass a diverse array of Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, ranging from traditional massages to herbal steam baths, which allow guests to embark on a voyage of self-discovery, guided by experienced practitioners. The personalised wellness packages include weight loss programs, programs for those who struggle with sleep, immune boosting detox, holistic menopause management, de-addiction, meditation and many more. One delighted guest reviewed the stay a 10/10 commenting, “Absolutely sensational stay with Santani. The location and architecture is breathtaking, glorious views everywhere you look. Service absolutely 5*, and the food and chefs are a delight.” Another reviewer described Santani as a way to “immerse in pure bliss”.

The Setting:

Amidst the breathtaking Knuckles Mountain Range, Santani resides within the former Aratenna Tea Estate, encompassing 116 lush green acres of natural beauty and serenity. Embraced by lush forests and majestic hills, the retreat’s location offers guests an ideal sanctuary to reconnect with nature and discover inner peace. This pristine location was not discovered easily, as over two years were spent searching for a location that would be ideal for humans to heal and thrive effectively in a sustainable environment. Santani is also quite strategically placed for those who want to visit tea factories and various temples such as the Bambaragala cave temple, and also it is located very close to the historically and culturally significant city of Kandy.

Expertise and Staff:

At Santani, guests are in the capable hands of a team of highly qualified Ayurvedic practitioners and wellness experts. With extensive experience in holistic healing, Santani’s staff are dedicated to providing personalised care and attention to each guest, ensuring that their individual needs are met with compassion and expertise.

Accommodation and Amenities:

The property was built using reclaimed wood and the rooms are built for natural ventilation and do not use air-conditioning, which is far healthier for guests and better for the environment by saving 70% of energy compared to an AC hotel. Santani offers a range of luxurious accommodations, including Mountain View and Garden View Chalets, designed to provide guests with a serene retreat amidst nature. In addition to its inviting accommodations, the retreat has a variety of amenities aimed at making guests experience nothing short of amazing. From the elevated restaurant serving nourishing organic meals to the yoga pavilion offering panoramic views of the mountains, every aspect of Santani is curated to promote holistic wellness. Guests can also partake in a variety of wellness activities and workshops, including yoga, meditation, trekking, and cycling to further enrich their experience.

Nutritional Offerings:

In Ayurveda, diet plays a pivotal role in promoting overall well-being, and at Santani we take this aspect seriously. All ingredients are obtained from the immediate locality and purchased directly from the sources available within our community around Santani. Additionally, we have our own greenhouse used to grow certain vegetables and herbs, including spinach, gotukola, wing beans, banana, mustard and much more. We even rear bees for the production of our own honey! These fresh ingredients make the gourmet wellness meals wholesome committing to holistic nutrition. Special dietary offerings, such as personalised meal plans tailored to our guests’ dosha types, ensure that every guest receives nourishment that supports their wellness goals. With the guidance of nutritionists and chefs, guests embark on a culinary journey that not only delights the senses but also nourishes the body and mind.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness:

At Santani, sustainability isn’t just a catchphrase—it’s what our foundation is built on. Being named after a Sanskrit word meaning ‘in harmony with’, indicates the realisation that sustainable well-being begins by bringing oneself into balance with the surroundings. Our retreat’s unwavering dedication to sustainability is reflected in every aspect of operations, from eco-friendly architecture, community engagement initiatives, the use of treated recycled water for about 80% of the garden that reduces groundwater consumption from wells to using electric buggies for transportation. By looking into new ways we can achieve sustainability, we set a standard for responsible tourism, proving that luxury and sustainability can indeed coexist harmoniously. Additionally, Santani is not about temporary rest and recovery, but rather sustainable rejuvenation and equipping individuals with the ability to make changes to their lifestyle in a way that is most suitable for them.

Santani offers a unique opportunity to embark on a holistic wellness journey amidst the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. With our commitment to human sustainability, serene setting, expert staff, luxurious accommodations, and nourishing amenities, Santani stands as a testament to the transformative power of holistic living. By prioritising ethical practices and environmental stewardship, Santani not only fosters personal wellness but also contributes to the greater good of the planet. If this intrigues you, give this Ayurvedic Retreat in Sri Lanka a shot and be prepared to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul in harmony with nature! You can find out more information here.

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