The 7-day detox protocol unfolds by virtue of classical Ayurvedic detox practices such as Abhyanga, Virechana and Basti, delicious bio-spa treatments with 100% pure botanicals, top quality herbs and supplementation, a fully-supportive easy and delicious three-day liquid fast and a full digestive system reset. All fuelled by next-level culinary alchemy. Expect to feel light and agile, reconnected to self, mentally clear and excited for positive change.
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 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.
Earth to Plate is the space where Nathalie gets creative and shares her passion for her craft. With a core focus on digestive health, she has found a myriad of ways to celebrate the vibrant, medicinal beauty of her practice. Nathalie has become a highly sought after plant-based food consultant and educator. You can find all the Earth to Plate workshops listed in the pdf. below.
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.
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.
At the heart of so many Ayurvedic treatments are a plethora of medicated oils. The infusing of oils with plants to create natural medicine is an incredibly beautiful, skilfull and lengthy process, often carried out with secret recipes passed down through generations. These oils, often infused for weeks with dozens of medicinal plants create Thailams. We will visit a well-known local Thailam maker, learn about their applications and use them in our daily practices.
What’s on the outside matters. We will work 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.
A special workshop that demonstrates how to harness the power of the Universal Elements to renew the cellular body. Life-giving water brings Prana to each of our cells, moves vital nutrients and is the heart of every metabolic reaction of the body. The symbolic fire, deep in our belly, allows for the transmutation of food into energy, keeps our creative fire burning and ignites passion. Air and Ether, the elusive space in-between, what is not seen or felt, can sometimes be the most powerful force.
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
7-nights accommodation at Rukgala
The 7-day Amaveda cleanse protocol
Detox Workshops throughout the week (details in .pdf above)
Plant-Based Food Preparation workshops throughout the week (details in .pdf above)
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
“What an incredible physical and emotional conscious journey….”
“Everything just works better which is pretty mind-blowing”
“I loved it and gained both in physical health and knowledge”
“I feel back in touch with my body in such a positive way”
“Emily is a wonderful group leader. Not only for all her knowledge but for how well she manages the humanity of the group, with a sweet hand and at the same time with a lot of experience. I am very grateful to have been part of this experience”