LEAD YOUR OWN PROGRAM AT THE SALTY PELICAN
If you are a teacher or leader of some modality across yoga, health, fitness, meditation and more... The Salty Pelican facilities, premium shared and private accommodation, yoga shala, Spa and poolside restaurant offerings are designed to appeal to you and your students as an ideal setting for teaching and learning in a tropical paradise setting.
We Provide :
a dedicated environment specific to practices of transformation
a support structure through diet and relaxation
a setting with purpose-built infrastructure and practice spaces that includes 1 dedicated yoga shala, a sea view rooftop yoga deck facing the beach and sunset, infinity swimming pool, poolside sun loungers & beanbags, covered chill-out lounges, staffed Wellness Spa, poolside restaurant with 5 star chefs and wifi across the whole property.
THE SALTY PELICAN SUPPORTS YOUR RETREAT IN MANY WAYS
The Sri Lankan Experience – Experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka, along with Sri Lankan culture, Ayurvedic massage, Sri Lankan infusion food and that winning Sri Lankan smile.
The Retreat Experience – We have many years of experience in hosting retreats and offer a professional approach with dedicated facilities to support growth, learning and relaxation in a retreat setting.
Location – We are right on the best rated beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Hiriketiya. Fast and easy to access with a direct private air conditioned van transfer from the Colombo airport.
Cost – Our packages are all-inclusive and at very competitive rates when comparing the quality of our facilities and services
Beautiful Setting – Beachfront location with infinity swimming pool and jungle yoga shala. Our retreat provides peace, quiet and nature.
Delicious Food – Our guests rave about our delicious food. It’s fresh, tasty and prepared daily by our qualified Sri Lankan chef team. There is something for everyone with all dietary requirements taken on board.
Excursions – We can organise your guests on excursions each week including transfers to the local night markets for shopping, local temple tours and elephant safari tours in the national park. Many other excursions can be added on.
Wellness Services – Take advantage of our onsite wellness Spa centre that offers wonderful treatments, including Ayurvedic full body massages, foot & neck massages, body treatments, facials and boy wraps.
Yoga & Fitness Facilities – A dedicated yoga shala fully equipped with hemp non-slip yoga mats, yoga blocks and yoga straps. This shala is perfect for other activities including movie nights also. There is also a sea view rooftop yoga deck perfect for sunrise or sunset classes with amazing elevated views of the surrounding nature and beaches. There is also a covered lounge area with large group dining/work table for theory classes and also, more comfortable cushioned lounge areas.
Surfing Services – We have a large diverse premium soft and hard surfboard range that can be included for your guests to have access to during their retreat with you. As we are just a 200m walk from two different surfing beaches, it's easy to find some time to have some fun in the surf over the week. On request we can also organise private or group surfing lessons.
Marketing Support – It's also possible for your program to be listed on our website as a Guest Teacher Program and can be shared on our social media channels ( +23k followers ) with a prior agreement on profit share basis or similar.
HOW TO HOST YOUR RETREAT
Note down your group’s goals and experience wish. Take a look at our site to draw inspiration from the place. Send a note to our team to inquire about possibilities. We will help find the best dates and rates for your group.
RETREAT FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Our unique quality is that our retreat center was designed and built from the ground up specifically for teaching and practicing yoga, relaxation and good health. We are happy to share our place with genuine interested parties. We welcome you as a teacher with tradition, sincerity and integrity who may want to use our special place for your retreats.
Dedicated covered open air yoga shala for up to 25 persons comfortably
Private and premium shared rooms with personal secured wardrobe space
All rooms have private en suite bathrooms
Rooftop sea view yoga deck
Poolside restaurant that can seat up to 46 guests
Poolside bar with bar seating area
Fully equipped yoga shala with hemp non-slip yoga mats, bolster pillows, cork yoga blocks and straps.
Infinity swimming pool with water seating area and two outdoor showers
Plenty of comfortable poolside sun loungers, beanbags and umbrellas.
Large covered indoor dining table for up to 30+ persons
Large communal lounge areas with coffee tables
Healthy breakfast, lunch & dinners available
Wellness Spa center
Gift shop available with eco-friendly water bottles, sunscreens and more.
Complimentary cold filtered water dispensers available on each floor
Wi-Fi, iPhone & iPod connectivity to surround sound speakers for teaching or music.
Onsite generator provides during power cuts, guaranteeing continued power supply and wifi
State of the art electronic access control solution with RFID technologies allowing smart guest bracelets to access keyless, both the property, all bedrooms and all personal lockers/safes.
Surfboards & scooter bike rental
Professional wellness team including specialists & highly trained therapists
Comfortable open aired poolside treatment rooms for therapies, bodywork & massage. With showers.
A variety of natural health products available for purchase
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
Separate self contained fully equipped teacher/assistants villa onsite with poolside access, separate living room, fully equipped private kitchen and a large shared bathroom for up to six teachers/assistants.
Private or Group surf instruction
National Park Safari tours
Private air conditioned transfers to airport or day trips
What is shared accommodation ?
The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat offers affordable luxury accommodation for yogis travelling on a refined budget. Shared accommodation is in deluxe shared rooms and every shared room has two ensuite bathrooms. Each bed has a personal electronically locked wardrobe including room for your bag and hanging space for your clothes. There is also privacy curtains for each bed, a personal reading light each, personal niche and shelves including personal USB charging points both bedside and within your lockable wardrobe.
What do i need to check-in ?
You must have an ID-card or passport. No other proof of identity will be accepted.
When is check-in / check-out ?
Should i bring my own linen or towel ?
Beds are premade with fresh clean linen before your arrival. Don’t forget to bring a towel for the beach. We have fresh bathroom towels available for rent from the reception at additional charge (€3 per towel) but bathroom towels are provided in the private double rooms free of charge. As we are an eco-friendly retreat, linen in the rooms will only be changed every 3 days. Pool towels (not beach) are available with a deposit from the reception.
Do you have lockers or a safe in the rooms ?
What can i do with all my bags after check-out ?
How do I arrive from Colombo Airport ?
Please find the directions to The Salty pelican below...
Do you sell alcohol, food or drinks ?
Is there a curfew or lockout ?
Can i be in a room with my friends ?
Can I bring children ?
Can i bring visitors into the surf & yoga retreat ?
Do you have wifi or internet access?
Do you have laundry facilities ?
Can i smoke in the yoga retreat ?
Do you have a guest kitchen ?
Do you have female only accommodation ?
Reception hours ?
Where can we park our car or scooter ?
Can i pay in another currency or with a credit card ?
When to visit ?
I have never surfed in my life. Is this retreat for me ?
Can I arrive before check-in time ?
Of course that wouldn't be a problem and you are more than welcome to relax aoround our lounges, pool area or restaurant until your room is ready. We can also store your luggae securely.
What can I include in my retreat ?
You have the option to include airport transfers, excursions including a temple tour, stand up paddle boarding tour, plus trips to the night markets, private or group surf lessons, nartional park elephant safari tours. We also offer wellness packs including massages and body treatments from our qualified Spa team. Please specify in your inquiry
What are the minimum guests required to book our property?
We ask you to commit to bringing a group of at least 20 guests in order to make it worthwhile for both you as a teacher traveling to Sri Lanka and for us to hold a practice space for your retreat. We can offer to help market your retreat to our own followers ( 23k+ ) in order to help you meet this requirement. Can discuss profit sharing basis also.
Can The Salty Pelican take care of bookings ?
Teachers are usually responsible for bringing their own students and taking the bookings for their Guest Teacher Programs. Our programs manager and reservations team can also provide full support and feature your program on our website or social media channels with over 23,000 followers. In return we can discuss profit sharing or commision basis if this is of interest.
What's included for teachers ?
We offer great teacher benefits including private accommodation for up to 6 teachers, including private kitchen, bathroom and living space. Surfboard/lesson discounted rates and discounts at our wellness spa.
What if I need to cancel my retreat ?
Retreat cancellation results in loss of the 25% non-refundable deposit paid to secure the booking. Retreat postponement can be requested one time only, at least 6 months in advance of retreat start date and will be charged an administration fee of €100. If you cancel within 8 weeks of arrival, the 100% payment is non refundable.
Will The Salty Pelican be private for the exclsuive use of my guests ?
Is there fixed times for meals and shala use ?
Breakfast times are fixed between 7am - 10am daily all other meal times are flexible. Class times are flexible, as you will be allocated a shala for the week.
Do you provide yoga mats and props ?
We have up to 40 coconut hemp non-slip yoga mats that your guests can use. We also provide cork blocks, straps and bolsters. Please specify in your application if you need specific props or a large amount of them.
Can guests arrive earlier or depart later after the retreat ?
Yes guests may book directly with us to join our signature surf, yoga & wellness programs before or after your retreat, depending on availability.
What can guests do outside of class time ?
How mnay rooms or beds do you have ?
We can host a total of 40 guests and 6 teachers. With 4 superior private double rooms with private en suite suitable for singles or couples, 4 premium shared rooms which sleep up to 8 persons each and there is two private en suite bathrooms for each shared room and one seperate self contained staff apartment for up to 6 teachers including private bathroom, kitchen and living space. All rooms have balcony/terrace overlooking infinity swimming pool and outdoor furniture to relax in.
What is included in the rooms ?
private balcony or terrace with outdorr furniture
Do you have massage services ?
Yes, we have a full onsite wellness Spa with add-on massage and body treatments available for your guests at our open-aired poolside treament rooms.
Is there a deposit required ?
There is a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking and practice space at The Salty Pelican. The next 25% will be required to be submitted 3 months before your arrival date. 100% of the booking total must be paid 45 days before the start date of your retreat.