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WELLNESS AT AHASPOKUNA BUSHWALKS CAMP

Finding serenity in Mind, Body & Soul

 

Nature – The ultimate companion for meditation

Even if you have never consciously meditated, the moment you encounter Nature in its most pristine form, you will find your mind calm, your breathing controlled and your entire being relaxed. You may not realise it, but you’ve unconsciously entered the early stages of meditation. If this is the effect Nature has on an untrained mind, imagine how it could enhance the experience of a seasoned practitioner of yoga and meditation? Or how it could instil a deep understanding of those arts in someone setting out to learn them? At Ahaspokuna, you will find undisturbed Nature and surroundings for you to embark on your wellness journey. Becoming one with the universe is an easier goal to achieve when you have serene Nature as your ultimate companion.

Your private wellness forest – Ahaspokuna

With its undisturbed natural surroundings as a backdrop, Ahaspokuna is blissfully situated in the perfect environment for you to begin your wellness journey. Whether it is Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda Massage Therapy or a combination of all 3, you can easily choose a wellness plan that meets your requirements. You will be well-assisted in your journey of mind and body rejuvenation by our experienced and professional team of teachers & therapists.

 

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YOGA at Ahaspokuna

Yoga in the centre of Ahaspokuna’s tranquil forest, is a more enhanced experience. Performing yoga as dawn breaks over the quiet trees is a perfect way to begin your spiritual journey in light, and performing it again as the shadows start to fall at sunset brings about a beautiful closure. With our experienced instructor on hand, the “Yoga at Ahaspokuna” programme is ideal for someone setting out to discover yoga, as well as for a seasoned practitioner.

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MEDITATION at Ahaspokuna

“You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

The best way to describe meditation is that it is a way to achieve mindfulness. It is a way to be aware of what we are doing and where we are; to be in control of and not be controlled by the events around us. Focusing the mind to achieve this is within everyone’s reach, and it is much easier when you are surrounded by the pristine beauty of Ahaspokuna. The grasslands, forests, waterfalls and even the creatures around you will be part of the process that helps you achieve mindfulness. As it is with everything, all you need is practice and guidance to reach your goal. At Ahaspokuna, our meditation teacher will take you on a journey that is both enlightening and fulfilling.

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AYURVEDA massage therapy at Ahaspokuna

Abhyanga or Ayurveda oil massages are a form of massage that is concerned with relaxation. Exploring the 2260-acre secluded wilderness of Ahaspokuna on bushwalks can be rather exhausting, and an Ayurveda massage would be the perfect relaxing end to a tiring but happy day. Ayurveda massage works on manipulating energy fields, stimulating circulation and nourishing your skin from head to toe with Ayurvedic oils. The end result of this massage is an experience that leaves you with a calm mind and a completely relaxed body that can take on the world with confidence.

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Wellness in the Wilderness at Ahaspokuna – (YOGA, MEDITATION & AYURVEDA)

Ahaspokuna provides a perfect fusion for guests who are looking for serenity with a dash of adventure in the wilderness. Experience exciting bushwalks through paths forged by the elephants, restful yoga & meditation sessions, and revitalising Ayurveda massages. This programme will calm even the most restless soul and restore balance in them to face the world with a clear mind. Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple, or part of a big family, this is your chance to awaken the mind, body and soul in a 5-nights 6-days programme that is as satisfying as it is rejuvenating, in a luxury camping setting.

Amice Yoga Teacher

Ms Amice van der Burg

Yoga Teacher

Amice is a Corporate Lawyer turned multilingual yoga teacher. She is committed to bringing you the experience of greater inner peace during your stay with us at Ahaspokuna.

Amice is an internationally-trained teacher who completed her yoga teacher training at ‘Blooming Lotus Yoga’ in Bali and Thailand. Fluent in English, Dutch, German, and conversant in French, she is able to communicate with and understand many of our guests. This multicultural individual has grown up, lived, and worked in many countries until she found her true home in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

Through teaching Yoga, her main intent is to compassionately share with the world her approach to spiritual awakening and perhaps to a different way of life. During your session, she will welcome you to the journey of ‘being’, the very essence of yoga, and invite you to listen to your inner voice and intuition, which is your supreme teacher. From the heart, the place of stillness, balance, openness and love, she will support you in your journey into the inner heart of yoga.

Amice teaches predominantly Hatha Yoga as well as Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Part of her practice and teaching are meditation, pranayama and mantras. If required, meditation and mantra can be included.

Good mental and physical health is priceless. Having been in a legal career in the corporate world and in private practice for many years, Amice can relate very well to modern-day stress. With her peaceful and empathetic approach, she will help you reach a deeper state of relaxation and perhaps even support you on your path to lay the foundation for a transformation that may forever alter the course of your life.

 

 

Amila AyurvedicMassage

 

Mr. Amila Alwis
Ayurvedic Masseur

Amila is a professional Ayurveda therapist from Kandy – the beautiful hill country of Sri Lanka. He is also qualified in acupuncture and sports injury therapy.

Trained in Sri Lanka and India, Amila has perfected the art of Ayurveda Massages and has been working with the Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka as a professional masseur for almost 11 years.

Massages involve aromatic herbal oils which will help you relax after a challenging bushwalk. This serves not only to relieve pain, but also to increase circulation, stimulate and strengthen the lymphatic system, and open the flow of life force in order to cleanse and revitalise the body. In addition to this, the essential oils carefully chosen by him have nourishing and detoxifying properties, slowing aging and leaving the skin soft and shiny.

Other benefits include symptomatic relief of stress and the generation of positive emotions to make you feel better, both physical and mentally.

 

 

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Vipula Wanigasekara
Nature Meditation Teacher

 

Vipula, author and Nature Meditation Teacher, will share a one-on-one discussion with you on happiness, mindfulness, and Buddhism, before he introduces you to meditation.

 

After having gone through many teachings and practiced meditation for a long time, he decided to write the book ‘Pointers to Enlightenment’ with the realisation that the seeker is illusory, while most humans are caught up in a mind-driven life. As of now, he is a Senior Lecturer at the National School of Business Management Sri Lanka. He has previously worked as a Marketing Professional, Diplomat and Senior Government Official.

 

 

Living Experience

 

Ahaspokuna Stories



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A H A S - P O K U N A

In the Sinhalese language (spoken in Sri Lanka), “Ahas” means “Sky” and “Pokuna” means “Pond” or “Pool”. Ahaspokuna is so named in reference to the lake here, high up in the hills, that is only fed by rain water. A former settlement that sprung up on its shores was subsequently also named “Ahaspokuna”. Today, the jungle tide has washed over where people once lived and the camp provides a wilderness retreat for those in search of something different.
Ahaspokuna by Eco Team



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