Announcing: Retreats by Words From A Traveler!

I am so excited to announce that I will be partnering with Vibestr Guest House located in Ella, Sri Lanka for a yoga retreat. I invite you to join Shandan and myself for a 3-day retreat of tranquility, yoga, meditation, and relaxation in this laid-back mountain town. 

Please contact or visit Vibestr Guesthouse Facebook page for more information and booking!

Meet your hosts:

Shandan (Certified Yoga Teacher/RYT 200hrs), from Shanghai, China, found her way to yoga 11 years ago as she accidently took a yoga class in the Gym, and found the calmness after practice brought a different feeling.

In 2016, she started Ashtanga Yoga study in Petit Yoga, Shanghai. It was here that she fell in love with this dynamic vinyasa yoga. In 2017, She continued to deepen her study and started her Yoga journey in Rishikesh,India, where she completed the Ashtanga and Hatha based 200 hour teaching, and has been teaching classes ever since.

Shandan offers Hatha Basic, Vinyasa flow, Yin Yoga and meditation. She believes that the asana(posture) practice not only brings the healing benefits, but also inner peace, kindness, and love.


Megan (Certified Yoga Teacher/RYT 200hrs), from Nebraska, USA, has been practicing yoga for about 8 years. It was in 2015, when she moved to Shanghai, that she was inspired to become a yoga teacher to deepen her practice and share with others as she continues on her yoga journey.

She has completed 200 RYT hours in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa from Rishikesh YogSansthan, as well as Yoga Alliance registered Rainbow Kids Yoga certification. Hatha yoga, slow Vinyasa flows, and meditation are her teaching specialties.

During her travels, she has experienced yoga in different languages and met people from around the world. For Megan, Yoga means Connection. Connecting mind, body, and breath, but also people and culture. Yoga is a way to bring people together from all over and have fun!


About Vibestr Guest House: 

Vibestr Guest House is located in Ella, just a two-minute walk away from the city centre. You can also easily reach us from the railway station on foot or by tuk tuk since it is only 0.4 km away. Our location is perfect for those who want to experience Sri Lanka’s magical vibes, enjoy breathtaking hikes and visit amazing hotspots such as Little Adam’s Peak, Ella rock, Rawana falls, or Nine Arch Bridge.

Our guest house offers private rooms for 2 to 3 people and there is also a dorm with 5 beds. Each room has a private bathroom, a fan and there is free WiFi-access in the entire guest house. Vibestr has a spacious restaurant where we serve a delicious and varied breakfast with both local and typical western products.

Vibestr also has a terrace and a garden surrounded by tropical greens. It is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere after a day of new adventures.



January/February 2019 Retreat Details:

Choose your 3-day session:

  1. Jan. 26-28
  2. Jan. 29-31
  3. Feb. 1-3

Cost: 150 USD

Includes: guided daily yoga/meditation sessions, 2 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner, tea and water.

Yoga mats and props provided.

Not included: transportation to and from Ella and extra activities. (We will be able to arrange afternoon exploring for those interested and drivers upon request).


Daily Schedule

07:30-08:00: Breathing/Meditation

08:00- 8:15: Tea Break

08:20-9:30: Flow Yoga

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

Afternoon: free time/lunch provided

17:00-18:00 Hatha/Yin Yoga

18:00-20:00 Dinnertime

20:15- 21:00 Meditation

Wake up in the fresh mountain air with morning meditation and an energizing yoga session before breakfast. Take your time to relax in the morning with a leisurely coffee or tea and stroll through town. Have lunch then explore Little Adam’s Peak or Nine Arch Bridge. Zen out with a Yin or Hatha Yoga session in late afternoon before dinner. End your day by candlelight and bedtime meditative thoughts.

We look forward to welcoming you to our tranquil retreat in the quaint mountain town of Ella!

Please feel free to contact us with further questions and booking registration.



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Vibestr Guest House Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Deposit

Retreat Payment 50 USD is due at time of registration. 100 USD is due upon arrival. Contact for any questions and to complete registration.



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