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Describing the Sanctuary, as a “unique retreat of supreme holistic care. You leave in substantially better shape than you arrived, sparkling with energy and coaxed back to life” what more needs to be said?
The quality of an exclusive holistic wellness retreat isn’t necessarily measured by square footage or even luxury, but rather in the quiet, practiced skill of its therapists, the surroundings, the variety and calibre of its treatments and the elevated state of being in which guests emerge.
The Times spa editor Susan d’Arcy, recently picked Sen Wellness Sanctuary as one of the 20 best spa hotels in the world, and one of her favourite palaces of pampering in Britain, Europe and beyond
“By day three, sitting crossed-legged and chanting “om”, seemed like the most normal thing in the world, which, coming from someone who finds it near impossible to meditate, has got to be some sort of breakthrough.”
Telegraph columnist Alice Barraclough investigates why Self-care’ has become a bit of a millennial buzzword of late, and what it means to actually take care of yourself.
Sri Lanka’s Star Spas
We are feeling incredibly grateful to be featured in the Times Travel Section as one of Sri Lanka’s star spas… Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this continuing journey…
Tatler: 5 places to go to rest and relax
“Meditation comes in all shapes and sizes, but Sen Wellness offers the best of multiple worlds with a hybrid of religious and secular practices: meditation sessions with Buddhist monks supported by one-on-one private sessions with an expert instructor.”
Best retreats of 2017
The Telegraph named Sen Wellness as one of the best retreats in 2017.
Today, the newly peaceful island has once again become a prime destination for holidaymakers looking to practise ayurveda and yoga, to eat healthy foods rich in turmeric (the latest superfood) and to find greater peace at Buddhist retreats.
Natalia Wiechowski visit the Sanctuary
Natalia visits Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka and comes back rejuvenated, re-energized and invigorated. Meditation, beach, clean food and to re-energize her batteries that is all she needed.
Supreme holistic care from a Harley Street hero
2017, Conde Nast Traveller
Founded by London’s favourite spine expert, Sri Lankan osteopath Dr Sam Kankanamge, this retreat on the south coast of the island is about transformation of mind, body and spirit in one fell swoop.
Conde Nast Traveller Spa Guide
Healing Holidays, the spa experts, are proud to sponsor the 2016 Condé Nast Traveller Spa Guide. Discover the best spa retreats, bootcamps, medical spas, yoga retreats, detox and weight-loss programmes from all around the world.
Soul and Spirit Awards
From astrologers and psychics to life coaches, angel experts and many more. Sen Wellness were short listed for an award by Soul and Sprit magazine for the best retreat/ healing centre 2017.
25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats
January 2017, The Guardian
At the soulful Sen Wellness Sanctuary there are yoga classes on breathtaking Rekawa beach as the sun rises, followed by breakfast of fruits and a fresh coconut, and ayurvedic treatments with a resident osteopath before sunset yoga overlooking mangroves.
12 holidays to make you healthier and happier in 2017
January 2017, The Telegraph
Revive your energy at this beachside haven in the Indian Ocean, on one of only four retreats this year led by the London-based osteopath and acupuncturist Sam Kankanamge – founder of the Sen Wellness Clinic on Wimpole Street, W1.
October 2016, Holidays in Heels
Meet Natalia Wiechowski: a renaissance woman in Dubai and founder of Think Natalia. The German born beauty is a former competitive athlete and social scientist who decided to chuck in her career as a marketing expert and follow her passion: encouraging people to become the best versions of themselves.
A Shamanistic Journey in the British Countryside
October 2016, Travel Dose
How a five day Kundalini retreat in a quintessentially English farm in the countryside village of Frome became an extraordinary journey of shamanistic rituals, yoga & insightful transformation.
The A-List Yoga Technique that helps to ward off Alzheimer’s
June 2016, The Times, Body + Soul
Scientists have found that Kundalini yoga improves brain function. Mandy Appleyard is an unlikely convert.
Breath Of Life Sanctuary – A Conscious Retreat
October 2016, HuffPost Lifestyle
I was made aware of Sam Kankanamge and his new project in Sri Lanka earlier this year. Sam is one of London’s top osteopaths and healers with London’s great and good vying for his time to fix them – he boasts a an A celebrity list of patients but for me his claim to fame was working for several years in NHS hospitals helping premature babies.
Inspire Sri Lanka
July/August 2016 Elite Traveler
Article by Lauren Holmes
Sometimes you need to do more than just his the refresh button. Lauren Holmes travels to Sri Lanka and finds a new type of rest and relaxation that makes her feel whole again.
Top 10 Summer Retreats
April 2016, Metro
From silent omming to running up volcanoes, Polly Humphris has something for all health nuts. The steamy Sri Lankan jungle will calm the most frazzled of nerves, as will a good spine cracking from Sam Kankanamge, founder of the new Breath Of Life retreat.
The 20 best yoga retreats in the world
2nd January 2016, The Times
Article by Caroline Sylger Jones – retreat specialist, freelance journalist & editor of Queen of Retreats www.queenofretreats.com. This London-based wellbeing clinic, which has been running yoga retreats in Ibiza, France…
Breath of life opens wellbeing retreat in Sri Lanka
15th January 2016, Queen of retreats.
The London-based Sen Wellness clinic has opened a retreat in southern Sri Lanka.
Opening Retreat Christmas 2015 with Kundalini Yoga, Gong, Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies
1st December 2015, Lebensart
I am very excited and feel blessed to be part of this wonderful project. After 25 years in the making, Sam’s vision to share his life’s inspiration has been realised.
Food & Travel
November 2013, Lebensart
“My Breath of Life retreat made me feel like a Kung Fu monk” – the words of one proselyte of Sam Kankanamge. The osteopath’s all-inclusive Kundalini retreats Turtle Bay, Tangalla, are guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate…
25th April 2015
The steamy Sri Lankan jungle will calm the most frazzled of nerves, as will a good spine cracking from Sam Kankanamge, founder of the new Breath Of Life retreat…
2nd January 2016
This London based wellbeing clinic, which has been running yoga retreats in Ibiza, France, Italy and the UK for years, Has just built its own hotel with retreat centre on the coast of southern Sri Lanka…