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Embark on a Kundalini Odyssey
with Nancy Zabaneh in Sri Lanka

Refresh. Renew. Revitalize.

How is 2018 treating you so far?

Are you on track with the wellbeing goals you set way back in January?

Could you do with a helping hand to guide you to even greater harmony and vitality?

Accredited facilitator and integrative wellness coach, Nancy Zabaneh guides participants on an exciting and comprehensive journey inward with daily Kundalini yoga, meditation and group activities, geared toward vitality and elevation.

Embark On A Five-Night Six-Day Journey

WHEN: November 27 – December 2, 2018

Join us at this exclusive boutique eco resort located in an idyllic seafront location three hours drive from Colombo airport. Retreat dates are fixed over the UAE National Day weekend from November 27 – December 2 to take advantage of this public holiday for those based in the UAE. 

WHAT: Discover A Restorative Adventure

Revel in a combination of Kundalini yoga, expertly moderated group sharing activities and massage, added to sightseeing and meaningful community outreach.

WHY: A “Time Out” to Rejuvenation

Stepping away from everyday life to restore inner resilience and outer luminosity is no longer an indulgence. It has become a necessity in today’s fast-paced world.

Explore Your Inner Self

This all-inclusive holistic retreat is designed to strengthen the body while using the powerful tools of Kundalini yoga and meditation to shift through energetic blockages and build awareness.Combined with insightfully curated activities, work to reduce your stress levels, raise your awareness and increase vitality all around. Hop on a direct flight from Dubai and most major cities to Colombo.

Lightness of Being retreats are lovingly created to foster optimal vitality, deepening the connection to your authentic self through wellness travel in evocative locations accompanied by experienced holistic practitioners dedicated to your healing and fulfillment.

What’s Special About This Kundalini Odyssey?

This retreat is an opportunity to elevate yourself by learning tools to respond to the demands of life from a place of consciousness, grace and endurance. Kundalini yoga and meditation present a toolbox for elevation, teaching us to listen more deeply and connect to our intuitive awareness. Learning to integrate yoga not just on the mat but into our daily lives, moment to moment, is when the real magic happens. I invite participants of different ages and fitness levels.

In the retreat, Nancy embraces different modalities to keep participants engaged and inspired. From Kundalini yoga, conscious breath-work and chanting, to insightful group activations aimed at fostering self-realization and growth, Nancy Zabaneh’s multi-facetted expertise and integrity reflects the excellence of the tools she shares.

Tell Me More…

An active, yet mindful and relaxing daily routine is established to reap maximum holistic wellbeing benefits in a concentrated time-span. This retreat is a full-board getaway that combines nutritious Asian meals and a myriad of activities to Nancy’s tailor-made wellbeing protocols.

 I consider it my role to help participants explore uncharted avenues for achieving vitality through a dynamic process designed to yield a deeper and more fulfilling level of wellbeing.

Create New Possibilities in Your Life

Working with a diversity of people from around the world, Nancy believes that “As the demands we face increase daily, we not only want something to help us to navigate these turbulent times, we need something. Health isn’t just about being ‘perfect’ with food, exercise or achieving a number on a scale. It is about creating a certain level of awareness within ourselves, all the while learning to work on the glandular and nervous systems in a way that is truly effective. In so doing, we invite trajectory, vision and prosperity into our lives. It is these qualities that help to pave the way for greater fulfillment, ultimately leading to higher levels of endurance and grace.”

Daily Discoveries

  • Morning Kundalini Yoga Set with Nancy (90 mins – approximately)
  • Afternoon Themed Session with Nancy (90 mins – approximately)

Additional Activities (Included in the Retreat)

  • 1 Half Day Trip (6 hours w/packed lunch)
  • 1 Community Outreach Activity (2 hours)
  • 3 x Massages (1 hour each)
  • 1 Trip – Colombo (lunch included)
  • 1 airport transfer (via bus – contingent on booking recommended flights) is included*.
    *We may not be able to accommodate airport transfers for flight times differing from those that are recommended.

Tentative Daily Schedule

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Package Extras (Not Included in the Retreat)

  • Optional group classes offered by the resort
  • Spa Services (facials, scrubs, massages, etc.)
  • Ayurvedic Consultation
  • Sri Lanka Visa (approx. USD $50)
  • Flight Tickets
  • Alcohol
  • Any additional applicable local taxes

Experience The Bliss of Being In Nature

Founded by Australian Laurie Rose who fell in love with the spiritual charm of Sri Lanka, Talalla retreat sits metres away from the island’s most pristine beach; an undiscovered cove of clear waters, golden sand and brilliant sunrises.

After Talalla’s progress was interrupted by the devastating Tsunami in 2004, Laurie mobilized a Talalla Support Group to assist the local community clean up.

Since then Laurie has realized his dream with a boutique health resort built on sustainable principles offering yoga, pilates, boxilates, surfing and a hip restaurant and pool space for all to enjoy.

Talalla is a beachfront resort that offers 70 rooms including ocean view villas and bungalows, bamboo huts and deluxe tree-level rooms.

The retreat team works hard to ensure minimal environmental footprint and that the local community benefits economically from the retreat. On site, you’ll find an organic garden and compost-worm farm, solar-powered water heaters, weekly-organized beach cleanups, and locally sourced, fair-trade products.

How To Get There

  • 191 kms from CMB airport (roughly 3 hour journey by road)
  • 169 kms from Colombo City

Air Travel

Outbound from UAE

  • Emirates Airlines = 27 NOV = 7:45 (DXB) – 13:30 (CMB)
  • Emirates Airlines = 27 NOV = 10:35 (DXB) – 16:25 (CMB)
  • Etihad Airlines = 27 NOV = 9:35 (AUH) – 15:35 (CMB)

Inbound from Sri Lanka

  • Emirates Airlines = 02 DEC = 22:05 (CMB) – 01:05 (DXB)
  • Etihad Airlines = 02 DEC = 21:00 (CMB) – 00:15 (AUH)

Additionally, Please Check


Nancy Zabaneh

Nancy Zabaneh (Nancy) is an accredited Kundalini Yoga instructor and integrative wellness coach in the realm of mentoring, emotional intelligence and motivational speaking. She is also the founder of The Red Chair, a platform for raising consciousness and pushing boundaries around topical issues.

Educated at both McGill University and the London School of Economics with an MA in International Relations, Nancy began her career as a corporate banker, later progressing into the world of communications.  

A Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP), Timeline Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy (ABH), Nancy holds regular classes and workshops in mind-body wellness and yogic science. An active Kundalini Yoga Instructor with the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), she is a member of the Kundalini Yoga Wellness and Health Association, supporting and helping to facilitate Beyond Addiction, an internationally-recognized recovery program for addiction. In addition to her current training in Compassionate Inquiry and work toward an internship with the academy (KRI), Nancy develops mindfulness initiatives for schools.

Married with three children, Nancy moves frequently between Dubai, Toronto and London.

Retreat Costs

  • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (2 pax on sharing basis) = USD$ 1850.00 / per head
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY (1 pax per room) = USD$ 2800.00 / per head
  1. All payments to be made by 2nd October 2018 and in USD$ only
  2. Bookings will be non-refundable from 20th September 2018
  3. For cancellation up to 19th September 2018, a refund of 50% will be covered

By Lightness of Being, in association with The Red Chair.



If you have any questions we would love to hear from you.

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