August letter

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(AUGUST 2018)


Growing up in nearby Kandy, and with an affinity for all the cultural capital has to offer, coming to work at Rukgala for Jack was a natural move.

Jack has been in the wellness hotel industry for some time now. A happy chappy with a penchant for a good ‘system’, he feels most at home here at Rukgala when inputting information into spreadsheets and conversing with guests over a papaya lime juice (we agree Jack, tastes much better with the lime).

Jack is our operations manager.

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Born in a small village in Central Sri Lanka to parents who loved wildlife, conservation and the outdoors, Aravinda was instantly at ease amongst the birds and botanicals of the natural world.

Aravinda has worked for us for over 3 years, spending time trekking the Knuckles mountain region while at sister property, Ashburnham Estate. Now at Rukgala, he gleefully shares his vast knowledge and infectious enthusiasm of Sri Lanka and its wildlife-rich eco-system. He is leading our guest activities and hikes at Rukgala, and we are very lucky to have him with us.


Escape & Explore - yoga, hiking and mindfulness weekends

September the 7th sees in the first of our Escape & Explore weekend retreats co-hosted with Yoga Flow Adventures. Running on a Friday-Sunday throughout September and October, expect daily yoga classes, meditation, forest sound bathing, wild swimming and hiking. Do head over to the Yoga Flow Adventures site for full information and to reserve your spot.