Sunday, August 17, 2014

DCK Lifestyle Retreat Sri Lanka 19 OCT - 26 OCT 2014


2014 SRI LANKA YOGA, RAWFOOD COOKING & DETOX RETREAT


Sun 19TH - Sun 26TH October 2014 
7 Nights/8 Days - 5-8 places available
AUD $4,500 Luxurious Private Suite - Per Person (All inclusive)
AUD $3,500 Luxurious Twin Suite  - Per Person (All Inclusive - 3 rooms available twin share) 

DCK Lifestyle Retreats


Come be nourished with DCK Lifestyle on our next retreat in sacred Sri Lanka as they take you on a deeply nourishing journey to help you reconnect with your true self and deepen your sense of being. This 8 day luxurious retreat held on the enchanted shores of South West Sri Lanka will provide you with the opportunity to take complete time out from the busyness of your everyday life and enable you to connect with your true essence and what really matters in your life. Expand your knowledge and detox your mind with private daily yoga sessions, guided meditations, individualised spa treatments, nourishing meals created by our internationally renowned raw chef, and nutritional and clean living workshops that will enable you to take home memories, insights and a peace of mind that will last a lifetime. 
DCK Lifestyle offers an intimate setting with complete privacy on all of our group retreats, hence group sizes are limited to 5-8 people. We will take you on a cleansing journey to reconnect with self & deepen your sense of being on the enchanted coast line of South West Sri Lanka in our private luxury beach front villa in the sort after town of Tangalle. Your personalised DCK schedule will take you on a soul nourishing week of personalized yoga, yoga workshops, nutritional education, clean living workshops, raw food, wholefoods cooking classes and detoxification.
We believe knowledge is power hence why our retreats have a huge emphasis on knowledge & empowering each guest with the skills to deepen their knowledge, detox your mind & give you the secrets to set you up to live a healthy, happy & sustainable lifestyle.

The Destination

Sri Lanka: voted the best country to visit in recent times!! Sri Lanka is the ideal location to retreat, relax, rejuvenate and immerse yourself into the DCK Lifestyle experience. 
Your private villa is set on one of the best beaches on the island: Tangalle with glowing coral reefs, gentle sandbars & undiscovered corners of paradise. Many people claim that the beaches around Tangelle have the softest sand & the safest sea along the entire coast, offering you the chance to embrace nature & explore the coral reefs & a couple of wrecks. Villa Janani is located on its own beach front & consists of 6 private suites, expansive living areas and 6 bathrooms which offers privacy and space. 
Sri Lanka continues to inspire & heal many who travel to it's shores hence why DCK Lifestyle has chosen it as their top destination to take part in the divine existence & bliss. 

DCK DAILY RITUAL 

Awaken:
6:00am to 6:15am 
Awaken the senses & stimulate your digestive system  with a fresh cup of ginger, lemon and turmeric tea. 


Move & Meditate:
6:30am to 8:00am  
Salute the sun with your 90mins of vinyasa flow. A dynamic practice to strengthen core, stretch, stimulate digestive function, align the centre to your soul.  

Nourish:
8:30am to 9:30am 
Time to feed every cell in your body with the perfect balance of key nutrients & the most important meal of your day Breakfast. Meal designed by your Nutritionist; Dayne Crocker and Raw Chef; Veet Karen 
Perfectly selected from all local organic produce to set you up for your day and continue the detoxification process. 

Wisdom
10:00am to 11:30am 
Knowledge is power. This is the your time to gain wisdom, improve your yoga practice, & open the mind as we teach you all aspects of living a sustainable, wholefoods and chemical free lifestyle. 

Nourish 
12:30pm to 1:30pm 
Now your mind is stimulated its time to nourish every cell with an array of living foods and an anti-inflammatory liver cleansing juice. 

Wisdom
2:00pm to 3:00pm 
Come sit, digest, learn & master some of the most useful raw food kitchen skills needed to take back into your everyday life as we teach you how to create a living wholefoods kitchen through a practical cooking demonstration. 

Restore:
3:00pm to 5:00pm 
Enjoy the moment, be still & be present with self. Enjoy a freshly brewed tea of detoxifying herbs followed by your choice of exploring the local area, reading a book or a massage/ spa treatment to stimulate detoxification and circulation. 

Move & Meditate:
5:30pm to 7:00pm 
The time has come to go within as you lengthen, stretch & centre your body, mind & soul with a Yin style practice followed by guided mediation. 

Nourish
7:30pm to 8:30pm 
stimulate the senses with an aromatic raw soup and sprouted seeds salad to nourish every cell in the body and prepare the digestive system for sleep.

Restore
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Reflect upon your day, meditate or simply be still with self as you enjoy your raw turmeric, walnut, coconut milk bottle to inhibit optimal sleep and provide the mind key nutrients for rest & restoration.


Price Includes:

  • 7 nights/8 days accommodation in our luxury private villa Janani
  • Morning & Afternoon 90min Hatha vinyasa yoga classes with our yoga teacher Crystal 
  • All nourishing vegetarian, raw & wholefoods to stimulate detoxification. 
  • All airport Transfers 
  • Daily workshops 
  • Organised local activities 
  • Massage 
  • Daily Meditation 
  • Rawfood Workshops with our raw wholefoods chef Veet 
  • Clinical Nutritional assessment with our nutritionist Dayne 
  • Yoga TRX Private lesson 
  • All Yoga Mats & props 
  • Spa Gift 
  • Explore days 

Safari day:

On the Land:
if your thing is wildlife, you can head to Yala National Park on safari amongst the word’s highest
concentration of leopards, or enjoy the company of large herds of elephants at Udawalawe Reserve,
or visit the Turtle Conservation Area at Rekawa by night, to be enthralled as turtles arrive to lay their
eggs.

In the Air:
With a large proportion of over 100 species being indigenous, the Bandula Bird Sanctuary attracts
every enthusiast to this wetlands area, and many species can also be found wherever you look in Yala
and Udawalawe.

At Sea:
Blue Whales have become a key part of any trip to the island. Whale watching Sri Lanka style can be
organized with trips from Mirissa only 45 minutes away.  Or for chance sightings while Dolphin
watching Sri Lanka. Closer to home, get aboard our Fishing Boat (please ask us for details to hire the
boat) to try your hand alongside Mawella’s fishermen, dive off the boat to swim or snorkel, or just
observe the Blow Hole at Kudawella from the sea .

To See:
A short trip from us are the Mulkirigala Caves boasting a remarkable temple and monastery carved
out of a large and sheer rock formation in the surrounding forest. Also nearby, fans of Bawa’s
architecture should visit Ruhuna University and Claughton House. There’s the Dutch Fort at Matara to
Warm you up before a visit to Galle and its own UNESCO World Heritage Site at the fort. This area is also an oasis for some browsing and shopping in its' boutiques.

Planning Your Trip:

  • All tourist Visas need to be organised pre departure. http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp?locale=en_US
  • Flights not included in retreat pricing. 
  • We highly recommend All travel insurance is purchased prior to departure.
  • Local Weather is a balmy 26-27 degrees at this time of year so pack light. 

Booking:

Join our DCK Lifestyle retreat experience by submitting your details below. A friendly DCK Lifestyle team member will contact you promptly. On confirmation DCK Lifestyle will send you a welcome package with detailed information on your happy journey ahead. DCK Lifestyle takes all forms of payment including Amex, MasterCard & Visa. 
Namaste

For all enquires please see our website below. 

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights/8 days accommodation in our luxury private villa Janani
  • Morning & Afternoon 90min Hatha vinyasa yoga classes with our yoga teacher Crystal 
  • All nourishing vegetarian, raw & wholefoods to stimulate detoxification. 
  • All airport Transfers 
  • Daily workshops 
  • Organised local activities 
  • Massage 
  • Daily Meditation 
  • Rawfood Workshops with our raw wholefoods chef Veet 
  • Clinical Nutritional assessment with our nutritionist Dayne 
  • Yoga TRX Private lesson 
  • All Yoga Mats & props 
  • Spa Gift 
  • Explore days 

Safari day:

On the Land:
if your thing is wildlife, you can head to Yala National Park on safari amongst the word’s highest
concentration of leopards, or enjoy the company of large herds of elephants at Udawalawe Reserve,
or visit the Turtle Conservation Area at Rekawa by night, to be enthralled as turtles arrive to lay their
eggs.

In the Air:
With a large proportion of over 100 species being indigenous, the Bandula Bird Sanctuary attracts
every enthusiast to this wetlands area, and many species can also be found wherever you look in Yala
and Udawalawe.

At Sea:
Blue Whales have become a key part of any trip to the island. Whale watching Sri Lanka style can be
organized with trips from Mirissa only 45 minutes away.  Or for chance sightings while Dolphin
watching Sri Lanka. Closer to home, get aboard our Fishing Boat (please ask us for details to hire the
boat) to try your hand alongside Mawella’s fishermen, dive off the boat to swim or snorkel, or just
observe the Blow Hole at Kudawella from the sea .

To See:
A short trip from us are the Mulkirigala Caves boasting a remarkable temple and monastery carved
out of a large and sheer rock formation in the surrounding forest. Also nearby, fans of Bawa’s
architecture should visit Ruhuna University and Claughton House. There’s the Dutch Fort at Matara to
Warm you up before a visit to Galle and its own UNESCO World Heritage Site at the fort. This area is also an oasis for some browsing and shopping in its' boutiques.

Planning Your Trip:

  • All tourist Visas need to be organised pre departure. http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp?locale=en_US
  • Flights not included in retreat pricing. 
  • We highly recommend All travel insurance is purchased prior to departure.
  • Local Weather is a balmy 26-27 degrees at this time of year so pack light. 

Booking:

Join our DCK Lifestyle retreat experience by submitting your details below. A friendly DCK Lifestyle team member will contact you promptly. On confirmation DCK Lifestyle will send you a welcome package with detailed information on your happy journey ahead. DCK Lifestyle takes all forms of payment including Amex, MasterCard & Visa. 
Namaste

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights/8 days accommodation in our luxury private villa Janani
  • Morning & Afternoon 90min Hatha vinyasa yoga classes with our yoga teacher Crystal 
  • All nourishing vegetarian, raw & wholefoods to stimulate detoxification. 
  • All airport Transfers 
  • Daily workshops 
  • Organised local activities 
  • Massage 
  • Daily Meditation 
  • Rawfood Workshops with our raw wholefoods chef Veet 
  • Clinical Nutritional assessment with our nutritionist Dayne 
  • Yoga TRX Private lesson 
  • All Yoga Mats & props 
  • Spa Gift 
  • Explore days 

Safari day:

On the Land:
if your thing is wildlife, you can head to Yala National Park on safari amongst the word’s highest
concentration of leopards, or enjoy the company of large herds of elephants at Udawalawe Reserve,
or visit the Turtle Conservation Area at Rekawa by night, to be enthralled as turtles arrive to lay their
eggs.

In the Air:
With a large proportion of over 100 species being indigenous, the Bandula Bird Sanctuary attracts
every enthusiast to this wetlands area, and many species can also be found wherever you look in Yala
and Udawalawe.

At Sea:
Blue Whales have become a key part of any trip to the island. Whale watching Sri Lanka style can be
organized with trips from Mirissa only 45 minutes away.  Or for chance sightings while Dolphin
watching Sri Lanka. Closer to home, get aboard our Fishing Boat (please ask us for details to hire the
boat) to try your hand alongside Mawella’s fishermen, dive off the boat to swim or snorkel, or just
observe the Blow Hole at Kudawella from the sea .

To See:
A short trip from us are the Mulkirigala Caves boasting a remarkable temple and monastery carved
out of a large and sheer rock formation in the surrounding forest. Also nearby, fans of Bawa’s
architecture should visit Ruhuna University and Claughton House. There’s the Dutch Fort at Matara to
Warm you up before a visit to Galle and its own UNESCO World Heritage Site at the fort. This area is also an oasis for some browsing and shopping in its' boutiques.

Planning Your Trip:

  • All tourist Visas need to be organised pre departure. http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp?locale=en_US
  • Flights not included in retreat pricing. 
  • We highly recommend All travel insurance is purchased prior to departure.
  • Local Weather is a balmy 26-27 degrees at this time of year so pack light. 

Booking:

Join our DCK Lifestyle retreat experience by submitting your details below. A friendly DCK Lifestyle team member will contact you promptly. On confirmation DCK Lifestyle will send you a welcome package with detailed information on your happy journey ahead. DCK Lifestyle takes all forms of payment including Amex, MasterCard & Visa. 
Namaste

For all inquires please see our website below. 

http://www.dcklifestyle.com/group-retreats/















































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Thursday, July 24, 2014

DCK RAW CHOCOLATE CRUNCHY BAR



DCK RAW CRUNCHY BAR

This is truly the way nature intended chocolate to be, naturally! Rich in essential superfood nutrients that will feed your vital force, make your skin glow & nourish your soul. Commercial chocolates are not only high in refined sugars, refined dairy & hidden refined soy products but contain many chemicals, artificial colours and additives that cause oxidative stress on the body. These raw chocolate crunchy bars actually nourish your body and assist in concentration, high levels of antioxidants, energy production & nervous system support making them perfect for kids lunch box treats. 

Ingredients: 
  • 500g block of organic cacao butter 
  • 1 cup of organic cacao powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic ground vanilla bean 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon spices 
  • 1 pinch of pink himalayan rock salt
  • 2 dessert spoons of raw organic honey or manuka honey
  • 1 cup of raw organic buckwheat soaked and rinsed overnight 
  • 10 organic dates soaked over night 
  • 1 cup of organic blueberries 
Method:
  1. bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer.
  2. in your large mixing bowl add your chopped up block of cacao butter & slowly melt over the simmering water. The trick is to let it temper slowly over a low heat so you retain all of those glorious nutrients.
  3. After about 20 minutes the cacao butter will have reduced to a golden liquid, place on your timber cutting board and allow to cool for around 10 minutes.
  4. Sift your cacao powder into the liquid mix & stir as you sift. 
  5. Stir in your spices, vanilla bean powder & raw honey until mixed thoroughly.
  6. Pour the mixture into your rectangular tin baking tray or chocolate slab molds. 
  7. Sprinkle evenly over your chocolate the buckwheat & the roughly chopped dates. They will set into the chocolate.
  8. Place in the fridge and let set for around 1 hour.
  9. take out of your molds and cut into sections or break up into chunks for a raw finish. 
  10. you can store in your fridge for up to 7 days & will keep in the freezer for weeks. 

Oceans of Peace Mungbeans xx

Thursday, June 26, 2014

From Earth Vital Force Sauerkraut

From Earth Vital Force Sauerkraut


Rich in billions of beneficial micro flora, prebiotics, minerals, digestive enzymes and essential nutrients that will feed your vital force & provide your digestive system with all the key
nutrients needed for a strong immune system and optimal nutrient absorption. No need to buy probiotics as these jars of goodness will nourish every living cell needed for optimal health, naturally through wholefoods. 





Ingredients: (Makes up to 5 250g Jars)
  • 1/2 purple cabbage 
  • 1 large beetroot
  • 1 large orange carrot
  • 1 large purple carrot 
  • 1 large`red onion 
  • 1 dessert spoon synergy super greens
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric mixed spices (curry)
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan rock salt 
Method:
  1. Finely Chop all of your Purple Cabbage and place in a large mixing bowl. Add in half of your pink Himalayan rock salt and press with your mallet until all mixed through.
  2. grate your root vegetables & red onion. Add into the mix with the remaining PINK Himalayan rock and & press with your mallet until mixed through.
  3. Add in all your dry ingredients & stir through until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Spoon contents into your jars & compress with your mallet or spoon. 
  5. sit in your cupboard for 5 days and refrigerate after opening. 

Contents will last for up to 7 days in the fridge.

"Eat well, Feel well, Live well"

Peace x

Monday, June 16, 2014

Almond loves Caramel Raw Chocolate Cups

From Earth Almond loves Caramel Cups

Chocolate the way nature intended, naturally!
Rich in essential superfood nutrients that will feed your vital force & nourish your soul. Perfect for the whole family.




Ingredients: 
  • 500g block of organic cacao butter 
  • 1 cup of organic cacao powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic ground vanilla bean 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon spices 
  • 100g of Almond butter 
  • 2 dessert spoons or raw organic honey 
  • 5 Soaked dates 
Method:
  1. bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer.
  2. in your large mixing bowl add your chopped up block of cacao butter & slowly melt over the simmering water. The trick is to let it temper slowly over a low heat so you retain all of those glorious nutrients.
  3. in your food processor blend your dates until a paste. fold in your almond butter until mixed evenly.
  4. After about 20 minutes the cacao butter will have reduced to a golden liquid, place on your timber cutting board and allow to cool for around 10 minutes.
  5. Sift your cacao powder into the liquid mix & stir as you sift. 
  6. Stir in your spices, vanilla bean powder & raw honey until mixed thoroughly.
  7. Pour the mixture into your chocolate molds. this shoudl make up to 30 chocolates.
  8. take a teaspoon and drop a 1/4 of a teasppon of the almond date paste into each chocolate mold. 
  9. Place in the fridge and let set for around 1 hour.
  10. take out of your molds and cut into sections or break up into chunks for a raw finish. 
  11. you can store in your fridge for up to 10 days if you don't use the blueberries and this chocolate will keep in the freezer for weeks. 

Oceans of Peace Mungbeans xx

Thursday, June 12, 2014

From Earth White Mulberry & Blueberry Raw Cacao Chocolate

From Earth Berry Bar

Chocolate the way nature intended, naturally! Rich in essential superfood nutrients that will feed your vital force & nourish your soul. Perfect for this upcoming fathers day!




Ingredients: 
  • 500g block of organic cacao butter 
  • 1 cup of organic cacao powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic ground vanilla bean 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon spices 
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cardamon spices 
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cumin spices 
  • 2 dessert spoons or raw organic honey 
  • 200g organic sun dried white mulberries 
  • 1 cup of organic blueberries 
Method:
  1. bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer.
  2. in your large mixing bowl add your chopped up block of cacao butter & slowly melt over the simmering water. The trick is to let it temper slowly over a low heat so you retain all of those glorious nutrients.
  3. After about 20 minutes the cacao butter will have reduced to a golden liquid, place on your timber cutting board and allow to cool for around 10 minutes.
  4. Sift your cacao powder into the liquid mix & stir as you sift. 
  5. Stir in your spices, vanilla bean powder & raw honey until mixed thoroughly.
  6. Pour the mixture into your rectangular tin baking tray or chocolate slab molds. 
  7. Sprinkle evenly over your chocolate the chopped white mulberries and whole blueberries. The berries will set into the chocolate.
  8. Place in the fridge and let set for around 1 hour.
  9. take out of your molds and cut into sections or break up into chunks for a raw finish. 
  10. you can store in your fridge for up to 10 days if you don't use the blueberries and this chocolate will keep in the freezer for weeks. 

Oceans of Peace Mungbeans xx