‘Energy Medicine’

Phoenix, Crete – June 15 - June 22, 2024

The Energy Medicine concept has now transferred to the SW coast of Crete 
The first session in June 2024 is based on private contacts and is fully subscribed

There is a good chance that future Courses will take place at this location
If those interested could make contact at : espiritaorguk@aol.com

Please see below for a general introduction to Energy Medicine 

Phoenix Bay is the next door bay to Loutro, a short walk or boat ride away
Please click on the Poetry & Writing icon for general information about the location.


The wisdom of our human world is not confined to the arts, the sciences, the faiths or the cultures. During many hundreds of years of separation from each other, the different cultures of the world developed radically different health systems, different ways of looking at and healing the human being. With a knowledge based multicultural approach, the Energy Medicine sessions examine these health systems, to see how they might fit into the modern 21st century lifestyle, how they might contribute to everyday wellbeing. All participants will come away with a bagful of ideas, from core beliefs to common sense tips that become part of one’s health practice for the rest of the year and beyond. 

Energy healing is a non-invasive form of alternative medicine, a healing technique to correct energy imbalance in the human body by activating the natural healing resources present within and thereby addressing any physical, mental or behavioural problems.
It targets the energy fields around the body with simple techniques based on the meridians and chakras. 

“Energy Medicine awakens energies that bring resilience, joy, and enthusiasm to your life – and greater vitality to your body, mind, and spirit ! Balancing your energies balances your body’s chemistry, regulates your hormones, helps you feel better, and helps you think better”. ( Donna Eden )

Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time these energy blocks can cause of various diseases. Energy medicine routines are easy to learn and you can share simple techniques with your family or friends to enhance their wellbeing.

“Conventional medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissue, and organs. Energy Medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissue, and organs. Changing impaired energy patterns may be the most efficient, least invasive way to improve the vitality of organs, cells, and psyche.”
( David Feinstein )

At an ocean sunset Ayurvedic retreat, this is an ideal opportunity to refresh, rejuvenate and recreate. Under the expert guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher, and with excellent massage and wellness facilities on site – Ayurvedic cuisine if preferred. 

With daily yoga, chi qong
and the enquiry into the various Energy Medicines, the shakti, the boundless energy within, should begin to spark into life. Veda’ means knowledge, the knowledge of our own inner nature. Ayurveda itself means knowledge of a healthy life, part of the wider Vedic system underpinning Indian spiritual culture. 

Ayurvedic Treatment – Ayurvedic massages are normally of a very high standard and are highly recommendable. If a client wishes to pursue Ayurvedic medical treatment whilst on site, then that is entirely a client decision and the client’s responsibility alone. We take no view on whether or not Ayurvedic treatment would or would not be appropriate for the ailment treated.

Micha Augustin – Ayurveda / Yoga / Chi Qong / Healing 

Micha has travelled in Asia many times and is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher and guide. Originating from northern Germany and now resident in Brighton, England. Also a trained archaeological conservator, having worked on sites in Germany, China, Turkey, Cyprus and England. After studies in Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Chi and Chi Gong, Micha discovered the complete science of Ayurveda. After training for 2 years in Banares and Pune at the BHU and the Tilak College, she completed certified courses in Ayurveda, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage, graduating with a BSc in Ayurveda in London to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner in Brighton.

Micha Augustin


Energy Medicine – Ypsylon Ayurvedic Resort
Typical Daily Schedule :
08.00 - 08.30 Chi Qong 
16.30 - 17.00 Yoga
17.00 - 18.30 Energy Medicine
19.00 – 22.00 Dinner
With the restaurant open for breakfast until 11.00 am, and then all day until 22.00, the idea is to have relaxed days until the 16.30 session. The 5 day/25 treatment wellness package (£180) needs reserving when placing your deposit and please notify in advance if you require daily full body Ayurvedic massages. Otherwise select from the menu of massages and treatments upon arrival.

Sat/Sun Mar 04/05 – Sat/Sun Mar 11/12 – Beruwala – 7/8 nts
Staying at the well established and well run
Ypsylon Ayurvedic Resort – simply appointed nice clean rooms :
Superior double sea view rooms - E40/nt - Single – E35/nt
Excellent Ayurvedic & Massage facilities
International / Sri Lankan / Ayurvedic Cuisine
Full details below

Sun Mar 12 – Beruwala – Colombo Airport
06.00 Transfer for the 09.55 Emirates Flight

Sun Mar 12 – Tues Mar 14 – Antiquities Tour 
sigiriya – polonnaruwa – anuradhapura – 3 nts/3 days

On the trail of the Buddha…… from the divine gaze of the 4th-5th century Samadhi Statue to the enormous 1st-2nd century dagobas, the world’s largest solid structures after the Pyramids, the sprawling archaeological wonders of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sites. A branch of the Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, was planted in 288 BC by Sangamitta, the daughter of Emperor Asoka, after which Anuradhapura flourished as a spiritual centre and capital until being abandoned following the invasion in 993 AD by the mighty Chola empire of Southern India.

The kings of Sri Lanka retreated to Ruhuna in the south and after a 17 year long campaign from Ruhuna to Polonnaruwa, led by Vijayabahu I, the Cholas were finally expelled in 1070, thus establishing the Sinhalese kingdom of Polonnaruwa for the following 180 years. Vijayabahu I re-established Buddhism, repaired infrastructure and constructed the pilgrimage route to Sri Pada, the Buddhist temple on top of Adam’s Peak. After various dynastic rivalries, the Polonnaruwa period reached its peak under Parakrambahu I the Great (1153-1186), Vijayabahu I’s grandson, building the Buddhist temples and shrines that one can see today, encouraging the arts and for an agrarian economy based on rice cultivation, maintaining or constructing over 200 reservoirs, the largest of which surrounds the hotel where we stay in Polonnaruwa.

Day 1– Beruwala– Sigiriya
08.00 – Depart Beruwala
13.30 – Arrive Sigiriya
15.30-16.45 – Transfer to Polonnaruwa

Day 1-3 – Polonnaruwa – 2 nts
Staying at the slightly upmarket Sudu Araliya
for its incredibly beautiful lakeside location
- Mon Feb 14 – 08.30 Visit archaeological zone
- 13.00 – Relax at hotel pm

Day 3 – Anuradhapura
08.00 - Depart Polonnaruwa
10.30-14.00 Visit archaeological zone
14.00-16.30 Transfer to Colombo Airport


Sharing : £775 - £795 *
Single : £865 - £895

TBC – All prices to be updated by mid April

February 05-12, 2022 - the budget includes :
- 7 nts accommodation with breakfast – all Espirita clients pay for their own hotel rooms.
(The Ayurvedic Centre quotes room rates in Euros, subject to currency movements)
- 6 Daily Ayurvedic Full Body Massage (payable on site)
- 7 days Restaurant (approx. £20 day – payable on site)
- 5 days Energy Medicine course - yoga & chi qong daily – on site support
- Espirita fees : £425

Variable Expenses :
- Airport Transfers arriving at / departing from Colombo Airport will be organized with the hotels and
added to client room accounts. About £40-£80 for both transfers, varying with numbers taxi sharing.

The budget excludes :
- International flights, airport transfers and living expenses.
- Wellness & Ayurvedic Treatments
– Extra night on arrival  

Antiquities Tour – 3 nts / 3 days 
Sharing : £320 - Single : £385
February 13-16, 2022 - the budget includes :
- 3 days transport : Beruwala / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Anuradhapura / Colombo
- 2 Archaeological Zone Donation Tickets – Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa - 2 x $25US
- 2 nts breakfast & evening meals at the Sudu Araliya in Polonnaruwa
- 1 nt Amora Lagoon Colombo Airport
- Espirita fees : £95
- 4 persons minimum
* All prices to be reconfirmed in early September 2021

Reservation Procedure :
- Research your flight options - note the Emirates flight options below
- Do not reserve your flights - until the Tour has been confirmed by Espirita
- Reserve your place : email Espirita : espiritaorguk@aol.com - with proposed flight dates
- You will then receive a place confirmation
- Tour Confirmation Date : September/October 2021 
Or sooner depending on global pandemic
- Upon Tour confirmation :

- A £25 course deposit with Espirita will then need to be placed
- Proceed with booking and confirming your flights
- Clients to pay their own room accounts on site by card. (TBC)
- The balance of your Espirita fees falls due in early January

Travel Information

Visas - Online 30 day tourist visas are free for citizens of most Western countries, but they need to be obtained for pre-approval before travelling to Sri Lanka. One cannot apply for visas until 3 months before the date of arrival in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka High Commission London - Visa Link : http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ 
Do not use any other links and do not pay for a Visa

Flights : As all our itineraries are accessible internationally, we do not quote for flights. Fly direct to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport and you will be picked up by hotel transport. Frequent
flights go via the various Gulf Airlines, and Sri Lanka Airlines has direct flights from Heathrow.
Flights : For those for whom it is convenient and affordable, clients may consider the well priced
Emirates flights from HGSM (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester) via Dubai :
Fri Feb 04, 2022 :
EK --- - DEP HGSM 13.00-14.00 / ARR Dubai : 00.00-00.45
EK 650 - DEP Dubai 02.35 / ARR Colombo 08.25 - Sat Feb 05
Sun Feb 13, 2022 :
EK 651 - DEP Colombo 09.55 / ARR Dubai : 13.00
EK --- - DEP Dubai 14.15-14.45 / ARR HGSM 17.45-19.00 same day

Connect in Dubai - Clients from other countries might consider joining this schedule in Dubai

Accommodation – We Reserve / You Pay - Espirita makes the reservations and clients pay their own hotel bills on check out and/or check in depending on hotel methods of payment. Clients pay for and manage their rooms on site on an independent traveller basis. Rooms are not offered on a shared basis for people who do not know each other beforehand.

Health - Asia is a lot healthier than it used to be. Bottled water everywhere has made a big difference to traveller comfort and sticking to the wonderful vegetarian cooking is one way of avoiding stomach problems.

However - Personal Medical Decisions: All clients must seek relevant professional medical advice and decide for themselves on the following immunisation guidelines: Hepatitis A & B - Polio Booster - Tetanus Booster - Typhoid - Diptheria - Rabies - TB (BCG), Japanese Encephalitis – Yellow Fever - Malaria – Sri Lanka is presently a low risk Malaria country, but double check 4 weeks before flying.

Insurance - All Espirita clients are advised to be fully insured, with comprehensive medical policies that cover transfer to first class medical facilities and emergency repatriation

Food – Sri Lanka has a great culinary tradition and is normally a good eating scene. Very reasonably priced – the hotel evening buffets in Marawila and Polonnaruwa were no more than £10 per person.

Climate – Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with all year round highs of 30C-35C, and warm evenings. Though mostly sunny, there is the possibility of showers in early December, and clients are advised to pack a folding umbrella.

Roads – Whilst not remotely kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party, nevertheless Sinhala-Chinese ‘co-operation’ has produced an excellent, well maintained road system. Mostly single lane roads, but with a well engineered 150 kms long dual carriageway serving the south west coast. Beruwala to Colombo Airport is no more than 90 minutes at 100 kph.

Communications – Mobile phones work throughout Sri Lanka and good wifi is ubiquitous.

Rituals - Where permissible for non-Buddhists, and in order to savour the spiritual atmosphere of the sites visited, participation in simple temple rituals should be considered. For those who have a personal relationship with God, it is quite appropriate to see their deity in the one that is there.

For general viewing, for viewing whilst in India………
The Unchanging Self - a journey in spiritual India - 67 mins

Streaming - Free

Under a Tree In India - a traditional Vedic satsang - 60 mins

Streaming - Free

On A Rock In Manhattan - James Swartz Satsang - 42 mins

Streaming - Free

and I buy buddha - Jack Kerouac – 06.01 mins

Streaming - Free

Espirita - Forest Donation Policy