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    5 Night Calisthenics Retreat // Sri Lanka

    5:00 pm
    Tim Stevenson, Jacko, Jude
    The BNKR, Dutch Bay Road, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka


    5 Nights // 2nd to 7th December 2021

    The first three retreats in 2017, 2018 and 2019 sold out FAST!

    There are only 12 place available for this calisthenics retreat in an incredible location in Sri Lanka and it’s first come first served, so secure your place in full or with a deposit.

    *Early bird offer – Reduced from £2,000 to £1,850 if booked before 30th June 2021! 

    *COVID-19 policy – If we have to cancel or postpone due to COVID restrictions then of course we will issue a full refund


    We are very excited to announce our 2021 Sri Lanka Calisthenics Retreat… it’s going to be incredible – and after everything cancelled in 2020 due to COVID who wouldn’t want to join in December 2021!

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    The stage is set to outshine our first three amazing sell out retreats we ran in 2017 (Morzine, France), 2018 (Peak District, UK) and 2019 (Brighton, UK).

    The BNKR set on the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka is a location like no other and we cannot wait to welcome 12 very lucky students for an unforgettable 5 nights together at this year’s retreat.

    The School of Calisthenics retreats are the only place that Tim and Jacko provide individualised movement screenings and assessments and design personalised training programmes for you face-to-face. And why not have that personalised approach at this breath-taking training facility and resort on the tropical beaches of Sri Lanka.

    The benefits of calisthenics

    Dates: Thursday 2nd December till Tuesday 7th December 2021

    Location: The BNKR, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

    This year’s venue is going to be the BEST yet, have a look around the training facility and resort built on the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka in the video below!

    What to expect from our Sri Lanka Calisthenics Retreat…

    Enjoy Full Board Accommodation + Airport Transfers

    The beautiful yet rustic accommodation located just off the beach front with individual bungalows set within the resort, all with air conditioning and en-suite. The healthy food caters for all diets (vegan, gluten-free, keto etc) and is from locally sourced, organic ingredients where possible.

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    Personalised calisthenics screening and individualised programme design

    This is the only time when you can get an individual physical movement assessment and a bespoke calisthenics training programme designed specifically for you by Tim and Jacko.

    Using our experience of screening and developing strength and conditioning programmes for elite athletes, the team will create a comprehensive programme and training plan for you and then explain the specifics of the thought process behind it whilst coaching you through each of the exercises.

    We don’t offer this opportunity at any other time in the year, so don’t miss out!

    Education development sessions

    We’re not just going to cover the practical side of calisthenics training on the field trip but we’ll also include some ‘lessons’.

    These sessions will be fun and informal rather than a university lecture! Tim and Jacko have some great knowledge development sessions planned as we’re passionate about educating our students to help you understand how to optimise your training and write your own programmes.

    They will include some basic exercise science and training theory so you know why you’re doing what you’re doing.

    With all this, ‘redefining your impossible’ is only a matter of time!

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    There’s more…

    There will be optional yoga, Crossfit sessions and sports massages available – unfortunately these won’t be led by Tim and Jacko!

    We’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful location, all the gym facilities, the beaches and we’ll also have an island excursion as part of some rest / downtime between training and coaching sessions.

    The retreat is all about learning more about calisthenics, getting individualised support with your training and when you’re all calisthenics’d out, having fun. The experience and developing your knowledge is of paramount importance to us, so there will be plenty of opportunity throughout the four days to pick the brains of the co-founders of the School of Calisthenics.

    Sri Lanka Calisthenics Retreat Breakdown

    • 5 Night Retreat
    • Individual assessment + programming
    • Individual coaching sessions with School of Calisthenics coaches
    • Small group training and coaching sessions
    • Daily mobility and stretching / movement / yoga sessions
    • Breath-work + Oxygen Advantage small group sessions
    • Educational workshops and lectures on training science and principles of the School of Calisthenics Framework
    • Group training sessions
    • Expert coaching
    • Optional massage
    • Full board with three meals per day, coffee, unlimited water and shakes – dietary requirements catered for
    • All meals made with locally sourced, seasonal, fresh ingredients
    • Private Garden Bungalow with en-suite and air conditioning
    • Guided beach and village walks
    • Rest day excursion
    • Return transfers in AC Minivan
    • Tim’s average and Jacko’s fantastic banter is also included free of charge!
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    You will need to arrange your owns flights to;

    Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka (CMB) – Bandaranaike International Airport


    5pm Onwards Thursday 2nd December 2021

    (*Flexible start times depending on your flights)


    Evening Tuesday 7th December 2021

    *Airport transfers both too and from the airport are included in your price and will be arranged for you.

    Costs and Payment:

    Total cost is £2,000 per person.

    *Early bird offer is only £1,850 if paid or deposit received before 31st March 2021

    This includes all training, individualised programming, breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks at mealtimes, education sessions, individual en-suite rooms, airport transfers, full use of all facilities including swimming pool and memories you’ll never forget!

    All you need to do is book your flights to Columbo, Sri Lanka and we’ll take care of the rest and YOU!

    If you have any additional questions please get in touch via email

    *Interested in extending your stay in Sri Lanka at The BNKR? Either email the owner Vicky directly here or find out more information about extensions here –


    Here’s what previous calisthenics retreats have looked like to wet the appetite…

    Those that came in previous years said;

    “The continued enthusiasm that both of you provide, although we aren’t or ever will be professional athletes for a small time we feel like we we’re getting such good advice and attention to our training it really lifts the times when we are on our own training to achieve a goal which seems a long way off.” – Darren Clark

    “I don’t need to say more about the food, seriously amazing, ‘Coops’ the chef and ‘Shawsy’ the barista were fantastic, really fun and good natured and a bonus to have around. Abi is a star, made me feel looked after and always good natured! Thank you for your time and your energy, I really appreciate your support and I always come back motivated and uplifted. The whole team worked synergistically and you are a joy to be around 🙂 thank you!.” – Gem Hallam

    “The value for money is outstanding. The food was outstanding, I love my food and the fact that there was lots of high quality and very varied dishes was absolutely perfect. Your enthusiasm is infectious but your level of knowledge is inspiring. It has been a privilege to learn from people like you both always took the time to give me alternatives to help build my foundation and confidence and so I always felt like I was able to participate and get something out of the sessions which was appropriate for my level.

    It was an incredible event on every level and wanted to let you know. I am very grateful for the time you spent with me. Whilst coming back to reality has meant long hours with little time for training in the last few weeks, I managed a six second frogstand this morning. I have to start somewhere and I am telling you, whilst a six second frogstand is never going to set the world on fire, I will confess I gave a little fist pump when I fell out of it! ;o) Thanks for helping me start my Calisthenics journey, you guys are just fantastic!” – Fiona Thompson

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    More details of the amazing venue ‘The BNKR’

    In a nutshell, The BNKR is a destination for adventurous fitness, sport and health enthusiasts. We offer a fun, sustainable strength and conditioning gym, CrossFit box and healthy cafe year-round with access to state of the art equipment and calisthenics playground, a varied class schedule and international trainers right on the beaches of Sri Lanka.

    The BNKR Cafe serves up delicious yet healthy treats ensuring your diet is complimentary to your fitness goals. Protein smoothies, proper coffee, vegan/keto options and general fitness foods made from locally sourced, organic ingredients where possible are all available here.

    However, The BNKR is not just a gym and café but rather a lifestyle. It’s a way of life. It’s the choice to embrace getting back to nature, to live clean, give back and tap into your inner wild.

    Additional information

    Payment Options

    £500 (deposit), £2,000 (full payment – single), £1,900 (full payment – couple sharing)


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