5-15 May 2019. Uppuveli, Sri Lanka.

Sun Gathering 11.0

10-day journey of sharing, self-discovery and personal connections in beach village of Uppuveli, Sri Lanka. 100 born-to-explore attendees from different countries, all sharing similar values of wholesome lifestyle. Lectures, workshops, yoga practice, volunteering, sharing circles and more.

What is Sun Gathering?

Sun Gatherings are a mix of lectures, workshops, group trips, yoga practice and meditation, volunteering, sharing circles. The festival-like event brings together people with similar values ​​and goals, launching a change process in each participant.

People come not only to receive, but also to share their experience, knowledge, skills, and happiness with others. New information, friends, and connection with nature help to know yourself, find answers to important questions and see yourself in a genuine way.

Sun Gathering encourages and inspires for further self-development and bringing good to others. Morning yoga practice, lectures and workshops, joint evenings, sharing circles and trips will be held in English language.

Sun Gathering happens semi-annually in different parts of the world. Thailand, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Georgia, Indonesia, Nepal, Morocco, Turkey, Mexico have already rallied hundreds of people. Now it’s Sri Lanka’s turn!


#Sunsurfers Sun Gathering Uppuveli Sri Lanka

Watch videos to feel the atmosphere of Sun Gatherings

Sun Gathering 9.0 in Cirali, Turkey and Sun Gathering 10.0 in Mazunte, Mexico.

Planned activities

Interesting and rich daily program for Sun Gathering’s participants.
Yoga classes
We will practice morning hatha yoga to stretch the body and mind. And also collective meditations to increase our consciousness.
Cleaning beaches and streets, helping seniors, teaching English, and other activities which local people will benefit from.
Talks & lectures
We will talk about free travelling, spiritual practices, share useful life-hacks, insights, secrets of remote work, freelance and business.
Intuitive drawing, thai massage, traditional dancing, fitness, photography, etc.
Short trips
Sometimes we will go out to explore the surrounding area as well as get acquainted with the local culture.
Active rest
Swimming in the ocean, morning jogging, surfing, interval training, volleyball, boating, and other activities.

Planned daily schedule

The exact schedule will be approved after all participants are registered. A detailed schedule for each day will be sent to our secret chat in Telegram app.
7:00 — 9:00
Yoga practice
9:00 — 10:00
Fruit breakfast
10:00 — 13:00
Active rest
13:00 — 16:00
16:00 — 18:00
Free time
18:00 — 21:00

Participation involves

Being active in the whole program of Sun Gathering, including volunteering
Maturity, sanity, and independence in decision-making
Full refusal of alcohol, smoking, and drugs
Respect for local people, their culture and religion
Availability of health insurance
Having a yoga mat

Location of the Gathering

Uppuveli, Sri Lanka

SunGathering 11.0 will take place in Uppuveli — a small village 6 km away from Triconomale city. Uppuveli is one of the best beaches of the Eastern Sri Lankan shore. Their high season is from April to October with dry and windless weather, unlike the rest of the island.

Uppuveli has clear and warm water to swim in, few tourists, beautiful scenery and various budget accommodation options to choose from. One of the best national parks called Pigeon Island is located nearby. It offers an incredible coral reef to discover that is a prime location for snorkelling and diving. At this time of year it is also possible to see dolphins, turtles and whales. 

May on Sri Lanka is one of the richest months for tropical fruits. It is the beginning of mango, pineapple, jackfruit, magosteen, and avocado season. All year round you can also find bananas, coconuts and guavas.

Photo credits: Life-in-travels.

Sun Gathering’s main principle

Each participant contributes to the benefit of others: invests their energy in the organization process, generously shares knowledge and keeps active within the entire program of the Sun Gathering. Tries to keep his/her mind open by observing and accepting oneself, others, and all circumstances as they are. Each participant preserves the purity of consciousness: no alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.

Community speaks

Nobody can tell about Sun Gatherings better than those who have participated in it at least once.
Enrique González
Usually when we start looking for alternatives about life, is hard to find good conditions to learn and develop new skills properly. That’s why like-minded people around is the best foundation to continue improving. When I met Sunsurfers I found a space where is easy to relax and focus on the important. I found a knowledgeable family full of respect, discipline and kindness. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced yogi or if you just begin trying to figure out your way. If you are open minded to trust, learn and share, you will receive the right support and the best motivation to continue growing and spreading your values.
Reut Crystal
My first (and definitely not last) SunGathering was in Mazunte, Mexico. I experienced so much in only 10 days! We connected with the local community, saw amazing places, and learned new things from the talented, open and inspiring members of the community. I am very grateful I joined this experience, it is unforgettable!
Fernando Serrano
I met the Sunsurfers in SunGathering in Mexico, it was great to meet so many good, conscientious and kind people in a single event, the example that I saw there inspired me to improve my life and the environment in which I live. Definitely an experience that will give a good sense to your life!
Natalie Ong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sun Gathering is a fascinating journey! I re-discovered myself, the inner-child in her heart, and have courage to chase after the sun to live a lifestyle with free spirit. I quit alcohol and eat only vegetarian food after I met the #Sunsurfers in Penang, living in healthy lifestyle with tons of fruits and learning the benefit of fasting. I was suffering with spine pain and chronic pain, regular practice of meditation and yoga, healthy diet has changed my life. I was so inspired with #Sunsurfers who work remotely. After Sun Gathering in Bali, I dived in to learn and found skills that I’m passionate to work. I’m now freelancing and helping for NGO projects, and am on the journey again! I highly recommend Sun Gathering and meet these like-minded community! Together we share love and kindness.
Christoph Schwarz
I attended 3 times in 3 countries one of the #Sunsurfers events and I have to say, that every time it was again an amazing experience! It is great to meet like-minded people from all around the world and share your and their passions. This community is based on helping each other and I made some really good friends there which I keep on meeting.
Nadezhda Nasyrova
Kazan, Russia
Sun Gathering is a special atmosphere of love, trust, kindness, sincere communication! It's an opportunity to make friends with amazing people, to see the world in a new way, to discover yourself and share your knowledge. Every day there is a new story, emotions, pure happiness and joy.
Tim M.
California, USA
I am thankful to have been a part of SunGathering in Mexico. It was wonderful to learn from each other and to experience the warmth and acceptance of this fantastic community of amazing people. Highly recommended if you like to travel, spend time with new and special friends, and experience life in unique ways.
Alyona Yanushkevich
Minsk, Belarus
Sun Gathering is a wave of love and open hearts, serving others in joy, this is the acceptance of numerous parts of myself and watching thousands of mirrors around. Sun Gathering means friends and like-minded people around the world. Joint morning practice on the meeting charges with energy for the whole day. And Marat is a good example of how it’s possible to live. For this it is worth to come.
Burak Bilen
Ankara, Turkey
I was on my spiritual path but i was always feeling a deep loneless all the time. After this meeting, having incredible 10 days with more than 100 people, I know now I am not alone and I have a very deep connection with #Sunsurfers community.
Jevgenija Cholodova
Vilnius, Lithuania
I participated in only one Sun Gathering but even it gave me a wonderful feeling that there are people like me in the world, I am not alone. It gave me a lot of new knowledge which I didn’t know where to find before. The most important thing is that it is the community with good values where you also can put your energy in.
Sasha Chetyrkin
Riga, Latvia
Participating in Sun Gathering for the first time seemed to be «at home». The feeling of a large family, the space of like-minded people was tempered. I want to re-immerse myself in this atmosphere of the sun, smiles, happiness, mutual understanding and embrace. During the Sun Gathering, you get new acquaintances and close friends around the globe, and it's so cool! Sun Gathering is a very transformational event, after which you will never be the same again.
Golnoush Moradi
True, pure and real friendships is a #Sunsurfers gathering essence! Being surround by beautiful free sprits at the state of love and kindness. Cheering our true self while enjoying the pure nature. Unity, clarity, simplicity are the best way to describe A Sun Gathering, where you can develop the knowledge of self or heal yourself! If you are looking for intellectuality then this is your clan!
Evgeny Kovalchuk
Norilsk, Russia
My acquaintance with #Sunsurfers community started in May 2017, when I for the first time came to Morocco for the 8th Sun Gathering. And immediately I felt good, healthy atmosphere in this community. A lot of guys and girls became my friends later. I knew many interesting information and also shared with my knowledges with opened heart and pleasure. In October 2017 me and my wife visited amazing Sun Gathering 9.0 in Turkey. And now I study Spanish and looking forward to the next meeting in Mexico. Who knows, maybe will meet you.

Questions and answers

We will finalize FAQ with useful tips and information about Sri Lanka by 27 January — when we open registration process.
How do I apply to attend?

1. Send a participant request by filling in the registration form with honesty.
2. Wait for approval via email within 10 days.
3. Pay the participation cost and receive confirmation.
4. Buy tickets to Sri Lanka.
5. Get to the village Uppuveli.
6. Find a place for living (or book in advance).
7. Show up at the meeting point on the evening of May 5, with an open mind and vibrating heart.

What if I can’t fly?

In case of cancellation, the paid fee isn’t refundable. We try to minimize the number of people who aren’t serious about coming to the Sun Gathering.

Cost of participation


The event itself is non-profit. Your contribution is for organizing short trips, renting a lecture room, renting special equipment, designing and manufacturing branded t-shirts and stickers, refreshments during opening and closing, charity events, website support and development of the #Sunsurfers eco-village project.

Have more questions? Contact us

Here's how you can reach one of the event organizer — Sasha Wickenden. Please text her via WhatsApp or Telegram.

How to join SunGathering 11.0?

Registration to the SunGathering 11.0 will be opened 27 January 10 am CET. Link for the registration form will be published on this page. We will ask you to fill in the application form, wait for its approval, and pay registration fee ($77).
See you soon!