Kalukanda House Presents HERA Project X: A Paradigm-Shifting Retreat for Creative Female Leaders


Kalukanda House is proud to announce an innovative venture set to redefine the landscape of retreat experiences: HERA Project X Island Immersion. Scheduled for June 2024, this groundbreaking retreat is tailor-made for creative women seeking inspiration, connection, and personal growth in a dynamic setting like no other. Spearheaded by Dee Gibson, founder of Kalukanda House and HERA Project X, this immersive journey promises to showcase the vibrant spirit of Sri Lanka whilst fostering meaningful connections and philanthropic endeavours.

This epitomises luxury travel: immersing oneself in stunning landscapes and enriching experiences while forging meaningful connections with another culture and its people. Amidst today's era of formulaic and superficial travel experiences, this represents a voyage where luxury intertwines with the ability to make a positive impact.

Changing the Narrative

HERA Project X offers a fresh perspective on traditional retreat formats, combining travel, wellness, cultural exchange, and philanthropy in a cohesive and enriching program. Designed for female leaders across various creative industries, this retreat provides a platform for collaboration, inspiration, and personal development. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a diverse array of activities, including workshops, yoga and wellness sessions, sound baths, cookery classes, and more. Each day will be filled with opportunities for group bonding and individual exploration, facilitated by interactions with fellow participants and leaders in their respective fields.

At the heart of HERA Project X is Dee Gibson's personal mission to change the narrative surrounding Sri Lanka. Recognized for her contributions to wellness and female empowerment, Dee aims to showcase the island's dynamic culture and vibrant community through immersive experiences and meaningful connections.

Making a Positive Impact

This isn't just about personal growth; it's about leveraging travel as a force for good. With a cap of 12 participants, the retreat ensures an intimate and impactful experience, allowing for deep connections and meaningful conversations. By highlighting Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage and supporting local female entrepreneurs through HERA Project X initiatives, participants will play an active role in driving positive change within the community.

Join Us in June 2024

As we prepare to embark on this transformative journey, we invite creative women from around the world to join Kalukanda House for HERA Project X. Whether you're seeking inspiration, connection, or simply a new perspective, this retreat promises to be a life-changing experience. Choose from 7, 10, or 14-day immersions, with prices ranging from $3,000 to $5,500 per person – including private luxury accommodation, food & beverage and experiences. Opt for a comprehensive 14-day journey or a focused retreat, and prepare for an unforgettable fusion of exploration, introspection, and empowerment.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a movement that celebrates creativity, wellness, and philanthropy in one of the world's most captivating destinations. Reserve your spot today and prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery, connection, and impact!

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Previous Stories of Growth & Empowerment

“Overall the experience was extremely empowering. Lots of hope. You held space in an affirming way with a do-er mentality. That way of showcasing is brilliant. It felt nurturing in that way you said - “lift as you climb”, that was how it felt. I felt a sense of chain with a great leader. Thank you for inviting us. I had fun, I learnt about leadership, empowerment, togetherness and navigating it with a democratic way with us all around the table. It feels like a system that won’t fail.” – Aadhitya Jeyaseelan, Sri Lankan Female Founders Architect , Designer and Artist

“From the perspective of a Sri lankan man and the only make to be present at this open event, I invite and urge all my brother's to be part of this important conversation that is emerging. It is vital for men to be present and cocreating the world that is changing and this requires us to listen, reflect and also join in. We are as excluded as we make ourselves become.” – Sala Watura, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

“It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say I fell in love with Sri Lanka because of the Hera X Project. Dee brilliantly curated and hosted a diverse and inspiring group of women who shared their stories and support of each other both genuinely and generously. It was an honour to be part of it and I left feeling uplifted and committed to shifting the narrative around Sri Lanka. These amazing women taught me that we shine brighter when we put our light together. Forever grateful!” – Karyn Robarts, Business Owner *

*“It was truly a pleasure to have connected to like-minded sisters at the HERA Project in Kalukanda House. It was a meeting of women sharing empowering experiences, breaking norms, and challenging traditions while uplifting their communities and the environment. Empowering a woman means empowering a community – this gathering exemplified that belief.” – Selyna Pieris, Creative Female Founder of Selyn Textiles and largest social enterprise in Sri Lanka

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