8 Days Transformative Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Welikanda, Sri Lanka

Yoga Retreats Sri Lanka

Unwind and indulge in a transformative week of yoga practice and theory. Eat clean, reconnect with nature, and meet like-minded friends. The retreat is available on the least crowded months of the year on Sri Lanka's south coast, when the sun still shines and the waves still work around Weligama, a short tuk-tuk ride away. The south coast is a paradise found, with perfect sandy beaches for you to enjoy, and with the best waves for surfers.

Retreat highlights

  • 10 yoga classes
  • 3 guided meditation sessions
  • Art workshops and a temple trip
  • 1 workshop on the philosophy of yoga
  • Daily breakfasts and five evening meals
  • Free use of all yoga equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Great family vibe

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16

Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$95 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Honesty bar
  • Lounge
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Camp Poe is a boutique surfcamp and yoga retreat based in Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It comprises eight large luxury double tents and three bungalows for you to stay in.

Program

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation session
  • 09:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 Activity or trip
  • 13:30 Light lunch (not included)
  • 14:30 Activity or trip
  • 16.00 Yoga and meditation session
  • 19:00 Home cooked dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Relax and unwind in the Camp

There are five home cooked evening meals served per week, as dinners on Wednesdays and Saturdays are not included in the price of this retreat. You can buy your lunch either at the camp cafe or at a local restaurant across the road.

After a powerful and healthy breakfast, find a shaded hammock and read a book from the little library, relaxing your body from the morning surfing and yoga. Recharge your batteries by the swimming pool, and get ready for the afternoon yoga session. After a nutritious dinner with new friends, enjoy each other's company exchanging stories. Find a restful sleep under the shooting stars, drifting off to the sounds of nature and ocean waves.

Yoga at Camp Poe

Yoga is a big part of Camp Poe, as it is a great way to promote health, vitality and mindfulness. Sessions run twice per day in a yoga shala set amongst luscious jungle and resident monkeys. Classes vary from Vinyasa to Yin, with a strong focus on yoga for surfers. There is also a collection of yoga books for you to borrow during your stay!

Included excursions

You will get to visit an ancient Buddhist temple during your stay in Sri Lanka.

Instructors

Ben Stevenson
Quantum Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Ben is a surf and yoga teacher from the UK and has been living in Sri Lanka for the past 2 years. He is a part owner of Camp Poe, and will also be hosting the yoga retreat with his business partner, Till. Ben is trained in Vinyasa yoga with Quantum Yoga's Lara Baumann.
Jessica Gray Lightley
Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Hatha Yoga)
Jess is from the UK and has dedicated her life to yoga. She now lives in Sri Lanka, where she teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. Jess is also a keen surfer!

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Camp Poe, in Ahangama, Sri Lanka. It is located on the Galle-Matara road, opposite to the Sagara Hotel, on the land side. Look for the Camp Poe sign, and you will find it more easily. The camp resides in a growing Eden of relaxation, situated on the golden south coast of Sri Lanka. Here you will find yourself watching the sunrise, meditating in the waves of the local surf spot, and enjoying the Pura Vida!

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All food is freshly prepared each day in the campsite kitchen. All dietary requirements can be catered for, and vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Daily breakfast buffets and five home cooked dinners are included in the price. There are no evening meals on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Local lunches are provided in exchange of a donation, and arranged by Mamma, the camp host.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In your free time, you can take up surfing and Sinhala (Sri Lankan dialect) lessons for an extra fee. SUP classes are also available, and you can practice on the river. If you are feeling adventurous, explore the local area with its colorful markets and ancient temples, hire a scooter, go on a lake safari or visit a tea plantation. Art materials and darts board are also provided.

Spa treatments

Massages are available at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 art workshop
  • 1 temple trip
  • 1 yoga philosophy workshop
  • 3 guided meditation sessions
  • 5 vegetarian or vegan evening meals
  • 7 breakfast buffets
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10 yoga classes of one and a half-hour each
  • Free use of all yoga equipment
  • Qualified yoga instructors
  • Unlimited water and tea
  • Wi-Fi
  • Goody beach bag with Camp Poe shirt 
  • Art and music activities

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Lunch - you can buy it at the cafe or from the restaurant across the road
  • Transfer to the camp - it can be arranged for 95 USD per taxi per way or 180 USD per taxi for return
  • Travel expenses
  • Visa fees - you can buy a visa on arrival for around 35 USD

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), also known as Colombo Airport. Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Please notify Camp Poe by email and they will make the arrangements. The transfer is 95 USD per taxi per way or 180 USD per taxi for return, and will take approximately three hours.

Arrival by bus

If you are feeling adventurous, you can make your own way to the camp via bus. You will need to get a tuk tuk or taxi to Negombo, then get a bus to Matara, followed by a bus to Ahangama.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$95 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This retreat is available from May to October.

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