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8 Days Transformative Yoga Week at Camp Poe South Coast, Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Camp Poe, No 56/1, Tiyadigama, Welikanda, Ahangama, South Sri Lanka

Camp Poe Yoga Week

Yoga means connection. Connection with your inner spirit and mother nature's universal spirit. Camp Poe’s breathtaking tropical garden of Eden, lets you do just that; breath in mother nature and connect! All of the rooms are set in amongst luscious garden to give our guests the feeling of being in their own little paradise. Tucked away in the jungle, the yoga shala invites us to come together in a sacred space. Take out one of our sustainable coconut yoga mats and indulge in a transformative yoga practice.

After yoga, take a plunge into our swimming pool set under mango and coconut trees. Watch colorful butterflies and listen to exotic birds. Dry off and arrive in our pavilion. A hub of creativity, conversation, and rejuvenation. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with fresh produce from our vegetable garden. Take a book from the library or enjoy a game of pool with new friends. Unwind taking in the teachings and practices before resting your head listening to the distant roar of the ocean.

Meet the instructors

Ben & Jessica
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Highlights

  • Yoga library
  • Drum circle
  • 9 yoga classes
  • Beach yoga, SUP yoga, andAqua yoga
  • Art workshop and yoga workshop
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

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

Jessica Gray Lightley

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

  • 7 days activities
  • Discount on accommodation
  • 9 yoga classes
  • Beach yoga
  • SUP yoga
  • Aqua yoga
  • Yoga library
  • Art workshop
  • Yoga workshop
  • Drum circle
  • 7 nights accommodation

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

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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 Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$75 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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