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8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Refreshing Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Camp Poe is a boutique surf camp and yoga retreat based in Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Find your flow in surfing, practicing yoga, relaxing with art therapy, enjoying music, and writing poetry. The goal is to deliver an unforgettable experience for you. Whether this may be surfing the perfect wave, transforming your yoga practice, or forging new friendships. The aim is to achieve this in a luxury and affordable setting that is both socially and environmentally sustainable.

Highlights

  • Surfing photos
  • 5 yoga sessions
  • Yoga philosophy session
  • 5 surfing sessions and surf theory
  • Goody beach bag with Camp Poe T-shirt
  • Daily breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Art and music activities

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8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Russian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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Accommodation

Camp Poe is a boutique surf camp and yoga retreat based in Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It comprises 8 large luxury double tents and 3 bungalows for you to stay in.

Camp Poe Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Program

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. 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.

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 by 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!

Surfing at Camp Poe

Camp Poe is located in-front of the legendary "sticks" surf point, which has a left and right-hander. A short walk away is "the rock" in Kabalana, an amazing A-frame with a short puny right and long reeling left. A short tuk tuk will take you to numerous breaks in Midigama and Weligama. There are waves here for all abilities, at all times. Jump in with Camp Poe!

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Surf or yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 Activity or trip
  • 13:30 Time for lunch
  • 14:30 Activity or trip
  • 16.00 Surf or yoga session
  • 19:00 Home cooked dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Relax and unwind in the camp

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!

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!

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (indoor)

General

  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Honesty bar
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

All food is freshly prepared each day in the campsite kitchen. All dietary requirements can be catered for, vegetarian and vegan options are available. Daily breakfast buffets, healthy lunch, and five home cooked dinners are included in the price. There are no evening meals on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
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)

  • Art practice
  • Bicycling
  • Billiard
  • Darts
  • Lake safari
  • Massages
  • Reading
  • Rent a scooter
  • Stand up paddle board
  • Swimming
  • Visit ancient temples
  • Visit local markets
  • Visit tea plantation

What's included

  • 5 surf sessions
  • 5 yoga sessions
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 in house dinners (no dinner on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • A half day trip
  • Art and music activities
  • Goody beach bag with Camp Poe T-shirt
  • Photo package
  • Surf theory
  • Unlimited water and tea
  • Use of yoga learning materials

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Transfer to the camp
  • Travel and additional activities expenses
  • Visa fees

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 and will take approximately 3 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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