Maha Shanti Yoga is a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance offering group classes, workshops, international yoga retreats, and yoga teacher training.

Reviews (3)


from United States, January 2019

The food and the overall atmosphere of the retreat

Reahana Scott

from Great Britain, August 2018

"A perfect Yoga experience"

Anna and Jurgen were excellent teachers, very honest, grounded and accepting of all abilities and styles. All of the accommodation, food and transport were excellent and all requirements catered for without fuss.

As a package, this was a great experience as there was time in the day to take excursions and trips out into the local areas too.

Amazing all round :)

Testimonials (3)

Marion Kocholl Germany

Maha Shanti Yoga

I really enjoyed my yoga holiday at the Villa de Zoysa. It is a wonderful place, a villa surrounded by a beautiful garden and very near to the beach. Every day there was an interesting offer of different excursions; temple visits, going on a safari, a visit to a tea plantation - to name but a few. Everything was very well organized by our host, so that I always felt very safe and well taken care of. And of course the sunrise and sunset yoga classes with Anna and Jürgen were worth the long voyage. After participating in the yoga class in a private yoga shala, you could choose whether to jump into the swimming pool just outside or to enjoy an incredibly nice breakfast/dinner straight away. Thank you for a wonderful time!

Svitlana Filimoshkina Ukraine

Maha Shanti Yoga website

I am grateful that I met Anna and Jurgen 6 months ago and started my yoga path with them. Joining my first yoga retreat with Maha Shanti Yoga to Sri Lanka was a life changing experience. It gave me lots of knowledge about life and about myself, new friends and of course inspiration to keep practicing and searching.

The accommodation and food at Villa De Zoysa was fantastic and well-organized excursions let us explore the country and the culture. Outdoor full moon dinner, partner yoga, satsangs, sunset meditations and lots of magical moments with amazing people who shared their knowledge and experience will remain in our hearts forever.

I enjoyed every single moment of my journey with warm and friendly people in this special place and can highly recommend it!!

With love & gratitude,

Your Lana

Katja Hartmann Germany

Maha Shanti Yoga

The yoga retreat at Villa de Zoysa with Anna and Jürgen was the last stop for my family after 3 months of travelling the world. It was the most perfect and beautiful place for it: the Villa is unique and spacious. Our host Devinda made sure we felt welcome at all times. The food was delicious and we especially loved the outdoor dinnerparty he organized on the last retreat evening. Morning and evening yoga classes with Anna and Jürgen in the yoga shala as well as sunset meditations at the beach made the retreat a most relaxing experience. I would always come back to Sri Lanka and join Anna and Jürgen for another retreat on this beautiful island.