Sriyanath has worked in yoga for more than 10 years. He spent three months in India practicing yoga and taking an Ayurveda therapist course. After completing that course, he is now sharing his ability with his guests. He may teach according to the guest level either if the guest is a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner.
The Mangrove Villa yoga master has a unique personality who has been tirelessly working for the cause of yoga for the last seven years. He will teach you yoga therapy for specific problems like diabetes, stress, back pain, etc.
Marina Van Den Houten
from Netherlands, August 2018
"Great morning practice with useful tips.."
About the yoga: I liked the morning yoga practice very much. The instructor was very clear and tried to help the student(s) get into the right posture. After a day I understood his English a bit better, but the movements were very clear.
I also liked that he gave me useful practising tips for back home.
All in all a great contribution to my stay!
About the trips: I liked the riverboat safari and the turtle rescue center. Roshan was very helpful booking the riverboat safari to my preference. The final trip we extended it with a visit to a waterfall; an unexpected but beautiful experience!
About the food: Breakfast and dinner were very tasty, the smoothies were divine. I would have loved to have a bit more variation in the fish though.
About the location: It is a beautiful locatiob, located at the river. Also, Roshan books a personal tuktuk driver. This was really helpful at times!
from United States, March 2018
Just back in Norway, after 3 weeks in Serendib.
Serendib, Sri Lanka, once more gave me an abundance of all the nice things, happenings and events that this wonderful island has to offer. That is why I like to name her Serendib. As some of you might know, the word Serendipity means: "The ability to make fortunate discoveries by chance." And that is what Sri Lanka is all about. In the old days they said that in the waters of Sri Lanka even the fish are smiling, and if you listen carefully, you might even here them sing.
I wanted to be in a quiet place inland, away from the "stress," and sometimes commercialized life on many of the beaches.
"Mangrove Villa" was the right place.
Roshan, is the name of the young owner. This fairly big plot of land, used to be his family home. Peacefully placed alongside the Bentota river, 15 min in a tuctuc from the beaches of Bentota or Beruwela.
The place consists of three separate guesthouses, the eating hall and the cubicles ror the various treatments and consultations with the doctors.
There is also a nice Yogasahla, where cheeky monkies are watching with great interest as Silva is giving his wonderful soft, relaxing and refreshing Yoga in traditional Hatha Yoga style. Silvas dog, "Rolling Stones," is also joining in, doing some very nice upward and downward dog p
Silva gives the daily masages, herbal baths and turkish bath treatments.
For consultations at this Ayurveda place, there are two doctors taking care of your diagnoses and ac
from Switzerland, March 2018
you can find calmness in this beautiful, natural surrounding with excellent yoga teaching and treatments. Also, some extra activities like a river safari, etc. provide you with some action to not get bored. accomodation was simple but included everything you need for comfort and the food was absolutely delicious. I will come here again!
from Greece, March 2018
"Room for improvement "
The positives I found with my stay at mangrove villa, Silva the yoga teacher was great, also he was the massage practitioners, he gave a great massage and reflexology treatment. Also the breakfast and the dinner was very satisfactory.
from Sri Lanka, March 2018
"Very Chilled Environment "
Great for relaxing and winding down from traveling. The food was delicious and the people were lovely, both staff and visitors
from Sri Lanka, February 2018
"My 14 days yoga/panchakarmaretreat"
The friendly dog, Roly
Ju Yu Liao
from Taiwan, January 2018
People and animals there. Hevan surroundings
from United Arab Emirates, January 2018
Simple and serene, a perfect place to switch off from the outside world.
from Finland, November 2017
Yoga was great start for the day, very good for beginners. Massage and herbal bath was nice and relaxing. Very nice, quiet place, room was good and clean with AC. Short tuk tuk ride to Bentota beach! Nice location and atmosphere.
from United Arab Emirates, November 2017
"Great budget yoga retreat "
Manager so welcoming and helpful. Instructor very good and accommodating to all levels . Very peaceful area. 10 minutes from the beach and town of bentota.
from United Arab Emirates, October 2017
Peace and quiet. Roshan was extremely flexible with my schedule of activities and very accommodating.
from Australia, September 2017
Mangrove Villa is in a beautiful setting and very peaceful. The massages were great and so we're the 2 Yoga sessions I experienced.
from Maldives, April 2018
Essen, Yoga, Roshan, Garten
from Sri Lanka, April 2018
"rundum gut "
perfekt um ayurvede und yoga zu verbinden.
Konsultationen mit einem Ayurveda Doktor
Essen ist natürlich ayurvedisch. heißt nicht umbedingt recht lecker, aber gut tuend.
from Thailand, December 2017
"Sehr gut zum entspannen. "
Die Massagen und das Essen waren richtig gut.
from Austria, December 2017
"Service ist ausbaufähig, Lage schlecht "
Die Unterkunft und das Essen war für den Preis vollkommen in Ordnung.
from Sri Lanka, December 2017
"Not like I‘d expected"
It was a really calm and nice area.
Mangrove Villa website
I stayed in Mangrove Villa for a week and it was amazingly relaxing experience. beautiful river view every morning, all the palm trees and plants and wildlife that comes to the garden makes you feel like you are in a nature reserve. Plus lovely friendly pets around! There are yoga lessons with experienced and accepting teacher and professional Ayurveda treatments. And food! Traditional Sri Lankan meals or Ayurvedic diet or you can prepare your own meals in a big shared kitchen. Staff is very friendly and you can always count on their help and advice.