14 Days Ayurveda Panchakarma and Yoga Retreat in Bentota, Sri Lanka

Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

This holiday is devoted to your physical and mental well-being. Yoga is an ancient way of healing mentally and physically through body alignments, relaxation, and poses. Practice of this ancient noble yoga will be accompanied by Ayurveda treatments or therapy. You will have access to the services of well-trained experts whose goal is to help you increase your future well-being.

Retreat highlights

  • 13 days yoga classes
  • 2 guided meditation sessions
  • 13 days Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • Excursion to the Historical temple, turtle hatchery, Bentota River safari
  • Breakfast, dinner, tea, and snacks
  • 13 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


13 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Mangrove Villa consists of three health-friendly mud cabanas and three comfortable bungalow rooms. All rooms have a beautiful garden and Bentota river view. Comfortable chairs in the verandah provides you to enjoy the scenic beauty and specially designed sun beds will let you relax under mangroves in peaceful environment while you feel the natural breeze from the Bentota river.

Mangrove Villa Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Program

Clinical application of yoga

Yoga has been proved to be effective and safe in a variety of conditions of which few are mentioned below. The nature of yoga exercises will vary depending on the individual and his specific problem. The various clinical problems where yoga might be effective are:

  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac problems
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Obesity

Included excursions

Free city tour (including turtle farm and Kandeviahara temple) is included in the price.

Retreat location

Mangrove Villa is set on one and a half acres of tropical greenery and facing the Bentota River. The location is blessed with a serene environment suitable for a holistic holiday and is the ideal location for yoga and relaxation.

Nearby places

  • Bentota beach - 10 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Swimming

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • River
  • Terrace

Services

  • Mosquito net
  • Tour assistance

Food

All meals are included in the package and consists of healthy food such as Sri Lankan red rice, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, etc. The Ayurveda doctor privately consults each guest and arranges a special menu accordingly. This helps to get maximum results from the treatments and medicine. Ayurveda meals act as nutrition as well as a healing therapy against sicknesses.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Ayurvedic
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)

Colombo tour

Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. This is where is situated the heart of Sri Lankan political history. Five-star hotels, the port, shopping centers, bars, important government offices, and embassies all make Colombo one of the most important cities in Sri Lanka. Here, you can visit the National Zoo, Hindu Temples, museums, the parliament, and shopping complexes of your choice.

Galle and Unawatuna

In this excursion, you will have the possibility to visit the Moonestone Mine, the Ambalangoda Mask Museum, a natual silk factory, the historical Galle Fort, a Dutch-reformed Church, the National Maritime Museum, followed by a drive along the coast to Unawatuna. Unawatuna was once among the top 12 beaches of the world, and is still to this day an extraordinary place. Lunch will be served in Unawatua, followed by a walk along the beach to Welle Devale, a beach temple. It is a historical and famous temple situated at the end of the bay. On the way back, you will be able to see a natural herbal and spice garden.

Hikkaduwa

In this excursion, you will visit the turtle hatchery through the Madhu Ganga boat safari, as well as visit the coral gardens through a glass-bottom boat. After, you will eat lunch at a restaurant of your choice. In the afternoon, you will have the pleasure to explore the coral gardens by snorkeling. On the way back, it will be possible to witness the Moonestone Mine at Mettiyagoda and visit the ancient Galapatha Vihraya temple.

Rathnapura (City of Gems)

Rathanpura is best known for its gem stones that are washed down the river bed. It is one of Sri Lanka's wettest towns, since even in February, the driest month, normally has nearly 100 millimeter of rain, while in May, the wettest, has nearly 500 millimeter. During this excursion, you will visit the Gem Museum, gem mines, Saman Maha Devala, and the Bopath Ella waterfalls.

Sinharaja Rainforest

In this excursion, you will be walking through the tropical rainforest to experience the wonderful Sri Lankan flora and fauna. You can walk through four trails where you will be able to spot birds, a variety of butterflies, animals such as sambhur, barking deer, mongoose, monkeys, reptiles, etc. It is better to start this excursion in the early morning because this walk through the rainforest can take about eight hours.

Udawalwa National Park

Udawalwa National Park is world famous for its large elephant populations. At any given day, many elephants will be seen. Other than elephants, water buffalo, spotted and barking deer, wild boar, sambhur, and mongoose can also be found in this park. It is also a popular destination for bird-watching.

Spa treatments

Cleaning of the bowels

This is a cleansing of the bowels using herbal mixtures or oils, which are usually given after dinner. The effect is very smooth and a patient can be expected to have two or three bowel movements.

Decoctions

Decoctions are a range of herbal medicines prepared according to individual prescriptions each day. More than 50 dry and fresh ingredients such as bark, root seed, and flowers can go into the preparation of the medicine which is boiled in earthen ware pots over a long period of time.

Facial treatment

In this facial treatment, herbal pastes and steams are used to clean and smooth out wrinkles, as well as clear the skin.

Herbal bath

Herbal leaves and roots are boiled in water to be poured on the patient's body in the herbal bath.

Herbal steam bath

For the herbal steam bath, herbal leaves, and roots are boiled for the steam to clean the patient's skin for a prescribed period of time. This is used to combat obesity and joint pains.

Herbal steam inhalation (Nasya Karama nasal treatment)

Medicated oils, herbal juices, and powders are administered through the nasal tract. This treatment is very good for chronic sinusitis, chronic headaches, migraines, facial paralysis, nasal congestion, cataract, and diseases of the eyes, nose, ear, mouth, and head.

Oil Picho

Oil Picho consists of keeping a piece of either cloth or cotton dipped in oil on certain parts of the body. This can help with muscular stiffness, muscular pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic rheumatoid arthritis.

Pinda Sweda Nawara Kizi (fermentation)

A mild oil massage is given to the patient with the help of special medicinal bundles made of cheese cloth. This treatment helps with neck stiffness, joint pains, chronic rheumatoid, arthritis, and arthritis paralysis. It also prevents the process of ageing and appearance of wrinkles on the body.

Pizhichil Sarvangadhara (body oil bath)

This treatment comprises of the use of warm medicated oils on the whole body for a certain time. It can help with paralysis (hemiplegia and paraplegia), early stages of multiple sclerosis, facial paralysis, Parkinson's disease, sciatica, spondilosis, and osteoarthritis.

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a procedure consisting of continuous pouring of medicated herbal oil on the forehead of the patient. The type of oil used depends on the medical ailments of the patient. A special type of apparatus called the Dhara Patra is used for the Shirodhara treatment. Shirodhara is an excellent therapy for the treatment of ailments connected to the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and nervous system. It is also effective for chronic headache, migraine, insomnia, mental stress, mental diseases, paralysis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral atrophy, and aphasia tinnitus.

Shiro Vasti

Shiro Vasti is a treatment where, with the help of a special leather cap, oil is kept on the head. Warm medicated oils are poured into the cap and then fitted onto the head. The time of the treatment and the kind of oil varies according to each individual. This treatment can help facial paralysis, insomnia, headaches, migraines, and mental stress.

Vasti karma (enema therapy)

Medicated oils and herbal water are administered through the rectum in this procedure. It can help with treating paralysis, arthritis, sciatica, chronic constipation, haemorrhoids, and diseases of the nervous system.

Vereka karma (purifactory purgation therapy)

Vereka Karma is a procedure of purgation that involves the elimination of toxins from the body through the anal route. This can remedy haemorrhoids, distension of the abdomen, constipation, indigestion, abdominal diseases, jaundice, gastroenteritis, and skin diseases.

What's included

  • 2 guided meditation sessions
  • 10 days yoga classes
  • 13 days Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Doctor consultation
  • Breakfast, dinner, tea, and snacks
  • Excursion to the Historical temple, turtle hatchery, Bentota River safari

What's not included

  • Herbal medicine
  • Transportation to and from Mangrove Villa

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Banadaranaike International Airport (CMB).

Distances

  • Banadaranaike International Airport (CMB) - 2 hours

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% 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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