5 Days Riverside Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in Bentota, Sri Lanka

Wellness Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

This yoga 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. On this yoga retreat, a practice of ancient noble yoga will be accompanied by Ayurveda treatments or therapy. During this retreat, you will have access to the services of well-trained experts whose goal is to help you increase your future well being.

Meet the instructors

Mangrove Villa Yoga Master
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  • 4 days yoga classes
  • 4 days Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • Enjoy a city tour and visit Sea Turtle Hatcheries and Kandevihara temple
  • Daily Ayurvedic breakfast and dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily herbal tea

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$52 per person)
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  • Spa
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Tour assistance

Mangrove villa consists of three health-friendly mud cabanas and three comfortable bungalow rooms. All rooms are located with a beautiful garden and river view. Comfortable chairs in the veranda are provided for you to enjoy the scenic beauty and specially designed sun beds will let you relax under mangroves in the peaceful environment, while you feel the natural breeze from the Bentota river.

River view bungalow rooms

The river view bungalow rooms are equipped with twin beds, air conditioning, attached bathroom, hot and cold running water, fan, mosquito net, river view veranda with comfortable chairs and a coffee table, and a private garden.

River view cottages

The river view cottages are equipped with a king bed, air conditioning, attached bathroom, hot and cold running water, fan, mosquito net, river view veranda with comfortable chairs and a coffee table, and a private garden.


Clinical application of yoga has been proven 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 specific problem. The various clinical problems where yoga might be effective are stress, insomnia, hypertension, cardiac problems, diabetes mellitus, asthma, back pain, and obesity.

Included excursions

This package includes a free city tour with a visit to sea turtle hatcheries and the Kandevihara temple.


At the north end of Induruwa is one of the turtle hatcheries set up to protect turtle eggs till they hatch. Turtle eggs, which would otherwise be eaten, are bought for a few Rupees each from local fishermen and re-buried along the beach. Once hatched, the baby turtles are kept in holding tanks. Small tanks contain hundreds of one to three-day old turtles, as well as larger ones, including an albino, kept for the collection.

In the night, you can release a three-day-old turtle into the Indian Ocean to fend off itself. The beauty of the operation is that the beaches guarantee the female baby turtles released will find their way back, sans GPS, in the depths of the seven seas to their natal beach ten years later to lay their own eggs.

The wonders and mysteries of the planet are endless. Protect it from the poachers, marauders, and mass murderers. Five of the world's seven species of marine turtle visit Sri Lanka's beaches to nest, a rare ecological blessing.

Kandevihara temple

Kandevihara is a perfect place for worship. Sri Lanka's tallest Buddha statue is situated in the Kandevihara temple. The Buddha statue which is 160 and a half feet tall and was constructed in Bhoomi Sparsha Mudra.


Mangrove Villa Yoga Master
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.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Warapitaya, Sri Lanka. 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


  • Massage


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • River


  • Mosquito net


All meals are included in the retreat package and consists of healthy food such as Sri Lankan red rice, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, etc. Mangrove Villa's Ayurveda doctor gives special attention for meals and they give priority to healthy typical Sri lankan meals.

Each guest will be privately consulted by the Ayurveda doctor and will be arranged with a special menu according to the body condition and ailments of the guest. It will help you to get maximum results from the treatments and medicine. Ayurveda meals act as nutrition as well as a healing therapy against sicknesses.

Mangrove Villa can arrange your meals in their specially designed restaurant with natural pond view or in front of the river with candle lights in the evening.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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)

Bentota area attractions

Bentota river safari

The Bentota river safari is very famous among travelers. It takes at least one and a half hours and in this safari, you can see birds like herons, cormorants, and colorful kingfishers, as well as water monitors and crocodiles.

Beruwela Fish Harbor

Beruwela is one of the famous places for fresh fish and seafood because a very popular fish harbor is situated there. Anchored there are all the big fishing boats after they arrive from deep sea fishing. Every early morning, you can see the market with fresh fish. Many varieties of fish can be seen here like tuna, yellow tuna, sharks, barracudas, etc., plus seafood varieties; prawns, crabs, calamaris, and cuttlefish are also available here for retail or whole sale buyers.

Brief Garden

Ten kilometers off Beruwala is the pretty Brief Garden. It used to be the home of landscape artist, sculptor, and bon-vivant, Bevis Bawa, older brother of illustrious Geoffrey Bawa, one of the 20th century's foremost Asian architects whose work includes the new Parliament, Ruhunu University, and the renowned top-end eco-friendly hotels, Kandalama Hotel, Bentota Beach Hotel, etc. of the island.

Kitchimalai Mosque

It is a major pilgrimage center at the end of the Ramadan since there is also a shrine of the 10th-century Muslim saint.

Lighthouse Island

This island is about a 15-minutes drive by motor boat. It will provide you with magnificent views of the coastline and a nice place to escape away. You can spend a nice time here swimming, snorkeling, and as most visitors are willing to arrange here, barbecues with fish. Mangrove Villa can arrange you a nice chill out time in this island.

Other attractions

You may also visit Hikkaduwa, Rathnapura or the City of Gems, Sinharaja Rainforest, Udawalwa National Park, Galle and Unawatuna, or have a Colombo tour.

Spa treatments

Daily Ayurveda treatments and medicine, as well as daily reflexology massage sessions are included in the retreat price. Other spa treatments offered by Mangrove Villa are the following:

  • Face massages
  • Flower bath
  • Foot reflex
  • Head massages
  • Herbal baths
  • Intensive body massages
  • Shirodhara
  • Steam baths
  • Synchronous massages
  • Thermo massages

What's included

  • 4 days Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • 4 days yoga classes
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily Ayurvedic meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Daily herbal tea
  • Excursions to sea turtle hatcheries and Kandevihara temple

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Doctor consultation
  • Herbal medicines
  • Lunches
  • Transfers to and from Mangrove Villa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Mangrove Villa can arrange transfers from and to the airport upon your request with a cost of 45 EUR one-way. Please send Mangrove Villa an inquiry for more information.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$52 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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