Nelum Nikethana provides a gateway from your daily life to inner peace and contentment through yoga and meditation Ayurvedic practices.

Yoga Retreats (4)

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Instructors (2)

Radesh Kangathilakar

Nandana Kariyapperuma

Reviews (13)

Monika Schultze

from Germany, March 2020


I don't know the exact words to describe the feeling I had here. Its like meeting an old friend or family. Everyone is very kind and friendly. They prepared a programm for me, we changed it so it was the best fitting to my wishes, and all of my wishes came true. Its very calm and relaxing.

I learned sooooo much feom you. Thank you very much! I will come again!

Greetings from Germany, Moni

Michael Madsen

from Sri Lanka, May 2019

"This is a TERRIBLE PARODY of a yoga retreat STAY AWAY!!!"

The ability to talk with your service representative and negotiate a partial refund.


from United States, November 2018

"4days of massage and yoga in Kandy"

Very friendly and helpful staff.

The food was excellent with curries that we’re still a bit spicy. Massage daily was also excellent. 2 yoga sessions with an outside instructor was good because he responded to my previous experience and challenged me. I had an interesting trip to the temples on a tuk tuk one morning.

Rachel De Leon

from Vietnam, July 2018

"Excellent relaxation while also learning a lot"

The morning yoga sessions were incredible. Very personalized and really pushed you to get to that next level. I also loved the afternoon chigun sessions and therapeutic yoga, which were relaxing but I also learned a lot from these. Finally, the evening meditations were fantastic. Mr. Nandana walked through the meditation at a good pace but also afterwords took the time to explain some of the reasoning behind various types of mediation, both from a psychological perspective and a Buddhist perspective. Fascinating to have those conversations and see how the yoga and meditation can work together. Finally the location is great. You’re really tucked into the forest so it is very peaceful. Waking up to sunlight and beautiful birds, plus an incredible breakfast prepared by Sunil, who was an excellent cook and very helpful throughout my time there.

Barbara Ready-vakeva

from Finland, March 2018

"A fulfilling experience"

All of the people working there were wonderful, each one listened to my needs and together they seamlessly provided an exceptional experience. The quality of the meditation and yoga instruction was very high and the Ayurveda treatments were excellent. The meals were well prepared, delicious and there was more than enough. We ate, practiced and had treatments outside, surrounded by beautiful flowers, singing birds, as well as the sound of silence - all of which made the experience exceptional and impactful. I appreciated the natural setting, felt well cared for, and cared about. For anyone looking for a down to earth retreat focussed purely on improving your well being, this is the place to go.

Victoria Mercer

from Sri Lanka, February 2018

"Great place to stay "

I loved the homemade food, the calm of the forest even though we weren’t far from town, I really enjoyed the guided tour of Kandy and the yoga sessions were very good.

Christel Dialava

from United Arab Emirates, November 2017

"Un havre de paix !"

- L'hospitalité, la sincérité et la gentillesse des hôtes et de Sunil.

- Le calme et la sérénité des lieux.

- Les énergies positives dans tout le resort.

- Les séances de yoga en plein air.

- La qualité et diversité des mets végétariens proposés selon mes préférences.

- Les fruits frais au petit dej (un vrai régal!)

- Les massages et traitements ayurvédiques (total moment de détente, de relaxation et de bien être en pleine nature...

- Les séances de yoga en fonction de mes besoins.

- Le partage de connaissances.

Jeanette Nordbø

from Sri Lanka, November 2017

"Amazing people!"

The food is great, the spa treatment were amazing, the yoga instructure was really good! Very friendly and supporting staff that makes sure you have an rejuvenating experience.

Cassandra Knorr

from Singapore, June 2019

Schöner Garten und direkt an einem Wäldchen. Viele Vögel und Äffchen. Für Kandy relativ ruhig. Aber man hört den Verkehr schon noch in der Ferne. Die angebotene Ayuveda Massage (muss zusätzlich bezahlt werden) war sehr interessant und an einem netten Ort im Freien. Dafür kommt eine Ärztin. Ich vermute aber auch das hier extra Geld verlangt wird, da ich nicht an die Ärztin zahlen durfte.

Der Lehrer Radesh ist super nett und hat sich sehr große Mühe gegeben, mir vieles ausführlich erklärt und mir so einen tieferen Einblick gegeben, was eigentlich alles hinter dem wort yoga steht. Auch die Citytour mit ihm war interessant.

Caro Scheffold

from Tanzania, January 2019

"4 Days off"

We extremely enjoyed our stay at nelum niketana.

The Yoga and Meditation Sessions gave a good insight. We especially appreciated the personal approach of both teachers and the deep and inspiring talks we had with them.

The Ayurvedic Treatments were super enjoyable and we felt extremely good taking care of.

The food is just excellent, and presented with loads of love. no words needed more to explain.

Reto Scherrer

from Switzerland, November 2018

"A perfect place to calm down"

Get away from the noisy traffic in the center of Kandy and relax in this little paradise. This place in the forrest is full of positive energy and the surrounding is stunning. The yoga lessons, the food and the ayurvedic treatments were excellent. However the real added value are Nananda and Radesh, who made my stay an unforgettable and educational experience. Bohoma Istuti!

Clara Lanos

from France, March 2018

nous avons été très bien accueilli, dans un lieu magique.

Suny, qui s'occupe de l'intendance est une personne très serviable et qui fait tout avec le sourire.

Les deux professeurs de yoga nous ont offert une pratique très professionnelle durant toute la semaine.


from Luxembourg, January 2018

"Pas vraiment une retraite de yoga."

La nourriture était excellente. Tout le personnel a été aux petits soins et. a essayé de répondre à tous nos voeux. Excellente hospitalitéx