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21 Days Spice Forest Yoga Retreat in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Breathtaking Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

During ancient times, the Romans, Greek, and the Arabic maintained special links with Sri Lanka because of its amazing natural treasures. If you choose this yoga retreat, you will find inner peace and contentment through Hatha yoga classes, mindfulness meditation, and Ayurvedic healing therapies. More than just a yoga retreat, this holiday offers you a unique Sri Lankan experience as you will get to walk in the tea plantation fields and savor the great variety of spices and plants.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Guided mindfulness meditation
  • Healing meditation and Tai Chi
  • 1 daily relaxing Ayurveda massage and treatment
  • 3 sessions of traditional cookery demonstration
  • A walk to the tea plantation fields
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

20 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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You will be accommodated at Kandy Eco Lodges, one of the most relaxing places in Kandy, a simple eco-lodge located in the middle of a lush green organic spice garden. Eco Lodges are built in an eco-friendly way using the raw material available on the land. Blended harmoniously into nature, the lodge gives nature-lovers the feeling of a real jungle hideout. You will enjoy a zen atmosphere perfect for people who practice yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Some units have a seating area and terrace. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a bidet and free toiletries. Bed linen is provided. Guests can eat in the on-site restaurant.

Nelum Nikethana Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Schedule

  • 06:30 Herbal soup will be served
  • 07:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast will be served
  • 10:30 Mindfulness meditation (Kayanu passana)
  • 12:30 Lunch will be served
  • 15:00 Ayurveda treatment and massage
  • 15:30 Herbal tea break
  • 18:30 Healing meditation and Tai Chi for ailments
  • 20:00 Dinner will be served


Radesh Kangathilakar
Mr. Radesh will conduct Chi gun and Thai Chi classes. He trained under Dr. Pual Lamb.
Nandana Kariyapperuma
Nandana Kariyapperuma is the instructor for Nelum Nikethana.

Retreat location

During this retreat, you will stay in Anniewatte, Kandy, Sri Lanka, in an eco-lodge accommodation amid the beautiful spice garden paradise.

Nearby places

  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), 81 kilometers
  • Bogambara Stadium, 2 kilometers
  • Ceylon Tea Museum, 2.7 kilometers
  • Kandy City Center Shopping Mall, 2.3 kilometers

Unique features


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During your holiday, you will be served with nourishing vegetarian meals. You will start the day with a healthy herbal soup, followed by a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals are prepared daily from fresh organic ingredients.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

  • 1 daily relaxing Ayurveda massage and treatment

What's included

  • 3 traditional cookery demonstrations
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • A walk to the tea plantation fields
  • All studying materials
  • Ayurveda doctor consultation
  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Guided mindfulness meditation
  • Healing meditation and Tai Chi
  • Herbal tea
  • Morning herbal soup
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What's not included

  • Additional night stay
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request for an additional fee.

Arrival by bus

Overnight buses run daily to Kandy. Nelum Nikethana can pick you up from Kandy bus station.

Arrival by train

Trains run daily from Colombo to Kandy. Nelum Nikethana can pick you up from Kandy railway station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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