Polwaththa is a hidden nature retreat on the outskirts of Kandy in Sri Lanka launched by Polwaththa Eco Lodges and the Forest Healing Foundation.
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I practise, study and teach Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. As a professional dancer I love to incorporate my knowledge of the body through the many disciplines and facets that I have experienced, drawing on different asana styles, dance, body conditioning and Pilates. In my classes we focus on connecting our mind, body and breath in unity, working towards a balance and integration of the self. The morning asana practice strengthens and energises the body, and the evening opens and stretches, targeting the deep connective tissue and regulating the body's flow of energy.
Rogen Matthews I discovered yoga when I was twenty-seven. I combined my passion for movement with Yoga, but the practice of Yoga was always there to guide me through life and it progressively took my heart. As my daily practice became strong and started to change my life, I decided to dedicate full time to Yoga. I continue to do retreats, learn more about Yoga and Yoga teaching, from incredible teachers that helped me to pursue and consolidate a yogic lifestyle. I feel a beautiful journey is at reach to all of us, and I pledge to facilitate that journey at the very best of my abilities.
from Netherlands, March 2020
"Such a Beautifull experience. "
The tour guide showing us around the village explaining about all the herbs was just an amazing add to the overall really comfortable experience. All the green around us, the good yoga classes and delicious food made us feel so sadisfied. Thanks for making this happen to the Beautiful couple owning the ground. :) ps: on top of all that: there are no muscitos!! :D
from Netherlands, March 2020
Had an awesome stay at polwaththa eco lodges. All was well organized and the yoga place, on a platform in the middle of the jungle, was truly awesome.
The food was super, the rooms really nice... You just have to experience it yourself!
from Germany, March 2020
"Amazing spot in the jungle very close to nature"
This is one of the most amazing spots I've been to. In the middle of Sri Lanka jungle, no noises from cars or towns. I was about to say that this place is amazingly quiet but that's actually not true. It's full of amazing nature noises from birds, monkeys, gekkos and chipmunks.
The bungalows are simple but clean. The best thing is the location. Surrounded by trees, trees and even more trees.
The food was very good and more than enough, veggie and vegan options available. But be aware of the garlic ;-)
The service was excellent. Everyone was very helpful and friendly.
The yoga Shala was an amazing spot, far away from any possible disturbance but still in the middle of nature.
I enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back.
Highly recommend to all jungle and nature fans.
from Sri Lanka, March 2020
"worth the long trip"
It's a little hidden serene and peaceful place off the busy Sri Lankan cities. Arriving with a stressed mind, I could calm down immediately with good food, exercise and surround myself with amazingly friendly people who looked after our all wellbeing. The team is very welcoming, knowledgeable and funny. Even when I got injured, I was looked after superb, no infection, nothing. It healed within no time.
from United Arab Emirates, February 2020
"Amazing place with amazing people working there!"
I did like everything! Real jungle experience in the heart of Sri Lanka, fresh air, great yoga, delicious food and super friendly staff! This place exceeded my expectations and within four days I got a new family in Sri Lanka. Annet, Charles, Namal – I love you guys! X
Dante (agnes) Oliveira
from Australia, February 2020
"Fantastic experience at a very affordable price! "
Set in a gorgeous forest in the mountains of Digana, this retreat was an absolute treat and fantastic value for money. The owners and staff were incredibly kind and accommodating and the instructor was super lovely and very knowledgeable. Honestly, I could not have hoped for a better experience. The food was TO DIE FOR and arguably my favourite aspect as It was plentiful and delicious! It is definitely immersive and a great getaway from the hussle and bustle of city living - I'm talking very limited Wi-Fi, cold showers and quaint wooden cabins where gheckos, frogs, monkeys and wild deers are common sights. Personally I loved this and felt these were really positive features of the experience. I would not hesitate to return and/or recommend to friends.
from Sri Lanka, January 2020
The Polwaththa Eco Lodge was in a great location in the jungle! The retreat was very nice and good value for money. The food was delicious and I enjoyed the cooking class and trekking activities. The yoga shala was amazing and I enjoyed the yoga classes very much!
from Czechia, December 2019
"One of my best Sri Lankan experiences! Highly reccommend!!!"
I absolutely loved my stay as a whole, I felt pampered in the heart of a beautiful rainforest, the food was exceptional, everybody was friendly, and Remon, the son of the owner, popped in every day (sometimes twice) to ask if we have everything we need, and did his best to ensure we were all happy and settled in. We got tea, coffee, fruits whenever we asked, and bought loads of locally-made souvenirs from the community shop. This was definitely a highlight of my Sri Lankan adventure, and I’ll be back for sure!
from Germany, October 2019
"Amazing place to stay for yoga, jungle, eco travel experienc"
The whole package was great: The yoga was amazing, the room simple but served the purpose of an ecological-oriented accommodation, amazing food, tree planting and even an organic garden. The offered trekking was great and everyone was welcoming, gave advise and made the stay wonderful. They really take the concept of sustainable tourism serious! Would go there again any time!
from Australia, November 2019
We loved the jungle location. Monkeys swinging through the trees while we were doing yoga. Views were amazing. Luca was an experienced teacher and the classes were great. Raymond looked after all our needs and was wonderful. Cooking class was great. Walk through the village was amazing. We learnt a lot.