Polwaththa is a hidden nature retreat on the outskirts of Kandy in Sri Lanka launched by Polwaththa Eco Lodges and the Forest Healing Foundation.
Yoga Retreats (2)
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.
I teach different styles of yoga like Yin, Yin/Yang, Power Yoga, Ashtanga-Vinyasa and Hatha. Sometimes I like to mix yoga with Tai Chi, Pilates, Body Balance and even a bit of bootcamp. Sounds good though? I can promise you: you will end up with a smile. I hope to meet you on the mat! Namaste, Annet
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.