8 Days Journey To Wellbeing Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Ratnakara Village, Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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Nutrition, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

  • 7 days with instruction
  • This holistic boutique retreat is the perfect opportunity to detach from the demands of work and home in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. This luxury week is designed to help you release limiting beliefs, habits, and addictions, transforming yourself into a more authentic and effective human being. You will you will return home with the clarity and focus you need to lead a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.


    • Daily yoga classes
    • Well-being workshop and consultation
    • Daily meditation and art therapy sessions
    • Journey to well-being welcome pack and workbook
    • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • 7 nights accommodation


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Ratnakara boasts five spacious and beautifully appointed bedroom suites, four king-sized doubles, and one twin. There is an option of adding a further single bed to the double rooms on request. All of the rooms are furnished in traditional style with handmade hard-wood furniture, bright Sri Lankan fabrics, and cooling polished-tile floors.

    The open design of the house, very typical in Sri Lanka, precludes air-conditioning instead using natural air flow and ceiling fans to ensure you have a cool and comfortable nights sleep. Mosquitoes are not generally a problem at Ratnakara, however they do appear from time to time so all the beds are fitted with nets should you need them.


    Amethyst is a ground floor double bedroom suite that leads off from the main downstairs sitting room. The room is light and airy with its own private and secluded garden and a large private terrace overlooking over the green lush land to the side and front of the villa, through which you can see the ocean in the sandy bay below. Amethyst has a walk-through dressing room into a large walk-though bathroom which has a free standing bath and an outside rain-shower beyond.


    Amber is a first floor double bedroom suite with high wood-paneled ceilings and is accessed from a large open-sided shala. A walk-through dressing room leads to a walk-through bathroom with free standing bath looking out to the jungle and beyond is an outside rainforest-shower. Amber has its own private balcony with views looking to the green lush land in front of the villa, through which you can see the secluded bay underneath the house.


    Garnet is a first floor double bedroom suite which is entered from the upstairs open-sided shala. This spacious room has high wood-paneled ceiling and a walk-through dressing room leading to a large shower room. Garnet’s large balcony overlooks the swimming pool area and beyond to the jungle and the ocean crashing on the beach below the house.


    Sapphire is a first floor double bedroom with high paneled ceilings entered from a large open landing. Sapphire is a spacious, light-filled, en-suite bedroom overlooking the lily pond and has a large private balcony with views inland to the jungle. Sapphire has interconnecting doors with the twin room, Emerald, which when opened, makes an ideal suite for a family.


    Emerald is a twin-bedded, en-suite first-floor room entered from a large landing over looking the lily pond. Emerald is a bright, spacious room with an outside rainforest shower and views to the herb garden and onto the lily pond. It is furnished with twin beds as standard. Emerald has interconnecting doors with the double room, Sapphire, which when opened, makes an ideal suite for a family.

    During the week, your mind and body will be restored using an integrated mix of yoga, movement, meditation, nutrition, and art therapy. You will you will return home with the clarity and focus you need to lead a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life.

    What to expect

    • Learn the skills needed to build emotional and physical resilience in your overwhelming world.
    • Discover your purpose and cultivate your dream to avoid personal or professional crisis.
    • Develop your own yoga and meditation practise to reduce stress, quieten and focus the mind.
    • Discover a new level of wellness through healthful nutrition, functional movement, and art therapy.

    Daily dream time

    Cultivate a clear vision of the things that bring you joy using meditation and art therapy to unlock the door to your life’s purpose. Each session lasts 60 minutes.

    Daily functional movement

    Wild Workouts and Wild Work Ins will provide a fresh and functional way of moving and balancing your body. Each session lasts 90 minutes.

    Daily therapeutic flow yoga

    Hands on guidance in a small group will allow you to develop a confident and creative home practice regardless of your ability. Each session lasts 90 minutes.

    Journey to well-being welcome pack

    Containing all essentials and luxuries to make your retreat unforgettable.

    Journey to well-being workbook

    To guide you through your personal transformation whilst on retreat and once home.

    Weekly well-being workshops

    Learn the importance of lifestyle management to create and maintain a stress free approach to living. You will have two sessions per week. Each session lasts 120 minutes.

    Well-being consultation

    To establish your health and well-being goals and roadblocks. The consultation will last for 60 minutes.

    • Karen Maidment

      Karen is a health and nutrition coach, nutrition chef, and yoga teacher. With over eight years of study and clinical practice, Karen now specializes in evaluating the underlying cause of stress and disease through the CHEK foundational principles (how you breath, think, eat, drink, sleep, and move) to create safe and effective nutrition support, lifestyle programs, supplementation protocols, and clinical testing getting to the root cause of ill health.

    • Adrian Stokes

      Adrian is a corrective exercise specialist. Adrian has studied with the world leaders in health and movement. He is currently studying with the CHEK Institute in California, The Prague School of Rehabilitation, the Neuromuscular Education Research Institute in Venezuela, and undertaking a three-year certificate in Osteopathic related technique (ELDOA) with Guy Voyer MD DO.

    Ratnakara is an exclusive villa on Sri Lanka’s most southerly tip near Dondra Head Lighthouse. Its name is an ancient Sanskrit word for the Indian Ocean, the literal translation is “the creator of gems” or “mine of gems”. Perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean, Ratnakara is a modern day jewel.

    A hillside paradise, Ratnakara was built in 2012 nestling in tropical trees above a small sandy bay and offers five large, luxury en-suite bedrooms. The design which mixes colonial features with modern, open-plan living has created a private, secluded property which is the ideal place in which to relax and recharge.

    With its spectacular infinity pool extending out in to the jungle, tranquil roof garden, large private balconies and extensive terracing, Ratnakara will nurture you with its healing powers of calmness and space; the perfect environment for rejuvenating a tired soul.

    Ratnakara is set on a small hillside overlooking a secluded bay well off the usual tourist track on Sri Lanka’s most southerly coast. The nearest village is Dondra, which is about one and a half kilometer away. Matara, the capital of Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, is a 15-minute tuk-tuk ride.

    Nearby places

    • Dondra, 1.5 kilometers
    • Matara - 15 minutes
    • Art classes
    • Massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Balcony
    • Beach
    • Garden
    • Kitchen
    • Terrace
    • Local market
    • Mosquito net
    • Room cleaning

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price. Your meals will be cooked by Ratnakara's in-house Sri Lankan chef.

    • Book a massage
    • Explore the surroundings
    • Relax at the tranquil roof garden
    • See the stunning views
    • Swim in the beach
    • Take a refreshing dip at the pool
    • Visit the nearby villages

    You can book optional massage treatments which costs approximately 25 USD.

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Daily meditation and art therapy sessions
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Fresh coconut water after each yoga class
    • Journey to well-being welcome pack
    • Journey to well-being workbook
    • Use of Ratnakara's amenities
    • Well-being consultation and workshop
    • Yoga equipment
    • Airport transfers
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Flights to and from Sri Lanka
    • Optional excursions and trips
    • Optional massage treatments
    • Service charge
    • Sri Lankan tourist visa
    • Travel insurance

    Arrival by airplane

    Transfer from and to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is available upon request. Ratnakara can arrange transfers from the airport with a door-to-door journey time of about three hours.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Pure Body Balance Retreat an inquiry.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Alison G.

      "A Journey to Wellbeing – well it certainly did what it said on the tin! I feel like I have been restarted and the amount of comments I have had since I have been back about looking well has been amazing. It is what the retreat has done for me on the inside; a chance to recharge, take stock and make a plan to move forwards. The package had something for everyone and I loved it all. The quality and content of the teaching was pitched just right. Being the oldest in the group I was a little concerned that I would not be able to keep up! However I was able to try different styles of Yoga and Tai Chi to find a practice which suited me as an individual and develop that further on the retreat and when I got home. I had the time to try new experiences such as a bodywork treatment from Adrian, journaling, making dream boards and I found the time spent on the life coaching discussions and workbook ultimately very empowering as it concentrated my thoughts on ‘what I want out of life’. "


      "I felt very privileged to be part of this magical experience and share Karen and Adrian’s first retreat in a fabulous setting with great food and staff to look after us. This couple gave their all to make it an unforgettable retreat and I will definitely book another retreat with them in the future."

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    • Review by Michael C.

      "Karen and Adrian created a peaceful space where all our worries were taken care of. This break from the concerns of everyday life left us more open to the experiences and lessons of the retreat. Now that we've returned we can see where it's important to change our live to help create some of that peace at home. "

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    • Review by Tom from Larnakshire, UK

      "When I first contacted Karen my body was a complete wreck. I had been experiencing digestive pain, bloating, loose bowels, backache, insomnia and fatigue for quite some time. This had impacted on my family, my work and all my sporting activities."

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    • Review by Zoe from Gloucestershire, UK

      "Having had back problems in my mid thirties I was advised by my doctor to come off pills and seek alternative methods. Pilates was suggested to me and I started a few classes but found that I couldn't do the main floor exercises. A friend mentioned she had been working with Adrian and suggested I look into it.."

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    • Review by Joe from Gloucestershire, UK

      "For the last 20 years I have suffered from depression going from councillor to councillor and trying different kinds of medication but nothing seemed to work. I then heard Adrian from Pure Body Balance on BBC Radio and I have to say I was extremely sceptical about food solving my depression."

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    • Review by Jason from Cheltenham, UK

      "In the last two years, Adrian has given me such valuable information with Nutrition and how to support my riding with correct nutrition. Also we have worked on specific Mountain Biking conditioning to keep me injury free and to increase my strength, stamina, power and speed whether I'm riding enduro or downhill and I can say so far"

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    • Review by Sara from Leicestershire, UK

      "I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and was in a huge amount of physical pain with my joints - in fact my whole body hurt and many of my limbs were swollen. The retreat helped me recover."

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    • Review by Ian from Gloucestershire, UK

      "Thanks to the programmes designed by Adrian at Pure Body Balance I have rekindled my passion for mountain biking and can now go faster and ride for longer than I have ever been able to before.."

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