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Yoga and Surf Camp for Women in Sri Lanka

Surf Espresso is a female hostel in Mirissa who has ISA certified surf school for beginner and intermediate surf coaching, surf guiding programmes, and in house surf photography and videography. You will enjoy not only yoga but also surf! Enjoy the balanced package in Sri Lanka!


  • 8 surf sessions
  • 8 yoga classes
  • 1:4 instructors to students ratio
  • Plenty of time to stroll by the beach
  • 9 vegan / vegetarian breakfasts
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 2 healing courses

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

10 days with instruction
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Library

Surf Espresso is a female hostel in Mirissa. It has six beds (three bunks), an attached bathroom with hot shower, and air conditioning. Every bed has a charging port and comfortable bedding.

Surf Espresso is set in a tropical lush garden, designed with a bohemian theme in mind. The front yard of the hotel is a lawn and in the backyard you can find the jungle and a paddy field where monkeys, mangoose, and peacocks like to roam around freely.


During this program, you will enjoy surf lessons with certified ISA Level 1 surf instructors. The yoga sessions will be led by Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructors.

Jungle Yoga Shala

Surf Espresso has a beautiful jungle yoga shala where you can practice on your own, and also they have daily yoga classes at 7.30 and 10.30 a.m. in the jungle, 4.30 p.m. beautiful sunset yoga class on the palm tree hill, and night meditation class on the rooftop.

Surf & Yoga Mirissa offers regular mat yoga and Aerial yoga classes. All the teachers are Yoga Alliance certified. The teachers change on a regular basis, always giving a fresh energy every time for the yogi side of things.


The reason to run their surf camp in South Sri Lanka is because of the consistency of the surf as well as its favorable weather and winds. It rarely gets big and it rarely gets flat. There is always soft, friendly white water on the inside for building confidence on specific board skills and typically smooth, unbroken waves each morning, perfect for more experienced guests and level 2-3 surfers wishing to challenge themselves.

Surfing lesson

Simply put, Surf Espresso sticks to an upper limit of 1:4 instructors to students ratio. Also, it’s important to note that Surf Espresso does not mix ability levels, therefore you will feel more comfortable with your instructions.

Teaching ratio

  • Maximum group size for surfing, 5 students to 1 instructor
  • Maximum group size for mat yoga, 12 students to 1 instructor
  • Maximum group size for Arial yoga, 3 students to 1 instructor

Retreat location


Mirissa is a quiet little beach town recently put on the map due to its stunning beach landscape, many options for surfing, nightlife, and plenty of cafes and restaurants on the beach.

The third bay of Mirissa is ideal for snorkeling with lots of fish and turtles, the famous palm tree and temples surf point. Mirissa has four surf breaks in walking distance, the main point being a right-hand point break with the reef, which offers occasional tubes, located in the corner of Mirissa beach.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The meals are simple. Surf Espresso has a delicious breakfast menu which has vegan and vegetarian options as well. Cylon tea and coffee and fresh juice are complementary. For lunch and dinner, they have their Ahimsa vegan cafe which serves delicious vegan meals from 11 am until 10 pm. They also have an on-site coffee shop which serves fresh Italian coffee and cakes.

Ahimsa vegan cafe

Housed in SurfEspresso property is Ahimsa Vegan Cafe, Mirissa’s first and only vegan cafe, and Palm’s Coffee, which serves delicious coffee and cakes.

Palm coffee

Palms Coffee is a coffee house in Mirissa serving delicious Lavazza coffee, homemade cakes cookies, energy balls. Palms also serve tea turmeric lattes and improvised cold brews.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

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

Things to do (optional)

Surfing photos and videos

Surf Espresso has an in house photographer who can take photos of you from the land, drone, and water. You can buy these professional photos from him. Surf Espresso also makes films of you surfing for video analysis purpose. This footage is all your free of charge.

Other activities

  • Excursions to the rain forest
  • Turtle and whale watching

Spa treatments

Two massages are included in the price.

What's included

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 8 yoga classes
  • 8 surf sessions
  • 2 massages
  • Breakfast
  • Certified ISA Level 1 surf instructors
  • Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructors

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch and dinner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. An air-conditioned private car or van costs around 80 USD, including expressway passes. It takes approximately three hours to get from the airport to the guesthouse.

Arrival by bus

Take the bus from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to Pettah main bus terminal and take the bus number 2 to Matara (normal way) or the Express bus to Matara (depending on availability). From there, you can take a tuk-tuk to the camp in Mirissa.

Arrival by train

For train times, please visit the Sri Lanka Railways website.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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