The Kandy Samadhi Centre is a nature resort and a retreat in the jungle that also offers yoga holidays and traditional Ayurvedic spa treatments.
Yoga Retreats (11)
Janaka lives in Kandy, having trained with Nicky Knoff in Cairns, Australia and Paddy McGrath. He has developed his own brand of Dynamic yoga while his grounding as a swimming coach and physical education instructor combined with early years of absorbing village wisdom has provided a unique balance for a teacher.
Yumi is the wife of Waruna, the owner of Samadhi. She brings the Japanese element into Samadhi. Originally a cartoonist in Tokyo, she has taught Hatha yoga since 2005. Yumi choreographs dance for children at a local international school. She brings a creative impact to enliven any session for beginner or experienced yogi.
from United Arab Emirates, August 2017
This is a great retreat for anyone looking to take a break from hectic modern life. Yoga lessons were perfect for an absolute beginner like me and were held in a truly serene setting. The entire setup at Samadhi encourages you to slow down, experience nature and just chill. Staff are friendly and easygoing, the rooms rustic but beautifully fitted out with an eclectic mix of antiques. Owner Waruna is fascinating to talk with if you get the chance. You won't regret going.
from Norway, August 2017
"Yoga in the jungle"
The location is remote and you feel totally distracted from everyday life. It´s a beautiful place that will add to your cardio shape as the walks to and from are quite steep.
from Sri Lanka, March 2018
"Dit is geen yogaretreat "
Het personeel is vriendelijk en professioneel. De kamer met terras aan de rivier is fantastisch. De natuur in de omgeving is werkelijk prachtig!
Denise Van Mulkom
from Netherlands, May 2017
Prachtige omgeving en op elke plek indrukwekkend uitzicht op natuur. Kwaliteit van het eten was ongekend goed.
I stayed at Kandy Samadhi Center in Sri Lanka this past winter for a yoga retreat. It is a wonderful place, but I wouldn't consider it a yoga retreat. Rather it is a beautiful and peaceful rustic resort that provides yoga. A wonderful place to relax and be close to nature. Staff was extremely welcoming and helpful, and the food was delicious.
Maria Celeste Plee
From 1-10 my rating for the Samadhi Kandy center is 11! This place is absolutely magical and my stay here was just perfect. The place was even nicer than I expected. It has a unique location in the mountain and the middle of the jungle, next to a running river that creates the most serene atmosphere. It is a perfect place if you want to reconnect with yourself or spend some special time with your significant other. The food was exquisite, the personnel super nice and the owners were wonderful. Yoga classes in the morning in contact with nature are unique. I experienced nothing like this before. This was definitely a memorable stay and I hope I can come back some day.
from United States,
My stay at the Kandy Samadhi Center was great! The staff there is very friendly and accommodating. I was one of the few guests there traveling alone that week and they helped make me feel comfortable and welcome. It was also my birthday week and they offered me a free room upgrade, free spa treatment and surprised me with a birthday cake! That was really above and beyond and sweet, and that made my experience there even more enjoyable. Besides that, the yoga instructor was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of personal attention, especially with regard to proper alignments. Knowledge I'll take back home. The center itself is very remote and peaceful. The food offerings were delicious and each meal was a good spread. Comparing my room upgrade to the other mud rooms, I think the upgrade made a big difference as I had much more space and natural light, particularly since I had my own private terrace to wake up to and sip some tea on. All in all, I had a great experience there and I'd highly recommend it to others interested in doing a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka!
We had the most incredible experience at Samadhi centre!The accommodation, the food, the massages, the yoga and the staff we all amazing! It's so beautiful and the ultimate "getaway". I would definitely recommend staying at Samadhi and hope to visit again someday. Waruna and Yumi were great, kind hosts. I would rate it 10/10. Thank you for all your help and for recommending Samadhi to us!