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7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Maya, Aranwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka


Luxury Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Are you ready for a luxury yoga retreat experience? This retreat is for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in a tranquil and luxurious location, unwind, and rebalance their state of mind. You do not need to be a regular yogi to benefit from this retreat as the yoga classes are suitable for all levels. More than just a yoga retreat, The Paradise Retreat provides a wholesome program with sightseeing and cultural activities that will help you discover the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Sri Lankan cooking demonstration
  • Safari and guided tours to world's renowned places
  • Deep relaxation massage session
  • 6 nights luxury accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Maya is an exquisitely restored heritage oasis that has maintained the charms of Dutch and British colonial architectural features in the most magical way. Surrounded by two acres of stunning gardens and lush green paddy fields, Maya shines in harmony, blending modern luxe with traditional Sri Lankan charm. It really is the most perfect location for the Paradise Retreat.

The Paradise Retreat has chosen this magnificent five-suite villa to host this retreat as it epitomizes serenity. They will have you forgetting the chaos of real world the minute you walk in through the gates. There are three options for lodging in this yoga retreat:

  • Twin share with a king-size bed
  • Twin share with a deluxe single bed
  • Private room

This is the perfect yoga retreat for beginners as well as those with years of experience as it offers a balanced program of yoga, meditation, sightseeing, and plenty of free time for relaxation. The Paradise Retreat aims to bring you a retreat experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Regardless of your level of yoga experience, the retreat will open doors to the evolution of your body and mind. Approach your practice like an empty cup and allow yourself to be filled with a new way of relating to yourself and others.

Vegetarian meals prepared by the talented chef at Maya will have you feasting on fresh, seasonal, and local delights. The morning and evening Restorative yoga and meditation sessions guided by the soothing voice of the experienced yoga instructor will have you feeling restored and renewed.

Exceptionally curated sightseeing excursions will have you discovering the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Their local knowledge will have you immersing yourself in traditional Sri Lankan customs. And in your free time, Maya’s supremely peaceful setting is guaranteed to bring solace for those who seek calm and serenity.

With a range of physical practices on offer from Power to Restorative yoga, your body will be stretched, cleansed, and opened to freedom. There will also be ample opportunity to explore the practices of mantra, mudra, pranayama, and meditation. Adept at combining ancient wisdom with modern insights, the yoga instructor’s sensitive guidance will enable you to transform on every level through exploration of yoga and meditation.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Morning guided meditations, pranayama, and Restorative yoga
  • 09:00 Healthy and nutritious breakfast
  • 10:00 Guided sightseeing activity
  • 13:00 Delicious three-course lunch
  • 14:00 Free time where you can swim in the pool, chill in a hammock, have a massage, or explore the surrounding villages on your own
  • 17:00 Yin yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Delicious three-course dinner

Exceptionally curated sightseeing excursions will have you discover the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Included in this retreat are safari tour at Udawalawe National Park, guided tour of UNESCO world heritage-listed Galle fort and free time to shop, dine, and explore the city of Galle. You will also have a guided tour of a world renowned tea estate and working tea factory and trip to a beautiful and secluded local beach.

  • Ramone Bisset

    Ramone Bisset is the founder and director of Wild Sage Wellbeing, a yoga retreat business that offers transformational travel experiences around the world. With over 17 years in the health and wellness industry, together with her Sri Lankan heritage, Ramone has a wealth of experience to offer. Along with yoga teaching, she has a background as a fitness trainer, energy worker, and massage therapist. Adept at combining ancient wisdom with modern insights, Ramone’s sensitive guidance enables people to let go of self doubt and transform on every level through their exploration of yoga.

The retreat will take place in Maya. It is located in the quaint village of Aranwella, Sri Lanka next to the ancient village Buddhist temple and the beautiful beaches of the southern coast.

Nearby places

  • Colombo International Airport - 3 hours and a half
  • Galle - 1 hour and a half
  • Port city of Hambantota - 1 hour and a half
  • Tangalle, 8 kilometers
  • Udawalawe National Park - 1 hour and a half
  • Yala National Park - 2 hours
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Whale watching
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room dining
  • Tour assistance

Six continental or Sri Lankan breakfasts, four three-course lunches, and six three-course dinners are included in the price. All meals are vegetarian, fresh, delicious, and locally sourced. Daily king coconuts, herbal tea, and bottled drinking water are also provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Experience a night safari to Rekawa Beach to observe the endangered marine turtles nesting
  • Experience the beach life with its crystal-clear water and pristine sand
  • Go on an evening stroll near the beach
  • Go surfing
  • Go to the wildlife centers like Yala National Park, Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, and Udawalawe Wild Elephant Park where you can have a picnic lunch with the elephants. Yes, dine with these big mammals!
  • Head to the lively town of Tangalle where you can dine and live like a local
  • See exotic flora and fauna
  • Sip a signature cocktail while sightseeing the wonders of nature
  • Spot blue whales, sperm whales, and spinner dolphins on the southern coast every December to April
  • Swim in the remarkable L-shaped pool
  • Take a walk to the landscaped gardens
  • Visit temples
  • Watch sunsets

The Paradise Retreat believes that you deserve a break, so to complete your unwinding moments, there will be a one-hour deep relaxation massage per person. This is done to revitalize your soul and allow you to feel refreshed from the stresses of daily life. Furthermore, this massage is a perfect match for the yoga classes offered by the organization.

  • 2 daily yoga and meditation classes
  • 6 breakfasts, four three-course lunch meals, and six three-course dinners
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 60-minute deep relaxation massage per person
  • Airport transfers from and to Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Exclusive services including a tour coordinator and a yoga teacher for the duration of the retreat
  • Guided tour at UNESCO World Heritage listed, Galle Fort and free time to explore Galle
  • Guided tour on a world-renowned tea estate and working tea factory
  • King coconuts, herbal tea, and bottled drinking water
  • Safari tour at Udawalawe National Park
  • Sri Lankan cooking demonstration
  • Transportation going to a beautiful and secluded local beach
  • Yoga mats and other props
  • Airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Extra excursions
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Paradise Retreat will pick you up from the airport.

  • Review by a traveler

    "Thank you Rachi and Ramone for organizing The Paradise Retreat. The yoga and meditation practices were amazing. The villa and the service was very luxurious. My highlights were the delicious Sri Lankan food, fresh daily coconuts, and seeing elephants on safari. I’m leaving feeling refreshed and relaxed with a new outlook on life!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "What an amazing week! Ramone and Rachi look after your mind, body, and soul. This has definitely been a week that I will never forget. The Paradise Retreat is just that, paradise. I’m planning my next one already."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "What a wonderful experience! Everything was just perfect. Well done, Ramone and Rachi, for organizing such a special holiday!"

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  • Review by Claire Vincent from Virginia, USA

    "The Paradise Retreat soared high above my expectations. I can’t imagine a more serene and charming location for a week of disconnecting from the daily hustle and bustle. Rachi’s organization, observance, and diligence ensure that you’ll never need to think beyond what dessert you’ll be eating next. Ramone’s passion, love, and knowledge of yoga and meditation are unmatched by the very best of yoga instructors. The staff at Maya are fantastic, kind, sweet, and ready to cater to your every desire. I can’t say enough about this experience. This has been one of the most relaxing, peaceful, and awakening weeks of my life!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Perfect location, quiet, peaceful, and tranquil. Connecting with nature while practicing yoga is blissful. The staff at Maya are so helpful, and attention to detail is perfect. A great combination of Rachi’s organizational skills and Ramone’s yoga teaching made this a special week for me."

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  • Review by Laura Turner from Canberra, Australia

    "What an amazing retreat! I’ve reconnected to my body and mind in a beautiful location while also getting to visit some wonderful parts of Sri Lanka and experience its culture and delicious food. Thank you so much, Ramone and Rachi, for a truly memorable and life-changing week!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I came in to this retreat not sure what to expect, but it was amazing. The ultimate relaxation and recharge and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with yourself and your priorities. It is the perfect balance of rest and activity, nurturing, and delicious food with the most amazing yoga by Ramone and tour guiding by Rachi. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Carly Gordyn from Canberra, Australia

    "The Paradise Retreat was exactly what I needed and nourished the parts of me that I didn’t even know needed nourishing. Rachi and Ramone genuinely care about your well-being and will have you going home feeling relaxed, restored, and peaceful. This experience should be a regular prescription for anyone with a busy life. Thank you Rachi and Ramone from the bottom of my heart!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "The Paradise Retreat was definitely an opportunity to ‘rest, restore, and explore Sri Lanka.’ Every little detail was taken care of. However, the week was still flexible to meet our needs. Rachi and Ramone were amazing hosts, and I cannot thank you both enough for an amazing week."

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  • Review by Claire Allen from Canberra, Australia

    "I came into The Paradise Retreat feeling burnt out, depleted, and frustrated. I’m leave the retreat feeling the energized, with a heart full of joy, and a clear head. Rachi and Ramone can be granted full trust to take care of you and all your needs to bring you to a space of peace, contentment, and appreciation."

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  • Review by Stefan Knollmayer from Melbourne, Australia

    "Thank you Ramone and Rachi for being so organized, helpful, friendly, and for your patience and care when we got lost or sick. I enjoyed the great mix of exploring the country and meditative yoga, and feel we managed to get a real taste of Sri Lanka with time to unwind and spend some time removed from the every day. Maya is a great location with a friendly attentive staff and great food. Thank you for a great week."

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  • Review by Reiko Take from Melbourne, Australia

    "I’m sure others will comment on how beautifully everything was put together and the yoga nourished our souls, but I would like to vouch for your flexibility and care in the face of the unexpected! Thank you for looking after me and being so flexible when I was sick, it was honestly like having family looking after me and I felt very safe and reassured. I have had a great time (despite being sick) and very well rested. I also loved that The Paradise Retreat was a cultural experience as well as a yoga retreat. Thank you Rachi and Ramone for a very special week!"

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  • Review by Kirra Rankin from Canberra, Australia

    "I started the week feeling exhausted, over worked, depleted, and excited knowing that my mind and body would be balanced after the week ended. The Paradise Retreat offered me everything I dreamed of such as beautiful food, a relaxed environment, plenty of rest, restoration, and great energy. Thanks for all the effort put into making my week the perfect paradise escape."

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Located in the spectacular south coast of Sri Lanka, The Paradise Retreat is an all-inclusive six night yoga holiday in a boutique beach side setting designed to rest, restore, and explore.

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7 days / 6 nights

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 200 AUD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before December 31, 2016.

Friday April 28, 2017
(7 days / 6 nights)

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