7 Days Luxury Yoga Holiday Sri Lanka

  • Duwa villas, Henawathatha, Ahangama, Thalduwa 80650 Sri Lanka

7 Days Luxury Yoga Holiday Sri Lanka

  • Duwa villas, Henawathatha, Ahangama, Thalduwa 80650 Sri Lanka

Blissful Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Join host Rachi Perera during this retreat and enjoy a balanced program of daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, surf and stand up paddle boarding yoga lessons, as well as sightseeing and cultural activities that will help you discover the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka. During this yoga holiday, you will enjoy bike rides, excursions to UNESCO world heritage sites, and visits to world renowned tea estates.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Beginner surf lessons with expert instructors
  • Introduction to stand up paddle boarding yoga
  • Guided tour of a world renowned tea estate
  • One-hour deep relaxation massage
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The retreat will be held at the most enchanting of locations, Duwa Villas. Located less than two kilometers from the pristine Indian Ocean on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, The Duwa Villas occupy the entire Thal Duwa, meaning Palm Island, located a short drive from the coastal town of Ahangama. This magnificent five-suite villa has been chosen the retreat venue as it epitomizes serenity and will have you forgetting the chaos of real world the minute you walk in through the gates.

Duwa Villas is an exquisitely presented heritage oasis that displays the charms of Dutch colonial architectural features in the most magical way. The chic interiors of the villa blend in harmony with traditional Sri Lankan charm combining local materials with contemporary design. The villa consists of five en-suite bedrooms, spacious outdoor and indoor living and dining areas, a butler’s pantry, and a private swimming pool. Verdant tropical gardens scattered with coconut palms, cinnamon and fruit trees surround the villa, providing privacy and tranquility.

In your free time, explore and discover kilometers of stunning natural river waterways that embrace this pristine environment. Try canoeing or stand up paddle boarding to absorb the peace and serenity of your home for the week. See and hear the natural wonders unfold before you. Observe the island’s wildlife firsthand, including a myriad of birds, resident monkeys, water monitors, and so much more. Take a walk through the local village, visit the local Buddhist temple, find a quiet place to soothe the mind, and just simply be. All a part of the unique Duwa Villas experience.

This yoga holiday is suitable for all levels as it offers a balanced program of yoga, meditation, time out on the water, sightseeing, and plenty of free time for relaxation.

The dynamic morning yoga sessions and pranayama combined with gentle evening practice under the guidance of experienced yoga instructors, will have you feeling restored and renewed.

A three-hour bike tour through rural villages and rice fields, a day at leisure at UNESCO world heritage city of Galle, a guided tour of a world renowned tea estate and a working tea factory, long lazy days at the beach, and discovering peaceful Buddhist temples, are all part of The Paradise Retreat experience.

You will spend time on the water with intermediate surf lessons with expert instructors and stand up paddle boarding yoga. This will add an extra dimension to your practice of mindfulness. The exceptionally curated sightseeing excursions will have you discovering the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. The local knowledge will have you immersing yourself in traditional Sri Lankan customs.

In your free time, you can relax since the peaceful setting is guaranteed to bring solace for those who seek calm and serenity. You can explore the beautiful beaches in the south coast of Sri Lanka or enjoy a one-hour deep relaxation massage included in the retreat.

An official day by day itinerary will be provided at the commencement of the retreat. Participation in classes and activities is optional. A maximum of ten guests is accepted to ensure a truly individualized experience.

Arrival day schedule

  • 10:00 - 13:00 A private coach will pick guests up from Colombo city
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Arrival at the retreat center and time to relax and settle in
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Welcome meeting followed by opening circle and a Restorative yoga class
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 09:30 Hatha Vinyasa yoga, surf, or stand up paddle boarding lesson
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Yoga workshop or time to relax
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Sightseeing activity or time to relax
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yin yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Departure day schedule

  • 07:30 - 09:30 Hatha Vinyasa yoga and closing circle
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 15:00 A private coach will be arranged to take guests to Colombo city
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Arrive at Colombo city

During this retreat, you will enjoy the following curated sightseeing excursions that will have you discover the natural beauty of Sri Lanka through local eyes and guidance:

  • A day at UNESCO world heritage city of Galle
  • A three-hour bike tour through small villages and rice fields
  • Guided tour of a world renowned tea estate and a working tea factory
  • Emma Sheridan

    Leaving her busy London life behind Emma trained in Thailand six years ago, and since then has led classes and retreats in studios and centres in Belgium, Ireland, Morocco, The Philippines, India, Dubai, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka! Continuously inspired by the mind, body, spirit connection, she went on to train in India for her 500-hour advanced teaching certification, and continued to teach and travel the world. Emma will be offering strong, powerful morning Hatha Vinyasa practices tailored to all levels of ability and deep, relaxing afternoon Yin yoga sessions.

This retreat will take place at the Duwa Villas in Ahangama, Sri Lanka. The Kabalana coastal town in southern Sri Lanka is best known for surfing and being on the west coast, it’s fast to reach. It is ideally located with Galle and Unawatuna towns to the North and Mirissa town to the South. The historic sites of Galle, the touristy beach buzz of Unavatuna, and the whales and dolphins of Mirissa, are just a short drive away.

The quiet fishing village of Kabalana is just a 30-minute drive from Sri Lanka’s southern capital, Galle. The city is famed for the location of one of the largest living forts in the world, the Galle Fort. With its colonial era buildings, lighthouses, and growing collection of art galleries and jewellery stores, this historic, 17th century UNESCO world heritage site is a great way to spend the day and take in the culture. Further south, is the nearby town of Mirrisa where you can embark on whale and dolphin watching tours that offer a truly memorable experience for all visitors.

This seaside town of Unawatuna beach is popular amongst tourists and locals alike, where countless beachfront cafes offering fresh seafood are in close proximity to bars and pubs.

Nearby places

  • Galle city - 30 minutes

During this retreat, you will enjoy daily fresh healthy breakfast and dinner. The food will be vegetarian, local, and organic when possible. King coconuts and unlimited filtered water will be available everyday.

Discover Unawatuna beach

This seaside town where countless beachfront cafes offering fresh seafood are in close proximity to bars and pubs, is popular amongst tourists and locals alike. Here, you could either enjoy a quiet, intimate dinner with the company of friends and family, or choose to venture out and explore the local nightlife this tourist hub has to offer.

Explore Kabalana village

The quiet fishing village of Kabalana is just a 30-minute drive from Sri Lanka’s southern capital, Galle. The city is famed for the location of one of the largest living forts in the world, the Galle Fort. With its colonial era buildings, lighthouses, and growing collection of art galleries and jewellery stores, this historic, 17th century UNESCO world heritage site is a great way to spend the day and take in the culture. Further south is the nearby town of Mirrisa. Here, you can embark on whale and dolphin watching tours that offer a truly memorable experience for all visitors.

This retreat includes a one-hour deep relaxation massage.

  • 1 half day introduction to stand up paddleboarding yoga
  • 1 hour deep relaxation massage
  • 2 beginner or intermediate surf lessons with expert instructors
  • 3-hour bike tour through rural villages and rice fields
  • 4 evening Yin yoga sessions
  • 5 morning Hatha vinyasa sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation at luxury riverside colonial villa
  • A day at leisure at UNESCO world heritage city of Galle
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily king coconuts and filtered drinking water
  • Guided tour of a world renowned tea estate and a working tea factory
  • Local transfers including arrival and departure from Colombo city
  • Tour assistance and services
  • Tuition and individualized experience
  • Yoga mats and all props provided
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Extension options
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa - 35 USD

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). It is suggested to book your flight to arrive on time for the 10:00 pickup from Colombo city. There will be one scheduled transit coach organized and pickup will be from Colombo city (not the airport).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 33% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • 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 United States

    "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 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 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 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 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 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 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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