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Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Join Olivia Hickman for a Yoga-Ayurveda-Retreat full of relaxation and challenging activities in a gorgeous Ayurvedic spa hotel in the very southern coast of Sri Lanka. As an experienced international yoga teacher, Olivia will guide you through a week of self exploration in the intimacy of a small group. She will, in her own playful way, help you to push your own boundaries both mentally and physically. You will be able to relax during your Ayurveda-Pure-Treatments during your stay, while our Ayurvedic doctors are taking care of you. You will enjoy the great Sri Lankan curry and Ayurvedic food choices.

Retreat highlights

  • Trip to the temple with Mr. Gavin
  • 2 daily yoga classes & 1 private lesson
  • 1 meditation session per day ( except sunday)
  • 3-4 Ayurvedic treatments per day & ayurvedic medicines
  • Delicious daily Ayurvedic meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Underneath The Mango Tree Beach & Spa Resort features 22 room,13 double rooms, seven villas, one suite, and the grand villa. The 13 double rooms have balcony, spacious bathrooms with bathtub, shower, a separate outdoor shower with views of the ocean, a garden, or the beautiful sky.

It also has an air conditioned bedroom with teak-wood panels, free Wi-Fi, radio with iPhone dock, a telephone, a hairdryer, bathing amenities, drinking water, free iPad upon request, and some of the rooms offer even more luxury like own pool with terrace, direct garden entry, and view of the Indian ocean.

UTMT Underneath the Mango Tree Sri Lanka Yoga -Ayurveda-Retreat Program

Enjoy a variety of yoga classes to nourish and nurture your Ayurvedic journey, from Restorative yoga to dynamic flow. Olivia has a wealth of experience to support your mind, body and soul. Classes involve asana, drishti, bandpass, vinyasa, mudras and mantras. Enjoy yoga on the sun deck roof early in the morning as you hear the waves eb and flow or a fire ceremony on the beach as the sun sets. Have a great breakfast with ocean-view before you start with your Ayurvedic-treatments. Have a relaxed time before your afternoon-class starts on the beach. This is a yoga program to fulfill all your well-being needs.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held at Underneath the Mango Tree Hotel in Dikwella, Sri Lanka. Surrounded by 273 coconut trees, Sri Lanka's most southern beach and spa hotel features lonely mango trees with their sweet fruits, scattered around the hotel area.

Nearby places

  • The Bathigama District Hospital, 850 meters


During this retreat, dosha tea, fruit juices and water is provided. You will be served a daily three-course breakfast menu with fruit and a cereal buffet, egg dishes, freshly pressed fruit, juice,water, coffee, and tea. One daily Ayurveda-buffet lunch, a daily four-course dinner menu featuring local products and including a cocktail aperitif and water, afternoon tea and cake, daily fruit buffet in the marketplace, and free drinking water.

The regional and seasonal products are the pillars of the cuisine at Underneath The Mango Tree resort. They travel a lot throughout the country to try and taste and visit local farmers and question neighbors. They pick and choose the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. Be it Nalin's fish, Ravi's papaya, Roshan's buffalo milk or Dinesh's vegetables, they need to know the suppliers personally.

Besides the focus on Sri Lanka's overwhelming world of spices, they will also let their European and Austrian backgrounds influence the cooking. Right now, they are making their own brezels, baking their own bread and Austrian pastries. They also produce their own jam with a selection of Sri Lankan fruits. Special dietary needs can be accommodated on request with previous notice.

Things to do (optional)

Elephant tour

Udawalawa National Park is one of the biggest and most popular in Sri Lanka. This park is known for its large populations. Also, you can spot many different types of birds, peacocks, and much more. The elephant orphanage takes care of left and hurt elephants, they feed, wash, and train them. The price for this tour is 30800 LKR for two persons, 39800 LKR for three persons, or 48800 LKR for four persons.

Galle tour

From the locals called "Goll", has a fort which was built by the Dutch but also has an influence from the British colonies. From the fort, you have a great view of the ocean. You can walk through Galle and find beautiful colonial buildings, antique dealers, and jewelers. Many hotels and cafes offer Ceylon best tea.

Beach bar, jet-ski, surfing, riding a banana boat, and snorkeling makes the Unawatuna beach one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka. The price for this tour is 15000 LKR for two persons and 2000 LKR for each additional person.

Sailing tour

Charter your boat in Mirissa beach Sri Lanka to go sailing with your personal skipper to experience the warm Indian Ocean in an ecological and dynamic way. The boat is provided with life jackets and water. On request, you also can go snorkeling without additional cost. The price for this tour is half day trip for two to four persons from three hours for 22000 LKR or day trip for two to four persons from six hours for 36000 LKR.

Surf lessons

Catch the waves around the hotel. Underneath the Mango Tree has a great number of beautiful beaches around. The surf lesson for one person including board and transport for hours is 9400 LKR, for two persons including two board and transport for two hours is 14400 LKR, or three persons including three board and transport for 2 hours for 18000 LKR.

Visit Koggala Lake

Dont miss out on the opportunity to undertake a memorable boat safari on the picturesque Koggala Lake. The bird island, also known as Madol Doova, is an uninhabited island and a nesting ground for Koggalas water birds. A small island in the middle of the lake is called Cinnamon Island, where you can venture out and talk to locals about the wonders of cinnamon.

There are many more islands located on the lake such as Temple Island, which is visited often during full moon and Herb Island, which is famous for its Ayurvedic products. The price for this tour is 15000 LKR for two persons, 20000 LKR for three persons, and 25000 LKR for four persons.

Visit Sinharaja rainforest

Located in the southwest, it is an UNESCO world natural heritage site. Many animals and plants are endemic and rare. Sinharaja rainforest is one of the few virgin forests left in the world. The entrance fee is 35000 LKR for two persons, 42000 LKR for three persons, or 49000 LKR for five persons.

Visit Yala National Park

Yala National Park is 75 kilometers of adventures waiting to be discovered by you. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, and aquatic birds. The price for this attraction is 35000 LKR for two persons, 44000 LKR for three persons, or 53000 LKR for four persons.

Other activities

Other activities include enjoying all the hotel facilities, like hanging out at the private beach, or swim in the 25 meters long main pool. You can play tennis on the center court, enjoy the cinema with three showings per day, a library with 1500 books, e-books and iPad for use during your stay, beach volleyball, billiards, and board games.

Spa treatments

You wish a softer, individual Ayurveda Program, not so strict than the Panchakarma cure, but refreshing and energizing yourself than try our Ayurveda Pure Package with the choice of Ayurvedic meals.

What's included

  • 1 meditation session per day ( except sunday)
  • 2 daily yoga classes & 1 private lesson
  • 3-4 Ayurvedic treatments per day and ayurvedic medicines
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Trip to the temple with Mr. Gavin
  • Delicious daily Ayurvedic meals

What's not included

  • Cooking classes
  • Surf classes
  • Tailoring service
  • Yoga stretching

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Transfer from the Airport for extra charges

Cancellation Policy

  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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