Welikande Estates has evolved over the last 7 years to be a complete cultural, physical, and spiritual experience of Sri Lanka in The Knuckles Mountains Kandy.
Yoga Retreats (1)
I am Sri Lankan by birth. I started to learn Yoga in 2014 following a lifetime interest due to my family.I studied under Guruji Jeyakumar who is known as the foremost instructor in Sri Lanka and runs the Yoga Institute called "Family Yoga Academy' I have been working with Welikande Yoga retreats for 6 mths. I am trained in the discipline of Hatha Yoga
Zoe is a qualified Sattva Yoga and Meditation teacher. Zoe did her 200hr Yoga teacher training at the Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India. Sattva Yoga is a Holistic Yogic practice which uses various techniques such as: Pranayama, Himalayan Kriyas, Meditation, Mantra and Hatha Asana. Zoe is also a qualified Western Dietitian and Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle practitioner. Using her skills in Yoga, Nutrition and Ayurveda, Zoe can create unique and indvidualised plans to help heal and transform the body and the mind.
from Sri Lanka, July 2019
"A relaxing and homely stay"
My stay at Welikande was one of the highlights of my trip to Sri Lanka. Michael and the whole team are very friendly and kindly welcome you into their home like more than just another guest. The yoga classes were restorative and calming and the daily activities also offered truly authentic experiences of Sri Lankan life. The food provided was among the best I had throughout my trip as well! I would highly recommend a stay here to anyone, whether you're a yogi or not!
from Maldives, July 2019
"Great for a Short Stay"
Highly recommended for relaxation and retreat for those who want a natural environment. Staffs are kind and will openly help you with anything. Well managed by the owner.
Breakfast and food were served well and delicious. We had breakfast out, with view on mountain, it was amazing.
Recomend trying tours, swim in waterfall and do other activities they have. Cooking was also fun, on the other hand it made me more comfortable with my dishes. The meditation and steam bath massage was fabulous including the Yoga lessons from the teacher, who programed and carried out the lessons well.
It was a nice experience will definitely be great for a short stay.
from Sri Lanka, April 2019
"Very basic for the price"
Alex the yoga teacher made this break away. She taught the yoga in away that any level could participate, she was super friendly at all times. By the end of the three days everyone was like a little family. The hike we did on one of the days was amazing the views and swimming in the waterfall
from Finland, March 2019
"A perfect place where you don’t have to stress at all"
Perfect location with amazing views. A great mixture of relaxation and visiting nice places around. Everything was taken care of and you could just enjoy. The food was also delicious, homemade & local. A big thanks also to Nicola for great yoga lessons and Ayurveda massage. Everything was above all my expectations. Will definitely go back on my next trip to Sri Lanka! Thank you Michael & co.
from United States, February 2019
Everything about the trip was perfect; the room was nice and the location was beautiful, the food was delicious, Janice’s yoga and meditation classes were high quality and tailored to the groups’ level/needs, the day trips were well organized and a lot of fun. The hosts went out of their way to make sure I was completely taken care of. Thank you Michael for the lovely stay!!!
from United States, April 2019
"Unique yoga holiday experience"
I spent three unforgettable days in Welikande. The peacefull accommodation was prepared with love and the self-cooked food was always great. I think I had a room upgrade and thus a double bed with a private bathroom for me. Everything was very clean with a great view. The yoga class with Nicola was very good and the trip to the waterfalls was an absolute must. Michael and his girlfriend go out of their way to make sure their guests do not miss anything. I look forward to the next visit and still cherish the memories of the retreat in Welikande. Dearest greetings and a big Thank you, Kim (from Germany, not USA)
from United States, February 2019
"Nice place and excellent yoga experience!"
If felt home right when I got there! Michael, the owner, was waiting for me with a delicious breakfast and presented me the options of activities possible. I had booked the yoga retreat, so everything was included, but it is also possible to only book the room and add activities. Food is amazing, Tush is a wonderful cook. Rooms are lovely, big and very clean, beds are comfortable. The place is nice and calm. Employees are really nice and make you feel as part of the family. It’s an hour drive from Kandy, free transport from there was included for me.
The yoga teacher, Janice, LOVES what she does and knows how to share her passion! Yes the place is nice, but SHE made a big difference in my experience there. I would recommend classes with her to anyone, since she adjusts her practice to everyone. Her classes are well structured, clear and easy to follow. She pays attention so that everyone gets the best of the practice without going farther than what the body can take. Thank you so much!