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5 Day Rest and Renewal Yoga Holiday in the Mountains of Kandy, Central Province

Welikande Hotel and trekking center, 234 Siridigan Rd Pussallegolla, Udispattuwa, Kandy District, Knuckles Mountains, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Yoga Holiday

Wake up and watch the sunrise from behind the mountains while you enjoy an energizing yoga class in a beautiful yoga shala on your personalized retreat. You finish every class with a guided meditation. Take time off for yourself - deepen your practice by choosing one of Welikande Estate Wellness' many retreat programs, hosted by a range of experienced and international yoga teachers. Simply relax and enjoy exploring the stunning nature surrounding you by joining their many hikes including, waterfall trekking, visit a nearby Buddhist temple, silent meditation walks, and much more.

Meet the instructors

Kortney & Olivia
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Deepen your yoga practice in the mountains
  • 4 daily activities included in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Sinhalese
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Outdoor shower

Welikande Hotel and trekking center have rooms to suit all travel styles and budgets, from dorm beds to luxury king-size four-poster beds.

Dorm room

This accommodation is for the budget traveler and is in a large house that sleeps up to 10 people. Twin beds, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a large veranda, hammocks, and has views overlooking the mountains and lake.

Shared twin room

This is a room with two twin beds. Perfect for a couple of friends or you will be matched up with another single person of the same gender who will share the room with you. Twin beds, great views, and private en-suite bathroom.

Luxury room

A private deluxe room for the person that would like to enjoy their retreat in luxury. This is a deluxe room with a large en-suite bathroom, a patio overlooking the mountains, and a very comfortable 4-poster queen bed.

Program

After your class, you will gather on the main house deck to sip Kola Kanda (a local health drink), while you look out over the views of the Knuckles Mountain Range. As breakfast begins, you will come together to begin your day with an array of local and western dishes. After breakfast, you will get ready to depart for your daily activity or if you simply want to relax in a hammock all day, Welikande Estate Wellness has hammocks set up overlooking the valley and lake. Lunch is included in all activities.

In the evening, you will join together again for a relaxing sunset yoga class, overlooking the lake as the sun sets over the mountains, which offers an incredible array of colors. You will meet again for a family-style dinner, with an abundance of dishes and, of course, dessert. Let them know when you're full because the food doesn't stop until you are satisfied! You will never go hungry here at Welikande.

You will end your day together in the yoga shala for a beautiful yoga Nidra session, also known as yogic sleep. They make sure that you go to bed feeling relaxed and at peace.

Schedule

Days 1 to 4

  • 07:00 Hatha Flow yoga/meditation class (75 minutes)
  • 08:30 Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:45 Ready to depart for daily activities
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Yin/Restorative yoga/meditation class (75 minutes)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 21:00 Free time/sleep

Day 5

  • 07:00 Hatha Flow yoga/meditation class (75 minutes)
  • 08:30 Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Ready to depart/check out

Please note to make the most of your retreat, please arrive before 7 a.m. on the first day of your retreat. For your comfort, Welikande Estate Wellness offers additional nights accommodation before your retreat start date from 43 USD. Please let them know if you would like to book an additional night with them at the time of your booking.

Included excursions

  • Mondays: Hiloya trek or Sigiriya day tour
  • Tuesdays: Waterfall tour or Ayurvedic massage day
  • Wednesdays: Hiloya trek or food tour
  • Thursdays: High Knuckles trek or cultural day
  • Fridays: Waterfall tour or yoga immersion
  • Saturdays: Hiloya trek or Ayurvedic massage day
  • Sundays: Waterfall tour or cooking class

Instructors

Kortney Sharanya

Olivia van den Heever

Retreat location

This holiday is located within the Knuckles Mountain Range in the central region of Sri Lanka. Your rooms have views of the mountains and/or Victoria Lake. Welikande Estate Wellness has trusted expert English speaking guides who will take you on the treks that they offer, or drive you around to the temples, botanical gardens, tea plantations, etc.

Their yoga shala has the best views of Victoria Lake - the sunsets from this space are not to be missed! Wake up early enough to be gifted with the most glorious sunrise over the mountains, you will know you have found your personal bit of paradise.

There is a town within walking distance, where you can walk to find snacks if you want to explore. Otherwise, Welikande Estate Wellness is happy to arrange a driver if you want to go explore or go to Kandy.

Unique features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Golf course

General

  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Patio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The food is fresh, (it literally falls from the trees on the doorstep!) plant-based, and satisfying. Welikande Estate Wellness cooks a creative vegan and vegetarian menu that is designed according to Ayurveda to nourish your body, brain, and inspire you to live your best life! They are passionate about what they put on your plate because they know when you eat well you feel well.

It is part of their food philosophy to use ingredients that cause no harm to animals or the environment and use local produce so you can enjoy what you eat with a clear conscious without compromising on taste. From their own exploration, they know that you can eat all of your favourite dishes and some exotic new ones too, without needing to use meat or dairy.

Whether it’s a king coconut for breakfast, colourful bowls of exotic fruits, lunchtime snacks or an authentic Sri Lankan dinner, you’ll be offered delicious, nutritionally balanced options that are bursting with flavor and the menus are flexible enough to accommodate any additional dietary requirements too. Please feel free to ask Welikande Estate Wellness!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Welikande Estate Wellness has many activities available while you are staying with us at Welikande. The daily activity below is included in the price. Lunch is included with each activity.

Mondays: Hiloya Trek or Sigiriya Day Tour

Tuesdays: Waterfall Tour or Ayurvedic Massage Day

Wednesdays: Hiloya Trek or Food Tour

Thursdays: High Knuckles Trek or Cultural Day

Fridays: Waterfall Tour or Yoga Immersion

Saturdays: Hiloya Trek or Ayurvedic Massage Day

Sundays: Waterfall Tour or Cooking Class

​%If there is something else that you would love help arranging, please let Welikande Estate Wellness know so they can make your stay in Sri Lanka as smooth as possible.

There are additional fees in the following activities:

  • $35 USD entrance fee for Sigiriya
  • $10 USD permit fee for the High Knuckles Trek

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • 2 yoga/meditation classes per day (75 minutes/class)
  • 1 yoga Nidra class per day (30 minutes)
  • 4 daily activities
  • Pickup and drop off from Kandy city
  • Unlimited water, juice, coffee, and tea
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Airport pickup/drop (70 USD each way)
  • Additional night before the retreat (43 USD - includes accommodation, dinner, and evening yoga class)
  • Entrance fee for Sigiriya tour (35 USD)
  • High Knuckles trek permit fee (10 USD)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The cost is 70 USD. Welikande Estate Wellness also offers pick-up/drop-off from Kandy (the closest city) for 15 USD each way.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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