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6 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Yoga Light-House, West-Northern Province of Sri Lanka


Refreshing Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Yoga Light-House in Sri Lanka provides individual guidance in self development, improvement of body and mind conditions through application of Yogic and Ayurvedic practices. We embrace individual approach to all harmony seekers.

Our mission

We strive to invoke transformational light in those humans who really need it. We dont apply any stress-related methods or any kind of force, which is violence. Weve simply arranged an atmosphere that genuine and unique, aspiring and transformative in nature. We put our guests into totally different conditions then those they are habitual to in their day to day urban life. This will uplift the veil of artificial surrounding and lead them to a position of witness, an observer. From this stand point they will manage to obtain new experience, draw unconditional insight and vision of their true self as well as flexible & healthy bodies. Some might go to the point that they will defy their destiny. We let things happen and dont make them to. We let yoga unveil its powers to you.


  • Daily shatkarmas
  • Daily japa practice
  • Daily Hatha yoga practice
  • Daily revision of the day
  • Daily mantra chanting
  • Daily Nada yoga

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Russian
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All available accommodation and facilities for yoga life are provided by peaceful and quiet Ging Oya Lodge owned and run by a very hospitable belgian couple, Myrjam and Leo. There are no any handmade walls or boundaries, the area is fringed by the Ging Oya River, mangrove trees, palms and buddha bamboos. All the outside environment of the premises is bringing your mind inside allowing you a unique chance to release any tension or stress, inspiring to further advance in your practice, contemplate and concentrate on your true nature.

Yoga Light-House provide a consultation of traditional doctor of Sri Lanka (doctor knowledgeable in herbs and naturopathy) if you have any physical concerns. He will use pulse diagnose (Nadi Vijnana) to determine your Prakruti (given at birth) and Vikruti (obtained through living) conditions of physical and energy bodies. Based on this a proposed food and life style plan will produced and present for your consideration.

At Yoga Light-House, we make herbal medicine in accordance with ancient formulas using powerful energy of Sri Lanka herbs. We also apply Indian science of Ayurveda both in yoga practice and treatment of ailment if any.

Ayurvedic or rebalancing message can be given at our premises.

What benefits you will acquire by living at Yoga Light House:

On physical level you will study yourself and learn how to balance 3 doshas, investigate and discover weak points of your constitution (prakriti), if there are any recurring diseases you will learn how to combat and eradicate them by managing your life style; you will increase endurance and vitality of the body.

On mental level you will learn methods and kriyas for mind, sense control and stability, through an individualized practice you will learn how to acquire stability and serenity in your mind, you will grow positive traits and features of your personality so as to remain centered and focused, confident and relaxed in your day to day living.

On soul level you will be able to trace your karmic imprints (samskaras) and know how to handle them not to generate more of them in both your awake and sleep states of mind; you will grow the power of will with which you will become a manager of your destiny.

Finally you will have an individual yoga life style developed for your personality which you can improve by applying it in every moment of your life.

As secondary benefits you will explore Sri Lanka, gain access to sandy and grassy beaches, tropical environment, fresh fruits and vegetables, straight from the water seafood, the Maha Yoga River, unique landscapes and culture of the indian oceans jewel. All of this can become your personalized journey to the island full of adventures and spiritual treasures.

Below we provide an example of one day yoga experience with Yoga Light House in Sri Lanka:

  • 05:45 Waking up, revising the night, japa practice
  • 06:15 Shatkarmas
  • 06:45 Asana, pranayama, pratyathara (hatha yoga)
  • 08:30 Free time: breakfast, leisure activities, riding cycles, swimming, visiting places of interests, gardening, self-studying, reading, karma yoga, lunch
  • 16:45 Plavita sadhana, pranayama, dharana, mantra chanting and listening, nada yoga
  • 18:30 Dinner, preparing for the night, satsanga, revisin the day, free time


Nikolas is the founder of Yoga Light House, inspirator of yoga sadhana at the center, light bearer, spiritual warrior and seeker for liberation.


She is the fire keeper, shakti of our spiritual home, Kundalini that dreams within to wake up one day.

Yoga Light House is located on the western coast of Sri Lanka, in a quiet and prosperous area called Waikkal, on the bank of transcendental Maha Yoga River, half a kilometer away from the river mouth entering the magnificent Indian Ocean. Where beats of industrialized life come to a complete stand still giving way to super natural tropical environment, and you a chance to get new insight and experience of unprecedented yoga state of mind, body and soul.

  • Cycling
  • Kayak
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • River
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library

We recommend vegetarian diet during your stay with us to bolster personal benefits of the practice. However you are not restricted in your choice. A recommended food plan will be produced at the consultation and will be based on your Guna-Dosha constitution as well as on your present physical and mental conditions.

You can explore the outside by kayaking the river, riding a bicycle or strolling through the mangroves.

  • A/c cabana lodging
  • Daily yoga guidance
  • Daily mantra chanting
  • Cycling
  • Gardening
  • Kayaking
  • Vegetarian meals

A taxi ride from the airport will take around 30 minutes and the cost is about 15 - 20 USD.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Light-House Sri Lanka an inquiry.
  • Review by Johanna from Pfullingen, Germany

    "I stayed 6 days at the Ging Oya Lodge, practicing Yoga, pranayama and meditation in the morning for three hours every day. I was the only person doing the practice together with Nikolas, it was a blast. I've learned a lot, new postures, new ways to keep myself in balance. Nikolas is an awesome Yoga teacher. Together with Jeewanthi we headed to the ocean with the kayaks and had some amazing conversations. I'm continuing with the yoga and pranayama practice every day and I feel very grateful to have met such wonderful people. Jeewanthi and Nikolas, may your lives be blessed and full of sunshine - I wish you all the best. Lots of greetings from Germany!"

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  • Review by Johanna

    "Hey Nicholas & Jeewanthi! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! I'm very grateful to have spent my time with you, doing yoga and traveling through this beautiful island. "

    "Now, my daily life becomes to a routine again, and I practice yoga, pranayama and meditation every day. I really enjoy it. Lots of love to you! May your life be blessed and filled with happiness and love. All the best to you! "

    "P.S. Yeah, I climbed Sigirya in the morning, it was amazing. And later that day I enjoyed the calmness in the Buddha caves in Dambulla - a magical place."

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  • Review by Dina

    "Thank you so much once again for the amazing week that I had with you guys. Your place and your heart and dedication are unbelievable. It was not only learning and practice yoga it was something deeper something powerful, was learning how to live in a simple and genuine way with the most valuable of the values of life: Love. Words are not enough to express my gratitude. Wish you the best for both of you, Jeewanthi and Nicolas. I know your project will be successful because you deserve."

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  • Review by Norma Gray

    "Nicolas your guidance has given me a richer personal practice, particularly my meditation and pranayama. Your teaching is authentic, specific and is a complete practice which is easily adaptable to today's lifestyle. Thank you Nicolas and Jeewanthi for a wonderfully memorable experience. Blessings Yoga Light-House!" website, edited

  • Review by Clelia Salvati

    "When I booked my yoga retreat with Yoga Light-House Sri Lanka, I had no idea where I was stepping in. I had only a basic experience of yoga and had never done a retreat before. I thought I would do yoga and find a peace of mind and of body and I found much more than that. The place where we stayed is fabulous, calm, peaceful, perfect for the purpose, the food is great, the ocean nearby as well as a few Ayurveda centers. The small group of participants was a great combination, just 5 of us and we got on really well together, during and in between the sessions. And the yoga master is fantastic; I learned a lot of new positions from him, learned meditation and breathing. His wife Jeewanthi is a very attentive and caring Ayurveda doctor who gives the best advice to keep healthy. I came to practice some yoga moves, I left with a completely new body and a mind free of stress and worries and new friends. I will definitely come again."

    March 2016. website, edited

  • Review by Esther from Berlin, German

    "I'm back in Germany and still feel lighthearted from all the impressions I had during the last month. One of the biggest impacts was definitely meeting you. Not only was the yoga-experience the best I ever had, but also getting to know the work of Ayurveda was incredible and I keep it with me all the time. Thank you for all this. My shoulder and my mind are so relaxed. The oil you gave me Madhu is perfect and gives my shoulder great warmth and comfort. India was just an adventure as Sri Lanka. Maybe a bit more chaotic, loud and dirty, but also great in colour, spirituality and vitality. I hope I'm able to come back and join an ashramit one day. Until then I keep up my yoga practice whenever I can. I hope, you too are doing fine. Spreading that positive energy around the globe. I keep telling everyone about you, keeping you busy. Wishing you all the best and hope to hear from you soon!"

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  • Review by Tuva from Norway

    "I am very satisfied with everything about my stay at Yoga-Light-House. First of all, we were only two people doing the program, so we got full attention/help. I've learned a lot in just three and a half days, and I've brought it with me home to my life in Norway; both through yoga-meditation-consultation-conversation. Now, back home for three weeks, I still feel calm/relaxed, and sleep better than I've ever done before. Also: I had no idea, through the pictures, that the place we stayed in during the program was gonna be that beautiful. The room was the nicest room I've slept in during my trip in Sri Lanka."

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  • Review by Conor Colleary

    "Hi Jeewanthi and Nicolas, Thanks for what was fundamentally an excellent trip. I really enjoyed learning about yoga and the practice sessions that we did. I also feel very refreshed and calm after the trip… all I need now that I am back home, is to keep practicing. Thanks again for a great experience"

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  • Review by Mary Goodwin

    "AMAZING!!! This retreat which included the excursion to Adam's Peak was far more than I could have ever expected. The Yoga Light house experience challenged me to come out of my comfort zone both physically and emotionally. The excursion to Adam's Peak is NOT TO BE MISSED! We walked at a pace that was comfortable for the whole group during the cool of the night. It was a magical experience, with stunning views of the night sky. Our thoughts were cleared as we focused on our breathing and each step we took to push ourselves to the summit. It was unforgettable experience shared with wonderful people I had never met before. We also took in trips to waterfalls, swam in the river, went kayaking and much more. We were treated like family by the Yoga Lighthouse staff Nicholas and Madu. They were so attentive to the groups needs and spent quality time with us individually to discuss our health and emotional needs. They were so giving and welcoming. I will truly miss them! If you want a true yoga experience with an adventure, definitely pick this retreat with the excursion. If it is just yoga you want, they do programs without the excursion to Adam's Peak which I am sure will be amazing too. "

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  • Review by Rose

    "Dear Nickolas and Jeewa, Just writing to say thanks to the both of you for my time at Yoga Light-House, and apologies for my late email- I've been on the move since I left the lodge. Anyway, it was truly memorable and a very positive experience for me. I will remember the wise advice you both have given to me and I will try to put it into practice as much as I can. Some of the things have certainly stuck in my mind and I will remember them in times of need."

    "I'm going to carry on with the yoga and pranayama once in back in London, I believe it will help me with everything and become strong! I got my palm read In Varanasi and he said yoga and meditation will be an important thing in my life and I might even open a centre when I'm older ha! Jeewanthi thank you so much for the medicine again. I will start taking it when I get home and let you know how it's working. Hope you have a lovely time with your family. Thanks again."

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  • Review by Benjamin from USA

    "I came to stay with Yoga Light-House in Sri Lanka from 21st to 28th of January 2015. After 7 days of yoga practice my feelings are ambiguous, however my mind is clear and quiet. From the seven days yoga retreat, I have gained an experience that are could not be describe. There are 6 or 7 cabanas scattered around the place and its all facing the river, the river view is covered by huge bamboo grass. The interior of the cabana I stayed was very spacious, furnished enough to satisfy guests. The feeling of staying inside was a combination of modesty, comfort, neatness and quietness. You will have the feeling you're having vacations at a summer house in the country.Nicolas came to me and explained how and where we would start with my yoga practices. And at that particular moment I came to realize that things would not be developing like the usual or the way I expected. I am not much into yoga and I do not do regular practice. At Yoga Light-House yoga is everywhere, in each moment and every breath you take. And it started from the very moment I entered the place.We started yoga in the evening, which has intrigued the sense of an explorer and investigator to the real me and it continues to grow. At some points of my practice, I dwell deep into it that I feel there was only me.The last session was dedicated to a revision of the new experience. I was presented with a written advice on how I can continue my practice on my own. I really appreciate meeting with Leo, Miriam and Nicolas who lived in the East for so long that they managed to absorb the values there and treasures and eagerly shared them with others using western means of communication. My understanding of yoga has undergone a radical change. There is definitely something in our western yoga that we miss or omit without understanding the real value. I am very lucky to get a chance to discover it through my own experience ."

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  • Review by Ingela Corner

    "Hi Nicolas!Thank you for one of the best experiences of my life! I arrived home safely Saturday night. It was minus 10 degrees outside and a little bit of snow - a big contrast :-) The flight was ok but I got a terrible headache. Though since I came home I have been very tired, or sleepy is maybe more correct. Hard to keep my eyes open and swollen around the eyes. Probably due to that I didnt sleep much the first couple of nights together with jet-lag. Or a reaction after all mental, and physical, work I went through in Sri Lanka? Maybe a combination.. Though physically I feel great! I try to do my morning-practise everyday, the wake-up and meditation. I feel the meditation goes a little bit better day by day, the thoughts are not everywhere all the time and I can focus a little bit better on the breathing, mantra, mala-beads etc. The sun salutations I have done a couple of times as well, my aim being to do them every day Tell Madu that I take my medicine every day according to her instructions :-) I will get back to you/her within a week to let you know the effect I experience from it.Take care!Ayubowan,"

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  • Review by Laura Burkhardt from Switzerland

    "Hey Nicolas! Im safe back in Dubai. Thanks again for that great experience! Even i had some blockades during the Sessions i really enjoyed it. I forgot to ask if You can Send me the pictures that You did on the River while we were kayaking and also those which Madu Took while we were doing our yoga Session at the river. I wish You a Great day and please say hello to Madu! Namaste from Dubai ;)"

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Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Yoga Light-House in Sri Lanka provides individual guidance in self-development, improvement of body and mind conditions through application of yoga and Ayurveda.

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Bookings from November 28-December 3, 2016 are eligible for a special discount of 10% per person.

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