Are you in need of a peaceful and stress-free stay in one of the world’s best yoga retreats? Sri Lanka is ready for it’s close up! Often overlooked for its larger neighbor India, Sri Lanka is gaining in popularity in a major way. Make sure you visit before your Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat of choice gets booked up! With stunning sunsets, beautiful mountains, lush rainforests, dreamy beaches and an ever growing health and wellness industry Sri Lanka will not disappoint. Imagine yourself doing sun salutations on a sandy beach with a pink sunset and the sea breeze in your hair…
This list will grow but for now here are the top 3 Yoga Retreats in Sri Lanka
Whether you choose to stay in an ocean view villa overlooking the glistening turquoise ocean or you opt for a bamboo hut, this Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat is the perfect escape from everyday life. The elegant resort sits on it’s own private beach, has a lap pool, three custom built yoga pavilions and an Ayurvedic spa. The gourmet restaurant serves healthy meals with organic vegetable grown on site.
- Talalla Retreat offers a 5 night yoga retreat package that you can find out more about here.
Soul and Surf Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat
This 12 bedroom beautiful, bespoke hideaway is located in a lush jungle near Sri Lanka’s southern tip. Relax, unwind, laze by the pool and enjoying your down time.
The yogis behind Soul and Surf believe that yoga is best practiced around sunrise or sunset so prepare for some beautiful views. They also take their music seriously too so expect some soothing chilled beats to bend to. I love a good sound track while doing asanas so this is the icing on the cake. Stays are for either one week or two weeks from Saturday to Saturday and there are two levels of rooms available (extremely nice rooms or really special rooms).
- Find out more about Soul and Surf on their website here.
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Ulpotha Yoga Retreat
Located at the foot of the Galgiriyawa mountains in the heart of Kurunegala district sits the peaceful hideaway Ulpotha. Voted “The best yoga retreat in the world” by The Observer Magazine. Ulpotha relies on it’s natural charms to deliver a simplistic yet deeply satisfying yoga retreat experience. Ulpotha is only open as a Yoga Retreat for 6 months of the year (between November to March and June to August). The rest of the year Ulpotha reverts to its main role as a traditional rice growing village.
- There is a minimum stay of 1 week and you can find all of their vacation packages on the website.
Are you ready to explore exotic destinations, join an international yoga community and most importantly immerse yourself in Yoga?
There are so many amazing choices for your Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat stay so the one you choose really depends on two things. Firstly your budget and secondly where in Sri Lanka you want to visit (beach or mountains for example).
Don’t worry about your experience level because most Sri Lanka Yoga Retreats cater to beginners and advanced yogis alike. I promise, you will be made to feel very welcome where ever you decide to go… yoga retreats are heaven on earth (well, for me anyway).
Have you been to a Sri Lanka yoga retreat or do you plan on going at some point? Share your own recommendations or Sri Lanka yoga class tips and advice in the comments section below.
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