Daily Rhythm

Daily Rhythm

A typical day the Sanctuary way

Our Sanctuary revolves around Ayurvedic principles and in Sanskrit the daily routine is known as dinacharya, literally ‘to be close to the day’, meaning to be in touch with the rhythms of nature and the cycles of the earth, moon and sun.

The Sanctuary’s daily routine provides a structure to support your system in returning to balance and harmony; regulating your biological rhythms, metabolism, hormonal balance, mood and contributing to wellbeing and longevity. And your stay will equip you with a treasure trove of self-care practices you can integrate into your life back home for greater harmony and happiness.

  • As dawn begins to break, a delicious cup of herbal tea is delivered to your door, supporting you to wake up ready for a new day
  • The morning yoga session from 06:00 - 07:30 is energising and revitalising, helping you set a positive foundation for your day ahead
  • Guests often like to go for a refreshing post-yoga swim* or walk along the beautiful beach with its expansive views
  • 08:30 is the time for a refreshing king coconut and hearty breakfast
  • Between 09:30 - 13:00 it’s time for your customised programme of Ayurvedic treatments, resting, exploring or enjoying the space to simply be
  • At 13:00 a delicious, freshly prepared lunch is served for you to enjoy
  • 14:00 - 17:00 is another window for Ayurvedic treatments and luxuriating as you wish. We also have a weekly schedule of activities you are welcome to join, including lagoon boat rides, cooking demonstrations, Ayurvedic talks, and trips to a local market and a Buddhist temple with breathtaking views
  • Evening yoga from 17:00 - 18:30 calls for gentler movement and a chance to go deeper into meditation, mantra chanting and a long relaxation, often with the healing vibrations of the gong. As dusk falls over the yoga shala, fireflies begin to twinkle in the night sky, signaling another beautiful day drawing to a close
  • At 19:00 a fresh, light and delicious dinner is served. We share all our meals around a communal table so it’s a great opportunity to chat with other guests and share experiences from the day
  • 20:00 is time to start preparing for sleep, heading to bed early to allow for deep full-body and mind restoration. We wish you sweet dreams!

* The current is too strong to swim directly on our doorstep, but a picturesque, 25 minute walk along Rekawa Beach will take you to a rock pool where it is safe to swim. We are also happy to organise a tuk-tuk to take you there and bring you back in time for breakfast each morning.

This was my first wellness trip .. and I loved it!Every other holiday I have been on involved drinking and returning to normality feeling worse than I did before I left.After visiting Sen for 2 weeks, I felt brand new.Before leaving I was concerned that I would get bored, but I never did.... Just pure peace, relaxation, and contentment, for 2 full weeks.You get so well looked after every day, from the early morning tea wake up call, to your serving of herbal medicine before bed. With plenty of yoga, meditation, and treatments in between.The food is delicious! Clean and fresh. The daily ayurvedic treatments are bliss and the beach is isolated and beautiful, perfect for an afternoon stroll.Thank you to all the staff at Sen for making my stay so worth it. From the management, chefs, cleaners, treatment therapists, yogis, the monk and especially the resident doctor, who put a smile on my face every day!I recommend Sen to anyone that just needs a good break from life. To switch off, refresh and reconnect with yourself. The results are long lasting.Paul.read more
Paul K.
05:34 06 Jul 21
Perfect place to truly reset yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Pricing is very cheap for what they offer - all inclusive food (each meal a symphony!), treatment plan, massages, shirodara, cleansing options, beautiful accommodations, gorgeous secluded beach with turtles, daily herbs per... your plan as prescribed, daily yogic practices etc etc. Current is strong so might need to arrange for lifeguard for swimming. I highly recommend this place for tired Europeans and US residents. Yes, even from US, totally worth the loooong flight. If you want to explore the country after quarantine at SenWellness, recommend hiring a private driver guide as public transport is not welcoming tourists per covid.read more
Pruz0001 P.
18:32 24 May 21
I spent 2 weeks at Sun Wellness to rest and recharge/detox from the every day life. It was an amazing place.The staff is professional and super helpful. We got delicious food everyday (mostly vegan), and daily support from a doctor that monitored how are we doing.The yoga teacher was also... excellent and i enjoyed the 2 sessions we got every day.The massages were the best I got in my life. they really knew the anatomy of the body and focused on the right muscles and pain points. It was a great recovery after the yoga sessions and long beach walks.Finally, the beach is amazing. Its long with kilometers, its sandy, its full with palm trees. And the best part, we saw plenty of giant turtles nesting on the beach and small turtles hatching almost every day.The trip was a great pleasure, and left me refreshed, energized and more mindful. I warmly recommend this place.read more
Trajce D.
04:33 20 May 21
I was planning to come there for only one week to start practicing yoga and also to see if ayurvedic treatments were helping me to overcome some of the stress as most people experienced in this Covid period. After only a few days i already felt how the daily practices in Sen Wellness Sanctuary... (with daily yoga and meditation classes, ayurvedic treatments and super healthy and natural food) changed my perceptions and helped me to become much more centered and connected with myself again. That is why i extended another week and it was a very good decision to strengthen the skills and way of life which is thaught there. The place is really well made which lots of attention to details and the location at the remote and beautiful Rekawa beach can not be better to get into the vibe and spirit you feel there.Thanks alot to Dr. Sam and the whole staff for this fantastic experience.read more
Christian W.
07:39 23 Apr 21
I didn’t think it would be possible to travel somewhere far during this pandemic, let alone feel completely safe, in awe of all the country’s and the sanctuary’s protocols, and their ability to allow you to enter a bubble with a group of fellow retreaters so that for 10 days we completely forgot... about the covid world out there. In our little haven between beach and lagoon we healed, relaxed, meditated, swam, did yoga, slept, made life-long friends and found an emotionally safe place to let go, process, feel vulnerable and share much needed laughter. You return home so healthy from the incredible locally sourced foods and the cleansing monitored by an impressive ayurvedic doctor, so at peace... Now the challenge is to use all those new tools we have acquired there and use them in our daily lives to feel happier and more fulfilled in our day to day lives. Thank you to the whole amazing Sen Wellness team. Namaste.read more
Gabrielle S.
16:58 20 Apr 21
Amazing place with beautiful people. Delicious food and great, helpful stuff. I've been very satisfied of treatments and whole stay. Really recommend that place!
Pawel M.
16:35 18 Apr 21
The Sen wellness centre was a refreshing place to find. The current world, post covid climate only served to boost this gem of a (possibly) life changing, experience.Arriving at the centre was a little daunting to start with, people sitting at a large table engaging in lively, upbeat... conversations, whilst the newbies sit in partial isolation. A requirement of law to ensure covid safety for all at the centre but a comforting experience none the less.After a day or so of settling in (this being my first experience of such a place), I was blown away by the warmth of the team. All professionalism and smiles, from the doctor to the cleaners, they all made you feel incredibly welcome and special.In turn, this encourages you to be equally open. Not an easy thing for us all to do but once you start, you begin to feel your way and gain in confidence, finding a better you.Then there are the treatments .. I have been a meat eater for 20 years and here I was with no meat, no dairy, no bread and butter and no alcohol, tea or coffee & enjoying it all, looking forward to all meals and often asking for seconds. It’s amazing how one’s pallet can change.Living on a mainly plant based diet took a few days to get used to but my body ended up feeling like it hasn’t done since childhood. Functioning as it should, processing the food easily, no bloating or discomfort and sleeping like a baby in the wonderful surroundings.The diet along with a tailor based health plan of herbal medicine, teas, detoxes, yoga and a general reset have changed the way that I feel and also how I am starting to think.It’s not just the food and the treatments. The energy of the staff and the guests who visit Sen Wellness is heart-warming experience, I cannot recommend it highly enough.I’d also like to thank all those that shared this experience with me .. thank you guys, it was amazing !Take time out of what you consider to be the important things in your life. Take a trip to this centre and find out for yourselves what is really important. Forget the constant consumption that we are fed, as being a necessity to happiness on a daily basis - go and feed your soul, you really will not regret it !read more
Mark F.
13:21 18 Apr 21
A beautiful space with beautiful people, Sen Wellness Sanctuary lets you truly unplug from the madness and get in touch with yourself. My wife and I spent 1 week there and our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.After your individual consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor, your treatments... are tuned to your personal issues and are out of this world. All the staff are super friendly and professional at their jobs.The yoga classes were incredible and both of us could really see progress in the short time we were there. The best part is that your level of practice does not matter and anyone can take part without feeling inept.The food was healthy and super delicious at the same time. Really missing our morning tea!Sen Wellness Sanctuary is highly recommended for anybody that wants to let go or just reset. We can't wait to go back!Thanks again to everyone for making us feel like a part of the family! Much love!read more
Paul T.
09:02 15 Apr 21
I travelled to Sen Wellness Sanctuary trying to reconnect with myself and found a community immersed in love, trust, peace and serenity. I was hoping to discover a stronger sense of self-esteem and ended up finding self-love.I was blown away by the care and attention from all members of staff,... the incredible quality of the food on offer, the breath taking surroundings, the beautiful beach and the immersive Ayurvedic treatments. One of the best experiences I have had in my life so far.I have blossomed not only physically, but mentally and emotionally through this experience. Everyone has a different reason for going on this journey and, for me, I found it is only the beginning.A true Sanctuary.read more
Neil P.
08:21 06 Apr 21
Staying at Sen Wellness Sanctuary really changed my arrival to Sri Lanka. Offering yoga classes with one of the best teachers in Sri Lanka, amazing Ayurvedic treatments with local professionals and delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian food. My stay really helped to setup new healthy routines while I meat... a group of wonderful people. Will definitely recommend to anyone coming to Sri Lanka and needing to choose a hotel for the quarantine period! Thank you to all the stay for your amazing customer service! 🤍💫🙏read more
Marta P.
01:52 30 Mar 21
I feel So grateful and blessed to have a peaceful and essential Yoga & Ayurveda retreat in Sen Wellness sanctuary. It makes me physically and mentally ready to start my vacation in Sri Lanka.The Food in our 3 meals are incredible delicious and fresh local vegetables and beans; The staff especially... our Ayurvedic therapists are all so nice with good skills, highly recommended Ms.Nayana and her son, they are professional with beautiful souls, I can feel that they are working with their hearts; I also like my gallery room a lot, without AC is totally fine for me, shared toilet and bathing is no problem at all with my budget, lol...I've found peace and love in Sen Wellness, Looking forward to going back in the future.Namaste!Emmaread more
Emma S.
10:10 22 Mar 21
Волшебное место, в котором можно остановиться на долгое время и по-настоящему насладиться спокойствием и временем наедине с собой. Лучшая еда на Шри-Ланке, 90% Веган диета, без сахара и переработанных продуктов. Прекрасный персонал, заботливая доктор, аюрведический процедуры, которые помогут... расслабиться и оздоровиться. Отель расположен между океаном и лагуной, вокруг только природа и ничего больше. Я участвовала в групповом ретрите - незабываемый опыт, волшебные люди, с которыми мы прошли этот путь. Занятия йогой по два раза в день, медитация с буддийским монахом, экскурсии в храм и на местный рынок. Я обязательно вернусь в Sen Wellness! Спасибо персоналу за заботу, тепло и улыбкиread more
Arina E.
17:21 11 Feb 21
Highly recommend Sen Wellness Sanctuary for a memorable and meaningful healthy holiday in a spectacular place. The people are friendly, the treatments are relaxing and effective and there's a unique balance between chilling out and exploring the natural environment and local area. I've kept up a... number of the simple habits, thanks to the chance to deep dive in yoga, meditation and being more present.read more
Avni T.
10:51 10 Mar 20
Truly a magical experience! After 5 days of great food, excellent treatments in a beautiful location I can't wait to visit again. The staff were so friendly and create a 'home-like' atmosphere in welcoming everyone. The bedrooms are very clean and tastefully designed with an array of books at hand... to help pass time as well as various daily activities which you can choose to participate in if you so wish. Would recommend to anyone who is serious about health and well being...read more
Nalina S.
10:12 15 Feb 20
What a special place!! I had an unforgettable week at the sanctuary.Filled with relaxing treatments, friendly faces and the most nourishing food.Also loved the nearby rock pool and watching the turtles nest their eggs on the beach in the early mornings.Truly recommended!
Constanze S.
10:19 10 Feb 20