Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka - The Insiders Secret

There’s no better adventure than travelling to exotic destinations where you don’t just explore new terrains but also have the space to learn ancient practices such as yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. A calming and nurturing retreat experience with long walks along a sandy beach might be the best way to reconnect with yourself and get some new perspectives. A yoga retreat in Sri Lanka is becoming an increasingly popular escape(especially in the Winter) to deepen your yoga practice and learn how to use meditation for developing your inner resources.

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Yoga retreats in Sri Lanka
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Personalised Yoga Classes in Sri Lanka

Why a Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka?

Immersing yourself on a yoga holiday for a few weeks is a temporary lifestyle change that can lead to permanent transformation in your body, mind and spirit. And if you choose to go on this healing journey in a country where you are surrounded by lush greenery, rich biodiversity, ancient Buddhist temples and swaying coconut palm trees, the shift can be even greater. This is Sri Lanka, an emerging pristine, off the beaten track and affordable Asian hotspot, a feast for all the senses with its rich cultural heritage, colonial architecture, and a wide array of classic dishes such as the egg hopper or Sri Lankan kottu roti, that you won’t find anywhere else.

According to Hindu mythology, Vishwakarma, the divine architect created a kingdom called Lanka, which is one of the earliest written references to the island of Sri Lanka in the Ramayana. The island of ’serendipity’ – Sarandīb as the ancient Persians and Arabs referred to it from the Sanskrit word Siṃhaladvīpah – is a year-round destination for surfers trying to ride the best waves in a tropical climate, and for people who want to practice yoga and meditation, or experience the ancient healing practices of Ayurveda.

 

Sri Lanka might be a small island, but what it has to offer is more than you can imagine. In the central province, you can visit the Lion’s Rock, an ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, or the famous cave temples of Dambulla, a sacred pilgrimage site with five sanctuaries and Buddhist mural paintings that cover more than 2000 square metres; you can take a stroll in the sacred city of Anuradhapura marvelling at its ancient Buddhist temples and giant dome-shaped stupas or mingle with wildlife in Yala National Park which has the highest density of leopards in the world.

But if you need a complete recharge to regain balance and revive body, mind, and spirit, you might want to visit a retreat centre or sanctuary near one of those golden sandy beaches where turtles hatch and whales lunge out of the ocean. Many of these sanctuaries boast eco-cottages, where you can gaze at sweeping valleys, picturesque tea plantations and lush verdant hills from your window. 

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Gong Baths & Yoga Nidra
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Sun Salutations

Range of Yoga Retreats in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers a wide range of yoga, meditation, and wellness retreats at resorts with world-class facilities where you can also do surf courses or even yoga teacher training. Many of these centres incorporate detox programs and Ayurvedic treatments into their yoga retreat experience, but there is only one retreat centre in the southern province of this special country that offers a bespoke healing and treatment plan for each guest. Sen Wellness was founded on Ayurvedic principles and takes a holistic approach to healing, with world-class osteopathic treatments, daily yoga and meditation classes, sound journeys, and various other complementary healing practices.

Sen Wellness is an eco-conscious retreat centre that has been voted one of the top 20 yoga retreats in the world by The Times and has glowing reviews by publishers such as Taschen and Conde Nast.  The sanctuary’s sustainable, circular buildings nestle between a peaceful lagoon and a secluded beach in Rekawa Nature Reserve, home to a rich, tropical mangrove ecosystem with unique and diverse flora and fauna. The sanctuary offers luxury yoga retreats whilst providing a bespoke healing program for every guest, based on a holistic approach and Ayurvedic principles that not only help them regain balance in mind, body, and spirit but also empower them to reach their full potential that carries over into all aspects of their lives.  

Sen Wellness puts great emphasis on supporting all guests, empowering them and helping them reconnect with their authentic selves in a nurturing environment. After a thorough consultation with one of the best Ayurvedic doctors in Sri Lanka, a personalised support and health care program is developed for each guest that includes daily doses of herbal medicines, ayurvedic treatments, yoga and meditation classes – all tailored to their specific needs. The daily routine is structured in a way that helps guests be in sync with nature and regulate their biological rhythms, metabolism, hormonal balance, and mood.

Sen Wellness – Eco Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

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Sen Wellness - Eco-Conscious Sanctuary
yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka, Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka – The Eco-Conscious Retreat
Afternoon Gong Bath

Yoga Retreat Schedule?

The days can vary, but the day always begins with a cup of herbal tea before the early morning revitalising yoga session at 6 am. At 8.30 am guests can choose from a smorgasbord of healthy and nourishing dishes as part of an abundant breakfast with a refreshing king coconut. Between 9.30 am and 1 pm, and from 2 to 5 pm, guests have their bespoke Ayurvedic treatments and special programs they have requested. Guests also have free time during the day to explore and to experience the feeling of just ’being’ and connecting with nature and others around them. After an evening yoga class with meditation, mantra chanting and gong bath taught by either a Buddhist monk or one of the centre’s highly experienced and carefully selected yoga teachers, the day ends with a light but wholesome dinner around a communal table where guests can connect and share their experiences.

Sen Wellness is a unique, sustainable luxury paradise on a magical island with immense biodiversity that can help you reconnect with yourself, nature, and the people around you. In this healing and nurturing space, open all year round, the programs, treatments and yoga classes are designed to meet your individual needs and to help you regain balance in mind, body, and spirit, whilst developing the inner resources you can always rely on.

The Final Word

If you are looking for a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, there are many to choose from, and a lot to consider depending on time and budgetary constraints. However, if you are looking for an authentic yoga experience set within stunning natural surroundings, with an established reputation for excellence, then one retreat stands out from the rest; Sen Wellness Sanctuary. To find out more or to get a tailored treatment plan for what you need, contact Sen Wellness Sanctuary by clicking here or the button below