Yoga in Sri Lanka

Yoga and Meditation

Sri Lanka is all about the best things in life in one tiny place. Yoga, just like Ayurveda, has a special place here, its authenticity and Vedic tradition intact. Yoga and meditation need tranquility and gratifying natural beauty, and the island provides them both with Yoga retreats Sri Lanka scattered along its glorious coast to its wilderness havens. Yoga is a more holistic experience here that focuses on both physical and spiritual wellbeing rather than the watered-down versions that heavily rely on its physical aspect

Sunrise yoga on the beach or meditating in repose overlooking verdant hills, guided by skilled teachers enhances the experience of attaining serenity. Even the cuisine served in most yoga retreats are made for healthier and wholesome dining in par with Ayurvedic practices that go hand in hand with yoga. You can include other activities to go with your yoga holiday, even surfing, and Soul and Surf Sri Lanka is one such example.

Where you can experience

Explore the destinations where this unique experience comes to life, from hidden gems to iconic locales.


Yoga in the wilderness

The north-central plains of the island were the centre of spiritual awakening in Sri Lanka, and it plays host to several retreats built inside forests and old villages. Ulpotha among them is extraordinary.


Yoga in the hills

The cool tea-country with its rolling green hills, misty waterfalls, and sweeping views is inspirational for yoga and meditation. You can even climb the sacred Adam’s Peak. Santani is a unique retreat here.


Yoga on the south coast

It is perhaps the most popular yoga destination on the island. Talalla Retreat in Sri Lanka offers yoga and surfing, while Tri overlooking Koggala Lake, and Sen on Rekawa beach are exceptional retreats.


Yoga on the Northwest Coast

The remote northwest coast of the island offers less-known beachside, and wildlife getaways in Kalpitiya the peninsula, and at Wilpattu National Park. The Mudhouse and Dolphin Beach offer yoga programmes.


Yoga and Ayurveda

Sri Lanka is perfect for combining Ayurveda with yoga, as many Ayurveda retreats also offer yoga and meditation. Barberyn Reef and Barberyn Beach, and Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hotel are among the best.


Yoga and surfing

Sri Lanka is one of the best surf destinations in tropical Asia and has successfully married it with yoga. Soul and Surf for yoga Ahangama, Talalla retreat, and surf and yoga camps offer a mix of the two.

Tips to remember

  • Find places with qualified yoga teachers
  • Do not be discouraged by the disciplined regime
  • Add other activities to your itinerary
  • Go sightseeing for more inspiration
  • Read about yoga
  • Travel with pro-yoga friends for support

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