Let us quickly introduce ourselves and the venue for you now. The project to build and set up Lanka Yoga was started by us: Jane and Stefan at the beginning of 2020.
We found a big villa on Koggala lake in south Sri Lanka, and we saw the massive potential to create a one of a kind, purpose-built yoga venue. This venue would specialise in hosting yoga teacher trainings and retreats, as these, we have been running at different venues since 2016.
Since the start of 2020, we have been planning, gardening, renovating and building to transform potential into reality. We hope you can get an accurate feel for not only what the venue is now, but for what the venue will be when we finish the project by April 2021.
the venue & location
Lanka Yoga is on Koggala lake in a little-known village of Duwa
The property is full of different natural areas. Some areas are full of older fruit trees, giving us thousands of mangos, jackfruit, rambutan, donka, papaya and more in season. Other areas are grass areas for play and outdoor practice. In some parts of the property, we are rewilding, by encouraging good soil, planting local trees and letting nature re-generate. And of course, we have an expansive vegetable and spice garden, which year-round gives us all sorts of vegetables, fruits and spices which we enjoy in our food.
The location puts us at the first of the famous surf beaches on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. We are just five minutes from Habaraduwa town, which has a beautiful white sand beach. We are only ten minutes to all-year surf at Dewata beach, 35 minutes to find anything you need at the small city centre of Galle, and two hours from the international airport in Colombo.
a year full of surprises ahead of us
After running yoga teacher trainings at what must be ten or more different venues, we designed this space to be as practical as possible to make teaching here effortless and enjoyable. We have a series of amazing things planned this year (Covid permitting of course).