the venue

yoga school & retreat center

reasons to come visit

a place of calm filled with laughter, fun, and adventure

The location: sunken in nature, whilst not at all isolated

We are only five minutes from Habaraduwa town and a fantastic beach. Ten minutes to surf at the world-famous Kabalana beach, 35 minutes to find anything you need at the small city centre of Galle and two hours from the international airport in Colombo.

The yoga hall: one of the most important spaces

Our yoga hall has different teaching styles in mind, with a large, comfortable, almost square shape and free of any pillars. It’s also hidden in the trees to encourage a calm atmosphere and has all the props you need to make teaching in any style effortless.

The space: 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 nature: being surrounded by wildlife

Lanka Yoga has an almost uninterrupted view of pristine Koggala lake from each room. You’ll see nothing but green and blue, with the occasional crocodile, swarm of eagles, and other wildlife that will make it feel like you’re living in a national park.

The vibe: not too serious, fun, cozy, just like home

Everything from the lighting, to the training of the staff, to the music we use in the venue are there to create a loving, calm yet energising vibe. This vibe, of course, is universal for most yoga retreats, but if you require a specific direction, we can make that happen too.

Sustainability: a big part of this project

We accept that the world is in a climate emergency and that the earth’s wilderness is diminishing, and we are doing our share to make a positive impact. It’s not all fluff either; we put our money where our mouths are and have invested in both high and low-tech sustainable solutions. Find out more ⇒

about the venue

our venue is sparse, on almost an acre of land fronting Koggala lake

The venue itself is one of a kind. Located on the water’s edge, we offer a calm alternative to the sometimes-hectic nature of the beachside options. Our generously spaced venue has open plan living, nooks and crannies, yoga spaces, gardens, trees, a substantial vegetable garden and more.  We have space for up to 25 guests with an optimum capacity of 20 spread over nine rooms. Our venue is purpose-built for nature-loving yoga retreats and trainings.

Lanka Yoga is on Koggala lake in a little-known village of Duwa

Our location puts us at the first of South Sri Lanka’s famous surf beaches. We are just five minutes from the white sandy beach at Habaraduwa town, only ten minutes to all-year surf at Dewata, 35 minutes to find anything you need in the small city of Galle, and two hours from the international airport in Colombo.

we have three buildings on site

The villa we inherited and have modified to have five large bedrooms, open plan living and eating, a decking and infinity pool overlooking the lake, and many hidden nooks and crannies. The second building is our hidden guest block under the grass next to the villa, here four smaller individual rooms look out over the lake with a generous balcony area. Our third building is our yoga shala building. Where above our own little living space, is a purpose build 110sqm yoga shala, storage, office, communal bathrooms and massage space.

the rooms

lake view from every room

VILLA superior suite/family room

These are our two massive upstairs rooms with a huge balcony in the villa that holds up to four people.  As with all our rooms these rooms have fantastic views of the lake, and massive bathrooms fit to share between four.

These rooms also have AC to keep everyone cool at night. The perfect accommodation for families or for those travelers who want to meet other people and make some close friends. We have found for our trainings and retreats these rooms are the most requested. These rooms can fit groups of two, three, or four guests with comfort.

VILLA superior room

Upstairs in the villa, we have two smaller rooms fit for two people each. These rooms share the same fantastic view, massive balconies, huge bathrooms and have AC. 

The twin share option is well-liked for retreats and training for couples or guests wanting privacy and some interaction. These rooms though are also possible to have as single occupancy with a queen-size bed.

LAKE FRONT deluxe room

These brand-new rooms are hidden under the grass area as you enter the central part of Lanka Yoga. We decided not to lose any green space in building these new rooms, which allowed us to experiment with a more sustainable building model. This means these rooms are cooled by being built into the ground with their green roof. These rooms stay cool year-round, without the need for air conditioning. 

These are our most affordable rooms designed for a couple or solo traveler. They have a splittable king bed, with everything else you could need to be both comfortable and cool. In front of these rooms, you have a low view of Koggala lake over the tops of the mangrove trees, with a large natural balcony in front to relax.

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