new year's retreat

yoga retreat sri lanka

new year’s special edition

Sri Lanka is open for travel & yoga

If you’ve been fully vaccinated all you need is a negative test 72hours prior to arrival and you’re in. If you haven’t, you’ll need to spend two weeks at one of the many level one hotels. Learn more about the new regulations on the official government website here.

dance into the New Year with us

Our retreat is an all-inclusive, live-in, one-week escape into nature, held at our new venue Lanka Yoga on Koggala Lake. Learn and practice yoga, nourish your body with healthy plant-based food, and tune into deep conversations as you come together with like-minded friends in our little paradise.
Our objective is to deepen and progress your yoga practice while allowing time to relax, reconnect with yourself, and explore this magical island. So join this escape into nature and start 2022 with ease and joy.

2021
December 29 January 4 | Special New Year’s edition

about the retreat

Each day starts with an energising two-hour Yoga Synergy practice. After breakfast, you have the option to join our group activities, including surfing, excursions to the beach or a boat tour. Alternatively, you can stay at Lanka Yoga to enjoy the garden, relax at the pool, or treat yourself to a massage. The evening practise is varied, with yoga, workshops and journaling happening on different nights. On New Year’s Eve, our chef Mangala will cook us an extra special dinner.

The yoga program is based on the principles of Yoga Synergy

Yoga Synergy is a practice founded on traditional yoga but approached with a modern understanding of human physiology and anatomy. Influenced by the forgotten yoga’s of China and Japan, this practice focuses on the how and why of movement and flowing practices which look a lot like Qi Gong. Find more details about the yoga and the teachers in our info pack here.

The food is all vegan – all delicious

The all-vegan food is prepared by our chef, Mangala. Much of the spices and veggies come from Lanka Yoga’s garden.
The food is refreshingly varied, with unique dishes served every day.

Treat yourself

Massages are available with our Ayurvedic specialist, or our friend Franco, for the entirety of the retreat. Franco’s profound way of working with the body and emotion complements the approach to yoga and offers an opportunity to further grow in this experience. Learn more about Franco here.

Different activities available each day

There are many places to go when using Lanka Yoga as a base. There are beaches, restaurants, cafes, and more in the local area. The Lanka Yoga team organizes different activities every day for you to join. You’re more than welcome to spend your free time exploring on your own or just enjoying the venue. 

your retreat week

What’s included

  • 6-nights accommodation at Lanka Yoga with lake view from each room –
    view all the wonderful accommodation options below
  • Vegan breakfast, dinner and light lunch
  • Twice daily yoga and mediation including workshops
  • Interesting and interactive emotional intelligence exercises, guided journaling, and practical philosophy discussions throughout
  • 60min Ayurvedic massage treatment
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • Boat tour on Koggala Lake
  • Unlimited filtered water and tea

*Not included are flights, travel insurance and transport.

 

Want more? Optional activities include

  • Surf and/or surf lessons at Sri Lanka’s best surf points
  • Local excursions to Galle fort and Unawatuna
  • Day Trip to Hiriketiya, Dickwella, or Secret Beach
  • Massage treatments: Ayurvedic, Bodywork and more
  • Consultation and treatment with our Ayurvedic doctor
  • Sri Lankan cooking classes
  • Safari tours to see the elephants, leopards and many more native animals of Sri Lanka
  • Checking out the south coast’s most picturesque beaches 

Of course, there’s plenty of free time to relax by the pool or on the beach

rooms & prices

lake view from each room

Four-person superior shared 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.

898€ per person

Two-person superior shared 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.

1055€ per person

Single deluxe room

These brand-new 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 rooms 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.

1250€ per person

*€300 EUR non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your room. *All prices are per person in EUR + conversion fees not included.
*Payment in full required 30 days prior to the retreat. This retreat is non-refundable. Your deposit can be transferred to any other upcoming retreat date, in case of covid restrictions

FAQ’s

How much yoga can I expect on this retreat?

We offer two yoga classes a day that are up to two hours long. These classes are more than just practice, they involve experimentation, workshopping, and some time for deep relaxation. Even with this much yoga, there is still plenty of time for leisure, adventure or reading your favorite book.

Can I come alone?

Of course! You can come to this retreat as a couple, a group, or by yourself. We have three room options, you can stay by yourself, or share with one, or three others.

How far is it to the beach?

At Lanka Yoga that we are about a five-minute tuk-tuk ride to Habaraduwa beach, and then you’re on the endless south coastline. There are beaches for everyone, from beautiful views, to white sand and calm seas and of course, world famous surf for all levels. Cabalana and Dewata, surf beaches for different levels are about 15 minutes away.

Seasonal information

The weather in South Sri Lanka is tropical, which means there is a dry and wet season throughout the year. From May until October it is wet season, during this time it rains regularly, and the temperature usually drops a little. The rest of the year is sunny and mostly dry with more occasional rain. Temperatures are fairly constant all year round, with with average temperatures of around 25-30°C.
7.00 –   9.00 am | Morning Asana and Meditation
9.00 – 10.00 am | Breakfast
10.00 –  1.00 pm | Review, workshops and lectures
1.00 –   3.00 pm  | Lunch/Free Time
3.00 –   4.00 pm  | Something different and exciting
4.00 –   5.00 pm  | Lectures and workshops
5.00 –   6.00 pm  | Practice teaching work
6.00 –   6.30 pm  | Closing circle
7.00 pm onwards   | Dinner and free time

What if I have a special diet?

All food served at Lanka Yoga is vegan, so no need to worry if you’re plant based, vegetarian or anything similar. We also offer a gluten free option for every meal. If you have any other needs at all when it comes to food, please let us know and our kitchen team will adapt the menu for you.

How do I get from the airport to Lanka Yoga during Covid?

If you’re fully vaccinated, you’ll only need to spend one day at a level one hotel to get your PCR and test negative. More information here.
You can stay at a level one hotel anywhere on the island, but of course its easiest to stay in Colombo, or near to us. We can help you find transport from the airport, and then from the level one hotel to Lanka Yoga the next day.

What travel documents do I need?

You’ll need a passport valid for a least six months after your planned departure date. You’ll also need your vaccine documentation if relevant. You’ll need to apply for a Sri Lankan visa before you fly as well.

Covid policies

In the event that the retreat needs to be postponed due to restrictions or outcomes of Covid-19 your place will be secured at a future retreat of your choosing.
Your deposit will not be refundable but rather transferable in this situation.

The Lanka Yoga team advises you to book flights only once you have insurance that will cover a postponement.

Due to the volatility of current events, changes may have to be made to details of the retreat like specifics of teachers. We reserve the right to do at any time. If accommodation has to be changed, we will do our utmost to provide accommodation of a similar or higher rating. If a significant change becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible.

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