Find a home in the fertile lands of Kandy where you can hear the songs of birds and feel the gentle breeze as you practice yoga in an open pavillion. 


Commune with nature, find peace and tranquility within.

Nurture the spirit and calm the mind in this 15 day retreat.


Find peace and balance here over your two week stay and learn tips and lessons that you can take home with you. 

Find a new level of joy and strength in your practice.


The retreat package includes your accommodations for 14 nights, all meals, daily yoga sessions, a waterfall tour, and cooking lessons.

Styles

  • Hatha Yoga
  • General Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
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Location

Kandy District, Sri Lanka

The sacred city of Kandy is an UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is considered to be the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Located at the center of Sri Lanka, Kandy is the second largest city located in the mountainous center of the island. The city has a compact downtown area surrounded by a beautiful tropical rainforest hill country on all sides with exotic animals running around in the wild. This city is the perfect place to experience and immerse oneself in Sri Lankan culture and cuisine while being surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.


There are plenty of places to discover in the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. One of which is the Temple of the Tooth which is open from dawn to dusk It houses a tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, and is consequently considered one of Sri Lanka's most holy shrines. Although you may not view the actual tooth itself, the casket within which it is said to be is displayed twice a day. The Bogambara lake is just a walk away next to the temple of tooth relic.


There is also the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage which has about 70 semi-tame elephants roaming freely around this wonderful sanctuary. You can also visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya which is known and considered to be the best botanical garden in Sri Lanka and one of the best in the region. It dates back to the ancient kings of the country although the British changed the look of it.


If you’re into something more active and adventurous, the Kandy district has large number of known treks. Within the Kandy city the short walk of Asgiri Maha Viharaya via Bahirawakande hill is an interesting path. Udawattakelle forest reserve in within the city limit, gives valuable walking in nature. The secret Walkers Forest upper Hantane trek is on special permission from the Municipal Council of Kandy. The famous Western Shrines of Kandy Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake temples and Embakke shrine are connected by a very scenic footpath.


From Bandaranaike International Airport. Take a tuk tuk from outside the airport or walk 1.2 km to the bus terminal. If you're just arriving in Sri Lanka, heading for Kandy, you can hire a taxi from one of the stalls in the arrivals hall at Colombo airport. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Food

All the food prepared is organic and freshly picked before each meal. It is vegetarian cookery at its best. The rice you eat is home grown and one of thirteen ancient Sinhala varieties organically farmed in the paddy fields across the river. The water you drink is sourced directly from an unpolluted mountain spring on the land.

Breakfast is taken in the dining pavilion which is open on four sides to the forest and the river. Steamed Manioc (cassava) with grated coconut, Gotukola mallun, Egg curry, pumpkin, sambol and Milk-rice are preceded by home grown pineapple, Papaya and guava.

The meals are cooked with great care and abiding by Ayurvedic principles to ensure you feel nourished and enlivened throughout your stay.

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Find a home in the fertile lands of Kandy where you can hear the songs of birds and feel the gentle breeze as you practice yoga in an open pavillion. 


Commune with nature, find peace and tranquility within.

Nurture the spirit and calm the mind in this 15 day retreat.


Find peace and balance here over your two week stay and learn tips and lessons that you can take home with you. 

Find a new level of joy and strength in your practice.


The retreat package includes your accommodations for 14 nights, all meals, daily yoga sessions, a waterfall tour, and cooking lessons.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Excursion
  • All Meals
  • Mats
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tour
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • Vegan
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Accommodations

Mud House at The Kandy Samadhi Centre

Mud House

Features different antique decorations which will truly touch your heart and soul. The mud houses are a little more rustic and close to the natural elements. They are equipped with a nature bathroom, open to the natural surrounding giving a heavenly and calming feeling where you can enjoy the freshness of the air and commune with Mother Earth.

Private Room at The Kandy Samadhi Centre

Private Room

A charismatic room with its own character and personality. Features different antique decorations which will truly touch your heart and soul. This room is spacious with nice surroundings and wonderful views. It is also equipped with a nature bathroom, open to the natural surrounding giving a heavenly and calming feeling where you can enjoy the freshness of the air and commune with Mother Earth.

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Kandy District, Sri Lanka

The sacred city of Kandy is an UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is considered to be the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Located at the center of Sri Lanka, Kandy is the second largest city located in the mountainous center of the island. The city has a compact downtown area surrounded by a beautiful tropical rainforest hill country on all sides with exotic animals running around in the wild. This city is the perfect place to experience and immerse oneself in Sri Lankan culture and cuisine while being surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.


There are plenty of places to discover in the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. One of which is the Temple of the Tooth which is open from dawn to dusk It houses a tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, and is consequently considered one of Sri Lanka's most holy shrines. Although you may not view the actual tooth itself, the casket within which it is said to be is displayed twice a day. The Bogambara lake is just a walk away next to the temple of tooth relic.


There is also the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage which has about 70 semi-tame elephants roaming freely around this wonderful sanctuary. You can also visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya which is known and considered to be the best botanical garden in Sri Lanka and one of the best in the region. It dates back to the ancient kings of the country although the British changed the look of it.


If you’re into something more active and adventurous, the Kandy district has large number of known treks. Within the Kandy city the short walk of Asgiri Maha Viharaya via Bahirawakande hill is an interesting path. Udawattakelle forest reserve in within the city limit, gives valuable walking in nature. The secret Walkers Forest upper Hantane trek is on special permission from the Municipal Council of Kandy. The famous Western Shrines of Kandy Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake temples and Embakke shrine are connected by a very scenic footpath.


From Bandaranaike International Airport. Take a tuk tuk from outside the airport or walk 1.2 km to the bus terminal. If you're just arriving in Sri Lanka, heading for Kandy, you can hire a taxi from one of the stalls in the arrivals hall at Colombo airport. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Venue   The Kandy Samadhi Centre
The Kandy Samadhi Centre, Venue for 15 Day Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Inside the entrance hall at Samadhi you are watched over by a silk tapestry depicting seven Buddhist monks each holding a lotus blossom in their hand. Each monk is a different shade of brown. Likewise, the cultural diversity of this island is reflected in the villagers, who form the core of what makes Samadhi run smoothly; they are unspoiled and courteous; every man, woman or boy will calmly break from sweeping the stone pathway, lighting the oil lamp or picking fresh produce for your lunch to wish you “Ayubowan!” the traditional Sinhala welcome which means “Let there be long life!”

Samadhi weaves its magic on you from the moment you enter through the massive Kandyan doorway set into stone. Suri mama, the soft-spoken guardian of Samadhi and its Manager, is there to greet you. He is also resident artist who is responsible for the murals of Tantric art on the walls.

The inspiration for the design and architecture was born of meditation. And so you willingly leave your city husk behind at the gates with no signal for mobile phones, it is the perfect opportunity to let nothing interrupt the sounds of forest birdsong, of tree frogs and crickets and the whisper of the breeze from the trees.


The thirteen pavilions, which lean out of the hillside, are veritable temples of tranquility. They are designed to make you feel you are the only person staying here. Privacy is everything. Yet there are no unnecessary walls. This results in a truly serene environment surrounded by urns, art and treasures dating back to a time Kandy was a Royal realm. Here everything is king-sized. The Indonesian teak bed in a double room is spacious enough to sleep three people comfortably. But even the smallest suite provides a four-poster bed to dream in.


This magnificent space on two levels is surrounded by lotus ponds, carp tanks and can hold 150 people with ease. It will make the ideal location for writers/artists/study workshop or seminars. From here breathtaking views of the Knuckles mountains (so named due to its five peaks which resemble a closed fist) reveal in the distance the town of Hanguranketa -where early traveler Robert Knox was once a resident.

The spacious verandahs of each suite of rooms give onto paddy fields, nearby mountains and bench terraces filled with herb gardens or pineapples. Bamboos reach out with their four-fingered leaves to fan a breeze at you. In the surrounding natural forest, Mango, Toddy Palm, Mahogany and Jak trees rub necks with giant bamboo, Avocado and Chinese Guava. The Kukul- Oya River meets the Hulu-Ganga, conveniently creating several spots for river bathing amongst the rocks and baby rapids. Here Plumbago (graphite) was found in lumps amongst the pebbles. But the locals had since been driven to eke out a meager living selling fruit and vegetables off roadside stalls.


To get to the center, You can ride an intercity air-conditioned bus from Colombo going to Kandy or take a hired taxi.