Yoga in Sri Lanka – Our 2023 Selection of Luxury Villas
The Ultimate Guide for your Luxury yoga Retreat in a Sri Lankan Villa
Best luxury villas for yoga in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has a wide range of beautiful villas with different amenities and located in varied areas of the island. You can have Villas in Sri Lanka that are suitable for families, as they have tailor-made services (such as nanny services) or special rooms for kids and other amenities (bunk beds, toys, games, TV rooms), or that are located in front of quiet and safe beaches. Other villas are great for surfers, because they are strategically located near great surfing spots and near beaches that offer specific services for surfers, such as surfing classes or surfing board rental.
Sri Lanka has recently experienced an important increase in Yoga-friendly accommodation, providing professional and certified Sri Lankan Yoga teachers, as well as internationally-recognised Yoga instructors. The South Coast – as well as the Central Provinces of Sri Lanka – has special centres organising Yoga Retreats where they specialise in Yoga teacher training courses in Sri Lanka.
Whether you wish to practice traditional Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga or many more, you will be able to find suitable instructors and facilities all around the island.
What if you prefer to enjoy a private Villa holiday with a Yoga experience included in your stay? In this post, we are recommending a list of best yoga villas in Sri Lanka.
What do we mean with Yoga Villas?
Our selection of best yoga villas in Sri Lanka includes those villas that can provide professional instructors, Villas that allow or organise themselves yoga retreats and that have a dedicated area and Yoga Shala. These facilities are essential for Yoga practitioners, while they are holidaying in a Sri Lankan Villa.
VILLA 16 – TALALLA
A 7-bedroom Villa with a stunning view of Talalla Beach.
Number of Rooms: 6 doubles + 1 twin.
Yoga Shala size: 258” x 240” (6.5×6.5 metres).
This contemporary beachfront Villa is located on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Southern Coast. The villa has a special 258″x 240″ (6.5 x 6 mts) Yoga Studio, where guests can practice yoga. Guests can also take up yoga lessons during their stay in Sri Lanka (best arrange in advance). If you wish to combine the Villa holiday with a Yoga Teacher Training program, this is a great choice, as it is conveniently located near a local resort that provides this program to local and international yoga practitioners.
VILLA 77 – GALLE
A 7-bedroom luxury villa ideal for yoga retreats
Number of Rooms: 5 doubles, 2 twins.
Sleeps: up to 17 guests with extra beds in rooms.
Yoga Shala size: 652 sq feet (60 square metres). Manages comfortably 13 students, including the teacher.
This stunning 7-bedroom Villa in Sri Lanka is located only a 15-minute drive to the beaches of Galle and Unawatuna and it is the ideal place for a Yoga retreat in Sri Lanka. Conveniently located few kilometres from the Southern Beaches of Sri Lanka, the villa is set in a lush tropical garden, surrounded by wildlife and tranquillity. A perfect location for a Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka.
This Dutch-style colonial Villa has been also recommended by Travel magazines such as Conde Nast Traveller and Harper’s Bazaar and provides a unique and luxurious home-from-home experience. The villa is fully staffed, with a chef on hand and warm service from the villa’s staff.
VILLA 30 – TANGALLE
A luxury 5-bedroom Villa near Tangalle, designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Number of Rooms: 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 triple.
Yoga Shala size: 300″x 228″ (7.62 x 5.8 metres).
Villa 30 is a luxury five-bedroom villa near Tangalle, located in a privileged spot, a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Villa provides Yoga classes on request and a special 300″x 228″ (7.62 x 5.8 mts) yoga pavilion perched on the top of the hill with inspiring easterly views across the garden and out to sea. Overlooking the bay at the bottom of the garden, the pool terrace floats amongst the rocks. What underpins this villa and makes it an absolute pleasure, is the intelligence with which Geoffrey Bawa designed it. The natural airflow that glides up the hill and through the open face, refreshes every corner and keeps the space cool, making it an ideal place for open-air Yoga practices.
VILLA 26 – DIKWELLA
A luxury 7-bedroom Villa in Dikwella
Number of Rooms: 1 Family Suite, 3 Doubles, 1 Twin, 6 Bunk beds.
Sleeps: 10 adults or 8 adults and 6 children
Yoga Shala size: 336″x 276 (8.5 x 7 metres)
This seven-bedroom Villa is one of our favourites and has a great pool with a 20-meter water slide that falls into a plunge pool, making it also one of the best family friendly villas in Sri Lanka. Discreetly positioned further down the garden, is a stunning and spacious 336″x 276 (8.5 x 7 mts) Yoga pavilion with wonderful views out to sea. The beautifully landscaped garden ensures this is a gentle and quiet area perfect for yoga and meditation, whilst hammocks swing between the palm trees, down by the beach.
VILLA 17 – GALLE
A luxury inland Villa with 6 bedrooms and a dedicated Yoga shala.
Number of Rooms: 6 Doubles.
Sleeps: 12 adults
Yoga Shala size: 240″ x 144″ (approximately 6 x 3.7 metres)
Travelling up to this remarkable house and beautifully manicured 8-acre tea estate which also has cinnamon, pepper and fruit groves – the track is bordered by a stunning stone wall dividing the pineapple plants, mango and avocado trees on one side with a carpet of perfectly tended tea on the other. A superb collaboration between the English owners and an acclaimed Sri Lankan architect has evolved to create this truly spectacular tropical paradise.
Below the Garden House is the recently appointed Yoga shala with breathtaking views across the jungle canopy to the faraway hill on the horizon. The Yoga shala measures 240″ x 144″ (approximately 6 x 3.7 metres); the Villa provides also Yoga Mats. A truly luxury Yoga experience in Sri Lanka.
VILLA 64, GALLE
A 4-bedroom Villa, located 10 minutes from Unawatuna Beach in a tranquil rural setting.
Number of Rooms: 2 doubles, 2 twins
Sleeps: 8 adults.
Yoga Shala size: 14 x 21 ft (approximately 4.3 x 6.40 metres).
This lovely inland Villa is a peaceful four-bedroom retreat with a yoga shala and swimming pool, set in a rural area and surrounded by well-cultivated paddy fields. It is located a 10-minute drive to Unawatuna Beach and to the UNESCO Galle Fort. Ideal for a quiet Yoga Retreat for small groups, due to its tranquil location and surrounded by nature.
VILLA 109 – WELIGAMA
A 4-bedroom villa full of character, 100 metres from the beach.
Number of Rooms: 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single
Sleeps: 9 adults.
Yoga Shala size: up to 8 people comfortably.
This beautiful Villa in Weligama has four bedrooms and can accommodate up to 9 adults. One additional Z-bed for a child is available on request. All double beds are 4 poster and have mosquito nets. The Villa is located a two-minute stroll to the closest beach and has a very homely feeling.
The Villa has a list of great local yoga teachers who can come to the villa and take you through a class, whether you want to really work out or just practice some gentle stretches. The yoga shala can accommodate up to 8 adults comfortably.