Yoga Retreat

Lion's Rest Yoga and Surf Retreat


Week 1 : Sunday 8th July - Saturday 14th July

Week 2 : Sunday 26th August - Saturday 1st September

Week 3 : Sunday 23rd September - Saturday 29th September

Lion’s Rest Hotel is hosting three unique and intimate retreats this coming season - don’t miss out!  We are the area’s top-rated accommodation, facing directly onto unspoilt beach and the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with your Self through yoga and surf. Refresh, rejuvenate, relax and unwind in this unique landscape as we explore the four elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air.

This is definitely a Sri Lankan Yoga retreat with a difference, we aspire to ignite and enhance your inner creativity with a journey of stimulating yoga workshops, fun surfs in tropical waters and original activities connecting you with your natural surroundings.



 The Adventure


6 nights Premium Beach Front (both private and shared room with double beds available)

Yoga Sessions led by our Yoga Teacher Rachel:

4 x 90min Element based Yin/Yang Workshops

3 x 75 min Energising Vinyasa

3 x 75min Sunset Yin

4 x 15min Morning Guided Mediation

All Yoga Equipment (mats, straps, bolsters)

5 Surf Sessions guided by our ISA qualified instructors:

4 x Surf Lessons

1 x Sunset Surf


6 Breakfasts

4 Lunches Buffets

5 Dinner Buffets including our famous BBQ and Curry Buffets

Activities to Inspire Creativity through the Elements:

Opening + Closing Ceremony

Sunset Fire Pit

Beach Clean

Local Cookery Lesson

Sunset Kirtan

Due to the design of the retreat you will be given an opportunity for free time daily, in which we encourage you to do express your creativity individually. We will provide the resources for you to do such whether that be a free surf, journaling, drawing or simply just chilling by our pool.


The Food

We aim cater to all food needs. The majority of our carefully selected Menu will be vegan with some small additions of fish and dairy. We shop local with daily fresh produce. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so we can cater for you.


The Package

Our full package includes both Yoga and Surf, if you or your partner would like to join without partaking in an activity, we can be sure to accommodate you.  Both Yoga and Surf are suitable for everyone from beginners who will be learning their first ‘pop-up’ or ‘Down dog’ to those who wish to delve deeper into their yoga practice or surf technique.  A retreat is a fantastic opportunity for a solo adventure, don't worry if you are coming by yourself, we guarantee you will be leaving with an abundance of new friendships.




The Investment

Prices start from only 550GBP including all that is listed above

550GBP Private Pool Room (1 PAX)

550GBP Shared Deluxe Room with separate Double Beds (2 x 2PAX, 4 max)

600GBP Private Garden Room (1 PAX)

650GBP Private Deluxe Room (3 x 1PAX)

700GBP Superior Room with Private Balcony (1 PAX)

**50GBP discount for early birds (Book before end of March).

***Rates are available for friends or partners wishing to share a room, please note we are an intimate retreat and only have a certain availability. Enquire for more details.


Not Included:

Flights to Sri Lanka

Transfer from/to Colombo Airport (we can arrange this for you at an extra cost)

Sri Lankan Tourist Visa

Activities on Free Day including Transport, Lunch and Dinner

Travel Insurance

‘Extra’ Activities not already listed including Tours, Massages etc


The FAQ’s

Please visit the FAQ section of our website here for more information.



The Schedule

Our retreat begins on the Sunday, we invite guests to check-in from 2pm, and finishes on the following Saturday, checking out after our Closing Ceremony, any time after 12noon.

If you are interested in extending your stay with Lions Rest either prior or post Retreat, we are happy to accommodate you. Sri Lanka is a widely fascinating country and we encourage (if you have the time) to explore it further on your trip, we have a range of recommendations for you if you so wish.


2pm onwards  - Guests arrive

4pm - Opening Ceremony

5pm - Vinyasa

7pm - Dinner Buffet


7am - Mandala Yin/Yang workshop based on the Element (Fire, Earth, Water, Air) for that day

9am - Breakfast Buffet

10am - Surf Lesson

1pm - Light Lunch Buffet

2pm - Free Time

4pm - Activity based on Element + Yin Yoga

7pm  - Dinner Buffet


7am - Morning Vinyasa

9am - Breakfast Buffet



7am - Morning Vinyasa

9am - Breakfast Buffet

10am - Closing Ceremony

12noon - Guests depart


*Please note on Wednesday after our Morning Vinyasa Flow and Breakfast there will be a ‘Free day’ in which you can explore the local area and cuisine. We have a wide range of adventures you can go on solo or with your new found retreat friends, from a sunset Safari to a tour of Galle Fort. This ‘Free Day’ is excluded from the retreat schedule and so will be at your own expense.


The Adventure Awaits

Email rachel@lions-rest.com or fill in the contact form below to express your interest or secure your spot.

Go on, you know you want to!


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