8-Day Women’s Yoga and Surf Retreat in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

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Eat. Yoga. Surf. Repeat. Now that sounds like our type of getaway. Set on a quiet beach in the small seaside town of Mirissa in Sri Lanka, this retreat is a little piece of paradise on earth. Here, sun and sea worshipers can enjoy relaxing yoga in the jungle yoga shala and thrilling surf sessions at some of the best spots in the area. With small and intimate classes, it's an ideal retreat for beginners that are still finding their balance in the practice. There's also night meditation and a complementary massage to look forward to.
Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners
Surf sessions
1:4 instructors to students ratio
Daily breakfast and dinner
Yoga classes
Plenty of time to stroll by the beach
1 massage included
Surf & Yoga Mirissa is a female hostel in Mirissa that has ISA certified surf school for beginner and intermediate surf coaching, surf guiding programs, and in-house surf photography and videography. You will enjoy not only yoga but also surfing! Enjoy the balanced package in Sri Lanka!

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Café
Lounge
Terrace
Air-conditioned rooms
Garden
Restaurant
Library
Surf & Yoga Mirissa is located in the third bay of Mirissa, which is a quiet end of busy Mirissa Beach. With just a hop from the beach, you reach a beautiful little bay meant for snorkelling, sun and sea bathing, or reading a book under a coconut tree. 

You can take a beach stroll to the left and reach the main beach, which has many restaurants, or do a small hike to the left and reach the hilltop to visit the other beach and the temple or observe the sunset. 

They are three surf spots in the third bay itself. On the left, you will find Parrot Rock break, Mirissa Beach, and point breaks, giving any level of surfer a great choice. Sri Lanka’s southwest coast is a wave garden with more than 15 surf spots accessible within easy reach from the camp, with most of the breaks located within 10 minutes.

The accommodation
Surf & Yoga Mirissa is housed in a beautiful charming garden. The jungle is the backyard, where monkeys roam around freely. There are six rooms in total, aptly named after surfing moves and yoga postures. Facilities at the surf camp include a café, restaurant, surf shop, chill-out lounge, carom, cards, hula-hoop, skip the rope, hammocks, snorkelling equipment, surf movies, slacklining, book library, yoga mats, and badminton.

Aerial
This wooden cottage probably has the best view of the thick jungle and beyond. This is a triple room with a double bed and a single room with an extra-large, private balcony.

Balasana
This is an air-conditioned family room with a queen-sized bed and a single bed. A baby cot can be provided on request for an extra fee. The room has a jungle view over the fence. It also has a private balcony with chairs and a couch, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Cutback
This is the first-floor triple room with a marble floor, a queen-sized bed, and an extra single bed. It has a private balcony with a view across the footpath to the gate.

Floater
This is a standard triple room with a view over the garden. It has a large sofa bed on its private balcony as well. With marble floors and a lush view, guests love this room. The room has a queen-sized bed and a single bed.

Suvasana
This air-conditioned room is a comfortable triple room with a private balcony with a nice view over the jungle in the backyard. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities.

Virasana
This is a wooden cottage with a double room with a smaller private balcony, ocean view, and air conditioning. It is ideal for a couple looking for a cosy hang-out.

Food

Breakfast menu
  • Light: Lots of fruits, curd, muesli, treacle
  • Porridge bowl: Porridge, fruiters, casa, dates
  • Pancake: Banana/choc/coconut/peanut butter/plain/pineapple, fruits
  • Eggspressions: (Your style egg, toast, tomatoes, butter & jam) + fruits

Dinner menu 
Monday (Thai) 
  • Lemongrass & Ginger cordial 
  • Teriyaki tofu & vegetable satay kebabs 
  • Thai noodle salad
  • Mango & avocado "cheesecake"

Tuesday (Mexican)
  • Pina Colada mocktail
  • Chilli beans vegetable rice 
  • Large taco with guacamole
  • Chocolate brownie 

Wednesday (Sri Lankan)
  • Rosemary lemonade 
  • Sri Lankan style egg/plain/sweet hoppers
  • Watalappan (Sri Lankan jaggery pudding)

Thursday (Middle eastern) 
  • Watermelon Lemonade 
  • Falafel wrap
  • Beetroot hummus 
  • Tabouli salad 
  • A trio of mini sweets

Friday (Indian) 
  • Mango coconut lassi 
  • Chickpea masala 
  • Biriyani rice 
  • Pineapple chutney 
  • Tomato mint salad 
  • Sticky banana ginger & date cake with ice/ice cream.

Saturday (Burger night)
  • Ginger beer 
  • Smoked Burger 
  • Salad 
  • Sweet potato wedges 
  • Coconut lime panna cotta 

Sunday (Sri Lankan) 
  • Chai tea
  • Coconut roti 
  • Shall curry 
  • Coconut sambol 
  • Curd & honey / fruits 
Different diet requirements are catered for.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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All rooms are in a shared house. Prices are based on an 8-day, 7-night stay.  Different lengths of stay also available. Please enquire for more details
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Program

During this program, you will enjoy surf lessons with certified ISA Level 1 surf instructors. The yoga sessions will be led by Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructors.

Jungle Yoga Shala
Surf & Yoga Mirissa has a beautiful jungle yoga shala where you can practice on your own, and also they have daily yoga classes at 7.30 and 10.30 a.m. in the jungle, 4.30 p.m. beautiful sunset yoga class on the palm tree hill, and night meditation class on the rooftop. 

Surf & Yoga Mirissa offers regular mat yoga and Aerial yoga classes. All the teachers are Yoga Alliance certified. The teachers change on a regular basis, always giving a fresh energy every time for the yogi side of things.

Waves
The reason to run our surf camp in South Sri Lanka is because of the consistency of the surf as well as its favourable weather and winds. It rarely gets big and it rarely gets flat. There is always soft, friendly white water on the inside for building confidence on specific board skills and typically smooth, unbroken waves each morning, perfect for more experienced guests and level 2-3 surfers wishing to challenge themselves.

Surfing lesson
Simply put, Surf & Yoga Mirissa sticks to an upper limit of 1:4 instructors to students ratio. Also, it’s important to note that Surf & Yoga Mirissa does not mix ability levels, therefore you will feel more comfortable with your instructions.

Teaching ratio
  • Maximum group size for surfing, 5 students to 1 instructor
  • Maximum group size for mat yoga, 12 students to 1 instructor
  • Maximum group size for Arial yoga, 3 students to 1 instructor

Optional activities
  • City tours
  • Diving tours
  • Fishing tours
  • Hula hoop
  • Play carom, chess, Uno, omi, or cards
  • Skip the rope
  • Slacklining
  • Tea factory visits
  • Temple tours
  • Turtle watching at night
  • Visit the in-house surf shop
  • Whale watching

Instructors

Anupa Sharasi
Anupa
Anupa (Anu) is a ISA level 1 certified surf coach. He has been with Surf & Yoga Mirissa for over three years. He puts a lot of attention to the technique and he uses drills to teach better. He is passionate about teaching surf and it makes him happy when his students ride a green wave down the line and make some turns on the face.

Ruwan Sampath
Ruwan
Ruwan (Ale) is also the beginner and intermediate surf coach and guide. He's very patient and carries a smile always on his face. Coming from the reef break Madiha, a quaint little beach town, he brings his village surfing vibes into his instructions. This means that you will have a slower but solid improvement with your surfing skills over the time you stay with the team. He's also ISA level 1 certified surf coach. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 75% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
All rooms are in a shared house. Prices are based on an 8-day, 7-night stay.  Different lengths of stay also available. Please enquire for more details
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