8-Day Yoga and Guided Meditation Retreat in Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Suitable for intermediate and beginner practitioners
2 daily yoga classes
6 daily activities included in the program
Unlimited water, juice, coffee, and tea
Daily guided meditation sessions
Full board, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Take time off for yourself and relax
Welcome to Welikande Estate, it is located in the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka, near Kandy. The ideal place to reconnect with yourself, surrounded by the beauty of nature. A place that really feels like home, check out the views. Welikande Estate Wellness specializes in hosting all-inclusive yoga retreats especially created for those who want a short break from the stresses of the world and to reconnect with their inner self. We take a careful gentle approach to ensure our guests always feel safe and comfortable yet leave feeling more connected with your true self, lighter and grounded. The aim is for you to feel relaxed and at home, combined with rest, activities, and laughter to provide as much or as little for you to do as you wish.

Accommodation

Mountain and Nature setting
Caters for vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, lactose-free, and vegan diets
Café
Dining area
Garden
Lobby
Luggage room / storage
Multilingual staff
Restaurant
Special menu request
Yoga deck
Car rental
Free parking
Laundry and ironing/ironing board
Meeting room
Wedding
Concierge desk
Environmentally friendly
Kitchen
Lounge
Meditation garden
Picnic area
Smoke-free property
Terrace
Yoga shala
Conference room
Free Wi-Fi
Medical assistance
Tour assistance
Outdoor shower
This holiday is located within the Knuckles Mountain Range in the central region of Sri Lanka. Your rooms have views of the mountains and/or Victoria Lake. Welikande Estate has trusted expert English speaking guides who will take you on the treks that they offer, or drive you around to the temples, botanical gardens, tea plantations, etc.

Their yoga shala has the best views of Victoria Lake - the sunsets from this space are not to be missed! Wake up early enough to be gifted with the most glorious sunrise over the mountains, you will know you have found your personal bit of paradise.

There is a town within walking distance, where you can walk to find snacks if you want to explore. Otherwise, Welikande Estate is happy to arrange a driver if you want to go explore or go to Kandy.

The venue
Shared twin room or double room
This is a room with two twin beds or a double bed. Perfect for a couple of friends or you will be matched up with another single person of the same gender who will share the room with you.

Luxury single room
A private deluxe room for the single person that would like to enjoy their retreat in luxury. This is a deluxe room with a large en-suite bathroom, a patio overlooking the mountains, and a very comfortable 4-poster Queen sized bed.

Food
The food is fresh, (it literally falls from the trees on the doorstep!) plant-based, and satisfying. Welikande Estate cooks a creative vegan and vegetarian menu that is designed according to Ayurveda to nourish your body, and brain, and inspire you to live your best life! They are passionate about what they put on your plate because they know when you eat well you feel well.

It is part of their food philosophy to use ingredients that cause no harm to animals or the environment and use local produce so you can enjoy what you eat with a clear conscious without compromising on taste. From their own exploration, they know that you can eat all of your favourite dishes and some exotic new ones too, without needing to use meat or dairy. 

Whether it’s a king coconut for breakfast, colourful bowls of exotic fruits, lunchtime snacks or an authentic Sri Lankan dinner you’ll be offered delicious, nutritionally balanced options that are bursting with flavour and the menus are flexible enough to accommodate any additional dietary requirements too. Please feel free to ask Welikande Estate!

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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Program

Join this 8-day retreat with morning Hatha yoga and afternoon meditation, Restorative, Yin, and yoga Nidra tailored to your own body and mind. A team of certified instructors who follow a very unique approach in teaching will make sure that you learn each asana (pose) with the correct alignment with breath and Drishti(gaze). The range of activities includes hikes with certified central province guides, an ayurvedic massage, and unique local experiences. Whilst at the property we nourish your body with wholesome Sri Lankan-style food cooked fresh for you by our talented chefs (vegetarian and vegan friendly).

Welikande Estate Wellness brings together a brilliant group of likeminded people - both the guests and the team (plus their three dogs; Whitey, Tinita, and Rocky) to build real connections and a sense of freedom to make your experience truly special for now, you will have to take their word for it or check out the reviews.

After your class, you will gather on the main house deck to sip Kola Kanda (a local health drink), while you look out over the views of the Knuckles Mountain Range. As breakfast begins, you will come together to begin your day with an array of local and western dishes. After breakfast, you will get ready to depart for your daily activity or if you simply want to relax in a hammock all day, Welikande Estate has hammocks set up overlooking the valley and lake. Lunch is included in all activities.

In the evening, you will join together again for a relaxing sunset yoga class, overlooking the lake as the sun sets over the mountains, which offers an incredible array of colours. You will meet again for a family-style dinner, with an abundance of dishes and of course dessert. Let them know when you're full because the food doesn't stop until you are satisfied! You will never go hungry here at Welikande.

You will end your day together in the yoga shala for a beautiful yoga Nidra session, also known as yogic sleep. They make sure that you go to bed feeling relaxed and at peace.

Please note that arrival is on Sunday afternoon, the day before your retreat starts. For your comfort, Welikande Estate Wellness have included this additional night as part of your package so you can settle in and meet everyone. This includes an afternoon yoga class, evening meal, and accommodation. On the last day of the retreat morning, yoga and breakfast are included, departure is at 10:00 a.m.

Excursions
  • Monday: Ayurvedic massage
  • Tuesday: Hiloya trek
  • Wednesday: Yoga Immersion
  • Thursday: Waterfall tour
  • Friday: Local experiences
  • Saturday: High Knuckles trek

Optional activities
  • 35 USD entrance fee for Sigiriya
Day 1
8am
Arrival day
Day 2
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.15am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Ready to depart for daily activities
1.30pm
Lunch
5pm
Restorative yoga class + Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
Dinner
Day 3
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.15am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Ready to depart for daily activities
1.30pm
Lunch
5pm
Restorative yoga class + Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
Dinner
Day 4
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.15am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Ready to depart for daily activities
1.30pm
Lunch
5pm
Restorative yoga class + Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
Dinner
Day 5
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.15am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Ready to depart for daily activities
1.30pm
Lunch
5pm
Restorative yoga class + Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
Dinner
Day 6
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.15am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Ready to depart for daily activities
1.30pm
Lunch
5pm
Restorative yoga class + Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
Dinner
Day 7
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.15am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
8.30am
Breakfast
9.30am
Ready to depart for daily activities
1.30pm
Lunch
5pm
Restorative yoga class + Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
Dinner
Day 8
7am
Energising morning yoga class
8.30am
Kola Kanda drink served on the dining deck
9am
Breakfast
10am
Check-out

Instructor

Veronika
Veronika
Veronika, Lithuanian, has been teaching since 2018. She has 2 Yoga certificates: Vinyasa Flow Yoga (RYT-200, Netherlands) and Multi-Style Yoga (RYT-200, India). In 2019, she led a yoga retreat for 1 year in Bali. Now, Veronika has moved to Sri Lanka, where she is leading the wellness experience and teaching daily yoga classes at Welikande Yoga Retreats.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 82% 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
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