Well-being and Yoga on the South Coast

If wellness is at the top of your list, there are plenty of spots on the South Coast where you can relax your mind, body and soul.

Hidden in the jungle in a magical location near Galle, Sri Yoga Shala is a holistic retreat with visiting practitioners from all over the globe. This beautiful retreat offers daily classes in yoga, meditation and well-being, as well as workshops and special events. Feel at one with nature as you’re surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. It’s not unusual for a monkey or two to swing past the shala as you stretch!

Further along the coast you will find Soul & Surf Sri Lanka in Ahangama. They offer drop-in yoga classes,daily Vinyasa Flows and so much more in their beautiful wooden shala. Many classes are especially tailored to help surfers relax their minds and their sore muscles before or after a day on the waves.

There are a number of exquisite spas on the South Coast where you can feel pampered from head to toe. The Amangalla in Galle Fort has a beautifully appointed spa area, with a luxurious colonial feel. Each treatment includes time in “The Baths” to give you time to relax in the hydro, sauna or steam room either before or after your massage or Ayurvedic healing.

Galle Fort Spa is another place in the Fort where you can unwind and enjoy a range of treatments. The spa is located in an 18th century house and has been refurbished in an elegant minimalist style. All massages have been created by owner Lucy, who has many years of experience, training in Australia and Asia.

If you’re staying further east,the UTMT (underneath The Mango Tree ) Hotel Spa in Dikwella is one not to be missed. Set on a hill facing the sea, the UTMT Spa & Beach Resort offers an individual Ayurveda panchakarma (5 different kinds of purification) program under the guidance of a highly experienced Ayurvedic doctor.

If you’re looking for something a little different, You Are The Sea is a therapeutic program based on holistic bodywork, taking place both on land and in the sea itself. The massage is abstract and organic, “a complex yet unstructured composition where rhythms and intensities are masterfully created”. Long integrative strokes are paired with detailed deep tissue work, making it a truly unique experience.

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