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Paradise Found in Sri Lanka

September 20, 2018

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We’ve been dreaming of finding the perfect spot for a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka and boy did we ever.

We love this part of Sri Lanka, not just for its natural beauty but, equally, for the variety of rich and warm cultures it plays host to. Rukgala sits wonderfully close to lesser-known temples, lush green tea estates, the untouched mountains of The Knuckles and secluded villages that dot the shores of the Victoria Lake.

These surrounds make for a wonderfully mixed, and, dare we say it, authentically Sri Lankan experience during your time with us. We’d love to take you catamaran-fishing on the lake; send you off hiking to the caves of the Bambaragala Temple; and set you en route to plunge under waterfalls on tea estates in the foothills of the Knuckles.

March 17-23, 2019 // Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Sri Lanka


From Rukgala: Rukgala was conceived from a passion and enthusiasm for this very beautiful and still pretty unknown part of Sri Lanka. Out of a crumbly, empty old house we’ve fashioned something we hope will make an ideal sanctuary, both for those wanting extended retreat space and those just seeking a shorter escape in the hills.

Our goal has been to offer spaces where people can enjoy time together, experience a very honest and open side of Sri Lanka, and from which they can take something not so often found in the tourist guides.

While our focus has been to create something ideal for retreat leaders of all sorts, we’re equally keen to welcome guests traveling independently; those that will appreciate really great, healthy Sri Lankan food…active, occasionally even adventurous, days…and a uniquely restorative spot.

“I was so tired and worn out when I walked in. I am leaving totally refreshed, peaceful and absolutely healthy – Gosh do I have to leave? Loved every minute of the Glow Weekend. Thank you”

— THANUJ, APRIL 2, 2018

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“What a wonderful location, staff, food – made it feel like home. We were loud, demanding & all over the place, however the hosts were always smiling & pleasant. The best place for a yoga retreat. We are definitely coming back.”


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“A truly magical and spiritual space which envelops you entirely in the healing and energising powers from our beloved mother Earth. The space and design is so beautifully achieved, the food divine (especially the gluten-free bread!) and the staff very friendly and helpful. A perfect coming together of a very special space. Thank you for hosting us.”

— LISA, APRIL 22, 2018

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“Incredible, magical, mystical. RUKGALA. Thank you for an amazing weekend of great service, community and inspiration.”

— PRAVEEN, APRIL 22, 2018

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“Guys this place is just amazing and I am so grateful for being here for this weekend and being able to have the space with amazing people! The food is/was just the best, the staff, surrounding, everything. Good luck with everything and so looking forward to coming back.”

— TILLY, APRIL 22, 2018

“We came over as a team of 14 from Dubai & absolutely fell in love with Rukgala! Totally zenned out and grateful for this experience. Thank you!”

— NADIA, APRIL 17, 2018


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Upcoming Trip: March 17-23, 2019 // Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Sri Lanka