Uplifting yoga & sunshine retreat, Sri Lanka

16 - 23 March 2025

Cost from £1095

Teacher Emma Arscott


About Sri Devi Retreat

Immerse yourself deeply and open up to new possibilities through your breath, body and soul on an uplifting and sun-filled adventure in Sri Lanka.

Sri Devi is situated on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, a coastline dotted with tea plantations, Buddhist temples and stunning beaches with unforgettable sunsets. This luxurious and spacious retreat is hidden away, overlooking paddy fields with the sounds of wildlife and the occasional chanting of monks in the far distance. The turquoise blue sea and the city of Galle are just a short tuk tuk ride away.

The retreat centre has over 2.5 acres of tropical garden with a large pool, a spa and both an indoor and an outdoor covered lounge area. The outdoor yoga space is covered and close to the paddy fields, amongst the wildlife.

Retreat programme

There will be two yoga classes with Emma each day. Each morning will begin with a dynamic flowing yoga practice, opening the body and attuning the mind to the breath.

After the morning session there will be an abundance of fruits and a healthy and filling breakfast. There will be several hours in the day to yourself, where you can head off to one of the nearby sandy beaches, take a treatment with a therapist, a ride to the nearby shops, cafes and restaurants or simply relax by the pool.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more gentle and restorative practice dedicated to nourishing yourself, including restorative postures, meditation and yoga nidra.

The retreat begins on Sunday 16 March at 7pm with a welcome meal. The last class will be on the evening of Saturday 22 March followed by a farewell meal. Five evening meals are included, leaving two nights free for dining out. There's no yoga on travel days and there will be one yoga free day during the week when you can explore or take one of the excursions offered.

Things to do

Sri Devi Retreat is tucked away near a village and surrounded by nature and wildlife. For peaceful days it is the perfect place to simply relax with an in-house spa offering massages and treatments.

If you want to head out to the beach it's a short tuk-tuk ride to the sea. There are several beaches to choose from - some lively with music and entertainment, others quieter and expansive for watching the sun go down.

For those who want to explore and see the sights of Sri Lanka there are plenty of excursions and trips to choose from such as a wild elephant safari in Yala National Park or a sunrise boat trip to see blue whales. A tour of a famous 19th century tea estate and magnificent boat trip to Cinnamon Island. Or an evening out in Galle with a walk around the historical fort.


Accommodation & food

The villas at Sri Devi are luxurious, comfortable and very spacious with twin, double or triple beds. Each has its own tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and counter with sink, a large bathroom and private terrace.

Breakfast each day and dinner on 5 evenings are included. Leaving you free in the day to head to the beach or take a trip and have dinner out on 2 evenings. The chef at Sri Devi cooks amazing, regionally inspired Sri Lankan cuisine, using locally sourced produce.


Client Reviews

My time at Sri Devi fully revitalised both my mind and body. Sri Devi was a difficult place to leave. I could not have asked for or expected any more from a retreat. I feel very lucky to have had this incredible experience in such a beautiful place with such a brilliant instructor.
The Sri Devi villas was a stunning location, offering comfortable accommodation with a delightful pool and delicious food, not to mention the abundance of wildlife in the gardens and surrounding area. we were also offered massages at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone, whatever their level.
The retreat has been fab, just what I needed. The Sri Devi retreat is so beautiful and one of the loveliest places I’ve ever stayed. Total luxury. I have loved my room, The teaching was wonderfully varied and at times challenging. The staff looked after us with so much care and love. It’s a very difficult place to leave.

Uplifting yoga & sunshine retreat, Sri Lanka, 16 - 23 March 2025


Single occupancy villa £1395
Shared twin or double villa £1195
Shared triple villa £1095
Prices are per person

Two yoga classes each day (no yoga on travel days & one yoga free day)
Your accommodation & daily breakfast
Five dinners at Sri Devi

Lunch and dinner on two evenings are not included in the cost to give you the option of dining out as a group or individually and to explore the array of affordable places to eat at the local beach resorts and tavernas.

Airport transfers are not included.

If you haven't seen this part of Sri Lanka before you might want to consider travelling on.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Arrival is on Sunday 16 March and departure on Sunday 23 March 2025.

Although there are many options for flights to Sri Lanka it is best to book early to get the best deals. A good starting point for exploring flight options is www.skyscanner.net

The best airport to fly into is Colombo. The journey from here takes about 2 to 2.5 hours.