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about us


Get away to our idyllic retreat which is set right on the beach on the southern tip of one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Find peace and relaxation doing the yoga you love with our Yoga Alliance trained and certified yoga teachers.


The area is called Hikkaduwa [pronounced: HICK-CUD-DOO-WA] and it’s an area that’s famous for yoga and Ayurveda treatments.

In the retreat itself we offer you a teacher-led yoga session twice a day, three or six days a week whilst you stay in our exquisite air-conditioned rooms.


We teach traditional hatha yoga which is known throughout the world and forms the basis of styles such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Therapeutic and Iyengar.

Our Yoga Alliance trained and certified teachers can show you new postures and help you to perfect the ones you already know.

Spoil yourself, properly, at Hot Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka.



the yoga

the yoga

      We offer daily yoga sessions twice a day, three or six days a week depending on the retreat booked. Each session is sixty to ninety minutes long and held in the natural heat of 30-35 deg centigrade.

During the sessions, the basics of yoga and meditation will be explored. A balanced mix of styles will be practised depending on the group using elements of hatha, vinyasa, flow, ashtanga restorative and therapeutic yoga.

Pranayama, relaxation, and cleansing techniques will form part of the programme to achieve peacefulness and well being.

the teacher

      Our yoga instructors are Leticia Receptor (pictured), Monica Bodenham and Nichi Green.

Our teachers RYT500 and RYT200 qualified, Yoga Alliance registered and experienced teachers.

Leticia will teach traditional Hatha Yoga, Hatha Flow, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga. She can also teach and demonstrate advanced postures on request.

Monica – with over 20 years yoga teaching experience will teach Astanga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga. Specialises in personal, tailor-made and one-to-one as well as group practises.


Our programme is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners of yoga.

the retreat

the retreat

Hot Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka is one of a kind. Set on a white sand beach looking out onto the Indian Ocean, the retreat nestles within a tropical garden full of fruits, flowers, trees and coconuts.

The retreat (pictured) is run as a family business and has been serving travellers from all over the world for over a decade. A series of yoga retreats are offered throughout the year exclusively to guests who book through our hot-yoga-retreat website.

A five minute walk from the ocean, the retreat is at the heart of Hikkaduwa beach, one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka.

Here you can be inspired and focus deeply on your practice whilst surrounded by like-minded people from all over the world.

the rooms

All of our rooms are cooled by sea breeze, ceiling fans and air conditioning.

The rooms are cleaned every day and have capacious nets to protect you from the few mosquitos that can survive so close to the ocean.

Every single one of our rooms has access to a veranda and each comes equipped with a wifi connection in case you need to check in with life at home.

The retreat has a lock box available for your use.

the food

In the retreat our goal is to serve the freshest, healthiest food you can get, every day.

The choice includes meat, fish and vegetarian meals, home-grown Sri Lankan curry dishes as well as Western options too.

After each yoga session you can choose between a fruit juice made in our juice bar or coconut water from a coconut growing on our grounds supplied on request.

Our Bed & Breakfast offer includes breakfast. Lunch and dinner are always listed on our daily menu. You’re welcome to sample some of the local restaurants which offer the finest quality fish straight out of the ocean as well as quality European cuisine.


finding us

We are on the southern coastline of Sri Lanka about 70 kilometers from Colombo.

We don’t book flights but we can recommend a travel agent for groups. Please contact us for more details.

You will need to fly to Sri Lanka’s main airport which is called Bandaranaike International Airport (IATA Airport Code: CMB).

It can be a long flight so if you leave on a Saturday, you’ll arrive on the Sunday and have time to rest.

For the six day retreat, the yoga sessions start on the Monday.

before you fly

You’ll need to get a visa to visit Sri Lanka. They cost $30.

You can get the visa online at the Sri Lankan embassy website.

If you plan to stay for more than 30 days you can extend your VISA for up to 90 days at the VISA office in Colombo for a fee (maximum $100).

One last thing: you’ll need to be sure that you have at least six months remaining on your passport after your scheduled departure date from Sri Lanka to get the visa.

after you land

We can arrange transport for you from the airport to the retreat if a group of five arrive at around the same time.

Otherwise a taxi from the airport to the hotel costs $75.

Please let us know exactly when you plan to arrive.


the dates


These classes are only offered to beginners and experienced students who book through our website. There will be no drop in or casual yoga classes offered at our retreats at the moment due to teacher availablity.

Groups or 5 of more are welcome with or without their own yoga teacher. Please check with the website for special group rates.

Teacher led Yoga classes have to be pre-booked. Participants have to be our resident guests for the six day or three day period.

We look for a minimum of five people for each course to run. If there are less than 5 for a retreat those who have booked the course can stay as a guest and take part in other activities like excursions, surfing, kiting etc.

It’s also possible to stay on for longer after the end of the retreat as a holiday guest if you wish.

Please let us know and we can arrange it for you.


the prices

For all our retreats, we take payment via Paypal or bank transfer to our UK bank account.

The prices for our three night retreat packages are USD 600 for a double room and USD 400 for a single room.

This includes:

  • A nights stay our luxury retreat on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Two sixty minute yoga sessions twice a day

The all-inclusive prices for our six night retreat packages are USD 800 for a double room and USD 600 for a single room.

This includes:

  • Six nights stay at our luxury retreat
  • A fresh, healthy breakfast every morning
  • Two sixty minute yoga sessions twice a day


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