Camp Poe

Camp Poe is a boutique yoga retreat set in a luscious tropical garden based in Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Find your flow with Camp Poe!

Instructors 2

Ben Stevenson

Ben is a surf and yoga teacher from the UK and has been living in Sri Lanka for the past 2 years. He is a part owner of Camp Poe, and will also be hosting the yoga retreat with his business partner, Till. Ben is trained in Vinyasa yoga with Quantum Yoga's Lara Baumann.

Quantum Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)

Jessica Gray Lightley

Jess is from the UK and has dedicated her life to yoga. She now lives in Sri Lanka, where she teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. Jess is also a keen surfer!

Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Hatha Yoga)

Reviews 10

Jordan Schmidt

from Spain, December 2017

"Amazing yoga instructor "

I enjoyed all the classes , made me feel really relaxed and centered and really got to focus on my breathing

Sandrine Di Pasquale

from Spain, June 2018

"Endroit Idéal pour commencer son séjour"

Je suis arrivée pendant la saison basse pour la province du sud, le camp était assez calme en termes de fréquentation touristique mais idéale pour la pratique du yoga. J'ai adoré les 2 sessions quotidiennes avec Rocky, les escapades à Weligama pour surfer pendant la journée, les hôtes néo-zélandaises, Holy et Suzie qui sont devenues des amies !, les autres escapades au village pour aller chercher glaces et rottis... Le camp est parfaitement entretenu, les repas très copieux et absolument délicieux : nous avions un buffet composé de fruits locaux, pancakes,toasts, porridge et oeufs le matin et un repas en commun le soir, généralement un met local. Les chefs sri lankais sont excellents et adorent partager leurs recettes. café, thé et eau à volonté et souvent nous avions les restes des repas à déguster après une bonne session de surf pour le déjeuner. les cours de yoga sont dispensés dans un shala encerclé par les arbres, si bien qu'on se croirait dans la jungle. J'ai adoré ma semaine avec l'équipe et les quelques autres résidents, nous avons lié des liens sincères, je recommande vivement cet endroit pour une déconnexion intense et dépaysante !! Merci Camp Poe !!


from Sri Lanka, February 2018

I really like the camp atmosphere, the garden, the pool and the stuff.Surfing and yoga was awesome. The food was very good, especially breakfast and the rice and curry days.


from Germany, December 2017

Die Anlage ist wunderschön, die Atmosphäre im Camp ebenfalls. Der Pool und die Location waren ebenfalls super. Der Surflehrer war sowohl persönlich als auch professionell super.

Gitte Kronborg

from Denmark, August 2018

It is like to live in a small village and you feel like you are living as a family. You eat breakfast and dinner together every day and that is very cosy. Ben is so friendly and want to help you with everything if you have a question and the yoga practice with him is also excellent because he soon can feel which person your are and try to make the yoga practice for you and for the others. So there is yoga for anyone. Camp Poe is very nice decorated and good spots to sit and relax in every corner. The best recommendations here from me:)


from United States, July 2017

Testimonials 5

Julia & Christin

Trip Advisor website

We booked a full package for a week including yoga, surfing and a tent! It was our first week on Sri Lanka and it was a difficult one to move on after as we straight away fell in love with this place. It´s energy is so positive and relaxed. Ben, Till and the sri lankan family including "Mama" really give you the feeling you are coming to a home away from home. The tents are made for nature lovers. You can hear the monkeys and little squirrels, the birds and the wind. Really important fact: Extremely comfortable beds! And everything is surrounded by plants and palmtrees...just beautiful. Surfspots around the camp are available for every level. Within walking distance you´ll find "Sticks" and a beachbreak, which are both (depending on conditions) suitable for beginner to intermediate to pro. Within a 10 min TukTuk ride you´ll reach a bunch of different lefts, rights or beachbreaks. Ahangama for us was the perfect place to be. It isn´t too touristic but yet you get everywhere within 10-40 min by TukTuk or just 10 min walk into Ahangama village. We didn´t miss anything.

Yoga was very delightful and a perfect match with the surfing. Also the offered massages are great! ou can just totally be yourself at this camp, play music, draw, chill, read a book, sleep, play in the pool, play many options but you not gonna get bothered-all up to you. We got taught some Singhalese, hangdrum, drawing... Last but not least: food was insanely delicious!!! Breakfast is the best we could find on the island! I could go on like this for a while, but instead I just recommend go there yourself and check it out! We´ll be back for sure! Thank you Camp Poe family!!!


Trip Advisor website

The best place I stayed while in Sri Lanka:) Ben and till and all the local staff are legends. Poe had a really good vibe going on with a fun mix of travellers. Food was great and it was central to many surf spots.

Elvira Basira Yeshe

Camp Poe website

A great homely place to just BE, relax, surf, enjoy, good company, good food, really nice tents and the best of all: working hard towards an evermore sustainable and socially just place!

Gabriela Hjell Czechia

Camp Poe Facebook page

Nice people. Relaxing atmosphere between palm trees and monkeys. Great food and usefull tips how to get around. It will always be the place where I fell in love with surf!

Mirey Kara Dantziguian

Camp Poe Facebook page

Amazing place.

Warm welcome and stay

Beautiful set up. Very friendly.

Highly recommend it to those who wish to escape the city life to a little piece of heaven

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