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Yoga and Surf Retreat in Weligama, Sri Lanka: Unleash Your Creativity Through the Elements

Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included

Lion’s Rest Hotel is hosting three unique and intimate retreats this coming season; don’t miss out! We are the area’s top-rated accommodation, facing directly onto unspoilt beach and the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with your self through yoga and surf. Refresh, rejuvenate, relax, and unwind in this unique landscape as we explore the four elements of Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.

This is definitely a Sri Lankan yoga retreat with a difference. We aspire to ignite and enhance your inner creativity with a journey of stimulating yoga workshops, fun surfs in tropical waters, and original activities connecting you with your natural surroundings.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Surf lessons and sunset surf
  • Local cookery lesson, fire pit, beach clean, and kirtan
  • Opening and closing ceremony
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • All yoga equipment

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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A selection of eight premium, private, fan and air-conditioned rooms available to choose from:

  • Private pool room
  • Shared deluxe room with separate double beds
  • Private garden room
  • Private deluxe room
  • Superior room with private balcony


Our retreat begins on Sunday (and we invite guests to check in from 2 p.m.) and finishes on the following Saturday, checking out after our closing ceremony, any time after 12 p.m.

If you are interested in extending your stay with Lion's Rest either prior or post retreat, we are happy to accommodate you. Sri Lanka is a widely fascinating country and we encourage (if you have the time) to explore it further on your trip; we have a range of recommendations for you if you so wish.

Our full package includes both yoga and surf. If you or your partner would like to join without partaking in an activity, we can be sure to accommodate you. Both yoga and surf are suitable for everyone from beginners who will be learning their first ‘pop-up’ or ‘down dog’ to those who wish to delve deeper into their yoga practice or surf technique.

A retreat is a fantastic opportunity for a solo adventure; so don't worry if you are coming by yourself, we guarantee you will be leaving with an abundance of new friendships.


  • 14:00 Guests arrive
  • 16:00 Opening ceremony
  • 17:00 Vinyasa
  • 19:00 Dinner buffet

Elemental days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • 07:00 Mandala Yin Yang workshop based on the element (fire, earth, water, or air) for that day
  • 09:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 Surf lesson
  • 13:00 Light lunch buffet
  • 14:00 Free time
  • 16:00 Activity based on element pus Yin yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner buffet

Wednesday (free day)

  • 07:00 Morning Vinyasa
  • 09:00 Breakfast buffet


  • 07:00 Morning Vinyasa
  • 09:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 Closing ceremony
  • 12:00 Guests depart

Please note that on Wednesday after our Morning Vinyasa Flow and breakfast, there will be a ‘free day’ in which you can explore the local area and cuisine. We have a wide range of adventures. You can go on solo or with your newfound retreat friends, from a sunset safari to a tour of Galle Fort. This ‘free day’ is excluded from the retreat schedule and so will be at your own expense.


Rachel Ellis


Lion's Rest is a top rated eight-room boutique hotel situated right on the beach in an idyllic Sri Lankan fishing village, Gurubebila.



  • Cooking classes
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance


We aim cater to all food needs. The majority of our carefully selected menu will be vegan with some small additions of fish and dairy. We shop local with daily fresh produce. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so we can cater for you. Included in your package are the following:

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunch buffets
  • 5 dinner buffets including our famous BBQ and curry buffets

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Due to the design of the retreat, you will be given an opportunity for free time daily, in which we encourage you to express your creativity individually. We will provide the resources for you to do such whether that be a free surf, journaling, drawing, or simply just chilling by our pool.

What's included

  • 6 nights premium beach front (both private and shared room with double beds available)
  • 4 times 90 minutes element-based Yin Yang workshops
  • 3 times 75 minutes energizing Vinyasa
  • 3 times 75 minutes sunset Yin
  • 4 times 15 minutes morning guided meditation
  • All yoga equipment (mats, straps, and bolsters)
  • 4 surf lessons guided by our ISA qualified instructors
  • 1 sunset surf guided by our ISA qualified instructors
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunch buffets
  • 5 dinner buffets including our famous BBQ and curry buffets
  • Opening and closing ceremony
  • Sunset fire pit
  • Beach clean
  • Local cookery lesson
  • Sunset kirtan

What's not included

  • Flights to Sri Lanka
  • Transfer from and to Colombo Airport (CMB): We can arrange this for you at an extra cost
  • Sri Lankan tourist visa
  • Activities on free day including transport, lunch, and dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • ‘Extra’ activities not already listed including tours, massages, etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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