Ulpotha is talked about in revered tones as one of the most extraordinary yoga destinations in the world

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Ulpotha, Sri Lanka, 18th of February to 3rd of  March  / 2024


Ulpotha is a Buddhist agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests not only world class Yoga but also traditional Ayurveda healing in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as is humanly possible.

If you are looking for an emotional, spiritual or physical reset, come stay at Ulpotha. You can walk barefoot in pristine nature and swim in the silky-smooth waters of our lotus ringed lake, far removed from stresses of the modern world. If a digital detox, the song of chirping birds and to sleep like a baby attract you, Ulpotha can offer you that and more.

Ulpotha exists in a world where it’s safe enough to live without fences or walls or doors or locks. You’ll be looked after by its gentle, traditional agricultural community, among whom you will be living in nature’s soft, age-old rhythms.

In what it offers, Ulpotha is both rare and real.


It is luxuriously posh, this lantern-lit retreat in the woods, and peaceful beyond expectation

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The Retreat with James offers:

First and foremost, what you get in Ulpotha is heartfelt and gracious hospitality from the Ulpotha community. As such, tipping is not accepted – though smiles are appreciated.

The all-inclusive price you pay also includes accommodation, all meals, snacks, drinks, two Yoga classes a day, a massage per week’s stay, guided forest walks, the organisation and transport for an excursion per week’s stay, all taxes as well as the use of bicycles, hot water bathing area and our laundry service.

Ayurveda treatments are optional and not included in the retreat price.

There are plenty of wonderful thing to do in Ulpotha: walking and cycling, swimming, reading, cooking, meet the villagers, enjoy wild life…



One of the world’s most scenic yoga retreats