9-16 February 2020

Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat in Sri Lanka

A week in stunning Sri Lanka designed to awaken a deep connection within yourself so you can explore your true purpose and come away feeling a renewed sense of verve for life!

Your Hosts NAz & Pip, Co-Founders of Tonic retreats

Your Hosts NAz & Pip, Co-Founders of Tonic retreats

Our LUSH TROPICAL home for 7 nights, in the Sri Lankan hills near kandy

Our LUSH TROPICAL home for 7 nights, in the Sri Lankan hills near kandy

Daily Yoga, Workshops and Yoga Nidra with Pip

Taking place in an open plan teak yoga shala surrounded by tropical flora and birds, our daily yoga practice will have a focus on Pranayama (breath control), meditation and Asana. The Asana practice will include elements of alignment focus, moving meditation and establishing a grounding foundation. Pip designs every yoga class for all levels ensuring it is challenging when needed but retaining its playfulness.  Our interactive yoga workshops on various topics are your opportunity to be supported and inspired to go deeper into your own practice. After a week under Pip's guidance you will have developed a greater knowledge of your yoga journey and a renewed sense confidence. 

Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine

The ethically sourced vegetarian menu has been specifically designed to heal from within by boosting your immunity, balancing hormones and rebuilding your microbiomes.  Elixirs, mylks, juices and smoothies will nourish you from the inside out and your tastebuds will be tantalised with both traditional and innovative dishes using local seasonal produce

Luxury Boutique Accomodation

Rukgala, in the heart of the Sri Lankan hills is a stylish and tranquil boutique retreat perched on a rock, surrounded by tropical jungle and overlooking Victoria reservoir (lake) and mountains beyond. Fly in by seaplane or take the scenic train from Colombo to Kandy, and find your self in the lush and breathtaking Hill Country. 

Your Retreat

The ethos of this retreat is 100% health and wellbeing. Over the course of a week you’ll be supported to dive into a deep connection with your soul through daily yoga, meditation and some wellbeing coaching. This combined with a complimentary massage, lots of sleep, (optional) adventures and plenty of sunshine will ensure you take the time you need to truly relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

The retreat includes ensuite luxury accommodation, daily meals, yoga, workshops and guided meditation

What’s else is included?


Daily meditation
Dynamic morning yoga practice with Pip Taverner (Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Rocket)
Three x 2 hour afternoon yoga workshops
”Deep Relax” Yoga Nidra

1-2-1 coaching seesion with Naz (60mins)

Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Expect authentic Sri Lankan curries, vibrant salads and fresh elixirs and juices


Visit to a 1930's planter's tea estate in Elkaduwa with trek to hidden waterfall
Guided hike and Bambaragala temple tour
Self guided paddleboarding or kayaking trips on Victoria Lake
*Day trip to Kandy
*Hiking in the National Park, Knuckles Mountain range

Back, neck and shoulder massage with Vanessa (30mins )
Swimming, sunbathing & swinging in the hammock
Movie Night


 All costs include ensuite luxury accommodation, all meals, yoga, workshops and meditation, 1-2-1 coaching session, 30mins massage
*Transfers, flights and activities marked with an asterisk are not included, but we can assist in advising or organising these. 


Bright and AIry rooms with Terraces

Bright and AIry rooms with Terraces

These bedrooms line the Main House - sitting on top of the rock that puts the 'Gala' in Rukgala and offer views out over the pool, trees and lake beyond.
Bathrooms open onto the private terrace with similarly great views.

Shared twin £1400pp
Shared King size double
Solo King size occupancy

Shared quadruple room £1300pp

At the end of the main house this large room has four large single beds and a lovely private garden sun spot.


Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

Separate to the main house, the rooms in the cottages have a queen size bed and a cute mezzanine level with a single bed. Bathrooms are fitted with stand-alone claw-foot tubs.

One person double bed
One person mezzanine single bed
Double occupacy (i.e couple)
Solo occupancy

Lake House
Separate to the main house, this elegant private room has a
walk-in shower and a four poster double bed
Shared King Size Double £1150pp
Solo occupancy

To book or enquire please complete the online booking form

Payment options
We accept payment by bank transfer and all major credit cards. 
50% deposit includes £200 non-refundable and payment in full is required 60 days before retreat date.
For full booking terms please see our T&C's

Fly into Colombo International airport  - plenty of choice of airlines

Getting to Rukgala

Although journeys may take a little longer here,  Sri Lanka is easy to travel around in and offers a real opportunity for adventure. We highly recommend taking a day or two to acclimatise and make your way to Rukgala via the train from Colombo to Kandy. If you'd prefer to come to us direct and be collected by car, that's fine too.
After the retreat is the perfect opportunity to head to the coast for a visit to the Dutch Colonial Fort Galle and spend some time surfing the waves in tropical paradise that is Hiriketya.

Once you've booked with us we can help you organise your travel  ( including travel buddies where possible)  and recommend places to stay if you have extra time.