Healthy Journey: To Rukgala

April 6, 2019




Name Teesha Hare - Email

06-07 April 2019: experience an unforgettable restorative holiday retreat in the mountains.
Hiking / Kayaking / Swimming / Yoga / Workshops + more!

Limited space; sign up here: is organizing this uniquely curated two-day retreat; feel free to pick and choose what you’d like to do; it’s your holiday respite after-all ;). However, we recommend you do all activities as its all a part of the very special introductory package:

– Scenic hike to Bambaragala with adventure guide Aravinda (optional)
– Kayak at the nearby lake (optional)
– Yoga sessions (optional)
– Talk with wellness coach Mei (optional)
– Healthy meals by in-house chef at Rukgala
– Accommodation at the Rukgala Retreat
– Access to the gorgeous pool at the premises
– Transportation to and from Kandy

Rukgala was conceived from a passion and enthusiasm for this very beautiful and still pretty unknown part of Sri Lanka. Out of a crumbly, empty old house the founder has fashioned something that will make an ideal sanctuary, both for those wanting extended retreat space and those just seeking a shorter escape in the hills. Rukgala sits wonderfully close to lesser-known temples, lush green tea estates, the untouched mountains of The Knuckles and secluded villages that dot the shores of the Victoria Lake. Try kayaking on the lake; hiking to the caves of the Bambaragala; or plunge under waterfalls in the foothills of the Knuckles.

All organizing, transportation and food are taken care of, so you can simply relax, and enjoy this splendid retreat we have tailored for you…

6.15 AM Gather at Race Course, Colombo 07
6.30 AM Depart from Colombo via van
8.00 AM Stop for light breakfast on the way (optional)
11.00 AM Arrive at Rukgala Retreat
11.30 PM Lunch
2.00 – 6:00 PM Hike to Bambaragala 5 KM (optional)
6.30 PM Sunset meditation (optional)
7.30 PM Dinner
8.30 PM Chill by the pool/bonfire

SUNDAY 07 (DAY 02)
7.00 AM Breakfast
8.00 AM Relaxing Upa Yoga (optional)
9.00 AM – 3:30 PM Wellness talks/pool dips/kayak trips (optional)
12.00 PM Lunch
3.30 PM Depart to Colombo refreshed!
8.00 PM Arrive home

Rekha Krishnamoorthy:
Previously a Strategy Consultant for 10 years in the U.S. and Sri Lanka, Rekha Krishnamoorthy is now a certified Isha Hatha Yoga Instructor. She underwent 1750+ hours of training in India, which involved comprehensive exposure to yogic practices, maintaining a strong link to its classical roots. She was also trained in understanding the human physiology, anatomy and Siddha Medicine. More about Rekha can be found at:

Mei Flynn:
Originally from Wales, but now a digital nomad living in Sri Lanka. She has 25 years experience in the health & wellness industry. She trained as a registered nurse and then later moved on to helping people using a more holistic approach. She’s a Metsphysical Counsellor/Facilitator and also a Workshop Leader and Coach following the philosophy of Louise Hay. Having witnessed how her training has helped her in her own life, she is now passionate about sharing her wisdom and knowledge to empower others to live the life they really want.

Aravinda Rathnayake:
Between parents who worked in conservation, a love of the outdoors, and an early immersion in the natural environment, Aravinda found the influences that led him to become the naturalist guide he is today. His expertise on the Sri Lankan landscape and its wildlife-rich ecosystems is vast. Driven by a desire to help people deepen their connection with nature and appreciate the beauty of life that surrounds them, Aravinda’s passion and irrepressible enthusiasm inspires all who travel with him and his vast knowledge deeply enriches every experience.

Special introductory price: Rs. 18,500 nett per person for early bird sign up before 15th March; Rs. 21,500 nett thereafter.
(Price inclusive of coach transfer from and back to Colombo, and delicious wholesome healthy food).

Here’s what some participants had to say from our previous retreat…

“Thank you so much for this amazing experience! The best memory of my trip in Sri Lanka.”
“I didn’t expect it to be that great. I loved every minute. It’s such a nice change from Colombo, and I couldn’t have done it by myself. Thanks for the organization!”
“The coaches, location, program, food, activities – everything was fantastic! Fantastic value for money.”
“Great job!!! Perfect retreat – cannot fault anything.”
“Liked the location and how nice everybody was. Very positive group of people.”
“Good vibes and healthy feelings. Food, activities, people and location was fantastic.”
“Thank you so much for the magical experience we’ve had at Rukgala Retreat! Everything was well organized and loved every moment of it! Everything everyone connected so well and I’m content beyond words! Thank you so much for making it happen! Would definitely recommend”
“I was just a part of the most wonderful retreat weekend co-hosted by at Rukgala Retreat. What a fantastic weekend of nature, yoga, fitness and community. Can’t wait until the next one!”

Time to make a great escape to the lush green hills…

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Reserve your space here:

Call 077 733 7430 or email for any clarifications.