15 Day Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat, Sri Lanka

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All I can say is that I didn’t stay long enough! I learned about my body and how it can heal naturally whilst being in beautiful surroundings!

I highly recommend Plantation Villa!

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Amazing retreat, simple people and great spirituality.

The environment is not too pretentious and very relaxed. Doing yoga and meditation with Bernardo was one of the best experience of my life.

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Plantation Villa is an eco-friendly retreat hotel offering an exclusive well-being lifestyle and experience through lush nature, ayurveda, yoga and meditation. 

Come to a haven for you to relax in and focus on your wellbeing and enjoy a personalized service to ensure your mind and body are fully detoxed. Take this opportunity to escape the daily stresses of urban living and benefit from the effects of ancient vedic and mindfulness practices.

Program Description

You will find this holiday experience very different from a normal activity packed holiday or even a normal spa holiday. Plantation Villa offers a very unique opportunity for you to be amidst nature and totally relax, while they look after you using the knowledge of century-old vedic traditions and mindfulness practices.

Our Teachers


Bernardo Staut

Core Subject: Yoga & Yoga Therapy
Bernardo has been teaching Yoga for over 9 years. He owns his private studio in Brazil. He focuses on Hatha Yoga, with complementary studies on Kundalini, Nidra and Vinyasa Yoga. For the past 3 years he has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia, to learn and teach in different countries, including Greece, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. At the moment he works with Plantation Villa on it's centre in Sri Lanka and guiding their international retreats and workshops. He is also a Vedic Chanting teacher (KYM - India) and a Ayurvedic and Thai masseur.

Ishara De Silva

Core Subject: Meditation & Life Coaching
Ishara is the founder and owner of Plantation Villa. She is a regular meditation practitioner whose practice has changed her life. She has practiced and studied Buddhism and meditation over the last eight years. With an inspiring life story, Ishara helps explore the world of meditation through an explanation of the mind, its nature and habits, to overcome obstacles and allow the inherent sense of fulfilment that we all have to shine forth.

Dr Erandi Gunathilake

Core Subject: Ayurveda - General Physician, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Gynaecology & Counselling
Dr. Erandi Gunathilaka holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) at University of Colombo, Institute of Indigenous Medicine. She also obtained special training in Gynaecology and Psychology. Erandi works closely on treating gynaecological conditions, infertility, and cancer with Ayurveda. She specialises in Gynaecology, Sub-fertility (both male and female) and Menopause. She is also qualified in Psychological counselling focusing on Ayurvedic Diet & Nutrition, Fertility Concerns, Stress and Anxiety.
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Dr Ruwanka Ahangama Aarachchi

Core Subject: Ayurveda - General Physician, Ano-rectal diseases, Leech Therapy & Ayurvedic Surgury
Dr. Ruwanka graduated from University of Colombo – Institute of Indigenous Medicine securing a first class in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery. He has an outstanding academic performance, and specialises in treating ano-rectal diseases such as fistla-in-ano, heamorrhoids, anal fissures etc. and also fluent in Leech Therapy to treat several conditions: Vericose veins, Glaucoma, Chronic non-healing wounds etc. He runs a small-scale drug manufacturing plant with his wife Dr. Bimba and they are the suppliers of “kshara-sutra” (a medicinal string used to treat fistula-in-ano) and few other quality Ayurvedic medicines to National Ayurveda (Teaching) Hospital of Sri Lanka.

Dr Nishan Jayasundara

Core Subject: Ayurveda - General Physician, Cancer
Nishan has obtained special training in Sri Lankan Indigenous Medicine from one of the most renowned indigenous medical Gurus in the country. His passion towards re­searching on implementing ancient therapeutic methods to treat cancer. Nishan shared his knowledge on treating cancer patients at the panel discussions of Symposium on Ayurveda Oncology in Kerala, India 2017. Nishan also made several media appear­ances creating an awareness in the public on preventing cancer through lifestyle .


A rural village off the beaten path away from the standard tourist trail and into the real Sri Lankan life. A village in nature and a retreat centre surrounded by nature including spring water wells, wildlife, abundance of trees and friendly villagers.


Types: Ayurveda Date: From 15-October-2019 Duration: 15 Days Area: Colombo, Sri Lanka Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Organic,Ayurvedic,Dairy Free Surrounding Area: Near to Beach,Sea,Forest,Close To Nature


Daily Schedule:

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Yoga
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:30 Ayurvedic treatments. Some guests would also be doing walks in the village in the morning or having a swim before the treatment
  • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Rest or join one of the afternoon activities, which include walks in the plantation, activities in the plantation, tree planting, cookery classes, talks with the yoga teacher or doctor, and more
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Evening yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Talks / Workshops, learning with village buddhist monks, group meditation, and more.


The villa consists of eight rooms, two of them are suite rooms and six are deluxe rooms. It also offers a dining hall, a lounge, verandas, and a spa.

Deluxe rooms : All of the deluxe rooms are in the villa and they also all open in to a beautiful open verandah. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. Unlike the standard rooms, deluxe rooms are air conditioned.

Standard Rooms : All of the standard rooms are in the lodge and they all open in to a beautiful open verandah. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. The rooms have fans but they are not air conditioned.

Suite Rooms : They have two suite rooms, which are in the villa and they open in to a beautiful front verandah within the main villa. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. The suite room bathrooms have both a shower and a bath. Both suite rooms are air conditioned.

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Free from the artificial preservatives, colourings, and pesticides, all meals on site are homemade from healthy, fresh ingredients. Anything that is not picked straight from their own organic gardens is sourced locally and ethically, so that quality of the food is not compromised.

Their doctor review the cooking and meal service to ensure proper preparation of food accordance with Ayurvedic principles. The meals are mainly vegetarian (mostly vegan), as well as gluten and sugar free. 

What Makes This Program Special?

The centre specialises Ayurveda which is an ancient art of healing the body and mind through nutrition, relaxation and herbal treatments. The Ayurvedic doctors and senior therapists have over 15yrs of experience.

Wellbeing to guest is brough about using a six dimensional approach: Understanding and managing emotions, managing the mind, the body through nutrition, yoga and ayurveda, natural healing through the abundance of nature, bringing a sense of perspective through understanding the community living system and spiritual awakening. 


  • Room 
  • Guided Daily yoga (2.5hrs per day) and meditation 
  • Ayurvedic meals & snacks
  • Water and herbal tea at all times
  • Afternoon Activities including: 
  • Walks in the plantation and paddy-field
  • Tree Planting
  • Vegetable/fruit picking activities during seasons
  • Watching rubber tapping or paddy harvesting during seasons
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Community project activities
  • Attending Talks about Yoga & Ayurveda philosophy, Improving daily habits, incorporating Ayurveda in to daily life, Mindfulness etc
  • (optionally can upgrade to packages including Ayurveda Treatments)



Plantation Villa

Plantation Villa is a specialist Wellness Nature Resort situated in a rural village in Sri Lanka, specialising in Ayurveda and Yoga. It is a community centre established and run by the village community. The retreat centre funds and maintains the local temples, village schools and fund majority of the community activities in the village. Over 90% of the staff team are local villagers from underprivileged backgrounds who we have trained and offered employment along with mentoring to improve their lives and the lives of their children. 


Advance Payable Percentage- 10%

Why choose Plantation Villa


Join an award winning retreat in a place where life is in nature, fresh air, nutrition, and herbal medicines, and where all that is combined with mindfulness techniques of yoga and meditation, as well as excellent service.

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