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Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

This program is strategically designed to eliminate excess weight while leaving you feeling energized, healthy, and balanced. Weight loss includes specific treatments and diet plan that induces an increase in metabolism as well as reduce excess water in the body. On average guests loses 4 – 6 Kg on a 7 day weight loss program. This is not about fasting but eliminating excess fat, water and waste from the body.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Wellness consultation with the doctor
  • Herbal medication to increase metabolism
  • Guided hiking and mountain biking
  • Spa treatments of 90 minutes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Personalized diet meal


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or double room at the Santani Wellness Resort and Spa. The options include a single or twin room with stylish and utterly comfortable interiors that are deliberately minimal. As in ancient Buddhist meditation caves in the mountains surrounding Santani, this lack of distraction allows you to focus your mind solely on slowing it down.

To further support your efforts to reset, the Ambalamas do not have televisions. While digital detox is a key component of the Santani experience, there is no in-room Wi-Fi connection. Approximately 16 stand-alone, single-bedrooms each extending to a balcony are available and they are approximately 500 square feet. These can accommodate two people only. Each stylish, elevated room faces into the surrounding jungle valley and the stunning mountains beyond.

Each room features up-cycled rubber wood lounge chairs, recycled teakwood safari chairs on the balcony, extra large pillows, high thread count sheets, complimentary minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, personal safe, and two closets.

Santani Wellness Resort and Spa Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Program

During this retreat, you will experience specific Ayurveda treatments and diet plan that induces an increase in metabolism as well as reduce excess water in the body. On average, guests lose four to six kilograms on a seven-day weight loss program. This is not about fasting, but eliminating excess fat, water, and waste from the body.

All would be personalized based on individual needs after a wellness consultation with the resort doctor, Dr. Sooraj Ravi.

Key components:

  • Customized raw food and juice diet to cleanse and detox with a primary focus on the digestive system
  • Personalized Ayurveda treatments that induce fat burning and increasing of metabolic rate
  • Personalized high intensity fitness coaching including outdoor activities in lush surroundings such as mountain biking, trekking, and kayaking in the Hulu river
  • Yoga and specific massage treatments designed for weight loss

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will enjoy outdoor activities in lush surroundings such as hiking, mountain biking, trekking, and kayaking in the Hulu river.


Dr. Sooraj Ravi
Dr. Ravi is the head of wellness and resident Ayurveda consultant at Santani. He is an Ayurveda doctor and a health and well being expert. His expertise encompass wellness, spa, and beauty treatments honed over a 10-year career in some of the world’s best spa resorts, such as the Four Seasons in the Maldives, Leela Palaces, and Aveda Spa in India. He has professional experiences in many countries including Maldives, India, China, and Greece. Apart from qualifications in Ayurveda, Dr. Ravi is trained in various wellness and fitness practices such as yoga, massage therapies, nutrition.


This retreat will take place at the Santani Wellness Resort & Spa in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Santani is situated just an hour's ride from the historic and sacred city of Kandy. Surrounded by endless natural beauty of the Aratenna Estate, Santani adorns 48 acres of sheer bliss in a small village settlement of Werapitiya. Accessible via the well-maintained Kandy - Mahiyanagana Road and the Werapitiya road. Santani commands stunning views and absolute tranquility.

The area of Kandy where Santani is located embodies Sri Lanka’s legendary beauty in its lush greenery, gently undulating landscapes and whooshing rivers. As in the past, Kandy is the spiritual center of Sri Lanka, home to one of the most sacred relic in Buddhist culture as well as the Kandy Perahera, one of the world’s most extravagant pageants with over 100 adorned elephants and thousands of artists parading through the streets of Kandy every August.

Nearby places

  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), 137 kilometers
  • Kandy, 32 kilometers


This retreat includes personalized dining experiences per day. Santani’s modern approach to the traditional Sri Lanka Ayurveda diet is comprised of customized raw food and juice diet to cleanse and detox with a primary focus on the digestive system.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Raw food
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)

Apart from the wellness activities, it is recommended to hike on the multiple trails, bathe in the natural swimming pools of the river, enjoy mountain biking, or get your hands dirty in the organic farm and paddy-fields and visit the tea estate.

In addition, a day excursion to Kandy, the last kingdom and cultural capital of Sri Lanka, is an experience not to be missed. Wildlife safaris at the Wsgamuwa wildlife park or the Knuckles world heritage biosphere are a mere distance away. You can also golf at the best golf course in Sri Lanka, which is located a short distance away.

Spa treatments

This retreat includes daily spa treatments with duration of 90 minutes at the Santani Spa. The treatments options are ranging from Udwarthanam, Virechanam, Thai massage, deep-tissue massage, Choorna Swedana, Dhanyamla Dhara.

What's included

  • Wellness consultation upon arrival and departure with the Doctor including body type analysis and setting lifestyles goals
  • Strict Personalised diet plan that induce fat burning
  • Herbal medication to correct the imbalance and increase metabolism/Burn fat
  • 60 minutes of group Yoga session per day
  • 30 minute of group meditation per day
  • 90 minutes of personalized spa treatments based on the body analysis and consultation per day. Treatment options: Udwarthanam, Virechanam, Thai massage, Deep tissue massage, Choorna swedana, Dhanyamla Dhara.
  • Guided hiking and mountain biking
  • Daily use of steam, sauna and thermal salt water pool
  • 2 sessions of 60 minutes lifestyle discussions – Healthy living
  • Group fitness activities – 2 times a week (Jogging, warm up exercise, stretching etc. Fitness trainer will decide based on the physical condition of individual)
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Santani Wellness Resort and Spa will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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