escape the busyness of life and immerse yourself in 7 days of yoga and surf in stunning Sri Lanka

SHE travels proudly partnering with

24 - 30 November 2017

west coast Sri Lanka

 Join us for 7 days of yoga, meditation, and surf with Westside Yoga's founder Mark Pheely. The retreat will be based in luxury villas overlooking the ocean at Kabalana on the west coast of Sri Lanka.  

Your 7 day package includes the following:

6 nights single or twin share accommodation in one of our two luxurious villas overlooking the ocean

breakfast each day, post surf brunch, 2 wonderful hosted dinners (excluding drinks)

daily yoga and meditation practice designed by Mark Pheely

daily surf sessions (beginners to more experienced surfers welcome)

fresh juices, filtered water and teas available at the villa

2 x one hour of massages 

surf rash vest

a collection of fantastic, professional photos that prove you can surf!

all transfers to surf sessions and activities included in the program

airport arrival and departure transfers (to and from Negombo, on the start and finish date of program)

your SHE host to look after you – you won’t have to worry about a thing, SHE’s with you all the way

lots of other neat little extras SHE’ll surprise you with along the way

** Please note: packages do not include air fares.

7 days 6 nights

luxury villa accommodation

private ensuite bathroom

single AUD 3,450

twin share SOLD OUT

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 Kabalana House & Iyla Villa - your home for the week

 Kabalana house (foreground) & iyla Villa

Kabalana house (foreground) & iyla Villa

Our villas are located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka in a small seaside area called Kabalana. The villas are side by side, overlooking the ocean with direct access to the stunning white sand beach. 

The fully staffed villas provide all the comforts of home with wonderful food prepared by the resident chef. There's complimentary wi-fi to stay in touch with the world, a beautiful pool in each villa, plenty of space to lounge around, and lots to explore close by (if you really need to go anywhere!). 

15 minutes up the road by tuk tuk is the cool little town of Unawatuna, home to some great cafes and beach restaurants. A little further along that same road, back toward Colombo, you'll find the historic town of Galle, a bustling destination full of little boutique shops, cafes, and home to one of the best spas on the island at the Amangalla hotel. 

 kabalana house bedroom

kabalana house bedroom

Kabalana House

There are 4 air conditioned rooms Kabalana House, available as single occupancy only. Each room has a private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, min-bar, safety box, mosquito net. 

Iyla Villa

A total of 5 air-conditioned rooms (1 twin share room), each room has its own private ensuite bathroom. 

All bedrooms have uninterrupted views of the ocean. 

Booking your place on our retreat

Follow the 'book now' link to our online form.  Your booking is accepted as confirmed on receipt of payment of the deposit. We will hold your accommodation booking for 24 hours after which we'll have to release it.  You can pay via bank transfer or via credit card (Visa, Mastercard).

We have limited spaces available on this retreat.  If you've missed out initially, hang tight, we'll put you on our wait list.  Luck and karma may be on your side; we'll be contacting our patient yogis no later than 60 days prior to the retreat should a place become available.

Full payment is due 45 days prior to the retreat. We'll send you an invoice in plenty of time to arrange payment. If full payment is not received at this time, your booking will be released.


  • If you need to cancel your booking up to 45 days prior to the retreat, we will endeavour to fill your space. If we are unable to do so, your deposit will be forfeited. If your space is filled, we will refund your deposit less a 15% administration fee.
  • Any cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the retreat, deposit will be automatically forfeited. If your space can be resold, we will refund your payment.

What’s not included:

There are some things you’ll need to pay separately – they’re outlined below:

  • airfares to and from Sri Lanka
  • airport departure tax / visas
  • alcohol at meal times
  • meals outside the program (SHE’s designed this program so you have some time to explore our location in your way.  There are some great restaurants a tuk tuk ride away from our villa, dine with your feet in the sand, enjoy authentic local cuisine, or treat yourself to a 5 star dining experience at one of the luxury hotels in the area. SHE’s happy to make recommendations and bookings for you).
  • additional villa services (laundry, drinks by the pool, phone calls), taxis, transfers outside the program
  • travel insurance (SHE won’t leave home without it and won’t let you either)
  • tips and gratuities: if you receive such great service you want to shout it from the rooftops, feel free to leave a little something for the local hardworking staff in cash; SHE’s sure you won’t be alone

Getting to Sri Lanka

Air fares are not included in your package cost. You can book your flights online (Webjet, Expedia, Skyscanner), directly with the airline, or visit a local travel agent who will help you choose the most suitable flight. Here's some information to help you with your planning:

Suggested routes:

If you are travelling from Australia we recommend you fly to Singapore and connect to Colombo, Sri Lanka.  An alternative route is to travel to Colombo via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


Jetstar and Qantas fly directly to Singapore from Australia. Air Asia and Malaysian Airlines fly to Kuala Lumpur from Australia.  Please be aware that low cost airlines will charge you for each service you use (i.e. choosing your seat, baggage, meals and entertainment options on board). 

Sri Lankan Airlines fly directly to Colombo from Singapore.  We recommend this airline (full service, code sharing on One World) as the schedules are the most convenient to join the retreat.

Suggested flights to book for the retreat

Our retreat will begin on Friday 24 November from 2pm and finish on Thursday 30 November at midday. Our villas are located approximately 3 hours drive from Colombo.  Transfers will be scheduled to depart from a central point outside Colombo at 11am on Friday 24 November and return to Colombo by 3pm on Thursday 30 November.

Arriving into Colombo We recommend booking a flight to arrive in Colombo prior to Friday 24 November.  Our accommodation of choice pre and post retreat is the town of Negombo, a beach town located close to Bandaranaike International Airport.  We prefer the following accommodation options in Negombo: Dickman Resort, Villa Araliya, Morning Star Guest House

Dickman Resort will be our central pickup point for the transfer to our villas in Kabalana on Friday 24 November. Wherever you choose to stay, we'll ask you to make your way to the Dickman to meet your fellow travellers and join the transfer to the coast.

Return flights:  we recommend booking an early flight to depart Colombo on 1 December.  We stay at Negombo to connect with the flight to Singapore; our preferred flight departs Colombo at 7.25am, arriving into Singapore at approximately 2pm.

Extending your stay in Sri Lanka?  Great idea!  If you're planning to extend your stay we'll put you in touch with some local operators who can help you design an itinerary to explore this incredible destination.  

Next steps...

Need more information?  Click the link below to email us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.  

Ready to book your place?  Click the link below and complete our online booking form.