Ashtanga Lanka

We are 100 meters from this bay!

Open December 2022 to March 2023.

Exact dates coming soon. Questions? Email us.

No quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers to Sri Lanka...!

Guest teacher: Kamal Singh

March 3 to 30, 2022

Kamal is the founder of the Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh and known across the planet for his dynamic and transformative Ashtanga teaching. 

A focus on safe asana practice and helping students incorporate yoga into their everyday schedule for a balanced life, are primary elements of his teaching.

This is a special opportunity to study with Kamal in a beautiful retreat environment and small group setting.

Ashtanga Lanka is open.

Dec. 13, 2021 to March 30 2022

No quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers...!

We are 100 meters from this bay!

At Ashtanga Lanka you’ll find a beautiful location, friendly yoga community, daily teaching and a perfect atmosphere to relax and recharge.  Join us to deepen your practice, meet people from around the world and experience the magic of Sri Lanka.

We welcome those brand new to Ashtanga and experienced practitioners.  After practice you’ll have plenty of time to swim, surf, enjoy an Ayurvedic massage, explore or read a book.  

To support your learning we offer two weekly clinics focused on the Mysore method along with a variety of additional classes.  These include: meditation, Pranayama, Yin Yoga, AcroYoga, Kirtan, Yoga philosophy and more. 

The minimum visit is one week but we highly recommend 2+ to get the most from your stay.  All classes are taught by Jacob Handwerker and Jana Wettich.

***We require that everyone is fully vaccinated to be part of Ashtanga Lanka.  This includes teachers, staff and students.

How to travel to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is now open for tourism.  Fully vaccinated travelers with a negative PCR test (72 hours) or Rapid Antigen Test (48 hours) before departure can enter with no quarantine.  

** Please check for the most updated info with your airlines and the Sri Lanka government closer to your travel date.

Find us at the "Breath House"

Nestled into the very center of Hiriketiya you’ll find a bright yoga shala, five rooms for rent, a large community kitchen and a wonderful balcony overlooking the garden.

From the house you can hear waves crashing.  Beginner surfers can play on the beach break while experienced surfers can catch a long ride at the left point break.

If you stay with us a Sri Lankan breakfast, filtered water and WiFi is included with your room.  All rooms have a fan but no A/C.  We also do not have hot water but the air is plenty warm and humid. 

Breath House is also a smoke, drug and alcohol free property.  By the beach you can find plenty of options to enjoy a cocktail and cold beer. 

If we’re fully booked you can stay nearby and still join the yoga classes and workshops.  We require that everyone is fully vaccinated to be part of Ashtanga Lanka.

Breath House is next to a small lagoon and you’ll see birds, monkeys, turtles and monitor lizards.  Because it’s a mix of salt and fresh water the mosquitos are not bad.  From our house you can directly access the beach by walking on a dirt path next to the lagoon and never cross a road.

Hiriketiya is a real gem on the south coast of Sri Lanka.  The unique horseshoe shaped bay makes it a perfect place for swimming, surfing or relaxing on the beach.  The busy coastal road (A2) is inland which gives this area a more peaceful and village feeling. 

Hiriketiya also offers a wide array of dining and lodging options.  Choose from rice & curry, fresh fish, wood-fired pizza, poke bowls, jackfruit burgers, homemade coconut ice cream, tropical cocktails and much more.

Ashtanga Lanka Covid Policy

This season we will require all students, teachers, guests and staff to be fully vaccinated.  Right now we feel that this policy will make everyone feel more comfortable in the house.  In future years we hope to welcome everyone.