Ashtanga Lanka

We are 100 meters from this beach!

Open January 20 to March 2, 2024.

Everyone is welcome regardless of vaccine status.

We are 100 meters from this beach!

January 20 to March 2, 2024

Everyone is welcome regardless of vaccine status.

At Ashtanga Lanka you’ll find a beautiful location, friendly yoga community, full time Mysore program and a relaxing and restorative atmosphere.  Join us to deepen your practice, meet people from around the world and experience the magic of Sri Lanka.

We welcome brand new students along with experienced practitioners.  To support your learning we offer two afternoon workshops per week which explore a variety of topics including: the breath, the vinyasa, asana clinics, inversions, arm balances, Yin yoga and more.

After practice you’ll have plenty of time to swim, surf, enjoy an Ayurvedic massage, explore cultural sites or take a nap in a hammock on the balcony.   Our goal is to create a restful and enjoyable yoga holiday house.  We look forward to sharing it with you and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us. 

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

Nestled into the center of Hiriketiya is Ashtanga Lanka.  The beach is one minute away and you can hear the waves crashing. 

Locally we are known as the “Breath House” and you’ll find a bright yoga shala, five rooms for rent, a large community kitchen and a balcony overlooking the garden. 

Your stay includes the yoga classes and workshops, a daily coconut, a big Sri Lankan brunch, filtered water and Wifi.   The brunch is homemade and includes fresh tropical fruits and many Sri Lankan specialties.  All rooms have mosquito nets and an overhead fan.  

Ashtanga Lanka is a smoke, drug, alcohol, and meat free property.  There are many places nearby to enjoy a cocktail and cold beer if you choose.

Our house is by a small lagoon and you’ll see (and hear) birds, monkeys, turtles, monitor lizards, peacocks and more.  The lagoon is a mix of salt and fresh water so the mosquitos are not bad.  A dirt path alongside the lagoon leads directly to the center of Hiriketiya beach. 

At the beach you’ll find  many restaurants and lounge chairs and surf boards to rent.  Beginners can play in the beach break and also take a lesson. Experienced surfers will enjoy the long left break at the point. 

If we’re fully booked you can stay nearby and still participate in all the yoga classes and workshops.

*Brunch on Saturday morning and the dinners are not included.  We regularly organize community meals, however, and you can join as you like.  Sometimes we go to local restaurant as a group and other nights homemade rice and curry is delivered to the house. 


How to travel to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is fully open to everyone for tourism.   No Covid testing or proof of vaccine is required.  Everyone is required to complete an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before arriving.  Here is the link:

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 and relaxing on the beach.  The busy coastal road (A2) is inland which gives this area a more peaceful and small village feeling. 

There are many dining and lodging options within a short walk of Ashtanga Lanka.  Choose from rice & curry, fresh fish, wood-fired pizza, poke bowls, jackfruit burgers, smoked meats, homemade coconut ice cream, tropical cocktails and much more.