SEN Wellness Sanctuary

Founded by Dr Sam Kankanamge – a world-class osteopath – SEN Wellness Sanctuary was a built as a lifelong dream of Sam’s for creating a place where guests could centre themselves and focus on self-healing. SEN Wellness Sanctuary is located on a secluded beach within a pristine National Park in Southern Sri Lanka. Nature plays an important role in SEN Wellness Sanctuary’s healing method and as such the property is designed to function harmoniously with its surroundings. This Sri Lanka yoga retreat and wellness haven specialises in two renowned ancient wellness practises, yoga and ayurveda, with individual guest programs designed around the fundamental ayurvedic principles.

Location Southern Coast, Sri Lanka | Best to go October – April | Luxury Scale 4 star

Prices from: £650pp / US$769pp for a 3-night stay including retreat program

Why we like this Hotel

This is certainly one for the yoga addicts – imagine watching the colours of the sunrise as you practise on a gorgeous sandy beach to the sound of the lapping ocean. SEN Wellness Sanctuary’s philosophy of nature being the best healer certainly resonates as you find quiet respite from the world in this remote natural environment. Everything at the resort is built to function in harmony with its surroundings, there is even a protected turtle nesting beach on the premises. The gorgeous, rustic rooms feature open air bathrooms – a shower whilst star gazing is highly recommended!

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Wellness Retreat Details 

SEN Wellness Sanctuary, a wellness retreat Sri Lanka, specialises in tailored retreats which combine yoga with local and Ayurvedic therapies. When in residence – and not practising at his London Wimpole Street clinic – founder Sam Kankanamge offers world-class osteopathic treatments to retreat guests. Participate in daily sunrise yoga on the beach or in the stunning tree-top yoga shala which overlooks the lush jungle and sparkling Indian ocean beyond. 

The luxury stilted eco-houses have been designed in respect to the environment with connecting walkways suspended to allow local wildlife to pass underneath. 

Delicious local vegetarian dishes are served in the restaurant, all prepared based on the Ayurvedic principles using no sugar, salt or preservatives. Although simple, the healthy meals are hearty and filling as well as detoxifying.  


Wellness Programs:

– Yoga

– Ayurveda

Retreat Facilities 

Beachfront, Restaurant, Ayurveda centre, Outdoor yoga shala, Library

Wellness & Fitness Activities

Yoga, Pranayama, Gong bath and meditation led by Buddhist monk, Group healing, dance and music workshops, tours available to local area

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