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Relax, re-energize and de-stress at Niyagama House,

Your special place to retreat in nature, just 20 minutes inland from the Unesco World Heritage Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean in Southern Sri Lanka

Designed with love and opened in 2012, our family-run, luxury Boutique Hotel and Yoga Retreat is a haven of tranquility for up to 25 guests.

Enjoy pure relaxation with the options of energizing Hatha yoga, elevated Aerial yoga, relaxing Yin yoga, calming meditation, detoxifying Ayurveda massage, and nutritious food in the most beautiful setting of architecture, garden, and pool area.

The distance to the airport of Colombo is 130 kilometers,

which is less than a 90 minute drive from door to door.

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Be our Guest - with or wthout Yoga

Solo travelers, couples, friends and retreat organizers love to stay with us.

Experience a perfect blend of Eastern hospitality and Western comfort. All guests from 12 years of age onward are welcome.


Stay with us for some days of pure relaxation, for our yoga retreats or bring your own group to teach inspiring classes in our new yoga shala for up to 25 students.

Explore our Boutique Hotel & Yoga Retreat

Cosy, award-winning Barefoot Luxury with 11 Rooms and Suites

Stay with us for days filled with deep relaxation, where less is more and the shady place at

our 18 meter long pool is your space to breathe and just be.

Join our daily yoga and meditation classes, dive into self-reflection and deepen your personal development. Enjoy the barefoot luxury in our little paradise, where we care deeply for an organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly atmosphere.

About the Place

Family-run since the opening in 2012, striving for being eco-friendly, organic and wasteless

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Rooms & Suites

Our eleven "home away from home" spaces with lovely furniture and views into nature

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Day Guests

Be our guest for a yoga class, a massage, a tasty meal, and chilling  at the pool

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Verandah Restaurant

Fresh air and a view to the pool - serving tasty delights from 7 am to 10 pm



From Ayurveda Curries to Western Options - all wholesome and delicious

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Detox Retreats

Give your stomach a gentle time-out without feeling hungry, with Ayurveda Detox

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Yoga & Meditation

Energizing Hatha, calming Meditation, elevated Aerial and relaxing Yin

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Yoga Retreats

Enjoy a 3 or 5 day yoga package or explore the new Mindset Yoga Method

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Mindset Yoga

Elke de Silva, co-owner and co-creator of Niyagama House is, also the founder of Mindset Yoga.

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Ayurveda Massages

Sri Lanka’s wellness traditions are a feast to discover - and deeply relaxing

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Personal Development

Choose a private yoga class,     a holistic coaching, EFT or meditation session 

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Activities & Excursions

From cooking class, tea plantation walk and birding to Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean

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Host your Retreat or Event

Our brand-new, beautiful and spacious Yoga Shala is waiting for YOU 

Are you looking for a perfect place for your next retreat or training

in Southern Sri Lanka, just 20 minutes inland from Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean?

A luxury setting, a big yoga shala for 25 yogis, a long chlorine-free pool and healthy food, surrounded by a tea plantation and tropical nature?

Niyagama House is growing and in 2023 we will open our beautiful new annex,

the “Yoga House”, with a big yoga shala (7.50m x 12m) and three additional guest rooms. 

Come with your group, book some rooms or the whole property and enjoy your own vacation, while teaching up to 25 students in the middle of tropical nature.

Host your Retreat
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Niyagama House means 10 Years of Excellence

About Awards and from happy Guests

Since our opening in 2012, we were rewarded with the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and the ‘Traveler’s Choice Award’ from Tripadvisor, for what we are truly grateful.


We are especially proud of earning the ‘Hall of Fame’ Award from Tripadvisor in 2019,

recognizing 5 consecutive years of consistently high ratings from travelers.

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Yoga Paradise

What a great retreat! I could totally relax and re-energize some days after my round trip through this amazing country. The owners did use the last year to renovate the house and it feels like it was never closed. Healthy curries (they adjusted the spiciness to my taste), wonderful Hatha, Yin, and Aerial yoga classes, the amazing pool and just a short tuktuk drive to the beach or to Galle Fort (they organized it to be the same driver, so I was feeling very safe). Thanks to the super service I felt like a princess! It was a perfect mix! Thank you so much!

Nov 2022

Jutta, Berlin, Germany, on Tripadvisor

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Excellent Stay

Excellent break at this lovely small hotel. The staff were great, attentive but not over intrusive.

Had a very informative tour of the surrounding tea plantation along with the various fruits etc.

It is an 8 bedroomed colonial style building with the restaurant on the veranda overlooking the infinity pool onto the forest where you can witness the monkeys jumping from tree to trees.

The owner Elke along with Prasad and all the staff make sure you have an enjoyable stay. It does not have an alcohol license but they will arrange for tuk-tuk to pick up anything you want. It is a little off the beaten track but if you want a relaxing quiet base it is perfect. Probably the most enjoyable place we stayed in Sri Lanka.

March 2022

John, UK, on Tripadvisor


This place is just a paradise, you can’t ask for more…. Food was very fresh and healthy, beautiful view from the balcony and nature around was just lovely. We felt very special and lucky to be there. Amazing swimming pool and very friendly staff. If you are looking for tranquility please visit this wonderful place. Chic and unique place with such a big attention to details to make your stay even more special.

April 2022

Dominika, London, UK, on

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Get the Niyagama House Atmosphere

Meditate and de-stress with this free, guided Meditation

Are you ready for a little meditation

with the amazing sunrise sound atmosphere from our tea plantation in the background?

If you are a yogi or not – research is showing that meditation is reducing stress.

Just click on the link, sit comfortably – and imagine that you are in Niyagama House,

with a view into tropical nature. Enjoy.

This Way to your Meditation
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लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनोभवंतु
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere be happy and free

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