"The best yoga retreat in the world"
The Observer Magazine

"The best yoga retreat in the world"
The Observer Magazine

"The best yoga retreat in the world"
The Observer Magazine

Welcome To Ulpotha
The Ulpotha Experience

"Ulpotha remains for me the most beautiful spot in this whole

complex world I am lucky enough to travel around"
Harper's Bazaar

"An oasis of harmonious coexistence between nature and human beings"
Yoga & Health

The Yoga
The Retreats

"A trip to Ulpotha is worth bending over backwards for"
British GQ

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Authentic, and beyond cool.

Ulpotha is a Buddhist agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests world class yoga in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as is humanly possible.

Ulpotha is talked about in revered tones as one of the most extraordinary yoga destinations in the world” – The Guardian

Our Story

Ulpotha - A Kitchen in Paradise

"Ulpotha is the ultimate yoga holiday"

"Ulpotha changed my life"

"Luxurious without the normal trappings of luxury"

"an environment where nature and man live in productive harmony"

"Ulpotha is the product of an unusual recipe of serendipity, synchronicity, trust and fun"

"The food is glorious"

"Primitive agriculture... offers the best hope for the future"

"Sanctuary in a jungle paradise"

"Quintessential bliss!"

"As soon as I arrive at Ulpotha ... life feels different. Slower. Calmer. Spacious."


Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

Though we were compelled to cancel our summer retreat programme due to Sri Lanka’s cautious approach to dealing with Covid-19, we remain optimistic that we will be able to proceed with our winter season as scheduled.

If you wish to book a holiday at Ulpotha, we advise you to first read your country’s travel advisory.

Daily updates of the situation in Sri Lanka can be found here

End of Summer Yala Season
Start of Winter Maha Season
End of Winter Maha Season
Start of Summer Maha Season
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To enquire about including children and the availability of single supplements, please contact us.

If the dates you wish straddle retreats, please go here.