Ayurveda in Sri Lanka


London: Holiday on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka: two of the island’s top spa hotels are offering two weeks full board and accommodation for the price of one during this summer season.

Both the spas are at Barberyn Ayurveda resorts on the Island. There is a growing interest in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest natural healing systems in the world. At the Barberyn health centres in Sri Lanka guests can benefit from an array of treatments designed to detox the body and clear the mind. These include herbal steam baths, inhalations and massage. Yoga classes are also included.

Delicious food prepared from Ayurvedic recipes tailored to individual needs are also available. All rooms are furnished in Sri Lankan style.

The Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort is located on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast, right by the beach at Beruwala. The resort is sheltered by a long coral reef running the length of the resort, which forms a natural swimming lagoon. Sand stretches for miles on either side. This resort is 85km south of Colombo airport.

The Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort nestles among palm trees and two verdant valleys, overlooking a secluded beach near Weligama, 140 km south of the airport.

The special offer runs from 24 April until 7 November; two weeks from £217 per person in a single room or from £314 for two people sharing a double. The full package of Ayurdic treatments costs £290 per person per week.

To book or obtain more details tel (from the UK) 0870 444 2704 or go to www.barberyn.com and more lovely holidays at www.nealsyardagency.com

Ulpotha Yoga & Ayurveda Holidays


Ulpotha is open for 13 fortnightly periods between June and August and from November till March. Between these times Ulpotha is closed to allow the village time to revert to its natural state between visits. There is a maximum of only 19 places for guests per holiday.

Guests are encouraged to visit Ulpotha for a whole fortnight with bookings running from Sunday to Sunday. Prices are on a full board, twin sharing basis, inclusive of airport transfers (for designated group arrival/departure times), excursions, yoga and herbal steam baths; flights are not included. Personalised Ayurveda treatment packages are available separately – see below.

Two-week Summer 2006 holidays cost £1,200 (each extra night £85). One-week holidays can only sometimes be accommodated, depending on availability. These would run Sunday to Sunday and cost £600 (each extra night £85).

Two-week Winter 2006/7 holidays cost £1,300 (each extra night £95). One-week holidays can only sometimes be accommodated, depending on availability. These would run Sunday to Sunday and cost £650 (each extra night £95).

The Christmas/New Year holiday costs £1,830 for the full 16 nights; or £1,600 for 14 nights (each extra night £115). There is usually no availability for one-week holidays over Christmas and New Year but if there is, the cost would be £800 for the week, plus £115 for each extra night.

The Summer 2006 per night rate (for stays of less than one week) is £90; in Winter it is £100; at Christmas/New Year it is £120 per night.

Summer 2006 (Yala season)

18 Jun – 2 Jul Pilates with Aud Aasbo
2 Jul – 16 Jul Scaravelli Yoga with Lawrence Chapman & Audrey Tom
16 Jul – 30 Jul Astanga Yoga with Mark Hill
30 Jul – 13 Aug Astanga Yoga with Jane Kemlo

Winter 2006/7 (Maha season)

19 Nov – 3 Dec Astanga Yoga with Edward Clark
3 Dec – 17 Dec Hatha Yoga with Angus Ford-Robertson
17 Dec – 2 Jan Hatha & gentle Astanga Yoga with Nigel Gilderson (16 nights £1830; or 14 nights £1600)
2 Jan – 14 Jan Core Yoga with Martin McDougall
14 Jan – 28 Jan Yoga Teacher TBC
28 Jan – 11 Feb Yoga with Caprice
11 Feb – 25 Feb Chinese New Year
25 Feb – 11 Mar Iyengar & Astanga Yoga with Jean Hall
11 Mar – 25 Mar Yoga Teacher TBC

Please note, the above schedules may be subject to change.

Personalised Ayurvedic Treatment Programmes
Ulpotha is a particularly suitable place in which to undergo Ayurvedic treatment as the food and the environment will complement the therapies and serve to underscore the holistic approach of Ayurveda itself. Ulpotha’s resident Ayurvedic doctor, Dr. Sri Lal can draw up a personalized detoxification and rejuvenation treatment programme for you. Allow at least two days to acclimatise after arrival in Sri Lanka before start of Ayurvedic treatments.

The Ayurveda Treatment Programmes are charged for separately and available for a minimum of one week at £200 per person. There are also ten days (£300); two weeks (£400); three weeks (£600); four weeks (£800 per person). Pre-bookable via us, capacity is limited. Please ring 0870 444 2702 or email info@ulpotha.com

Neal’s Yard Agency
BCM Neal’s Yard, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel/Fax: (44) 0870 444 2702 (national number)
or ++44 7000 783 704 (international number)
info@ulpotha. www.ulpotha.com