Sen Wellness Sanctuary

Sen Wellness Sanctuary

Sri Lanka, Indian Subcontinent

Sen Wellness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka was dreamed up by Sam Kankanamge, who sought to build a universal space that stimulates and creates new possibilities and growth for all those who visit, including both international guests and local communities.  Voted one of the top 20 best yoga retreats in the world by The Times, the sanctuary provides a nurturing, healing experience and personalised support for its guests. Sen Wellness seeks to help visitors self-realise and reach their full inner potential, precipitating wellness and happiness for all.

Knowing nature is the biggest healer, your will quickly feel the calming and invigorating effects of the surrounding nature reserve. The property specialises in personalised retreats that combine guiding yoga with world-class osteopathic treatments, local therapists, exceptional chefs and expert Ayurvedic doctors. Here you can take the time for self care, to address your issues of the mind, body and spirit as you practice yoga in the gorgeous Yoga Shala, overlooking verdant treetops and feel the refreshing sea breeze.

A unique blend of self-empowering yoga practice and osteopathic healing will promote spiritual growth and physical health. Sen Wellness seeks to help guests get well and stay well, so their range of treatments address the entire individual. 

   Nearest Airport: Colombo International Airport
   Transfer Time: Approx. 2.5 hours

Sharing from £575.00£575.00 pp
Singles from £799.00£799.00 pp
Sharing from £649.00£649.00 pp
Singles from £965.00£965.00 pp

Including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 3 day programme

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Room Types

The low-key, yet luxurious, thatched cabanas of Sen Wellness are nestled in Rekawa’s expansive lagoon. Guests will tread along suspended walkways, peering at wildlife below, to twin or king-sized rooms with natural ventilation on the beach. The four double-story cabanas are encompassed by mangroves, the lagoon and the beautiful golden sands lined with palms. Each cabana has 8 rooms, with 4 rooms on each level. Bathrooms are open to the elements so guests can star gaze whilst enjoying a shower.

Whilst staying at Sen Wellness, you will be accommodated in one a low key en suite luxury cabana.  With only 8 rooms, the space is quiet and intimate. The thatched cabanas have been made by local artisans representing the excellent craftsmanship of southern Sri Lanka.  


Treatments offered at the Sen Wellness Sanctuary begin with a diagnostic consultation from the in-house Ayurvedic Doctor to determine your Doshas or body constitution. After the diagnosis, a course of daily treatments using unique oil and herbal medicine is tailormade to the individual.  These treatments include lots of oil-based massages (full body, head, shoulder, hand, foot), herbal pouches, body scrubs, steams, herbal inhalations, face masks and shirodhara. Ayurveda seeks to create balance and harmony, which can become disrupted by the stress of busy work lives. Through understanding your own unique dosha type, the treatment programme will assist you to centre and rebalance. 

Other beneficial sessions include a healing gong bath, meditation and additional sound healing sessions. 


Sen Wellness focuses on Kundalini yoga, the yoga of awareness. Kundalini yoga is very accessible and classes are open to all levels, but private yoga sessions are also available. Other group experiences include group healing, dance and music workshops.

If you would like to venture into the surrounding area, you may take a lagoon safari, visit a sacred temple, go turtle watching or try a cooking master class. For an additional fee, guests may participate in watersports or embark on a whale watching excursion.

  • Open-air Yoga Shala
  • Beach access
  • Wi-fi available in reception area at certain times
  • In house Ayurvedic doctor and team of Ayurvedic therapists
  • International yoga teacher 
  • International osteopath
  • Lagoon access with boat safaris 
  • Library inspired by wellbeing and Sri Lankan literature 
  • Swimming pool - coming soon

Sen Wellness is located in a pristinely beautiful national park, home to a protected turtle nesting beach in the southern part of Sri Lanka.

Insider's Tips
  • Make sure to see the turtles on the beach
  • Begin your morning with a wonderful wake up call, one of Charmara's special cups of herbal tea
  • Rise early for spectacular sunrise walks on the beach
  • Catch warm rays with a sunset swim by the rock pool
  • For a meditative experience, go on a lagoon boat ride
  • Do not miss Dr Harshi's farewell blessing
  • Make a visit to the blind school, which is supported by the Breath of Life Foundation
Healing Holidays Special Offer

Room and Programme Discount

  • Enjoy a 20% discount when you book a 7 or 10 day programme
  • Enjoy a 25% discount when you book a 14-day programme
    Valid for stays between 01 Oct 2020 - 30 Apr 2021. Book by 15 Dec 2020. T&C applies.

Free Transfers

Get complimentary return airport transfers when you book a min 7-night stay.
T&C applies.

Loyalty Offer

  • Book a 7-night programme and pay for 6 nights only
  • Book a 10-night programme and pay for 8 nights only

Valid for clients that have previously booked Sen Wellness with Healing Holidays. T&C applies.

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Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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