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Replenish your soul at our Sri Lanka retreat and re-energise the body and mind. Restore balance & rediscover your body with special corrective yoga classes held in the beachfront boutique resort.
 Celebrating Newport Yoga Centre 20th Year Anniversary
We invite you to a 6 day Yoga Retreat at Talalla Resort

For this very special occasion, we are inviting you to come join us on our Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat for 6 days at the Beachfront Barefoot luxury Boutique Resort on a pristine white Sandy Beach surrounded by lush gardens and calm turquoise waters of South Sri Lanka.

Sunrise & sunset yoga classes, all-inclusive vegetarian locally produced meals, guided tuk tuk rides to local Buddhist temples, Buddhist blessing for each individual.

We will also guide you to the Vesak Buddha’s Birthday street celebrations on the 7th May where the festivities are abundant which we have timed beautifully with our Yoga Retreat as you will experience such a wonderful cultural splendour. It brings a very special energy and culturally rich experience to our retreat.

We want you to Replenish your soul and re-energise your body, mind and spirit in 2020 with Tania Elder, founder of Newport Yoga Centre who will be joined by World Renowned Yoga Master, Andzej Gospodarczyk.

Between the two of them, they have over 50 years of experience inspiring people back to optimal health with Japanese Ryoho Yoga Therapy, diet and lifestyle changes.

Immerse yourself fully in this once in a lifetime experience with these two teachers collaborating in Sri Lanka and take advantage of this opportunity to restore balance and rediscover your spirit.

Your experience includes:

  • Beach runs and ocean dips amongst the most magnificent sunrises right on the resorts white sandy beach
  • Sunrise & sunset yoga classes
  • Tuk tuk rides to local temples and buddhist blessings for each individual
  • Buddha’s birthday celebrations as the streets and temples in Sri Lanka come alight with candles, flags and flowers and rejoice in this occasion with the locals
  • Optional Shiatsu treatments (By appointments only) with Master Andzej Gospodarczyk
  • Elegantly designed rooms with open air marble bathrooms, private patios and great views
  • 20m freshwater lap pool
  • 3 custom built yoga pavilions
  • A gourmet open-air restaurant serving the freshest healthiest local vegetarian meals all inclusive
  • Day spa available for massages and facials at affordable prices
  • Optional surf lessons (Surf breaks out the front of the resort & nearby surf spots, always a wave to be found)
  • Plenty of time to REST and RESET



Andzej Gospodarczyk

Recognised as a world leader for his corrective yoga therapy, shiatsu and nutritional expertise, Andzej Gospodarczyk combines traditional Indian Hatha poses with the principles of the Five Element Theory and meridian based healing arts of China and Japan. In the 1970’s and 80’s he studied in Japan with Masahiro Oki, macrobiotic nutrition with Lima Oshawa and Shiatsu with Shizuto Masunaga. He also studied Iyengar Yoga with BKS Iyengar in Japan. He is the founder of Ryoho Functional Yoga Centre and College which has trained hundreds of Shiatsu practitioners and teachers.


Ocean Front Seaview Villa – 4 available
Villas located on the ground floor feature authentic Sri Lankan furniture, fabrics and air conditioning. Located meters from the beach, the open-air pavilion of the second floor features private balcony, reading desk and ceiling fans. All villas have open air bathrooms allowing natural light, providing views of the local palms.

Bamboo Huts – 7 available
Our beautifully designed ‘Bamboo Huts’ epitomise our endeavour to remain Sri Lanka’s leader in Eco-Hotel experience. Listen to the sound of waves in the distance, hear the monkeys playing in the trees and understand what being connected to nature is all about. Our Bamboo Huts have ceiling fans. 

Garden Delux Villa Rooms – 18 available
Talalla Retreat offers deluxe villa rooms on both ground and first floors which include open-sky bathroom and lounge area. All rooms contain a sitting area, patio or balcony, personal safe, wardrobe, ceiling fan, mosquito net, toiletries, shower and private en-suite.

Dorm Rooms – 7 beds available
The dorm is the perfect place to hang out (Wi-Fi Free, available in restaurant) in between your yoga and surf sessions. With direct access to the beautiful Talalla ground and pool on your doorstep, this is as good as budget traveling gets. Don’t focus on the room size, this is purely somewhere to sleep at night. Talalla is all about adventure and this is the best way to gain everything we have to offer on a budget. The Dorm Rooms have ceiling fans.

  • COST •
    Cost – ranges from $2,020 to 2,911
    *2020 prices pre-covid 19. 
  Early Bird (By 31st March) Full Price
Ocean Front Seaview Villa or Bamboo Huts (Single) $2,699 $2,911
Ocean Front Seaview Villa or Bamboo Huts (Double) $2,285 $2,425
Garden Delux Villa Rooms (Single) $2,535 $2,720
Garden Delux Villa Rooms (Double) $2,200 $2,360
Garden Delux Villa Rooms (Triple) $2,075 $2,240
Dorm Rooms $2,020 $2,120


What it includes:

  • Master Yoga Classes mornings and nights
  • Meals x 3
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Group activities (beach runs, meditation, educational talks, etc.)
  • Ginger Compresses
  • Amazake drinks
  • Yoga mats, bolsters
  • Cultural excursions (transport in tuks tuks)
  • 20m freshwater pool
  • All around support from 3 senior yoga teachers

What it does not include:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Optional (e.g. Shiatsu, massages, day spa, surf lessons, etc.)

The Yoga Retreat commences on Sunday March 3rd from 3pm. We recommend arriving Saturday night or earlier to settle in.
Please discuss with Tania if you require additional nights stay organised for you at Talalla Resort.

The retreat will then finish on Friday March 8th at 11am post-class, If you have the time we recommend travelling for a few days post-retreat to make the most of gorgeous Sri Lanka!


*Our Sri Lanka Retreat has been postponed until it is safe to travel again post COVID-19. 




Range from $850 – $1200 economy return airfare (we suggest Singapore Airlines & stopping overnight in Colombo). Most flights arrive into Colombo at 10pm and depart from Colombo around midnight.

Air Asia has even cheaper flights and the earlier you book them the cheaper the flight
*Note, these prices are pre COVID-19. 


To assist with flight and additional travel information contact Catherine Baker email
– Mention Newport Yoga Centre’s Sri Lanka Retreat and Catherine will know exactly how to assist you –

Note, we will arrange your transfers. (Columbo airport to Talalla Resort is 2.5 hour drive)

Most flights from Sydney will arrive around 10pm in the evening then your transfer to Talalla arriving approx. 12.30. Return flights back to Australia leave around midnight.

You may want to travel before or after the retreat!


A fantastic place to add into your trip is a place called Galle, perched on Sri Lanka’s Southwest Coast. It’s only about an hour from Talalla, so either on the way there or back.

It’s a 16th century Portuguese-built fort, full of rich history with Dutch style houses and whitewashed mansions. Amongst cobble stone narrow thin streets, with heritage museums and quirky shops. Everyone absolutely loves it! Afternoon tea on the veranda of the Amangalla Hotel is fantastic.

Spending time amongst the amazing women of the Ceylon tea region is priceless. A wonderful glamping experience we can highly recommend is Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge.

If you’re looking for a Safari experience, we recommend Wild Coast tented Lodge Yala National Park @wildcoastlodge

You can look at more Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat pictures to inspire you by looking @newportyogacentre and scroll through past Sri Lanka experiences.


March 31: Full early bird rate due – Full payment needed to confirm your early Bird Rate
April 10 : 20% deposit required to secure your spot due
April 25 : Full payment due
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We hope you can make it!


The NYC Team