By Udaraa Gamage
Are you looking for ways to escape from all that hustling and bustling in the city? Do you want to deep dive into spirituality and heal all that needs healing? We got you covered. Here are our top 7 recommendations for all of you Yoga lovers looking for spots around Colombo.
1. Babaji’s Institute of Kriya Yoga
Kriya Yoga Ashram was established by Marshall Govindan with the knowledge he gained from his Indian Yoga master Babaji Nagaraj. With their vision being helping humanity to accelerate the evolution of divine consciousness, they have expanded to over 20 countries including Sri Lanka, enlightening more than 10,000 students over the years. The institute uses a combination of ancient teachings of the 18 Siddha tradition. Babaji’s Institute of Kriya Yoga is the Utopia to start your journey to becoming a true Yogi.
Average rates: Free
Contact Numbers: 077 605 5359
077 370 6988
077 439 7339
2. Prana Lounge
From Beginners to ‘Hatha’ to ‘Kundalini’ to Kids’ Yoga and even Pre and Post-natal Yoga, Prana Lounge offers it all. If you are a person looking to refine your techniques with customized Yoga sequences with support, Prana Lounge got you covered with their private Yoga classes. They even offer a range of special private classes for people working with a specific physical or mental health condition and people who are hoping to restore their balance after injuries. With its stunning interiors and serene environment, Prana Lounge is a place that makes you truly experience inner tranquility.
Average rates: 1 class – Rs. 2500/=
5 classes – Rs. 8000/=
Contact Numbers: 011 268 4808
076 557 5556
3. One Bhakthi
From Yoga to Reiki Healing to Breathwork, ‘One Bhakthi’ is not your ordinary Yoga Studio. They offer a range of Yoga classes including Prana, Pranayama and Yin Yoga Nidra. If you are looking for more than just Yoga or craving for a true spiritual retreat, One Bhakthi is the place for you.
Contact Number: 074 240 3334
4. Brahma Kumari’s Raja Yoga Centre
Being an international spiritual movement that originated in India during the 1930s, Brahma Kumari’s have over 8500 centres across the globe. Out of the 23 brahma Kumari centres located in Sri Lanka, more than 9 centres are located within the Colombo district. Yoga courses offered in all the locations being taught free of charge is the real deal. If you are someone who’s seeking the pathway of spirituality and metaphysics in depth, this is the place for you.
Average rates: Free
5. Abhyasa Yoga Studio
Inspired by the renowned Indian Yogi Sadhguru’s teachings, Abyasa Yoga Studio pioneers in making his ‘Isha Hatha Yoga practices’ available to the Sri Lankan community. These teachings which revive the ancient science of ‘Hatha Yoga’ will pave the path for you to gain the knowledge of Yogic traditions maintained over thousands of years.
Contact Number: 072 358 6258
6. Rhythmic Yoga Academy
Being founded in 2016, Rhythmic Yoga academy has been guiding over 200 students since. Apart from the usual Yoga classes offered, their certified foundation and diploma courses in Yoga are ideal for individuals who want to further excel in Yogic studies. Not only your body but also your face muscles deserve rejuvenation. You can say goodbye to those wrinkles and double chins with Rhythmic Yoga Academy’s special face yoga classes that helps you get that natural and sustainable facelift.
Average rates: Group sessions – Rs.3000/= per month
Individual sessions – Rs.1000/= per session
Contact Number: 077 555 2428
7. Mahesri Yoga Ashram
Mahesri Yoga Ashram is established and governed by Mahesri Ganga, a graduate from the prestigious Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences in India. Inculcating their students to achieve balance and harmony in their lives being their vision, Mahesri Yoga Ashram offers a range of personalized classes for individuals of all ages.
Average rates: Rs.3000/= per month
Contact Number: 071 366 1708