Why a Kalukanda House Retreat?

Wellbeing = physical health + mental health + spiritual health

The road to 'Wellbeing' should be a lifelong commitment and a retreat can either help you re-set yourself with a big dose of what you need to get you into balance, or it can provide a top up to head off any re-emerging negative patterns.

As the word RETREAT suggests, you will pull back from your current situation, take a step away and change any negative circumstances as a result. As opposed to a vacation, which is quite simply time off from everyday routine, retreats are purposeful getaways that are aimed at rescuing you from an undesired or unpleasant situation and whisking you off to an exotic location to heal in that particular respect.

Having the opportunity to drop yourself into an entirely new landscape which brings all your sense to life, with others looking for the same thing gives the opportunity to fast track this journey. The benefits of retreats are well documented, here are a few benefits of Kalukanda House Retreats that are important to consider.

Specific Intent

A Retreat will have a theme and focus on a specific issue, offering space and time to reflect and be with others who have the same focus. A retreat is an investment in you, so the intent is a really important aspect. If you read what the hosts are offering and think yes, yes, yes....you are looking in the right place.


Our Retreats are set in the most glorious nature with tall, ancient trees, endemic wildife and sea air to deliberately bring you away from your daily routine. Travelling to this kind of place feels like a pilgrimage of sorts. Being in nature is a stress reducer, bringing your Cortisol (stress hormones) down and being able to breathe fresh air, eat fresh food and stay off devices is like a spring clean for your mind, body and soul.

Professional Guidance

Having hosts who are trained in their fields and experienced in holding retreats means that you will be held in a space where you can truly deepen your experience. A retreat that offers different experts and is curated with a specific theme in mind allows you to benefit exponentially in the relatively short space of time that you gift yourself.

Like Minded Company

Quite simply, you don't have to explain, because everybody gets it. Being in a retreat space like this means that you are not alone, you immediately have a support system and this gathering of people who are the same, can often lead to deep and enriching friendships. Our hosts provide this safe space where you can talk, or not, and there is no judgement or expectation. It is a special and unusual situation not found in every day life, the rules while on our retreats are different to your day to day life and it is easier to be authentically yourself here.

No Planning

You don't need to think about transfers, food or logistics, we do that for you. It is entirely liberating and yet feels so secure knowing that everything is in hand. Often, you will start to feel the benefits of our retreat before you have even arrived - as soon as you start your journey to this destination you can breathe a sigh of relief, it has already begun.


Being in a small group means that your voice will be heard, you can hear and learn from others more easily and connections are made more quickly. Bonding on retreats is inevitable as guests share so much. There are so many "aha" moments, so many shared feelings, so much in common because you all chose this retreat with this intent before you even met. There is a reason for that. Hosts can also spend more time with you and the magic of the retreat experience is multiplied beyond measure. Our Retreats have a maximum group size of 8 and Chatham House Rules apply, so no need to worry about privacy.

Go Bespoke

If a ready made group of you want to experience a Retreat together, we can curate one for you right here. What a special way to enrich and deepen existing friendships.

Sri Lanka Sunset