10-17 December 2017 – Yoga Retreat with Debbie Thomas


Seven nights all-inclusive USD $1275 per person based on two people sharing 

We are delighted that RYT 500 tutor  Debbie Thomas of Omkari Yoga is coming to Ratnakara in December to host a week long Sivananda yoga retreat. Debbie has a successful practice in Bristol, UK and has also run several yoga retreats in international locations.  Here is what past attendees have to say:

“Debbie was a fantastic teacher, and seemed to have an innate gift to work with each of us and correct postures accordingly.”

“Thank you Debbie for the most amazing week. We all came expectant and in my case apprehensive of what would be involved. For me the accommodation and the food were fantastic but that is only second place to what you taught us over the course of the six days together. You were able to bring out the best in each of us, working slowly, steadily and surely towards our goals and in the most beautiful way imaginable.”

An initial payment of  $885 should be made to Ratnakara via the link below to secure your place. Your final payment of $390 is due within a week of the retreat start date, and should be paid directly to Debbie Thomas.

You will enjoy:


7am – Led yoga practice
Hands on guidance in a small group will allow you to develop a confident and creative home practice regardless of your ability.

9:30am – Breakfast 
Rejuvenating breakfast and a chat over a big bowl of tea of coffee

12noon-2pm –  Lunch
Take it when you like light lunch

5pm – Yoga practice or workshop (alternating)

7pm – Dinner
Dine under the stars

Bedtime meditation


  • Accommodation in luxury double or twin rooms
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner – all cooked by our in-house Sri Lankan chef
  • All tuition and yoga equipment
  • Fresh coconut water after each yoga class
  • Use of all Ratnakara amenities

Not included

  • Flights to and from Sri Lanka
  • Transfers to and from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional excursions and trips
  • Optional massage treatments (circa US$25)
  • Sri Lankan Tourist Visa (US$35)
  • Travel insurance
  • A service charge is included in the cost however tips are always appreciated

Additional information

Terms and Conditions
All bookings are subject to Ratnakara’s Terms and Conditions

Arrival and departure
Guests may arrive at Ratnakara from 10am on Sunday 10th December 2017. Checkout on Sunday 17th December 2017 is 2pm.

We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance, including cover for medical treatment, accidents and repatriation, and holiday cancellation and curtailment.

Sri Lankan Tourist Visa
It is advisable that you purchase a Tourist Visa online before departure to avoid lengthy queues for visas on arrival.  30 day Electronic Tourist Visas – “ETA” – can be obtained quickly and easily from http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp  at a cost of US$35.  Obtaining a visa at the airport on arrival will cost US$40 and you may have to queue for some considerable time.