Yoga at Stay Golden in Arugam Bay

Step on your yoga mat with Stay Golden

Join us for Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, and Yin & Yang Sessions. We offer yoga classes for all levels. You can find the latest yoga schedule here on the website or directly at the hotel in Arugam Bay (see the boards). For the latest updates follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Yoga classes

All yoga classes are drop-in, that means you do not need to book your spot in advance. Yoga mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters are provided. We also offer private classes which are best booked in advance. We are the only place in Arugam Bay offering yoga classes all through the year – also in off-season.

The price per drop-in class is 1000 LKR per person.

Take a seat at our beach restaurant after class and get a 10% discount on food and drinks after class. Vegans are warmly welcomed.

Current schedule for open classes

Every day:

Late Morning Hatha at 11.00 AM | Afternoon Yin at 5.00 PM

all levels welcome | enjoy intimate classes

The shala

As we reopened the hotel in summer 2019, we practice in a brand new shala. It is at the rooftop and provides an amazing view of the beautiful nature of Arugam Bay and the sea while you are doing yoga. In addition, you only hear nature sounds like waves rolling in since we are surrounded by nature. Fans support a natural breeze.

Please take off your shoes before stepping up to our yoga space. And don’t forget to tag us with @staygoldenarugam when you post on Instagram 🙂

About the styles

Vinyasa flow, often also called power yoga, is an active and athletic style of yoga adapted from the traditional Ashtanga style. Focus is on moving with your breath. With the heat of Arugam Bay, you will start sweating easily. It’s also the perfect complement to surfing since you flow while stretching all body parts.

Hatha yoga focuses on the basic and classical approach for asanas. On the one hand, it is about getting to know postures (for beginners). On the other hand, it is great to work on your alignment and holding the postures.

Yin yoga focuses on stretching and lengthening your deep connective tissues. The idea is that you relax your muscles and let gravity do the work. By holding postures for at least 3 minutes you also practice your patience and letting go. Especially when you tend to move all the time, Yin might be challenging. For this very reason, Yin will help you to start calming your body and mind. The mental strength you build up with Yin supports to stay focused in the water while surfing, too. To sum up, it is really renriching for everyone 🙂

In a Yin & Yang Class we first heat up the body with some Yang (Vinyasa) to calm down and let go in the Yin.

For any more information please contact yoga@staygoldenarugam.com.