Leave your structured, stressful life behind. Our vision is for you to come to Santani and allow the healing to happen at your natural pace. You will find no pre-set ‘one size fits all’ wellness packages at Santani. Arrive, if you wish, with goals in mind then work together with your dedicated wellness concierge to customize a unique programme of activities strategically designed towards reaching your goals. Unless you want a strict, precisely defined schedule, which we are happy to provide, ours is a flexible approach to wellness, one which encourages spontaneity and curiosity to stimulate the mind as much as these activities create shifts in the body and spirit.

Wake up early and meditate, if our cooler, misty mornings inspire you. Or perhaps your inner night owl likes to wind down the day on the yoga mat. Santani is all about offering you the space, freedom and support to find your way.

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Santani has been thoughtfully conceived to offer naturally healing landscapes, holistic architecture, delectable food and deep knowledge of health and wellness from the traditional to the scientific plus a stimulating array of life enhancing pursuits. These include yoga, detox and cleansing therapies, Ayurveda, meditation, cardio and holistic fitness, mountain hiking, jungle gyms and swimming in natural pools just to name a few.

Our intention is to empower you to choose among these what to do, or not do, in the moment, then try another path whenever you so desire. Freedom to seek, to choose and to thrive is what Santani is all about. For our guests who wish to experience the highlights surrounding Santani, we recommend golfing, safari and cultural immersion tours of Kandy through our trusted partners.

Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s wellness heritage dates back more than 5,000 years. Whether or not we take the Ramayana literally, it is true that medicinal plants found here do not grow anywhere else other than in the Himalayas. These therapeutic plants form the basis for Ayurveda, a two-part Sanskrit word, ayur meaning ‘life’ and veda meaning ‘knowledge.’ A comprehensive, holistic approach to healthy living Ayurveda remains extremely relevant within the context of modern wellness.

Ayurveda in Sri Lanka is characterised by two distinct forms of treatment: Shamana alleviates symptoms and Shodhana, which literally translates as ‘to wash away,’ cleanses the body to remove the root causes of dis-ease. Detox and cleansing programmes at Santani are deeply rooted in these ancient therapies proven effective over the centuries.

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