Rukshan Yoga

Rukshan Yoga, Mirissa: Hours, Address, Rukshan Yoga Reviews: 5/5

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Do you want to improve your health and gain a better well-being? Do you want to gain more energy, better balance and a deeper awareness? Dive deep into the holistic yoga, breathing and meditation practice mediated by the Yogi Master, Guru Chanaka Rukshan. As a longtime and experienced yoga and meditation master (from 1998) he combines several classic and modern methods and leads both beginners and advanced with heart, concentration and empathy to their own individual goals. Enjoy the lessons at a special spiritual power spot of our new Sahasrara Shala at our address Rukshan Yoga Road, Mirissa 81740 in Sri Lanka.
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TravelAround731
59 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The classes were great - he catered to the needs and experiences of those in the class and he never had a pre-written script. We returned to Mirissa from further North to do more yoga with him. Rukshan is very knowledgeable and experienced, yet what was most refreshing was how open minded and humble he was.

Rukshan also takes the time after class to engage with everyone asking them their thoughts and offering his perspective.

A truly genuine person. Thanks Rukshan!
Written February 25, 2020
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Sam Fox
Bristol, UK6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My Girlfriend and I participated in two yoga classes with Rukshan on our short stay in Mirissa. Easily the best Yoga classes we have ever been to.
The location is very peaceful- just a short walk up hill away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and main road. The ambiance is calm and meditative. Rukshan is a calming and charismatic man who makes you feel very welcome. You get a sense straight away that he is an expert and you are about to be taught something with passion and experience. Rukshan is a real yogi, living everyday to this way of life, it was such a pleasure to be in his company and learn from him.

If you, like me, dip in and out of yoga a little then you will walk away wanting to dip in much more then you have done before.
If you are much more experienced at it then I think you will love every part of the whole experience- I met several people who were participating in teacher training there or had been practising yoga there regularly over several years.
Written January 23, 2020
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Sarah
Rotterdam, The Netherlands130 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
As a yoga teacher myself in Europe, I was keen to get an experience of how yoga is practiced in Sri Lanka. Rukshan was clearly a deeply knowledgeable yoga master who delivered a really interesting class, great explanations in English, interjected with wisdom and interaction. Really interesting, with many exercises I’ve never encountered in Europe, challenging and moving class for me and my husband (who is a total beginner). Can really recommend this place, and lovely Rukshan. Thank you.
Written January 15, 2020
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paincharlotte
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Peaceful and hidden paradise place. The venue is 5 min driving distance from the main road. A bit more walking as it is up the hill. Definitely worth the effort. Splendid view on the greenery and the sea during the session. The yogi teacher takes the time to know you and your expectation. I had the change to have a session with only my partner and then with 4 other perso. It was vyniasa yoga. Deep stretching at the end. Nice slow and efficient flow. I really enjoyed the experience and the good energy of the space. Clean, professional and good expertise. Warm and nice people.
Written May 7, 2022
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Daisy C
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Beautiful yoga classes in a stunning spot in Mirissa. The studio is situated up a steep hill in the jungle with views of the ocean. Rukshan is an amazing teacher! I attended classes almost every day for a week and felt so nourished after each one. Rukshan weaves yoga philosophy, mantra, pranayama as well as asana (poses) into classes and is highly experienced and knowledgeable. Would 100% recommend!
Written April 4, 2022
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Jonathan K
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
Jan 2020
We went to classes here on consecutive days - the first was so excellent that we wanted to squeeze in a second before leaving Mirissa. Rukshan is a great teacher with a wealth of knowledge, and really takes stock of the students to make the classes interesting and exciting, different every time. I learned a lot, and enjoyed both classes immensely. The classes are long and challenging, so be prepared to push yourself but also definitely go in knowing your limits. The space is beautiful as well.
Written January 8, 2020
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Kiki
4 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
I've done yoga for a long time and this was the worst class I've ever had. Instead of a calm internal countdown he needed his iphone ringing timer to signal 1 minute had finished. He embarrassed each one of us by asking us to sing out loud individually just after 7am... even after refusing. The **meditation** exercises were right from the Kiwi hakka. He took two phone calls in the middle of our meditation. Unprofessional and poorly planned - and way overpriced.
Written April 30, 2017
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squinty8787
Castlegregory, Ireland8 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
What can I say ?! I travelled to Sri Lanka to surf and ended up doing Yoga with Ruckshan Yoga every day for 6 weeks. I arrived a carnivorous Neanderthal and left a vegetarian with a spiritual window opening, 10kg lighter, wearing 32 inch shorts as opposed to the 34 inch I arrived in......go straight to Ruckshan Yoga at the hill top temple in Mirissa, you will never regret it. A life changer. Richard Woodcock.
Written April 14, 2015
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jan e
Bristol24 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
For the last four years I have returned again and again to Mirissa to participate in Chanaka's classes. They continue to be the basis of my yogic life.

One reviewer, Ghris C recently wrote a damning review of Chanaka and Rukshan yoga. I was actually at that class. This person has grossly exaggerated the incident and blown it completely out of all proportion. In all the years I have studied with Chanaka I have never seen or heard him be aggressive; he is one of the most gentlest people I know. I was witness to the whole debacle at the end of the class and this reviewer missed out several important facts. Firstly the rest of the class were in the main, oblivious to the gravity of Mr G's emotions and the regulars of this class who later discussed this review were astounded that Mr C took this incident and blew it out of all proportion and certainly did not feel the 'pity' that this reviewer felt for himself. He also failed to accept Rukshan's final apology and failed to quote Rukshan's final and in my opinion humble words: 'Today, you have been my greatest teacher.' It would have been gracious for Mr. C to have accepted this. Chanaka Rukshan is one of the most professional yoga teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with; he made a mistake and graciously accepted this. Please, readers, now read all the lovely positive reviews of Rukshan Yoga and judge for yourself the benefits of learning from this awesome teacher.
Written January 23, 2018
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LineJaniche
Stockholm, Sweden39 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful situated yoga place on the top of a hill. Perfect warm up walking up the steep hill...
Fun-filled yoga with the professional, humble and humorous teacher Rukshan. He is very good at adapting the workout to suit everyone at whatever stage and making you feel welcome and good at it! Very recommended!
Written March 31, 2020
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Rukshan Yoga is open:
  • Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM