Amice Yoga Teacher

Ms Amice van der Burg

Yoga Teacher

Inspired to work with our clientele to build immune resiliency, vibrant health, a positive outlook, and unwavering balance. Together with our business partners, we aim to bring the best of spiritual lifestyles and philosophies of ancient civilizations into today’s practice.

Yoga is a way of life, an integrated system of education for the body, mind and spirit. This art of right living was perfected and practiced in India thousands of years ago. Yoga deals with universal truths, and so its teachings are as valid today as they were in ancient times. Yoga balances, harmonises, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul. The complete path of yoga includes yoga asana, pranayama or breathing exercises, and meditation. If you embrace the yogic path, you will quickly start to enjoy greater health, vibrant energy and mindfulness. The ultimate, divine aspiration for us yogi’s is to reach perfect spiritual balance in body, mind and action.

Anne Marlies van der Burg (calling name “Amice”), aspires to support you in your journey into the inner heart of yoga. To complement the yoga community she built at the BC Lifestyle studio in Mount Lavinia. A lawyer by profession, she conducts moral science education programs, and is inspired to advocate for peace, integration and harmony. She fluently speaks English, Dutch, German and some French.




2 Day Ahaspokuna Yoga Programme



Day 1

Arrival: We meet you at the designated meeting point by noon and start the short welcome trek to the camp. Your luggage will be taken by our porters. After the welcome briefing by the Camp Manager at the camp lounge area, you may check-in into your suite-tent. You will be briefed on the features of the tent and the associated facilities. After you settle in, lunch will be served.

Post-lunch: Our naturalist will discuss the evening programme with you. You are free to take it easy and enjoy the large campsite and the surrounding area, or you may opt for the 1 ½ to 2 hour adventure bushwalk that will take you through the grassland and forest.

Early Evening: Rest and relax in your suite-tent before rejuvenating with a gentle yoga session at sunset.

Dinner: After you soak in our wild bath, meet us near the campfire for a delicious BBQ dinner under the stars.

Post-dinner: What better way to wrap up a day of spiritual awakening, than with a relaxing night walk to stargaze? Visit our “Hide” near the waterhole for an immersive experience of nocturnal wildlife as the chilly forest breeze sweeps across the grasslands. Or, simply retire to your suite-tent or star bed to enjoy the rest of the night isolated with nothing in-between you and a billion stars.




Day 2

Pre-breakfast: Rise early, sip on a cup of coffee and enjoy an early morning yoga session to wake up body and mind while basking in the sunrise.

Post-breakfast: You may now feel energised to embark on a special 3 hour bushwalk into the grasslands and forest. Or, you could simply do as you please and enjoy a book in your private hammock.

Lunch: After your bushwalk or morning of relaxation, you arrive in time for lunch at the campsite – around 1pm. When you’re ready to leave, our departure trail is a fun 5km trek with a descent of 100m to 150m.

 *This programme can be merged with a relaxing meditation session and a discussion on “The Buddhist Way of Life” with a professional. Let us know how you would like to live here at Ahaspokuna.


Please note that this programme requires pre -booking and is offered for clients who stay for two or more nights at a supplementary rate.


Bushwalk Package
Itinerary for 2 Nights and 3 Days



Romance Package
Itinerary for 2 Nights and 3 Days



Adventure Package
Itinerary for 2 Nights and 3 Days



Family Package
Itinerary for 2 Nights and 3 Days


We only have 3 Tented Suits at Ahaspokuna and fast filling. 
You may send your expression of interest or book instantly using our online booking engine.

Phone (+94) 70 222 8 222   Send us an Inquiry      WhatsApp Number: +94 71 066 22 02


Ahaspokuna Stories

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A H A S - P O K U N A

In the Sinhalese language (spoken in Sri Lanka), “Ahas” means “Sky” and “Pokuna” means “Pond” or “Pool”. Ahaspokuna is so named in reference to the lake here, high up in the hills, that is only fed by rainwater. A former settlement that sprung up on its shores was subsequently also named “Ahaspokuna”. Today, the jungle tide has washed over where people once lived and the camp provides a wilderness retreat for those in search of something different.
Ahaspokuna by Eco Team