Ulpotha, referred to as "The best Yoga retreat in the world" by the Observer Magazine, is a beautiful private jungle hideaway open part of the year which has come to be known worldwide as an eco friendly, vegan Yoga retreat that offers Ayurveda. It is an enchanting place that sprinkles its magic dust on those who are lucky enough to simply 'be' in Ulpotha. In the winter and summer months internationally renowned yoga teachers lead holiday retreats at Ulpotha to help you get away from it all, and deeply nurture your mind, body and spirit. There is no aspiration in Ulpotha to be anything other than what it is - a lovely folly. The founders and villagers welcome you to enjoy Ulpotha in this spirit.See more events in this venue
Includes daily morning (dynamic) and evening (restorative/pranayama) yoga classes, 3 veggie meals & snacks & juices, shared accommodation in elegant huts, swimming in silky freshwater lake, bike rides, hikes, excursions to local ancient heritage sites and much more. Ayurveda treatments on option. One or two weeks available, Sunday to Sunday.
Molly is a joyous Jivamukti-inspired teacher from London where she teaches at a number of studios as well as to private and corporate clients. She also leads retreats and teaches events and festivals around Europe.
Having discovered yoga in Bali in 2007, Molly went on to further her yoga studies through intensive trainings in India, Australia & the UK. After practicing various styles including Ashtanga, Sivananda, and even laughing yoga, she specialised in Jivamukti Yoga. It is here that she found her yogic home, attracted to a system that managed to translate the ancient yogic teachings into a modern day setting. She loved the way Jivamukti yoga made a constant correlation between the yoga practice and life off the mat and helped Molly to see the practice as a way of transforming health, cultivating mindfulness, and reconnecting us back to our planet and to one another.
Molly then became a certified Yoga Therapist after studying at Yogacampus in London and has trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Yoga Therapy is a way of tailoring yoga to any individual medical conditions or injuries with the ultimate aim of self-healing. It brings the ancient system of yoga into a therapeutical setting where the individual is met holistically as a multi-layered being.
Her yoga now combines these two complementary yogic and therapeutic methods in a well-rounded practice which includes meditation, pranayama, chakra balancing, philosophy, vinyasa, hands-on adjustments, partner yoga, yoga nidra and kirtans. A special focus is placed on alignment and breathwork in asana (postures) in Molly's classes.
At Ulpotha Molly will begin the morning with an energizing flow yoga class to invigorate and inspire your day. Classes include a creative sequence based on a particular philosophical theme, chanting, meditation and pranayama. In the evening Molly will offer a more explorative breath-focused approach which incorporates the principles of yoga therapy and prepares the practitioner for a deep soothing session of relaxation and yoga nidra.
Molly is used to teaching complete beginners and advanced yogis alike and welcomes all levels to join the retreat.
7 nights minimum - Sunday to Sunday. Yoga tuition, accommodation, 3 yummy veggie meals/day, free massage, excursion to heritage sites and much more...
Guests are welcome for retreats at Ulpotha, Sri Lanka, for six months of the year (it goes back to being a traditional village for the rest of the year). Those who come for retreats will find a natural sanctuary of exceptional beauty in Sri Lanka’s heartland, perfect for Yoga holidays and Ayurveda retreats. The most attractive retreat activity can be said to be to simply relax in its remarkable atmosphere of peace and calm. For those more purposeful in nature, Ayurveda therapies and Yoga classes are available. The Ayurveda is administered by Dr Srilal Mudunkothge, an acclaimed Ayurveda practitioner of this ancient, holistic medical art, while the Yoga classes are led by some of the world's leading Yoga teachers.
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