Long Weekend Yoga Retreats in Sri Lanka (30% off)

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Ellen Johannesen

Born in Norway and following a career in contemporary dance, Ellen started practicing Ashtanga in 1994 at Jivamukti Yoga Center New York. A keen practitioner ever since, she has studied with teachers worldwide, was authorized from KPJYI, Mysore by Sharath Rangaswamy in 2006, and has completed 2-year teacher training with John Scott.

She also founded the first Ashtanga Yoga studio in Norway, Ashtanga yoga Oslo. Over recent years she has dedicated herself to Buddhist, Sanskrit and Himalayan Language studies, which has deeply influenced her teaching of Yoga as a tool for self-transformation and her understanding of the culture and traditions of Yoga and Nepal. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Emily Young

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour qualified teacher, Emily's personal mission is to empower individuals to explore their own learning journey both on and off the mat. She inspires students to develop an understanding of the body in order to understand the mind. Emily is a Yoga Alliance teacher trainer and is sharing her experience of teaching Vinyasa, Ashtaga, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Crossfit Yoga, Kids Yoga and Yoga for runners in the UK, India and Nepal. Formally Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport, bringing 15 years of sport and exercise teaching to different bodies and minds. Given this applied and academic background, she has a unique ability to develop safe and appropriate yoga for injury prevention and rehabilitation in sports athletes and continues to learn with sports therapists in professional sport. Emily has studied yoga with a variety of inspiring teachers over the last 10 years in the UK, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, New York, Mysore and Rishikesh, India. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Long Weekend Yoga Retreat by the Beac h in Sri Lanka
Villa Ratnakara is a large colonial style house is situated in 1.5 Acres of tropical trees on a hillside overlooking a small and remote sandy bay close to the village of Dondra, the most Southerly point of Sri Lanka. The owners have paid excellent attention to detail in the construction of this property and sensitively included the local concepts and respected the Buddhist culture. This has created a incredibly peaceful space that is ideal for retreat. The serenity of Ratnakara will nurture you with its healing powers of calmness and space. It offers a healthy dose of greenery and a tropical booster of humidity, the perfect gift for rejuvenating a travellers tired soul. Sample Schedule: Friday: 4 pm Yoga 7pm Dinner 9 pm Meditation Saturday: 7.30 am Yoga 10 am Breakfast 1 pm Lunch 4pm Yoga 7pm Dinner 9pm Meditation Sunday: 7.30 am Yoga 10 am Breakfast 1 pm Lunch 4pm Yoga 7pm Dinner 9pm Meditation Monday: 7.30am Yoga 10 am Breakfast/departure. Dates: 8/9/10/11 Jan - Teacher , Emily Young. Vinyasa Flow Yoga. 15/16/1/18 Jan- Teacher Jennifer Cordero. Yoga + Stand Up Paddle Boarding. 29/30/31Jan/1st Feb: - Teacher Ellen Johanessen. Ashtanga Mysore. 5/6/7 Jan - Teacher Ellen Johanessen. Ashtanga Mysore. 12/13/14/15 Feb- Teacher tbc 19/20/21 Feb - Emily Young. All levels Hatha Yoga Whats included: Large luxury accommodation. Rooms with large private balconies, changing rooms and spacious bathrooms (based on twin sharing, single supplement applies); all meals cooked by our in house Sri Lankan Chef; all yoga tuition; yoga equipment; fresh coconut water after every yoga practice, use of all Ratnakara facilities including pool, bikes, roof garden, beach; transfers from Galle. Price: 3 nights: $375 2 nights: $250
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A deposit of 20% is required by clients. The deposit is non-refundable . The full balance is due 3 weeks prior to the retreat date. Cancelations prior to 4 weeks will receive a refund of monies paid, less deposit. Cancelation within 4 weeks of retreat date will receive a refund of monies paid, less deposit only if we can fill your space. If your space cannot be filled, no refund will be given.