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 week stays, Sunday to Sunday.
Padma Nair is a native Keralan who, unusually for an Indian woman, has developed a strong reputation internationally. Padma is highly educated in Yoga, Sanskrit, Psychology, and holds a Masters in Indian Philosophy. Padma first trained in Hatha Yoga in 1980, qualified as a teacher with Sivananda’s Yoga Acharya in 1997, Yoga Siromani in 2001. She qualified to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Mysore in 2013. (Since 1980 Padma has been studying yoga with many teachers all around the world).
Warm and humorous she has been teaching Yoga and Chavutti Thirummal (a deep form of Ayurvedic Massage complementary to Yoga) for over 28 years to her students all around the world.
Welcoming all levels from beginners to the more experienced, Padma’s yoga is traditional and classical - fusion of three different schools – gentle Sivananda, precise Iyengar and energetic Ashtanga. With this wide repertoire of approaches, Padma’s teaching can take into consideration that each individual is different. Every class has a different energy as she tailors the guidance to suit her student’s needs. Padma is a gently challenging teacher, over 4 or 5 days she watches what you are capable of and senses when, in a safe manner, you can do more than you believed possible. At these points she gives you individual guidance and support. In inelegant moments, there is often a peal of laughter, you try again and your range expands!
Padma and her Yogashala have been featured in the Huffington Post & in The Guardian in 2014, in The Times in 2013.
7 nights minimum - Sunday to Sunday. Yoga tuition, accommodation, 3 yummy veggie meals/day, 1 free massage, 1 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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