Ashtanga Yoga Asana & Pranayama

With Arati & Dhammika
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24 Feb 21 - 28 Feb 21
4 nights / 5 days
COST

Rs. 64,000

1 person, 4 nights / 5 days
Recommended stay is for full retreat. Minimum stay is 2 nights starting at Rs 16,000 / night. Rate is full board & includes 2 yoga classes per day
  All accommodation is shared on a same gender basis
  Children under 7 come free of charge
  Refunds given on cancellation (due to Covid or otherwise)
  If you would like alternative dates, please contact us

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Arati & Dhammika
invite you to an
Ashtanga Yoga Asana & Pranayama Retreat
in the beautiful setting of

Immerse yourself in the Breathing, Moving and Counting method of Ashtanga yoga in the stunning natural environment of Ulpotha!

Explore the asanas in the primary Astanga Yoga series (yoga chikitsa) by going deeper into anatomy and alignment in 4 days of led classes with Arati & Dhammika. Through the led classes one can prepare for Mysore style self-practice by memorizing the asana flow and the vinyasa count.

Ulpotha is the perfect healing environment to spend three nights immersed in nature and rejuvenate your spirit.

Ulpotha is a self-sustaining agricultural community spanning 25 acres in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests an out of this world experience of living in nature in an incomparably beautiful setting.

Meet Your Team
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Arati
Yoga Instructor

I achieved my 200hr YTT in February 2018 in Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga.

My primary love and practice is Ashtanga yoga. The unique breathing, moving, and counting method of Ashtanga has brought me strength, flexibility, and focus in both body and mind. It has made me appreciate the importance of bringing a meaningful ‘practice’ to one's life.

By profession, I am a medical doctor. I have completed a 6-month yoga teacher course in yoga therapy which has opened a wonderful new avenue of interest, particularly understanding the deep connection between yoga and wellness, from a medical angle too. I try to incorporate the knowledge of how the power of the Asana and pranayama (breath) can truly heal the body into my teaching.

I truly believe this is a life-changing practice and thoroughly enjoy sharing it with others.

To learn more about Arati, follow @aratiwimyoga on Instagram.

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Dhammika
Yoga Instructor

I'm a keen practitioner of Ashtanga and completed a training in Vinyasa and Yin in 2017 which started my yoga journey. Gathered valuable info on the primary series asanas and anatomy along the way.

Since then have made ashtanga a tool of practice to keep check with self and non-self. Devoted to the method, I believe the sublime nature of the breath & body will be realized through regular practice.

I have attended Sharath Ji’s (Sharath Jois) led class workshops in Mysore and am always looking forward to deepening the practice.

To learn more, follow Dhammika on Instagram @dhammika_obeyesekere.

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What's Included
Meals Included

3 tasty vegetarian meals per day plus juices, snacks and teas

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YOGA CLASSES

Typically 2 classes per day

ACCOMMODATION

Our beautifully crafted huts are fitted with very comfortable beds for optimum sleep and recovery

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ACTIVITIES

Use of bicycles and guided walks

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Retreat Schedule

When you arrive you can leave the digital world behind. Ulpotha is a living permaculture village and you will sleep in earthen huts and feel connected to the land. Much of the food is grown on-site and the whole atmosphere at Ulpotha is permeated with metta (loving-kindness).

We will have a morning class from 7:30 - 9:30 am. This will be a half primary Ashtanga series led class preparing you for a Mysore style self-practice which you will be able to take home with you.

In the evenings from 4-5pm there will be Pranayama and Meditation/Yin Yoga.  We will go through several breathing exercises, learning to control and regulate the breath, relaxation Nidra and a Yin yoga. 

You will share a charming double hut and unique communal bathrooms and enchanting open-air showers, while having a comfy single bed draped with a cosy mosquito net to yourself. 

All levels and families are welcome.  Traditional Sri Lankan vegetarian cuisine is served with love.  

There is no a/c, no fans, no electricity, no WIFI (there is limited 4G near the parking lot) - what you do have is barefoot luxury, unlike anything you've encountered before. This is your chance to get away from it all and be ensconced in the bosom of Mother Nature. 

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Things To Do
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Ayurveda Treatments

Book a traditional Ayurveda detox package in our Ayurveda treatment center (supplementary fee)

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Walking & Cycling

Cycle around to the local villages and nearby lakes, and take guided walks to the hilltop temple or Uncle Willie's rock

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Swimming & Rafting

Swim in the silky smooth waters of the Ulpotha lake, or take our raft or canoe through the backwaters for the best birdwatching spots

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Reading

Relax in a swing bed with a book from our well-stocked library

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Cooking

Visit our kitchen and kitchen garden and brush up on your cooking skills with our friendly cooks

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Wildlife

Stroll round Ulpotha's large grounds with your camera or binoculars to catch surprising wildlife

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Meet the Villagers

Chat with one of our lovely villagers and learn more about their relaxed and unhurried lifestyle

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Visit the tailor

Order a custom-made cool cotton shirt or pants from our tailor, or design your own outfits

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