We have successfully conducted our first retreat in early December 2021, and all health requirements and protocols were followed to a resounding success.

Double vaccinated guests had the easiest of clearance from our airport, and the return PCR tests which were mandatory requirement by the airlines were also conducted here at the center which is a great convenient to our clients. Results were released in 24 hours.

The success of the retreat have inspired teachers to request retreats and teaching stints and we have drawn up a schedule,  for 2022.

Please contact us to find out which of the profiled teachers are teaching when your preferred dates are selected.

 

Yoga teacher profiles

Maria Takmakova   

Chest Opener

Shoulders back for correct spinal alignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Maria , I am from Ukraine. Since 2019 started to discover Asia, and Sri Lanka has stolen my heart)) Now this is my Home)Since I was a small girl I dreamed to help people and the only profession I saw for myself was to become a psychologist. During my university education I was involved into studying body oriented psychotherapy, where I discovered the deepest connection between our body, mind and soul. After my aim was to find a proper healing system to keep body aligned with the consciousness, this is how yoga stepped into my life.
After being certified in Ukraine I started my own yoga practice using psychotherapy techniques which helped to release blocked emotions and childhood traumas.
Apart from that for 4 years I was studying astrology. This is another amazing love story (this time with the stars). I never thought I could be an astrologer, I just once noticed some information at my mom’s old book about astrology. After this book my life has changed, I was studying about Signs, Planets all my free time, therefore decided to become professional in this field. After 4 years I got a certificate, not it’s been 12 years since I am talking stars language apart from russian, ukrainian and english))

Leigh Khoo ( February 19th to 6th March) 

Leigh found Yoga 15 years ago in a tiny studio in Chinatown, Singapore. As much as she enjoyed the dance-like flow of postures, it was the meditation practice after the asana sessions that really drew her in. Her first teacher Sunil Dahiya used to ask: “Where are you in your body? Meditate on that.” That set the tone for Leigh’s Yoga journey since, and she believes that skilfully sequenced and meditative practices are key to connecting us to our deeper, higher wisdom.

Leigh has been teaching since 2013, and over the years, learned to understand and, more importantly, respect anatomical differences. Because of that, she believes in creating safe spaces that empower practitioners to step into their intuitive wisdom and practise according to their inner alignment — asanas that look right on the outside may not necessarily feel so within. She continues to be influenced by her teachers Emily Kuser, Nitya Mohan, David Frawley, Jo Phee and Octavio Salvado; as well as the teachings of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tantra, which often form the energetic and philosophical pillars of her classes.

Leigh’s classes are embodied, intuitive and poetic, and a reflection of her life on and off the mat. She sees life to be the greatest teacher, with every moment serving as an opportunity to connect to our highest self, and to live with intention, compassion and integrity. Driven by her sincere desire to hold space for journeys of introspection, healing and transformation, she founded Living Yoga with Leigh, a company specialising in immersions, teacher trainings and retreats.

 

Jessica Rescigno (March 12th to 26th)

Lotus pose is said to increase circulation in the lumbar spine, nourish and tone the abdominal organs, strengthen the ankles and legs, and increase flexibility in the hips. But anyone who practices Lotus can tell you that its benefits go beyond loosening the hips.

Meditative and Restorative.

 

Here’s your Welsh/Italian Ashtanga Yoga teacher who has been sharing her learnings since 2014.

After her teacher training in Rishikesh, India, Jessica spent over a year travelling the country deepening her studies.

She continues to attend workshops and seminars all around the world and her discovery through all different shades of the discipline.

Be sure to find focus on your breath, self awareness and alignment, blissfully leaving your classes purposely connected to yourself, to your surrounding and finding matter in what matters to you.

Structurally mixing her flows up, Jessica loves to surprise you with special sequences which will organically activate a mechanism of self awareness…Leaving you wandering what just happened, magic? Maybe! Or just the opening of long lost and hidden boxes…

Rainy days come and go, Jessica will teach you that no matter the weather, you carry the sun within you (always).  Expect a fun, deep, powerful, hands on experience.

 

Natasha Yatawara

sometimes spoken as namaskar and namaskaram, is a Hindu customary, non-contact form of respectfully greeting and honoring the opposite person or group, used at any time of day

Seated Lotus Pose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certified Meditation Teacher & Healing Guide
Natasha received her Meditation Teacher Training Certification from Koh Phangan, Thailand and since has
been guiding meditation sessions with a focus on healing. Her self-healing practice began several years prior,
while she was seeking to cope with her own life challenges. Today, the client feedback she receives for her
guided sessions and published articles attest the tools she acquired during her dark hour, lights another’s; both
emotionally and spiritually.
Her work is informed by the foundations of the Buddhist philosophy introduced by her father, faith in Devine
Guidance by her mother; shared wisdom of her Reiki, Vedanta, Meditation and Yoga teachers; unintentionally
unveiled gems of insight by past, present and future family and friends; along with the kindfulness and guidance
of bhantes who continue to support her to this day. Much more so than her Bachelors in Sociology from LSE,
University of London or her Masters in Development Practice from University of Peradeniya.
Her current practice is based on the belief that our time on Earth is a unique symphony of the body, mind and
intellect, that can be instrumental to uncover the Divine music within. Natasha trusts in the body-mind
connection and that our mind influences the physical experiences. The opportunity to explore meditation
techniques of Vedananupassana has allowed her to bring forth a systematic approach to release stress and heal
pain using this energetic connection.
When she isn’t holding space for inner-world explorations for others or herself, you will probably find her
trying to ride waves or make friends with animals by the ocean.