ULPOTHA Hatha Yoga in the Jungle with Nigel Gilderson
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.
Type of Event
Sunday to Sunday - one or two weeks available.
Check-in: 12 noon - first class in early evening.
Check-out: 10am - last class is on the Saturday evening
Ulpotha is a beautifully situated sustainable traditional village in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.
Yoga classes will be offered in the morning and evening - the time in between is all yours: relax in a swingbed, have a massage from one of our excellent visiting practitioners, swim in the lake, bird-watch, explore the surrounding villages on a bike ride, take a jungle walk up to the temple, have traditional Ayurveda treatments, order outfits from the local tailor, check out the well-stocked library for books on Yoga and Ayurveda, and enjoy yummy veggie Sri Lankan meals made with fresh produce from our gardens!
Excursions to outstanding heritage sites in the heart of the Cultural Triangle are organised weekly.
Ulpotha is a retreat in every sense of the time and place to enjoy life and health, and live by the natural rhythms and ancient rituals of the land. There is no strict regime here, it's all about what you feel like doing. On arrival you will be given a sarong – and your holiday begins.
Guests are accommodated in one of a number of tastefully decorated traditional wattle and daub huts sprinkled through Ulpotha, where living is by design a communal and shared experience in nature's embrace.
Ayurveda treatments are available on option.
One or two week stays.
Nigel Gilderson has been teaching yoga in the UK and on retreats around the world since 1997. He is founder and senior teacher of Brockwell Lido yoga centre in London.
Nigel Gilderson's teaching has evolved over the years and incorporates a blend of many yoga styles, with influences from tai chi and shadow yoga and Alexander technique integrating the celebration of the heart, universal principles of alignment, and balanced energetic action in the performance of asana. Each student's abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored. The practice builds strength, flexibility, and stamina as well as bringing awareness to the internal creating, capturing and cultivating energy.
Students move from one posture to another in a continual flow and link movements to breath. The use of gentle vinyasa enables the natural progression from one asana to another with a sense of ease and fluidity, ending in a deep and peaceful well as the yoga, Nigel will facilitate practices based on Tai Chi, Qi Gong and bodywork to deeply connect with the natural environment of Ulpotha and its surroundings. For more information, see our website.