ULPOTHA Iyengar Yoga Retreat with Alex Onfroy in Sri Lanka
Includes daily morning (dynamic) and evening (restorative/pranayama) yoga classes, veggie meals & snacks & juices, accommodation in elegant huts, swimming in our stunning lake, bike rides, hikes, excursions to local ancient heritage sites and more. Ayurveda treatments on option. One or two week stays, Sunday to Sunday. EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED!
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.
Alex is one of Paris' most loved and respected yoga instructors and a life long student of Iyengar.
For the last 25 years, Alex's passion has been to master the teachings of BKS Iyengar under the guidance of Faeq Biria in Paris. It was Faiq and Corine Biria who first encouraged and inspired him to begin teaching 12 years ago.
Alex has since grown a large following in a some of Paris' top yoga studios, in addition to teaching privately and in the business sector. He is a regular assistant to Iyengar instructor Corine Biria during her therapeutic classes at the Iyengar Centre in Paris.
His profound knowledge and advanced practice of yoga (asana and pranayama), coupled with a precise yet relaxed teaching style, have led him to become a favorite amongst all levels of students — from beginners to the more advanced.
Expect morning classes to be detailed asana practice and evening classes to be more restorative. The first week of this retreat will cover foundation practices and lead to more advanced work during week two.
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