ULPOTHA Jivamukti Chakra Therapy with Molly Harragin
Includes daily morning (dynamic) and evening (restorative/pranayama) yoga classes, 3 veggie meals & snacks & juices, twin-sharing 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
- Core Strength
- Mantra Yoga
- Special Needs
- Yoga Nidra
- Yoga Therapy
Sunday to Sunday - one or two weeks available. All levels.
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.
Molly is a joyous Jivamukti yoga teacher and yoga therapist from the UK. She is currently teaching in London at a number of studios and also works with private clients. She leads retreats and teaches at events and festivals around the discovered yoga in Bali in 2007, Molly went on to further her yoga studies through intensive trainings in India, Australia & the UK. After practicing various styles including Ashtanga, Sivananda, and even laughing yoga, she specialised in Jivamukti Yoga. It is here that she found her yogic home, attracted to a system that managed to translate the ancient yogic teachings into a modern day setting. She loved the way Jivamukti yoga made a constant correlation between the yoga practice and life off the mat and helped Molly to see the practice as a way of transforming health, cultivating mindfulness, and reconnecting us back to our planet and to one another. After completing her teacher training in the UK she then embarked upon a year long apprenticeship under the infamous Cat Alip-Douglas founder of Jivamukti London.
After a few years teaching, traveling and practicing, Molly found herself drawn to the more holistic side of yoga and became a certified Yoga Therapist in 2017 after studying at Yogacampus in London for 18 Therapy is a way of tailoring yoga to the individual and uses yoga to help with medical conditions, symptoms, or injuries with the ultimate aim of self-healing. It brings the ancient system of yoga into a therapeutical setting where the individual is met as a multi-layered being.
Molly’s yoga now combines these two complementary yogic and therapeutic methods in a well-rounded practice which includes meditation, pranayama, chakra balancing, philosophy, vinyasa, hands-on adjustments, partner yoga, yoga nidra, and EFT. A special focus is placed on alignment and breathwork in Molly’s classes.
At Ulpotha Molly will begin the morning with an energizing flow yoga class to invigorate and inspire your day. Classes include a creative sequence based on a particular philosophical theme, chanting, meditation and pranayama. In the evening Molly will offer a more explorative breath-focused approach which incorporates the principles of yoga therapy and prepares the practitioner for a deep soothing session of relaxation and yoga nidra.
Molly is used to teaching complete beginners and advanced yogis alike and welcomes all levels to join the retreat.