Elke de Silva

Sri Lanka
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

12 Reviews

From Dance to Yoga and ‘danced Meditation’

Elke de Silva is a trained Hot Yoga Teacher (Absolute Yoga, 200 hrs RYT in 2009). She also loves and teaches Vinyasa Flow, a style that for her is like a ‘danced meditation’.

After teaching Street Jazz, Lyrical Jazz and Hip Hop for 15 years as well as being a dance performer and choreographer in Germany, she is now thrilled to start teaching in her own retreat in Sri Lanka (see website below), sharing her passion for yoga.

‘Lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu.' ..... 'May all beings everywhere be happy and free.’


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

12 Reviews

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Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of the best :-)

Elke was absolutely lovely, and pitched the classes just right for the participants. It was a great balance of fun as well as meaningful, and I had total confidence in her approach.

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Wunderfull and inspiring

Elke is my favourite Yogateacher. She is very friendly and patient, her voice is also very nice and calming. She helped me a lot with my lower back problems. I really really enjoyed her wunderfull and inspiring lessons.

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Elke's giving you inner peace & energy

For those looking for the retreat we would highly recommend it. Elke's energy was contagious and her Yoga and Meditation style brought the Zen out in us. She was very accomodating in terms of schedule, as well as adapting the classes to fit all levels. She has great experience as a dancer and we loved how she was so approachable. She made us feel at home that we were not shy to ask or try new things. Her voice during the meditations was so smooth that it was very easy to meditate.


Afterwards, we wish we would have recorded her voice to continue her meditation. She has a wide knowledge of different techniques and was able to give us a lot of tips which we could also use after leaving Nyiagama House. Elke is an amazing teacher and we would highly recommend her to anyone new and experienced to Yoga, she is a fit for all!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
wonderful teacher

Elke is such a wonderful and kind teacher and she truly inspires. She's wonderful with people at all different levels (even within the same class) and offers a fantastic selection of styles. Both my husband and I learned so much and felt so much better after our sessions with Elke and our wonderful stay at Niyagama House. Thank you Elke!

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A wonderful yoga retreat

Elke is a very patient and kind yoga teacher. She explains and demonstrates as needed. I found her classes well prepared and easy to follow but challenging at the same time. I learnt a lot from Elke and I enjoyed the variety of her lessons.

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Fantastic Yoga Experience

In two days I hVe learnt so much more about Yoga than I have done in all the classes I hVe attended back I. The UK. Also, my husband who had never done any yoga and was sceptical at the start was talking about continuing on his yoga journey. Elke is truly inspirational, patient, supportive and a first class teacher. I would not hesitate in recommending her and her establishment, and returning to indulge in one of the yoga retreat packages on offer.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga at Niyagama House

I'm not a regular yoga attendant, but still I have a little experience doing yoga and I enjoyed a morning class with Elke at Niyagama house. But the biggest surprise was that my husband who tried yoga for the 1st time in his life - afterwards he said that he is considering to start regular yoga classes when we return home to Europe. I think that it is the greatest achievement for yoga teacher - to inspire people. Thank you, Elke!

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Yoga classes with Elke at Niyagama House

I joined various yoga (and also meditation) classes with Elke and I enjoyed it a lot. Elke is a very experienced yoga teacher and she adjusts the yoga class very well to the skills of the participants and knows the right mixture between challenging, but not over-exerting. I felt so good, fit and relaxed after her classes and I did usually two of them a day. I liked a lot that Elke made adjustments to our yoga poses when there was a need to correct.
By the way, Elke has a broad knowhow about yoga, meditation and spiritual topics and the exchange with her about these topics was always fascinating.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Body and mind

As a more or less novice to Yoga I had 4 wonderful morning hours of Yoga with Elke. She is a great teacher and knows how to motivate her Yogis so that everybody can find his/her individual challenge. I loved her meditation and relaxation at the end of the classes which were always different and sometimes really touched my soul. You really found the right words, Elke!
I always felt very relaxed and energetic after her classes, and ready to enjoy the day at the wonderful Niyagama House!

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Terrifically inspirational!

Elke really created a great environment for her yoga lessons, She was attentive, positive and extremely encouraging and reassuring, and as a relatively new yoga learner I was put at ease immediately. Her lessons were challenging in the right way, I was encouraged to push myself to expand my yoga horizons without the need for any competitive pressure or ego. After her classes, I felt amazing, refreshed, relaxed and energetic, which helped both mentally and physically. I think it is also the great positive vibe that she gives off, which makes you realize that no matter what your yoga level, you have the ability to participate fully without worrying that aren't flexible or experienced enough.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I feel like new

After over ten yoga sessions with Elke in Niyagama House I feel like new. Thanks to Elke, who is a former dance teacher and knows very well how to teach every level of yogis, I gained a flexibility, I was sure I've lost forever. As a novice to yoga I found in Elke a teacher who knew how to motivate me and who adapted the lessons to my abilities. Together we worked on my strengths and improved my weak spot - the flexibility. Through Elke I learned a new way of moving my body (and mind) and she also showed me that yoga is more than just a sport - it could be a way of life ;-) Thanks!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Meditation session

I recently experienced a meditation session early in the morning on the roof terrace of Niyagama House in Galle.
Elke conducted the session in a professional way, and also for a novice like me it was quite easy to feel the positive effect of the meditation.
In particular I appreciated the way Elke used words (eg colors or things) for facilitating the meditation.

Elke de SilvaAugust 31, 2013

Mille grazie Daniele! And I love you funny photo!!! Take care, E.