"Live, Love Yoga Sri Lanka "

Welcome to The Om Space, Colombo - see you on the mat!

About

The Om Space is a bright, breezy sanctuary in Colombo 5 which holds 15+ yoga classes every week.

Teachers, all internationally trained and certified, teach a range of styles including Sivananda, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini, kids yoga, yoga for sports as well as pre-natal yoga.

Also on offer: Reiki, Reflexology and Singing Bowl Massage, all part of the suite of services to soothe mind body and spirit.

The Om Space is owned and run by British-born-Sri-Lankan yoga teacher, Serena Burgess and her mum, Mohanie Ahangama, an experienced reiki practitioner and owner of Pulse Beat Gym.

The space, fully equipped with changing rooms, showers and lockers, can fit up to 20 yoga mats for each class. Clad in turquoise and white, the chic interiors were lovingly decorated by Burgess, from upholstering chairs to hand-painting upcycled lockers.

What’s new at The Om Space?

Here is hoping all of you had a great Summer break. Get back into your practice and head down to the Studio today!

generic 2015 flyerWe have placed our little postcards at some of our favourite places around town. Pick one up and give them to your friends. We have details for a daily practice on the back which will help get them started.

Yoga for the Special Child

5c5a513e-1652-4da9-b473-7f0ed5004025We are extremely happy to be working with Rakshi Thambaiah to bring group yoga therapy classes for children with Special needs – Rakshi is a qualified Special needs educator and yoga teacher.

Rakshi  will commence classes for children with Special needs from 5th September onwards. Classes will be held on Mondays from 4 – 5 pm. To register your interest as soon as possible please call 112 507515.

These yoga classes will provide a safe and loving environment for the children to exercise the body and mind, attain the developmental mile-stones and get a sense of their body and its functions in space. Yoga for the Special Child is gentle and therapeutic – safe for babies and children with Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Learning difficulties and other developmental disabilities. Breathing exercises, eye exercises, achieving correct body alignment and posture, asanas to work the spine and long muscles, and relaxation are some of the main components in a 30-45 min long yoga therapy session.

Rene Woo is back on Thursday Mornings!!!

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Rene comes from Malaysia. She stepped on to the yoga mat for the first time in 2004, whilst working in London, and has since experienced remarkable transformation in her life – It not only toned her body but provided her with the inner peace necessary to deal with the doubts in life.
What she loves about yoga is that it is a never ending practice where every practitioner has their own path and goals without the need to compete with one another. Through practising challenging postures she was humbled and constantly reminded to keep a beginner’s mind on and off the mat. Yoga has also taught her to cherish every moment and see the beauty in every situation.
In 2014, 2 years after returning to Asia, to mark a decade of practice, Rene decided to deepen her yoga study by undertaking a teacher training programme with Lance Schuler in Shanghai. Under Lance’s guidance, Rene reaffirmed her belief to stay true to herself and her practice by building a solid foundation with proper alignment.
Rene focuses on using alignment-oriented principles to help students exploring basic poses more deeply, and safely. You will learn the finer details of alignment as she shares her knowledge in class, ultimately bringing you an experience that bridges the body-mind complex and plants the seed of conscious living in you. Encouraging beginners is important to Rene, and she enjoys helping them to build a strong foundation on which to develop their practice.

Children’s Yoga – Term Dates

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Back to School and back to yoga the Children’s classes will re-commence on Wednesday 7 September from 3- 3.45 for 3-5 year olds and September 8th 5-6pm for 11 year olds. Term will run for 10 weeks, look forward to seeing all our little ones again soon!

Gong Healing with Fiona

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24th Sept 6.30-8pm
Join us again this month to relax and enjoy the vibrations of the gong as Fiona plays to re-balance your chakras and sooth your spirit with this powerful healing practice.
Investment Rs1500
Please Register in Advance

Retreats at Saraii Village Hambantota

13659195_1265537440158311_609382881452688587_nWe are excited to inform all of you about our new collaboration with Saraii Village which is a beautiful eco friendly resort in Hambantota. We plan to organise retreats with them utilising the many different locations within their 3 1/2 acre property for yoga practices, meditation and interesting workshops.
Our first partnership will be Oct 21-23rd with Serena Burgess leading class.
Spaces are limited so do contact Saraii Village early for more information and to reserve your place.

Call – 076 821 6363
or
email – reservations@saraiivillage.com

Further retreat dates and details will be updated on our website www.theomspace.lk

Special price for our Airbnb room this September

12108874_888078107934789_2669430857574033361_nWe have a special price of USD 25 per night for our airbnb room. It is a sweet, clean and private (and lockable) double room in our studio. The room is fan cooled and there is a comfortable double bed with mosquito net. You have access to a hot water shower which is used by our students during the day and basic kitchen facilities, including a kettle toaster, fridge and drinking water. We also provide tea and coffee in your room. There is also free Wifi in the communal areas of the building.

Yogi Bhajan’s Birthday

9efc0379-216d-4670-8b9b-adab0aecbee7On the 26th August, we celebrated the founder of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan’s birthday. It was a cosy occasion where we came together as a community, to do yoga and meditate and share some food, in gratitude for all the priceless teachings he gave us.
Yogi Bhajan was born in1929 and left his body on 6 Oct 2004. He brought Kundalini Yoga to the Western world in 1968. Until then it had only been taught as a secret form of yoga in India. He taught over 8000 classes and inspired thousands of people to live happy, healthy and wholesome lives. He is still alive through his teachings and his legacy of hope, inspiration, science of yoga and upliftment of humanity.
Thank you to all those who came.

By Appointment

Accupuncture-InfoGraphicAcupuncture is an ancient art of healing. It works on the basis of energy channels in our body.  Whenever there is a block, deficiency or excess, it will give pain, discomfort, numbness, etc.  One touch or one needle can relieve the blocks in the energy channels to alleviate the discomfort.

Sri Lanka Acupuncture uses Pulse diagnosis, channel base diagnosis, and element base diagnosis methods to identify the root cause of the disease and treat that, without the use of medical intervention, creating a long term solution.
Call 112507515 for an appointment with Kanagasabaiey Chandramohaan (Acupunctrist) Dip. in Acu, & Y.I.C

Reiki Healing 

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Reiki is the channelling of the magnetic energy of Earth, to balance your personal energy centres, for well being.
It is a therapeutic practice that can address specific physical or emotional complaints or be used to simply rejuvenate and bring harmony back to your system.
Make an appointment with Mohanie Ahangama Reiki and Seichem Grand Master and experience this healing practice first hand.
For Appointments call 112507515

Join our Yoga retreat with Serena at Ratnakara Villa Matara from 11th to 13th November 2016

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Come and experience for yourself some of the energy that fuels Serena’s busy life and find a balance in your own lives that will allow a significantly healthier and happier lifestyle.
All-inclusive from US$135 per person per night based on two people sharing. Single supplement applies.
This weekend is available for all levels.
Please email them on info@ratnakara.co.uk for more information

Find Us

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We are at the Blue marker. Come visit us!

Address: 185/9 Havelock Road, Colombo 5

Tel: 112 507 515 or call Serena direct on 0750 783383

Directions: At the junction of Park Road and Havelock Road, with Park road on your left drive forward to the sign for Mathura Restaurant, take the slip road to the left and then the 1st left after that. Go down to the end of the lane and we are the 3rd from the end on your left hand side. Look for the white gate!

 

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