What's Going On
Reflections on Covid 19
First of all want to say a huge thank you to my friend Dimini Dissanayake in Australia, for the fabulous illustration at the top of this page, that she so thoughtfully and kindly drew for me. Thank you love and I will keep trying to do my bit to keep us all safe and flatten the curve.
I have literally spent the last two days trying to write something meaningful about the situation we are in, all around the world and whilst it has been quite an interesting exercise, I'm afraid that I have come up with nothing that expresses my feelings as exactly or as beautifully as this gorgeous passage from Kitty O'Meara so I decided to just share her wonderful words instead.
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed."
If you are feeling a little disconnected or unable to settle in your body and mind, feeling a bit anxious or going a slightly crazy with cabin fever, then maybe a yoga practice will be useful to you.
Perhaps you have a regular practice and your are simply missing that.
Whatever your reason come join us, connect with others in community, connect with your body, get your energy to flow and connect with your mind to shift all those looping thoughts.
Finally connect with your deeper wisdom, your heart centre, your soul to find your way through this unsettling time.
Join Serena on the mat for small group classes or 1-2-1s.
Spaces are limited so please email to book.
Investment for group classes rs1200 per person, per session.
(GBP 5.50 Euro 5.75 AUSD10.50)
or I am offering 4 classes for rs4000 if you are committing to a twice weekly practice.
You can pay by bank transfer to a Sri Lankan Bank account or via PayPal.
Investment for Individual classes are rs6000
Monday 8.15am Sri Lanka time - Intermediate
Monday 10am Sri Lanka time - Gentle Hatha
Wednesday 8.15am Sri Lanka time - Sivananda
Wednesday 5pm Sri Lanka time - General level Hatha
Friday 8.15am Sri Lanka time - Intermediate Flow
Free Evening Meditations
Join me for a free community meditation each evening, for about 20 minutes. The purpose is to bring us together, create a sense of community, soothe our nervous systems and take a few moments out of this madness each day.
Sessions will be held on zoom and are open to anyone any where.
We meet each evening at 7pm Sri Lanka time and twice on Saturday 9am Sri Lanka time and 7pm Sri Lanka time.
Please email so I can get you set up.
Stay safe and well and I look forward to seeing you each evening. 🌸
The wonderful Graduates from the 2019 Training in our Closing Ceremony
Here are some useful links for things to do with your kids while we stay at home:
Free audio books -
Craft activities -
Free 30 day trial for little ones to learn to read. -
Free trial of 20 minute kids' workouts
For older kids - Free 2 month trial on dance classes and other skills with Skillshare -
Inner Guru Training
200hour Yoga Teacher Training @sriyogashala, 28 day Residential .
4th October - 31st October 2020
28 day residential Yoga Teacher Training at Sri Yoga Shala
200+ hour Yoga Alliance accredited certification
Find Your Inner Guru. Meet your inner teacher.
Inner Guru Training empowers you to lovingly and skillfully share yogic practices in your own unique way, artfully drawing from your life experience to bring forth your essence as your very own spark of inspiration. This training allows you to experience different teaching styles of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, build a dynamic foundation to ultimately share a practice in a way that totally resonates true for you.
This intimate immersion offers you the time and space to illuminate your confidence and unearth your compassionate voice. With the help of traditional methods, self inquiry, self practice, partner and group work and playful exploration you will be given the tools to truly connect to your inner wisdom. Organically nurturing a sense of community, through karma yoga, eating, breathing, chanting, assisting, observing and laughing together. We will quietly build trusting and timeless connections forming new friendships that will expand beyond shores. If you are looking for tools to begin teaching, or maybe wanting to deepen your experience of yoga, or perhaps you are already teaching or healing within a community and want to compliment your skill set with more of your own unique inner wisdom: this is a training for you.
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Sri Lanka's Earth Guardians are a group of young people ages 8-14 who are fighting to save our planet and they had a very busy Christmas season! They raised their target of 1500 trees and more and are looking forward to starting the planting in March this year.
Their latest campaign is against single use plastics and in particular the supermarket's irresponsible use of these. The children have also started a petition asking the Supermarkets in Sri Lanka to take steps to stop the use of single use plastic bags at the checkouts and at the fruit, veg and meat counters.
If you agree that this is a cause worth fighting for or are just interested in their suggestions to the Supermarkets, please do go to the link, sign and share and together hopefully we will have some success and take a small step towards saving our beautiful home - Earth.
You can follow them on Face book or Instagram @earthguardiansrilanka