What if you awoke in the night hearing morning birds sing “Don’t go back to sleep.” What if you answered their call and prepared for a journey to an unknown space…
Inner Guru Training
In light of the recent happenings here in Sri Lanka, we would like to reassure you that we very much plan to go ahead with the Inner Guru Training. Now, with even more peace and purpose in our hearts.
4th -31st October 2020
28 day residential Yoga Teacher Training at Sri Yoga Shala
200+ hour Yoga Alliance accredited certification
Eva Priyanka Wegener (Bhakti and Slow flow)
Serena Burgess (Hatha)
Stuart Girling (Anatomy)
+Institute for Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine by Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts
+Guest Lecturer Venerable Anila Tenzin Lekdron and Mohanie Ahangama (Reiki Grand Master)
Find Your Inner Guru. Meet your inner teacher.
Inner Guru Training empowers you to share yogic practices in your own unique way. How to draw 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 and to build a foundation to also share your practice in a way that resonates for you.
This intimate immersion offers you the time and space to illuminate your confidence and unearth your voice. With the help of traditional methods, self inquiry, self practice, partner and group work and playful exploration you will have the possibility to truly connect to your inner wisdom. We will nurture a sense of community and build timeless connections. If you are looking for tools to begin teaching, want to deepen your experience of yoga, or want to compliment your skill set with more of your own unique inner wisdom: this is a training for you.
After completing this course you will be able to share and apply the following:
* Meditations, Pranayama techniques and Yoga Nidras.
* Safe, intelligent and creative asana sequences for Hatha, Vinyasa and restorative practices in your unique style.
* Hands on adjustments for energetic alignment
* Multi level teaching, use of props and modifications to support pregnant students
* Personalised programs
* Inspiration from Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Scriptures, Mantras, Mudras and Chanting
* Ayurvedic lifestyle practices
* Anatomy & Physiology for Hatha Yoga and integrate Subtle Anatomy (koshas, chakras, nadis).
* Inspiration through self inquiry, journaling, shadow work, self assessment.
And have skills and understanding in the following areas:
* Injury prevention and support for your students
*Ethics for yoga teachers and businesses
* Self care tools for yoga teachers, how to protect your energy with Reiki,
* Creating and holding a safe space for individuals and groups
* The Lineage of Yoga and create your own lineage family tree.
This will all be assessed through 10+ hours of practice teaching, assisting, observation and feedback skills.
Your typical day will look like this (6 days a week):
5.00 - 5.30am – Karma Yoga (rotational preparation of the shala).
5.30 - 6.30am – Meditation and Pranayama Sadhana (practice).
6.30 - 7.00am – Herbal infusions and nourishing herbal tonic.
7.00 - 8.30 am – Asana Practice (led by Serena and Eva).
8.30 - 10.00am – Plant based, locally sourced prepared breakfast.
10.00 - 1.00pm – Evolutionary Curriculum Session 1 - Led by Serena, Eva and Stu.
1 - 2.30pm – Lunch (plant based, fresh, locally sourced and home made food).
2.30 - 4.30 pm – Evolutionary Curriculum Session 2 - Led by Serena, Eva and Stu.
4.30 pm - onwards – free time, sunset swim, rest, integration space.
6.00 - 7.30pm - Optional Dinner at Cafe Durga / Sri Yoga Shala.
7.30 - 9.30pm – Special event (one evening per week) - Movie Night, Sound healing etc.
Eva was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Germany. Through her stay in a buddhist Meditation Center on her first visit to the county of her origin Sri Lanka, almost two decades ago, she found her way to the Art and practice of Yoga. In 2015 she co-founded Sri Yoga shala. She aspires to guide her students to re-connect, recalibrate and realign their bodies, minds and hearts and to find a sense of home within rather than outside of themselves. Her focus is on heart centred movement and stillness, guidance, observation and exploration of our breaths. Eva is certified with 500+hrs by Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). More information sriyogashala.com or evapriyankawegener.com
Serena is a 500hr British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a registered Senior Teacher with the Yoga Alliance UK, she is also qualified to teach Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Children and is a Certified International AcroYoga.org teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 21 years and teaching for 13, she founded and runs The Om Space yoga studio in Colombo and believes that yoga gives her tools for life. Serena teaches from this perspective, hoping to share relatable, accessible methods to meet the challenges we are all faced with. Learn more: serenaburgessyoga.com
Stuart has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 7 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has been practicing yoga for 15 years, has a BSc Hons in Health Studies and for the last 10 years has been offering Therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind the workshops he offers focus on: what makes us individual, how can we understand our limitations and restrictions and how can we avoid injury and create balance. Stuart endeavours to bring as much fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and emphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail. Stuart is the founder of the site: Love Yoga Anatomy: the Anatomy Resource. Loveyogaanatomy.com
US$3,000/LKR 545,000 (early bird ends 1st March 2020)
US$3,250/LKR 585,000 (not so early bird ends 31st July 2020)
US$3,500/LKR 635,000 (Applications close 4th Sept 2020)
*Payment plans are available upon request.
The Course fees include all contact hours, your manual and materials for during the training.
*Does not include food, accomodation, books on our required reading list or Yoga Alliance registration/ membership fees.
We are located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, tucked away in the jungle passed the rice paddy fields just 1.5 km inland from one of the most beautiful swimming beaches in Sri Lanka, called Wijaya Beach. Sri Yoga Shala is a purpose built open wooden ambalama with a saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by jungle and wildlife.
Days off / before or after the training.
Check out the UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort, bike ride through the surrounding rice paddies, visit Buddhist and Hindu temples, tea / rubber / coconut plantations, swimming, snorkelling, sea turtles, surfing, bird watching and much more.
Our brand new rooms feature fans, air conditioning, beds made by local carpenters, comfortable, brand new mattresses, bedside lamps for reading and a spacious bathroom with a stone carved rainfall shower. The rooms are in line with the feeling of Sri Yoga Shala. You are free to use the pool after sunset and Sri Yoga Shala will be your home base. The Residency has a cozy courtyard with a fragrant jasmine tree in the centre and spaces for contemplation during the breaks in the day or a quiet moment in the evening.
US$1030/LKR 189,000 - Triple Sharing Room package including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.
US$1200/LKR 220,000 - Twin Sharing Room package including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.
US$2020/LKR 365,000- Single Room package including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.
Room costs for triple sharing is $28 / LKR5,040 per night
Breakfast lunch and refreshments / snacks are $13 / LKR2,340 per day
Room costs for twin sharing is $32 / LKR5,760 night
Breakfast lunch and refreshments / snacks are $13 / LKR2,340 per day
Room cost for a single room is $62 / LKR11,160 per night
Breakfast lunch and refreshments / snacks are $13 / LKR2,340 day
Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments are included in the accommodation fee and will be served at Cafe Durga which is located at the Shala. We will serve vegetarian and vegan healthy freshly prepared, organic food.You can choose to order dinner here too or we can make alternative recommendations. The Shala is located near many good eateries including the famous Wijaya Beach Restaurant, Unawatuna and is 15 minutes by tuk tuk from the Galle Fort.
Want to know more?
Please get in touch so we can send you an Information Package.
“What if you felt you had arrived. To a place where you relearn to trust the instinctual knowing that you had as a child, full of compassion, love and kindness. What if this was your chance to practice giving this gift back to others so that they can walk alongside you on this path.”
– Inner Guru
Thank you to Ryan Wijayaratne for the photographs