Ashtanga Lanka

Open December 25, 2022 to February 19, 2023.

Since 2007 Ashtanga Lanka has been a warm and welcoming retreat center for Ashtanga students.  We are happy to welcome both new and experienced students.  Our shala fits 14 students so you’ll get plenty of personal attention.

Teachers live on-site, share meals with students and are available to connect both inside and outside the classroom.  We aim to create a friendly atmosphere where you feel at home.

Morning Mysore is taught Tuesday to Sunday.   Two afternoons per week we offer a workshop to support your practice.  Topics vary and we customize it based on student interest and levels.  The minimum stay is one week, but for beginners we highly recommend at least two weeks.  

In addition to the yoga practice you’ll have plenty of time to rest, recharge and explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.  We have many repeat students and we look forward to welcoming you.   

If you have an established Mysore self practice and interested to “drop-in” for in for the Mysore classes please email us.

New to this practice?   We love working with beginners. Please scroll down to read about the Ashtanga “Mysore” method. 

Open December 25, 2022 to February 19, 2023.

Since 2007 Ashtanga Lanka has been a warm and welcoming retreat center for Ashtanga students.  We are happy to welcome both new and experienced students.  Our shala fits 14 students so you’ll get plenty of personal attention.

Teachers live on-site, share meals with students and are available to connect both inside and outside the classroom.  We aim to create a friendly atmosphere where you feel at home.

Morning Mysore is taught Tuesday to Sunday.   Two afternoons per week we offer a workshop to support your practice.  Topics vary and we customize it based on student interest and levels.  The minimum stay is one week, but for beginners we highly recommend at least two weeks.  

In addition to the yoga practice you’ll have plenty of time to rest, recharge and explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.  We have many repeat students and we look forward to welcoming you.   

If you have an established Mysore self practice and interested to “drop-in” for in for the Mysore classes please email us.

New to this practice?   We love working with beginners. Please scroll down to read about the Ashtanga “Mysore” method. 

Mysore classes from December 25th to February 19, 2023.

A day at Ashtanga Lanka:

When you wake up you’ll hear song birds and the sound of waves.  The beach is 100 meters away and you can easily go for a walk or swim before yoga.

Mysore class begins at 7:30 AM and before that we observe Noble silence in the house.  It’s nice to have this quiet time in the morning and we invite you to not connect with the digital world before class.   

After yoga we serve a delicious Sri Lankan buffet breakfast.  It’s a colorful mix of fruit salad and traditional Sri Lankan items.   

Two afternoons per week we teach a workshop to support your learning.   Topics range from Asana & Alignment, the breath, the Vinyasa, Inversions, arm balances, Yoga philosophy and more. 

We rest on Moon days and Monday.  On the rest day we do not serve the breakfast meal.   This allows you to explore the area and experience a morning somewhere else on this lovely coast.

Several times a week  we also organize a homemade rice & curry dinner. These meals are billed separately.

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A day at Ashtanga Lanka:

When you wake up you’ll hear song birds and the sound of waves.  The beach is 100 meters away and you can easily go for a walk or swim before yoga.

Mysore class begins at 7:30 AM and before that we observe Noble silence in the house.  It’s nice to have this quiet time in the morning and we invite you to not connect with the digital world before class.   

After yoga we serve a delicious Sri Lankan buffet breakfast.  It’s a colorful mix of fruit salad and traditional Sri Lankan items.   

Two afternoons per week we teach a workshop to support your learning.   Topics range from Asana & Alignment, the breath, the Vinyasa, Inversions, arm balances, Yoga philosophy and more. 

We rest on Moon days and Monday.  On the rest day we do not serve the breakfast meal.   This allows you to explore the area and experience a morning somewhere else on this lovely coast.

Several times a week  we also organize a homemade rice & curry dinner. These meals are billed separately.

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What is "Mysore" style?

In a “Mysore” class everyone is doing their own practice but in a group setting.   The teacher walks around and gives verbal instruction and physical adjustments.  You receive one-to-one teaching but in the support of a group environment. 

Beginner students and long time practitioners are all welcome in a Mysore class.  As a new student you will start slowly and learn a sequence of movements and breathing.  You may be there for the first time but your neighbors may have been coming for 10 or 20 years.

Each student follows their own breath and pace.  Although people are all moving independently we each benefit from the collective intention, dedication, and focus.  Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a moving and breathing meditation.  It’s not about accomplishing anything or twisting your body into pretzel shapes. By showing up, breathing, and keeping our attention drawn inward we can begin to slow the fluctuations of thought and find more serenity.  

Regular practice is the key to unlocking the more subtle aspects of this practice.  “Ashtanga” is also much more than only the morning stretches (or Asana).  During your stay we will do our best to give you a well rounded appreciation for this transformational method and its depth.

What does "Mysore" style mean?

In a “Mysore” class everyone is doing their own practice but in a group setting.   The teacher walks around and gives verbal instruction and physical adjustments.  You receive one-to-one teaching but in the support of a group environment. 

Beginner students and long time practitioners are all welcome in a Mysore class.  As a new student you will start slowly and learn a sequence of movements and breathing.  You may be there for the first time but your neighbors may have been coming for 10 or 20 years.

Each student follows their own breath and pace.  Although people are all moving independently we each benefit from the collective intention, dedication, and focus.  Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a moving and breathing meditation.  It’s not about accomplishing anything or twisting your body into pretzel shapes. By showing up, breathing, and keeping our attention drawn inward we can begin to slow the fluctuations of thought and find more serenity.  

Regular practice is the key to unlocking the more subtle aspects of this practice.  “Ashtanga” is also much more than only the morning stretches (or Asana).  During your stay we will do our best to give you a well rounded appreciation for this transformational method and its depth.