Ashtanga Lanka

Ashtanga Lanka is open this holiday season!

Mysore classes from December 13, 2021 to February 26, 2022.

Since 2007 Ashtanga Lanka has been a warm and welcoming retreat center for Ashtanga students.  We love working with new and experienced students and you’ll get plenty of individual attention.  Teachers live on-site, share meals with students and are available to connect inside and outside the classroom.  We aim to create a friendly atmosphere where you feel at home.

The “Mysore” program runs six days per week with two afternoon workshops to support your practice.  For more information about “Mysore style” scroll down.

In addition to the yoga practice you’ll have plenty of time to rest, recharge, deepen your understanding of Ashtanga Yoga and explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.  We’ve had many  repeat students over the years and we look forward to welcoming you.   

To get the most from your stay we recommend at least two weeks, especially for beginners, and longer stayed are attractively priced.   The minimum is one week and for experienced Mysore students drop-in is possible.   Please contact us for details.  

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

Open this winter...!

Dec. 13 to Feb. 26, 2022

Since 2007 Ashtanga Lanka has been a warm and welcoming retreat center for Ashtanga students.  We love working with new and experienced students and you’ll get plenty of individual attention.  Teachers live on-site, share meals with students and are available to connect inside and outside the classroom.  We aim to create a friendly atmosphere where you feel at home.

The “Mysore” program runs six days per week with two afternoon workshops to support your practice.  For more information about “Mysore style” scroll down.

In addition to the yoga practice you’ll have plenty of time to rest, recharge, deepen your understanding of Ashtanga Yoga and explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.  We’ve had many  repeat students over the years and we look forward to welcoming you.   

To get the most from your stay we recommend at least two weeks, especially for beginners, and longer stayed are attractively priced.   The minimum is one week and for experienced Mysore students drop-in is possible.   Please contact us for details.  

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

Mysore program: December 13, 2021 to February 26, 2022

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 if you’re motivated. 

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 it’s even better if you don’t engage with the digital world before class.   

We rest on Moon days and Monday.  This allows students from Colombo to join us for the weekend.

At 10:30 we serve a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast.  It’s a colorful mix of fruit salad, water buffalo curd, traditional Sri Lankan items and more.  

Two afternoons per week we offer a 90-minute workshop.   Topics often focus on Asana & Alignment, the breath, the Vinyasa, Inversions & arm balances, Yoga philosophy and more. 

Many days we’ll also organize a community meal.   You simply sign up and pay for the days you join.  

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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 if you’re motivated. 

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 it’s even better if you don’t engage with the digital world before class.   

We rest on Moon days and Monday.  This allows students from Colombo to join us for the weekend.

At 10:30 we serve a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast.  It’s a colorful mix of fruit salad, water buffalo curd, traditional Sri Lankan items and more.  

Two afternoons per week we offer a 90-minute workshop.   Topics often focus on Asana & Alignment, the breath, the Vinyasa, Inversions & arm balances, Yoga philosophy and more. 

Many days we’ll also organize a community meal.   You simply sign up and pay for the days you join.  

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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.

Mysore classes December 13, 2021 to February 26, 2022.

Open Dec. 13 to Feb. 26, 2022.