Duck Soup Yoga

Dondra, Sri Lanka

Duck Soup Yoga organizes yoga, wellness, health, nutrition, and fitness retreats with teachers, coaches, and inspirational people from all over the globe in Sri Lanka.

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  • Maria

    BookYogaRetreats

    A yoga retreat with some surfing thrown in. A totally awesome weekend! Duck soups retreats with such a cool bunch of people! At some point you may see me in a wet suit. So, what I learned in essentially 48 hours is I can learn from being in a different environment and town, I learned some new yoga moves and listened to some great unheard tunes that has inspired me to do the sun salutation every morning, made some new friends, for only having 7 swimming sessions and never been in the sea before, I loved the sea and braved surfing even in the rain. (I even loved the wet suit ). So I made it to my knee and one foot to almost standing, and cheered my comrades on without feeling competitive or frustrated. I just grabbed my board, went back in and loved every moment! That was 48 hours of fun!

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  • Mikey Sousa

    Duck Soup Yoga website

    Emily, I had the utmost pleasure of meeting (and being taught by) this beautiful woman during my stay at the April-June 2015 YTTC in Dharamsala with Chandra International Yoga. She brings so much to the table, it’s honestly quite hard to adequately describe her. I know this seems like an gross up-sell of someone, but I promise you that she is incredible! Emily, I wish you the absolute best in everything. Thank you for what you’ve given me and, for that matter, for everyone else as well! Safe and happy travels!

  • Julia Gerasimova

    Duck Soup Yoga website

    Emily is a great yoga teacher! She uses the experience from her previous sport training, teaching in the university and personal practice. Emily is a very enthusiastic in teaching yoga and has a sense of humor what is nice approach while doing hard yoga training:) I really enjoyed our classes with Emily during TTC in India. Thank you, Emily, for teaching and sharing the knowledge with us!

  • Chloe Culpan

    Duck Soup website

    My stay was awesome with a welcome treat from travelling around Sri Lanka. Lush surroundings with the infinity pool surrounded by jungle with monkeys in the trees. A very friendly staff and excellent food. I really hope to get back some day.

  • Vicky O'Connor

    Duck Soup website

    Since leaving Ratnakara all I can think about is when I can next return. The villa is just the most stunning place I have ever been. The rooms are beautifully done, the staff are extremely friendly and always there to help. The food eaten out on the terrace overlooking the jungle was awesome along with the yoga shala with the most relaxing feel looking out over the same vibrant and chattering jungle. We were even watched by monkeys one day while practicing. The one thing I will never forget is the sound of the waves, which set the most amazing sense of calmness, which I struggle to find in my normal daily life back home. I truly found my happy place and I am so excited to start planning my next visit.

  • Dinouk

    Duck Soup website

    Our experience was a very relaxing weekend getaway. The place itself is lovely with a homely feel, great accommodation, food, and very helpful and flexible staff. The yoga instructors were great, accommodating and with fun activities. The yoga itself was suitable for all levels but challenging at the same time. I will definitely come back again.

  • Adrienne France

    Duck Soup website

    This woman Nothing short of a goddess. I have had the opportunity to spend a month studying in India with Emily. Emily. Changed. My. Life. An extraordinary yoga practitioner and teacher. She is masterful in her delivery, artful in her sequencing, technical in her alignment and oh so inspiring in her powerful, guiding presence. Would I politely recommend studying with Emily? No. I would grab you by the shoulders, shake you (in a very non-violent way) and say: Youre insane if you do not take the opportunity to be exposed to what she offers!!! Seriously. I want more, more, more. This woman is changing the world. I adore you, Emily. Thank you.

  • Carl Fry Canada

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is a fantastic teacher, quick to make you feel at ease with well-timed witty comments. A great descriptive class, youll end up trying just that little bit more, and enjoying that little bit more too! Highly recommended! Namaste.

  • Jennifer Freeman United States

    Duck Soup website

    Emily, she is so beautiful inside and out. Her classes can be intense, yet refreshing. You leave her classes feeling very invigorated and full of life, like you can take on the world! She is very sweet and truly cares about each and every one of her students, offering adjustments and variations if needed. Her passion and knowledge about yoga and sports background shows in her classes. You feel comfortable yet challenged, you are always in good hands with Emily. I cant wait to practice with you again. All the best with everything, Em.

  • Marisha Saifulina Canada

    Duck Soup website

    Emilys teaching style is very laid-back, soft-hearted and full of humor, but at the same time demanding, tough and with clear goals. I loved her individual approach to every student, welcoming to new ideas and knowledge. I hope our paths will cross again, Emily. HUGS

  • Julia Gerasimova United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is a great yoga teacher! She uses the experience from her previous sport training, teaching in the university and personal practice. Emily is a very enthusiastic in teaching yoga and has a sense of humor what is nice approach while doing hard yoga training :) I really enjoyed our classes with Emily. Thank you, Emily, for teaching and sharing the knowledge with us!

  • Mikey Sousa Canada

    Duck Soup website

    Emily! I had the utmost pleasure of meeting (and being taught by) this beautiful woman. She brings so much to the table; its honestly quite hard to adequately describe her. I know this seems like a gross up-sell of someone, but I promise you that she is incredible! Emily, I wish you the absolute best in everything. Thank you for what youve given me and, for that matter, for everyone else as well! Safe and happy travels!

  • Micha Guszek Poland

    Duck Soup website

    What others discover about their bodies through yoga or sports at a certain stage in their lives, she has already learned in her studies and training. What others usually start bringing to consciousness, if they are persistent and lucky, during the mid-life crisis, she has already started unraveling. What others need to learn about teaching, she has already mastered, as she had worked as a teacher long before she started her yogic journey. There are many fine yogis around, but many of them are not much more than fine yogis. Unlike Emily, whose being a fine yogi is but a cherry on a cake of her vast professional, psychological and humanist background.

  • Dasha Yershova United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is wonderful teacher. I saw the real professional yoga teacher. She has the talent to teach others people. After her lessons, you not only feel your body better, good energy, but also you get a lot of information about physiology and how to safely use your body in the practice yoga. Thank you for this great experience!

  • Gabriella McVeigh United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    This was my first time trying yoga, and Emily made this such a great experience for me. I finished the retreat feeling restored, refreshed and a lot more at peace than when I started. Thank you!

  • Louise Anstey United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is an amazing yoga teacher. She has a great calming style while also challenging the class physically. Her classes were very much appreciated, along with her excellent playlists!

  • Hannah Bryant United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emilys yoga teaching was inspiring. As a student at university I felt the mental and emotional demands - often not having any time to relax and take a step back. An hour session with Emily allowed me to escape the busy day to day life with an opportunity to develop my posture, strength and flexibility as well as giving me a much needed release. In Gloucester, we miss Emily, her yoga classes, her happy self and her fantastic teaching and I would highly recommend attending her class if you get a chance.

  • Tim Stewart United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is a very giving teacher. As well as having a gift for creating beautiful dynamic flow that I can lose oneself in, she has also unlocked the woo woo side of yoga in a way that I find not only completely accessible, but touching and meaningful. Emily also brings an eclectic range of other things to the mat from her varied sports science and dance background, which have really enhanced my practice.

  • Ian Davis United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emilys hours of practicing on the mat give her an amazing knowledge and understanding. How great to spend time with this lady and have her share what she knows.

  • Beth Newbould United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is certainly missed in Gloucestershire!! Best yoga teacher ever! Emily always kept me motivated and engaged when I could have easily given up. Her intuitive nature, calming approach and ability to inspire is just the ticket for encouraging you to improve! My practice is definitely better for it... Look forward to the day when we cross paths again!

  • Symon United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily has a superb balance in her teaching, she offers strength, peace and guidance in the most special way - would recommend her until the cows come home Which they do in Gloucestershire.

  • Kate United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    I discovered Emily when we were both part of a core teaching team at a new and vibrant hot yoga studio in Cheltenham, UK. Emilys yoga is a clever combination of feeling steady and calm whilst you are doing it and afterwards you realize you had a truly effective physical workout and super stretch! With super music playlists and a strong sports background to boot, I am happy to recommend Emilys classes. She was also instrumental in recommending yoga to the cross fit community.

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    Duck Soup website

    Emily is a highly skilled and deeply intuitive Yoga teacher. Emily has the ability to devise a yoga practice that is both deeply restorative and physically stimulating all at the same time! I must say I miss Emilys classes terribly, if you have the chance to attend dont miss out.

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