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This 100-hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) training is your perfect opportunity to hone your skills as a Yin yoga instructor. Yin yoga is the gentle application of tension and compression to the body which induces a healthy phase change in the tissue. Hosted in a beautiful location near the beach the training comprises of a right mix of theory classes and practical demonstrations of the asanas, giving you the right tools and knowledge!
You will be staying at the Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka. Talalla Retreat is a beachfront boutique resort on a pristine white sandy beach with calm turquoise water, at the southern tip of Sri Lanka.
It comprises of 70 rooms including ocean view villas, bamboo huts, and the ever popular deluxe rooms. For those on a budget, there is also affordable dormitory accommodation in a beautiful colonial house.
Elegantly designed rooms include open air marble bathrooms, private patios, and great views of the lush gardens. There is something for everyone. They house a 20-meters freshwater lap pool, three custom built yoga pavilions, spa facilities, and a gourmet open-air restaurant serving the freshest healthiest meals. They grow their organic vegetables for the kitchen and use good stuff and cook it well.
On a smaller budget but don’t want to miss out on a luxury experience with your own private ensuite bathroom? Then the big house room will serve as the perfect place of rest after a long day of surf and yoga adventures.
These rooms are a short walk up through the Talalla Retreat and provide you with an expansive view through the jungle canopy. You will love spending your afternoon on the deck watching the monkeys jump from tree to tree on their afternoon commute.
The Bungalow's private rooms are by far the best way to experience all Talalla has to offer on a budget. The beautifully set rooms in a traditional Sri Lankan styled bungalow still allow you to have access to Talalla’s beautiful grounds, pool, surf and yoga facilities (extra charge), whilst still having the privacy offered from a private room.
It includes a separate living area, front balcony, and kitchen with a shared bathroom. This allows you to experience the Talalla Surf Camp or Yoga Retreat whilst working around your own budget.
Sing from the treetops! The deluxe first floor rooms get you up and into the jungle canopy. A beautiful four poster bed, an expansive open air bathroom, secluded balcony, and a view through the palms make this room a definite repeat guest favorite.
Be sure to bring along your favorite book for an afternoon read on the balcony to wind down from an adventure filled day of surfing and yoga. The ideal room for anyone who loves open spaces, fresh air, and a beautiful connection to nature.
Appreciate a little bit more privacy in your ‘back to nature’ experience? The deluxe room - ground floor villas are the perfect place to relax and unwind in privacy whilst still feeling connected to your jungle surrounds.
These villas include a rustic four poster bed, beautiful open air ensuite bathroom, and a front decking with space to unwind after your days surf or yoga adventures. They are perfect for those who want to experience the beauty Talalla has to offer in a more private setting.
Ideal for the social being who loves meeting others on their travels, the dorm is the perfect place to hang out in between your surf or yoga sessions. With direct access to the bungalow's social areas, the beautiful Talalla grounds, and pool on your doorstep this is as good as budget traveling gets.
Don’t focus on the room size because this is not where you will be spending your time. Talalla is all about adventure and this is the best way to get access to this adventure on a budget!
Yin yoga is the gentle application of tension and compression to the body which induces a healthy phase change in the tissue. The practice is characterized by long, static holds, using floor based asana for muscle relaxation and myofascial release, allowing for a meditative focus. Yin yoga focuses on Daoist principles of the energetic network embedded within the body, using the energy pathways to harmonize the body.
This retreat will take place in Talalla, located on the southern tip of Sri Lanka near the city of Matara. The retreat sits just meters away from Talalla Beach, an undiscovered cove of crystal clear turquoise water, spotless golden sand, and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.
It is one mile of golden sand where often the only footprints will be yours. The sun rises out of the sea for a fuchsia velvet sky mirrored by crystal waters, and a daily scene set to take your breath away.
While local fishermen bring in their catch in the way that they have for decades, the sun sets on a mauve sky. The water is a minute’s stroll from your villa through tall palm trees and soft grass. The sea in this secluded cove is generally calm for safe swimming when most other southwest beaches are blown out by strong onshore winds.
During the training you will be provided with three daily meals. Start your day with a menu of tropical fruits, buffalo curd, fine cut oats, fresh coconut, homemade papaya jam, and Swiss pancakes. Follow up with eggs-any-style, omelet, fresh dhal, and coconut curry.
Of course, while in Sri Lanka, the finest leaf tea is served to you in a traditional teapot. You may also elect to take a freshly made fruit juice of local mango, watermelon, or pineapple, or a traditional banana lassi.
At midday, lunch is either a la carte, with local favorites such as sour mango curry or international options including vegetarian burritos and panzanella. This buffet is perfect for all food desires, from those who wish to feast to those who wish for something light, fresh, and healthy.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please contact Talalla Retreat, for further assistance.
You may also hire a sea plane to fly from Colombo to a destination about 45-minutes from Talalla. Just make sure you have your camera with you because the Sri Lankan coast scenery will be mind blowing!
This option would suit people traveling on a budget but is not recommended for the faint-hearted. The chaos on the roads of Sri Lanka can be a bit overwhelming at first but if you are into adventure then this can be a wild experience! There are buses that utilize the newly established highway from Colombo to Matara and a local bus can be taken from Matara to Talalla. Expect this to be a six to ten hours long journey.
Sri Lanka is well known for itʼs beautiful train rides through the local villages and coastal towns. This is one of the longer options (approximately seven hours) and will involve a tuk-tuk or taxi ride to the closest station. But it would be well worth your time if you are after a bit of an adventure and would like to experience some of the local culture first hand.
Taxis are available at the airport. Some will be willing to take you to the south coast while others might hesitate. Make sure you say Matara or Gandara as a destination point so that they know where they are heading and ensure they know exactly where Talalla is.
If you take a private driver from the transport stands in the arrival terminal, make sure that you bargain to ensure that you get the best deal. A reasonable price is USD 130 one way.