Ulpotha is a beautiful private hideaway open to guests for part of the year for relaxation, rejuvenation, and resourcing through yoga and traditional Ayurveda.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Alex is one of Paris' most loved and respected yoga instructors and a lifelong student of Iyengar. For the last 25 years, Alex's passion has been to master the teachings of BKS Iyengar under the guidance of Faeq Biria in Paris. It was Faiq and Corine Biria who first encouraged and inspired him to begin teaching 12 years ago. Alex has since grown a large following in a some of Paris' top yoga studios, in addition to teaching privately and in the business sector. He is a regular assistant to Iyengar instructor Corine Biria during her therapeutic classes at the Iyengar Centre in Paris.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Melissa Smith embodies all things yoga and holds true to her personal belief in freedom. She is truly an example of living life ! Melissa, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in Yoga Therapeutics, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and AcroYoga Level 2 Certified Teacher. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Calgary, Canada with her two sons and leads Love and Service Retreats in Southeast Asia, France and the United States.In Ulpotha, Melissa will be offering a dynamic slow flow in the mornings and a restorative practice in the evenings.
a traveler Germany
It took my unbelievable 9 months to write my review on my stay at Ulpotha. Now here is the thing: my memories are just as vivid today as they were 3 weeks after being back home. I just need to close my eyes and think of the yoga shala, think of my hut, the lovely people and I am right back: feeling the sand under my feet, feeling the light breeze on my skin while being savely tucked under my mosquito net at night, smelling the woods, diving into the most delicious food villagers are preparing for you every day. Looking back now Ulpotha was a "heart thing" for me and I am so glad I went. Many thanks to Pri who made me feel so welcome even weeks before I got on the plane, to Padma who is the best host ever as she makes you feel her love and respect while having a great great sense of humor, to Ken and his fantastic body work / massage, and all the people (villagers and guest alike) who made this 2 weeks unforgettable (despite that fact I was SERIOUSLY scared of snakes before - there is nothing to worry about!). It's just awesome. So I will be back! If you look for a yoga retreat that is really different, sporty, yummy and relaxing at once - GO! and say hello from me!
Are you ready for a fairy tail? Go visit Ulpotha. This must be the best place if you are interested in Yoga, beautiful nature, friendly people and as a bonus - ayurveda. Best food, beautiful houses and surroundings and friendly people. This is for persons looking for a slow and mindful holiday among nice people and monkeys!
a traveler France
A place that stands on its own with nothing to add and nothing to remove. A place to get inspired by the beauty, the kindness and the smile of the people, the quality of the food, the local music and the infinite luxury by its simplicity. A place where time flies with the rhythm of the nature. For all the people in search of authenticity i highly recommend ULPOTHA, a sample of paradise.
a traveler Indonesia
What if a place could bring you back to your center, to yourself.. close to your heart and your body? Feeling yourself. Experiencing the "Nothing", the "Pause", or call it also "the Off" state will really change your life. It’s the proposition of ULPOTHA and the philosophy of AYURVEDA.
Softening with natural surroundings. I wanted to practice on deepening a body relax and a mind so soft for my whole energy to flow… part of it was the yoga and the ayurvedic treatments.
Our dear Yoga Teacher, Mika de Brito, took us in the the Place: the state of flow in a garden of grace.. I wanted to work on creating space in my body and thus in my soul.
What I get: the Fire in my belly !! Letting everything in Pause, a timeless pause... from where things happens, the beginnings.. you will find that in ULPOTHA.
What I get the space in my soul to create, the lightness in my body to receive.