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 (10)
Wade's teaching style is structured but at the same time very playful and always gives options of openness, depth, and strength so that everyone will be challenged and can share their energy. The Advaitic principles of "oneness and nonseparation" are the dharmic principles of his teachings. On his retreats, you can expect a daily creative Vinyasa flow based practice, with individual attention to challenging poses and a daily Restorative practice infused with meditation, dharma, and Thai yoga.
Mika de Brito
Mika teaches regular group and private classes in Paris and holds retreats around the world. Mika started yoga at age 21 with Baptiste Marceau, one of France's foremost Ashtanga teachers, who was later to become a good friend and mentor. Mika was a musician at that time, though yoga had such a pull for him that he left Paris a year and a half later to concentrate on teaching. In 2002, he met a swami in India who offered to teach him Tantric yoga. For the next three years, he traveled between Paris and Rishikesh in India.
One of Ibiza's top yoga teachers, James DeMaria has been teaching yoga to adults and kids for over 20 years. After a varied and international performance career, James began studying Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Using a choreographic background to break down the fluidity of postures, breath, and movement, he combines elements of dance, Pilates, and release technique to create a balanced style to suit all levels. Classes include breathing techniques and mudras to help circulation and the distribution of prana (life force) throughout your being, relaxation, and meditation techniques.
Pi Jem's particular style of Thai massage is a strong massage that is especially beneficial for those who practice yoga. It helps circulate the blood and energy around the body and open areas where there may be blocked energy or prana which can cause pain and/or stiffness. Her expertise will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and at peace, with a supple body relieved of pain.
Boris has developed his own intuitive massage technique which unlocks one's energies through a physical therapy acting on the skeletal structure, muscle and tissue. The result is to liberate fears and burdens that are held inside the physical body, allowing it to recover its natural flexibility and resulting in pain relief and relaxation.
Loving and fearless, Jovinna radiates warmth, self-acceptance, and compassion. The experiences and inquiries she brings to her students are full of that wonder. Jovinna is masterful in holding and creating sacred space for deep joy and transformational experiences. She teaches many 200hr and 500hr yoga teacher training, yoga and conscious dance workshops and radiates an alive quality in the joy of movement that students and participants find liberating. Gifted and authentic, Jovinna is a well-respected teacher in yoga, conscious dance, and self-expression.
Samanta is one of Mumbai's leading yoga teachers. She unites expertise in yoga, Thai massage, and vedic chanting to help you rediscover your storehouse of energy. Her integrated teaching method offers benefits of Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa yoga styles, deep relaxation, and detox therapies.
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.
When Lisa fully immersed herself in training to be a yoga instructor in 2001, she learned that it was just the tip of the iceberg of the myriad of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga. Her training and background are eclectic, with a strong emphasis on Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga. Additionally, her approach is influenced by her studies of meditation, massage, Pilates, and personal training. Lisa’s classes emphasize mindfulness and, depending on the time of day and needs of the student, will incorporate flowing postures, static postures, and detailed alignment instructions.
Based in Oslo, Norway, Michael Larsen is a top level Senior Teacher of Master Duncan Wong and has been holding space for Yogic exploration full time since 2011 at several yoga studios, privately and to corporate clients. His teaching style encompasses Martial Arts, the purification of ashtanga vinyasa and the healing touch of massage. His classes are creative, fun and informative, and focus on grounding the nervous system to optimize movement and posture and ensure that the physical practice brings students into deep relaxation for savasana, in order to permit them to go deeper in meditation.
A leading figure in the Bali and international yoga world, Gypsy Bast has been dancing since a child and teaching both yoga and Pilates for over 20 years. Wherever she teaches, she has a habit of offering her greatest dharma, which is to help people feel good and move freely with lasting pleasure. She has been a teacher, healer, and performer for over 23 years, with a practice that evolves from backgrounds of dance, theater, yoga, pilates, and somatic movement therapies. After surviving 10 car accidents, and numerous dance and stunt injuries, Gypsy restored herself 100% by applying exercise.
Ever since Eva was a young girl, growing up in Germany, she was always passionate about movement and dancing. Not just with her body but her whole spirit. Through her love of helping people to heal themselves, she completed all 7 levels of Ka Huna massage and bodywork training at High Spirits Institute in Australia. She has been working as a Ka Huna body worker for 7 years and has established a massage space in Lismore, Australia, as well as a massage sanctuary at her own home in the Australian bush. She also trained as a facilitator to teach Lomi Lomi massages.
Jon Fellman began his career in healthcare over 30 years ago as a trainer at a health club after rehabilitating himself following a very serious car accident at the age of 16. This led him to Chinese martial arts, Yoga, and eventually Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Lila is a leading Kundalini Yoga, Stress Relief Yoga and Yin Yoga teacher and therapist based in Copenhagen. She also offers relaxation and sound therapy as well as mindfulness with healing. She holds urban retreats in Copenhagen and weekend retreats in nature in Denmark and leads longer yoga trips to India and Brazil.