Ulpotha is a beautiful private hideaway open to guests for part of the year for relaxation, rejuvenation, and resourcing through yoga and traditional Ayurveda.
15 days / 14 nights
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.
Jivamukti Yoga London Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Jivamukti Yoga)
Having discovered yoga in Bali in 2007, Molly went on to further her studies through intensive trainings in India and Australia. After practicing various styles, including Ashtanga, Sivananda, and even Laughing yoga, she came across Jivamukti yoga when she moved to London. It is here that she found her yogic home, attracted to a system that managed to translate the ancient yogic teachings into a modern day setting.
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.
Malaika MaVeena Darville
Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, Australia (Yoga)
Malaika completed her yoga teacher training in Australia in 2005. Since then, she has been teaching private and group classes in Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, and Hawaii. She also created The Ultimate Journey, a five-day initiation retreat for women with elemental trance dance, an ecstatic dance journey through the five elements. Malaika is also a fully qualified lomilomi therapist, a massage based on the traditional on the traditional Hawaiian art of healing. In Ulpotha, she will combine yoga and Five Elements Dance Activation.
Laura’s teaching is adapted to the specific needs of the students, giving a deeply nurturing experience and the opportunity for supported self-healing. Laura conveys the true spirit and philosophy of yoga through movement and stillness, warmth, and humor. With more than 25 years practice and 15 years teaching experience, her deep knowledge and intuition enable students to experience positive transformation, both physical and mental. Laura is a creative, inspiring teacher, responding to the needs of the students before her while relying on the yogic wisdom passed down from her teachers.
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.
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