Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Meditation in the South Sri Lankan Jungle

You don’t have to bend like a pretzel to practise yoga & meditation in Sri Lanka with us. We welcome all levels, and for the most part, there will be people who are making their first moves or honing early skills during their stay. If you are a seasoned yogi, we also invite you to go deeper into your practice. We offer daily classes and private sessions, perfect if you’re a total newbie and want to nail the basics, or just need a bit of extra help to master a specific pose.

Just like our limbs (hopefully!), we’re keeping things loose when it comes to our schedule.

Music is really important to us and so we make sure we bend and breathe whilst listening to some seriously good tunes, and all in the luxuriant surroundings of the south western Algarve, Portugal.


Daily Vinyasa Flow classes

Vinyasa means “To move in a special way” and that way is to link the movement and breath together. Our flow sessions will be physically energising, working with the breath and the movements in harmony to build heat in the body getting to grips with the asana practice (physical postures). Our classes will include various traditional yoga techniques to help you connect with the true essence of yoga aiming to leave you feeling invigorated and uplifted.


Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice. This style  works deeply into our body. It targets our deepest tissues, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascial networks of our body — rather than the muscles. The perfect balance for surf/travel/vinyasa tired bodies..


One-to-One Session

Private classes are a great way to take your practice to the next level or focus on a particular aspect of your yoga practice. Whether it’s your first yoga experience, or if you’re a seasoned practitioner who wants to develop the finer details of each asana, one on one classes gives the time to deepen your practice or to simply organise those wavering limbs. Discuss what you want to achieve with your yoga teacher before the class.


Pranayama

While asanas (postures) sort out our bodies, pranayama (breathing exercises) sort out our minds. During the Pranayama classes you will be guided through specific breathing exercises to channel your “Prana” (or life force) and by bringing awareness to the breath can increase your lung capacity. Through these exercises the mind is rejuvenated, stilled and uplifted.


Meditation

More and more of us are turning to meditation to help calm and still the mind from today’s incessant deadlines and pressures. Though sometimes thought to be “boring” or “difficult”, our meditation class will guide you through accessible techniques to help calm and organise your thoughts and help explore a mindful approach to your day. With the help of sound, light, and sometimes even movement the techniques are designed to quieten the senses. Get over yourself, break down that resistance. We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


Guest Reviews

We are back in Mumbai (albeit briefly until LA) and already miss Sri Lanka.  What a lovely place you and Ed selected and we feel privileged to have been able to spend some time there. We want to thank you, Ed, Lucy, Josh and the staff at the House for one of the best vacations […]

Richard & Sherie Stoner