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"Your home with a history"

Escape to the Villa De Zoysa to embrace relaxation, tranquility, and exploration of all the senses in this serene sanctuary.Built in 1907 by a prominent philanthropist, the colonial, beachfront mansion provides yoga retreats, surfing, and Ayurvedic healing for those wanting both energizing and revitalizing holiday.Get nourished from the inside and out by homemade Sri Lankan food that is both healthy and delicious.Nestle up with your favorite book in one of the sunlit corridors, open courtyards, or sprawling terraces.Take a dip in the swimming pool right outside the yoga shala to cool off after a hard class.Fall asleep to the sounds of waves gently crashing on the shore to realize that you have truly woken up in a corner of paradise.

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Set within the beautiful garden Villa de Zoysa has a private yoga shala and specializes in yoga retreats and yoga holidays in Sri-Lanka. It hosts a variety of International teachers year round whether you’re a yogi or not anyone is welcome

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Ayurveda Bed

Treat yourself to Ayurveda treatments and massages at Villa de Zoysa a perfect relaxing and pampering time on your yoga retreat. Each treatment is designed for the individual and specially tailored to your needs

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Stay in one of the best and unique old Colonial houses near Galle. With spacious and individual rooms this villa is one of a kind! Known to serve the best rice and curry and delicious breakfast to accompany the yoga holiday

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Surfing

We are ideally positioned between three surfing spots. Reef break for advance surfers just a 5 minute walk down the beach, Beach break for medium to beginners surfing in a 15 minute...

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Cooking

Fancy a couple of free cooking lessons on preparing sumptuous rice and curry
Accompany Devinda to the Galle vegetable/Fruit Market, housed at the Old Dutch building once used as horse...

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Lily the Elephant

Lily is a 20 year old young adult elephant calf, living just ten minutes drive from our retreat center. The 25 acre ancestral virgin land of the de Zoysa family with a large river border is perhaps the only jungle...

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Nina Butler - Curry'S Post, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Nina turned to yoga for healing in her late teens, and found a way to overcome her negative mind patterns through daily self-practice. Her yoga journey was enriched through obtaining yoga teacher qualifications with Sivananda in Vrindavan, India in 2010. Upon return to South Africa, she taught Hatha yoga classes for several years whilst completing her postgraduate qualifications at Rhodes University to a diverse range of students, elderly, beginners and more advanced yogis. In 2012, Nina travelled to Mysore and trained in an 'old-school' Mysore Ashtanga shala. She incorporates teachings from this experience into her unique style of yoga practice. Nina was based in Durban from 2014 - 2016, where she specialised in private classes for clients of all ages with specific ailments and needs. In this time she volunteered for the Township Yogi Project, teaching yoga at a TB Clinic in Inanda township, and began hosting yoga retreats. This focused instruction deepened her knowledge of the many health benefits of yoga, and refined her attention to alignment and posture. Moreover, it moulded her understanding of daily practice as an expression of gratitude for our vital being and a practical means to restore this vitality.

Nina creatively balances her life-long commitment to yoga with writing, research, painting, trekking and exploring new vistas. She seeks to fabricate a life that communicably fuses with her creative flair, thereby inspiring a free-spirited, mindful, flexible, ethical and integral practice of being in the everyday. Nina is currently in Amsterdam. She recently launched an online platform for bespoke yoga video teaching, YOGICOMM. In between yoga teaching in Amsterdam and beyond, she is working on a novel, and a research monograph based on her PhD in historiography.

My web site: https://ninabutler.net

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