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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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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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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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Christmas and New Year, Daniella Avnat.

Daniella Avnat.

Age: 30.

From: Tel Aviv, Israel.

I’ve danced ballet and modern dancing all of my life ever since i was 4 years old.

I was always fascinated by movement.

At the age of 20, after serving two years in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), I was exposed to Vinyasa Yoga for the very first time - an experience which completely changed the way I thought about movement and the human anatomy.

It was then that I understood how breathing, balance and elongated muscles could do wonders for our body.

It was my own injury which led me to become a Yoga and Pilates instructor and having the ability to heal myself made me realise that movement allows one to truly understand the body and soul from within.

So when I'm asked what type of yoga/pilates do i teach my answer is that it has no name, its movement flow with attention to the body and our breath.

I feel very lucky to do what i love most, to help connecting people around the world to their bodies and breath, to help them connecting to their inner selves, and find cure wishing themselves through moving and breathing.

Today I run my own movement studio in Tel Aviv, where i teach movement classes on a daily basis. Once in a few months i give a movement / rebirthing retreats in Israel and around the globe. (France, Sweden,Hungary, LA).

2012-2015 : studied South East Asia studies, buddhism and indian philosophy in Tel Aviv University.

2014 : 200h Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in prana yoga college tel aviv university.

2015 : Pilates teachers training in “Sieim campus” tel aviv university.

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2016 : Contrology classical pilates teacher training at Boaz Nahissi school 2016: “Fly Stick” technique teacher course.

2016: Rebirthing (breathing therapy) studies.

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