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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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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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Alyona Tickhonovat

Alyona is a Master philosophy graduate from the Moscow State University, and specialized in yoga philosophy. She has been teaching yoga for more than 12 years. -Alyona is taught and has been certified by the gurus and founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York city. She is certified in four levels of Universal Yoga, and has been assisting Andrey Lappa, one of the most qualified and influential masters and professional teachers of yoga worldwide. -She has followed more then 1200 hours of practise at the Yoga Allienace, the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Alyona has also followed Apnea Yoga practises with free diving master Alexander Dudov, his method combined yoga with free-diving breathing techniques . She has studied Thai Body Works with Mukti Michael Barnes in Los Angeles Finished basic levels of Tomas Mayers Anatomy Trains and special course Anatomy Trains in Motion by Karen Grunter (Swiss). Besides following several courses on psycho-somatic body works and hypnosis methods, she's a known writer in several articles for Russian Yoga Journal and a familiar face at International Yoga Conferences.

All our classes are only for residents.


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