What if you awoke in the night hearing morning birds sing “Don´t go back to sleep”.

What if you answered their call and prepared a journey to an unknown space…



In light of the recent happenings here in Sri Lanka, we would like to reassure you that we very much plan to go ahead with the Inner Guru Training. Now, with even more peace and purpose in our hearts.

13th October - 10th November 2019
28 day residential Yoga Teacher Training at Sri Yoga Shala
200+ hour Yoga Teacher Training, international Yoga Alliance accredited


Eva Priyanka Wegener (Hatha Vinyasa / Bhakti Slow flow)
Serena Burgess (Hatha and Sivananda) 
Stuart Girling (Anatomy)

+ Institute for Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine by Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts

+ Guest Lecturer Venerable Anila Tenzin Lekdron (ordained by the Dalai Lama)


Find Your Inner Guru. Meet your inner teacher.  
Inner Guru Training empowers you to share yogic practices in your own unique way, to draw from your life experience and to bring forth your essence as your very own spark of inspiration. This training allows you to experience different teaching styles of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and to build a foundation to share the practice in a way that resonates true for you.   

This intimate immersion offers you the time and space to illuminate your confidence and unearth your compassionate voice. With the help of traditional methods, self inquiry, self practice, partner and group work and playful exploration you will be given the tools to truly connect to your inner wisdom. We will build timeless connections and form new friendships that will expand beyond shores. If you are looking for tools to begin teaching, or want to deepen your experience of yoga, or compliment your skill set with more of your own inner wisdom: this is a training for you.

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Evolutionary outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to share the following:

  • Enjoy teaching safe, intelligent and creative asana sequences for Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative practices in your unique style.

  • Offer hands on adjustments for energetic alignment. 

  • Teach to all levels, use props and modifications to support pregnant students in an open class.

  • Create personalised programs and understand injury prevention and support. 

  • 10+ hours of practice teaching, assisting, observation and feedback skills.

  • Understand ethics for yoga teachers and businesses. 

  • Unlock a limitless source of inspiration through self inquiry, journaling, shadow work, self assessment.

  • Learn about Ayurvedic lifestyle practices to live in accordance with nature.

  • Be inspired daily by Mudras, Deities and other Divine Archetypes.

  • Fall in love with Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Scriptures, Mantras and Chanting.

  • Honour the Lineage of Yoga and create your own lineage family tree. 

  • Apply Anatomy & Physiology for Hatha Yoga and integrate Subtle Anatomy (koshas, chakras, nadis).

  • Self care tools for yoga teachers, how to protect your energy with Reiki

  • Conscious tools to serve those who have experienced trauma and loss.

  • Create and hold a safe space for individuals and groups 


Your typical day will look like this (6 days a week): 

5.00 - 5.30am – Karma Yoga (rotational preparation of the shala).
5.30 - 6.30am – Meditation and Pranayama Sadhana (led practice).
6.30 - 7.00am – Herbal infusions and nourishing herbal tonic.
7.00 - 8.30 am – Asana Practice (led)
8.30 - 10.00am – Plant based, locally sourced prepared breakfast.
10.00 - 01.00pm – Evolutionary Curriculum Session 1 - Led by Serena, Eva, Stu + guests
01.00 - 2.30pm – Lunch (plant based, fresh, locally sourced and home made food).
2.30 - 4.30 pm – Evolutionary Curriculum Session 2 - Led by Serena, Eva, Stu and guests
4.30 pm - onwards – free time, sunset swim, rest, integration space. 
6.00 - 7.30pm - Optional Dinner at Cafe Durga / Sri Yoga Shala.
7.30 - 9.30pm – Special event (one evening per week) - Movie Night, Sound healing etc. 

Your Teachers.

Eva was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Germany. She studied political science, sociology, and contemporary dance besides Yoga. On her first visit to the county of her origin Sri Lanka, almost two decades ago, through her stay in a buddhist Meditation Centre, she found the Art and practice of Yoga. In late 2015 she co-founded Sri Yoga Shala. Her classes aspire to foster re-connection, recalibration and realignment of our bodies, minds and hearts and to find a sense of nurturing and home within rather than outside of ourselves. Her focus is heart centred movement and stillness, with the guidance, observation and exploration of our breaths. Eva is certified with E-RYT 500+hrs by Yoga Alliance. Find more information on sriyogashala.com or  evapriyankawegener.com

Serena is a 500hr British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a registered Senior Teacher with the Yoga Alliance UK, she is also qualified to teach Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Children and is a Certified International AcroYoga.org  teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 21 years and teaching for 13, she founded and runs The Om Space yoga studio in Colombo and believes that yoga gives her tools for life. Serena teaches from this perspective, hoping to share relatable, accessible methods to meet the challenges we are all faced with.  serenaburgessyoga.com

Stuart  is a physiotherapist, ashtanga yoga practitioner and bodyworker specialising in the treatment of yogis with injuries or tension patterns (more often not from yoga). He has practised Ashtanga Yoga for the last fifteen years and teaches Anatomy and Physiology on Yoga Teacher Training Programmes and Workshops worldwide. Stuart is the founder of the site: Love Yoga Anatomy: the Anatomy Resource. loveyogaanatomy.com

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Tuition fees.

540,000LKR / 3,000 US$ (early bird - 31 July 2019)

585,000LKR / 3,250 US$ (standard )

*Payment plans are available upon request.


We are offering a Scholarship for Sri Lankan Nationals planning to live and teach yoga in Sri Lanka.

To be considered for a Scholarship, please tell us in 500-1000 words how you see teaching yoga in Sri Lanka can improve the state of peace in the country.


We are located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, tucked away in the jungle passed the rice paddy fields just 1.5 km inland from one of the most beautiful swimming beaches in Sri Lanka, called Wijaya Beach. Sri Yoga Shala is a purpose built open wooden ambalama with a saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by jungle and wildlife.

Days off / before or after the training.

Check out the UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort, bike ride through the surrounding rice paddies, visit Buddhist and Hindu temples, tea / rubber / coconut plantations, swimming, snorkelling, sea turtles, surfing, bird watching and much more.


Accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.

185,400LKR / US$1030 - Triple Sharing Room package (per person)

Our brand new rooms feature fans, air conditioning, beds made by local carpenters, comfortable, brand new mattresses, bedside lamps for reading and a spacious bathroom with a stone carved rainfall shower. The rooms are in line with the feeling of Sri Yoga Shala. You are free to use the pool after sunset and Sri Yoga Shala will be your home base. The Residency has a cozy courtyard with a fragrant jasmine tree in the centre and spaces for contemplation during the breaks in the day or a quiet moment in the evening.

216,000LKR / US$1200 - Double / Twin Sharing Room package (per person)

The twin-share rooms are also brand new and in the same building than the triple rooms. They are facing the other side of the building and additionally have balconies overlooking the jungle. They also feature Air conditioning and fans, beds made by our local carpenters, brand new mattresses, bedside lamps for night time reading and en-suite bathrooms.

363,600LKR / US$2020 - Double / Twin Sharing Room - Single Occupancy package

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Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments are included in the accommodation fee and will be served at Cafe Durga which is located at the Shala. We will serve vegetarian and vegan healthy freshly prepared, organic food.

You can choose to order dinner here too or we can make alternative recommendations. The Shala is located near many good eateries including the famous Wijaya Beach Restaurant, Unawatuna and is 15 minutes by tuk tuk from the Galle Fort.

Want to know more?

Please get in touch so we can send you an Information Package.

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“What if you felt you had arrived. To a place where you relearn to trust the instinctual knowing that you had as a child, full of compassion, love and kindness. What if this was your chance to practice giving this gift back to others so that they can walk alongside you on this path.”

– Inner Guru

24 / 12 hour ANATOMY MODULE


28th October - 8th November 2019 at Sri Yoga Shala, please click here

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Stuart Girling

Stuart has a BSc in Health Studies and a MSc in Information Systems. He began his journey in health and fitness working as a personal trainer and then went on to qualify in Sports Massage and Injury Treatment , as well as, Advanced Medical Massage. For the last more than 7 years he has worked almost exclusively within the yoga community with yogis making up over 90% of his clients. Stuart has had a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practice for more than 9 years and an interest in anatomy that has spanned several decades.

Having already taught Swedish Massage and associated anatomy his love for both yoga and anatomy led to the natural progression of teaching Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teacher Trainings. In this endeavor he seeks to make anatomy accessible, fun and above all usable within a yoga context.

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