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…
INNER GURU TRAINING
200+ hour Yoga Teacher Training
October 13th to November 12th 2019
with Eva Priyanka Wegener, Serena Burgess, Tara Germani and Stu Girling
Principles and facets of Teaching Yoga.
This training explores the healing pathways of yoga, tools for self-enquiry, the science of Ayurveda, and how to practice sharing these arts with others. It´s an invitation to journey to the core of yourself. To explore and to learn how to speak and share from this place.
Meet yourself and discover your inner guru.
30 day residential Yoga Teacher Training at Sri Yoga Shala
More often than not our days will look like this:
4.00 - 4.30am – Karma Yoga (rotational preparation of the shala).
4.30 - 6.00am – Meditation and Pranayama Sadhana (practice).
6.00 - 6.30am – Herbal infusions and nourishing herbal tonic.
6.30 - 8.00 am – Asana Practice (mostly led by Tara, Serena and Eva).
8.00 - 9.30am – Plant based, locally sourced and prepared breakfast.
9.30 - 12.30pm – 1st Session.
12.30 - 2.00pm – Lunch (plant based, fresh, locally sourced and home made food).
2.00 - 4.00 pm – 2nd Session.
6.00 - 7.30pm – Dinner at Cafe Durga / Sri Yoga Shala (Optional).
7.30 - 9.30pm – Only one evening per week: Special event.
US$3000 (Early Bird Jan 2019 – 30 June 2019)
US$3250 (not so Early Bird 1 July - 30 August)
US$3500 (Last minute until 12th September 2019)
US$1200 - Twin Sharing including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments
US$1030 - Triple Sharing including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments
Your accommodation is right next door. We offer comfortable twin share or triple rooms all of which have Air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Our twin share rooms have their own verandah from where you can overlook the jungle. From all of the rooms you can easily access our Saltwater Infinity Pool.
Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments are included in the accommodation fee and will be served at Cafe Durga which is located at the Shala.
You can choose to order dinner here too or we can make alternative recommendations.
If you are curious to know more, please send us an email to
Eva Priyanka Wegener
Visionary, Co -Founder Sri Yoga Shala, student and teacher of yoga, lover of dance & movement
Born in Sri Lanka, raised in Germany. My first formal introduction to the practice of Yoga was on my first visit to Sri Lanka when i unintentionally landed in a place called Nilambe Meditation Center. The first week in the country of my origin had been rather overwhelming to say the least so landing in a meditaiton seat and even more so moving my body according to my breath was a delight. It felt like a second skin. At the side of my contemporary dance studies in Berlin, I certified as a yoga teacher and immediately started teaching. My dance education has helped me to understand the connection between our bodies and our minds. Through my further studies with teachers like Daniel Odier, at the Krishnamarchaya Institute, the Dayananda Ashram and other locations in India, with David Swenson, Louisa Sear, Clive Sheridan, Sianna Sherman, Sally Kempton and other internationally teaching teachers I developed my own teaching voice. In late 2011 I moved to Sri Lanka and about 5 years later, together with my partner Mahendra, I opened a place for yoga, dance and healing arts called Sri Yoga Shala. Please find more information about myself on www.evapriyankawegener.com
Founder, Director The Om Space Colombo, Sri Lanka
I came to yoga in my mid twenties, a typical London girl, working hard, playing hard and feeling a little lost. So when the opportunity to attend a yoga class came up, I was all over it. That weekly class became my oasis in the middle of London, in the middle of Life. My first teacher was a huge inspiration and my love of the practice grew, until I finally found the Sivananda Ashram in London which became my second home for the next three years. I devoured every learning opportunity from karma yoga to level 3 asana Practice to Sanskrit and meditation.
At this point I felt a calling to go deeper and a desire to share with others the tools and practices that I was feeling so much gratitude for. My teacher training with The British Wheel of Yoga was a rigorous process requiring proof of a two year dedicated practice, a 6 month foundation course and 2 years of residential weekends for my 500 TT. The course was an all inclusive space, where I met practitioners from many lineages and the training was over-arching and transcended our individual backgrounds to give us a better understanding of our own subtle practices as well as teaching us the skills for teaching.
I subsequently did modular courses to qualify to teach Yoga for Pregnancy and Yoga for Children and emerged from this process prepared to teach, confident in my training and happy to share my own understanding of yoga, what it is and how we practice. It felt authentic to me and to this day, that is what keeps me excited about teaching and allows me to find a voice each time I sit in front of a class.
I teach from my personal experience of life and of yoga and hope to dispel the illusion that there is a vast separation between student and guide. My classes are often lab style and I aim to give all of my students an actual understanding of their own practice, so that they may eventually take what they have learned, home with them and become more independent Yogins.
I feel blessed to be able to teach with this freedom and I know that this comes from the strong foundation in Asana, Modifications, contra-indications, adjustment and sequencing, pranayama, meditation and philosophy that my various trainings have given me.
I hope that on this Teacher Training we can, hold space and give you the opportunity to discover more about yourselves, where you want to teach from and then pass on these vital foundations so that all Inner Guru Teachers can go forward with their own authentic voices.
Founder of Sattvic Vinyasa, Satvrn Jewellery
With respect and curiosity for the living art and ritual of yoga, I have had the privilege of studying under many amazing teachers in different styles – completing the RYT 500 at Radiantly Alive with Daniel Aaron and Edward Clarke (Tripsichore) in Ubud Bali - with a focus in advanced sequencing and Prenatal Vinyasa. Having further spent time deepening my understanding of the chakra system, Ayurveda and meditation techniques with Shiva Rea and Demetri Velisarius in Los Angeles and India; and many hours of self exploration on and off the mat at home. This practice has taken me to many trainings, workshops, retreats, classes, beaches, rooftops, parks and decks around the world.
Above all I feel a deep curiosity about our human capacity and creative potential and feel humbled to share the essence of my findings in the form of Sattvic Sadhana and the Inner Guru Training here in Sri Lanka.
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.