Eva Priyanka Wegener
Born in Sri Lanka, raised in Germany, Eva studied political science, sociology, contemporary dance / performance art and yoga in both Europe and Asia.
Meditation and yoga became part of her life since her first journey to Sri Lanka and her first encounter with Meditation at Nilambe Meditation Centre. About 15 years later she created Sri Yoga Shala, a holistic outdoor retreat space set in midst the Sri Lankan jungle, close to the shores of the Indian Ocean. Sri Yoga Shala is a space for yoga, arts and bodywork: a platform that aims to create spaciousness and spontaneous community.
Eva teaches a slow flowing Hatha Vinyasa style. She draws inspiration from several yogic techniques and lineages. Dance, performance, movement, therapy and yoga unite in a meditative class which aims to sow a seed for the pursuit of living a life in alignment.
Her first formal Vinyasa Teacher training was in 2007 at the Yoga Shala Berlin in Germany and her 500hrs YA certification with Louisa Sear / Yoga Arts Australia in 2013. She also studied at the KYM (Krishnamarchaya Institute), Iyengar Yoga with senior teacher Nanda Kumar while also studying Vedanta at the Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh, Ashtanga with Sachidananda in Mysore, with David Swenson (cert. Advanced Course), Ana Forrest (cert. Advanced course), Shiva Rea (Lunar Arts), Sianna Sherman, Sally Kempton, Andrej Lappa, Clive Sheridan and others.....
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 Vinyasa here in Sri Lanka.
Wishing you loving kindness on your path,
The Om Space / Colombo
British Wheel of Yoga, UK Qualified, Registered Senior Yoga Teacher - Yoga Alliance UK and certified International AcroYoga teacher, Serena has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 13, both in the UK and Sri Lanka.
She founded The Om Space yoga studio in Colombo, teaches multiple classes a week, has written a weekly yoga column for the national press, runs a home and is the hands-on Mama of two.
Needless to say, Life is full and it is her yoga practice that keeps her centred.
Serena believes in the transformational power of yoga as a sustainable source of happiness, allowing us to tap into our unique energy.
Experience for yourself some the vitality that fuels Serena's life and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Kundalini Yoga / Gong Bath
Fiona discovered the transformational effect of Kundalini Yoga in South America, having left a stressful job as a lawyer in London. She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for 16 years is presently a full time Kundalini yoga teacher & Professional Trainer in the Aquarian Academy where she runs Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings in Sri Lanka where she lives.
Fiona is a passionate and dedicated teacher whose classes are a safe space to explore your inward journey, to discover your unique potential. Her mission is to inspire you to be best and clearest You, you can be. Her background in the corporate world enables her to build a bridge of understanding between yogic technology and the real world.
She writes an inspirational blog with practical ways of bringing yogic lifestyle, philosophy and emotional intelligence into everyday living.