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Honour 

Your Body

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The Castle of

Your Soul

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Yoga

Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists. It brings you from your head into your body and activates your meridian system.

 

I’m offering Yin and Yang Yoga daily in Niyagama House and it would be wonderful to welcome you here! For me every yoga session is a wonderful experience of honoring my body and becoming my best friend.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

– The Bhagavad Gita

Discover Pranayama, Mantras and Mudras or elevate your Asanas in Aerial Yoga.

Yoga is for everybody. Kick your ego out and enjoy the flow.

Do you like to learn more about Meditation, connect with like-minded people in a Retreat or integrate Ayurveda Nutrition into your daily life? Just keep on scrolling.

Do you like to learn about the benefits of my favorite lower back power pose?

Click the link below.

Coming soon :-)
Yoga in Niyagama House

Yoga at Niyagama House

Visit me in Niyagama House, our family-run, award winning yoga retreat and boutique hotel in southern Sri Lanka – a tranquil and serene place, surrounded by a tea plantation and tropical nature.

 

Here you can retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend some quality Me-Time, with a coaching session, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda massages.

Which Styles? Which Yogis?

I offer daily energizing Yang Yoga (Hatha Sun Salutation) in the morning and relaxing Yin Yoga (Long hold passive stretches) at sunset.

 

You can elevate your asanas  in the exciting & fun Aerial Yoga or totally melt away in Aerial Deep.

 

All classes are for the “first time yogi” up to intermediate levels.

Instead of pushing your ego into too difficult poses, I let you discover and appreciate your edge of each pose and the body-mind-soul connection.

Soon More Here :-)
 
Your Yoga Teacher

Your Yoga Instructor

I’m every time amazed about the transformational power of yoga. About how it can improve your health and have positive impacts on your mind. My classes are challenging, but always full of laughter and joy.

  • Hot Yoga Teacher Training Teacher with Absolute Yoga, 200 hrs RYT, in 2009

  • Aerial Yoga Teacher in 2015 & Aerial Deep Teacher in 2017 with Dhanya Daniela Meggers

  • In planning for 2021: Teacher Training with Sarah Powers

Life is short, do what makes you happy. Give yoga a chance, dive into it again or try to reach the next level and see your body transform. Love, peace & light to all of you, Elke

Fantastic yoga classes with very gentle and supportive encouragement from owner Elke. Rooftop yoga at sunset on the roof terrace is something I will not forget in a hurry!

Incredible.

Rachel, UK, Jan 2020

The rooms are perfectly sized, clean and include air conditioning, wifi and a bed you do not want to rise from if it weren’t for the peace-ful yoga and medi-tation classes in the morning :-)

Frank, The Netherlands, Jan 2020

Yoga classes are amazing! Try new technique aerial yoga, stretching in hatha and yin yoga, last but not least the stunning sunset during roof top yoga.

Amy, Hong Kong, April 2019

I got my life back

This might sound like a cliche, but staying at Niyagama House helped me shift focus and acquire new knowledge that has helped me to get my life back on track. Suffering from severe burnout, I decided to end my round trip in Sri Lanka here after being recommended the place by a friend.

 

The beautiful surroundings and architecture, extraordinarily hospitable staff, and conversations and yoga classes with Elke gave me a desperately needed fresh start of the new year. And not to mention the healthy and mouth-watering food! Will definitely return again some day.

Oda, Norway, Jan 2020

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The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.  

Proverb

For You, with Me - in Niyagama House:

Meditation

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Give your MONKEY MIND a break, reduce stress and listen to your inner wisdom.

Retreats

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Elevate yourself and have a wonderful ME-TIME.  Transform & enjoy.

Ayurveda

Integrate the wisdom of the “Mother of all HEALING” into your life.

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Hello Sri Lankans!

Dreaming about a Yoga Weekend ?

Get out of the City and into Nature

We are planning to open Niyagama House again as soon as it will be safe to do so and will offer special, wonderful packages for all Sri Lankans and Residents who like to relax, re-energize and refresh.

 

For the Yogi and of course also for the "No-Yoga-Buddy".

For a day, for one or for two nights.

Check our Yoga & Event Calendar or just contact us via info@niyagamahouse.com.

Namaste and see you soon at Niyagama House, Elke

 

Yoga Online

 

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% knowledge.

- SHRI K. Pattahbi Jois

"Take Away Yoga"... or:

Become Your Own Yoga Teacher

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During the last seven years teaching yoga in Niyagama House I was often booked for a private class in order to film a sequence for my guest to take home. Some stretches in a good sequence, the sun salutations or a good combination for stiff shoulders.

I don’t think about a retreat as “the magic pill” that can change you in just a few days. It can give you inspiration for changing some habits and establishing new, healthy routines and integrate them into your daily life.

Soon you will find here a link to videos with short yoga sequences for you to do at home. If there is more time you can connect them into a full class and I will give you some ideas of how to combine them.

In that way you can become your own teacher, doing something good for your castle of the soul.

Coming Soon :-)
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Yoga Calendar

Special Retreats, Workshops & Events 

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This is a preview of the full Yoga & Event Calendar 2021, showing upcoming special events, retreats from visiting teachers and the dates of my Next Inner Wisdom Retreat.

 

Kindly check for updates – due to the virus situation – via mail. Thanks a lot.

 

Jan 9 - 16, 2021

Inner Wisdom Retreat with Elke

8 Days / 7 Nights full of Yoga, Meditation, Self-Development, Fun and like-minded People

Jan 28, 2021

Special Full Moon Yin Yoga Class

5 - 6:30pm Integrate the power of the full moon into your yin yoga practice. On the roof terrace. Including moon gazing in shavasana (if the sky is clear ;-). Walk-ins are welcome. Please register until the evening before.

Feb 13-20, 2021

Inner Wisdom Retreat with Elke

8 Days / 7 Nights full of Yoga, Meditation, Self-Development, Fun and like-minded People

Feb 26, 2021

Special Full Moon Yin Yoga Class

5 - 6:30pm Integrate the power of the full moon into your yin yoga practice. On the roof terrace. Including moon gazing in shavasana (if the sky is clear ;-). Walk-ins are welcome. Please register until the evening before.

March 7-14, 2021

No Yoga in Niyagama House

Elke will be on a special trip ;-).

March 28, 2021

Special Full Moon Yin Yoga Class

5 - 6:30pm Integrate the power of the full moon into your yin yoga practice. On the roof terrace. Including moon gazing in shavasana (if the sky is clear ;-). Walk-ins are welcome. Please register until the evening before.

April 3-10, 2021

Inner Wisdom Retreat with Elke

8 Days / 7 Nights full of Yoga, Meditation, Self-Development, Fun and like-minded People

Summer 2021

Private Retreat Week with Anne 

ROAR 1 - Room of Authentic Resonance

A private retreat, hosted by Anne Gladbach, Cologne, Germany, for her students.

Morning Hatha Yoga, Aerial at noon and Yin Yoga in the late afternoon for all other retreat guests will run as normal as on other days. More info soon.

Summer 2021

Private Retreat Week with Anne 

ROAR 2 - Room of Authentic Resonance

A private retreat, hosted by Anne Gladbach, Cologne, Germany, for her students.

Morning Hatha Yoga, Aerial at noon and Yin Yoga in the late afternoon for all other retreat guests will run as normal as on other days. More info soon.

More retreats, events and workshops in 2021

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Our Schedule in Niyagama House

C* = Space for Coaching

or

P* = Space for Private Yoga & Meditation Workshops

Questions?

Do you have a questions about my offers?

Do you like to be supported with a coaching session?

Just send me a mail and we will find out, what is best for you and how I can help you.

I'm looking forward to your message!

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Elke's First Yoga Class

I was in my twenties, an active dancer and choreographer for street jazz and hip hop, when my sister convinced me to try yoga. I found myself in a class with only old people and many props (blocks, straps, cushions) around me. During the class I got bored, had cold feet and a cramp in my thigh… and I had no idea what “Iyengar Yoga” is all about :-). After the class I called my sister to let her know that I will continue with my dancing and maybe will start yoga when I will be 65+.

But one year later a fellow dance performer looked so relaxed, happy and in very good shade, that I asked him WHY? Bikram Yoga, he answered. I gave it a try and found the first style of yoga I liked. I was on my path of yoga and since then I never stopped to explore it :-).

 

Wishing you to find the yoga that makes you happy!

 

Take care,

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