And Dance Retreat
June 21st - July 5th 2020 • Ulpotha, Sri Lanka
Truly an unforgettable experience in an ancient landscape!
An adventure of a lifetime! Journeying to the jungles of remote Sri Lanka, experience the magic of Ulpotha. The perfect place to reconnect with nature at it's best. Monkeys playing happily in the trees on the way to the earthen yoga shala, countless birds in flight and song, endless music from frogs and cicadas to lull you to sleep after daily yoga, dance, meditation, and massage or trips to some of the fascinating sites of Sri Lanka.
Freedom, Renewal, Daily Yoga & Dance
Malaika’s Elemental ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda) Yoga classes provide a blend of ancient and contemporary teachings to cater to your individual needs. Focusing on flow, alignment, body awareness and expansion to cultivate grace. She will encourage you to respect and listen to your own body using a holistic approach to yoga as a way of being.
What to expect
Pranayama and visualization to purify and quiet the mind
Daily yoga and asana to stretch, strengthen and balance the body
Daily dance to reconnect mind, body and spirit and celebrate the gift of life using 5Elements Dance Activation™ and Ecstatic Dance
Meditation to expand your awareness and cultivate loving compassion for yourself and others
We will start each day with Hatha flow yoga based on the elements and in the second week we will focus on the connection of Yoga to the Chakra system
Holistic Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
Trips to ancient temples and monasteries
Yoga ulpotha by Malaika Darville
Elephants in sea beach
Laughter Yoga in Bali.
Yoga ulpotha by Malaika Darville
~ Asana to stretch, strengthen and balance the body
~ Dance to reconnect the mind, body and spirit
~ Meditation to
Celebrate the gift of life!
Malaika MaVeena Darville incorporates her work as a dancer, Spiritual Healer, and more than 12 years as a bodyworker to help her students find flow, grace and healing to injuries. She fully embodies the deeper philosophy of yoga as a marriage between mind, body and spirit and teaches both in the yoga shala and in natural environments.
Her teachings are suitable for beginners and intermediate levels and dance is a crucial part of this workshop.
She brings a wealth of earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the shamanic path for a lifetime. She is dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony to help restore balance to our distorted civilized culture. A qualified ISHTA yoga teacher, Water Dance practitioner, African dance performer and teacher, creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™ a shamanic dynamic meditation dance journey embodying the five cardinal elements, earth water fire air and spirit. She is also the founder of Journey to the Heart, and Elemental Embodiment™, 5-day transformational retreats for men and women. She has been facilitating groups for more than 25 years in India, Australia, Africa, China, USA, Costa Rica, Europe and Egypt. She offers spirituality that is rooted in the body to access higher realms of consciousness.
Venue and Accomodation
Ulpotha is designed on a traditional Sri Lankan village of 2500 years ago, complete with an Ayurvedic clinic in the center of the village and all the food is being grown organically around the surrounding area.Including the endangered local red rice.
It is a place where time stands still allowing you to drop the stress of every day life and go deep within while connecting to nature, the culture and each other. Elemental Yoga retreats held at Ulpotha are truly an unforgettable experience.