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July to September

Saffron and Emily

Emily and Saffron's Retreat Dates in 2013

July 3rd - 9th
August 2nd - 8th
August 31st - September 6th
September 2nd - 8th

We first met at Talalla Retreat proving that great things happen here!
Bonding over our love of yoga and similar ideas on life we kept in touch, eventually embarking on a yogic journey together of both teaching and learning in Bali, Dubai, Greece and now Sri Lanka, one of the worlds most beautiful islands.


I grew up around yoga, my mother is a yoga teacher and she has influenced me throughout my life, always emphasising the importance of being true to who you are physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I have always loved being physical, and from a young age I started ballet and danced for most of my teen years. During this time I started doing yoga for core strength, breath work and peace of mind.
Yoga has changed the way I see and conduct my life. For me it is a reflection of what life is, be it joyful, challenging, honest and deep.
I cover a whole range of styles, from dynamic vinyasa flow to gentle restorative classes, as well as pre and post natal, kids and teens yoga!
My classes are suitable for all yoga lovers with variations given for different levels of experience.
My commitment is to guide each student to understand their body and how to explore and discover the full capacity of their practice, while staying true to who they are and how they feel on that day.
It is my priority to teach in an environment that is supportive, challenging, safe and fun


I have always been interested in the alternative training in areas such as massage and reflexology, before fulfilling a long term dream of training to be a yoga teacher. As well as being a qualified yoga instructor I am also trained in massage, reiki, EFT and Thai yoga massage. I like to use this combination of tools to help people release their blockages and release their potential, to become the best possible versions of themselves.I believe in teaching from the heart and to always find space in our practice to connect with our divine inner light.
As well as following a traditional yoga practice my speciality also lies in SUP Yoga (yoga on a paddle board) which I teach from my own business in Dubai.

Our style is an eclectic approach to hatha yoga based on the Krishnamacharya lineage but also influenced by more modern day yogis such as our teachers Peter Clifford and the inspirational Shiva Rea, resulting in holistic, safe, fluid and dynamic classes for all ages and levels. We have recently completed extra professional training with Shiva Rea and look forward to soon sharing this innovative style with our students. We are delighted that life has made a full circle and is bringing us back to beautiful Talalla and look forward to sharing our passion with you soon!

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Saffron and Emily,

Thank you so much for the wonderful yoga classes.
Physically invigorating, mentally relaxing, spiritually nourishing.
Your guidance was superb, welcoming and offering variety for all levels.
You have made this a memorable visit.
Thank you!



To Emily and Saffron,

What a wonderful beautiful setting and two perfect yoga guides and hosts.
The time has flown by and left me physically and spiritually invigorated. Time like this is certainly the ultimate luxury.
I hope to return and see you both here soon!
Many thanks and Namaste!



Dear Saffron and Emily,

Thank you for an awesome retreat. My stay at Talalla has gone down as one of my favorite holidays. Mum and I have had a relaxing time and I feel like I have improved my yoga practice heaps. I have learnt more about meditation and I look forward to my practice at home.



To dearest Emily and Saffron!

I cannot find enough words of gratitude to express what I feel at this very moment.
I feel better, lighter, healthier, happier!!!
Everything starting from your welcoming heartwarming smiles on our arrival and finishing with sharing laughs and amazing spiritual practices was truly inspiring and memorable.
Emily, thank you for your beautiful loving energy and radiant personality. For being an example of a best spiritual teacher, wonderful mom to your amazing son and a good friend.
Saff, thank you for showing me how to be a better person, for your strengths and peace of mind. I think you are the most beautiful woman I have ever met in my life so far.
I can go on and on.
THANK YOU for everything once again!

Love Anya.


Two beautiful women with beautiful souls!
Emily and Saffron, you have made my trip to one of the most precious experiences in my life. Thank you so much for your kindness and spirit. I enjoyed every class and every moment we shared.
Keep it up, I will come soon to see you again!

Love Jennifer.



When I first asked to write in this book I needed a few days to think because so many beautiful, strong, positive thoughts came to mind.
What I am taking away with the strongest feelings is how generous Saffron and Emily are, you have both given me intention with my practice, given me lightness and courage and inspired me to take risks.
Emily, you are such a beautiful mum, teaching Beau to celebrate himself and smile.
Saffron, you first share and share and have the most caring nature.
I already cannot wait to cross paths with you both again.
Much love,



Dear Saffron and Emily,

Expect nothing, getting all!
We have enjoyed every single minute!
Take care of you and keep your energy!
Shanti, shanti, shanti.
Coming in peace and going in peace.

Eve and Brigitte.


Emily and Saffron,

Thank you so much for a very special time at Talalla!
I came away looking for some peaceful solitude and to get myself into a regular yoga practice and the space and time you have given us here was perfect for that! Iâm so pleased that your classes and additional talks got more into the spiritual side of yoga and I have learnt from and will take away with me your inspiring words.
I will definitely be recommending your retreats and just Talalla itself to anyone who will listen and hope to make it back here myself.
Good luck with all your ventures and I hope we cross paths again one of these days in the future.
Many many thanks again!

Love Kristy.


Dear Saffron and Emily,

Thank you very much for this retreat!
It has been extremely pleasant and peaceful.
I go back home energized and very positive.
I found in Talalla a small heaven. I might come back to recharge the battery. again.
Thank you for your sweetness in teaching and communicating.



Dear Saffron and Emily,

Over the past week you have been extremely generous in sharing what you know, what you have witnessed and what you have experienced. Thank you so much for this!
I leave energized and relaxed and with a tool box which I am sure will help me and accompany me in the next weeks, months and years.



Dear Saffron and Emily,

Thanks for the great yoga classes!
Sometimes a kind of relaxing, meditative; sometimes a good flow. I learned a lot, enjoyed it too. Especially the great little massage at the end. I will leave with lots of good memories in my mind.
Thanks and all the best,

Love Ellen.

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