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TEACHING DATES: From April to September
ABOUT Sally : My first contact with yoga was around 2009; I was searching for a counter balance to my very demanding and busy job and found in yoga a beautiful mix of physical „workout“ and that other side of a practice, that make you go so much deeper….
Soon I figured that yoga will take a larger part in my live and so I decided 2012 to do my first 200hrs teacher training at Talalla with the Australian yoga school Yoga Arts under the guidance of Louisa Seers. Since then I have been constantly deeping my knowledge by taking part in international training and immersions with Simon Park (Prana Flow), Tara Judelle (Embodied Flow) and most recently Janet Stone (enrolled in the 500hrs advanced program at the moment).
Having taped into a different aspect of myself and being eager to learn, explore and evolve – I have decided to pack up my stuff and have been traveling and teaching yoga all around the globe for the last 2 years, keeping Stuttgart, Germany as my home base where I teach as a resident yoga instructor when I am not roaming the planet…
My typical classes are a mix of dynamic and flowing Vinyasa as well as long holds and a focus on correct alignment, adding Pranayama, Meditation and Yin Yoga classes, according to the individual needs of my students. Overall I put the focus on the journey inwards to enable every student to find his full potential without missing out on one of the most important aspect; to engage with oneself and find enjoyment from within!
Experiencing in my own body that potent connection between body and mind – becoming aware of possibilities of healing from within and diving deep into a philosophy that is so adaptable to our modern days needs makes me want to share this practice with everybody who encounters me with an open mind and heart.
The inner calmness and ease, as well as the physical well-being that I experience in my practice is what I want to pass on to my students and enable them to grow their own yoga path!
My love affair with the practice of yoga began when I was 22… And when I started, I felt like I was coming home. It didn’t feel new, it was as though I was starting to remember again… And I felt a deep sense of connection to my body & breathe.
This spark of faith was ignited within me, and I took the next step which lead me to complete my initial Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification through Essence Of Living Academy in 2013. Since then I have completed further studies in various movement modalities & healing arts~ including Pilates massage & bodywork. I have had the opportunity to practice and study with incredibly respected teachers, who have all played great influential forces in my life.
Teaching is a gift, and I mean that with my entire being. When I walk into a room, I know I have a responsibility and a commitment to the people in the room. There is a special kind of magic thats encircled us in a moment of time, fuelled with passion, purpose and potential.
I offer Hatha / Vinyasa Flow classes catering to different needs. My offerings are creative investigations into the physical, philosophical and daily applications of yoga, through movement, play and connection. I continue to explore and learn really juicy stuff about us and incorporate these into my teaching and therapeutic work.
I look forward to being apart of your yoga journey.
Oceans of love,
For the social being who loves meeting others on their travels The Bungalow–The Dorm is the perfect place to hang out in between your Surf & Yoga Sessions. With direct access to the Bungalow social areas and the beautiful Talalla grounds and pool on your doorstep this is as good as budget traveling gets. Don’t focus on the room size because this is not where you will be spending your time. Talalla is all about adventure and this is the best way to get access to this adventure on a budget!
The Bungalow-Private Rooms are by far the best way to experience all Talalla has to offer on a budget. The beautifully set rooms in a traditional Sri Lankan styled Bungalow still allow you to have access to Talalla’s beautiful grounds, pool and Surf & Yoga facilities (extra charge), whilst still having the privacy offered from a private room. The Bungalow includes a separate living area, front balcony and kitchen with a shared bathroom. This allows you to experience the Talalla Surf Camp or Yoga Retreat whilst working around your own budget.
On a smaller budget but don’t want to miss our on a luxury experience with your own private ensuite bathroom? Then The Big House room will serve as the perfect place of rest after a long day of surf and yoga adventures. These rooms are a short walk up through the Talalla Retreat and provide you with an expansive view through the jungle canopy. You will love spending your afternoon on the deck watching the monkeys jump from tree to tree on their afternoon commute.
Appreciate a little bit more privacy in your ‘Back to Nature’ experience? Our Deluxe Room – Ground Floor Villas are the perfect place to relax and unwind in privacy whilst still feeling connected to your jungle surrounds. These villas include a rustic four poster bed, beautiful open air ensuite bathroom and a front decking with space to unwind after your days Surf and Yoga adventures. They are perfect for those who want to experience the beauty Talalla has to offer in a more private setting.
Sing from the treetops! Our Deluxe First Floor rooms get you up and into the jungle canopy. A beautiful four poster bed, an expansive open air bathroom, secluded balcony and a view through the palms make this room a definite repeat guest favorite! Be sure to bring along your favorite book for an afternoon read on the balcony to wind down from an adventure filled day of surfing and yoga. The ideal room for anyone who loves open spaces, fresh air and a beautiful connection to nature.
Nestled on the forefront of the Talalla Retreat grounds are the newest accommodation boasting expansive views of tropical gardens and blue waters of Talalla Beach. Villas located on the ground floor feature authentic Sri Lankan furniture, fabrics and air conditioning. Located meters from the beach, the open-air pavilion of the second floor features private balcony, reading desk and ceiling fans. All villas have open air bathrooms allowing natural light and providing views of the coconut palms. One Luxury Sea View Villa on the top floor offers a timber paneled ceiling and air-conditioning. This is Talalla’s most luxury Villa.
Experience the ultimate “Glamping” experience.
When you’re glamping there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent a yurt, airstream, hut, villa or tree house, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury
At Talalla we pride ourselves on creating an environment in which you can experience the pristine beauty of nature without having to sacrifice a luxurious experience. Our beautifully designed “Bamboo Huts” epitomize our endeavor to remain Sri Lanka’s leader in Eco-Hotel experience. Listen to the sound of waves in the distance, hear the monkeys playing in the trees and understand what being connected to nature is all about.