Yoga retreat programme, Amba Estate, Sri Lanka
6th - 12th May, 2018
The retreat week starts on the Sunday evening (6th May) at dinner time and ends the following Saturday morning (12th May) after breakfast. Each day (except one) will have two yoga sessions - an energising morning session and a deeply relaxing evening session. In between sessions there will be plenty of time and space to be with yourself or the group, to relax in and around Amba Estate - take forest walks, visit the waterfalls or learn about how tea is plucked! There will be one day off the yoga during the week, and on this day we will arrange an optional hike to Ella Rock or you can take the whole day to give your body a complete rest. Additional optional sessions such as mindfulness nature walks and nature-based meditations will also be available through the week, to complement the yoga classes.
All abilities are most welcome - Becky will ensure there is something for everyone, from complete beginners to long-time yogis.
About Becky May
Becky has been practising yoga since 2001 and teaching yoga for over ten years. Beginning with ashtanga, she now mainly teaches a combination of vinyasa flow and restorative, yin-style classes, but enjoys weaving together different yoga styles tailored to the groups she works with, passionately believing that yoga is for absolutely everyone who feels drawn to explore its wonders. She has led numerous retreats and workshops, including specialist yoga retreats for surfers in Morocco and snowboarders and skiiers in France.
Over the years she has attended intensive workshops with a diverse array of inspiring teachers, including the internationally renowned Richard Freeman, John Scott, Nancy Gilgoff, Kino Macgregor, Hamish Hendry, Joey Miles and Liz Lark, and has spent many months in India, advancing her studies at source with various teachers including Vijay Kumar (ashtanga), Masterji (Pattabhi Jois's nephew and student), Vinay Kumar (intensive back-bending course) and BNS Iyengar, one of the last remaining students of Krishnamacharya (pranayama). For Becky, yoga is her way of life and she will always be a student, learning each day from everyone she meets, on or off the mat.
When not on the mat, she can often be found geeking out with wildlife in her other job as an ecologist or travelling the globe to immerse herself in different cultures and landscapes and scratch her nomadic itch!