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Sri Yoga Shala - Inner Guru Training


13th October - 10th November 2019
28 day residential Yoga Teacher Training at Sri Yoga Shala
200+ hour Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Teacher Training 


Eva Priyanka Wegener (Hatha Vinyasa / Bhakti Slow flow)
Serena Burgess (Hatha / Sivananda)
Stuart Girling (Anatomy)

+ Institute for Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine, by Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts

+ Guest Speaker Venerable Anila Lekdron

Find Your Inner Guru. Meet your inner teacher. 

Inner Guru Training empowers you to share yogic practices in your own unique way. How to draw from your life experience to bring forth your essence as your very own spark of inspiration. This training allows you to experience different teaching styles and to build a dynamic foundation to also share your practice in a way that resonates true for you.  

This intimate immersion offers you the time and space to illuminate your confidence and unearth your voice. With the help of traditional methods, self inquiry, self practice, partner and group work and playful exploration you will truly connect to your inner wisdom. We will nurture a sense of community and build  timeless connections. If you are looking for tools to begin teaching, want to deepen your experience of yoga, or want to compliment your skill set with more of your own unique inner wisdom: this is a training for you.

Evolutionary outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to share the following:

Meditations, Pranayama techniques and Yoga Nidras.

Teaching safe, intelligent and creative asana sequences for Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative practices in your unique style.

Hand on Adjustments for energetic alignment

Teach to all levels, use props and modifications

Support pregnant students

Create personalised programs

Understand injury prevention and support. 

Understand ethics for yoga teachers and businesses. 

A limitless source of inspiration through self inquiry, journaling, shadow work, self assessment.

Ayurvedic lifestyle practices, nourishment and basic assessment

Yoga Philosophy, Mantras; Mudras, Chanting.

Applied / Embodied Anatomy & Physiology

Integrated Subtle Anatomy (koshas, chakras, nadis).

Self care tools for yoga teachers

Create and hold a safe space

Your typical day will look like this (6 days a week): 

4.30 - 5.00am – Karma Yoga (rotational preparation of the shala).

5.00 - 6.00am – Meditation and Pranayama Sadhana (practice).

6.00 - 6.30am – Herbal infusions and nourishing herbal tonic.

6.30 - 8.00 am – Asana Practice (led by Tara, Serena and Eva).

8.00 - 9.30am – Plant based, locally sourced prepared breakfast.

9.30 - 12.30pm – Evolutionary Curriculum Session 1 - Presentations, Discussions and Practicals, Group  Work and Self enquiry study - Led by Serena, Eva and Stu.

12.30 - 2.00pm – Lunch (plant based, fresh, locally sourced and home made food).

2.00 - 4.00 pm – Evolutionary Curriculum Session 2 - Presentations, Discussions and Practicals,Group Work and Self enquiry study - Led by Serena, Eva and Stu.

4.00 pm - onwards – free time, sunset swim, rest, integration space. 

6.00 - 7.30pm - Optional Dinner at Cafe Durga / Sri Yoga Shala.

7.30 - 9.30pm – Special event (one evening per week) - Movie Night, Sound healing etc.

Your Teachers.

Eva was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Germany. On her first visit to the county of her origin Sri Lanka, almost two decades ago, she stayed in a buddhist Meditation Center where she found her way to the Art and practice of Yoga and Meditation. Her classes aim to re-connect, recalibrate and realign our bodies, minds and hearts, to find a sense of nurturing and home within rather than outside of ourselves. Her focus is on heart centred movement and stillness, guidance, observation and exploration of our breaths. Eva is certified with 500+hrs by Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). Find more information on or

Serena is a 500hr British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a registered Senior Teacher with the Yoga Alliance UK, she is also qualified to teach Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Children and is a Certified International  teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 21 years and teaching for 13, she founded and runs The Om Space yoga studio in Colombo and believes that yoga gives her tools for life. Serena teaches from this perspective, hoping to share relatable, accessible methods to meet the challenges we are all faced with.

Stuart has a BSc in Health Studies and a MSc in Information Systems. He began his journey in health and fitness working as a personal trainer and then went on to qualify in Sports Massage and Injury Treatment as well as advanced Medical Massage. He works almost exclusively within the yoga community with yogis making up over 90% of his clients. He has a dedicated Ashtanga pracatice for many years and teaches Anatomy and Physiology on Yoga Teacher Training Programmes and Workshops worldwide. In this endeavor he seeks to make anatomy accessible, fun and above all usable within a yoga context. Stuart is the founder of the site: Love Yoga Anatomy: the Anatomy Resource.

Tuition fees.

US$3,000 / LKR540,000  (early bird January 2019 – 31st July 2019)

US$3,250 / LKR585.000  (late bird 1st – 31st August 2019)

*Payment plans are available upon request.


We are offering a Scholarship for Sri Lankan Nationals planning to live and teach yoga in Sri Lanka.

To be considered for a Scholarship, please tell us in 500-1000 words how you see teaching yoga in Sri Lanka can improve the state of peace in the country. 


We are located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, tucked away in the jungle passed the rice paddy fields just 1.5 km inland from one of the most beautiful swimming beaches in Sri Lanka, called Wijaya Beach. Sri Yoga Shala is a purpose built open wooden ambalama with a saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by jungle and wildlife. 

Days off / before or after the training.

Check out the UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort, bike ride through the surrounding rice paddies, visit Buddhist and Hindu temples, tea / rubber / coconut plantations, swimming, snorkelling, sea turtles, surfing, bird watching and much more.


US$1030 / LKR185,400- Triple Sharing Room package including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.

Our brand new rooms feature fans, air conditioning, beds made by local carpenters, comfortable, brand new mattresses, bedside lamps for reading and a spacious bathroom with a stone carved rainfall shower. The rooms are in line with the feeling of Sri Yoga Shala. You are free to use the pool after sunset and Sri Yoga Shala will be your home base. The Residency has a cozy courtyard and spaces for contemplation during the breaks in the day or a quiet moment in the evening.

Room costs for triple sharing is $28 / LKR5,040 per night                     
Breakfast lunch and refreshments / snacks are $13 / LKR2,340 per day 

US$1200 / LKR960,000 - Twin Sharing Room package including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.

The twin-share rooms are also brand new and in the same building than the triple rooms. They are facing the other side of the building and additionally have balconies overlooking the jungle. They also feature Air conditioning and fans, beds made by our local carpenters, brand new mattresses, bedside lamps for night time reading and en-suite bathrooms.

Room costs for twin sharing is $32 / LKR5,760 night                           
Breakfast lunch and refreshments / snacks are $13 / LKR2,340 per day 

US$2020 / LKR363,600 - Single Room package including Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments.

Single Accommodation is the same room as the twin-share room with a double bed.

Room cost for a single room is $62 / LKR11,160 per night                                            
Breakfast lunch and refreshments / snacks are $13 / LKR2,340 day 


Breakfast, Lunch and light refreshments are included in the accommodation fee and will be served at Cafe Durga which is located at the Shala. We will serve vegetarian and vegan healthy freshly prepared, organic food.

You can choose to order dinner here too or we can make alternative recommendations. The Shala is located near many good eateries including the famous Wijaya Beach Restaurant, Unawatuna and is 15 minutes by tuk tuk from the Galle Fort. 

Want to know more?

Please get in touch so we can send you an Information Package.
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“What if you felt you had arrived. To a place where you relearn to trust the instinctual knowing that you had as a child, full of compassion, love and kindness. What if this was your chance to practice giving this gift back to others so that they can walk alongside you on this path.” 

– Inner Guru