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Galle, Sri Lanka


Sadhana Yoga School will journey to the awe-inspiring beaches of Sri Lanka for this 21-day immersion into practice, education, and personal transformation. If you are wanting an authentic approach to yoga, taught by an American-based school which is fully-registered with Yoga Alliance and has experience leading over 100 trainings, then this is the best choice for you.


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Yoga Alliance certification
Sadhana Yoga, Vinyasa flow, Hatha flow
Grow your practice, and begin to teach

Course description

Do you ever wonder what Yoga really is? If it is more than just fitness? More than a modern hippy fad? Do you have a desire to know what it is really all about? If so, then Yoga Teacher Training Course is the place for you. Join SYS and our amazing teachers in Sri Lanka for this Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training that will teach you what yoga really is. The changes you will see in your life are priceless. Remember, you will benefit from this program for the rest of your life. Not only will you have the skills to have a fun, fulfilling and inspiring career as a yoga teacher, but you will also improve your personal practice and be able to take every aspect of your life to the next level. Many people come because they are seeking some change in their life, and then walk away with so much more than they could ever imagine. No one has ever said, “I wish I did not take a yoga teacher training course”. In fact, it is the opposite, people often leave saying that they believe the course would be good for everyone, and they recommend us over and over again to their friends and family. Sadhana Yoga We use Patanjali’s Eight-Fold Path (Ashtanga Yoga) as our guide in how we teach the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits that are accessible through daily practice. Our program includes asana (postures), meditation, pranayama (breath work) mantra (chanting of Sanskrit) as well as the study of yoga philosophy. Vinyasa Flow The Sadhana Vinyasa Flow is the yoga of spiritual practice based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. Each pose is typically held between five to ten breaths followed by a breath-controlled vinyasa leading to the next pose. In this sequence, we move with fluidity, buoyancy, strength, and vigor. Hatha Flow The Sadhana Hatha Flow is the yoga of spiritual practice based on the classic Sivananda tradition. After Sun Salutations warm-ups, postures are held for a space of time. By integrating breath and intention, each pose becomes a pose of meditation. Training Curriculum Asana (physical postures) Meditation-pranayama (breath work) Mantra (chanting of Sanskrit) Yoga philosophy Physical and energetic anatomy The yogic diet The art of sequencing and assisting Kriyas (yogic cleansing techniques) Ayurveda Special populations Yoga in the marketplace After graduation, you will receive a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate. You will be able to register with Yoga Alliance and teach anywhere in the world.

About the place

This training will take you to the next level of who you are called to be. Please join us and allow us to share with you the tools and practices that have transformed us to our very core and allowed us to live breathe practice and teach yoga full-time as our life’s purpose, mission and calling. Sri Lanka is one of the very best yoga destinations in the world and offers a perfect setting for the course. The room & meals packages include 20 nights’ shared (or private) accommodation at Villa de Zoysa, and 3 full meals per day. The vegetarian menu is local, fresh, and delicious & the rooms are beautiful!


2 Large meals a day plus a snack, Food is Vegetarian and is local, fresh and delicious!

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

20 Nights Accommodation, 200-Hour Professional Yoga Certification, Yoga Training Manual, Meals, Pool, Wifi, Eco-friendly Resort, Yoga Alliance 200-RYT Recognized Teacher Training

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Travel insurance, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

The Yoga teacher training venue, Villa de Zoysa in Sri Lanka.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included in this Yoga teacher training

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Vinyasa yoga

Daily Program

Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation
Yoga Class
Soul Food (spiritual lessons)
Yoga Sutras
Brunch & Break
Yoga Anatomy
Art of Teaching


Anjili Russell
Anjili is an international yoga teacher and trainer with more than a 1000hrs of education and training. Anjili has taught yoga teacher training programs, workshops and classes in India, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Fiji, Bali as well as in her home base of USA and Canada. She is the co-founder, along side her partner Bryan, of Sadhana Yoga School and she manages the daily operations of the school. Anjili will be residing in NH, the USA with Bryan for this winter, teaching classes at their new studio, training new facilitators, creating more yoga programs and preparing for the birth of their first baby! Yoga Training Anjili traveled to India 2009 where she completed her Yoga Alliance certified 200-hr teacher training with Lalit Kumar and Himalaya Yoga Valley. The program focused heavily on traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga as an 8-Limbed Path. She continued to live and study with various Indian teachers in Rishikesh and Mysore developing a deep connection to the traditional aspects of Yoga as a complete system and lifestyle. Anjili went on to complete her 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified program with Vedantin and SchoolYoga Insitute in 2011, in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. This program is focused on Sadhana Yoga, the path of Spiritual Discipline, and provided a deep connection of yoga to the ancient mysteries. Anjili continued on to more than 1000 hours of training with SYI and has completed other advanced yoga and meditation trainings and workshops with many respected and experienced teachers from all over the world. Anjili then moved on to create and establish Sadhana Yoga School with her partner Bryan Russell and together they continue to share their love of yoga around the globe as well as within their home community where they own and operate Keene Yoga Center. She is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 and is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists. Holistic Education Anjili is an adept initiate in the Modern Mystery School. She is an initiate into the Temple of the Moon. Anjili is a student of the Kabbalah and works with and studies the Tree of Life. She has and continues to study the ancient mysteries through the masters of the Divine Light Society. Anjili is an advanced student in Chakras and the Energetic body and she studies the philosophy of the Mer-Ka-Bah and The Flower of Life with Drunvalo and Claudette Melchizedek. Anjili is also a certified Reiki Master and has been trained in Emotional Freedom Technique. Formal Education Anjili has a Degree in Social Work and has worked in the Mental Health field for more than 10 years. She has a deep passion for working with individuals from a holistic perspective and has found a blend of traditional techniques combined with alternative techniques that allows her to work with individuals on all aspects of the whole; incorporating always the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of self. Anjili is currently working on her Graduate Degree in Children’s Mental Health studies from a holistic perspective. Personal Anjili is a passionate and dedicated student of Life. She seeks to see the beauty and purpose in all things. She strives to transcend the constraints of the mind and limitations of living in a dualistic world. She does this through loving and accepting herself as she is, and because of that she is able to love her friends, her family, her students and strangers on the street, allowing them to be who they are, where they are, without judgments, understanding the simplicity that everything around her is nothing but a reflection of what is within her. Anjili will lovingly guide you in connecting mind, body and spirit unifying all aspects of the Self, through the breath.


Bryan Russell
Bryan Russell, MBA, E-RYT-500, Yoga Siromani, Sivananda and SchoolYoga Institute Certified, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. Bryan has been a successful leader in the yoga world for many years. His teaching career began in 2005, but having grown up in a Yogi household, yoga has always been a lifestyle for him. Bryan has been leading life-changing workshops, yoga retreats and teacher trainings around the world since 2006. He has created and developed many different yoga projects including co-founding and becoming the assistant director of SchoolYoga Institute, an international teacher training school from 2006-2013. One of his big projects with that company was opening the Mystical Yoga Farm- a yoga and permaculture retreat center in Guatemala. Bryan is also the CEO of FindYoga.com, the world’s most advanced yoga network and social marketing platform that helps yoga studios and teachers to simplify and amplify their online presence. Bryan’s most recent yoga projects include assisting in the development of an organic, permaculture Yoga and Retreat Center in Hillsborough, NH, Bethel Farm. He has also decided to move forward and develop his dream of creating a Yoga Center in his hometown that focus on fostering community and spreading the teachings of yoga in an authentic way. Keene Yoga Center is a placed where people come to share, learn and grow together in community. Sadhana Yoga School is an extension of Bryan’s home community and includes his partner Anjili as co-founder and facilitator, as well as his mother Josephine and sister Taialofa on the teaching team. Many other facilitators for Sadhana Yoga School are close friends and teachers from the area making for a special connection to the community to extend and share out into the world with others. Bryan teaches weekly yoga classes at his studio in Keene, New Hampshire. He loves to teach yoga to all levels and holds a special knack for connecting with beginner students. An avid hiker, he likes to climb his favorite mountain, Monadnock, at least once a week when he’s home. Headstand is definitely his favorite pose and he enjoys collecting photos of headstands at special places around the world.


Anita Sundaram
Anita’s life mission is living and cultivating a life of balance while inspiring others to do the same. The fabric that makes up her lifestyle teaching is infused by the magic of her birthplace, Mysore India. Anita continues to draw inspiration from the spiritual healing lineage of her family most importantly her mother and spiritual teacher Swamini Srividyananda who resides at Arsha Vidya Gurukulum in Pennsylvania. Anita’s professional career in the luxury spa industry began as a founding member of Aveda. She went on to work as a global educator for other European luxury lines before feeling called to stick closer to home with her husband and best dog Hula creating their lifestyle company Satyam Healing Arts. Their mission is supporting the needs of individuals seeking a holistic and complementary approach to health, wellness and lifestyle through yoga and ayurveda. In addition to private sessions they offer unique educational and eco-lifestyle retreats, immersions and teacher trainings at some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Anita has always connected with sacred mystic rituals and believes the elements to lasting beauty are more than skin deep. She created Rasa Bhava Beauty to share and teach others that everything in life is divine. She wanted to provide clients a haven for Soul Nourishment, allowing them to immerse oneself in the nourishing elixir of life and taste the magic of transformation. As a licensed aesthetician she believes in the magic of botanicals and essential oils to heal the senses. Anita offers Ayurvedic rejuvenation consultations, essential oil blending and face and body therapies. Anita’s style of teaching Yoga is of the heart (Ananda) dedicated to the great Vedic Science of Yoga and Ayurveda. She is committed to teaching an integral form of yoga that combines the classical yoga system of Patanjali, integrated with the healing Science of Ayurveda. She strongly believes in the practice of Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra, the music of our voices, harmonium or drums that vibrate in our cellular body, awakening Shakti, activating our subtle energy body, energizing our spirit and allowing the inner river to flow. Her yoga foundation began in the Iyengar tradition and the teachings of Ramanand Patel and is layered with study with masters: Eric Schiffman, Dr.Vasant Lad, Judith Lasater, Mas Vidal, Saul David Raye, Arun Deva, Nischala Devi and Tukaram Das. She is certified at the 500hr level, Restorative Yoga and facilitates Yoga teacher trainings in Guatemala, Fiji, Bali and India. In her words: “I get real joy from helping people experience their true divine self, inner light, and witness aw-haaa moments. I believe when you fulfill your purpose with meaning it gives you that electrifying juice (Rasa) and the essential inner-connection to the Divine (Bhava). The essence of Self- RasaBhava” I look forward to seeing on this journey! Anita





  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Meditation
  • Outdoor yoga area
  • Stunning views
  • Yoga shala

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