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The Wisdom Weaver – A Yoga Retreat with Nico Luce & Claire Dalloz

Join Nico and Claire to take part in their Yoga retreat at the Boutique-Hotel Jasper House at Hiriketiya Beach in South Sri Lanka from April 27, to May 7, 2019. A unique combination of excellent Yoga teaching and diving into the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras in a tropical location, where you will stay in an open-concept Villa and wake up to the sound of monkeys and exotic birds in the surrounding coconut groves. 
During this quality time together, you will gain deeper insights and refinements about the practices of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and, the Sutras. Be immersed in your Yoga practice, in your experience of living the Yoga Sutras, eat delicious vegetarian food, swim in clear waters, surf and relax on the lovely beach.

Nico and Claire invite you to take part in this unique opportunity to step out of your daily life and reflect upon it from a distance. The Yoga Sutras, the most authoritative classical text of Yoga, is a teaching from the highest spiritual vision, that of a still mind. These ‘threads’ of wisdom, which also include the well-known ‘eight limbs of Yoga’, offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life. Learn more about the Sutras and how they can help you in your own life. This will enable you to gain a better perspective of the greater picture and support you in moving forward on your journey in a more balanced, sustainable and joyful way - on and off the mat.
For eleven days, Claire and Nico will be offering a complete Yoga program in which you will be able to observe and practice with two unique teachers, who come from different backgrounds. Their slightly different perspectives in their practice and teaching will support you in your desire to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.
This retreat is suitable for all levels of Yogi, except for absolute beginners. 


The Teachers

Nico Luce has been practicing and teaching Yoga for 15 years and has trained in various lineages such as Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin and Pilates. He is also a devoted student of eastern philosophy and spirituality. His classes combine inspiring themes with a dynamic physical practice focused on refinement while cultivating presence in the moment. 
Nico lives with his wife and their children in the French part of Switzerland. He travels internationally offering teacher trainings, workshops and retreats. Nico also produces instructional Yoga videos for MyYogaOnline.com. 
For more information about Nico, please visit www.nicoluce.com


Claire Dalloz grew up in West Africa and discovered Yoga in 1984 during her studies in England. She studied Sivananda Yoga in New York and Iyengar Yoga in England. During the 90's Claire was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This dynamic and athletic form of yoga suited her personality, challenged her to the core and changed her life in so many positive ways. 
In 2005, Claire completed an International Teacher Training with Glenn Ceresoli (Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher) and Lance Schuler (Inspya Yoga); in 2013 she graduated from the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training offered by AIRYOGA. She continues to attend workshops and seminars both in Switzerland and abroad, as well as various seminars offered by the Swiss Yoga Union. Her main teachers include Glenn Ceresoli, Lance Schuler, Bruno Dietziker, Stephen Thomas and Ravi Ravindra.
Claire is a mother of three teenagers and co-owner of Yogatopia a yoga studio in Herrliberg. She is registered with EYU (European Yoga Union) and Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). As a member of the Swiss Yoga Union she is on the list of recognized Yoga teachers for the Health Insurances. Please also visit Claire’s website www.clairedalloz.ch


Nico Luce and Claire Dalloz will teach this Yoga Retreat from Saturday, April 27, to
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Jasper House in South Sri Lanka.


Jasper House
The Boutique Style Villa has twelve beautiful bedrooms: triple, double, twin and a limited number of single rooms. The rooms have been designed with an open concept; their large windows (mostly open spaces, no glass…) and open-air en suite bathrooms have views of the ocean and vast coconut groves. All the rooms have a mosquito net, polished concrete floors with a cooling effect, in addition to the ceiling fans. The rooms are fitted with locally produced furnishing and fittings mixed with antiques and art deco features. 
The villa has a huge rooftop with views out onto the bay. Tastefully furnished with sunbeds, sofas and alfresco dining area, this is a highlight of the location and the perfect spot to enjoy sunset and quite moments. 
The villa has a small lap pool surrounded by sunbeds and a relaxation deck. 

Sustainability
The villa owners have deep roots in Sri Lanka and their respect for the local culture and natural environment is integral to maintaining a spiritual, harmonious location. Yogatanja uses local staff and guides so that your trip will directly contribute to the local economy. 
You can check-out Jasper House and see photos under www.jasperhousesrilanka.com/


Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)
7:00 am to 8:15 am: Meditation, Kriya, Pranayama
8:15 am to 9:00 am: Tea and fruit break
9:00 am to 11:00 am: Dynamic Yoga Practice 
11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Brunch afterwards free time 
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Snacks/fruit 
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Yoga Philosophy and Spirituality discussion
5:15 pm to 6:45 pm: Hatha-Yin-Restorative Yoga Practice
7:00 pm: Dinner
All classes will be taught in English, alternating between Nico and Claire.
The teachers are fluent in German, French and Spanish, in case of Q&A in between the classes. 


Price per person in USD
USD 2’450.- in a single room (limited numbers with garden view)
USD 1’950.- in a double deluxe room (slightly bigger rooms with sea view)
USD 1’820.- in a double standard room (smaller rooms with garden view)
USD 1’690.- in a triple room 

Included in the price
•  10 nights’ accommodation
•  2 vegetarian meals and a snack per day (mainly vegetarian)
•  all classes 
•  purified water
•  the use of Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, straps, meditation cushions
•  free Wi-Fi in common areas

Not included in the price
•  trip to/from Sri Lanka
•  transfers from/to the airport or train station to Jasper House
•  massages
•  juices, smoothies, coffee, tea and soft drinks 

Please bring your own Yoga mat/rug if possible.


Arrivals / Departures
Check in is possible as from 2:00 pm. We are unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize travel arrangements accordingly. 
Please arrive at Jasper Hose at the latest on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm for the opening-dinner followed by a meet & greet. 
Your first class will be the following morning. 
On the last day, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 the departure is latest at 12:00 noon.


Travel / Transfer
To get to Jasper House you will need to fly to Colombo or the much smaller Airport of Matalla. Airport transfers to Jasper Houser (Colombo 4 hours / Matalla 1,5 hours) can be arranged by us for the cost of USD 120.- (Colombo) / USD 55.- (Matalla).
The closest train station is located in Matara, a 45 min / 1 hour drive away from the retreat center. The costs for a taxi transfer to Matara is USD 15.-. The price for a tuk tuk is USD 9.-.

We recommend arriving a few days earlier in Sri Lanka to get over the jetlag before the retreat starts. If some students plan to spend the first couple of days in Colombo (we have been told that the alle Face Hotel is great to arrive…), we might organize a group transfer from this one hotel to the retreat center in the morning of Saturday, April, 27, 2019.

If you choose to be picked up from the airport/train station or if you are interested in this group transfer, please let us know on the application form.


Booking and further Terms
For more information or to book please email Tanja at tanja@yogatanja.com


A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of USD 600.- per person is required. The remainder is due on March 1, 2019. Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.

If one of the teachers or both teachers are unable to lead the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to replace the teacher(s) with (an) equivalent one(s). 

Insurance is your own responsibility. The company/the teachers shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.