Tangalle, Sri Lanka - Mysore Intensive

Sunday, December 3, 2023 - Friday, January 26, 2024
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Tangalle, Sri Lanka - Mysore Intensive

Mysore intensive is suitable for practitioners of all levels (beginner, primary, intermediate, advanced A and B).  


About Tangalle

Tangalle is a coastal town situated in the southern province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its beautiful beaches, clear blue waters, and scenic natural vistas. The town is also home to several ancient temples and historical sites that offer a glimpse into Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage.  The area is also a popular destination for water sports and outdoor activities such as surfing, swimming, and snorkeling. Southern Sri Lanka’s big draw is undoubtedly its sandy shores, and the enormous stretch of Tangalle Beach does not disappoint — the waters are calm enough for swimming, and brightly-painted fishing boats sit high on the edge of the sea.  

Accommodation options are wide-ranging, with everything from simple beach cabanas to exquisite luxury resorts, fit for a whole host of tastes and budgets. 

Overall, Tangalle is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a serene and picturesque vacation spot in Sri Lanka.



Traveling to Sri Lanka

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: Bandaranaike International Airport (airport code CMB) at Katunayake, is the main International Airport in Sri Lanaka located 30 kilometers north of the island nation's capital of Colombo.

TOURIST VISA: All students need to apply for a short individual tourist/visit visa.  The purpose of your trip is tourism.  In Sri Lanka you get a 30 day visa. If you’re planning on studying for longer than 30 days you can easily extend it online for up to 60 days while you're in Sri Lanka. 

Services of e-Visa involves completely online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary / agents. Apply at the Government of Sri Lanka website. 


From Airport to Tangalle

The direct drive from Colombo to Tangalle is 117 mi (189 km) with a driving time of 3 hrs.

A) You can either get a taxi at the airport

B) Secure a car with your lodging

C) Take the train



Daily Yoga Schedule


7:00am-8:30am — Mysore (doors open at 6:30am)
9:00-10:00am — Yoga Sutras Talk


7:00-8:30am — Mysore (doors open at 6:30am)


7:00-8:30am — Mysore (doors open at 6:30am)
3:00-5:00pm — Asana Theory


7:00-8:30am — Mysore (doors open at 6:30am)


7:00-8:30am — Mysore (doors open at 6:30am)
8:30am-9:15am — Breath, Bandhas, and Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama Sequence


7:00-8:30am — Led Primary Series

(Moon days are Dec 12, Dec 26, January 11, and Jan 25.) 


Class Descriptions

Mysore Class

Mysore class provides students with a concentrated learning experience that will help them develop practical and technical skills in the discipline of Ashtanga yoga as well as be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing their personal practice. 

Breath, Bandhas, and Pranayama

Participants will gain knowledge of pranayama, the fourth yogic limb, and lay a foundation for establishing a personal breathing practice. The classes will include developing ujjayi (victorious breath), viloma (interrupting the breath), khumbhaka (retaining the breath), and learning the traditional Ashtanga pranayama sequence as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. These sessions will also help the student breathe with more skill and awareness in their asana practice. 

Asana Theory

These are clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive and often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail.

Yoga Sutras Study

These classes will focus on studying the meaning of the yoga sutras and lead t oa lecture that aims to clarify the meaning of the texts and their context within daily practice. David will also draw from other sacred texts like the Bhagavad Gita, bhakti poetry, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Led Primary Series

Traditional vinyasa count Led Primary Series class.


Yoga Location

Yoga will take place at a villa called, Goyam Bay. It is between Pallikaduwa Beach and Silent Beach. Here is a google maps link.  


Lodging and other info

There are many lodging options with different price ranges in Tangalle. Prices range from $11 USD - $250 USD/night. The only place I do not recommend is the Rocky Point Beach Bungalows. Other than that all lodging option seem to get good reviews. 


Registration and Fees

To register, email asanakitchen@gmail.com with a note about your practice and why you want to attend the intensive. David will email you back confirming your registratin. You will then have 48 hours to make your payment and secure your spot.  

1 week - $350

2 weeks - $550

3 weeks - $700

4 weeks - $850

5 weeks - $975

6 weeks - $1075

7 weeks - $1175

8 weeks - $1275


Please note there are no refunds or cancellations. If a student cannot attend they will be given credit for next year's intensive minus 20% admin fees.  

For any other questions email asanakitchen@gmail.com.

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