Yoga and Wellness
At Hideaway, we believe in creating a holistic experience for our guests. A space of calm and healing that works alongside the care and comfort provided by our staff and accommodation and our locally-sourced and modern menu to create a total immersion in wellbeing and mindfulness.
Join a Vinyasa, Yin or Airo Yoga class, treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage or simply relax in our beautiful pool. Our Yoga and Wellness Shala is a bright open space overlooking our pool, away from the bustle of the town. We aim to provide a tranquil escape from the outside world where our guests can focus and reconnect using our wide array of treatments, classes and one-on-one consultations.
Breathe. Stretch. Rejuvinate body and soul as you immerse yourself in our beautiful Yoga and Wellness Shala.
The Hideaway experience is one of nurturing and care, where you can come to refocus and realign. We have for several years provided an environment that is designed to allow you to do just that. The Yoga and Wellness Shala is a natural progression of this sensibility, to create a balanced, mindful experience.
Just as we do in our own lives, we hope to strive for this balance and this space allows us and our guests to continue on this journey. Step by step, day by day, working towards a more enriched, more present existence.
The Shala is the centerpoint of this journey. Built behind the main property, it is designed to be tucked away far from the distractions of the main strip. The Shala is a bright open air space with wooden floors perfect for yoga and meditation. It is bookended by a meditation space and a swimming pool, each working to create a calm and collected atmosphere.
Next to it, our private treatment room sits where guests may indulge in Ayurveda treatments, massages and visiting wellness practitioners will explore their craft, all in a beautiful space that uses the inside-outside architectural principles of Sri Lanka.
Daily Yoga Classes
We offer three styles of yoga with a wonderful team of teachers. We offer both morning and evening sessions and private sessions for groups and individuals can be booked on request.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic practice; we synchronise breath with movement to create a moving meditation, stretching and strengthening body and calming the mind.
Airo Yoga is a fresh and playful spin on aerial yoga combining elements of Vinyasa yoga, Pilates and acro-play. This practice is ideal for all levels and is a great supportive practice for yogis and surfers.
Yin Yoga is a quiet meditative practice. Poses are held for longer working to relax muscles, stretch and stimulate the ligaments joints and bones, all towards increasing energy flow in the body.
The classes accomodate for a wide range of levels and are open to anyone and can be paid for on arrival.
We offer five and ten class passes. These can be purchased at reception.
For those further along in their study, we also offer teacher trainings. This season there will be four 50-Hour Airo Yoga teacher trainings.
Meet our lovely team of teachers. The team has been curated to bring a range of different yoga styles and modalities to appeal to all student levels. Coming from different backgrounds, training qualifications and teaching approaches our teachers are all professional, well-educated and experienced.
Private sessions can be organized with individual teachers upon request.
Natalie Basch – South Africa
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Vinyasa Flow & Airo Yoga
South African born and raised, Natalie has been Asian-based for the past six years. Originally coming from a background in business management, Natalie spent four years on the Gili Islands and Bali, refining her understanding of yoga, completing trainings in Vinyasa Yoga, aerial yoga and Reiki. Since then she has accumulated over 2000 hours of teaching experience in Bali, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
In 2018 she developed her brand of aerial yoga called Airo Yoga. Airo Yoga combines all the elements she enjoyed most through her journey of practising: Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates and Acro-play. Natalie has been the lead teacher on seven of her own Airo Yoga teacher trainings in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Morocco and the Maldives as well as a lead trainer on 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings programs.
She is currently a student at the Rishikesh Ashtanga Shala where she is refining her Ashtanga Yoga practice under Sachin Badoni.
Natalie’s classes are dynamic, active and asana orientated with particular emphasis on building strength and flexibility in the body either with the support of the Airo Swing or through an invigorating and heat-building Vinyasa flow class.
Eva Lisanne Brouwer – Netherlands
Yoga Alliance - RYT 500
Yin Yoga, Holistic Massage, Craniosacral Therapist & Reiki Master
Eva has been working as a Holistic bodyworker since 2011. In 2016 she finished her 200 Multistyle Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in India, in 2017 a 50 hour Yoga Nidra TTC in India and in 2018 a 200 hour Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in India. Since the last 4 years she has been teaching full time in various 200hr and 300hr Multistyle and Yin Yoga Therapy teacher trainings where she teaches classes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyassa Yoga, Hatha & Yin Allignment, Panayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Embodiment and Mindfulness.
Evas approach is to support and guide her clients in the process of physical, emotional and mental healing to experience a deep-felt sense of well-being, relaxation and contentment. She is able to facilitate this experience in her classes and through her private one on one sessions which she customizes to the individual needs and personal preferences.
Melissa Dubard – France
Hatha – Vinyasa – Yin – Pranayama – Nidra – Pilates Mat
Coming from a background in finance, Mel decided to change her path and focus on what she felt most passionate about: the deep interconnection of the body and mind. She left her career and dedicated her time to learn, study and understand this union and how the mind influences the body and vice versa.
Melissa specialised in Biomechanics, kinesitherapy and osteo-Vertebro. Her adventures in Asia started in 2018 after she further completed her yoga and Pilates certifications in Switzerland. She has obtained more than 1500 teaching hours and over 800 therapy hours. She is currently studying under Sri OP Tiwari Ji in India, who focuses largely on Pranayama and meditation techniques.
Melissa is a kind soul who merges her therapeutic techniques and knowledge into her lead yoga classes. This assists the students in understanding this state of union from a functional perspective.
Ayurvedic Treatment and Massage
Ayurveda is the ancient system of medicine centered around holistic healing. A philosophy and science that uses different practices and therapies to take the individual into account and treat them according to what they need in order to achieve a sense of wellbeing.
Our treatments are conducted by specially trained practitioners who come from a tradition of Ayurveda. We offer massage and other treatments and use our own house-made oils. A blend of 87 different herbs, foraged from all around the island, are infused over a hearth for five days. This ensures that the oils used in our treatments are of the purest and cleanest properties designed for their therapeutic qualities.
Healing Space Collective
In addition to the services we offer in-house, the Shala is also host to a residency programme for all those who are in the Wellness and Healing Space.
Every season, the Shala will host several different practitioners who have their own unique approach to wellness. This can cover the gamut from acupuncture, intuitive healing, and specialised massage. Each practitioner will spend a duration of time during season at Hideaway offering one-on-one sessions, classes and workshops available to our guests. What we provide is a curated offering of new viewpoints and perspectives to give you a better rounded and thorough experience.
For information on upcoming residencies, please refer to our facebook page.
If you are a practitioner yourself and are interested in a residency,
please contact hideaway at [email protected].
Private Yoga Sessions
Private yoga sessions in the Shala are all part of our effort to offer a fuller experience. Private sessions are carefully designed to suit your needs, all in an effort to create a more enriching experience. If you have a specific injury, are pregnant, a novice to yoga or if you simply prefer the privacy of a one-on-one session then this is the option we recommend.
The session entails a preliminary consultation with our teacher followed by a one hour session the next day. The session will combine teachings from the Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga and be tailor-made to suit your body and specific needs; advancing your practice and creating a more balanced thoughtful space for you to move in.
Yoga and Meditation Workshops
Part of the journey in building a more present and enriched life is also pushing one’s practice and advancing your skill set. We offer weekly workshops throughout our peak season ranging from Meditation, Pranayama, Beginners workshops in Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Arm Balances, Chakra workshops and Chanting.
Each workshop will be an hour long, and will be announced each month via our social media. Each is designed to allow new students into wellness and pushing those who do practice to move further along in their study.
Yoga and Surf Retreats
At Hideaway, we see each guest as an individual on their own path. We look to nourish and nurture each guest on their journey of personal growth.
With our solo retreats, we can provide an avenue for you to work on every facet of your wellbeing. From our gorgeous accomodation, to our personally curated menus (that will meet any of your dietary requirements) and full use of all the Shala and all its services.
By taking into account your accommodation, your diet and your physical regiment we can create a retreat that is completely immersive and customised to suit your needs advancing you on your personal journey towards mindfulness and wellbeing.
Hire Our Space
Our inspiring facility is also available for practitioners looking to treat clients in our space.
Those looking to run Yoga Teacher Training courses, create group Yoga retreats or use the space for any classes, sessions or consultations within the Wellbeing and Mindfulness space are welcome to book the Hideaway Yoga and Wellbeing Shala.
We can accomodate large retreats during our off-peak seasons during the months of October to April. Retreats will not only be able to accommodate participants but also allow you to work with our chefs and kitchen team to create bespoke healthy menus, and have full use of the Yoga shala and treatment rooms. This, coupled with the Hideaway experience of being immersed in nature, surrounded by a myriad of holy sites, wild outdoors, the wildlife reserve and of course the stunning beaches that dot the coast, provide the perfect backdrop to teach and practice.
We will work with practitioners to advertise places in their programs and work with them to ensure a peaceful and calming retreat.
For more information contact us at [email protected]