Your Teacher and Staff
Tim’s surfing journey began over 50 years ago in the chilly waters of the UK. Beginning surf coaching 35 years ago he’s worked at levels from total beginner to professional surfer. With a keen an eye on the Surf & SUP industry, he came across the idea of SUP Yoga. Yoga has always had since the 60’s a strong affinity to surfing. In the practice of SUP Yoga he could see the perfect combination of form, beauty, balance, water and oneness.
SUP Yoga Sri Lanka has been a dream of his for many years that has now turned into a more than a positive reality.
Magda practiced and taught yoga in various studios around Manchester. Before that she was working in a very stressful environment which created the need for her to find something which was going to be good for her body and mind. She felt in love with Ashtanga Yoga as she realised that the practice is much more than just physical exercises. Fascinated by the breath, flow and changes that yoga started to make in her life, she decided that she would love to pass on that practice to other people.
Magda completed her Yoga Alliance Ashtanga teacher training at the beautiful Samahita Retreat, at Koh Samui in Thailand where she studied yoga anatomy, philosophy and different breathing techniques – pranayama. Fascinated by water since she was a sailing kid, she discovered Stand Up Paddleboard and very quickly she started using the board as an alternative yoga mat and after teacher training in Brighton she opened first SUP yoga classes in Manchester, UK. As she says water is her element, nature is her healer, yoga is her life.
Our lovely chef Karmai keeps us fuelled and happy with the most delicious Sri Lankan vegetarian cooking. Always open to a new recipe she has taken on some other vegetarian favourites from around the world and given them a small Sri Lankan twist. We are so happy to have her with us.
Piadasa has looked after our amazing house and Centre for over 20 years. He has a deep love for our building and we know what a joyful experience it has been for him to see it transformed into the wonderful Centre it is now. Shy, helpful and respectful he is truly part of the lifeblood of our project here. We can only say thanks to his unending loyalty to us.