Sala Salwatura, Yoga Teacher

Sala Watura is a yoga teacher and artist, he strives to connect his lived experience to create spaces and experiences that allow "us" to experience "I".

"I spent most of my adult life in the advertising industry and half of my entire life (un)learning and reflecting on who I am. My understanding of myself now, in relation to who I used to be has inspired me to become the artist & wellness practitioner I am today. For me, Wellness is Art, a reflection of our best selves on the canvas of this planet.

I am a Sri Lankan true and true, I have lived my entire life on this amazing island lived in our capital city following the usual stream of life until over a decade ago when I quit my job and moved to Unawatuna to find myself and my purpose. Community is alchemy, as it allows us to transform and transmute our emotions and see ourselves reflected in the people in our lives. This motivates me to hold space and create retreats centered around Love, compassion, empathy and the simple mindful thought of understanding that the answers we seek are already within us.

As a queer Sri Lankan man, I grew up unaware of my true birthright of simply being happy with who I am so I looked for happiness in the eyes of others. Now as I spend time watching my daughter play and revel in nature, I know I am ready to claim and pass on my birthrights through my offerings. Wellness is our birthright, we have the right to feel joy and be way more than comfortable in our own skin. My work is about reclaiming all we deny ourselves - our right to our own wellbeing"

Sala is a regular yoga teacher at Kalukanda House and co-host to our signature retreat 'Journey to the Heart'

Arvind Salwatura

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