Level-1, 200-HR
21 Day Intensive



Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Our teacher training is based on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, so that upon completion of this program the trainees can include any kind of audience and adopt the teachings according to the student’s needs. This is a deeply transformational experience of self-development and a golden standard in professional training. Directed by Tanya Savitri Popovich, E-RYT500 and Yoga Acharya with a 20-year international teaching experience, this teacher training course is a combination of thousands of hours of training and experience in various classical and modern yoga systems, concentrated into a 21 day intensive education.
We are a Yoga Alliance registered school at a 200-hr &500-hr level, and YACEP


Training is based on tradition and classical Yoga in its core as it draws from ancient yogic texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Tantric Yoga, and other. At the same time modern teachings are incorporated into the methodology such as the biomechanics of the body, therapeutic alignment and intelligent sequencing. This ancient tradition and modern science is embodied in daily practice, on and off the mat.

For full Curriculum see here


08:00 – 10:00 Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00 Lecture

13:15 – 16:15 Teaching Methodology

16:15 – Study and Beach / Free Time

*On some days there will be an evening class or lecture
*Program is indicative and subject to change according to the location and weather circumstances

All our graduates can repeat the training at any point in the future, free of tuition fees.
For information or applications, please contact us via email at shrigaiainstitute@gmail.com or via our contact form.


Known as the “Jewel of the Indian Ocean,” the stunning and exotic island country of Sri Lanka has it all. A tropical paradise where ancient wonders meet breath taking landscapes, the South Asian country boasts everything from palm tree lined beaches, warm crystal blue water and some of the world’s most highly rated surf breaks, to miles of rice paddy fields, lush tropical jungle, and mountainous terrain that will leave you spellbound. With wildlife as diverse as it is captivating, embarking on a safari is a popular pastime that offers visitors the chance to witness wild elephants and leopards in their natural habitat. A Buddhist country that welcomes all religions, Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history dates back thousands of years, with many ancient landmarks waiting to be explored. From the country’s unique culinary flavours, like various curries infused with aromatic spices, and sweet coconut infused treats, to the warmth and hospitality of its people, Sri Lanka is a uniquely special place that will leave you feeling both inspired and at home.


Nestled on the East Coast in Arugam Bay, our training venue, Hideaway, is a luxurious and quaint resort just across from the ocean. A short distance from Luhugala National Park, Kumana National Park, Kudumbigala Monastery and many other attractive sight-seeing and spiritual destinations, Hideaway offers an atmosphere that is welcoming, luxurious, and intentionally designed, all the while surrounded by nature.

Arrival and departure

A 9-seater van will be organized to meet you at a meeting point in NEGOMBO which is about 17 minutes from the airport, on the morning of January 4, and it will take you all the way to our training venue in Arugam Bay. This transportation is at an additional cost of €30 and please let us know early to book your spot. The whole trip from Negombo to our destination in Arugam Bay can take about 7 hours, so if you are coming from a long flight it is advised to arrive a day earlier to get some rest before the trip to Arugam Bay. You can also choose to travel to Arugam Bay and meet us on your own. Arrival day is January 4th.


A healthy breakfast, dinner and afternoon snack are included in the price of your accommodation and training. Other meals are not included in the price and are eaten according to your own dietary preference.

What to Bring

Participants need to bring their own yoga mat, at least two notebooks and a white outfit for graduation ceremony. Teacher training manual will be provided on the first day, and you will be sent reading material via email upon registration in order to prepare for the training. Please register ahead of time in order to have ample time to prepare for the training!


Portia Leigh

Lead Teacher (see bio here)

Tanya Savitri Popovich

Teacher Training Director and Lead Teacher (see bio here)


Single Fan Room
2250 € Early Bird
2450 € Regular Price

Single AC Room
2450 € Early Bird
2650 € Regular Price

Shared AC Twin Room
2150 € Early Bird
2350 € Regular Price

Shared Fan Twin Room
1950 € Early Bird
2150 € Regular Price

Shared AC Triple Room
1850 € Early Bird
2050 € Regular Price
*Early Bird – full payment until Oct. 4th, 2023

*Regular Price – full payment until Dec 21st, 2023

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Availability is limited to a room type, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please read our cancellation policy here