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Zainab comes from a multidisciplinary background in psychology, creative writing and mixed media art. She has been a firm believer in the practical application of psychology and over the years, has built creative problem-solving to be her biggest strength. Together with her, you will work on reframing challenges as opportunities and use the approach of art therapy to unpack the underlying. She is only available for in-person group classes in Havelock. Profile last updated on: 30 March 2023
Licensed Zumba, STRONG Nation, TRX, AFAA Certified, CPR Certified and AED
Hey Guys! I'm Dee, from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I'm a Licensed Zumba®, STRONG Nation® Instructor and a TRX Coach. I am an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and also certified in CPR & AED. Dancing has been one of the things that I loved since childhood and when I discovered Zumba I knew I'll be hooked to it forever. My journey since 2015 as a ZIN has been so amazing and I couldn't be happier sharing my happiness with you guys. A Software developer by profession and a licensed Zumba instructor by choice, is giving me so much energy to keep my mental health and fitness level balanced with my busy schedule. Zumba is my happy hour of the day. Give me a chance and I will make it your happy hour of the day too. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! Got questions? Please don't hesitate to drop me a message!
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Zulsha is known at CrossFit Ceylon as the “engine”. He is also the 2nd fittest man in Sri Lanka. His reputation for speed and endurance was built over years as a former district-level marathon runner, college rugby player and Battalion ranked Cadet Corp. It wasn’t till Zulsha started to train in the CrossFit methodology in 2015 that his performance reached its true potential.
Alexandria took a break from corporate life in early 2016 to pursue her personal interests in health and wellness. This led her to an intensive training retreat in Tabanan, Bali to further develop her own yoga practice and ended with her quest to learn more about her other passion – CrossFit. Two years later, a qualified RYT 200-hr Yoga and CrossFit Kids coach, she looks forward to developing the ladies and kids offerings at CFCY to create a truly excellent fitness program for all ages and genders. In her new role heading operations at CFCY, Alexi will juggle coaching with making sure our beloved box runs like a well-oiled Concept 2 rower.
Keshini is the fittest woman in Sri Lanka and the “brains” at CFCY. Her listed 110kg deadlift is something to behold but when you consider she also received the highest grades in the world for Business Studies in the London A levels, you know you are dealing with a well-rounded athlete.
Director of The Om Space, Serena teaches both general level Hatha classes and Sivananda style classes as well as yoga for pregnancy and Yoga for children. Serena’s journey began in 1998 with many hours spent at the Sivananda Ashram in West London, completing their Yoga 1, 2, and 3 courses as well as workshops in Kirtan, courses in Meditation, and Sanskrit and weekends spent at Satsung and doing Karma yoga for the Ashram. She qualified as a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in 2005.
I am a Hatha Yoga Instructor & Wellness Coach. I completed my 5 month residential teacher training program at the Isha Foundation in India in 2015. The positive impact and transformation that yoga and meditation have had on my physical and mental health have been undeniable. Since then I have chosen to embrace the path of yoga wholeheartedly, and help others embark on their own journey towards true health, joy, and complete well-being.
Tehani Chitty is an actor and drama therapist. She holds a Master's degree in Drama and Movement Therapy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Tehani worked with the Mind Adventures Theatre Company for 10 years both as an actor and latterly as a Company Manager. In her therapeutic practice, Tehani works with children with behavioral difficulties and at-risk youth.
A certified meditation guide and healer from Sri Lanka. I use meditative techniques informed by the Buddhist philosophy along with pranayama, yoga asana practice, and years of personal experience in energy healing to walk people along a gentle journey within, into softness and inner healing.
Dr. Nalin Perera
Dr. Nalin Perera does not use his practice of natural medicine to amass wealth. Instead, he gives his patients the greatest wealth of them all, good health. To his modest practice situated in a quaint lane adjoining the St. John’s Church in Stanley Tillekeratne Mawatha, Nugegoda come hundreds of patients who have exhausted and abandoned all other forms of medicine.
Dhivya came to acupuncture after a 10-year career in international development and political analysis. Her first qualification was a bachelor's degree from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in 2015 and then went on to join the Xinglin Institute as a student in 2016. The following year, she shifted her London-based practice to Sri Lanka where she has set up her permanent clinic. Combining the skills and knowledge of her previous career, her current interests are directed towards setting up volunteer acupuncture projects in countries that have been affected by conflict, and establishing the first classical acupuncture college in Colombo.
Prof. (Dr.) Selvakumar Selvathurai
Prof. (Dr.) Selvakumar Selvathurai is a graduate of the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, Colombo South Government General University Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka. Prof Dr Selvakumar Selvathurai continues his work at the well-established clinic and University and was recently honoured with the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Sri Lanka, Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine – USA.
Dr. Arpita Patra
Certified as Pilate instructor, Certificate in professional counseling (UK) Certificate in CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) life coach (US) Certified Usui reiki master & teacher (level 1-2-3) (US)
Arpita has 16 years of experience working across the continent. She has a wide range of expertise particularly in the areas of Orthopedic conditions, stroke rehabilitation, sports medicine, Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, etc.. Her main areas of interest are Disc herniation/ligament tears of the knee. She uses her knowledge in exercise-based rehabilitation, she likes to use manual therapy, dry needling, and taping as some of her skills to assist her patients back to full function. She is also has added her knowledge in different fields
"Alexandra with over 11 years of practice has EYT200; in training for YT500. During 2011-2015 she has been a full-time Yoga teacher at Dhahran American International High School, Al Khobar Saudi Arabia, and during 2009-2011 as a Yoga Instructor at Yama Yoga Studios in Doha and Six Senses SPA Doha, Qatar."
Juan Carlos Rodríguez Martínez
IFPA (International Fitness Professional Association) qualified Juan Carlos Rodríguez Martínez from Colombia South America owns Power Fusion Fitness which offers quality conditioning and fitness training in Colombo. Juan has a background in martial arts and practices dancing, Tae Bo as well. He has more than 22 years of experience in the world of fitness.
Dulani first got to experience Zumba fitness when she was a student in Australia. In addition to getting addicted to Zumba, she thoroughly enjoyed coaching it to others, hence, decided to get her ZIN license in the year 2013. After her return to Sri Lanka in 2013, she decided to venture her passion into a business opportunity. She understood it is an ideal fitness workout for many Sri Lankans and discovered a very high market demand. She opened her first fitness studio in Maharagamma with only 3 students. It soon became popular among many and the responses became overwhelmingly positive.
Thanura has been a competitive athlete for over 10 years where he has represented Sri Lanka in water polo and swimming. He is a Sports Scientist by profession with many years of experience in training the State Junior (20 & under) Soccer teams, as a rehabilitation specialist and a high-performance coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health (Sports Science) from the University of Western Australia and is currently reading for a Masters degree in Exercise Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning from the Univerity of Staffordshire.
Nare is a certified IBBFA Barre instructor and is a Balanced Body Institute Pilates instructor. Furthermore, she specializes in post-rehabilitation, pre-rehabilitation, and special population Pilates working with clients with injuries, diseases, and special conditions (e.g. pregnancy). Additionally, Nare holds a BSc in Neuroscience from King's College London and a Masters in Finance from the University of Cambridge. She moved from a career in investment management in London to founding Barressential in Sri Lanka after realizing a need in the market for low impact, effective, rehabilitative forms of exercise such as Barre & Pilates.
Tanuja is a well-known personal trainer, lifestyle, and fitness consultant in Sri Lanka. She became a level 3 reps qualified personal trainer in 2010 in the UK. She is a strength and conditioning coach specializing in TRX, kettlebells, boxing, and Yoga. Her areas of expertise include weight management, postural correction, muscle building, injury rehabilitation, and nutrition advice.
Hasitha Raymond is a strength and conditioning coach with vast skills and an eye for detail and form. He found his passion in fitness 7 years ago and went onto specialize in power building. Hasitha has also worked with many competitive athletes and specializes in weight management and body fat reduction. He also works closely with his clients on postural correction, injury rehabilitation, and myofascial release. He is qualified by the American ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association).
Daniel is a NESTA certified Group Exercise Instructor, an IYCA Resistance Band Instructor, and is an SCW Fitness certified Boxing Instructor. He is also certifying himself as a Pound. Rockout. Workout Instructor. He has 15 years of experience in motivation and excellence. As a corporate trainer and leader, he understands the psychological and physiological barriers to excellence.
Melissa is a professional dancer and her work includes the Professional and Collegiate level football circuit of the United States. Melissa’s background is in technique and fitness training dancers and cheerleaders for competitions, professional auditions, and professional work. Melissa brings her own unique brand of fitness based on a professional dancer’s workout entitled Pure Body Burn. This method takes shaping and toning of the body to a different level as it captures the workout that makes dancers both strong and graceful producing their signature long, lean, toned body.
Ash believes there are no shortcuts, no quick fixes, and no single path to becoming the fittest you can be! Being a fitness junkie herself, she recommends workouts that are best for you, and her personal approach has gained her many local celebrity clients who trust her with their workout routine. She has certifications in TRX Suspension, TRX RIP, Kettlebell, Pure Body Burn, Pre and Post-Natal fitness (Fit4Mum), trigger point performance therapy, and a BSc. In Food Science & Technology.
Tiron is a Certified Fitness Trainer (International Sports Science Association - USA), has a certificate in bodybuilding from the Bodybuilding Federation and Fitness Sri Lanka, and has experience in sports nutrition, weight training, first-aid, and physiology. He is currently the Director of Operations at Lifestyle Fitness by Tiron.
Krishani, a passionate advocate of fitness among women, founded Stretch & Tone with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She uses low-impact techniques to tone your body along with a high cardio routine. She has captained the junior national basketball team for Sri Lanka. As a coach and motivator, she is currently conducting workshops with schools, national teams, and the corporate sector.
James was the youngest person in the UK to open a CrossFit facility back in 2010. Currently, he is the only Level 3 Certified CrossFit Trainer in the whole of Asia, holds a CrossFit Mobility cert, Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1, Certified Gymnastic Bodies Athlete, and Precision Nutrition Level 1. As well as personal training and nutrition consultation, James also loves to do one-to-one skills training whether muscle-ups, handstands, backflips, or the human flag pole! You’ll find James on the beaches of Kalpitiya working as a senior trainer & Calisthenics specialist at The BNKR gym and CrossFit Kalpitiya.
Vik is a Personal Trainer and Sports Performance coach from the UK. He has 10 plus years of experience being a fitness professional, worked with athletes in tennis, rugby, and football and hundreds of clients, and developed and coached other trainers in the industry. In 2018 he took his experience and approach to performance-driven training and designed his own concept to launch his very own studio in London named Onyx. He is currently in Sri Lanka offering classes at Trainyard (One Galle Face).
Eva Priyanka Wegener
“My intention, as much in my own practice as in my teachings is the fostering of the connection to our core, our innate wisdom teacher, the potential for instant joy, and our capacity for self-healing.” Initial 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2007 at Yoga Shala Berlin with Henning Scheel followed by a 300 hour training with Yoga Arts Australia / Louisa Sear, Rose Baudin, Lucy Roberts, and Stuart Girling / Anatomy.
Mushahid (Gypsy Gym Fitness) is an Outdoor Educator and Fitness Coach. He has worked with a range of clients from beginner-level fitness enthusiasts to sports teams. Fitness Coach combining both worlds. He has worked with a range of clients from beginner-level fitness enthusiasts to sports teams. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (Level 1), A Certified Jump Rope Coach (Level 1), and a Certified White Water Rescue Technician (Rescue 3 Europe).
Is a certified Fitness Trainer. His specialization lies in improving client fitness, strength and mobility while minimizing the risk of injury via strength and conditioning techniques and principles. His previous exposure within the corporate sector at John Keells PLC, as Head Coach of 'Fhix45' and being an outbound training facilitator for multiple Corporates has only served to enhance his experience in the field.
Bilal is an accredited Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. Having over 12 years of Strength&Conditioning (S&C) experience, Bilal has designed and delivered S&C programs for a wide range of field and water sports athletes as well as adult clients.
A student of Nicky Knoff, Sabina's classes are grounded in the fundamentals and involve some longer holds. Expect enviably articulate alignment cues but do not be surprised as she intersperses them with esoteric points for you to contemplate whilst holding (and holding, and holding a little longer) a pose. Guaranteed to develop strength, focus, and length in the body and mind.
Mahesh I.V.Pathirana is a Qi Gong and Taichi instructor with more than 25 years of experience in practicing and teaching Wushu/ Kung Fu and Taichi. He is an International Wushu Federation referee and International Health Qi gong federation referee. He holds the position of Technical Director of Sri Lanka Health Qi Gong Association.
A life dedicated to studying Yoga of most traditions Madhuri is able to fuse these practices. Irrespective of the size of the class, Madhuri will make you feel you are the only one in the room. Whether brand new to Yoga or a self-confessed Yogi, by the end of class Madhuri will illuminate something new in your body, your movement, or in your mind. With a focus on functional alignment and developing good movement patterns, Madhuri meets students where they are currently at and then offers ways for them to take their expression of the pose that little bit deeper.
Practicing yoga for the past ten years, she felt a strong desire to know more and to deepen her practice. She received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher certificate through With Grace and Joy and now shares her yoga practice with her students at Prana Lounge in Colombo. When teaching she hopes for her students to leave her class feeling at peace, grounded, and deeply connected to their bodies.
Jules encourages growth and interconnection of the physical and spiritual self within students and seeks to help others thrive by nurturing their own body and soul wisdom through yoga. Her hope is that her students will step off their mat and into everyday life with that same nourishment and balanced approach.
An artist & designer inspired by the sister sciences: Yoga, Ayurveda, and Astrology. Vinyasa classes will be a slower-paced, dynamic, and meditative practice with enchanting music. Where the main intention is to strengthen and calm the nervous system as a way to encourage healing for the body and freedom for the mind.
With a personal practice of Ashtanga Mysore and a love for long holds, Arati teaches both Ashtanga and Hatha styles. It is through Yoga that she has found strength and flexibility physically, but more importantly mentally. Her motivation as a teacher is to help you do the same. A Mum of three and a Doctor, she also teaches Pre- and Post-natal Yoga classes.
A global online yoga therapist and focus on teaching restorative yoga. I help people destress and let go with passive stretching and mindfulness. I work with clients who live high-paced, high-stress lifestyle and help them unwind and manage day-to-day stresses. I am also qualified to teach restorative yoga to those dealing with clinically diagnosed mental health disorders, and focus on body and mind connection.
I have been practicing yoga daily since 2014, and did my Foundation Yoga teacher training in April 2019 with Master Trainer Nicky Knoff. I did my aerial yoga teacher training in March 2020 and have been teaching since then at Prana Lounge and my personal studio.The classes I teach will include a warm-up, stretch and strength drills and some fun, safe inversions. Open to anyone - no pre-recs required.
I am a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher certified by Dr Itai Ivtzan’s School of Positive Transformation. I conduct meditation and mindfulness coaching sessions and workshops for individuals, groups, and corporates. I am also the Founder of Colour You, a community platform focused on promoting creative expression, personal development and mental health.