Retreat in the mist – Guava House, Kegalle

About the Venue?

Guava House

Guava House is a stunningly designed and peaceful family Retreat, perched amongst mountains of Sri Lanka’s Central Province, just 3 hours driving time from Colombo and one hour from Kandy.

This true architectural gem is situated on top of a hill, amongst 3 acres of it’s own private land and with views of the valley below (in one direction) and Bible Rock in the other. It has been recently designed and built but offers many of the traditional features of village living, amongst the rubber trees and local fauna of a Hill Country estate. The attention to detail in the design & build of both the main building and the two elevated ‘chalets’ is second to none. Thatched roofs and open plan living areas create a sense of space, simplicity and freedom. All the views from both windows and doors have been carefully planned so that the unique position and perspectives can be enjoyed from all rooms.

It’s a truly wonderful place to practice yoga. Every morning we were blessed to be able to practice yoga on the outside deck while we watched the dawn mist rise and absorb nature around us. Later in morning we moved to the other side of the house to the cooler environment to practice our pranayama (breathing class). the afternoon class we suspected that rain was threatening so we used the airy space on the mezzinine which also gave us a stunning outlook to the mountains behind.

About the Retreat?

class in the mist

During our weekend Retreat we began with a Kriya to unblock the lower energy centres. This was followed by a very powerful mantra meditation to unblock all energy centres. The pranayama class taken by Shaunagh lead us through a series of breath work to clear our meridian channels, giving us more pranic energy, mental clarity and allowing mental thought patterns to change. In the afternoon we did a Kriya to elevate our energy and ended by dancing and feeling the heart of ourselves, the you within you.

The next day we activated our ten bodies by once again working on the body’s energy centres from the lower to the higher ones. The Laya meditation used rhythm, mantra and breath to once again lift the energy. Mid morning we did some lovely partner work as we sang our electromagnetic field into Radiance with Ajai Alai.

Partner meditation

We ended our Retreat with the Green Energy Set which worked on our electromagnetic field, our heart and lifting our vibration frequency.

The methodology was to get everyone to still their busy minds, then once they reached the state of zero they could feel the natural joy within themselves at their heart. This energy and joy was then spread through out their bodies and aura, until they were glowing. The motto of the Retreat was zero, connect, flow and glow.

About the food?

Polos Rendang

The vegetarian, menu was lovingly created and designed by master chef German Dimaano. German left Melbourne, Australia about 4 years ago to live and work in Sri Lanka. He created sumptuous raw salads, hearty soups and the “piece de resistance ” was a dish especially created for this retreat using jack fruit from the Guava House estate, and combining it with a classic Malaysian red curry rendang to create “polos rendang”. The meals were rounded off with sugarless cakes and coconut milk caramel. The food was fresh, raw, seasonal, dairy and sugar free.

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Day

Time

Venue

Teacher

Monday
7.00-8.00 am
Entertrainers, 45 Sir Marcus Fernando Mwt, Col 7
Tel 0778011984
Fiona
Tuesday
7.00-8.30pm
The Emperor, Col 2, (call for attendance)
Tel 0778011984
Fiona
Wednesday
10.00-11.00am
Entertrainers, 45 Sir Marcus Fernando Mwt, Col 7
Tel 0778011984
Fiona
Wednesday
6.30-7.45pm   
Body Bar Gym, 3 Jawatta Av, Col 5
Tel 0773022142
Shaunagh
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