Galle Fort Retreat – Healthy Passion fruit muffin recipe

This recipe is so easy to make, you can whip up a batch of passion fruit muffins first thing in the morning to have with your lovely herbal tea.  They have no sugar, no butter and only 5 ml of sunflower oil per muffin, so they are very low fat.

Ingredients (for 12 muffins)

1 cup of oats (rolled if possible)

2 cups of whole wheat flour (sieved)

2 tsp of baking powder (sieve in with flour)

half a cup of sunflower, pumpkin or linseeds (any seed really)

1 cup of milk or soya milk

half a cup of kitual pani (a kind of palm syrup with half the calories of sugar and many medicinal benefits)

quarter cup of sunflower oil

1 egg

1 tsp of vanilla essence

2 carrots peeled and grated (organic if possible)

2 small bananas mashed (organic if possible)

4  passion fruits (organic and purplish if possible)

1) Turn your oven to 175 degrees to heat the oven.

2) Mix your wet ingredients in one bowl, including the fruits, vanilla but only 2 of the passion fruits.  Now mix all of the dry   ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Make a well in the dry mix and pour in the wet mix.  As you stir the wet and dry ingredients together turn your bowl.  Do not over mix the muffin mix or the muffins will have a hard texture.  Mix very lightly.

3) Immediately spoon the mixture into 12 muffin cases and bake for 15 to 20 mins or until cooked.  Now cut open your final 2 passion fruits and spoon some juice and seeds on the top of the hot muffins.  Allow to cool a little and eat.  Yummy!

I feel hungry just writing this. I just might cook up a batch tomorrow morning for breakfast.




What is Emotional Detoxing

What are Toxic Emotions

We detoxify continuously throughout life. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. When that flow is continuous and clear, we are steady and flexible.

We are not taught how to deal with our negative emotions. We are either in denial or reaction to our life stories.

Life leaves us weighted down under the ash of metabolism and the remnants of old emotions this get stored in our physical body.  Mainly in our fat cells, organs and the fascia (the thin white membrane of tissue which surrounds our muscles and organs) which tightens and gets out of alignment.  Therefore when we have a detox whatever we have swept under the carpet rises up to the surface and comes out sometimes as an illness, pain in our body or uncomfortable, negative feelings.

In our everyday life we are unconscious of this discomfort because we can hide behind our normal habits and addictions.

How can you do an Emotional Detox

©      Work with the physical body through yoga kriyas and asanas.  This helps release tight fascia which carries memory    of past trauma both physical and mental.

©      Mantras allow you to reduce mental noise and cut our mental negativity.

©      Breath work will allows you to get back to your centre.

©      Step back from the busy-ness of your mind.  Feel the underlying mood of the body and mind to get a sense of where you are at.

©      Help your mind get a prespective.  Create a habit of stopping your mind relating to your emotional mood swings, but notice them without judgment when they arise. Learn to relate to the reality of you, which is your breath not your mood.

©      The more we nurture these mental habits which support our health, happiness and well being the more the causes of the mood swings, negative emotions will start to change to reflect your will.

©      External circumstances not governing your internal attitude.

©      Mental consciousness is your tool to change.  Be the change you want to see.facebook keep calm and do yoga

Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Galle Fort 22 & 23rd June 2013

Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Galle Fort 22nd & 23rd June 2013

Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Galle Fort 22nd & 23rd June 2013

Sanasuma Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Galle Fort

Date: 22nd & 23rd (Poya Day) June

Venue: Bodi Spa, Galle Fort

Time: 8am till 4.30pm (including Breakfast, lunch and tea time snack)

Join the Sanasuma Kundalini Yoga team for a two day workshop on self awareness at the newly opened Bodi Spa in Galle Fort.  In May we detoxified our bodies and became more aware of the effect of the food we put into our bodies, during this retreat we will continue the journey of becoming more conscious of the self with a combination of physical asanas, breathwork and meditation.

Shaunagh and Fiona will be teaching 6 yoga classes over the two days.  You are welcome to join for one day or the full two days.

Natalie and Lucy will be there to offer you massages at the end of the day or during your lunch break at Bodi Spa,
Swedish Massage Rs5000 (60 mins)
Deep Tissue & Shiatsu Massage Rs6000 (60 mins)
Meals will be healthy vegetarian food served at Fortaleza Restaurant, a few doors down from Bodi Spa,

CONTACT SHAUNAGH 0773022142 or