Thursday Evening Class at Body Bar 5.45-7pm

If you prefer an evening class, why not join Shaunagh at Body Bar Gym

to stretch out your body,

wind down and at the end of the day, and help yourself to have a good nights sleep


Thursday 5.45 – 7pm

All levels welcome

Rs700 per class

Jumping in a Kundalini Yoga class

Jumping in a Kundalini Yoga class

See link for Body Bar Gym details

3 Jawatta Avenue, Colombo 5

Body Bar Gym no:+94(11)2505462 / +94(11)4515985

Thursday Early Morning Class at Om Space 6.30-7.30am

Join Shaunagh for a early morning wake up class

(for 2 weeks while Fiona is away on holiday)

at Om Space

every Thursday 6.30 to 7.30am


Stretch out your body and clear your mind ready for a new day

See the following link for more details

The Om Space is in central Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Address: 185/9 Havelock Rd, Colombo 5.


Tel: (+94) 112 507515

Shortbread biscuits

Shortbread Biscuit Recipe

Shortbread Biscuits

Shortbread Biscuits

4oz (110g) butter

2oz (50g) caster sugar

6oz (175g) plain flour

or 2oz (50g) fine semolina (can be added for a crunchier texture- deduct 2oz from flour quantity)

extra caster sugar for dusting

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 2,  (150 C)

A baking sheet, lightly greased.

Begin by first beating the butter with a wooden spoon to a soft consistency, (or you can use an electric whisk), then beat in the sugar followed by the sifted flour.  Still using the wooden spoon, start to bring the mixture together, then finish off with your hands to form a paste.  Now tranfer this to a board lightly dusted with castor sugar, then quickly and lightly roll it out to about 1/8 inch (3mm) thick (dusting the rolling pin with sugar if neccessary).  Use a 3 inch (7.5cm) fluted cutter to cut the biscuits out, then arrange them on the baking sheet and bake on a highish shelf in the oven for 30 minutes.  Cool the biscuits on a wire rack, dust them with some caster sugar, and store in an airtight tin to keep them crisp.

We serve these biscuits often at our Sanasuma retreats at teatime and they are a firm favourite.

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Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Week 2 at Guava House, 15th to 20th March 2014

About the Venue

Guava House is one of the most beautifully designed houses in Sri Lanka. Lovingly created by its Architect owner, it blends into the rubber trees and mountains of Mawanella. It is created from glass, wood on a steel frame and iluk roof, which is much like English thatch.  We enjoyed the scenery of Bible Rock and Narangala from the yoga loft with its 180 degree view at tree level of the natural surrounding.

Guava House pool & deck

Guava House pool & deck

About the Retreat


5am morning Sadhana

This was Week 2 of the intensive Kundalini Yoga Aquarian Teacher Training program.  We started on a full moon and did 2 beautiful full moon meditations one which was for healing and the other to clear karma patterns. We woke every morning for 5 days to do a sunrise practice on the pool deck to the sound of bird song.  On one morning the birds literally joined in as we closed with Guru Ram Das meditation.


Workshop on the history of yoga

We then went on to light hearted workshops on life styles and the history of yoga. We practiced deep meditative experiences, included several to clear the karma and mind patterns etched into our archline.  We studied the science of Naad and discovered that by repetitively chanting Bij or seed mantras  we could hit our repetitive thought patterns to neutralise them, leaving us feeling clear headed and lighter.

Naad class taught by Tonie

Naad class taught by Tonie

Meditation practice

Meditation practice

We concluded by doing a deep practice to consolidate this weeks practice, which left us feeing, completely connected and joyful.

About the Food

cool avocado and pomegranate salad

cool avocado and pomegranate salad

The food was a highlight, with fresh fruit salads and home made museli for breakfast, cool avocado, pomegranate salads and baked veggies for lunch. Delicious hoppers for dinner.

Breakfast with the group

Breakfast with the group

Juggary Cake

Juggary Cake

For teatime Sita made us the most jummy juggary cakes. Here is the recipe:

Juggary Cake

250g unsalted butter at room temperature

200g good quality juggary (Dumbara brand from Keels)

250g self raising flour

4 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Handful of flaked almonds


50g kittual juggary melted with 4 tablespoons of water.


Cream the butter and grated juggary together until very soft.  Sieve the baking powder and flour together. Now add the eggs one at a time adding 1 tablespoon of flour to prevent the mixture curdling. Now fold in the flour and vanilla essence. Sprinkle the almond flakes on top.  Turn the mixture into a square baking tray and put into a pre heated fan assisted oven set to 175 degrees and bake for 20 mins or until it is firm to touch and golden.

Whilst the cake is still warm, prick holes in all areas of the cake and now sprinkle the warm juggary syrup onto the cake.

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Chick Pea and Tomato Salad

Chick Pea and Tomato Salad

Chick Pea & Tomato Salad

Chick Pea & Tomato Salad


2 cups dry chick peas

4 tomatoes

2 onions, finely chopped


1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped mint

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 small finely chopped fresh red chillie

1 tablespoon sugar


Soak chick peas in water overnight.

Next Day Drain peas, rinse, place in a pan, cover with water, cover with a lid, bring to boil, reduce the heat, simmer for about one hour or until just tender.  Drain, rinse under cold water, drain well, cool to room temperature.

Combine chick peas, tomatoes, onion and the dressing.


Combine all ingredients

Reminder Pregnancy yoga today at Shaunagh’s home and every Mon 5.45-7pm


Are you Pregnant?

pregnant-yogaStart your week with an energizing yet relaxing Kundalini Pregnancy Yoga class

In my class students practice gentle exercises to help in pregnancy, like lifting the breastbone to make more room for your baby, opening and stretching the pelvic muscles ready for the birth. Practice yogic breathing, repeat mantras, and meditate. The combination of these exercises will be highly beneficial for both you and your baby. Meet other expecting Mums and share your experiences.

Teacher: Shaunagh Aluwihare

Time: Monday 5.45 – 7.00pm

At: 6 Gomes Path, Off de Fonseka Road, Colombo 5

Teacher: Shaunagh

Cost: Rs700 per class

Please bring your own mat

Tel: Shaunagh’s Mob: 0773022142