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

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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.

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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

Topping

50g kittual juggary melted with 4 tablespoons of water.

Method

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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