Ayubowan ( may you have a long life )
Welcome to our humble abode.We look forward to hosting you.Your homely Holistic guest house - The ideal retreat ( Created especially for the new age of Consciousness 21/12/12 )
We welcome you to our brand spanking new guest house. An Ashram type, Meditative,Yogic
atmosphere.Consider it like a homestay with Privacy.
Catering for Budget concious, Intrepid, discerning travellers - we welcome western back-packers.Prices for rooms & meals are cheap.
Indo-files ( people who love India ) & spiritual seekers who are open-minded to Eastern philosophies/religions are welcome.
Consider it a retreat to re-juvinate your prana - complete body,mind & soul relaxation.We respect all Religions/forms of Meditation be it Bhuddhist Mahayana ( Tibetian ),Theravada,Vipassana ( Insight Meditation ), Art of Living by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Bhramakumari's ( Raja Yoga ), Ramana Maharishi, Satchitananda or Osho Rajneesh.
When visiting Kandy Sri-Lanka,if you do go to Nilambe Meditation Centre ( beyond Kandy ) or do a Goenka Vipassana Course,ours is an ideal place to base yourself & see the rest of the country.
A two bed room self contained modern unit ( sleeps 4 persons ) nestled in a rain forest like area,in the vicinity of paddy fields & coconut trees.Western style toilet & hot shower ( please check photos ) Bedrooms are situated upstairs & the Samadhi hall downstairs for spiritual practice,be it Yoga,Taichi,Qi Gong. Set in a serene & quiet (email hidden)s far better than staying in the thick of town & being hassled by the famous Kandy touts.For those who appreciate Nature & want some time out with their partner or "you" time, its an ideal spot.
Run by a energetic,friendly yogic couple Sanjay & Jasmine who live next door,are both experienced Yoga teachers & abide by the Bhuddhist precepts,would like you to experience the sukkha ( happiness ) in their daily life.
They are well travelled themselves,fluent in several eastern languages and are couchsurfers.A wealth of info & insights could be got, into the local culture & sights.Basically if you like the, 'off the beaten track' & not the Lonely Planet mundane route,then this is it!
As the couple teach Yoga,Asana classes are done in-house, incl. Pranayama & Meditation. Ayurvedic massages too.We also offer Ayurvedic Wellness Packages ( Tailor made ) for Detoxing or for any ailments including weight loss.
Kandy - a UNESCO world heritage city, is located in the central most part of Sri Lanka.With close proximity to the cultural triangle,Knuckles mountain range & east coast beaches, ( like Trincomalee,Nilaveli & Arugam bay - a surfer's paradise )
The cultural pageant called "Perehara" is held here annually in august, prior to the full moon.
We are situated in a village called " POLGOLLA" ( means Coconut Plantation ) Only 8km from Kandy town.Just 1.5km passing the Open University.
Jasmine does excellent holistic sattvic meals.Packages for live-in Yoga students who would like to study are available.Our way of life is the Ayurvedic way & strict vegetarians -no dead animals allowed into our place ( even eggs ).Also alcohol & smoking is prohibited.
Room only rate:
Cost per Single:$21 ( rs.2850 ), Double $40 ( rs.5400 )
Cost per Yoga lesson:$50 ( rs.6750 )
Cost per Meal:$7 ( rs.950 )
Please book well in advance,as we have only 2 rooms..
Om Shanthi ( May peace be with you )
I can't thank Shanthi family enough. I started my Sri Lankan adventure in their beautiful home eating their deliciously prepared Sri Lankan meals. Took a Yoga class with them was really amazing and inspirational. While I was there we gained priceless travel advice that made m trip! Shanthi family are an amazing people and I highly recommend starting your Sri Lankan journey with them.
Stela from Spain
We practiced yoga at 4 places on Sri Lanka during our trip last month and have to admit that the private sessions at Shanthi Niwahana were very special and useful for us.
Fantastic place out of the noise, dust and fumes of Kandy, and definitely worth the extra time to get to town. Jasmin's great vegetarian cooking makes it feel like a real home. The hosts are careful of your space, and do flips to help you. Super clean and lovely.