The interior calms your senses in a cocoon of rustic beauty. Cedar beams blend with an assortment of colourful objects: interesting art, musical instruments and hand-made crafts - each carrying its own magical significance; and despite the dramatic almost dangerous ocean vista in sight, you experience a feeling of safety and well
Sea View Haven is one such cottage.
Inside or outside your haven is a healing paradise.
|Nature has its own healing magic here|
|Grounds include ponds and nooks for relaxing|
These ones are free-standing and separated from the main building. Whether you’re overlooking the sea (Sunset Room in the main building) or staying in one of these cottages nestled in the forest - quietness and privacy is assured; each one is utterly relaxing. Forget about turning on the TV; there isn’t one, but there is WiFi.
All rooms have wonderful views no matter where you set your hat.
|I loved this unique bathtub|
Bring on the Breakfast
|Marcela, Luannah's assistant and a great cook too; Luannah cooking and healing us through food and more|
|Luannah's food makes us happy|
One morning, she made strawberry crepes topped with a caramel sauce.
I saw her making that sauce from scratch. The crepe melted in my mouth, and the caramel was a divine addition.
Equally satisfying are her raspberry scones. Truth is everything she bakes is heavenly. She told me cooking is her passion; she puts her love into everything she creates in the kitchen. Her presentation and formal service at the table were impressive.
In fact, she spent a year doing a practicum in a 5-star hotel in the Black Forest, learning the highest level of French Service.
Juan Carlos her husband, made the most amazing barbecue chicken dinners The seasoning was brilliant. He’s from Peru which is internationally renowned for its cuisine. Perhaps that explains why the meal was superb, or could it be, he’s just a cooking genius like his wife!
|Amethyst crystal table inside her treatment studio|
Before starting the massage, she did a powerful Hawaiian Healing Chant asking for the highest healing and guidance. Her beautiful singing continued over a Hawaian CD that played in the background; she simultaneously sang along, knowing the melody and words by heart. I found that amazing. I was astounded by her energy to incant, sing, massage and target trigger points without ever stopping the flow of her manual healing. Her hands traveled over every sinew, muscle and relieved the soreness in my body.
I entered a zone of transcendence: I seemed to lose consciousness of myself.
The three-hour massage sent me into a state of transformation both emotionally and physically. Luannah later told me when I cried, it was a release of sadness.
She then revealed this: ‘Embrace the Paradox’, a Hawaiian teaching principle
“Breath work, deep self-inquiry, re-framing and re-directing our focus, calming ourselves by learning to quiet the chatter within are ways that can bring us into greater congruity so we can reach our hopes and goals of happiness and well being.
She explained that when I perceive the outcome of my operation negatively, it creates agitation in my nervous system. “This will release stress hormones and adrenaline which in turn increases inflammation. Our body listens to us. We may not be able to always completely cure what ails us, but we can definitely improve our sense of well-being by raising our consciousness towards what is good, towards love.”
I knew I had to be mindful and loving in sending my cells those good messages, and to this day I do. I no longer let shadows take control of healing emotional energy.
I learned so much from Luannah about love in all its forms . Luannah gave me hope and spiritual guidance about dealing with my own shadows. She willingly gave me immeasurable love and care.
Publication date will soon be announced for her book, Resilience, Grace and the Art of Showing Up - A Spiritual Journey of Empowerment Against All Odds (Tom Bird, Publish Now)
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