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A retreat in the pristine and spiritual environment of Namo Buddha at the foothills of the Himalayas

A holistic retreat in a beautiful yoga eco-green retreat resort. The 5-day retreat includes meaningful yoga and meditation sessions, delicious vegetarian Nepalese cuisine, short hikes in nature, and lessons to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A perfect place to disconnect, refocus and reconnect with your purpose. We'll take a 40-minute easy hike to Namo Buddha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery) for one of our sessions. Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist religious sites in Nepal, popular for both Nepalis and Tibetan pilgrims. One free Ayurvedic body massage and transportation to the retreat venue is included.

Meet the instructors

Adelheid (Adi)
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Highlights

  • 1 free 60 min Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily yoga and meditation-guided practices with Adi
  • Easy hike and day session at the Namo Buddha Monastery
  • Delicious Nepalese breakfast, lunch (or brunch), and dinner
  • Nepalese cuisine and organic gardening/permaculture workshops
  • 4 nights accommodation at a beautiful eco-green retreat resort
  • Transportation to the retreat venue
  • Beautiful views to the Himalaya

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
Group size: 6-14 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
01:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Nestled in the pristine and spiritual environment of Namobuddha at the foothills of the Himalayas, Vishuddhi Alaya has a very special and calming energy that permeates the entire retreat. Built-in sustainable rammed earth technology and growing its own organic vegetables and fruits, the resort focuses on natural living and a healthy and holistic environment for personal growth. The interiors are designed in a simplistic but modern and comfortable way, soothing the mind and senses. The spacious and well-equipped sadhana hall faces the eastern Himalayas and offers an ideal sphere for yoga and other personal growth programs. A sanctuary and holistic health retreat in one.

During this retreat, you will enjoy accommodation in comfortable single, twin/double standard rooms (private or shared rooms), or in one of the beautiful suites (2 or 3 persons).

Program

Depending on the day:

  • 06:00 Wake up and morning energizing herbal tea
  • 06:30 Morning yoga session, sun salutation
  • 07:30 Meditation session
  • 09:00 Healthy breakfast (or brunch)
  • Free time or shower and get ready for a meaningful day
  • 11:00 Life/outdoor session, gardening & cooking workshop or short hike, or visit to Namo Buddha Monastery, depending on the day
  • 12:30 Lunch and tea
  • 14:00 Social engagement, village or monastery or free time for self-reflection
  • 17:00 Afternoon yoga and meditation sessions or conference session, depending on the day
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Open space for social bonding

Included excursions

Visit Namo Buddha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery)

During your retreat, you'll be visiting Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery (commonly known as Namo Buddha Monastery) one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and one of the holiest in the world. It is known as the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs.

  • The hike from our venue takes around 40 minutes
  • Hike level: easy to medium
  • Amazing views of the Himalaya Mountain Chain

You will also do a short hike around the retreat local area to enjoy nature and live the Nepalese surroundings

A workshop at a nearby Permaculture Farm with organic gardening and tips & tricks is included in the retreat price.

Instructors

Adelheid (Adi) Schneckenburger

Retreat location

The beautiful green retreat resort is located near Namobuddha Monastery in a region called Phulbari (Flower Garden), about 42 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Its serene, natural environment promotes tranquility and total relaxation

  • Beautiful view of the Himalaya Mountain Range
  • Off south the B.P. Highway east of Kathmandu, close to Mathurapati, Phulbari

Distances

  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Thamel (Kathmandu) - approximately 1 hour
  • Patan - approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

  • Organic and local food
  • Depending on the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner or brunch, snack and dinner will be served
  • Delicious local vegetarian menu (Nepalese)

A Meaningful Life and Vishuddhi Alaya strongly believe that being in touch with the earth and eating food that comes from the area they are living in enhances the healthfulness of body and mind. The delicious local meals at Vishuddhi Alaya are prepared with love and passion based on the sattvic principle of food, being pure, essential, natural, vital, and clean. A Meaningful Life use predominantly products and ingredients, organically grown in their own vegetable and herbs garden

Nepalese cuisine workshop included

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • With a donation, you can help A Meaningful Life sponsor more kids at the Maya Universe Academy (sustainable school model in Nepal)
  • Tourism packages before or after the retreat. These will be carried out by the trusted tourism expert partner
  • Buy local handcraft and souvenirs to help the locals
  • Stay one or several nights longer at the retreat venue, for a quiet and relaxing rest

Spa treatments

Spa and wellness center: Ayurvedic massage packages and various therapy sessions at additional costs:

  • Ayurvedic massage 90 minutes: 29 EUR
  • Himalayan Trekkers Massage (blends of essential oils ) 90 minutes: 30 EUR
  • Aromatherapy Massage 90 minutes: 32 EUR
  • Head, neck & shoulder Massage 60 minutes: 22 EUR
  • Wellness Signature Facial 90 minutes: 27 EUR
  • Shirodhara 60 minutes: 33 EUR

What's included

  • 4 night accommodation in single, double/twin standard rooms, or in one of the 2 beautiful suites (double or triple occupancy)
  • Depending on the day 2 or 3 meals per day (brunch, snack and dinner or breakfast, lunch and dinner), herbal infusions or fruits
  • All sessions & lessons: yoga & meditation, life balance, Nepalese cooking & gardening (permaculture) workshops, session at Namo Buddha Monastery
  • Short hikes, visits to monasteries, and visits to the region and surroundings
  • A free 60 minutes Ayurvedic massage per participant
  • Transfers from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) or from Kathmandu/Patan to the venue will be offered at pre-defined times
  • If the required participant's number is achieved, with your help, A Meaningful Life will sponsor children at the Maya Universe Academy (sustainable school Model in Nepal)

What's not included

  • Flights to and from Nepal
  • Additional tourism packages offered by our local and trusted partner, ask us!
  • Additional beverages (sodas, etc.) or snacks not included in the menu
  • Additional massages or spa therapies (apart from the included Ayurvedic massage)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu.

Taxi, jeep, or van to our retreat venue

The ride from KTM takes around 1.5 hours

GPS

27.584457231679675, 85.60365845491934

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Availability

Arrival: Sunday October 3, 2021
Departure: Thursday October 7, 2021

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