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5 Days Yoga Holiday, Vacation, and Meditation Retreat in Pokhara, Nepal

Truly Blissful Nepal Yoga Retreat

This yoga program is initiated for those people who wants to combine the yoga practices during their stay in Pokhara without missing the sight and beauty of the location whether it is mountains, caves, lakes, sunrise, temples, or peace stupa. It can be arranged with a single person or with a group of 15 or more people. In this retreat, guests and students will be introduced and exposed to different locations of Pokhara for morning yoga classes.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Mantra and Nidra yoga sessions daily
  • Talks on yogic philosophy and pranayama
  • Mantra chanting, kirtans, and bhajans
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

In this retreat, you will be staying at Atmashree Yoga Retreat. All the rooms at this retreat center are equipped with private bathrooms. You will have options to choose private single room or shared room that will be shared with two or three people. The rooms are available on first-come-first-serve basis.

Atmashree Yoga Retreat Nepal Program

Experience the breathtaking view of mountains, sunrise, lakes, and natural landscape around Pokhara valley with the combination of yoga and meditation practice in different venues to experience the effectiveness of yoga in your daily lifestyle.

Atmashree Yoga Retreat in Pokhara is a place where simple living is emphasized to live yogic discipline and lifestyle to enhance the quality of body, mind, and emotions to perform at its best. The yoga programs here is a complete science of harmonious living, suitable for everyone, regardless of age, nationality, religion, or level of fitness.

The retreat is a complete day-to-day program which addresses all sphere of human life to regain the peace of mind and the vital energy of body. The program will slowly grows on one, and it is totally up to the practitioner to decide how much to implement. So, be free to visit Atmashree Yoga Retreat anytime during the day and learn more about the yoga style, technique, teaching method, and many more.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1: Atmashree Yoga Center

  • 14:00 Arrival, greetings, and retreat description
  • 16:30 Hatha/Ashtanga yoga practices
  • 18:30 Chanting kirtans and mantras/Meditation & Trataka
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Retire

Day 2: Sarangkot Hill Top sunrise yoga

  • 05:30 Departure to Sarangkot
  • 06:00 Meditation on rising sun and Annapurna Range
  • 06:15 Hatha/Ashtanga yoga, sun salutation, and yoga Nidra
  • 08:30 Breakfast and tea
  • 09:30 Hiking back down to Atmashree from Sarangkot
  • 13:00 Lunch time
  • 16:00 Herbal tea
  • 16:30 Hatha/Ashtanga yoga practices
  • 18:30 Chanting kirtans and mantras/Meditation & Trataka
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Retire

Day 3: Begnas Lake yoga retreat

  • 05:45 Departure to Begnas Lake
  • 06:30 Meditation, Hatha yoga, sun salutation, and yoga Nidra
  • 08:30 Paddle boat ride
  • 09:00 Breakfast in paddle boat
  • 10:15 Departure from Begnas
  • 11:00 Visit to Vindhyavasini temple and back to Atmashree
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Herbal tea
  • 16:30 Hatha yoga practices, asana, pranayama, mudra, and bandha
  • 18:30 Chanting kirtans and mantras/Meditation & Trataka
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Retire

Day 4: Yoga retreat in World Peace Stupa

  • 05:30 Departure to World Peace Stupa
  • 06:00 Sunrise, Annapurna view, meditation, Hatha yoga, sun salutation, and yoga Nidra
  • 08:30 Breakfast and tea
  • 10:00 Visit to Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • 10:45 Visit to Davis Fall
  • 11:30 Visit to Taal Barahi Temple and back to Atmashree
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Herbal tea
  • 16:30 Hatha/Ashtanga yoga practices
  • 18:30 Chanting kirtans and mantras/Meditation & Trataka
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Retire

Day 5: Departure

  • 07:00 Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga sessions
  • 09:00 Breakfast and tea
  • 10:00 Greetings and departure

If it rains in the morning, the program will be postponed to evening. The timetable above is just the indicative, it may change according to weather or need of time.

Included excursions

You will hike and visit three different locations during your retreat, which includes Sarangkot Hill Top, Begnas Lake, and World Peace Stupa. These are places nearby Pokhara and will be your destination for morning yoga classes.

Instructors

Atma Pradeep
Bihar Yoga Bharti (Satyananda Yoga)
Atram is grown up in a yogic environment since his childhood. He started his yoga journey at the age of 12. Later he went to Bihar Yoga Bharati, the first yoga university in the world, for four months to be certified with Yogic studies certificate in yogic science. Now, Atram is a Hatha yoga Teacher in a centre and is a very good tabla (drum) player which is a classical musical instrument played mostly in India and Nepal.
Mantra Prem
Bihar school of yoga (Satyananda Yoga)
Mantra came to yoga and spiritual life at the age of 17. After completing his school, he went to Bihar School of Yoga (Satyananda yoga) Munger, where he stayed in ashram environment participating in ashram routine and lifestyle for five years. During this period, he got initiated into Karma Sannyasa. Mantra learned different aspects of yoga such as Hatha yoga, Mantra yoga, Bhakti yoga, Raja yoga, Kirtans, Bhajans, and more. He also introduces different musical instrument such as harmonium, singing bowl, drum and cymbals to his students to deepen the experience of yoga and its practices.
Swabhiman Rana
Swabhiman started yoga and meditation in his early age, spending years of yoga practices in Kathmandu in a yoga ashram. In the beginning, he was dedicated to learning skills and art of yoga meditation, and the rest of the years he guides and teaches students at beginners, intermediate and advance teacher training level. During that period, he dedicated himself to yoga disciplines taught by the great masters and yogis of ancient time. Swabhiman always considered himself to be a yoga student as he believes in learning more.
Sita Rijal
Sita is a traditional Nepalese chef in the retreat center.She serves each meal with love,care,happiness with a smiling face,in plenty and without an restrictions .She has the ability to cook Nepalese,Indian,Some of Italian dishes at the retreat center.The meal she prepares here are organic,ayurvedic,yogic,nutritious,heathy,tasty and unlimited.Sita also prepares meal for those those people who has certain restrictions such as gluten free,vegans,frutarians,etc.
Nicole Shah
Nicole first came in touch with the concept of yoga at the age of 17. As a health sciences student, she developed an interest more than in the west, which brought her to India and Nepal. However, it was only after an emotional turn of events that yoga became completely the centre of her daily life. As for her schooling, Nicole educated in classical Hatha, Restorative, pre-post natal, therapy, and Ashtanga Vinyasa, active meditation, and chakra healing. As a medical student, she tend to focus on alignment and improvement.

Location

This retreat will take place in Pokhara, Nepal. Atmashree Yoga Retreat is nestled in a beautiful valley of Pokhara in the foothills of mountains far away from the noisy crowd and on the banks of Phewa Lake. The scenery here is a God-gifted view of Fewa Lake, forest, and birds with heart touching sounds.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Paragliding

General

  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mosquito net
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

In this retreat, you will be served three daily meals, consisting of traditional organic, Ayurvedic, and vegetarian Nepalese food, such as soup, salad, chapatti, rice pudding, rice, curry, herbal tea, milk tea, coffee, porridge, fruits, and yogurt. Bottled water will be provided and herbal tea is available throughout the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

On your free time, you can do various activities such as cycling, hand boating, paragliding, bungee jumping, etc. You can also visit tourist destinations such as Buddha stupa, caves, fall, temples, local village, and lakes. All of these activities are subject to additional costs. If you feel like reading, you can always borrow yoga related books at the retreat center.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Herbal tea throughout the day
  • Personal guidance
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Mantra, chantings, and pranayama

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Traveling cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Traveling cost from Pokhara to Kathmandu

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. From there, you can take a domestic flight and arrive at Pokhara Airport (PKR).

Arrival by bus

Please get a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara bus station which you can get on a daily basis from 07:00 to 10:00 which costs around 10 to 15 USD. Then, after reaching Pokhara, get a taxi from Pokhara bus station to Atmashree Yoga Retreat.

Arrival by taxi

Once you have reached Kathmandu, please book a taxi and ask the driver to drop you to Atmashree Yoga Retreat in Pokhara. The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 kilometers and the taxi fare is from 100 to 120 USD. It will be the wonderful drive of six hours witnessing the beauty of mountains, rivers, hills, and many more.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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