Himalayan Yoga Academy, a pioneer yoga school, is located on the lap of Nagarjun Jungle in Kathmandu, registered with Yoga Alliance USA.

Yoga Retreats (10)

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Instructors (3)

Dr. Subodh Simkhada

Rajkumar Karki

Swami Padmasattva

Reviews (50)

Carola Menendez

from Italy, January 2018

"Fantastic experience! "

I was received with a smile, with a lot of kindness. I like that Raj and a Mohan respect the tradition and gave me a lot of their knowledge. Its a place of quiet near by the confusion of katmandu thamel.

The food was great and everyone in the center were very gentle.

In the practice there is a lot of meditation.

I hope to return soon!


from Canada, September 2019

La nourriture l’accueil chaleureux et l’enseignement

Adriana Thompson

from Nepal, July 2019

"Great Yoga classes"

I liked the philosophy and the teaching technique. Very holistic, focused on all 3 aspects; your body, mind, and spirit. The center is located next to the Nagarjun Reserve so the sounds of birds and other animals is amazing, I enjoyed this during the meditations very much. The views of the forests from the Yoga Hall are beautiful. The staff is super nice.


from United Arab Emirates, June 2019

The food was excellent, the family that runs it couldn’t have been friendlier and the yoga and therapy sessions were good. Despite the room not being the cleanest, the sheets were clean and the bed super comfy. And if the pool had been functioning, it would have provided a great unique feature that’s hard to find in Kathmandu.


from Ireland, January 2019

"A truly inspiring experience "

This yoga retreat is very educational and teaches yoga as a lifestyle rather than yoga for exercise. Yoga that is about connecting with yourself and taking care of yourself.

Everyone, from the instructors to the therapist and chefs, was friendly, helpful and happy - there is no judgement here.

I felt very peaceful and positive the whole time I was there. The setting of the retreat was relaxing while still being within walking distance of many tourist attractions.

I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for a mindful, uplifting experience.

Mona K

from United States, December 2018

"Peaceful Retreat"

Very good location in a peaceful environment. The food was amazing and the staff are very helpful and always going out of their way to make everything perfect.

I enjoyed the classes and especially the yoga nidra. The massage treatments were also very relaxing. Overall a valuable experience!

Sonali Sadequee

from Bangladesh, December 2018

Only the outdoor nature aspect of the property was nice... having warm tea upon arrival was nice since it is soo cold in the property. everything else indoors was low quality experience with lots of issues.

Franciele Da Silva

from Republic of Korea, October 2018

"Excellent, well-balanced retreat "

I spent 8 lovely days in this yoga retreat. The experience for me was very well balanced. We had yoga classes, treatments, social interaction, and free/personal time all in good measure. The staff are caring and professional and the other participants were such great people!

I highly recommend HYA! It’s amazing!

Miguel Santos

from Nepal, September 2018

"Simply superb!"

Loved the atmosphereand the team! I felt like I was at home and the team like a little family. I was there with very few other guests and that made it even more special.

Alice Wong

from Hong Kong, September 2018

The staff are friendly and the veg food was delicious!

Rach Ouali

from Sri Lanka, May 2018

"Great experience ! "

I really enjoyed my stay. I felt very welcome and it was a great experience. I did't know much about Yoga and Meditation but everyone made me feel very confortable. The teachers and the staff are so friendly and nice. I would like to know more about yoga and meditation. I would love to go back to Kathmandu and i'll definitely go back to this place. The location was great and the food was amazing !

Thank you so much for everything. It was great.

Meena Gabeena Khan

from Pakistan, May 2018

"Towards light "

Himalayan International Yoga Academy is a serene home like commune with very neat and clean rooms, amazingly kind and sweet staff and highly experienced teachers who Share the knowledge and practices in a very friendly way. I was here for a 4 days retreat and loved the yog asans, the meditations, the chantings. I made wonderful new friends that I will never forget and was getting a daily massage giving me so much relaxation. These few days made me become a lighter person, I learnt so much about myself and felt a beautiful vibe where I felt so connected with the lovely gardens , people , birds & everything around. I would recommend it to everyone. They guide you towards yourself in the most loving manner.

Camilla Brudin Borg

from Sweden, March 2018

"A wonderful oasis a short ride from the central town. "

The teachers were very engaged, the food beautiful and the garden relaxing. The HIYA is also close to for ex. the monkey temple for afternoon excursions. It is simply a fantastic place to hide for a couple of days from the dusty and noisy Thamel.


from Italy, February 2018


It was really good!!!

I will be back

Ana Souza

from India, January 2018

"I loved it "

Everything was wonderful. The people that work there are super helpful and kind. I loved the schedule. I had a great time!


from Malaysia, December 2017

It was a very good experience. The food was very delicous. It was healthy and organic and fresh cooked. I loved it! The place is peaceful and relaxing. It' s familiar and the people were friendly and helpful. I felt like home. My room was great with hot water and much space. The therapy was a good additional thing. I enjoyed this time very much.

Katja Veen

from Netherlands, November 2017

"Start of a spiritual journey"

For me the most important was to have found a place to do my yoga teacher training where the spiritual aspect was highlighted. In this month I have build a firm foundation from where to continue my spiritual journey. I will forever be grateful to this experience and the wonderful people that have been part of it! The entire team at HIYA is very friendly and the atmosphere is great. From the very first day I felt at home :) And of course, I need to mention the GREAT food! I can definitely recommend this place in every sense :) (unless you want to practice yoga as a form of athletics. In that case this is maybe not the best place to go)

Simona Mihaela Chiriacescu

from Romania, November 2017

I liked the accomodation in the cottage tent, very clean and they provide us warm pillow for the night. The food was good but very specific portion for each person. The full body massage was really good. The center is clean and they have lockers to keep your poket. I liked the jala neti practice and tratak.

Jessie Colombani

from Australia, June 2017

"Amazing experience in Nepal!"

Everything about this retreat was amazing, the yoga, the general atmosphere, the friendliness of the people, especially Harry who was always around to help out, I can't speak more highly of this retreat. I will be returning when I am able to return to Nepal, and would like to stay for a little longer next time.

Pailin Käser

from Germany, September 2019

"Must Do!!! ... kann man mit Worten nicht beschreiben..."


Ausbildung bei einem erstklassigen GURU und betreut von seiner liebreizenden und sehr fürsorglichen Familie.

Unterkunft und Umgebung, das Beste in Stadt! Hab mich umgehört! Besser wärs vielleicht noch, wenn man den GURU, seine Familie und seine Unterkunft weiter in die Berge verlegt ;-P

Ich liebe das gesunde Essen (ich dachte nicht einmal an Fleisch, jetzt 4 Tage später immer noch nicht)

Die Mitstudierenden waren ebenfalls der Wahnsinn. (aus Singapur, Spanien und Nepal) wir waren ein saugeiles Team.

Beste Zeit ever, ich fand zu mir selber und lernte mich zu lieben


Om shanti, shanti, shanti

Anne-laure Romand-monnier

from France, September 2019

Le situation géographique peut dérouter au départ mais c est finalement un plus. En bordure de ville et loin du bruit permanent de Kathmandu on peut apprécier une vue sur les collines et la tranquillité du coin.

La nourriture fraîche et faite maison est un vrai plus dans le séjour.

L installation est confortable et fournit plus que le nécessaire, les lieux sont propres grâce au personnel qui veille à cela. Wifi, lave-linge, piscine, sauna, jardin... que demander de plus.

La famille Nepalaise habitant les lieux est accueillante et bienveillante et fait le nécessaire pour rendre le sejour agréable (voire drôle !). Aussi, on peut rencontrer et partager avec les autres personnes venues passer leur séjour au centre, ce qui est une riche expérience au final.

Merci à cette famille qui a le cœur sur la main et apporte de l humanité.

Annamaria Lammel

from France, August 2019

"Reiki mediation and healing"

La qualité, la complexité, la crédibilité, une vision philisophique, la pratique


from Germany, July 2019

Wunderbare Atmosphäre. Ich würde jederzeit wiederkommen und kann es nur jedem empfehlen, der eine authentische und fundierte Yoga Erfahrung machen möchte. Individuelle Betreuung, tolle Anwendungen, super nette Leute und fantastisches, frisch gekochtes Essen. Vielen Dank.


from United States, June 2019

"Muy Buena experiencia personal."

Todo estuvo muy bien.

Me hubiera gustado qué la piscina estuviera disponible y tambien mas disponibilidad para la sauna.

Por lo demas Todo bien


from Switzerland, December 2018

"Beautiful Yoga experience"

I loved the whole experience starting from the people I met, the delicious vegetarian food, the yoga and especially the relaxing meditation course to the perfect location in the green sourroundings far away from the dusty city center. I was lucky enough to be part at the yoga teacher celebration wearing a saki and taking part in the ceremony. I will never forget this experience and 4 days was perfect for me even though I never did yoga before.


from United States, November 2018

"Bienveillance et professionnalisme "

J’ai aimé mon séjour au delà de mes espérances . Je cherchais un lieu d’apaisement après une période difficile et la bienveillance mais aussi le professionnalisme du docteur m’ont permis de faire le plein de belles énergies et de rentrer avec un regard différent et serein.

Dyonne Mulders

from United States, June 2018

"Het was een fantastische ervaring "

Ik heb zo ontzettend veel geleerd de maand dat ik daar was. 200 uur teacher

Training yoga was heel erg leerzaam

Hélène Guignard

from France, December 2017

How can we describe one month in only a few words..! It was more than amazing, I am still feeling the energy and good vibes that everyone spreads there. That was definitely more than an incredible expérience, this is now the beginning and Dr Subodh and Raj are master to support you in that direction. The direction of a new way of living, a yogic way of life. Your life. And thank you To everyone, for your friendship, knowledges, trust and love. Namaste ! And see you soon.

Chloé Huriez

from France, December 2017

"Merveilleuse expérience pour le yoga teacher training "

Le lieu dégage une énergie de paix et de bonheur, l’equipe est fantastique, les cours passionnants faits par des gens passionnés avec une ouverture d’esprit et des connaissances impressionnantes, beaucoup de gentillesse , de compétence et d’humour . La cuisine et la nourriture sont fantastiques, les plats sont variés et cuisinés avec amour. Beaucoup de belles rencontres en plus de l’equipe des personnes de passage et des autres élèves , expérience enrichissante et inoubliable , je recommande à tous :D

Katharina Ollendorff

from Germany, October 2017

"Yoga, Retreat and Food good, but bad Hotel"

Food (amazing), Retreat (Massage, Steam bath), Yoga classes 2 times (but they DONT correct you in your asanas, only show how. And also it's not explained how the asanas work and what the mantras mean. Have to ask always afterwards if interested)

Tour around Nepal with privat driver and yoga teacher (but I expected a group, and at the end I was the only one and a bit lonely)

Leslie Van De Vijver

from India, July 2017

Heel leuk om de neus cleaning te ervaren, de wijsheid mee te krijgen, heerlijke welnessbehandelingen te krijgen en de achterliggende gedachtes van Yoga mee te krijgen.

Beate Mikosch

from Germany, May 2017

"Ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt"

eine sehr entspannte Atmosphäre,

die Yogastunden

Mariska Kornet

from Indonesia, April 2017

"Great experience"

Dr Subodh is a very knowledgeable teacher with a big dedication to yoga. The theorie in classes is very comprehensive and indepth. The other staff at the retreat works very well together as a team and all of them very helpfull and friendly. I also brought my partner and they accomodated a 200 hr ayurveda massage therapy course for him, which we definitely recommend.