Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Center

Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Center promotes meditation retreats, meditation teacher training, and yoga retreats including yoga therapy.

Instructors 2

Krishna Raja

Krishna Raja, master teacher in meditation and yoga has been teaching meditation for the last 20 years. He started practicing meditation and traditional Indian mindfulness yoga at the age of 8 under the guidance of his uncle. He is from a family which lives a traditional Indian life including meditation and yoga way of life. Later in his life he studied and researched the ancient scriptures of meditation, yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism and other related subjects in India, Nepal and Thailand. He started teaching meditation for people from different backgrounds.

SVYASA Yoga University (Yoga)


Ms. Bhawani has traveled widely in Europe and Asia teaching yoga, Indian cooking, and Ayurveda massage therapy. An expert in cooking Indian traditional food and yogic or Satvik food, she is also specialized and expert in menopause, pregnancy, and children yoga. She is a certified yoga teacher from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (Yoga)

Reviews 11

Taylor Smith

from United States, August 2018

"Part of the family"

Krishna’s passion and knowledge for yoga and yoga philosophy. I also liked the breathing techniques and amount of meditation. And Bhiwani is the most AMAZING cook.. all healthy, homemade, and fresh Ayurvedic Indian style food.

Aiza Grace Joy Manalad

from Philippines, January 2018

"A refuge away from home"

Going to this Retreat Center is like finding a home away from home. Krishna and Bhavani were very good in customizing my retreat the way I wanted it to be and more. Learning about Yoga beyond the Asanas have helped me look into life a different way. Krishna’s and Bhavani’s warm and nurturing personalities were also an advantage for retreaters to really feel at home and be comfortable all throughout the retreat. I was definitely recharged and rejuvenated after my retreat here. 😏

Christina Matzi

from Austria, January 2018

"Learned so much, everything more than expected"

The experience and getting new insights into the real Yoga

Warm welcome of Krishna and Bhawani, felt like we were a family.

We love them and will keep being in touch with them.

Thank you so much.

Mark Chisholm

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Excellent for the mindful and practical aspects of yoga"

I found Krishna and Bhawani to be excellent hosts who were friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful. Krishna is an excellent teacher who gave an in-depth insight into the yoga lifestyle and how the mind and body can work together with positive benefits. I wasn't expecting to gain so much knowledge from this retreat. I have walked away with some great knowledge on how I can change my lifestyle in positive ways. The food was also excellent - healthy, wholesome and interesting.

I will be recommending this retreat to people in the future who would like to have an in-depth, mindful yoga experience. Thanks again Krishna and Bhawani, might see you in the near future!

Andre Gingras

from Thailand, July 2018

"Traditional yoga philosophy"

Very deep knowledge of yoga and spiritual approach as a lifestyle.

Jeannette Imhoff

from Cambodia, June 2018

"Best yoga retreat in Siem Reap"

I loved the 4 days I could spent at the Himalayan Yoga Retreat. I’ve learned so much things about yoga, where it comes from, what it does for body, mind and soul and also a lot of life lessons to be applied for a happy, healthy life😊 I‘m very happy I booked this retreat. I got welcomed like a family member and felt absolutely at home. The food was amazing and if I ever come back to Siem Reap I would love to stay for another time at this Yoga Retreat.

Thank you very much! I had a bliss staying with you and learning about yoga and life.

Zuzana Kratka

from Cambodia, January 2018

"very good retreat"

Within 4 days I received basic understanding of the concept of yoga, breathing exercises, eyes stretch exercise, asanas, stress management, meditation practice. My very first day was a little slow in the approach of what I was expecting from this retreat. However after speaking to Bhawani she made sure that the next day she and Krishna stepped up their game and really delivered. Krishna is knowledgeable and has so much wisdom to share. It is very interesting to listen to him and learn what he has to say. We had lots of learning sessions, meditation,yoga practise ( asanas - however do not expect it to be western sort of yoga session ), yogic walk, aquatic yoga, trip to lotus farm and mountain, massage. The learning session were always informative. Krishna likes to provide you with the tools you can then use in every day life, therefore you are provided with the knowledge and then you take it from there. The more you practise the better you get =-). Lunches were always delicious. (vegan food ). Breakfast was very simple ( eggs, toast, jam, fruits) and detox juice ( which is ginger and lemon tea, there is no smoothie or juice included in the meal package ). The accommodation is nice, I was in twin room with en-suite bathroom. your yoga session are in the main hall aka living room. There is no beautiful outside area, no grass, no swimming pool ( we went to a nearby hotel with pool for the aquatic yoga ). It is basically a house with 3 rooms, large sitting area with a table.

Jonathan Brisy

from Vietnam, January 2018

"Excellent Experience "

We learned a lot of knowledge about the traditional yoga and did a lot of different exercices of yoga, meditation, breathing, detox, etc. The retreat was very diversified and in 4 days we learned so much about the whole yoga concept and practised with a lot of different exercices. Krishna and Bhawani are doing an excellent job, they are very profesional with so much knowledge and experience that they shared with us without limit. They offered us a very perzonalized service working within in a small group and made us feel confident during the classes. They worked hard to pass on all the benefits of yoga with a lot of repeated messages to impregnate our mind with a lifestyle change and better balance. This retreat isn't commercial, it's about learning the ORIGINAL yoga (which includes a lot of meditation) theory and techniques. Highly recommending !!!

Daniel Biddle

from Australia, January 2018

"Unique yoga retreat"

Krishna & Bhawani provided a great experience which involved learning the foundations of yoga as it was taught hundreds of years ago. Very eye-opening to consider differences between this kind of yoga and what we typically see at home. Loved it and learned skills to help us live more healthily. Some of the scientific explanations behind the effectiveness of yoga were also presented, which was interesting.

Sylvie Heywood

from Australia, December 2017

"Informative and grounding retreat "

The information given was fantastic and very educational and the program offered was a perfect start to our holiday. Bhawani and Krishna were amazing hosts and made the whole experience fantastic.

Shanda Rogoschewsky

from Cambodia, December 2017

"Recommended if you are willing to learn"

This was far more of a meditation retreat than a yoga retreat. Which was informative and mind opening for me. Whatever notions you have of what yoga is, be prepared to have that altered because Krishna will teach you about what the ancient yoga is all about. They teach you theory about what the ancient scriptures say about the human body.

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