Institute of Natural Medicine provides Yoga Retreat, Yoga Teacher Training, Massage Training, Meditation, Yoga hikes & Yoga Trekking, Healing Chakra
Yoga Retreats (3)
Surya Bahadur Karki
He is the founder of Institute of Natural Medicine and Nepal Meditation Center. He has already spent his 40 years in yoga and naturopathy. Doctor Karki is the ancestor in this field. He is a single man who is still devoting his life for growth of yoga, massage, and naturopathy. Until now, he is struggling for the own council of yoga and naturopathy. He works alongside a skillful team of teachers and trainers in the areas of yoga, naturopathy, and complementary medicines such as yoga, nature cure, therapeutic massage, yoga and meditation, acupressure, acupuncture, Reiki, and reflexology.
from United Kingdom, June 2019
"Exceptional care and kindness "
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were met with such great humbling kindness by Nabin and his whole team. Everyone went out of their way on a daily basis to make sure our individual needs were taken care of and the schedule was adapted accordingly. The treatments we received were many and were all outstanding; from massages, to acupuncture, to singing bowls to Reiki, to guided Meditations, and then some. Despite our dietary requirements being quite challenging, they made sure to make us something delicious every day. The yoga teachers were very patient, also adapting the pace of the class to meet our individual needs. The hike up in the mountains was simply wonderful and was an experience I will treasure forever. I learned so much and am very grateful to every single person encountered throughout the week.
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"Fab beyond expectation "
I generally don’t write reviews and limit my opinion to give a star rating, however it is difficult not to share my beautiful experience at the institute of Natural Medicine.
The location is amazing, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Thamel, yet very peaceful and safe to be. They have a very big garden, a rarity in KTM, a breath of fresh air outside the chaotic busy streets of thamel. .
The options of natural therapies is long, very generous in time dedicated to you but it is not limited to the body. There are meditation classes and yoga philosophy to broaden your understanding of the local culture and yoga to help you unwind.
I am a female travelling alone and I can’t believe how lucky I have been to stay at the Institute. Nabin and his team would go out of their way to make you feel safe and at home and to guide you to the best places around without being ripped off as a tourist.
It’s hard not to love your stay there, it is a place for body mind and spirit.
from Oman, August 2018
I can highly recommend this retreat. It is in a quiet area of Thamel, with a beautiful garden. You will spend most time outside doing yoga, meditation, eating delicious local food and relaxing. The massages and healing sessions are on a very high level. Thamel is only a short walk away so you can spend your free time sightseeing, shopping and chilling in one of the many nice bars and coffee shops. Nepali people are super friendly. I felt safe and welcome from the minute I arrived. The food provided was plenty and good, especially their local dishes like dal bhat, porridges and curries. A big thank you to Nabin, Sangita, Susmi and Manhal. They go out and about to give you the best experience. I have learned many new things and left Nepal very happy and relaxed. Great value for money.
from Peru, May 2018
"Amazing experience, totally recommend!!!"
Loved the programme as it was different from what offered elsewhere: very diverse including, besides morning and evening yoga classes, also several powerful healing treatments, taicee classes, delightful massages and very tasty local food.
Instructors were very professional, incredibly prepared and above all very friendly and helpful.
Location was also perfect. The retreat was held at the Institute of Natutal Medicine, a quiet place only few minutes away from the Thamel area of Katmandu. A simple place that gave me a homely and authentic Nepali experience. Accommodation was offered in the hotel across the road which was very comfortable and very clean.
At the end of this retreat I felt fantastic!!!
from Spain, September 2019
Manel, Susmi, Nabin and the rest of the staff make me feel at home!
Thanks guys for this amazing experience and for becoming my new Nepali family! Totally recommend it!
from United States, May 2019
The teachers (the Swamiji, Manhal, Manish) were extremely insightful, eager to share their wealth of knowledge and inspirational if you keep an open mind. I had some of the most exhilarating and liberating conversations with them. Susmi the staff/cook/massage therapist was a ray of sunshine! She took very good care of me on all levels and made my trip extremely worthwhile. During my five days with INM, i learned about compassion, spirituality, and discovered myself in a new light.
from United States, February 2019
"Friendly family-run retreat"
We did a 7-day yoga and meditation retreat and enjoyed it very much. The staff were so friendly, by the time we left we felt like part of the family. The variety of services was great, we got to try new things, like singing bowl therapy and meditation techniques. Yoga and massages were part of the schedule each day, along with plenty of rest time after delicious meals. Susmi kept our tea cups full at all times and was a great hostess! All the instructors and therapists were very knowledgeable and skilled.
from United Kingdom, February 2019
"Kathmandu, 1st visit"
A warm friendly greeting from Nabin on arrival set the scene for my visit. Yoga was superb from Sangita who provided expert guidance to help my practice. Nabin was great with massages and other complementary therapies and additional practitioners provided other therapies too. The singing bowl massage, my first time, was amazing. Susmi also provided excellent massages and great food. I felt a bit spoiled. They made me feel like part of the family, a really great experience.
from United Arab Emirates, January 2019
"Meditation retreat in a friendly institute"
All treatments and sessions were given with by qualified and friendly professionals. I enjoyed my yoga sessions with Sangita, she listened to my needs and instructed me at the right level! I really felt like my hosts cared for my wellbeing. The food, entirely vegetarian, was absolutely excellent, Susmi is an amazing cook! The location of the institute is in a calm area of Thamel, but close enough to walk around downtown for some shopping or to have a drink. Nepalese a very friendly people!
from Switzerland, October 2018
Very kind, helpful and so good food :D we saw a lot of different meditation, yoga and massage. So good - thank you again. :)
from Saudi Arabia, September 2018
The staff was nice.
from France, August 2018
"This center is in need of lots of improvement"
The staff are all very nice people.
from Sri Lanka, July 2018
"Excellent yoga teacher training in Nepal "
I completed 200hr yoga teacher training at Mandala studio in Nepal. The training was such an amazing experience. The program they run is excellent and Kriti our yoga teacher is fantastic. We had 3 different parts to the program each day which was the perfect combination of Pranayama, Yoga (hatha, yin and vinyasa), yoga philosophy and meditation...it was very professional and the teachers were so nice and helpful. We even got to go and stay at an ashram for 5 days which was amazing to experience. We stayed at the Sunny hotel which was a lovely hotel, the rooms were so big and extremely clean and the food they cooked for us was amazing and the perfect Yogi diet. The family there were just so nice they did everything for us and treated us like family. The Mandala yoga studio is also a lovely studio not far from the hotel with a great range of massage treatments that we had access to also.
I would definitely recommend doing any sort of yoga training with them. Nabin and Biren were the people who organised my training and accomodation and extra activities and they couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. I will be back for sure
from Ireland, July 2018
"Highly recommended 200h ytt"
I chose this course to begin my training as a yoga teacher, I’m so happy I picked this one!
Kriti is an amazing teacher.
In only 3 weeks they managed to packed in so much learning but we always had our own time off to do some studying, take a rest or explore Kathmandu.
The food was great, the accommodation was really comfortable.
Was sad to say goodbye.
Highly recommended for anyone looking to take the first step in their yoga career.
Thank you Kriti, biren, nabin and everyone at mandala and the Institue.
from Nepal, June 2018
"It was a great and relaxing stay"
I really enjoy my stay at the yoga retreat. It was a good decision after hiking to everest base camp. I took 5 days of trekkers retreat, it was well-planned: a mix of spa procedures, yoga classes (I really enjoyed Sanita's yoga classes -- as she is giving good bases and correct your poses) and meditation.
The retreat is taking place in a quiet and green area of Kathmandu -- basically, you don't even notice that you are in a noisy city.
The food was great as well!
It was a great recovery!
from Thailand, May 2018
"5 Days in Heaven"
The retreat was held at the Institute of Natural Medicine, a family run centre offering a range of healing therapies, massage, yoga and training.
The five day programme that I did was packed full of activities & therapies with daily massages, singing bowl therapy, crystal healing, reflexology, reiki and shirodhara as well as lots of yoga and meditation.
The therapists are all highly trained and professional and to get all of this for the price paid is incredible value.
The three yoga teachers I had classes with were all brilliant. I have not practised any yoga for a while so I'm not flexible right now but the teachers were so helpful with adjusting posture etc and so encouraging that by the end of the week I saw my abilities improve dramatically. I wish I could continue doing classes with them as I've never found teachers that good at home!
Although the Institute is not a five-star hotel and is in the city rather than in leafy countryside I felt very comfortable doing the retreat there. The garden is a lovely place for yoga & the area is very peaceful, while being conveniently close to Thamel. I stayed at the Sunny hotel next door which was very comfortable. The staff at the Institute looked after us like we were family, always bringing us drinks & tailoring the meals to our tastes. The food was outstanding, lots of Nepalise dishes to try and all cooked to perfection. We felt spoiled rotten. One of the best experiences of my 6 months' travel.
from France, March 2020
"Bon endroit pour se poser quelques jours"
Personnes très sympa, hotel très bien. Tout le monde est à l'écoute et fait de son mieux pour donner satisfaction. Je suis satisfaite des soins, les messages étaient également bien. Le seul bémol serait le froid normal en février mais ils mettent des chauffages partout.
from Switzerland, November 2019
Lehrer gaben sich sehr Mühe eine gute Leistung zu erbringen.
Massagen waren sehr gut.
Joga war sehr gut.
from Canada, July 2018
"Peace, love and healing "
The schedule was filled with great activities such as meditation, yoga, massages, etc. The hosts were very flexible with the schedule so that it would best suit your needs and wishes.
Nabin and his wife Sangita as well as assistant Susmi welcomed you with open arms and made you feel at home.
I also appreciated how they offered to take you sightseeing during leisure time.
I will sure miss my new Nepalese family now that I’m leaving Kathmandu :(
from France, May 2018
"amazing place to learn Yoga !"
This trip was amazing ! We stayed in the Sunny hotel which was very clean, the people were just so sweet with us. We did the yoga at the Mandala studio and learnt a lot, the teachers Dipendra, Kriti and Ganesh are very professional, fun, nice !
I enjoyed the massages, crystal healing and during our day off, they took us outside to visit temples in Kathmandou. Everything went perfectly well !