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Explore the local mountain paths and fill your being with the incredible energy of the majestic Himalayas. Dive into the physical aspect of yoga through asana practice during daily asana classes. Visit local villages and see the traditional Nepalese lifestyle. Explore the way your breath alters your state of mind through daily pranayama practice. Discover the real meaning of peace!
You will stay in a family-run yoga and meditation retreat center, located on top of a small hill, 5 minutes away from the lake and away from other guest houses. It is very quiet and feels quite secluded - a perfect place to do the exploration within (as well as without), surrounded by green hills, overlooking the lake and admiring the imposing Himalayas.
The center has a covered yoga hall with the impressive views of the lake and the mountains. The rooms are simple, but comfortable and clean. You can choose whether you wish to have a single, double, or triple room. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
You will practice two times a day in a stunning yoga hall with the view of the Himalayas and the lake. Marija will teach traditional Hatha yoga, with a lot of emphasis on the proper alignment of the body, breath, and focus. Apart from asana (posture), you will practice pranayama (yogic breathing), as well as meditation in each class.
The classes are organized as workshops, during which you will explore different physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the practice. The retreat is suitable for all levels. Beginners will have the chance to get the taste of yoga and build a strong foundation for their yogic journey. More experienced yogis will deepen their understanding and get some inspiration to further develop their practice.
Mornings will be reserved for your practice, which will usually take around two hours. You will have an early start, and after the class, you will have a freshy prepared brunch. Afternoons are filled with various activities. You will go on hikes into the mountains, or to visit local villages, and see the traditional Nepalese lifestyle.
On some days, you will stay around the lake, swim, go on a boat ride, and just soak up the incredible energy of this place. Evenings will see you back in the center, having another shorter class (one to one and a half hours) before delicious home cooked buffet-style dinner around 7:00 p.m. After dinner, there will be free time for everybody.
All activities and classes are optional, and everybody is welcome to skip any of them, any time they feel like it.
The retreat will take place on the shores of Begnas Lake, some 13 kilometers away from Pokhara. While this area matches in beauty with Pokhara - with the calm waters of Begnas Lake and the views of Annapurna Range - it also offers the one thing that is missing in Pokhara: peace and quiet. There are just a few tourist facilities around, making it a perfect spot for a yoga and meditation retreat, as well as for enjoying a refreshing swim in the wonderfully clear Begnas Lake.
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Brunch and dinner are served daily at the retreat center and are included in the price of the retreat. My Yogic Adventure are served buffet style and are always freshly prepared. On days when there are no other planned activities in the afternoon, lunch will be also served at the center, otherwise having lunch outside of the center is not included in the price. One lunch with a local family in a nearby village is also covered by the cost of the retreat. All the food served in the retreat center is vegetarian.
Please book you flight to arrive at Pokhara Airport (PKR) or Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.