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7 Days Yoga, Meditation, and Hiking Retreat in Pokhara, Nepal

Yoga, Meditation, and Hiking Holiday in Pokhara, Nepal

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!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and pranayama
  • Tihar festival and visit to local village
  • Swimming and boating on the beautiful Begnas Lake
  • Incredible views from the yoga hall
  • Daily meals with coffee or tea
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Hikes and silent walks

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

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.

My Yogic Adventure Yoga and Meditation Retreat Pokhara Program

Yoga and meditation

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.

Day by day

​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.

Included excursions

  • Swimming in Begnas Lake, or renting a boat to go to the other shore to visit a small temple and enjoy a nice secluded swimming spot. A special treat is the reflection of the Himalayas in the still water of the lake.
  • Two big hikes, both ending with a phenomenal panoramic view of the Himalayas. On the way down, you will regain your strength with some delicious home cooked traditional Nepalese food, served by a welcoming local family in a shady garden of their charming house. You will see that there is no match for Nepalese hospitality!
  • A trip to tourist town, Pokhara, to experience a different side of Nepal, do some shopping, and enjoy the social life in one of the many restaurants or cafes by the lake.
  • Exploring the nooks and crannies of Begnas village, sampling street food, and checking out a cafe which serves only famous organic Nepalese coffee grown at the nearby coffee plantation.

Instructors

Marija Drezgic
Marija teaches Hatha yoga, infused with some elements of Vinyasa Flow and free movement exploration, with an emphasis on proper alignment, breathing, and focus. Her aim is to help students get a better understanding of their bodies and movements so that they can work together on developing their safe and sustainable personal practice. Meditation is an essential part of her classes. For her, to touch the essence of asana practice is to move mindfully, to develop body awareness and learn how to listen to our bodies with kindness and understanding.

Location

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.

Nearby places

  • Begnas Lake - 5 minutes’ walk
  • Pokhara, 13 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

  • Hike in the mountains
  • Rowing on the lake
  • Swim in the lake
  • Visit local villages

What's included

  • Daily meals at the center with coffee or tea
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • All the hikes
  • 1 lunch with a local village family
  • Silent walks
  • Stunning views from the yoga hall

What's not included

  • Any additional meals or drinks in or outside the center
  • Singing bowl therapy
  • ​Ayurvedic consultation
  • Personal expenses
  • Any transfers
  • Additional activities like renting boats or bikes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Friday November 9, 2018
Departure: Thursday November 15, 2018

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