Experience the best of yoga and Ayurvedic treatments on this retreat in the peaceful backdrop of beautiful Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be surrounded by views of mountains that stretch out as far as the eyes can see. This unique opportunity will take you on a journey of soul discovery and improve your constitution for your everyday life! Grab this opportunity now and find yourself transcended into a better understanding of your mind and body connection!
Vedic Arogya Ashram is located in a beautiful and peaceful place next to Godaveri National Botanical Gardens. It is situated 30 minutes away by bus in a quiet village outside Kathmandu. The forested surroundings and views of the colorful hills offer an ideal atmosphere for the practice of yoga and meditation.
Nature walk to the temples, monasteries, and gardens are the part of daily ashram program. Basic accommodation is available for those who wish to experience life at the ashram or undergo treatment. The accommodation includes separate male and female shared dorm rooms, private rooms for couple, single rooms, shared showers and toilet blocks, and solar hot water bathing.
Yoga and Ayurveda have the same origin and the same goal which is to improve the health of the body, the mind, and the soul. The seven-day program aims to be a complete healing with both the methods of yoga and meditation as well as the methods of Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest holistic whole body healing systems. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in South East Asia. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health and prevent diseases. During this retreat, you will benefit from an adapted care and advises for a healthy life.
In addition to the daily ashram schedule, you will enjoy seven Ayurveda workshops.
Ayurvedic doctors regard physical existence, mental existence, and personality as a unit, with each element being able to influence the others. This is a holistic approach used during diagnosis and therapy, and is a fundamental aspect of Ayurveda. Your yoga and Ayurveda retreat will be adapted to your own specificity.
During this first consultation with the Ayurveda specialist, you will discover the basics of Ayurveda. You will discover the basic fundamentals of Ayurveda, the details about the content, and the goals of your program.
Then, the doctor will not only examine your body, but will take an extensive personal and medical history, including questions about daily diet, profession and working conditions, exercise routines, relationships, and mental health. This process helps the practitioner to identify key symptoms and potential causes of imbalance and determine suitable treatment options.
According to the Ayurveda science, the body is made of the five elements (air, space, fire, water, and earth). Those five elements are combined in the body to form three groups of life force or energies called the doshas. You will discover, with the knowledge of the Ayurvedic doctor, what is your dosha.
The Ayurvedic doctor or practitioner will create a treatment plan specifically designed for you according to your dosha, your physical and emotional makeup, and the balance between all three of these elements. In Ayurveda, all the treatments are specifically adapted to the person, which makes it precise.
Ayurvedic treatment seeks to re-establish balance and harmony in the body's systems. Usually, the first method of treatment involves some sort of detoxification and cleansing of the body, in the belief that accumulated toxins must be removed before any other methods of treatment will be effective.
The Ayurvedic doctor has a wide array of treatments and therapies at his disposal. Based on the information gathered during the first and second days, the doctor will prescribe one Ayurveda treatment.
Ayurvedic massage is a key part of Ayurvedic therapy. Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed, which is why oils are commonly used in Ayurvedic massage.
Combining skilled knowledge of the body with knowledge of oils, and bodywork techniques has resulted in a profound art for balancing the body and mind through the medium of oil massage. It is one of Ancient India’s best-kept secrets.
This treatment is performed by trained therapists who work under the supervision of the ashram's Ayurvedic doctor. Oils are selected and prepared according to the doctor's specific diagnosis. Over 5,000 years of empirical research has refined Ayurvedic massage into a sublime art.
Ayurvedic diet and nutrition practices are vital to healthy living, and are important components of treatment, recovery, and disease management. Dietary practices are advised to each individual's constitution, with six primary "tastes" forming the basis for practitioners' recommendations:
During this cooking class with the Ayurvedic doctor, you will learn how to adjust your diet according to your specific needs.
It's widely known that yoga can enhance your physical and emotional well-being, but when yoga is practiced with a therapeutic intention in the form of yoga therapy, it can help prevent and aid recovery from physical and mental ailments.
Yoga therapy is derived from the yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health care. It aims to adapt and apply yoga techniques and practices help individuals to face health challenges at any level, manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude. According to the recommendations of the Ayurvedic doctor, some specific and adapted asanas will be provided in a one-on-one session.
On the last day, you will have the occasion to share all of your Ayurveda experience with the doctor. During this final consultation, you will benefit from the recommendations of the specialist, to apply on a daily basis. It will be the occasion to share all the remaining questions you might have at the end of this program.
During this retreat, you will have daily guided walks and hiking around the hills, gardens, and the temples of Godawari.
The retreat will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal at the Vedic Arogya Ashram.
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The price of the package includes daily vegetarian meals. Simple vegetarian Nepalese homemade food is served three times a day. Snacks and fruits are also available during tea break. Vedic Arogya Ashram can adjust the diet if your health condition requires a special diet. Please let them know in advance.
A range of unique experiences and adventures are available to book in conjunction with the scheduled activities for an extra cost. These include:
The retreat price includes seven Ayurvedic workshops as mentioned in the itinerary. You can book additional treatments on site, with a reservation, for an extra cost.
Please book a flight arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Take a bus from Legenkhel to Godawari and ask to stop at Taukhel. From there, it takes 15 minutes by walk to reach the ashram.
You may take a taxi from the airport to the ashram. This journey would take approximately 45 minutes and would cost you around 1500 NRP.
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