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On this retreat, Ramesh will share his passion for yoga and the healing power of sound. Explore the roots of Nada yoga and Hatha yoga. Experience the healing qualities of sound through asana, pranayama, manta, and meditation. Tune into your inner vibrations and allow the expansive space within you to open up to higher states of being. Touch the subtle healing essence of sound from within.
Home to 200 monks, Neydo Monastery is one of the most enchanting places in the Kathmandu Valley and close to many significant religious sites of Tibetan Buddhism. The lamas from the monastery decided to build accommodation for visitors on the monastery premises so that guest can learn about Buddhism and their monastery, and the income would help fund the education of the monks.
You will be accommodation in a twin room. The resort has spacious rooms, all with attached bathrooms, and is built in Tibetan style. The yoga hall has the view of the main monastery hall and the rooftop is also a great place for morning class with a beautiful view. You will enjoy the warm welcome and the shared accommodation in the vibrant Neydo Monastery.
In a stunning Tibetan Monastery in the foothills of the Kathmandu valley, wake up and tune in with morning yoga sessions, fantastic food, philosophy discussions and evening yoga, and meditation. Your morning yoga classes will be a Hatha flow style. Combining movement and breath to sink into the subtle inner resonance of your body. As you tap into the inner rhythms of body and mind and explore the interconnected nature of your being.
Ramesh will teach you how to awaken the inner subtle sounds of your breathing body by practicing gentle pranayama as you move through the asana sequences. This style of yoga encourages you to feel into the multifaceted dimension of the body and mind. Ramesh will share his wisdom of sound and healing with singing bowls and other instruments that bring the rhythms of the body into a state of deep relaxation.
Singing bowls and gongs have a profound healing effect on us, and the capability of altering our consciousness to a lighter state of mind. They produce one of the most timeless sounds ever heard. The frequencies of the sound waves help us to balance our bodies inner energy, meridians, marmas, and chakras.
If you are musically inclined and would like to experience a beautiful combination of sound and yoga this retreat is perfect for you. Ramesh will bring a variety of singing bowls and traditional instruments for the group to experiment with. If strong karmic ties untie a spiritual jam is likely to unfold!
Ramesh grew up in a culture where yoga was not something to do but something to be. He started practicing yoga since the age of seven and has been teaching for the last eight years. Most of his teachings were done in Nepal, India, and while traveling various European countries. He strengthened his practice mostly in Hatha and Ashtanga. He is specialized in singing bowl therapy and mantras. Ramesh completed 200 hours course from World Yoga Alliance, completed his bachelors in Sanskrit mythology, and studied Buddhism and yoga in Nepal Sanskrit University.
Pharping has two main caves that are considered especially powerful because they are also associated with Guru Rinpoche, the teacher that established Buddhism in Tibet. The area is sacred to Hindus because of the Dakshinkali Temple associated with Shiva. The whole area embodies the interesting mix of Hinduism and Buddhism in Kathmandu.
Several Tibetan Buddhist masters have been key in the establishment of Buddhist Monasteries in Pharping. Chagdud Tulku (recently passed away, autobiography entitled Lord of the Dance) and Chatral Rinpoche (one of the eldest and most revered meditation masters ). After these two set up their centers, there has been a slew of new monasteries in the last 10 to 15 years.
The Neydo Tashi Choling Monastery is the home of H.H Ngom Neydo Karma Chagme. This monastery gives education to many monks from remote areas of Nepal.
During this retreat, you will be served all vegetarian meals and plenty of tea and water throughout the day. Kunsang, the Tibetan chef, cooks a great fusion of Tibetan, Indian, and Nepali vegetarian food. You will be energized with delicious meals prepared by this excellent chef.
Please book your flights to arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). From there, you need to go to Pranamaya Yoga Community's studio in Thamel, above Himalayan Java Coffee.