3 Days Meditation and Yoga Nidra Retreat in Nepal

  • Shanti Yoga Ashram, Machchegaun 5, outside Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal


Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Nepal

  • 2 days with instruction
  • Experience life in the East that flows with the rhythms of nature. Enter into a deep state of relaxation of body and mind and restore entrenched energy. Yoga Nidra is a gateway to the subconscious mind where you gain the power to reprogram your thought patterns. This ancient tantric practice called Nyasa, where mantras are placed within specific parts of the body, is a powerful tool that relieves rooted tensions for a blissful feeling. Getaway to relax and rejuvenate in Nepal.


    • 90 minutes morning Tantra yoga daily
    • 60 minutes afternoon and meditation daily
    • 6-step yoga Nidra practice for mind and body reprogramming and healing
    • 3 organic home-cooked meals daily with welcome dinner
    • 60 minutes session for lecture
    • 2 nights accommodation


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    At Shanti Yoga Ashram, there are private and shared rooms available with unattached bath. You will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas with refreshing green scenery and fresh air. Relax in an ashram environment with a homestay setting, surrounded by the splendor of nature.

    Guests are welcome into the family kitchen and living space. The kitchen is a cozy, family-sized room with a welcoming atmosphere reflective of the generosity of the family who runs the Ashram. This affords a cozy environment conducive to spiritual practice where those who stay at the Ashram can get a taste of authentic yogic lifestyle along with traditional Nepalese culture. There is warm running water for bathing, powered by solar and unlimited fresh drinking water.

    This yoga retreat will also practice in details the six steps of yoga Nidra:

    • Kaya Sthairayam or steadiness of the body
    • Rotation of consciousness
    • Visualization
    • Sankalpa or reprogramming the subconscious mind
    • Chakra awareness
    • Healing through sound or bija mantra meditation

    Sample daily schedule

    • 06:30 Yoga class
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 09:30 Karma yoga
    • 11:00 Lecture or workshop depending on current program
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 Tea
    • 16:00 Yoga or practice session
    • 17:30 Dinner
    • 18:30 Kirtan and satsang
    • 20:00 Practice of silence
    • Gopika

      Gopika has more than 15 years of yoga experience. She brings to her class a dynamic flow that is both energizing and rejuvenating. Her classes are a blend of the practices that have influenced her life, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Tantra. She is also a certified Ayurvedic practitioner and gives lectures and consultations at the ashram.

    • Prakash

      Prakash is the founder and chairman of Shanti Yoga Ashram. He has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years both at home and abroad. He has a great capacity to transmit the spiritual essence of Tantra yoga to his students with full joy and love. His personal attention and care for every student make everyone feel at home.

    • Rama

      Rama is the co-founder of Shanti Yoga Ashram and has been teaching yoga for 14 years. She studied at Bihar School of ​Yoga in India and in Nepal under the guidance of Swami Shivalingam and Guru Yogi Prakash. Her teaching style is meditative and precise, encouraging students to fully blossom in their practice. She is also a certified naturopathic doctor and has taught in hospitals and schools in the Kathmandu region. The ashram would not be where it is today without her dedicated energy over the years.

    This retreat will take place in Shanti Yoga Ashram, Kathmandu, Nepal. Located in the village of Machchhegaun, the ashram is a cluster of bungalows that provides a peaceful setting. It is a small, informal environment, reminiscent of the ancient yogic guru-disciple tradition.

    • Hiking nearby
    • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
    • Swimming
    • Swimming pool
    • Balcony
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Garden
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Terrace
    • Yoga studio
    • Child care
    • Library
    • Wireless internet

    During your stay, three organic home-cooked meals will be served daily. Shanti Yoga Ashram provides its guests with traditional Nepalese food. This includes Nepal’s famous dal bhat made of rice and legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade yogurt, pickle dish, and traditional roti or home-made flat bread. The diet is strictly vegetarian.

    Much of the produce used for meals comes from the organic garden grown in the backyard. Some of the produce include cauliflower, cabbage, a variety of greens, persimmons, oranges, plums, kiwis, spices and herbs, chilies, radish, and more.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Fruitarian
    • Organic
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Enjoy nature walks in the neighboring forest
    • Experience Nepali culture
    • Explore nearby sites
    • Practice the art of Karma yoga
    • Read in the Yoga Library
    • Relax and enjoy the stunning view of the Himalayas
    • Visit Machchhgaun village
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • 3 organic home-cooked meals daily
    • 24-hour Wi-Fi service
    • Daily afternoon yoga and meditation
    • Daily yoga morning class
    • Daily yoga lecture
    • Kirtan practice, also known as chanting or satsang
    • Solar-powered hot water
    • Activities not mentioned in the program
    • Airfares
    • Airport transfers
    • Personal items

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to this airport is available by public transportation via taxi or bus from Kathmandu. You may contact Shanti Yoga Ashram for exact directions once you boarded a taxi.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


    • Review by Robyn Davis from Western Australia, Australia

      "Home-style guest rooms with simple, clean facilities in a very calm and relaxing environment supporting your journey. Yoga classes are optional. Set in a small village in the Kathmandu mountains with fabulous views and spiritual energy everywhere! The yoga classes are led by world-class teachers with many years of traditional yoga experience and vast knowledge of the science of yoga, the human body, and nutrition."

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    • Review by Amrit

      "Traditional yoga teacher training with a focus not only in the spirituality but also in the science behind yoga. This training will not only deepen your own personal journey but also expand your inner self and mind to a new level. All teachers have combined years of experience and have taught globally in USA, Bali, India, and Nepal. This teacher training will enhance your knowledge of energies and the expression of Tantra yoga. The location is near the jungle in Kathmandu Valley with natural, organic food with world class knowledge that can lead your awakening and expansion of your mind, body, and spirit for a deeper knowledge of self and your practice. Unlike others, this guru has self-enlightened practice with a gentle, non-judgmental environment."

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    • Review by Laura Tees from Scotland, United Kingdom

      "After only a few days, I can already feel the positive rewards of the teachings and practice. There is a wonderful atmosphere of peace here. I would highly recommend Yogi Prakash as a teacher; his family has been a delight to be around."

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    • Review by Jokob from Denmark

      "After a week here in the ashram, I really feel healthier, both physically and mentally. Now, I have the tools that I need and a new perspective on spirituality, for which I am grateful."

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    • Review by Becca Dewitt from USA

      "Our teacher Prakash knew a lot about the yogic lifestyle, the philosophy of yoga, and how it scientifically works. After a year of heavy and stressful education, I came here and really found the rest I was searching for. I found the answers to my life's questions."

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    • Review by Linda Krielacet from Netherlands

      "My state of mind has changed in a positive way. I feel more relaxed, happy, and satisfied. On the spiritual side, I can now go into deep meditation and really feel the prana or energy movement. I feel that my chakra is opening and I am receiving more power from that. It has been a transformative experience."

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    • Review by Charlie and Kelly Gorsky from USA

      "Shanti Yoga Ashram provided us with a much-needed escape from the noisy city of Kathmandu. We were delighted with the peaceful, quiet beauty of ashram. We enjoyed the expert teachings on yoga, chanting, and cleansing. What a perfect way to spend a week! Our hosts were knowledgeable, warm, caring, and friendly. We cannot wait to come back."

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    • Review by Jamie Christian Desplaces from Autralia

      "The ashram acts as an intimate homestay, a chance to not only immerse one's self in authentic yogic practice and meditation, but to truly experience local life and Eastern culture in a way that will, without a doubt, change yours."

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    • Review by Karen Geissinger from Vancouver, USA

      "Thank you, Yogi Prakash, for building on my previous yoga and meditation classes and teaching me new techniques that I would not have learned in the United States. The postures and techniques are a habit now and I understand their lifelong benefits."

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    • Review by Sasha from South Africa

      "I feel like I have experienced a small piece of paradise. Indeed I think this is an excellent example of how a community should live and work together. I feel mentally and physically revived, refreshed, and inspired."

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    • Review by Heather Renton from USA

      "When I came here I had been already practicing yoga for around four years. Now, I realize that I was only practicing postures in no real systematic way. Since being here, I have learned a great deal about the philosophy behind yoga and now feel that I have a solid basis from where I can really begin my yogic and spiritual path."

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    • Review by Gisela from Germany

      "I had a wonderful and inspiring stay here. The yoga lessons are great. The talks were always relevant to my actual life. I can highly recommend this ashram and hope it will continue to grow with so much heart."

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    • Review by John Raad from Australia

      "My stay, although short, was filled with love and the vital knowledge I need to carry me through the next part of my journey. Thank you for opening up your heart, mind, family, and home to me."

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    • Review by Becca from USA

      "Staying at this ashram and getting a chance to get to know Yogi Prakash and his wonderful family while learning the benefits of sadhna and the lessons of karma yoga has been immensely transformative for me. I have found that yoga is not just about the postures and the breathing techniques alone; while these things are very important, it is also about karma yoga, which means action from the heart. When I might have otherwise been averse to certain work tasks, being in the setting of Shanti Yoga Ashram and seeing just how devoted this family is to the spiritual advancement and well-being of society has taught me to work hard without an end in sight and to attempt the difficult task of doing it selflessly. A lot of the time we obsess over ascribing value to everything, but my experience here has been immeasurable. I learned when I least expected to learn, sometimes in subtle ways that I could not immediately detect. This place has taught me to take responsibility for myself and for others, to give of myself, and to surrender. I have learned not to judge and to be patient and open. "

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    • Review by a traveler from Los Angeles, USA

      "In August 2008, my friend and I went to the Shanti Yoga Ashram. This was a big experience for us. I was already interested in yoga but did not know that it would have so many benefits. Our teacher, Prakash, knew a lot about the yogic lifestyle, the philosophy of yoga, and the scientific evidence. After a year of heavy and stressful education, I came here and really found the rest I was searching for. I also found the answers to my life philosophy questions. My state of mind has changed in a positive way. I feel more relaxed and happy and have a more satisfied state of mind. My biggest benefit is that my eczema is curing because of the yoga pranayama and meditation. For me, it is a miracle I could only dream of because I have had eczema for almost twenty years. I am very happy with the results. What I also enjoyed is that we got massage lessons from an experienced teacher. Learning how to give a massage was a lot of fun. My friend is now learning to play tabla and he is enjoying it a lot. On the spiritual way, I also learned a lot, I can now go in deep meditation and really feel the prana, or energy, movement. I feel that my chakras are getting open and I get more power from that. It is a great experience. Also, my concentration is getting better. So now I am really consigned that the Shanti Yoga Ashram can give a lot of benefits. I am really thankful to Yogi Prakash for giving me the possibilities to learn from him, for the experience I got, and for all his help. I am also thankful to his ashram members for the vegetarian food from their own garden. I hope I can come back to Nepal next year to learn more."

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    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas with a picturesque view, Shanti Yoga Ashram is the perfect sanctuary to go deep into the essence of yoga. It offers diverse and flexible yoga programs.

    Speaks English

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    Friday May 12, 2017
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