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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.
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:
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 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 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.
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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.
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.