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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:
Since Yogini Gopika was a young girl she was in love with the deep beauty and peace found in nature. For her life was always full of magic and mystery. Upon getting her first real job after college, she can remember thinking with a feeling of longing for something greater that here must be more to life than this. Upon discovering yoga, everything transformed and she made a swift exit from mainstream society in search of life’s true meaning. After teaching yoga in New York City for about a year she journeyed to India.
Prakash is the founder of Shanti Yoga Ashram, has been dedicated to yoga since childhood. He studied at the Bihar School of Yoga where he received initiation from Swami Niranjanananda. For the past 10 years, he has continued to deepen his knowledge in Nepal with Swami Shivalingam, Tantra Yoga Master. For the past 18 years, he has been fully immersed in teaching yoga both at home and abroad. He has circled the globe introducing the deeper aspect of yoga practice.
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. In Nepal, she practiced 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.
Meera has always been sensitive to subtle matter and keen on the spiritual side of human nature. Willing to expand her awareness, she has been exploring Asia, studying Eastern philosophy, religion, traditions of different nations and improving her yoga and meditation techniques. She shares that obtained experience with her students during each yoga class, making it enjoyable and beneficial for both the body and soul. Meera emphasizes the importance of the Bhakti path and offers a personal approach to every person, giving advice for increasing divine qualities.
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.
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.
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