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5 Days Yogic Lifestyle Nepal Yoga Retreat

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Nepal

Submerge yourself in the yogic lifestyle, while absorbing the powerful Himalayan energy, the place where yogis have been practicing since the beginning of time. Learn the depths of classical Tantra yoga in a traditional ashram setting. This program beautifully blends Karma and Bhakti yoga along with yoga practice and philosophical teachings on Tantra yoga. Join this retreat to get a taste of all the benefits yoga has to offer!

Highlights

  • Daily Karma yoga sessions
  • Morning and afternoon yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions in the afternoon
  • Daily evening Kirtan chanting sessions
  • Organic home cooked meals
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Shanti Yoga Ashram is a vibrant blend of ashram, children’s school, and home. The vision for the ashram is to provide a nurturing environment for spiritual seekers to learn, develop, grow, and contribute to their own spiritual growth and the growth of others. It flows with the rhythms of life and is an ideal place to learn the art of acceptance and surrender, which lead to a permanent state of equanimity, the ultimate goal of practicing yoga.

The ashram's homestay setting is surrounded by the splendor of nature. Yogi Prakash and his family welcome guests into their kitchen and their living space. 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 are a few private rooms and shared dorm room facilities, available based on current occupancy. There is warm running water for bathing, powered by solar energy, and unlimited fresh drinking water. Electrical outages are part of life in Nepal; however, it is easy to adapt since there is solar energy for heating water and gas or fire for cooking. Wi-Fi and battery-powered lights are offered all day.

Shanti Yoga Ashram Nepal Yoga Retreat Program

The yogic lifestyle program is for spiritual seekers; it combines Karma and Bhakti yoga along with yoga practice and philosophical teachings on Tantra yoga. The practice during the retreat will be based on your experience and needs.

When someone is able to act without expecting any fruits from their work, it is called Karma yoga; it is one of the best paths for purifying the heart and mind. This program will give you the chance to experience the effects of a lifestyle based on the science of yoga, which deepens the overall effects of yoga practice.

Sample schedule

  • 06:30 Yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Tea
  • 16:00 Yoga and meditation session
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 Kirtan and satsang
  • 20:00 Practice of silence

Instructors

Gopika
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
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
(Naturopath)
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
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.

Location

This retreat will take place in Machchhegaun, Kathmandu, Nepal. Shanti Yoga Ashram is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas with a picturesque view, less than one hour from Kathmandu; it is the perfect sanctuary to go deeply into the essence of yoga.

The ashram is located in a small town outside of Kathmandu, so you will be able to learn yoga within the context of Nepalese life and Eastern culture, the womb from which yoga was born. If you want to learn classical yoga with spiritual depth and experience traditional Nepalese culture, this homestay yoga ashram provides a unique and authentic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the land of Tantra, where yoga was born.

Nearby places

  • Kathmandu - 1 hour

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, three organic home cooked meals are provided per day. Many of the vegetables and fruits are from the ashram's own garden. Shanti Yoga Ashram provides its guests with traditional Nepalese food. This includes Nepal’s famous dal bhat, or rice and legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade yogurt, pickle dish, and traditional roti, a handmade flat bread. The diet is strictly vegetarian.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Browse the yoga library
  • Enjoy nature walks in the neighboring forest
  • Experience Nepalese culture
  • Explore nearby sites
  • Relax and take in the stunning view of the Himalayas
  • Visit Machchhgaun village

What's included

  • 3 organic home cooked meals
  • 4 nights accommodation with hot water and Wi-Fi
  • Daily afternoon yoga and meditation sessions of 60 minutes
  • Daily yoga morning class of 90 minutes
  • Evening Kirtan - chanting
  • One hour daily of Karma yoga - selfless service

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the ashram

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus from Kathmandu city to arrive at the ashram.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from Kathmandu city to the ashram; tell the driver to go towards Kirtipur on the way to Machchegaun. Please send Shanti Yoga Ashram an inquiry for further directions.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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