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6 Days Tantra Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Nepal

  • Machchhegaun, Just outside of Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview

Nepal Yoga Retreat

Take up the retreat at Kathmandu to reach your full potential with Tantra meditation techniques. Tan means expansion and tra means freedom. Tantra is the art of to be free from all physical, mental, and spiritual bondage through the expansion of energy, while expanding yourselves to experience your own wholeness. Learn to balance the masculine and feminine energies.

Highlights

  • Yantra meditation sessions
  • Daily Tantra and Karma yoga classes
  • Expand yourselves to experience wholeness
  • Balance your masculine and feminine energies
  • Kirtan chanting, lectures, and satsang
  • 3 organic, home-cooked meals daily
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Shanti Yoga Ashram provides guests with an ashram environment in a home-stay setting, surrounded by the splendor of nature. Yogi Prakash and his family welcome guests into their kitchen and 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.

​The ashram provides a few private rooms and shared dorm room facilities. Availability is based on current occupancy. There is warm running water for bathing powered by solar and unlimited fresh drinking water. Electrical outages are a 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. It has 24 hours of Wi-Fi and lights that are battery powdered, not dependent on the coming and going of electricity.

Shiva Shakti meditation

Divine bliss is experienced when Shiva (consciousness) and Shakti (energy) unite to create pure consciousness. This union of masculine and feminine energies can be cultivated individually or with a partner. Sexual energy is the energy of creation, the most powerful energy available to you. As you gain skill in sensing and moving this force, you open up the possibility of awakening and manifesting your latent divinity by awakening the power of Kundalini.

Guruji will guide you how to rotate prana through subtle pathways in the body, transmuting sexual energy into spiritual energy. Due to the flow of oxygenated blood through the nervous system, a bioplasmic reaction is created, which causes every nerve in the body to vibrate at a higher frequency, activating dormant cells in the brain, leading to an expanded state of consciousness.

Yantra meditation

Yantra literally means instrument. It is a geometrical complex spiritual instrument in Tantra practice for concentration and meditation. When the mind is concentrated in Yantra, the mental chatter stops and eventually the object of help, the Yantra, is dropped, and the mind can remain empty and silent. The practice of Yantra meditation brings about bhukti and mukti, enjoyment and liberation.

You will go deeply into meditation on Shiva, Kali, and other Yantras to activate consciousness, will-force, and other dormant powers.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 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, winter season
  • 18:00 Dinner, summer season
  • 18:30 Kirtan and satsang, winter season
  • 19:00 Kirtan and satsang, summer season
  • 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.

The retreat takes place in Shanti Yoga Ashram located in Machchhegaun, less than one hour from Kathmandu, Nepal.

General
  • Kitchen
Services
  • Library
  • Free Wi-Fi

Three organic, vegetarian, home-cooked fresh meals are provided daily. Most of the vegetables come from the Ashram's garden. Traditional Nepalese food is served at the ashram. This includes Nepal’s famous dal bhat (rice and legumes), fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade yogurt, pickle dish, and traditional roti (handmade flat bread). The kitchen is a cozy, family-sized room with a welcoming atmosphere reflective of the generosity of the family who runs the ashram.

The diet is strictly vegetarian. Much of the produce used for meals comes from the family’s organic garden. Some items you can find in the field are 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

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Deepen your knowledge by browsing the yoga library
  • Enjoy nature walks in the neighboring forest
  • Experience Nepali culture
  • Explore nearby sites
  • Practice the art of Karma yoga
  • Relax and take in the stunning view of the Himalayas
  • Visit Machchhegaun village
  • 3 organic, home-cooked meals daily
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour Wi-Fi
  • 60-minute afternoon yoga and meditation
  • 60-minute lecture or evening satsang
  • 90-minute Tantra yoga morning class daily
  • Kirtan chanting
  • Lecture or satsang
  • Running hot water

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by bus

You can board a bus towards Kirtipur, on the way to Machchhegaun.

Arrival by taxi

You can book a taxi from Kathmandu to the ashram.

  • Review by Robyn Davis from Western Australia, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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.

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6 days / 5 nights

This retreat is available from October 25,2016 to March 31,2017 with arrival on Tuesday and departure on Sunday.

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