6 Days Tantra Yoga Bliss Retreat in Nepal

  • Shanti Yoga Ashram, Machchhegaun, Kathmandu, Nepal

6 Days Tantra Yoga Bliss Retreat in Nepal

  • Shanti Yoga Ashram, Machchhegaun, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tantra Yoga Bliss Retreat Nepal

Submerge yourself in the yoga lifestyle, while absorbing the powerful Himalayan energy. Yogis have been practicing in the Himalayas since the beginning of time! The aim of Shanti Yoga Ashram's teaching system is to combine physical movement (asana), breath (pranayama), and awareness (meditation) to generate physical, vital, and mental health.

Highlights

  • 2 Daily Yoga classes
  • 3 daily home-cooked meals
  • Daily lectures on Tantra yoga
  • Evening Kirtan Meditation
  • 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. This creates 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 or shared rooms (2 beds), each with their own closet and bedside table clean bedding and ample space. Availability is based on current occupancy. There is warm running water for bathing, powered by solar and unlimited purified drinking water. WiFi is available 24 hours.

Tantra Yoga - The Path to Divine Bliss

Tantra is the ancient science which uses specific yogic techniques to liberate the consciousness from its limitations. It's practice gradually brings about the awakening of kula kundalini (cosmic power) that is dormant in everyone. When kundalini becomes activated she moves through the chakras creating transformation bringing out our highest potential. Finally Kundalini unties with higher consciousness in the crown chakra bestowing us with pure bliss.

In this course we will go deeply into Tantra yoga practice including:

  • Asana combined with chakra awareness and bija mantra meditation
  • Pranayama with visualization
  • Mudras incorporated into asana practice to energize the entire system
  • Bhandas (how to use them to generate and move energy)
  • Yoga Nidra - The tantric practice of nyasa (installing the mantra om on each part of the body) as well as using it to re-program the subconscious mind
  • Om Chanting to activate the Ajna chakra (first step in Kundalini practice)
  • Mantra - Kirtan for uplifting our group energy and to create sacred space
  • Tantra meditation - to balance the sacred masculine and the divine feminine

It will include lectures on the basic principles of Tantra, how to apply Tantra to our daily life and how we can use it to create the life we truly desire. It is a method that brings us closer to being alive as it embraces all of life, awakening your senses and at the same time cultivating the witness consciousness. This heightened awareness makes for a life truly worth living.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 11:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Yoga class
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 Kirtan and meditation
  • 20:00 Retire to rooms, practice of silence
  • 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. His deep love for yoga is reflected in his classes. The way he totally imbibes yoga allows him to transport his students to a complete state of tranquility and bliss.

  • Guillaume

    Guillaume has spent the last five years exploring Africa and India, learning from diverse traditions, spiritual masters, and seekers. He has been practicing meditation since his teenage years and has understood its importance in elevating one’s mind and building a stronger foundation with self and society. Guillaume firmly believes that yoga is a way of peace, harmony, and self-reliance. He studies, practices, and teaches Tantra yoga. Guillaume enjoys to play instruments and is also adept in singing bowl therapies and guided meditations, which he considers the most beautiful gifts on earth.

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas with a picturesque view, less than one hour from Kathmandu, Shanti Yoga Ashram is the perfect sanctuary to go deeply into the essence of yoga. On a clear day, you can see the Himalayas in the distance. The ashram is located next to a large forest which provides ample fresh air and nice breeze. We are located 15 minutes outside of Kirtipur in Machchhegaun. Once you reach Kirtipur please call Shanti Yoga Ashram for directions (you can use the driver's phone) and you will guide him in Nepali.

Nearby places

  • Kathmandu, 1 hour

Shanti Yoga Ashram provides its guests with traditional Nepalese food which includes Nepal’s famous dal bhat (rice and legumes), fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade yogurt, pickle dish, and traditional roti (handmade flat bread).

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 much more!

The kitchen is a cozy, family-size room with a welcoming atmosphere reflective of the generosity of the family who runs the ashram. The diet is strictly vegetarian.

  • Deepen your knowledge at the yoga library
  • Enjoy nature walks in the neighboring forest
  • Experience Nepali culture
  • Explore the nearby sites
  • Relax and take in the stunning view of the Himalayas
  • Visit Machchhgaun village
  • Visit the Pashupatinath temple, Dakshin Kali temple, and Bhaktapur city

Massage, shirodhara, and steam rooms are available by appointment for an additional price. Please let Shanti Yoga Ashram know if you would like to book.

  • Daily lecture
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 2 complete yoga classes
  • 3 organic daily home cooked meals
  • Evening kirtan (chanting) and meditation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). From the airport, Shanti Yoga Ashram recommends you to take a taxi and ask the driver to take you to Machchhegaun, just past Kirtipur. Most drivers will know Kirtipur (it is a small city between Kathmandu and Machchhegaun). When you get to Kirtipur, you can ask the driver to call Shanti Yoga Ashram for exact directions. The taxi ride will cost approximately 1,000 NPR. If you are coming at night or directly from the airport the taxi may cost up to 1,500 NPR.

  • 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.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    Short visit to tantra yoga ashram during my trip to Nepal

    CONS Cons: I didn't like the 'Mr. I know everything' Guillame's attitude and guru Prakash' small sneakiness when he was selling his book to the other participant for 3000 NPR (with a 'special discount' for 2500 and in the bookshop in Kathmandu it sells for 1500 NPR..I understand that people want and need to make money but I very much dislike when people are greedy or wanna rip you off etc... I like being generous, I like giving presents and tips for extra service BUT I close off when I feel being taken for granted or for idiot. I work hard and I play fair, I expect to be treated the same from the others, I am not a milky cow! That is the reason I am very sceptical about these 'yogi guru business', when I was in Rishikesh I've also learnt the story of guru Maharishi, who briefly met with Beatles' members in 60ties, who made his big fortune emporium selling out for thousands celebrity favorite transcendental mediatation and expensive ayurvedic products, which costs a small fragment in Kerala (mekka of ayurveda) or should be for free (meditation teaching). I believe it's not correct to have this business oriented attitude in this area, OK to charge fair money for the spiritual services or/and medicinal & cosmetic products but not overcharging as in the above mentioned cases.

    PROS Pros: I like the participants who were undertaking the teacher's course

    2017-Sep-11 19:54:53

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    Review by Michael Roots from United States

    Awesome experience

    PROS Pros: I enjoyed the teaching, classes and friendliness of the Yogi and his family, as well as the other students. It was a great place to learn and I plan to return for teachers training next year.

    2017-Jul-04 10:09:19

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-May-17 03:54:25

Testimonials

  • Review by Robyn Davis from 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 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 United States

    "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 United States

    "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 Australia

    "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 United States

    "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 United States

    "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 United States

    "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 United States

    "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

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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Arrival: Sunday November 12, 2017
Departure: Friday November 17, 2017

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