Shivalaya Yoga Ashram offers an ideal location for those wanting to deepen their practice of yoga and meditation.
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Yogini Gopika, ERYT, Ayurvedic practitioner, and Tantra yoga teacher, is ready to guide you to uncover your own power and unique gifts. With more than 16 years of teaching experience, she possesses effective methods and tools to facilitate her students to bring their lives into alignment. While living mostly in India, she has developed the intuition and insight necessary to create inner transformation. She has worked side by side with Guru Yogi Prakash to develop Shanti Yoga Ashram in Nepal and has been teaching teacher trainings there for the past few years.
Meera has always been sensitive to subtle matter and keens on the spiritual aspect 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. Her main purpose was to find the optimal way to unblock the potential of mind and body. The path has brought her to Shanti Yoga Ashram; where she realized that Tantra comprises all the essential elements for nourishing the inner light, connecting with divine powers and living a harmonious life full of joy and bliss.
Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and anatomy Teacher – She was born and raised in Denmark, she started her yoga practice and became a yoga instructor from Rishikesh from 2013. She is dedicated to share the amazing traditions of yoga with a growth number of practitioners. In her unique / inspirational and playful approach Cicilie helps her students to expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life.After training in India she returned to Europe where she established and managed a yoga studio in Liverpool England and taught classes in Denmark and Portugal.
Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teacher – was born and raised in a traditional Hindu family Rishikesh. Since his childhood, he had a deep impression of his mother practicing Bhakti Yog and Hatha Yoga. He used to visit Himalayan pilgrimages with his family and these spiritual journeys, seeing sages standing in yogic postures on sacred riverbanks, inspired.He is one of the upcoming authorities and researcher in Yoga.
Shiva is a experienced Yoga teacher who trained under Swami Veda Bharathi from HImalayan tradition.He is born in kerala.After completing his higher secondary education at the age of 17 he entered in monastery life.He was in Shivagiri Ashram five years in Kerala.After completing his five years vedanda course from the ashram he travel all over India by bare foot walked from Kerala to Himalaya reaching Amarnath.After some more days of traveling he find his Guru in Rishikesh in Swami Rama Sadhak Gram Ashram.
from Portugal, December 2019
I liked the location of the Ashram and ashtanga/anatomy yoga teacher Aman, he held very professional and innovative classes always assuring the goal of the class was made and that all the students are progressing. Big thumbs for original cooks that made delicious food.
from Australia, December 2019
"What an amazing experience!"
There was so much to love about this course and it's location. The course was good and we had some great, knowledgeable teachers who were passionate about what they do.
The location took my breath away from the moment I arrived until the day I left.
The food was incredible! The Tibetan bread, the Momo's, the curries but by far my favourite was the tomato soup, YUM!!!
The accommodation was good. My bed was comfortable and the bathroom I shared with my roommate was well sized.
I was given pens, books to write in and a yoga text which is what we studied from.
I felt as though I was part of a big family.
The shala was a good size and there is a garden about a 10min walk away from the ashram where we could swim.
The course content was good. My personal favourite classes were ashtanga, Hatha, anatomy and meditation. We also did pranayama and philosophy which were great classes too. Some days we would do mediation or a yoga class at the garden or outside in nature which I really enjoyed.
Bishnu and his wife were lovely, kind and caring. If we ever had an issue, it would be fix quickly. Thank you!!!
There is a village close by where you can get essentials, grab a tea or a bite to eat at a restaurant on days off, busses to Pokhara too.
I booked this course because of the location, I was not dissapointed. We could see some beautiful snow covered mountains and it felt so peaceful by the lake. Simply amazing.
from Sweden, November 2019
"Mesmerizing experience "
The location of the Ashram takes your breath away and then fills you up with the most energized and mesmerizing air there is.
We had our daily asana practice overlooking the Annapurna II and the vibe was beyond words. Truly a magical experience.
Bishnu and Ipsa, Didi did everything they could to make us happy in terms of food and facilities. I’m most satisfied and grateful for my experience at Shivalaya.
Our teachers did a great job!
I feel way more confident in my own practice as well as taking on teaching classes and embracing the yoga life.
from Denmark, October 2019
"Just amazing. "
I really had no idea what to expect from the 200 hr ytt when I signed up for it. But I could not have wished for a better experience.
The group of students was not too big (9 people) which meant that there was lots of space for personal development.
The food was amazing (that tomato soup - omnomnom). There was plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and go for a swim.
And just all the people there made it a great experience, both the teachers, the owners, the chefs and of course the other students.
Thank you, Shivalaya.
I will be back.
from Australia, August 2019
"Really good experience !"
our yoga instructor was really amazing, he knows how to adapt to all different levels present in the course. We had some really good asanas classes and anatomy and méditation classes
The place is incredible, the view on the lake is absolutely stunning.
Also everything is very clean, the room are really nice
Everybody there will make you feel like home and they will all the time do everything they can to make you happy and comfortable, they’re all beautiful people !
The yoga hall is all the time opened so you can do your self practice whenever you want which is clearly one of the best thing !
from Nepal, May 2019
Since the first day I felt like at home. Very experienced teachers, beautiful place, amazing food🙏🙏🙏
from United States, March 2019
"Shivalaya the home of birds "
This place is haven on earth, located on top of begnas lake, a small village beneath full of charm, and the Himalayan mountain in front, and the jungle all around just wonderful. The food was amazingly delicious organic vegeterian and made with love by the family of shivalaya. The teachers are very competent and professional, and are wonderful warm humains who are always there for you amd share your day, laughter, discussions, complains, contemplation...
The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the great super Kamal is always there what ever you need with a big smile and understanding.
This experience open my heart and minde to a new way of life that will change my life, you will learn what real Yoga is about, a way of life from morning till next. 24/24
Will definitely come back one day
from United States, March 2019
"Outstanding instructors, amazing food, beautiful view. "
Bishnu, and the entire staff truly truly make you feel like part of the family. They will literally do anything in their power to make you comfortable, and their desire to make you happy comes from the heart.
One of the first things you will notice on arrival is the stunning view of the Annapurna massif across Begnas Lake. It can be seen from the dining area and the spacious covered rooftop yoga shala.
Rishi Raj Lamsal, who teaches yogic philosophy and Pranayama conveys his knowledge with a satisfying blend of humility, experience, and mysticism.
Aman Naugain who teaches Hatha asana is a world-class instructor whom Shivalaya is extraordinarily fortunate to have. His insights into asana, adjustment, and Indian culture are priceless.
Then, there is the food! The food is everything a yogi could wish for. Vegetarian, organic, locally grown, and in many cases directly from the property. It is a satvic taste of Nepali cuisine. Many of us are encouraging them to publish a cookbook so we can continue to this way at home!
Diana van Hellemond
from Portugal, January 2019
"Yoga in paradise"
Waking up to the beautiful view, the food is Devine ( Deedee♥️)
Yoga course felt too short! Want more.
The best yoga instructor ever.
Totally recommend it.
from India, August 2018
Host,food,teachers are very nice!
from United States, April 2018
"Enjoy, and leave your Western expectations behind "
I participated in a one month teacher training at Shivalaya, and really enjoyed and treasured my time there. The setting is spectacular and you truly feel lucky to practice yoga in such a beautiful, special and secluded place. Plus, the food is really, really good. You probably won't even miss meat! However, I do have to caveat that this place is great for a person who can leave all their Western expectations at the door upon arrival. The teaching style and approach to a teacher training is very different in Nepal, and you really do have to be flexible (both literally and figuratively) and go with the flow. If you have a certain idea in mind for what you should learn and how a yoga teacher training should run, maybe you should seriously consider doing a training in your own country. But if you're the kind of person who comes into this with no previous expectations or ideas, and just wants to learn, you'll love it.
from Germany, March 2019
Excellent classes of Hatha and Ashtangayoga, Meditation and Pranayama. Delicious food, fantastic view, beautiful people and amazing experiences. Shivalaya feels like home now!
from Netherlands, August 2018
De docenten zijn oprecht. Ze willen overdragen dat yoga veel meer is dat alleen asanas, maar een manier om een prettig en ontspannen leven te hebben.
De staff (de familie die het centrum draait) is heel betrokken en staat altijd voor je klaar.
from United States, December 2017
Had a wonderful time during my 200hours TTC. We were immersed in the amazing culture and beauty of nepal while doing lots of yoga. What more can you ask for?