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8 Days Detox and Yoga Retreat in Nepal

  • Vedic Arogya Ashram, Satdobato to Godavari Rd, Patan 44700, Nepal

Overview

Detox and Yoga Retreat in Nepal

This is your opportunity to rebalance your mind, body and soul while you also reconnect with nature so that peace and joy will grow inside your heart! The retreat is for everyone from any walks of life.

Highlights

  • Kriya and two therapies
  • Ayurvedic therapies and massage
  • Consultation with ayurvedic doctor
  • Kriyas (yogic cleansing) under the guidance of experience teacher
  • Daily asana, pranayama and meditation
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Daily afternoon nature walks
  • Balanced fasting program
  • 7 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 5.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Vedic Arogya Ashram offers basic accommodation. It is available for those who wish to experience life at the ashram or undergo treatment.

Accommodation includes:

  • Private room for couples
  • Separate male and female dorm rooms
  • Shared shower and toilet block
  • Single room
  • Solar hot water bathing

About the Detox Technique

Shankhaprakshalana is one of the major hatha yoga practices, coming under the heading of dhauti kriya. The word shankhaprakshalana comes from two words. Shankha meaning "conch" and prakshalana meaning to wash completely. The word shankha is used to represent the entire alimentary canal from mouth to anus. This practice is also known as "varisar dhouti". This practice is also a part of kaya kalpa, which is an Ayurvedic technique for physical purification and transformation, kaya means body and kalpa means transformation. Shankhaprakshalana is the process to clean the intestinal tract by removing the impurities with salty water.

Benefits

Shankhaprakshalana is not just a practice concerning the stomach and intestines, but is a thorough cleansing technique. It creates a repair action which affects the lungs, nervous system, skin, sinus area, the whole body, continuing while the person follows the regime of special food and asana. In this way we see the reduction of so many diseases and a positive positive step in the direction of good health.

Fasting

Fasting is a wonderful way to get rid of deep rooted toxins from the body. As soon as we stop eating regular meals the body begins to eliminate these toxins and expels impurities out through the digestive system allowing all of the internal organs of the body to rest and recover from past exhaustions. This is one of nature’s way to heal the entire body.Three days of fasting is a perfect way to experience fasting and cleansing of the entire digestive system. From day one of the fast we will gradually reduce your intake of food each day, so that on the third day your body will be prepared with just drinking honey and lemon water as substitute as food. You will still be able to drink unlimited amounts of water with fresh lemon juice and natural herbal teas throughout the fasting. It is essential, though, that you gradually reduce your food intake within the period of three to six days. After 3 days of apple fasting. Apples have natural eliminating and laxative properties which is good for the digestive system and aids in flushing the toxins out of your body.

Fasting cleanses the mind as well as the body, therefore you will start to feel all kinds of emotions, some high’s and some lows, so try not to listen and react to these emotions and keep yourself focused, calm and balanced. Practice pranayama’s to keep you energy levels up and help manage the emotional effects.

Fasting Schedule

  • First 3 days normal food (Nepalese home made meals)
  • 4th Day : 6 Apples (2 for Breakfast, 2 for Lunch, 2 for Dinner), 3 cups of Honey & Lemon water, Unlimited amount of water & herbal teas.
  • 5th Day : 3 Apples (1 for Breakfast, 1 for Lunch, 1 for Dinner), 3 cups of Honey & Lemon water and Unlimited amount of water & herbal teas.
  • 6th Day : 3 cups of Lemon and Honey water (1 for Breakfast, 1 for Lunch, 1 for Dinner) and Unlimited amount water & herbal teas
  • 7th Day : Shankhaprakshalana

Yoga and Meditation

Develop positive thinking, radiant health and inner peace through the practice of ancient yogic techniques for balanced living. You will learn how to listen to your body, slow down your mind and develop radiant health through the daily practise of yoga asanas, pranayamas and meditation sessions. Afternoon walk is an unique opportunity to connect with the nature and explore a deeper level of the mind through the practice of silence and inner observation. We have evening sharing circle, devotional chanting practice and meditation to help you release emotional tension. We hope to inspire you to change your habits toward the healthy way of living and bring your new knowledge into your daily life!

Language Support

All the classes are taught in English and Nepalese languages. Russian language support available high season. Other languages availability depends on invited teachers.

Daily Schedule

  • The ashram schedule is optional for participant of the program. You can follow or skip some session according your feeling.
  • 06:00 Wake up bell
  • 06:30 Self Cleansing
  • 06:30 Meditation (optional)
  • 07:00 Yoga Asana class
  • 09:00 Breakfasy
  • 09:30 Karma yoga (selfless service )
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Theraphy
  • 15:00 Tea time with snack
  • 16:00 Nature walk
  • 17:30 Yoga asana class
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meditation, chanting, sharing
  • 21:00 Lights off

The Vedic Arogya Ashram is located in a beautiful and peaceful place next to Godaveri National Botanical Gardens. The forested surroundings and views of the colourful hills offer an ideal atmosphere for the practice of yoga and meditation.

Nearby places

  • Godavari Botanical Gardens - 15 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Reiki
Services
  • Tour assistance

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The price of this retreat includes simple vegetarian Nepalese homemade food, served three times a day. Snacks and fruits are available during tea break, on your first three days. You will only be served apples during your fasting period.

A range of unique experiences and adventures are available to book in conjunction with the scheduled activities for an extra cost. These include:

  • Camping and hiking
  • Factory tours
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Temple visits
  • 1 ayurvedic massage
  • 2 ayurvedic therapies
  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • 3 meals daily while not fasting
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Asana, kriya, pranayama, and meditation sessions
  • Basti (colon cleanse)
  • Daily afternoon nature walks
  • Dhauti (stomach cleanse)
  • Fasting on juice or fruits
  • Herbal steam and music healing
  • Hiking in the hills of Godawari
  • Maunabrata (no speech)
  • Nauli (intra-abdominal massage)
  • Shankahaprakshalana kriya (master cleansing or main detox)
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra activities
  • Special tours

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Vedic Arogya Ashram an inquiry.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Nathan from France

    "Just an amazing place with lovely people! The food is so good and everybody will help you if any problem appears. And yoga classes are very good, you really go deep in each posture. I really recommend this place. Thank you very much for this week!"

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  • Review by Kim Stustman from United Kingdom

    "This AshramIs the real deal. It is a must for those preparing to head into Pokhara and the many beautiful hikes of Nepal. Yoga was excellent covering the 12 Asanas breathing,"

    "sun salutations, and happy yoga. Meals where organic and seconds always available. Nothing was too much trouble for this family run yoga center. I learnt so much in the short time I was there and will return before I start my next hike. A must do it reminds you to just be happy. It prepares you for the real life of the mountains. Absolutely love the place."

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  • Review by Joe Hoyle from UK

    "I had a really nice relaxed week here. It was so good to relax after my travels before heading home. All the people staff are friendly and welcoming. The food was simple but really tasty. I really enjoyed the Asana classes with the Vietnamese teacher (can't remember her name sorry). She was really informative and helped to ensure you were doing the positions correctly. For me the yoga philosophy classes were a bit repetitive and not as informative as intended but I think that is mainly a language barrier issue. "

    "I'd have been happy to spend a few more days there. "

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  • Review by Katya Alldis from London, UK

    "While at the Ashram I was asked to describe my experience in 7 words by another visitor. The words I used are: Welcoming, Friendly, Warm-hearted, Interesting, Cold, Challenging, Delicious. Bhaktar tries his absolute best to ensure everyone is enjoying their time in Vedic Arogya Ashram. He has a very generous spirit as does his wife, 10 month old son and younger brother. The ladies (Didis) who cook incredible food and clean are a big part of the experience and helped to make my stay a memorable one. There are of course things which don't work out as planned and as with anything in Nepal it is good to be flexible to what may come. I had two very different experiences within the Ashram, first when there were only three guests it was subdued and Bhaktar seemed distracted and impatient to get on with other tasks (this may be his way though and I've interpreted it poorly?). Having said this it was calm and gave plenty of time for reflection and settling into a new country. Then the second experience when there was a larger group of guests a total of 10, the Ashram came alive in a totally different way and Bhaktar was more engaged and less obviously in a rush to do other tasks. It probably didn't help that the day after I arrived his Yoga teacher had to leave suddenly so he had to arrange a new one whilst taking all the classes himself and managing the Ashram and other bookings for the conference hall. I would definitely go back here but maybe in the summer though as it does get very cold first thing in the morning and at night. I am very glad to have met such warm, kind people and wish them all every success in the future."

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  • Review by Maritta Schranner

    "Enjoy your time with mediation, pranayama, yoga, delicious and healthy food, discovering the beautiful nature and the busy cities- a perfect place to calm down, to meet people from all over the world and to feel the wonderful energy and strength you will get!"

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  • Review by Kassandra Rognstad Rognstad

    "Had a lovely time at Vedic Arogya Ashram! The Ashram is located on the hillside with beautiful and peaceful surroundings. I did the 8 days detox program, and left feeling very cleansed-physically and mentally."

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  • Review by Melissa

    "Bakta, the owner and yoga teacher have been wonderful in welcoming me to the retreat. The place is magical and staff is very attentive to needs. The yoga and meditation classes were perfectly led by professional teachers. I would recommend this retreat to take a step back on our busy day to day life to help recenter own self."

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  • Review by Vicki Doner from Canada and Bahrain

    "Vedic Arogya Ashram was a down to earth, back-to-basics yoga retreat that was a complete healing experience for my mind, body, and soul. The owner and his wife were very knowledgeable but humble about their trade and made us all feel like family. The Ayurvedic detox program was both challenging and cleansing but not too extreme. It left me feeling refreshed and clean. The program was really wonderful and perfect for people who want to get away completely from the dust, business, and amenities of daily life and into the hills, villages, and smiling sunny neighborhood of rural Nepal."

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  • Review by Paula Profitos

    "The ashram was fantastic and awesome! Really nice place out of the dusty Kathmandu, healthy air, healthy food. The family are super peaceful and friendly, and the house has lots of spots to relax. If you are looking for a space to introduce yourself into a healthy lifestyle this is the right place."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Sharon Gordon from Spain

    "It was incredibly good and well done! It's not a yoga holiday for beginners or those seeking luxury, but a real spiritual yoga experience. Bhakta is an amazing teacher (he runs the place with Love and care). The first night I wasn't sure whether I'd want to stay or not...but by the following evening I didn't want to leave!! The family are beautiful, kind and helpful and the food is amazing (it's veggie and spicy!!). The yoga classes are authentic, strongish and in 2 days my body was tight and fit (and I'm not young!!) If you are looking for a real yoga retreat...and not the commercial kind, this is the place!! A big kiss to Brother Bhakta, Beautiful didi, Gorgeoys Orgeous and Little Rocking Brother...an amazing experience!!"

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  • Review by Kathryn McGeehan

    "What a magical and loving place! I spent a week here at it truly felt like I had come home. The yoga is FANTASTIC - beautiful, knowledgeable and soulful teachers who love to share their experiences and guide you in all aspects of yoga; from adjustments in asanas to offering advice during philosophy discussions. The nature walks are a wonderful part of the day and I really felt like i got to see a lot of the surrounding area. The food is always delicious and nutrionally balanced. The facilities are great; lots of outdoor space to relax, a delightful art and reading area and powerful hot showers! I cannot thank everyone enough at this beautiful place and i urge anyone considering booking to absolutely go for it! A true home from home. NAMASTE BROTHERS AND DIDI."

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  • Review by Alexandria Webber

    "My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Vedic Arogya Ashram for an 8 day detox this winter. It was a wonderful, holistic experience. The scenery is magical and I felt as though I was in Shangri-La. My time there was truly restful, relaxing, mind-clearing and it was amazing to meet people from all over the world during our stay. I strongly recommend this retreat for people who are interested in Yoga and the exploring their own practice more deeply."

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  • Review by Christien Havranek

    "Great for a stay to calm down with nice people around. Optional different classes so it feels really free. Vedic lies in the middle of the farmland in the Kathmandu Valley, also great location for walks and seeing the real Nepali life around."

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  • Review by Laure Huys

    "I spent a week there. I came back with so many learning about life, yoga, and spirituality. Great teachers, amazing experience, food, people, and walks!"

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  • Review by Jonna Nilsson

    "Beautiful place and friendly people. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about yoga in a calm and relaxing environment. I will come back every time I'm in Nepal. Thank you so much for an amazing week. It has really changed my life!"

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  • Review by Mila Supinskaya

    "Such a cozy atmosphere and you feel like a family member here! People create places."

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  • Review by Johanna Jansson

    "I had an absolutely lovely stay at this Ashram. Bhakta, his wonderful wife Ramita, brother Sroj, and the rest of the family together with the inspiring yoga teacher Olga, made the nine days I spent here an unforgettable memory. I was pleased with the yoga, asanas, and pranayama classes, which for a beginner were on a good level. The food was great, healthy, and tasty, and the walks in the afternoons in the beautiful surroundings were a highlight of the day. "

    "During my stay I was also doing the detox program, which left me a few kilos lighter and my tummy so much happier and balanced. Even after I have returned home and slightly returned to a less "pure", westernized diet. Even though still vegetarian, I still feel the benefits of the detox."

    "I would highly recommend this place to everyone who would like to discover their inner peace through the art of yoga, enjoy the beautiful Nepalese nature, and adapt a healthier de-stressed life style. Thank you everyone!"

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  • Review by Leti Marite

    "Beautiful and peaceful place! I met amazing people there. They have the best apples in the world."

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  • Review by Siddhi Maharjan

    "Totally peaceful, totally natural, totally effective, and totally friendly environment."

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  • Review by Carlos Autonomous

    "Even the lush green and peaceful location is healing. Really lovely teachers, staff, the yoga classes, and other activities are absolutely awesome. I will definitely go back when I can."

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  • Review by Miracle Urja

    "Vedic Arogya Ashram is a natural and peaceful place built in an environment to help people find their good health, happiness and creativity. It's really a beautiful place where anybody can feel refreshed. I've enjoyed a lot by staying there."

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  • Review by Gio Ernesto

    "Excellent place and peaceful amazing location with many places to meditate and enjoy nature."

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  • Review by Olga Omkari

    "I'm really enjoyed the ashram life and daily yoga program. This is a good place to connect to the nature, improve your yoga practice, and to learn more about yoga philosophy. At the same time, all the conditions are designed to explore your inner self, slow down the mind, and enjoy the silence!"

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  • Review by Tanka Thapaliya

    "It's the same place where I'd recovered my physical, mental and emotional health. I was mesmerized by the natural beauty of the creations made there. The staff of the Ashram were very friendly, helpful, attentive and action-oriented. I felt that I was grown there in A multi-therapeutic environment and I had been exposed to a wide variety of influences of living life very positively to the fullest. I was strengthened by their presence and my health suddenly began to recuperate. As the time went by, my mental health became very sound. In fact, they were very caring and loving towards me. Day by day, I went on feeling that I was under the care of my family. Thank you Vedic Ashram and family for giving me a very New Life!"

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  • Review by Anh

    "Incredible would still be an understatement for this place! It's beautifully located which brings you close to nature. The facility has everything I needed. Above all, the people are what I will miss the most. Each staff and teacher was like a family member to me. They were caring, attentive, and insightful. They provided deep knowledge and instructions for all activities. My detox yoga was a complete therapeutic package of physical, mental and spiritual care and was truly an eye-opening experience for me. Thank you for one wonderful week of knowledge, love and peace."

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  • Review by Emily Dubois from Victoria, Australia

    "Situated in a beautiful, peaceful location, Vedic ashram is an incredible place for anyone wanting to practice yoga, meditation or just take time out to revive and be in touch with nature. I spent 10 days in the ashram, and enjoyed the experience very much. The staffs were and compassionate and helpful, the activities are well set out, and the foods were wholesome and healthy. I highly recommend Vedic Ashram to everyone and anyone and look forward to coming back in the future."

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  • Review by Celia Bray from Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya

    "I stayed at the Vedic Arogya Ashram for a week and loved my time there. The team was very friendly and made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived. The staff are very knowledgeable and yet humble at the same time. I did some yoga classes which helped me realized that my body was stronger and more flexible than I had thought after a back injury. I miss the wonderful people at the Ashram and will go back when I am next in Nepal. "

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  • Review by Kylie Miller from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    "I really had a special experience at the peaceful and beautiful Vedic Arogya Ashram. The people treat you like your own family, I always felt welcome and at home. I think the program is really unique and effective, I have seen peoples' lives change from staying there. The ashram is both spiritual and health focused, offering medicine, treatments, massage, Reiki and yoga and meditation. By staying for a while, they can help you make the changes in your life, which you really want, for the mind, body and spirit. I stayed in the very beginning, now these days there are more facilities and very interesting programs running. It is well away from the busy Thamel tourist scene, in the fresh mountain air and water. I recommend all people to come and stay or visit. Thank you everyone at the Ashram for your kindness and help, I love you all!"

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Vedic Arogya Ashram respects and honors all people. They offer the opportunity to rebalance the mind, body, and soul through their natural therapies and retreats.

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