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8 Days Yoga Vacation in Nepal

  • Vedic Arogya Ashram, Godavari - 8, Tanchintar (Gurukul Manokranti Matrix), Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview

Yoga Retreat Nepal

Grab this opportunity to live and learn yoga! You will experience different aspects of a yogic life, such as a vegetarian diet, practice of yogic cleansing exercises, yoga asanas, and pranayamas. You will learn how to listen to your body and how to slow down your mind. It's a unique opportunity to connect with the nature and explore a deeper level of the mind through the practice of silence and inner observation!

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Yoga-philosophy lectures
  • Sharing, chanting, and meditation sessions
  • Nature walk, hiking, visiting temples, and monasteries
  • Safe and positive spiritual atmosphere
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Nepali, Russian, English
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All guests will be staying at the Vedic Arogya Ashram. The ashram offers basic accommodation. It is available for those who wish to experience life at the ashram or undergo treatment.

There are options available for double rooms, as well as separate male and female dorm rooms. All rooms are with a sharing bathroom with hot water.

What is yoga? Yoga means union of the mind, body, and spirit with the divine and while this refers to a certain state of consciousness for both the individual and the universe, it is also a method to help one reach that goal.

During this retreat, you will learn the traditional, exact, and easy system that aims at naturally achieving the goal through creating a healthy body and mind that leads to spiritual evolvement.

Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda summarized the yoga philosophy in five principles or the five points of yoga which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand.

Five points of yoga

Positive thinking (vedanta) and meditation (dhyana)

These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in your life.

Proper breathing (pranayama)

Deep and conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.

Proper diet

Eating simple, healthy, and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, the environment, and other living beings.

Proper exercise (asanas)

Yoga poses help develop a strong and healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.

Proper relaxation

Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worries, and fatigue.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up bell
  • 06:30 Jala neti
  • 06:30 Meditation (optional)
  • 07:00 Yoga asana class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Karma yoga (selfless service )
  • 11:00 Pranayama (optional)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Yoga philosophy lecture
  • 15:00 Tea time with snacks
  • 16:00 Nature walk
  • 17:00 Yoga asana class
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meditation, chanting, and sharing
  • 21:00 Lights off
  • Bhakta Raj Maharjan

    Bhakta is an international certified yoga teacher from India Banlgaore SVYASA. He has been teaching yoga philosophy, asana and pranayama classes, and running yogic detox program in the ashram for the last four years. His intention is to share the art of living in peace and harmony by following yogic life style.

  • Olga Omkari

    Adapted Sivananda Yoga (Sivananda Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Sivananda Yoga)

    Olga is a certified Sivananda Hatha yoga teacher with more more than three years experience of teaching daily yoga classes, running retreats, kirtans, workshops, introduction yoga courses, and assisting teacher training courses in one of the biggest international yoga school. For the last four years, Olga has been living and working in Asia, teaching yoga in India, Bali, and Nepal.

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
  • Taukhel - 15 minutes
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) - 45 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Shopping
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
Services
  • Tour assistance

The price of this retreat includes simple vegetarian Nepalese homemade food, served three times a day. Snacks, fruits, and herbal tea are available during tea break. Please advise the organizers if your health condition requires a special diet.

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
  • Nature walks
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Temple visits
  • 2 daily asana and pranayama sessions
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Nature walk, hiking, visiting temples, and monasteries
  • Sharing, chanting, and meditation sessions
  • Yoga philosophy lectures
  • Yoga workshops
  • Ayurvedic treatment and massage
  • 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.

Arrival by bus

Take a bus from Legenkhel to Godawari and ask to stop at Taukhel. From there, it takes 15 minutes by walk to reach the ashram.

Arrival by taxi

You may take a taxi from the airport to the ashram. This journey would take approximately 45 minutes and would cost you around 1500 NRP.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Vedic Arogya Ashram an inquiry.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date.
  • 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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  • Review by AurĂ©lie from France

    "L'accueil dans l'ashram est très chaleureux on s'y sent comme chez soi, l'endroit est calme ce qui est très reposant. La nourriture est délicieuse. J'ai vécu une expérience inoubliable, riche en relation humaine et très formatrice en ce qui concerne la pratique du yoga et de la médiation. Je vous le recommande vivement."

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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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