The 8-days yoga retreat in Nepal welcomes you to the birth land of the Buddha. Here, amidst the peace and quiet of the Himalayas, meditation becomes a dedicated practitioner’s second nature! Follow your calling of initiating into yoga, not just as a physical discipline but a holistic art of reforming the mind and body here in Pokhara, Nepal, under the responsible guidance of competent teachers and lifestyle coaches. In commune with a group of other joyful yoga beginners, engage in the learning experience of perfecting your asanas, culturing a deeply introspective mind, getting well-versed in yogic philosophies and sciences, and as a bonus of pleasure- the valuable association with like-minded beings to make lifelong friends and activity partners! The calm and restful atmosphere of the Himalayas is a great propelling force for advancing your learning, plus, you get to squeeze in a number of adventures in the great outdoors into your 7-day retreat schedule!
The 7 night and 8 days yoga vacations program is designed to impart the goodness of yoga and Ayurveda in the land of the Buddha’s origin. Nepal also has a long and rich ancient spiritual legacy, giving rise to some of the most remarkable yogic practitioners of the tradition in this very land– the lineage of the Natha yogis for example. The ingredients of spiritual wisdom, mind-body discipline, healing, and experiencing moments of untethered freedom in the Himalayas cannot integrate so seamlessly anywhere but in Nepal. You will get to go over asanas of the Hatha and Ashtanga series with corrections and assists from experienced instructors, read and discourse extensively with fellow learners and teachers on the philosophical aspects of yoga, and undertake ayurvedicaly approved purifying diets and health regimes to heal from within. The center provides clean and nourishing sattvic meals, thrice a day, vegan if preferred. To help the inner-works flush out toxins better, you can avail at least 2 Ayurveda massages from the in-house spa. In addition to practicing the primary series in hatha and ashtanga integrated with meditation and pranayama, you will also get to live and laugh heartily with the very therapeutic Laughter Yoga. Between sessions, there will lots of time spent in socializing and cafe hopping, hiking in the Annapurna Mountains, and lounging in the midst of nature by the crystalline waters of Lake Phewa. Besides gaining deep insights into your inner-works with yoga-ayurvedic discipline, you get to discover an entirely new land and culture, and also kindle your naturist’s interest when living within the mountain ecosystem.
Combined with compelling views of the mountain scenery and the clean and crisp pure air of the high altitudes, the proximity of the peaceful Lake Phewa, and the World Peace Stupa, the Tushita-retreat home in Pokhara is a beautiful hermitage. Enjoy the earthy stone flooring of the house, the sweeping view of the snow peaks from the verandah, an organic garden full of vibrant fruits and flowers, and a kitchen ready to serve all you need, from refreshing drinks to succulent seasonal fruits, infused herbal teas, organic coffee, as well as wholesome vegetarian and vegan spreads. Take note of the artistic touch in naming the rooms after stars, planets, and zodiac signs at Tushita. It’s an expression of supreme cosmic integrity that yoga puts forth!
- A fully satisfying yoga vacation which allows you to unlearn toxic habits and bring out the full potential from within to be healthy and happy.
- Initiation and establishment of a lifelong asana practice under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced teachers.
- Ayurvedic food and health practices under the care of a responsible kitchen staff. Dosha-specific meals for those who need it, delectable vegan spreads on prior notice, and great portions of locally planted farm fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Yoga at sunrise with recitation of the auspicious Surya Pranam mantra and accurately following the Surya Namaskara yoga sequence.
- Exploring hiking trails in the Annapurna Mountains on the off days to feel at one with nature and develop an adventurous attitude to life.
- Aromatherapy and Ayurveda spas and massage at the in-house salon.
- Yoga therapy for healing spinal issues and effective joints and glandular functioning.
- Meditation for good sleep and mastering the power of mindfulness.
- Yogic cooking classes for recipes to take home and learning about particular food values for keeping in better shape and good spirits.
Food and Accommodation:
Uncluttered, simple rooms, furnished with comfortable ybeds, wardrobes, coffee table and chairs, and a dresser with mirror are provided for making the 7 days stay warm and snug for the yogis. There is going to be necessary amenities like Wi-Fi, TV, and electric geyser for heating water. The washrooms are attached and private, and certain rooms are provided with balconies overlooking the mountainside. Rooms are available both on single and sharing basis with price variations.
Food at the retreat is in alignment with yogic and ayurvedic beliefs of nourishment. Flavorful vegetarian dishes are served for you to nurture the strength and concentration needed for your daily intensive yoga, but our culinary experts make sure it’s tasty! Expect a lot of delectable and succulent salads, fresh fruits, sattvic vegetarian dishes light on oiliness but satisfactorily full of taste. Spiced drinks and infusion teas are very popular at this kitchen. Vegans too can keep their commitment to no-dairy, no-meat food choices at this retreat program.
Our teachers are from the lineage of the true Indian tradition of yoga, who are thoroughly experienced in imparting the knowledge in a holistic manner, going beyond just asanas. You would remain on close association with Yogi Panchavedi, who is well-versed in the scriptural aspects of yoga, self-realized on the spiritual path, and presently striving to improve life in Nepal through Eco-farming, agro tourism, fair trade products, and sustainable businesses in tourism. You can support Yogi Panchavedi’s great initiations for the welfare of Nepal by being a part of his yoga retreats in Nepal.