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15 Days Hatha Yoga Meditation Retreat in Pokhara, Nepal

Atmashree Yoga Retreat, Khapaudi, Happy Village, Pokhara, Kaski District, Gandaki Zone, Western Development Region, Province No. 4, Nepal

Balannced Yoga Meditation Retreat in Pokhara

Balanced Yoga Meditation Retreat is an ideal way to deepen and evolve your yoga practice. The Yoga techniques utilizes posture, breath, locks, gestures, sound, and cleansing practices to prepare the physical,mental,emotional and psyhic body for meditation. This workshop approaches hatha yoga traditionally as described in the ancient text "Hatha Yoga Pradipika". Included in the course is asana practice, pranayama classes, yoga philosophy lectures, anatomy and physiology, meditation techniques and yoga nidra classes.

The course includes the practice and study of a variety of traditional Hatha yoga poses. Hatha yoga includes a variety of non strenuous asanas that are held for an extended period of time whilst practicing deep breathing techniques. This course will help you to practice and experience the physical and spiritual teachings of this ancient system of yoga with emphasis on awareness, breath, and ways in which to bring this practice and philosophy into your daily life. Atmashree balanced yoga Intensive workshops are open to students of all level: beginner, intermediate, advanced. You can start on any day of the week with prior information and advance booking.

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Highlights

  • Cleansing techniques
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Morning mantra meditation/silent walk
  • Daily morning and evening hatha yoga classes
  • Know the concept, philosophy, and practices related to yoga
  • Daily delicious vegetarian and vegan healthy meals
  • Mantra chanting, kirtans, and bhajans
  • Daily deep guided relaxation sessions
  • 14 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


14 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Nepali
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wireless internet

In this retreat, you will be staying at Atmashree Yoga Retreat. All the rooms at this retreat center are equipped with private bathrooms. You may have options to choose a private single room or shared room that will be shared with two or three people.

Program

Foundations in yoga philosophy

Study texts such as the Yogasūtra(8 limbs of Yoga)

Lectures on Hatha yoga science

Anatomy and alignment

  • Explore the physical body as an integrated system. Learn the ways in which your muscles, joints and connective tissue work together as a whole, creating a more holistic understanding of the body’s anatomy.

Foundations in breath for asana

  • Why do we breathe differently in yoga? How do different breath techniques affect the physical body? Learn how to shape the breath to deepen what different āsana (yoga postures) have to offer.

Sequencing principles of asana

  • Learn how to link āsana together in a safe and effective manner.
  • Connect anatomy, breath and sequencing to skillfully create and adapt practices that address specific needs for specific populations.

Sequencing principles for the subtle energy body

  • Learn to shift your energetic state with tools and techniques that can energize, calm or balance.
  • Learn sequencing to prepare for foundations in prāṇyama (breath regulation) and meditation practices

Applications of yoga for the emotional body

  • Apply the physical,mental,and energetic tools to sequence for body positivity, eating disorder, trauma sensitive practices and emotional states such as depression & anxiety.

Development of advance pranayama, bandhas, pratyahara, and meditation practices

  • Delve in more detail into rich prāṇayama and meditation techniques, and explore how to integrate them into your classes and practice

Purification of internal system through

  • Jala Neti : nasal cleaning with salt water
  • Laghoo sankhaprakshalan : cleansing of the entire colon
  • Agnisar kriya-activating digestive fire
  • Nauli: abdominal massage.
  • Kapalbhati: purification and vitalisation of the frontal lobes.
  • Trataka: Intense meditation.
  • Fasting,its relevane related to health,time for fasting and its importance

Daily routine

  • 06:00 Meditation: Varies from day to day between Japa Meditation, Inner Sound, Antar Mouna, Mantra Meditation, Breath Meditation and Silent walk
  • 07:00 Jala Neti followed by tea
  • Yogic nasal cleansing with neti pot and grounding practices in the garden
  • 07:30 Morning Yoga with group
  • Pranayama, Dynamic Hatha Yoga & Static Asanas
  • 09:00 Yogic Breakfast
  • 11:00 Open discussion,group counceling and learn to develop your own yoga program
  • 12:00 Sound Bath & Yoga Philosophy (Optional)
  • Sound immersion with ancient singing bowls, bells and yoga nidra
  • 13:00 Yogic Lunch
  • 14:00 Leisure Time - Time to rest and relax, read, explore the area, journal, meditate, self-practice or nap
  • 16:30 Herbal Tea Time
  • 17:00 Evening Yoga
  • 19:00 Yogic Dinner
  • 20:00 Mantra Chanting & Kirtans/rest
  • 21:00 Retire

Included excursions

On your free time, you can do various activities such as cycling, hand boating, paragliding, bungee jumping, etc. You can also visit tourist destination such as Buddha stupa, caves, fall, temples, local village, and lakes. All of these activities are subject to additional costs. If you feel like reading, you can always borrow yoga related books at the retreat center. There is a lake just the front of Atmashree Yoga and you may spend your free time swimming in the lake which is clean and spacious.

Instructors

Rajendra Rijal

Mantra Prem

Surya Mainali

Saurabh Khandwal

Location

This retreat will take place at Atmashree Yoga Retreat. This retreat center is nestled in a beautiful valley of Pokhara, Nepal, in the foothills of mountains far away from the noisy crowd and on the banks of Phewa Lake. Pokhara is one of the most favored places for natural excursions. You will have the entire Pokhara to visit during your stay. The mountains, lakes, caves, landscapes, sunrise, and sunset are its weapons to make you feel like in a heaven. The scenery here is a god gifted view of Phewa Lake, forest, and birds with heart touching sounds.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free bottled water
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

In this retreat, you will be served with three daily meals of traditional organic, Ayurvedic, and vegetarian Nepalese food such as soup, salad, chapatti, rice pudding, rice, curry, herbal tea, milk tea, coffee, porridge, fruits, and yogurt. Bottled water will be provided and herbal tea is available throughout the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your stay in Pokhara, you can do various activities. The activities are at an additional cost of your personal expenses. These external affairs are not included in the retreat price. The activities include:

  • boat ride for one hour in Begnas Lake
  • bungee jumping
  • cycling
  • hand boating
  • hiking
  • one day hike to Sarangkot Hill Top (sunset view and Annapurna Mountain range)
  • paragliding
  • sunrise yoga in Sarangkot Hill Top (famous for Annapurna Mountain range and sunrise)
  • visits to Bat and Mahendra caves
  • visits to Davis waterfall
  • visits to Gupteshwar (cave) Mahadev temple
  • visits to Taal Barahi temple
  • visits to Vindhyavasini temple
  • Ayurvedic Massage can be arranged on request at 20 USD per person and per hour.

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Cleansing practices and purification of energy channels
  • Talks on yoga philosophy
  • Asana and pranayama with chakra awareness
  • Practices related to mudras and bandhas with chakra awareness
  • Personal guidance
  • Daily vegetarian & vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Herbal tea throughout the day
  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • Yoga mats provided

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Traveling cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Tips to staffs

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You may stay overnight in Thamel (Kathmandu) which depends on your arrival in Kathmandu airport. Please book your flight coming to Pokhara in advance via Yeti, Buddha or Simrik airlines.We can help arrange the tickets at additional cost. After arriving in Pokhara Airport, you may take a taxi (costs 8 USD) and ask the taxi driver to call us so that he can be guided to Atmashree Yoga Retreat with ease. Atmashree can pick you up from Pokhara airport at your request (Please send the details of your flight to our mail)

Arrival by taxi

Once you have reached Kathmandu, please book a taxi and ask the driver to drop you at Atmashree Yoga Retreat in Pokhara. Please ask the taxi driver to call us so that he can be guided to Atmashree Yoga Retreat with ease. The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 kilometers and the taxi fare is from 100 USD. It will be the wonderful drive of 6 - 7 hours witnessing the beauty of mountains, rivers, hills, and many more. Atmashree can pick you up from Kathmandu at your request (Please send the details of your flight or hotel to our mail)

Arrival by bus

Please catch a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara which you can get on a daily basis from 6:30 am which costs around 7 - 10 USD. You can book your bus ticket from any travel agency after arriving at Kathmandu in Thamel area. Its a tourist bus with comfortable seats. After arriving in Pokhara, you may take a taxi (costs 7 USD) and ask the taxi driver to call Atmashree so that he can be guided to Atmashree Yoga Retreat with ease. Atmashree can pick you up from Pokhara airport at your request (Please send the details of your bus to our mail)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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