14-Day Intensive Tantra Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Nepal

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As far as transformative yoga destinations go, Nepal is simply unmatched. Home to the highest mountain peak on earth and the great Buddha, the mountainous region is the perfect place to delve into the ancient practice of Tantra. Stay in a traditional yoga ashram in the heart of Nepal and immerse yourself in the tantric lifestyle. Practise Tantra and Karma yoga with the rhythm of nature and tuck into authentic Nepalese rice dishes and homemade flatbreads. You’ll also learn the ancient yogic practice of Shiva Yantra meditation and how to master the art of Puja. 
Yoga Nidra, re-programming of the subconscious mind
Tantra yoga practice with asana, mantra, visualization, mudra and bhanda
Tantric ritual (Tattva Shuddhi) – the process of purification
The art of Puja and how to create sacred space​
Advanced Pranayama techniques and Pancha Prana Meditation
Systematic teaching of Hatha, Astanga, Mantra, Kundalini, and Shiva Shakti yoga
Shiva Yantra meditation - making the body a vessel
13 nights accommodation
Instruction in English
Learn this ancient yoga system from the Himilayan region of Nepal, the land of Tantra. Tantra is the ancient science which uses specific techniques (yoga practices) to expand and liberate the consciousness from its limitations. Its practice gradually brings about the awakening of kula kundalini (cosmic power) that is dormant in everyone. When kundalini becomes activated she moves through the chakras creating transformation bringing out our highest potential. Finally Kundalini unties with higher consciousness in the crown chakra bestowing us with pure bliss. Tantra offers a 5 Yoga System that gradually prepares the body, mind and spirit to reach enlightenment. Join us for a yogic journey that will give you the essential tools to integrate and go deeper into your yoga practice while reaching higher states of consciousness.
Prices are based on a 14-day stay, vary by season and are indicative only. Please enquire for details 
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Program

Life in the East flows with the rhythms of nature instead of by the numbers on a watch. While we do our best to keep to our daily routine we also believe in remaining flexible, going with the flow and accepting what each day brings. Below is our typical day at Shanti Yoga Ashram.

  • 05:30 - Wake-up bell
  • 06:00 - Morning Cleansing / Neti
  • 07:00 - Tantra Yoga Class
  • 09:00 - Breakfast
  • 10:00 - Karma Yoga
  • 11:00 - Tantra Yoga Lecture (depending on program)
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Afternoon Free Time
  • 16:00 - Tantra Yoga Class
  • 18:00 - Aarati, Kirtan
  • 18:30 - Dinner
  • 20:00 - Retire to room

Optional activities
  • Browse the yoga library
  • Enjoy nature walks in the neighboring forest
  • Experience Nepalese culture
  • Explore nearby sites
  • Relax and take in the stunning view of the Himalayas
  • Visit Machchhgaun village

Accommodation

Mountain setting
Caters for organic and vegetarian diets
Concierge desk
Kitchen
Free Wi-Fi
Meeting room
Garden
Conference room
Laundry
Shanti Yoga Ashram is a vibrant blend of ashram, children’s school, and home. The vision for the ashram is to provide a nurturing environment for spiritual seekers to learn, develop, grow, and contribute to their own spiritual growth and the growth of others. It flows with the rhythms of life and is an ideal place to learn the art of acceptance and surrender, which lead to a permanent state of equanimity, the ultimate goal of practicing yoga.

The ashram's homestay setting is surrounded by the splendor of nature. Yogi Prakash and his family welcome guests into their kitchen and their living space. This affords a cozy environment conducive to spiritual practice, where those who stay at the ashram can get a taste of authentic yogic lifestyle along with traditional Nepalese culture.

There are a few private rooms and shared dorm room facilities, available based on current occupancy. There is warm running water for bathing, powered by solar energy, and unlimited fresh drinking water. Electrical outages are part of life in Nepal; however, it is easy to adapt since there is solar energy for heating water and gas or fire for cooking. Wi-Fi and battery-powered lights are offered all day.

Private single room
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Private single room
Private room | Shared bathroom | $560
Ashram
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Food

Shanti Yoga Ashram provides its guests with traditional Nepalese food. This includes Nepal’s famous dal bhat (rice and legumes), fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade yogurt, pickle dish and traditional roti (handmade flat bread). The kitchen is a cozy, family sized room with a welcoming atmosphere reflective of the generosity of the family who runs the ashram. The diet is strictly vegetarian.

Much of the produce used for meals comes from the family’s organic garden. Some items you can find in the field are cauliflower, cabbage, a variety of greens, persimmons, oranges, plums, kiwis, spices and herbs, chilies, radish, and much more!

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Yogic

  

What's included?

  • 13 nights accommodation with hot water and 24 hours wifi
  • 3 home cooked fresh meals daily
  • Daily morning and afternoon Tantra Yoga Classes
  • Daily Lecture on Tantra Yoga
  • Visit to Pashupathinath Mandir - most powerful Shiva temple
  • Karma Yoga (Selfless service)
  • Kirtan and Mantra ceremonies

What's not included?

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the ashram

Location

This retreat will take place in Machchhegaun, Kathmandu, Nepal. Shanti Yoga Ashram is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas with a picturesque view, less than one hour from Kathmandu; it is the perfect sanctuary to go deeply into the essence of yoga.

The ashram is located in a small town outside of Kathmandu, so you will be able to learn yoga within the context of Nepalese life and Eastern culture, the womb from which yoga was born. If you want to learn classical yoga with spiritual depth and experience traditional Nepalese culture, this homestay yoga ashram provides a unique and authentic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the land of Tantra, where yoga was born.


Distances
  • Kathmandu - 1 hour
  • Kirtipur town - 20 min

Nearby Towns

Kirtipur
4 km
Daksinkali
7 km
Jitpur
8 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus from Kathmandu city to arrive at the ashram.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from Kathmandu city to the ashram; tell the driver to go towards Kirtipur on the way to Machchegaun. Please send Shanti Yoga Ashram an inquiry for further directions.

Nearest airports
KTM Tribhuvan International Airport
11 km
JKR Janakpur Airport
126 km

Instructors

Yogi Prakash
Yogi
Prakash is the founder of Shanti Yoga Ashram, has been dedicated to yoga since childhood. He studied at the Bihar School of Yoga where he received initiation from Swami Niranjanananda. For the past 10 years, he has continued to deepen his knowledge in Nepal with Swami Shivalingam, Tantra Yoga Master. For the past 18 years, he has been fully immersed in teaching yoga both at home and abroad. He has circled the globe introducing the deeper aspect of yoga practice.
Yogini Rama
Yogini
Yogini Rama, co-founder of Shanti Yoga Ashram and naturopathic doctor, began her study of yoga at Bihar School of Yoga in 2001. She then continued studying under the guidance of Swami Shivalingham. She has been teaching since then, totally dedicated to the development of the ashram project. She is in charge of the Divine Yoga School. She loves the chant kirtan and shares the bhakti with the guests who come. Her practical class is meditative and full of yogic energy. 
Lisanne Wille
Lisanne
Lisanne Wille is a long-term student and member of the ashram team, getting established in all teachings of Guru Yogi Prakash to transmit it to the west. With her Sanskrit teacher Prakriti, she learned how to read Sanskrit fluently. She shows her dedication and devotion to karma yoga and Sanskrit chanting and will stay forever connected to the ashram as she is preparing to establish a Shanti Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 86% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
Prices are based on a 14-day stay, vary by season and are indicative only. Please enquire for details 
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