29-Day Yoga, Soul Meditation and Pranayama Retreat in Kathmandu, ‎Nepal

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Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Daily yoga classes
Music therapy and mantra chanting session
Soul, mindfulness, and Buddha style meditation lessons
Daily Meditation and Pranayama
Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
3 vegetarian meals a day, tea, and fruits
You will be embarking on a unique lifetime experience. Nepal Yoga Home helps you to go deeper inside you and find your inner beings. This one-month transformational yoga and meditation course is a special personal journey towards the world’s most beautiful place – the inner-self (the soul). This retreat is based on achieving good physical health, emotional balance, mental stability, and spiritual clarity by the practice of yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga philosophy, and a yogic lifestyle. You will experience yoga and meditation in its authentic form, with its authentic roots originally from Nepal.

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, and vegan diets
Clean, spiritual rooms
Organic fruits and vegetable garden
Views of Kathmandu Valley
Meditation garden
Proximity to jungle
Yoga rooms
Nepal Yoga Home is a retreat and accommodation facility located just outside of Kathmandu with sweeping views over the Kathmandu Valley. Rooms are quiet and peaceful with nets. There are also rooms for yoga and other workshops. One can relax or meditate in the open garden. The venue is lush, attached to the Nagarjun jungle with a garden plentiful with organic fruits and vegetables. 

The venue 
Accommodation at Nepal Yoga Home is with an attached bathroom, simple and comfortable, 24 hours hot water, wooden parqueting, and free Wi-Fi facilities. You can freely choose a private or shared room at different costs.

Food 
You will enjoy three nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals a day, three cups of tea, and fruits. The diet includes simple and deliciously prepared fresh fruits, vegetables, Nepali recipes, and cultural food. There are also many healthy vegan and vegetarian food options available within minutes from the yoga centre serving irresistibly good food!

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation
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Program

This retreat is:
  • Good for your overall health by practising yoga and mediation
  • A perfect way to de-stress
  • To be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been
  • A great chance to learn about the roots of yoga from its birthplace Nepal
  • To rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
  • To have a wonderful time learning a different practise than your own.

The following areas will be covered:
Asana (postures)
The Asana starts from a basic level with poses for beginners, then intermediate, followed by an advanced level with demonstration, indication, alignment adjustments, and modulations. This course will cover more than 84 famous and effective asanas.

You will learn the therapeutic application of different postures. Basic and preparatory movements to warm the body up, muscles, and joints alignment. These movements will help you to achieve a full range of motion for your joints, will help you to prevent injuries during difficult yoga poses, and will develop your body awareness.

You will learn some series of yoga asanas which are easy to practice once you get back home. Yoga poses will help you purify and heal your body, as well as control, calm and focus the mind.

The different categories of postures will teach you which brings different energetic, mental, emotional, and physical effects.

Nepal Yoga Home will teach you especially Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, besides this, our highly qualified teachers will teach the different styles of yoga: Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Shivanand Yoga, Iyengar yoga, Restorative yoga, Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa flow, power yoga and more.

Pranayama (Breathing exercises)
Concepts and practices of Pranayama include different breathing exercises. Our yoga course covers more than 25 different techniques of pranayama, and its applications, contraindications, and benefits. You will learn the importance and art of proper breathing.

Breathing is the only way of supplying our bodies and their various organs with oxygen which is vital for our survival. Pranayama also goes close with the Asanas and meditation, which is better for your holistic approach to health. The union of these three yogic principles is considered the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both, mind and body.

This one-month course includes different pranayama series like pre-pranayama, nostril cleansing pranayama, Nadi Sodhana (nerve cleansing), Anulom- Vilom (alternate nostril breathing), Sheetali (cooling breath), Shikari (Hissing breathing), Bhramari (humming bee breath), Ujjayi (victorious breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breathing), Suryabheda (heat stimulating breath). Also includes advanced variations of pranayama.

Meditation
You will have in-depth meditation lessons which are a systematic approach to releasing stress and increasing awareness. Step by step you will learn different styles of meditation, which are:

  • Buddha meditation style
  • Vipassana meditation,
  • So-Ham meditation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Silence meditation
  • Guided meditation
  • Soul meditation
  • Kundalini meditation
  • Breathing meditation, etc

Yoga Philosophy
It’s based on our lifestyle. Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and other yoga texts are included in this course. The following topics will be covered in yoga philosophy:

  • Introduction, origin, and history of yoga
  • Panch Koshas: The five sheaths of existence- Annamaya Kosha, Pranmaya Kosha, Manomaya Kosha, *Vigyaan Maya kosha, Anandamaya Kosha
  • Seven energy centres (chakra), Nadis (circuitry of prana), Kundalini (the storehouse of universal potential)
  • Consciousness and Yoga
  • Elements of Universe: The process of evolution according to Samkhya Darshan
  • Antahkarana (the mind stuff)
  • Chitta and its patterns (vritis)
  • Panch Kleshas (five sources of pain)
  • Prakriti and Purusha (the observer and observed)
  • Management of mind by the yogic process
  • Ashtanga Yoga: Eight stages of self-balancing and realization
  • Yama: Social codes of conduct
  • Niyama: Moral codes of conduct
  • Asana: Posture
  • Pranayama: Breath control
  • Pratyahara: Sensory withdrawal and relaxation of mind
  • Dharna: Channelizing the mind and gaining stability
  • Dhyaan: Meditation
  • Samaadhi: Attainment of ultimate bliss

Shatkarma (Cleansing Process)
The sixth process of the yogic cleansing technique is said to be Shatkarma. They are Neti - nasal cleansing, Dhauti - cleansing of the digestive tract, Nauli - stomach cleansing, Basti - colon cleansing, Kapalbhati - frontal brain cleansing, Tratak (candle gazing) - eye cleansing.

You will learn its techniques, practice, application, indication, contraindication, and therapeutic usage.

Mudra (Physic gesture)
This four weeks course will cover the Introduction and types of hand mudras, postural mudras, Lock mudras, element mudras, pranic mudra, etc. You will learn more than 20 different types of mudras like Gyana mudra (Gesture of knowledge), chin mudra (gesture of consciousness), shambhabi mudra (eyebrow centre gazing mudra), Nasikagradristhi (nosetip gazing), khechari mudra (tongue lock), shanmukhi mudra (closing the seven door), vipareetkarani (inverted psychic attitude), maha mudra (great psychic attitude), etc.

Banda (Energy locks)
The Bandhas–Locks are gateways to develop core strength, sensitivity, and subtlety. The practice of the three locks systems brings both depth and effectiveness to yoga practice. Introduction, benefit, and practice of throat lock, abdominal lock, the root lock, and great lock will be taught.

Jalandar Banda (throat lock): Jalandhar banda is the contraction of the throat with the help of pranic (breath) energy. The throat lock also “seals” the energy that is generated in the upper areas of your brain stem, so it makes it easier to focus and meditate. This is also good for thyroid and parathyroid problems.

Uddiyan banda (abdominal lock): Contraction of abdominal muscles by holding the breath outside is said to be uddiyan banda. Uddiyan banda helps to tone and strengthen the abdominal muscles and improves the function of the organs of digestion.

Mulabanda (root lock): Contraction of the muscles of the rectum, the sex organs, and the navel point with the breathing process is mulabanda. Mulabanda helps to awaken the energy in the upward direction. Mulabanda is good to keep strength in the body and steadiness in mind.

Tri-banda (great lock): applying all locks together is said to be tri-banda or great lock.

Yogic relaxation
The practice of the systematic method of yogic relaxation will be taught which includes complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation while maintaining awareness at deeper levels.

Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) is included which is a powerful technique of relaxation of mind and body. Yogic relaxation creates an altered state of consciousness which allows the practitioner to relax and heal their being.

Yogic relaxation will help to enter the real subconscious and superconscious mind and cleanse the negative impact of past experiences.

This technique effectively manifests seemingly magical changes in their life. Also, you will learn chakra shuddhi and mantra chanting to relax your mind and body.

Chakra Shuddhi (Purification of energy centres)
Purification of the chakras (energy centres) through simple meditative techniques and pranayama techniques will be taught. It includes principles of Purification, relaxation, and harmonization of the chakras.

You will learn details about the seven chakras: Muladhara (root) chakra, Svadhisthana (sacral) chakra, Manipura (solar plexus) chakra, Anahata(heart) chakra, Visuddhi (throat) chakra, Ajna (third eye) chakra and Sahasrara (crown) chakra.

Mantra chanting
During this course, you will experience different powerful mantra chartings, which restore health, and happiness and brings calmness to your mind. You will learn about mantra yoga which is an effective way to control involuntary thoughts. When courage or determination is blocked, it rises up the opportunity to overcome obstacles.

Mantra awakens the healing force that reaches deep into the body and mind. The Mantras can be used to remove the blockages in energy centres.

Daily sample schedule
It might change but you will get all the classes mentioned in the itinerary even if the time is different.

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Yoga Asanas (Yoga Posture)
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Tea break
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Self-practice
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Rest/Hiking, sightseeing (yourself)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Yogic Relaxation
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Rest
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Meditation, stretching, breathing
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Tea break
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Philosophy/mantra chanting
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Time to bed

Optional activities
Hiking
Trekking
Rafting
Mountain flight
Sightseeing or sunrise trip
Tour

Instructors

Prakash Acharya
Prakash
Prakash Acharya is the founder of Nepal Yoga Home. His life is fully devoted to social transformation through yoga and meditation. He is working for those children who have been deprived of education due to their poverty in remote areas of Nepal. When he was a student, his subject was science (physics) and his objective was to know spirituality in a scientific way. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree, he pursued a Master degree of Science in Yogic Science and Human Consciousness.
RamHari Thapa
RamHari
RamHari Thapa completed an international Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor course of Ashtanga Vinyasa.
Mr. Rajendra Prasad Neupane
Mr.
Mr. Rajendra Prasad Neupane is teaching yoga and meditation internationally since 2002. He is specialized on meditation and had completed his master's degree in Buddhism.

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
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