8-Day Singing Bowl Training and Yoga Retreat in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Suitable for intermediate and beginner practitioners
2 daily yoga sessions
1 scheduled therapy session in a week
Access to library, sauna and steam, and swimming pool
3 daily vegetarian or vegan meals
Music class theory and practical
Daily Bhakti yoga, warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, yogasana, bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path
Drinking water and daily herbal tea
The singing bowl is a musical instrument which is used for healing, relaxation and meditation purpose originated in Nepal and later on it got popular in Tibet and India as well. This course is made especially for healing, meditation purpose, and the path of the spiritual journey. You will be able to teach the introductory and professional courses as well.

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian and vegan diets
Spa
Garden
Yoga studio
Wireless internet
Dining area
Kitchen
Library
The holiday will take place at Himalayan Yoga Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal and is the country's gateway to tourism. It is portrayed as a beautiful valley with historical landmarks, old monasteries, arts, and cultural heritage, and as a city of temples.

The venue
You will be accommodated at Himalayan Yoga Academy. The Himalayan Yoga Academy has twelve rooms with attached bathrooms, hot and cold showers, a yoga hall, a comfortable and hygienic kitchen, herbal tea, organic food, spa chambers, tiny beautiful gardens, meditation zones, library, music instruments, yoga mats, and Wi-Fi.

Facilities
  • Aarogya-griha: Healing chamber which is for deep relaxation healing, therapy, and spa treatments in order to get healthy
  • Anna-griha: House of food where the food is prepared and you will eat. The dining facility serves 25 people.
  • Chaitanya-griha: House of supreme consciousness which is for prathana (prayer), yogasana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation)
  • First aid box with normal dressing and medications
  • Shuddi-griha: House of six cleansing acts (shatakarma) which is for cleansing the different gates of the body
  • Svadhyaya-griha: Self-study room with yoga and different yoga-related books
  • Swagat-griha: Reception hall which is for welcoming guests where you will be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome
  • Wi-Fi Internet and print on request

Food
 Three daily meals and daily herbal teas are included in the package. Himalayan Yoga Academy strives to provide organic and vegetarian/vegan meals, but if you have special dietary needs please notify them in advance. They will try to accommodate your needs as best they can. 

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

If you accept that sound is vibration and you know that vibration touches every part of your physical being, then you understand that sound is heard not only through the ears but through every cell in your body.

One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms people on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can readdress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder. This is the amazing effect of the Singing Bowl Advance Course

Trinity of Nepalese spiritual sound objects used for healing (Singing Bowls, Ganta, and Tingshas):
  • The bowls emit a quieting, entrenching energy
  • The Ganta (bell) motivates and unifies influence and the Tingshas stimulate energy fields
  • The ancient bowls actually come from various Himalayan regions including Nepal, Bharat, and Bhutan and are made from a consecrated seven metal alloy. Prayers and mantras were chanted to them during their creation so they carry that sacred energy

What are Nepalese Singing Bowls used for? Why Singing Bowl Advance Course
Used within meditations and physical healing, the bowls’ characteristic blend of harmonic resonances is used as a vibration tool to induce stress reduction, chakra balancing energy synchronization, and spontaneous healing.

They effectively alter consciousness into a peaceful and expansive meditative state. Participants report a fundamental shift in their view of phenomenon space, accentuated clarity of mind and body, enhanced creativity, and a sense of peace and well-being.

On a biological level, these instruments affect a great deal of physical change, but Tibetan bowl healing has far-reaching implications that occur on emotional, spiritual, and physical levels.

Therapy schedule
  • Sauna, steam, or swimming: Check-in day
  • Full body oil massage: 2nd day
  • Shirodhara (oil treatment): 8th day
  • Sauna, steam, or swimming: 3rd and 5th day
  • Sauna, steam, or swimming: Check out the day

Optional activities

Ayurvedic therapy or panchakarma treatments
  • Abhyanga
  • Body scrub massage
  • Enema
  • Footbath
  • Herbalism
  • Nasya
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Shirodhara
  • Svedana
  • Traditional Ayurveda massage
  • Traditional Thai massage

Beauty therapies
  • Facials - herbal, vitamin E, boutique, or Ayurveda
  • Nail care - manicure, pedicure, or polish
  • Threading - eyebrows, face, or chin
  • Waxing - full leg, half leg, or underarm

Cycling
Explore the countryside on a bike.

Explore the area
Explore the surrounding area and take a hike through the countryside, visit temples, monasteries, and local villages and farmlands.

Hiking to local villages
Hike into a local village and experience Nepali culture first-hand stay a few nights with a Nepali family.

Jungle hikes
Explore the local jungle with its many hiking trails; meditate there to get real inner peace.

Monkey Temple hike
Take a 30-minute walk to discover world heritage sites.

Morning and evening walks
Enjoy the quietude of early morning or late evening while on a walk through the countryside.

Natural spring taps
Walk down to the nearby springs and see the running taps and villagers bathing and washing there.

Naturopathy treatment
  • Hip bath (hot or cold)
  • Mud bath
  • Shankhaprakshalan Kriya
  • Steam bath
  • Surya chikitsa (thermolume)
  • Upavasa and maunavrta
  • Vamana

Sightseeing
Explore Kathmandu Valley with a professional tour guide.

Spiritual walks
Go on a spiritual walk into the jungle with your yoga guru and take a rest for a while listening to the wisdom of the teacher.

Temples and monasteries
Around the centres, there are Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. You can go there for spiritual activities in the morning, afternoon, or evening (puja, chanting, and kirtan).

Volunteer
Give back to Nepal for your great experience thereby travelling to local villages, temples, and health centres; spend time lending a hand on various projects.
Day 1
2pm
Check-in, room arrange, and rest
2.30pm
Sauna, steam, or swimming pool (only in summer)
3.30pm
Introduction course of music
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bedtime (lights out)
Day 2
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Therapy 1
11am
Music class theory and practical
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Nature/village/temple/monastery visit, walking, or self-practice
3.30pm
Music class theory and practical
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bed time (lights out)
Day 3
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Therapy 1
11am
Music class theory and practical
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Nature/village/temple/monastery visit, walking, or self-practice
3.30pm
Music class theory and practical
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bed time (lights out)
Day 4
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Therapy 1
11am
Music class theory and practical
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Nature/village/temple/monastery visit, walking, or self-practice
3.30pm
Music class theory and practical
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bed time (lights out)
Day 5
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Therapy 1
11am
Music class theory and practical
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Nature/village/temple/monastery visit, walking, or self-practice
3.30pm
Music class theory and practical
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bed time (lights out)
Day 6
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Therapy 1
11am
Music class theory and practical
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Nature/village/temple/monastery visit, walking, or self-practice
3.30pm
Music class theory and practical
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bed time (lights out)
Day 7
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Therapy 1
11am
Music class theory and practical
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Nature/village/temple/monastery visit, walking, or self-practice
3.30pm
Music class theory and practical
5pm
Herbal tea
5.15pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
7pm
Dinner and herbal tea
7.30pm
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
8.30pm
Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
10pm
Bed time (lights out)
Day 8
6am
Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water)
6.30am
Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
7am
Bhakti yoga (prayer/chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
9am
Breakfast and herbal tea
10am
Rest/pack/sauna/shower/rest
11.30am
Concluding music class and feedback
1pm
Lunch and herbal tea
2pm
Check-out

Instructor

Dr. Subodh Simkhada
Dr.
Dr. Subodh is the resident expert. He is a certified yoga teacher and a bona fide naturopathic physician. His other notable accomplishments include advanced training on different types of massage like Ayurvedic, Shiatsu, Thai traditional, and foot reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, and Ayurvedic panchakarma training in Kerala, India. He also holds a Reiki master degree in Nepal.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% 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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