oin Sati for a 3-day immersion into Ashtanga Yoga and Classical Indian Philosophy at Neydo Monastery.
Sati: ‘We will examine the traditions of Yoga and Vedanta and become intimate with how Yoga works to transform and purify our minds, hearts, and bodies.’ To learn more about Sati visit her website at www.satiyogini.com
Philosophy of Yoga Sati will provide a basic overview of the science of Yoga philosophically giving time for a comprehensive “birds eye view” of a rich, elaborate, complex tradition. Topics will vary but will often include a brief examination of the major thoughts behind Patanjali’s treatise, The Yoga Sutras and Vyasa’s The Bhagavad-Gita, as well as other major texts. Some retreats will also examine the six schools “darshanas” of Indian thought and the underlying reasons as to why yoga exists as a means for spiritual liberation. We may also briefly explore the basic ideas behind the tradition of Hatha Yoga as a practical science leading to greater well-being and insight. A strong focus will be placed on learning how to develop an intelligent, sustainable practice and what that entails emotionally and psychologically.
Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga Classes (all levels invited) The asana practice will be in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. For beginners we will have led classes providing a basic understanding of breath, bandhas (locks), drishti (focus-gaze), and the beginning asanas of the Primary Series of Asthanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. For those with an established mysore practice, space will be made in the room for self-practice during the led classes so you may receive some assistance and attention during your practice.
Learn in beautiful surroundings: what yoga is and how it can benefit you how to make your own daily yoga routine based on your goals, body type and needs how food, relationships and environment influence the health of body and mind how mindfulness can reduce stress and change your everyday life yoga poses under expert guidance A three-day yoga retreat costs 275$ per person on twin sharing basis.
The retreat package includes: Transportation from our Yoga Studio Thamel at 1905 Kantipath (5 minutes from Thamel) to retreat location and back. Departure from Thamel on Mondays at 2 pm, return back on Wednesdays at 7 pm. Accommodation on twin sharing basis All vegetarian meals, tea and water Expert guidance from experienced and inspiring international retreat leaders Use of yoga mats and yoga props Diary and pen Single supplement rates on request. Minimum number of participants is 4, maximum 16.
Pharping Pharping has two main caves that are considered especially powerful because they are associated with Shiva (as well as the nearby Dakshinkali Temple). The caves are also associated with Guru Rinpoche, the teacher that established Buddhism in Tibet. So the whole area is key to the interesting mix of Hinduism and Buddhisme in Kathmandu.
A couple of very important contemporary Tibetan masters have been key in re-invigorating the Buddhist practice at Pharping by establishing centers there – Chagdud Tulku (recently passed away, auto-biography entitled Lord of the Dance) and Chatral Rinpoche (one of the eldest and most revered meditation masters still alive; he’s about 100). After these two set up their centres, there has a been a slew of new monasteries in the last 10-15 years. The Neydo Tashi Choling Monastery was build four years ago and is the home of H.H Ngom Neydo Karma Chagme. The monastery gives education to many monks from remote areas of Nepal.
Neydo Monastery Resort
The lamas from the monastery decided to build accommodation for visitors on the monastery premisses so that guest can learn about Buddhism and their monastery, and the income would help fund the education of the monks. The resort has spacious rooms, all with attached bathrooms, and is build in Tibetan style. The yoga hall has the view of the main monastery hall and the roof top is also a great place for morning class with a beautiful view. Kunsang, the Tibetan chef, cooks a great fusion of Tibetan, Indian and Nepali vegetarian food.
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