Yogatara: ‘Join me for a 3-day discovery of Yoga as the harmony of the head, heart and hands. In the space of quiet and community we delve into Yoga philosophy and explore Yoga’s practical tools to bring integration and joyful balance into the various dimensions of our lives.
Drawing inspiration from the Satyananda Yoga tradition, we strengthen and rejuvenate the body through asana and pranayama, clear the mind and open the Heart through Yoga Nidra and draw on simple meditative and life tools to rekindle our inspiration in-and for- life.
Yoga is a Living Science which engages us on the mat and well beyond. I look forward to our journey of discovery together.’
This retreat in Neydo Monastery will be a combination of expert yoga instruction, relaxation in nature and delicious healthy food to help you recharge your energy levels. Energising yoga classes are the perfect start of your retreat days. Talks and discussions during the day will invite you to look at life in new ways and practicing mindfulness in beautiful surroundings will teach you how to create more peace of mind.
Each dawn brings a relaxing yoga class and your days close with a wholesome dinner. You will return home inspired and revitalized.
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.
Buddha statue in main monastery hall. Photo credit: Julian Parker-Burns
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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