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3-day Pilgrimage to the Heart yoga retreat with Nicky in Nepal
October 28, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - October 30, 2013 @ 7:00 pm| 275 $
Nicky: “The heart is the seat of all compassion, it is a treasure box full of wonders and beauties. Through the practice of yoga (union) we can unlock that treasure box and reveal a new world. A world that can only be discovered through our own experience within our practice.
Christopher Colombus set sail across the oceans to map the world, as we take courage within the practice to leave the shore of broken shells and dive deeply into the unknown treasures within the heart, opening the anahata chakra. Yoga is the key to discovery, the biggest adventure is the discovery of yourself.”
Nicky will guide you through the practice of yoga asana’s, pranayama – breathing techniques- and meditation to plant the key into your hands.
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 all-inclusive on twin sharing basis (if you prefer your own room, there is an additional supplement charge of $20 per night). To sign up, please fill out our online booking form.
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
Minimum number of participants is 4, maximum 16.
Nicky first found yoga many years ago in a classroom in Cairo, Egypt, where she was taught by the most beautiful Indian lady who instilled a giant spark in her. Since then she has been hooked and is never ceased to be amazed at all the positivity yoga has brought not only to her but also to those that surround her.
She has been traditionally trained at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organisation and the Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham organisation where she has been honoured to be initiated into the Sivananda lineage of teachers. Her passion for yoga shines through her teaching bringing a holistic approach to material and spiritual life concentrating on the beauty within the traditional methods of Hatha yoga that have been passed down for generations.
She believes very much in that yoga brings peace and if we experience peace ourselves then it vibrates out to others around us creating a more joyous planet. She looks forward to meeting all practitioners of any level and sharing her passion, knowledge and to continue on the yogic path together.
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 monastery guesthouse 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.
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.