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3-day Tihar Hatha Yoga Retreat with Rupesh in Nepal
November 4, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - November 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm| 275 $
Rupesh: “Our mind and body have had a fundamental connection with each other ever since we came to this earth. They are inseparable. Take a moment to become aware of the thoughts inside your head; the more you are watching them, the more you will notice that they are never ending. Take another moment to stretch your body and be aware of your body; it is constantly producing sensations. The body and the mind have interactions; they are affected by each other. The moment you realise how rigid you are, is the moment you will be able to gently work with your mind and body and overcome your limitations. And suddenly, what used to be unpleasant is transformed into a pleasant experience of aliveness in both the mind and body. A mild and natural touch of your mind and body through mindful yoga is a way of achieving joy, happiness and peacefulness; the true nature of ourselves.
Release through mindful yoga is what we will be focusing on during this three day retreat.
At this retreat we will spend time seeing, listening, and feeling; thereby nurturing the consciousness of the body through the practice of natural movement and staying in asanas for extended periods of time. We will also work with regulating the breath and studying the philosophical bases of yoga. You are invited to join me to become invigorated and to renew your energy by enhancing your power and your intimacy with life itself.”
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 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.
“I was fortunate to meet many yoga teachers during my life. They always gave me warmth and support, and under their guidance I learnt yoga.
I believe that when we practice yoga consistently and devotional, one day we will be able to overcome life’s challenges and our fear of death, not just by intellectual reasoning and getting experience in facing our problems, but because a real realization happens. Yoga is the way. Yoga is the means to understand the truth, not just for health and well being, not just for living. Yoga is everything in life to me.
I am a certified yoga teacher from the International Sivananda Yoga Centre. I hold a master degree in Buddhism, where yoga is also the part of the course, and I studied Sanskrit, the language of yoga, at the Sanskrit University and the White Gompa.”
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.