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SOLD-OUT: Yoga Discovery Retreat with Yogatara
November 25, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - November 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm| 275 $
**This event has now sold out. Our next three-day retreat is 2-4 December with Emily Hardy**
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 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 in the lovely and comfortable Neydo Hotel
- All the delicious 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.
Yogatara (Lisa Alessandra)
“My journey with Yoga began when I first arrived in Nepal 15 years ago. For me Yoga is a great love story, a way of life that has brought me to a deeper understanding of, and compassion for, myself, others and the world at large. It is Yoga’s gifts of balance, presence, and joy that I hope to share with those that come to my classes.
Currently I am the director of Isha, a centre of yogic learning and conscious living in Sanepa and work primarily as a therapist. I combine the tools of yoga and creative expression to help awaken the awareness and innate wisdom that bring about authentic wellbeing: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.”
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 lovely guest accommodation has spacious and modern rooms, comfortable beds for deep and refreshing sleeps, all with attached bathrooms, and built 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 which always delights our guests.
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.