REIGNITE YOUR PASSION AND PURPOSE A Spiritual Yoga Immersion In Nepal
September 30 - October 13| From $3597
As you become one with the sea of maroon robed monks and nuns walking in the foot steps of the thousands before you circumnavigating Asia’s largest Stupa, (Buddhist shrine), you have an overwhelming sense that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
With the sound of swirling prayer wheels, the soft chanting of “Aum mani pad me hum” mantra and colorful prayer flags blowing in the breeze over head, you realize they are the only map you need to find your way.
You smile as you pass Tibetans prostrating and market traders carrying on with their daily life. When one of them asks you where you’re going, you think to yourself, “I’m already here.”
On arriving for your yoga and meditation class you pause for a moment to listen for the sound of monks chanting their morning prayers higher up in the snowcapped mountains.
You then step inside and sit down; the outside chatter has gone, and soon your internal chatter quietly fades.
You close your eyes and listen to your teacher welcoming you to your practice. As she guides you into deep meditation, you feel blissful. This is where you are meant to be.
Here in Nepal you are reconnected with your joy, your passion, and your youness.
Nepal is the PERFECT place to explore for
14 adventurous days if you..
Have you reached a point in your life when you’re finally free to embrace your alone time?
You’re in luck! The Nepal retreat combines adventurous travel, with like minded folk with some time out for self-reflection giving you a sense of liberation. You’ll be immersed by the stunning heights of the Himalayan mountains, which cannot fail to change your perspective.
Are you ready to take risks and have new experiences, but need a likeminded soul-seeker by your side as you step into the unknown?
On this retreat in Nepal you’ll have a whole “small” group of likeminded soul-seekers around you. You won’t be going it alone. And I dare say you’ll make a life long friend along the way.
Are you ready to have your taste buds tantalized and enjoy delicious, nourishing food leaving you feeling satisfied and healthy?
That’s exactly what you get on this Nepal yoga retreat! The local food is known worldwide for being tasty, plant-based and wholesome. The Yoga For The Soul Retreats menu is vegetarian and mouth-wateringly delicious.
So… WHY should you join me?
In Astam is a simple but comfortable trekking teahouse, where the distractions of your usual life will be replaced by stunning views of mountain ranges which will bring you right into the present moment.
This hotel has all the creature comforts right on shores of Phewa Lake Pokhara. Another peaceful and stunning view to wake up to.
And finally, Bandipur’s Hotel is the perfect final stop to complete this experience of Nepal: a traditional and authentic inn, embracing the heritage of a historical building and giving you a last taste of the character and charm of Nepalese culture.
WHOLESOME, FRESH, TASTY… Simply Delicious!
Do you love closing your eyes and relishing the scent of spices and full-bodied flavours cooking in the kitchen — knowing those scents will turn to tastes when you sit down to enjoy a mouth-wateringly delicious meal?
Do you love trying new culinary delights in the country that first cooked them up?
Do you want to put your meals in the hands of expert local chefs, whose passion for their culture’s cuisine can be tasted in every mouthful?
Well, you’ve come to the right place!
One of last year’s Nepal retreaters described the dishes as divine — and it would be difficult to disagree.
You’ll get to experience a mix of Nepal’s most loved traditional dishes, and some meals with a more familiar Western influence. Each restaurant and eatery has been personally selected by me, based on their charm and cultural heritage, ambiance, views from the dinner table, service and cleanliness.
And most importantly, DELICIOUSNESS!
The Daily Delights
There are so many delights planned for this retreat that I’d need to write a book to tell you about all of them — and it’s nice to have a few lovely surprises when you’re dedicating time to working on you, isn’t it?!
The journey will take you from the laid back cultural bustle of Kathmandu — experiencing the external world in full colour — to the peaceful stillness of the mountainous valleys where you’ll be gradually guided closer and closer to the subtleties of your internal world.
Magical First Moments
On Day 1, you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and your driver takes you straight to Hotel Vajra.
Here, snuggled comfortably away from the action of Kathmandu, you can unwind and enjoy your first experience of Nepal’s hospitality.
Later, we all gather for the official welcome, brief orientation and a rejuvenating yoga practice to restore you after your long journey. You’re offered an early dinner, before heading off to drift into a deep, peaceful sleep.
Stepping Into A Spiritual Life
KATHMANDU – SWAYAMBHUNATH
On Day 2, you awake for a nourishing early breakfast before we head off on foot to the ancient Swayambhunath Stupa (known as the Monkey Temple!).
The all-seeing Buddha eyes watch over you from their vantage point at the top of 365 steps — and you know that these eyes see an incredible journey ahead for you.
Our guide, Suryadeep, invites us all to join local pilgrims and circumambulate the holy site which he tells the enchanting Buddhist legend of how Swayambhunath came to be. And Suryadeep gives us time to take in the fantastic views over the Kathmandu valley.
Back at the hotel, you enjoy a tasty and healthy lunch.
Then the afternoon is yours — to relax, to explore, to meditate, to breathe, or to just be.
Late afternoon you unwind with a restorative yoga practice, then, we come together again for a sumptuous meal of local Newari cuisine at a century-old heritage building.
A Glimpse Of Monastic Life
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE AND BOUDHANATH
As Day 3 dawns, you wake up and stretch out your sleep-cosy body with an early morning yoga class.
Breakfast replenishes your energy stores so that you’re ready to climb aboard our private vehicle for the journey to Patan Durbar Square.
On foot, we explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the ornately carved architecture consisting of an enchanting mix of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. We’re guided by Sham, whose local knowledge brings the place to life.
For lunch we go to the Mala Layeku Kitchen — a traditional Nepalese restaurant where you’ll enjoy one of the best Dal Bhat in the world, with a view of the square.
And we spend some time with a respected master sound bowl craftsman — you enjoy the stunning sounds on site, or you decide to buy one to take home with you forever.
Having had our fill of architectural beauty and local cuisine, we depart for our next destination: Boudhanath. Siddhi Manakamana Hotel becomes our home for the next two nights.
Once we’ve checked into the hotel, you choose between staying in for some self-care and relaxation or heading out to explore the labyrinth of Boudhanath. You’ll discover its secrets and its charm — from monasteries to artisanal workshops famous for producing spiritual tools and textiles.
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