In the Footsteps of Ancient Yogis- A Yoga Journey to Kathmandu Valley
- Various Guesthouses and Inns in Kathmandu Valley
- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
- Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 (10 days)
- 1400EUR at Early Bird Rate (Until August 30th) 1500EUR after August 30th Single room supplement: 260EUR
Journey with us into Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, and discover the holy landscapes that cradle the origins of the practice of Yoga. This yoga retreat brings together the traditional daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga, with Buddhist and Hindu teachings, and spectacular cultural sites, in the land and culture that helped to write the biography of the Yoga we know and practice today.
The Kathmandu Valley natives have practiced Yoga and Tantra for hundreds of years, integrating these practices into their daily lives, and the valley itself is a mandala of sacred sites: monasteries, meditation caves, temples and stupas. Several of these are on UNESCO's world heritage list and being present in these spaces is transformative and deeply moving.
If you feel called, then join us for what will be a deeply transformative journey. We will experience life and practice Yoga in a Tibetan monastery, and visit the medieval city of Patan. We will trek through otherworldly landscapes at the foot of the Himalaya, and visit the holiest Buddhist and Hindu sites including Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath.
You will also be able to deepen your Yoga practice with Ellen Johannesen, who has become a local in Nepal, has over 20 years of experience teaching and practicing Ashtanga Yoga, and has a Masters Degree in Buddhist studies.
8 Ashtanga Yoga classes with Level 2 Authorized KPJAYI teacher Ellen Johanessen
Daily meditation and philosophy classes
Visits to Kathmandu’s most spectacular spiritual sites including Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath
Treks through Newari villages in the Lower Himalayas
Introduction into the study and practice of Buddhism