Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, just 45 minutes drive from Pokhara, lies the beautiful mountain village Astam. Astam is located at 1,600 meters altitude and offers peace and serenity away from the city. It is a quiet authentic local village where life is slow and peaceful - an ideal place to discover the practice of yoga for yourself. From here, the views on the Annapurna Himalayas are just stunning.
Madan Yoga is offering 3-day Yoga Retreats on a regular basis in this beautiful, yogic environment. During this yoga retreat in Nepal, you will get a chance to:
- Practice yoga asanas, including breathing techniques (pranayama), on a daily basis
- Practice guided meditation and experience a unique sound bowl healing session
- Learn about the local farmer life, and the local herbs and go on a village tour
- Taste organic healthy foods and specialties
- Wake up to stunning sunrise views on the Annapurna Himalayan range
Dates for this autumn/winter season 2023/2024:
September 2023: open availability
October 2023: 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 17-19, 19-21, 21-23
November 2023: 3-5, 14-16, 26-28, 29-1
December 2023/January 2024: open availability
NOTE: Longer retreats can be organized upon request. We can also organize retreats for private groups at your chosen dates!
Pricing: 185 USD (+ 70 USD for any additional night (on e-mail request) Included: - all retreat/yoga activities - 3 days, 2 nights in a private room with attached bathroom (hot shower) - all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, snacks) - Transportation from and to Pokhara
The retreat venue is located at Annapurna Eco Village Resort in Astam Village, close to Pokhara, Nepal. It is a local village where life is slow and peaceful - an ideal spot to immerse yourself in your yoga practice. From here, the views on the Annapurna Himalayan Range as well as the surrounding hills and towns are just stunning. Annapurna Eco Village Resort in Astam offers spacious and bright private rooms (Queen-sized beds) with an attached bathroom and hot shower. There is a huge garden as well as a big, newly built, and inspiring yoga hall where we can practice. From all the rooms, we have views of the Himalayan mountains. The food will be entirely vegetarian/vegan organic meals with vegetables sourced from the local farms.
Why choose Nepal for your yoga retreat?
Nepal is a small country by size yet full of culture, history, and unique landscape. Not only is Nepal the birthplace of Lord Buddha - For hundreds of years, Nepal has also been sought as a pilgrimage place by many Yogis amongst the Himalayan mountains as well. It is believed that many Gods are connected to the Himalayan land, hence there is an indescribable spiritual energy that radiates from the mountains.
Yogic traditions and philosophies have been embedded within the culture of Nepal since ancient times - and Nepal remains an ideal place for great learning of Yoga today. Local people mostly live a minimalistic, slow, and peaceful life - always aligned with their environment and the seasons. The Himalayas offer a serene environment that allows you to disconnect from the noise and distractions of everyday life. This solitude can be a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth. All of this makes Nepal a great place for remaining healthy and balanced, and for learning to incorporate yogic practices into our lives as well.
Interested? Feel free to send us an e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org for your booking! Namaste