Prana Vidya Retreat in Astam (near Pokhara)
Prana Vidya is an ancient and powerful spiritual, physical and emotional healing practice. "Prana" means life energy, breath or life force; "vidya" means knowledge. Prana Vidya practices systematically direct prana – life energy – in specific channels within us and around us. The Sanskrit word Prana also means "flow": When Prana is not flowing, mental, emotional & physical blockages and imbalances arise. Thus, the immediate aim of Prana Vidya is to use Prana in a conscious and benefitial way, to awaken the life force within us, while cultivating inner wisdom and life-transforming insight.
In this unique 6-day yoga retreat, we will learn to develop an awareness for the nature of prana. We will explore techniques on how to dissolve the pranic blockages in our physical, mental and emotional bodies and how we can balance prana in a sustainable way.
We will further explore how the practices of Prana Vidya can awaken the potential within our energy bodies and mind, which in turn leads to new learning to use this energy for self-healing.
Practice of daily yoga asana and pranayama techniques (breathwork)
Daily meditation practices: chakra meditation, prana meditation and more
Introduction to mantra chanting
Workshops on energy channels and chakras
Stunning views on the Annapurna Himalayas
15-20 July 2023
5-10 November 2023
- 6 days, 5 nights in a private room (Queen sized bed) with attached bathroom (hot shower)
- Vegetarian/vegan organic meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit, drinks)
- Transportation from Pokhara to the retreat location and back 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 bed) with 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 rooms we have views on the Himalayan mountains. The food will be entirely vegetarian/vegan organic meals with vegetables sourced from the local farms. You can check out the resort here.
What do I need to bring?
Yoga mats will be provided. Do bring comfortable clothes for yoga practice. You can bring your big backpack or suitcase.
Terms and conditions:
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot for this retreat (bank transfer). The rest of the retreat fee must be paid on the start day of the program. If the retreat must be cancelled by Madan Yoga, the deposit will of course be fully refunded. Please note that all fees are non-negotiable.