In the footsteps of ancient Yogis: A Yoga Journey to Nepal

Retreat

Nepal

start: Apr 5, 2023
end: Apr 15, 2023

Overview

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According to Yoga philosophy the more you desire to know who you truly are and why you are here having a human experience, the more you will understand that who you really are is more than who you think you are. 

My intention for this 10-day journey through the magnificent Kathmandu Valley and the lower Himalayas is to invite us into the exploration of this truth, as we leave behind our modern daily life and habits and the ingrained ideas about ourselves.

To this end, our journey weaves together powerful Yogic practices including asana, meditation & pranayama, with mystical Buddhist and Hindu teachings, and visits to ancient temples and spiritual sites, in the land and culture that helped to write the biography of the Yoga we know today. Just being present in these spaces can be deeply transformative and profoundly moving. 

If you feel called, join me for what will be a life-changing journey. We will practice Yoga in a Tibetan monastery and visit the medieval city of Patan. We will trek through otherworldly landscapes at the foot of the Himalayas, and visit the holiest Buddhist and Hindu sites including Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. 

Easter break period specifically and the month of April generally represent the ideal time to visit Nepal, with warm temperatures and higher visibility of the majestic Himalayas! 

"I look forward to this very personal experience, as I invite you to share the journey back to Nepal where I have spent two beautiful years of my life." - Dee

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Dee Koprivc

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Yoga

Our program includes daily Yogic practices of asana, pranayama, philosophy, meditation and contemplation. The precise schedule and structure of our Yoga classes will depend on our location and space availability. Meditation & pranayama will be practiced daily. 

Our morning asana classes will be inspired by Ashtanga Yoga. The afternoon gatherings will be inspired by the day trips and excursions, and include meditation, a restorative practice, talks on various philosophical and technical aspects of Yoga, as well as pranayama (breathing). The philosophy lectures will introduce Buddhist teachings and familiarize you with Nepals spirutal heritage. 

Example of daily program:

7.00 am - 9.30am: Morning meditation & Yoga 

10am: Breakfast & excursions or hikes to temples, monasteries and local villages in the lower Himalayas.

1pm: Lunch

4.00pm - 6.00 pm:  On some days: Practice and Theory workshops alternating between technique & alignement & Buddhist base yoga philosophy and practice. On some days Yin or resotorative Yoga to soothe the body after hikes! On some days: lectures on the introduction to Buddhist based Yoga philosophy, Buddhist art, religious myths and history of Nepal. 

7pm: Dinner

Program

Daily Activities (Schedule is subject to slight changes)                                 

 

  • April 5/Day 1. Arrival to Kathmandu. Tour of the Boudha stupa; Welcome dinner. 
  • April 6/Day 2. Morning class. Exploring the spiritual hubs of Buddhist Boudhanath and Hindu Pashupatinath; afternoon lecture on local culture and spirituality. Hotel: Shambaling, Boudha, Breakfast & tranditional Nepali dinner included. Lunch on your own. 
  • Accommodation: Shambaling hotel, Boudha/Kathmandu
  • April 7-8/Day 3-4. Morning class. Transfer to Nedyo Monastery for a 2 day Yoga retreat at a Buddhist monastery. All meals included
  • Accommodation: Neydo Monastery
  • April 9/Day 5:  Morning  class. Transfer to Patan: exploring the UNESCO protected Durbar Sq. and Patan Museum. Breakfast included; lunch & dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation: Patan Inn, Patan
  • April 10-12/Day 6-8. Transfer to Namobouddha Nature Resort for a 3 day Yoga retreat, hikes and monastery visits.  All meals included.
  • Accommodation: Namobouddha Nature Resort
  • April 13-14/ Day 9/-10 Transfer to Kathmandu via Bhaktabpur: A day of sighteseeing in the anicent Bhaktapur and exploring, shopping and fun time in Kathmandu. Breakfast & dinner included
  • April 15 Day 10. Check out. Breakfast included.
  • Hotel: Da Lai La Boutique Hotel.

Stay

All of the accommodation has been lovingly selected by my team to ensure maximum comfort during your travel through Nepal.  These are magical spots inspired by my vision of conscious retreats: sustainability, perserving the local heritage, as well as organic agriculture. For more info about your stay please do visit the hotels' websites listed below or shoot me a message.

Hotel Shambaling, Boudhanath, a boutique hotel with quality accommodation, and an excellent restaurant, just a few minutes away from the magnificent Bouddhanath Stupa.

Neydo Monastery Guesthouse, Tucked away in the lower Himalayas, amidst the most scenic landscapes, this guesthouse is a very peaceful and serene location alongside the Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.

Namo Buddha Resort, Kathmandu Valley. This is a beautiful, peaceful eco-resort situated in the Nepali countryside, surrounded by farmland and forest, with a fantastic view of the mountains.

The Inn, Patan, Heritage Hotel. A beautifully restored 100-year old Newari town-house with all the original features, steps away from the artistic and secret corner of Kathmandu - and from Patan Durbar Square

Da Lai La Hotel, Kathamandu. A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Thamel, steps away from the vibrant restaurants and shops. If you come early or stay on for a few days, make sure to join Ellen’s yoga classes at the hotel. 

Package

Included

  • Accommodation and most meals (vegetarian) unless otherwise specified. 
  • All yoga classes & lectures, including guest speakers & guides
  • Private transfers between locations, to the monastery and other sites and hotels during the retreat
  • All museum & monastery entries

Not Included

  • Meals during your free time-as mentioned in the programme (3 meals on your own which are very affordable in Kathmandu at around $10)
  • Speciality drinks and coffees at monastery and resort/hotel
  • Flight to Nepal, Visa and Travel insurance (required)
  • tips & gratuities

Cost

  • Per person, in a shared twin room: EUR 1450
  • Forecast cost of average flight Zagreb to Kathmandu is 850EUR via Qatar airways  (your own responsibility)

Important

Here is the fine print for your booking:

  • Check-in: April 5 meeting with the group at 4pm at Shambaling Hotel
  • Check-out: April 15, by 10am (late check out option is at individual request)
  • Flights are your own responsibility. 
  • Food is Nepali and vegetarian
  • Bring your own Yoga mat
  • Travel & covid insurance is  your own responsibility
  • Please ensure that your passport is valid.
  • Make sure that you are aware of immigration/visa laws in Nepal. Visa is obtainable on arrival.
  • You will receive an infosheet from me containing further info to prepare for your travel- it is important that you read it. 
  • Weather at that time of the year in Nepal is hot at around 25 celsius, evenings are cooler. 
  • You can bring your partner or child older then 13 for a special price, just contact me.

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