NEPAL YOGA RETREAT
“You will feel fed and nourished on every level”
Situated at the top of a mountain the eco lodge is surrounded by a traditional Nepalese village, rice terraces and jungle with breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre ranges of the Himalayas.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Daily yoga and meditation at a friendly family run eco-lodge with stunning views of the Himalayas. You will receive expert yoga instruction tailored to suit individual requirements by experienced yoga instructor Lucy Andrews. Enjoy local walks amidst rice terraces and surrounding countryside. You will leave feeling fed and nourished on every level.
WHO IS IT FOR?
If you’re looking for expert yoga instruction combined with traditional Nepalese culture this is for you. Whatever your level of yoga practice, consideration and care is given to each student.
Travelling with a friend, partner or solo there will be opportunity for personal quiet and group communal space.
MARCH 2021 – Dates TBC
Nepal 10 Day all inclusive Yoga Retreat is situated 1500m at the top a mountain and a traditional Nepalese village. Eco- village lodge is surrounded by stunning scenery of rice terraces, traditional farming, and jungle and the spectacular views of the Annapurna, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre ranges of the Himalayas. These are an absolute joy. You can walk for as long or short as you wish surrounded by this stunning scenery and magnificent views.
On arrival, you’ll be greeted and looked after by an exceptionally warm and friendly family making you to feel at home during your stay. The greeting drink of eco-tea is delicious!
There are communal tasks such as gathering chamomile flowers, shelling peas, picking coffee or simply immerse into the calming rhythm of rural and traditional life.
It’s an area rich in diverse birdlife so bring binoculars if you’re keen on birds! Fabulous views of rich and colourful sunrises and sunsets.
Situated about 45 minutes by jeep outside Pokhara. Access is limited by dirt road so the sound of cars is rare.
YOGA ON THE RETREAT
Yoga will take place in the mornings and afternoons in the spacious yoga shala where often just the sound of birds is heard. The yoga style is traditional Hatha. Lucy will guide you through classes that warm up gently and develop in strength with a focus on alignment and movement of energy within the body. There is both fluidity of movement and holding postures to explore and build awareness, strength, and flexibility. Awareness of the breath is integrated throughout each practice.
All levels of your experience are catered for including beginners. Students are challenged according to their level of experience and variations are given to accommodate different requirements. This guides you to develop an intelligent and accessible practice. Whatever your level of yoga practice, consideration and care is given to each student. There will also be workshops that will encourage exploration and going deeper inquiry’ into different aspects of yoga and meditation.
EXAMPLE OF A DAY
6.30am Morning yoga & meditation
9.30am Relax/walk around the local village and countryside/yoga workshop
2.00pm Relax/walk around the local village and countryside/on-site activities
4.00pm Afternoon yoga
Included in the retreat will be several Yoga Nidras – guided deep relaxation, either before lunch or after dinner.
There will be time to relax in the gardens or wander, walk and explore the beautiful local surrounding area.
All accommodation is built from hand chiseled stone from the local area giving a traditional and authentic feel.
Mostly rooms are a twin share basis with either 1 double and 1 single bed or 2 single beds, ideal for coming with a friend, couple or sharing with another solo guest.
The rooms are very clean and comfortable.
All rooms have their own ensuite bathroom with western toilet. Showers are taken by a bucket of hot water which is surprisingly lovely! All water is solar heated so the water temperature does vary.
Delicious vegetarian traditional Nepalese food cooked with devotion and joy!
Eco Village grows many of their own organic vegetables, grains, coﬀee, herbal teas, as well as fresh cows milk curd. The food is generous and nourishing.
Most dietary requirements can be accommodated.
THE RETREAT PRICE INCLUDES:
- 10 nights accommodation
- Jeep transfers from and to Pokhara airport to our accommodation
- Morning and afternoon yoga & meditation
- Yoga Nidra / deep relaxation
- Yoga workshops – exploring deeper elements of yoga practice
- All delicious vegetarian meals – breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Safe drinking water, tea and coﬀee
- Local activities: basket weaving, Mothers group visit of traditional Nepalese music and dance
- International and domestic flights
- Nepalese visa
- Travel insurance – compulsory
- Alcoholic or soft drinks
ALL INCLUSIVE 10 NIGHT RETREAT COST:
AUD $2100 Twin share or double occupancy with own bathroom, per person
AUD $2500 Single share, limited availability (Enquire link)
HOW TO GET THERE: Fly to Pokhara airport or jeep if you are already in Nepal staying in another area.
Please note that local flights in Nepal can get delayed or cancelled due to weather changes. Some people may opt to arrive in Pokhara a night or two before so you can settle into the time zone before beginning the retreat. You can fly from Kathmandu international airport on the day of the retreat or have a night or two in Pokhara first to know you’re in the area!
Once your flight is booked and travel plans made email us your flight details and we will organise your jeep pickup.
ARRIVAL DAY: Airport or hotel pick up within the Pokhara area. Check in times are flexible and you will be warmly greeted with a friendly smile and organic eco tea with space to rest and relax.
The first yoga class of the retreat will begin at 4pm.
DEPARTURE DAY: Morning yoga followed by our ‘last breakfast’. Check out time is flexible and can be decided nearer the time. Jeep transfer to Pokhara airport or Pokhara local area is included.
If you would like assistance in suggestions for accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara or planning a trek after the retreat please email us.
PAYMENT TERMS: A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to confirm and secure your place, subject to availability.
The balance is due no less than 6 weeks prior to the event (to be received by date TBC 2021). You will be sent a reminder 7 weeks before.
You may also pay in full at the time of booking if you prefer.
Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payment is accepted by PayPal, credit card or direct bank transfer.
If you are paying by bank transfer, payment is made electronically to Lucy Andrews, BSB: 732 095, AC: 576603. Please use your full name as your transfer reference.
Please see full Terms & Conditions for further information.
LucyAndrewsYoga and Lucy Andrews holds no responsibility for any financial loss, damage or injury to you or your personal property, flight changes that aﬀect your attendance on this retreat. Travel Insurance is compulsory and your responsibility to arrange. If you are trekking at altitude it is advised that you have travel insurance that includes helicopter rescue.
NEPALESE VISA – A visa is required to enter Nepal. This can be processed on arrival at Kathmandu airport or prior to your departure at a Nepalese Consulate. Arranging this prior to departure will save queue time delays upon your arrival.
“I always love attending Lucy’s Yoga intensives, I feel in safe hands. She’s not only incredibly experienced, but understands and adapts yoga postures to suit the individual. I always feel completely rejuvenated and energised at the end!”