Join us as we venture into Nepal to teach for the first time. This feels particularly special for Joey, as it is a place to which he feels a strong connection since travelling there in his late teens when just beginning his own spiritual journey. The retreat will be held in a spectacular Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas, a location which will be most conducive to practice.
The retreat will provide an opportunity to gain the benefits of the powerful and effective practice of Ashtanga Yoga, away from the pressures of daily life. The course will combine daily Mysore-style Ashtanga practice with sitting meditation, pranayama, restorative yoga and technique workshops to allow you to gain greater clarity and confidence in practice. Philosophy and theory will be woven into the afternoon workshops, to give a broader perspective on yoga practice and shed light on how the practice works and how we can best integrate it into our lives.
The monastery which is our home during the retreat makes important contributions to the preservation and sharing of the Buddhist teachings, and our stay there helps to fund education for the many young monks from remote areas of Nepal. The lovely guest accommodation has spacious and modern rooms, comfortable beds for deep and refreshing sleeps, all with attached bathrooms. The yoga space overlooks the rice paddies of the Kathmandu valley, and – when the weather is clear – gives us stunning views of the sunrise over the Himalayas.
It is the perfect place to go within and study.
Accommodation is on a twin-share basis, and the retreat fee includes a delicious, vegetarian and substantial brunch and wonderful healthy dinner each day.
As well your accomodation, food and teaching, the fee also includes: return transfer from central Kathmandu to the monastery in a comfortable private bus and trips during the retreat.
Further details about the retreat can be found on Mahalaya Nepal’s website.
All levels are welcome but you must have a regular Ashtanga practice and be comfortable in a Mysore class setting.