Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Nepal, October 21-30, 2017

In the Footsteps of Ancient Yogis- A Yoga Journey to Kathmandu Valley

Journey with us into Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, and discover the holy landscapes that cradle the origins of the practice of Yoga!

This unique yoga retreat brings together the traditional daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga, with Buddhist and Hindu teachings, and visits to spectacular cultural sites, in the land and culture that helped to write the biography of the Yoga we know and practice today.

The Kathmandu Valley natives have practiced Yoga and Tantra for hundreds of years, integrating these practices into their daily lives. The valley itself is a mandala of sacred sites: monasteries, meditation caves, temples and stupas. Several of these are on UNESCO's world heritage list and being present in these spaces is transformative and deeply moving. 

If you feel called, then join us for what will be a deeply transformative 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. 

You will deepen your Yoga practice with Ellen Johannesen who has over 20 years of experience teaching and practicing Ashtanga Yoga, has a Masters Degree in Buddhist studies and has become a local in Nepal. 


  • 8 Ashtanga Yoga classes with Level 2 Authorized KPJAYI teacher Ellen Johanessen
  • Daily meditation and philosophy classes
  • Visits to Kathmandu’s most spectacular spiritual sites including Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath
  • Treks through Newari villages in the Lower Himalayas
  • Introduction into the study and practice of Buddhism


  • Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Nepal, October 21-30, 2017
  • Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Nepal, October 21-30, 2017
  • Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Nepal, October 21-30, 2017

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