Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Nepal with Ellen Johannesen

Neydo Monastery, Nepal | Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2018

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

This transformative Yoga journey 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. 

You will be able to deepen your Yoga practice with Ellen Johannesen, who has over 20 years of experience teaching and practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Ellen holds a Masters Degree in Buddhist studies and has become a local in Kathmandu after many years of living and working here. 

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 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. 

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


  • 8 Ashtanga Yoga classes with Level 2 Authorized KPJAYI teacher Ellen Johanessen
  • Daily meditation and philosophy classes and Ashtanga technique classes (alternating)
  • Introduction into the study and practice of Buddhism
  • Daily meals: full board at Neydo and Namo buddha Resort, otherwise as described in the programme
  • Visits to Kathmandu’s most spectacular spiritual sites including Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath
  • Stay in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery



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