The Himalayan International Yoga Academy (HIYA) or Himalayan Yoga Resort is located in the countryside of Kathmandu, just 4.5 kilometers from tourist city Thamel and 11 kilometers from the airport. Founded in 2008, the centre was constructed with two eco houses called “Shiva” and “Buddha”, a typical Nepali style house named “Kailash Bungalow” and Safari Cottage Tents called “Bliss”, “Harmony”, “Tranquility” and “Wisdom”. Enjoy a restful nights sleep all nestled in 30,000 sq. feet of lush green gardens of vegetable, fruit and herbs. The retreat center is a pristine and spiritual holiday destination with a beautifully manicured garden. Experience nature like never before as you listen to the musical sound of nature and enjoy the warmth of the sun.
The retreat center has a Swagatgriha, a reception hall where guests are welcomed by the friendly staff of HIYA. Also, a Annagriha, which is where the food is prepared and the dining facilities are located. Enjoy a healing chamber known as Aarogyagriha, which is for deep relaxation, therapy and spa treatments. Continue the journey and enter the house of six cleansing acts for cleansing the different gates of the body known as Shuddigriha. For a more relaxing mindful cleanse you can find yourself at Chaitanyagriha, which is a house of prayer and a library with yoga textbooks.
To reach HIYA from Thamel go to Balaju Ring Road and once you’ve passed Swayambhu, take a U-turn right towards to Ichangu temple, drive 1.8 km up to Nagarjun Ward Office, then take a right up to the Big Tree and Temple, where HIYA is located. HIYA is 12 kilometers away from the international airport.
Vibrant colored banners often found strung along mountain ranges and high peaks in the Himalayas serve as prayer flags. A place of religion and spirituality, Nagarjun is home to a number of temples and shrines.
This 10-day retreat will introduce you to different yogic practices, spiritual healing, therapies and chanting. Feel re-charged as you flow through the different asana poses and deepen your breath work with these yoga masters.
This yoga retreat is an opportunity for you to relax and rest with spiritual presence and awareness. The natural beauty of the gardens, beautiful views of the hills, the rich biodiversity of the forest and other scenery provide the perfect atmosphere for exploring one’s spiritual energy.
The center provides the essence of yoga, meditation, retreat and spiritual healing, and as you go through the retreat, you will experience improved health and well-being.
During the retreat, you could also volunteer to work in or outside of Kathmandu.
The cost of this retreat includes your accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals and rejuvenating yoga sessions. Airport transfers, extra meals, laundry and extra therapies are available for an additional cost.