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.