Four-day yoga retreat in Nepal’s stunning forested lowlands with Lizzie and Annie
Find a deeper connection with nature in glorious Chitwan, during this four-day yoga retreat in Nepal.
Taught by: Lizzie Hacker and Annie Seymour
Location: Sauraha forest, near Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Cost: USD $395
This Holi festival, join us for a unique four-day yoga retreat which uses Yoga and meditation techniques to quieten our busy minds, so we can be fully present in the natural world around us. The vibrancy of life in this beautiful part of Nepal provides the perfect background and soundtrack to this retreat, which focuses on harnessing the contemplative aspects of nature to find peace and stillness.
We will stay at Sapana Village Lodge, in Sauraha near to Chitwan National Park. Sapana Village is ideally located, with the Budhi Rapti river flowing along its edge, and lush flora and fauna surrounding it. From the Yoga and meditation space, elephants can be seen roaming in the fields beyond, birdsong fills the air, and there’s even the chance to see the Himalayan peaks high above when the skies are clear. You will be met with the warmest hospitality and have the best of local knowledge on hand.
We’re offering daily morning yoga practice, evening relaxation practices, mouth-watering meals that take care of you inside-out from the Resort’s fantastic kitchen, optional afternoon teachings and plenty of space for you to simply unwind and explore the beautiful surroundings.
Designed for longtime practitioners and newer students alike, this four-day yoga retreat will blend practice of yoga with immersion into this rich and diverse land. We will use nature to connect to a restful state, but also to celebrate the rejuvenating energy of Spring, and the new life and growth that it brings…
Practices will be supportive and nurturing and are suitable for all. Sessions are also optional, to allow you the flexibility to tune in to what you need, whether that’s to spend time in nature, alone or in a group setting.
Enjoy the warmer climate of Chitwan (its low elevation keeping temperatures warm at this time of year) reading a book next to the river as you watch the wildlife, enjoying one of the Lodge’s many nature activities on offer or just breathing in the pure air of the surrounding forest.
Fee for this four-day yoga retreat in Nepal
The retreat fee is $395 per person. The fee includes three-nights’ accommodation at the wonderful Sapana Village Lodge, three delicious nutritious meals per day, and all your yoga and retreat sessions with Lizzie and Annie. For local residents wishing to pay in Nepalese Rupees, the equivalent rate is 41,000 NPR.
We expect a lot of people will prefer to make their own transport arrangements, as you may wish to go earlier, or stay on after, or fly. However, we will organise a private bus and all are welcome to join us in that, either return or one-way: we will simply divide the cost-price between participants taking this option (expect around 5,000 rupees (approx. $48) return, depending on numbers). The bus will depart from Kathmandu at 5.30am on the Thursday (with a stop for breakfast on the way), getting to Sapana Village for lunch at around 1pm on the 19th. We will leave Sapana Village after lunch on the 4th and arrive into Kathmandu around 8/9pm.
Venue for this four-day yoga retreat – Sapana Village Lodge
Sapana Village lodge is a unique hotel located at the edge of the beautiful Chitwan National Park in in a peaceful and inspiring setting. The hotel is renowned for its high comfort and its authentic Tharu decor, designed by local people. The restaurant offers delicious healthy organic food with fresh, local ingredients, all served on an open-air terrace with beautiful panoramic views of the area.
Inspired by local art and culture, all guest rooms are designed in authentic Tharu style. Each room has large and comfortable beds, ceiling fans, attached bathrooms with 24 hour hot water and a private balcony or veranda to enjoy the breathtaking views.
Sapana Village Lodge offer many different activities and excursions. The lodge’s experienced guides are specialised in educational expeditions of the surrounding forests, and journeys by foot, jeep and elephant can be organised (not included in the retreat fee).
Sapana Village are committed to sustainable development and have established a non-profit organization, Sapana Village Social Impact for poverty reduction in the local area.