Rajesh has pioneered on an eco-resort and eco-farming in Pokhara, Tushita organic restaurant, natural products, which is a fair trade shop, Yogalaya (yoga and meditation school), freelance writer, photographer, book writer, and music composer. Now, he closed all the other companies and established Tushita-Nepal retreat resort for the noble cause. After a long wrestle, the mother-nature taught him the secret of bliss and beauty.
from Great Britain, July 2017
"Spiritual and meditation a plenty - not any yoga though :("
Staying at Rajesh and his families house - lovely family and made me feel right at home
from Norway, June 2017
Great location with lake and mountain view.
from Russia, May 2017
"My fantastic experience at Tushita Yoga, Nepal"
Tushita is a divine place indeed - on top the hill with an amazing view of the lake and Pokhara, surrounded with a garden with 64 kinds of different plants Rajesh and his wife are growing there.
I came there feeling really stressed and tense and in three days thanks to Rajesh, his wise teaching, yoga training and his love for the world which he is generously sharing with others, I was a different person - calm and joyful. The place has unique energy about it which penetrates into you whether you wish it or not. It is an absolutely harmonious place and when you come you become a part of the harmony very quickly. It was exactly what I needed and I highly recommend the place to every one who wants to have a break from a hectic life, who wants to stop for a while and listen to his soul or an inner voice and find answers to some important questions which have been piling up for a long while.
from Australia, July 2017
"Tushita Nepal "
This is the best retreat- amazing food, location, instructor. A great all round experience
from United States, December 2017
Deze Yoga retrait gaat voor al in op meditatie en hier was ik naar op zoek.
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The views from Tushita are some of the very best views on planet earth. Anna Purna range / Mount Fishtail seem like it's towering over Tushita. Mount Fishtail is truly awe inspiring. The photos really don't do it justice. The food is AMAZING! Completely ayurvedic food all picked from the gardens around the property. The family make you feel like you have just arrived home for the very first time. It's amazing the kids are so happy & friendly.
The teacher in Tushita is Rajesh Shestra he will teach you the origins of Yoga and give you an excellent overview / insight into the oldest religions - Sanatana Dharma. He is always available and is a very high level Yoga master. I really enjoyed every minute I spent with Rajesh. The Place - There is something really special about the energy in Tushita. With much free time you can go for daily walks / hikes around the incredible picturesque scenery. I stayed in Mars and would seriously recommend mantra meditation in that room.
My experience - This is not the space for sharing this experience so I will just say that at the time I didn't really understand what happened to me during my stay but I have learned since is it was a spontaneous Kundelini awakening. It changed me profoundly at the time and allowed me to look at the world through different eyes.
I stopped smoking and drinking alcohol, I also sent 2/3s of my belongings back to Ireland and traveled very lightly for the rest of my stay in India and Nepal, Physically & meta physically! My thoughts completely changed I had very little fear or anxiety and still to this day I experience very little social anxiety, where before it was a problem. My stay is Tushita is the number one highlight of my entire trip, it change me profoundly. For a spiritual seeker, you will find what you are looking for in Tushita. I can safely say my life is broken into two parts. Before and after Tushita. My spiritual development is not yet complete and I can call on Rajesh from time to time to help guide my path. I cannot Thank Rajesh and his wonderful family enough for a truly life changing experience.
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Me and my girlfriend had the rare pleasure to spend 8 days in this paradise to learn more about Yoga but first I'll tell about the place and people because this contributed to the insights we got. The pictures don’t do justice to the place. It has the best views in region and finally you won’t want to move anywhere, not even for the views because they are visible from the window, from your porch and especially the sunrise view on the other side of house is breathtaking. And the same time you can enjoy time with the Shrestra family.
If people say that some place feels like home, this started to feel like a family that you lost at some point. Gyanu and Kumari made excellent Nepalese food, and always brought some more. I felt like being at my grandmas place where you never feel hunger. I even noticed myself dreaming about Gyanu’s food while meditating! When my girlfriend got migrane they relaxing gels and gave a massage. You can call that being beyond service. The kids came happily running home from long school day and always shared a moment with us and joined us for dinners. But the main part why we were here was to know more about Yoga.
And Yogi Panchavedi made us see. He teaches with the old vedic system which has mapped 5 different areas that create balanced and peaceful life where you connect. Physical exercise or “acrobatics” as he described it is just a small part of the whole system designed to allow human to live better a life. He teaches meditation, philosophy/religion, ayuerveda, astrology, asanas, breathing techniques and list goes on and on… The classes were focused and usually following our schedule. Best thing was that the groups were small and Yogi Panchavedi was available all the time, which makes the value you get extremely high. We also enjoyed the talks in the lunch and dinner table a lot.
They are truly heart-warmingly magnificent people. The place is awesome. The experience you will have there cannot be described, it needs to be experienced first hand and then wisdom put in action. Thank you Tushita for changing our lives for better.
Traveler United Kingdom
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Definitely worth the 90 minute hike to the top. Great views of Annapurna range and a nice cafe at the top for chai. It was a great experience!