Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Center promotes meditation retreats, meditation teacher training, and yoga retreats including yoga therapy.
Krishna Raja, master teacher in meditation and yoga has been teaching meditation for the last 20 years. He started practicing meditation and traditional Indian mindfulness yoga at the age of 8 under the guidance of his uncle. He is from a family which lives a traditional Indian life including meditation and yoga way of life. Later in his life he studied and researched the ancient scriptures of meditation, yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism and other related subjects in India, Nepal and Thailand. He started teaching meditation for people from different backgrounds.
Ms. Bhawani has traveled widely in Europe and Asia teaching yoga, Indian cooking, and Ayurveda massage therapy. An expert in cooking Indian traditional food and yogic or Satvik food, she is also specialized and expert in menopause, pregnancy, and children yoga. She is a certified yoga teacher from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.
Hong Mui Nancy Wee
from Singapore, January 2019
"Retreat at Himalayan Yoga and Meditation center"
The teaching was good
Food was good
from Thailand, December 2018
"Simple, wonderful, insightful experience"
Krishna does a masterful job of distilling ancient Yogic teachings, theory, and practice into a philosophy and program that I absolutely plan to carry with me throughout my life going forward. And Bhawani's cooking is the hidden gem of this retreat. Wow. I came away feeling clean, healthy, energized, and wanting more. I feel like I am part of the family now!
from Cambodia, December 2018
This is a very good retreat. I recommend it to anyone that once to relax for a few days, do some yoga and eat good food.
from Thailand, July 2018
"Traditional yoga philosophy"
Very deep knowledge of yoga and spiritual approach as a lifestyle.
from Cambodia, June 2018
"Best yoga retreat in Siem Reap"
I loved the 4 days I could spent at the Himalayan Yoga Retreat. I’ve learned so much things about yoga, where it comes from, what it does for body, mind and soul and also a lot of life lessons to be applied for a happy, healthy life😊 I‘m very happy I booked this retreat. I got welcomed like a family member and felt absolutely at home. The food was amazing and if I ever come back to Siem Reap I would love to stay for another time at this Yoga Retreat.
Thank you very much! I had a bliss staying with you and learning about yoga and life.
from Cambodia, January 2018
"very good retreat"
Within 4 days I received basic understanding of the concept of yoga, breathing exercises, eyes stretch exercise, asanas, stress management, meditation practice. My very first day was a little slow in the approach of what I was expecting from this retreat. However after speaking to Bhawani she made sure that the next day she and Krishna stepped up their game and really delivered. Krishna is knowledgeable and has so much wisdom to share. It is very interesting to listen to him and learn what he has to say. We had lots of learning sessions, meditation,yoga practise ( asanas - however do not expect it to be western sort of yoga session ), yogic walk, aquatic yoga, trip to lotus farm and mountain, massage. The learning session were always informative. Krishna likes to provide you with the tools you can then use in every day life, therefore you are provided with the knowledge and then you take it from there. The more you practise the better you get =-). Lunches were always delicious. (vegan food ). Breakfast was very simple ( eggs, toast, jam, fruits) and detox juice ( which is ginger and lemon tea, there is no smoothie or juice included in the meal package ). The accommodation is nice, I was in twin room with en-suite bathroom. your yoga session are in the main hall aka living room. There is no beautiful outside area, no grass, no swimming pool ( we went to a nearby hotel with pool for the aquatic yoga ). It is basically a house with 3 rooms, large sitting area with a table.
from Vietnam, January 2018
"Excellent Experience "
We learned a lot of knowledge about the traditional yoga and did a lot of different exercices of yoga, meditation, breathing, detox, etc. The retreat was very diversified and in 4 days we learned so much about the whole yoga concept and practised with a lot of different exercices. Krishna and Bhawani are doing an excellent job, they are very profesional with so much knowledge and experience that they shared with us without limit. They offered us a very perzonalized service working within in a small group and made us feel confident during the classes. They worked hard to pass on all the benefits of yoga with a lot of repeated messages to impregnate our mind with a lifestyle change and better balance. This retreat isn't commercial, it's about learning the ORIGINAL yoga (which includes a lot of meditation) theory and techniques. Highly recommending !!!
from Australia, January 2018
"Unique yoga retreat"
Krishna & Bhawani provided a great experience which involved learning the foundations of yoga as it was taught hundreds of years ago. Very eye-opening to consider differences between this kind of yoga and what we typically see at home. Loved it and learned skills to help us live more healthily. Some of the scientific explanations behind the effectiveness of yoga were also presented, which was interesting.
from Australia, December 2017
"Informative and grounding retreat "
The information given was fantastic and very educational and the program offered was a perfect start to our holiday. Bhawani and Krishna were amazing hosts and made the whole experience fantastic.
from Cambodia, December 2017
"Recommended if you are willing to learn"
This was far more of a meditation retreat than a yoga retreat. Which was informative and mind opening for me. Whatever notions you have of what yoga is, be prepared to have that altered because Krishna will teach you about what the ancient yoga is all about. They teach you theory about what the ancient scriptures say about the human body.
from Netherlands, December 2018
"een prachtige ervaring"
het totaalpakket maakte de retreat ons inziens uniek.
Mijn reisgenote en ik waren aangenaam verbaasd over de verbanden die gelegd werden tussen yoga, meditatie en mindfullness. En Krishna wist ook heel duidelijk uit te leggen wat de link is tussen het functioneren van (gedeelten van) het menselijk lichaam en bepaalde (ademhalings) oefeningen. Smile en Breathe zit voor altijd in ons geheugen gegrift :)
en dat allemaal in een zeer relaxte sfeer in een prettige omgeving met heerlijk eten.
from Cambodia, January 2019
"Exactly as described"
Everything was well thought out and easy to follow. The host were very welcoming and generous.
from United States, November 2018
"Could not be happier!!! "
This training was just amazing. Krishna and Bhawani make you feel like you are part of their family as soon as you walk in the door! Seems their entire reason for being is to serve and teach others and they go out of their way to make the students happy and feel welcome immediately. Krishna is a true master of the ancient texts and brings to the training a sense of history and passion for teaching that comes from what he refers to as the "Original Users Manual" (Bhagavad Gita, Upanishad, and Vedas). He brings you back to what yoga is really all about - the calming of the mind and how that calming leads to better health and more happiness. Classes are small which allows the student to just sit and speak with Krishna about any topic at all and allows him to really explain well what he is trying to teach you. I attended the 100 hour Mindfulness and Meditation training and was extremely happy with the training and all the great places Krishna took me to to meditate and discuss all the materials and info we were training on. And did I mention the food? OMG, they feed you three gorgeous meals a day. Everything is fresh, vegetarian, and made with great care and love. I lost a few pounds while there but never felt hungry. The food was just so tasty and healthy, those few pounds just dropped off with no effort at all. My body felt like it was glowing from the inside out by the time I left. There was also plenty of time for sight seeing while there. Everything was just magical!
from Republic of Korea, October 2018
"Great Experience "
I learned so much at this retreat. Krishna did a great job guiding us through the meditations and covering yoga theory. Bhawani and I did a one-on-one ayurveda massage course which was also great. I was very happy with both courses and the food was incredible!
from Great Britain, September 2018
"Excellent for the mindful and practical aspects of yoga"
I found Krishna and Bhawani to be excellent hosts who were friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful. Krishna is an excellent teacher who gave an in-depth insight into the yoga lifestyle and how the mind and body can work together with positive benefits. I wasn't expecting to gain so much knowledge from this retreat. I have walked away with some great knowledge on how I can change my lifestyle in positive ways. The food was also excellent - healthy, wholesome and interesting.
I will be recommending this retreat to people in the future who would like to have an in-depth, mindful yoga experience. Thanks again Krishna and Bhawani, might see you in the near future!
from United States, August 2018
"Part of the family"
Krishna’s passion and knowledge for yoga and yoga philosophy. I also liked the breathing techniques and amount of meditation. And Bhiwani is the most AMAZING cook.. all healthy, homemade, and fresh Ayurvedic Indian style food.
Aiza Grace Joy Manalad
from Philippines, January 2018
"A refuge away from home"
Going to this Retreat Center is like finding a home away from home. Krishna and Bhavani were very good in customizing my retreat the way I wanted it to be and more. Learning about Yoga beyond the Asanas have helped me look into life a different way. Krishna’s and Bhavani’s warm and nurturing personalities were also an advantage for retreaters to really feel at home and be comfortable all throughout the retreat. I was definitely recharged and rejuvenated after my retreat here. 😏
from Austria, January 2018
"Learned so much, everything more than expected"
The experience and getting new insights into the real Yoga
Warm welcome of Krishna and Bhawani, felt like we were a family.
We love them and will keep being in touch with them.
Thank you so much.