Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Center promotes meditation and Yoga retreats, Meditation teacher training, Mindfulness and Therapy Yoga Teacher Training
Detox Retreats (3)
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.
from Malaysia, May 2019
"Finally understood what yoga is really about! "
The classes were very informative and delves deep into the true meaning of what is yoga about. It is more of understanding meditation and breathing which is essential to the overall benefits of yoga as a whole.
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, June 2019
"Professional and detailed Massage class"
Bhawani clearly explained the purpose of Ayurveda massage being a type of therapy, and went through all steps with me and another student patiently. Apart from the technique, she also shared her experience with customer, in case one day we will really massage someone. I enjoyed it very much and started to apply this massage technique on myself the first day I arrived home. Thanks to her excellent teaching, I am benefitting from it already. There was sufficient break between classes, so we always had enough energy to learn and practice. Very good program of the class.
Krishna's class was extraordinary. This is not just a regular studio type of yoga class that emphasizes on asanas and cardio. He teaches the true meaning of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, theory and all) The techniques that he taught are all practicable in our everyday life. I found it very useful and I appreciate so much for his effort to stick to what he believes is true. 4 days is far from enough to learn and I believe there's a lot more that I can learn from him.
Phai Leng Gan
from United States, June 2019
"Essence of Yoga"
I was expecting this to be another yoga retreat where I do yoga exercise and eat healthy food for a few days. Upon my arrival, Krishna gave me an introduction and that totally changed my perception about yoga. Yoga is a far beyond what I have learn all these years.
from Laos, May 2019
"Lots of classroom based learning, not enough practical "
Walking meditation session was great. We also had a nice trip to the lotus farm and a trip to see the sunset. Learnt some great tools to help with meditation.
from Laos, March 2019
"I loved it"
It was a perfect introduction and initiation to the real yoga/meditation.
The place is quiet and really good to find peace and rest and focus on yourself
The food is excellent !
I strongly recommend this retreat!
from United States, March 2019
"Just what I needed"
This was an amazing retreat. I learned so much from Krishna. Krishna and Bhawani are such kind and welcoming people. The food was also amazing. I liked learning the philosophy and theory of meditation, as well as different techniques. I feel like I have the basic tools to start living a more peaceful life. I am already looking forward to returning some day! The location was also great. It was nice to walk to local restaurants, markets, and park.
from Great Britain, March 2019
"4 days meditation retreat - great experience "
We had a 4 days retreat and was very good
4 classes a day , some indoor some outdooor
Lots of knowledge and some practice. I did few other retreat but no matter how much I think I know there is always some more, a new prospective or deeper understanding.
Very friendly teacher and all the memeber of the staff .
Delicious homemade Indian food
Peaceful and close to the center
from Cambodia, February 2019
I left the retreat with a good general idea of what yoga is, learned useful breathing techniques. The accommodation is quite basic, but this is more than compensated by a warm vibe in the house and amazing food (breakfast and lunch).
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.
from Cambodia, June 2019
I found it an amazing retreat. I've learned a about the basics of yoga, meditation and the Ayurveda massage.
The food is amazing and it was so good to relax in one place for a bit after traveling for a while. I would recommend this place to everyone.
from Thailand, January 2019
It was a warm welcome with open hearts and a family atmosphere. You will find here everything you need to concentrate on the basics of life. This is not your fancy yoga retreat in case your looking for that type. But if you are looking for a authentic teachings then Bhawani and Krishna Raja are definitly highly recommended. For me personally it was perfect and I am grateful for my moments with them. We will see eachother again :) Thank you both for your knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
BeeH93 United Kingdom
Amazing Meditation Teacher Training course. Krishna’s knowledge is outstanding and truly teaches us to become Teachers.
Bhawanis food every single day is so healthy and fresh, absolutely amazing. Her food truly is medicine.
Couldn’t recommend the school anymore, I will be returning to complete my Yoga Therapy Course here :)
I did the 500hr teacher training in yoga therapy so I got the chance to live in this school one month. This place became my home. If you are searching for true knowledge and human growth I’ll enlist you the highlights of this experience.
- Krishna is a very disciplined, knowledgeable teacher that shares with passion his experience. Not just what he learnt on the school background but his daily approach to yoga since he was very little and was already educated on the yoga path. He will transmit the tradition, respect and honor to this beautiful practice which is Yoga. It doesn’t matter the moment he was always very available to help with questions.
- Bhawani is a great woman that will help you to feel at home with her cares. She inspired me so much to have better eating habits, to prepare food with love and to eat consciously, knowing that our body is a temple. She was as well very helpful with the organization and management. She was aware about keeping the house very clean and the meals were always cooked with very fresh organic products. Healthy and delicious food. She explains you everything what you ask. She is happy to share her knowledge on Ayurveda and also she shared exclusively some sessions through mantras .
- The training is very complete and serious. A lot of meditation, theory, books and discussions have made me feel confident of what I can share with my students now.
- Im also happy with the accommodation. This was a very comfortable place, more on the way of simple and clean, exactly what’s necessary for a training. The location is also very good . Near the town and a few steps from the river. They are also pretty close to Angkor Temples. Cambodia is a beautiful country with very nice people. As part of the training we went to a lotus farm and at top to one hill near a temple. It was a great experience to get to meditate on those natural places.
- I’m blessed to have lived this enrichment experience! I’m looking forward to be back one day.
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. 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? Just WOW!! 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!
If you are looking for a 4 or 5 star hotel experience, this is NOT that kind of facility. This facility is in the city and within an area where actual Cambodians live and work. It is not a luxury resort with a conference room for training. I am actually very happy about that. Attending this training is more like going to someone's large residence with several rooms, a classroom and a kitchen/dining room rather than a hotel. The rooms are modest but completely comfortable with full bathrooms and showers in the rooms. They also have a/c in each room. By the time you've finished your first day there, you will be completely at ease and at home. Krishna and Bhawani are amazing people. This is an amazing experience. Go and enjoy it!
The yoga teacher training course at Himalayan International Yoga School in Siem Reap conducted by Krishna was great. Highly knowledgeable and experienced Krishna taught us all aspects of Yoga including yogic physical exercises, asanas, meditation, pranayama/Breathing exercises, pratyahara/ controlling the senses, detox techniques, cleansing techniques, mudras, yoga therapy, mindfulness etc....
Although I have been practicing Asanas for many years, only after attending this course I fully understood the purpose and benefits of asanas, how asanas should be practiced, limitations of asanas etc.. In fact every student had to make their own "Asana Book" which was one of the assignments during this course. It gave me in depth knowledge of all aspects of Asana practice which is one area of the authentic yoga.
The food and accommodation was perfect and I really enjoyed the stay in this Yoga school.
For those who want to learn, practice and teach yoga for stress free healthy life this course is ideal.
Thank you Krishna & Bhawani .
leilas 1396 United States
Beautiful yoga training/retreat center with information that will change your life, your perspectives, your mindsets working to enhance you as a soul. Knowledge that can be implemented every second of every day in order to stay calm, stress-free, and at ease even on your most hectic of days. I would do it all over again an infinite amount of times. Krishna and Bahwani resemble family to me and give you the utmost respect, love, and hospitality. Also, the Ayurvedic diet made my organs smile as well as my face. You can actually taste the love and careful creation that goes into every delectable meal.
Take the leap, if you’re looking to heal or heal others. Take the leap, if you want to understand the roots of yoga. Take the leap, if you want to take part in changing the world and creating a peaceful harmony amongst us all. Himalayan yoga retreat center will give you everything you need to prosper, heal, understand your body, and to further your yoga practice.
Peace, love and blessings to all!
PLUS ANGKOR WAT NOT EVEN 10 MINUTES AWAY BY TUK TUK?! Immaculate place.