Bhakta is an international certified yoga teacher from India Bangalore SVYASA. He has been teaching yoga philosophy, asana and pranayama classes, and running yogic detox program in the ashram for the last four years. His intention is to share the art of living in peace and harmony by following yogic life style.
from United Arab Emirates, June 2017
"Thank you, Universe, for this ashram!"
Everything! People, atmosphere, teachers, food! Yoga classes were amazing!
Rory & Hannah Van
from India, February 2018
"Lovely yoga retreat"
We really enjoyed the peaceful location and the the great hospitality.
from Denmark, February 2018
"The perfect yoga retreat"
First of all the family who runs the place are the most loving, welcoming family ever. The atmosphere at the ashram was so good, and everyone was sweet, the food was amazing and everything was just good.
from Great Britain, February 2018
People in this ashram made my stay so great... i will always hold them in my heart. Sabin is wonderful, i will forever be grateful for his amazing yoga classes, i have learnt so much from him, thank you dear Sabin for all your kindness and expertise, pranayama classes were fantastic too, if you really want to take your practice to the next level, Sabin will show you the way. Anju didi the lovely sister is going to cook you delicious meals. Bhakta and his family are so lovely too, they are sweet and redy to guide and help whenever you need but also leave you alone and at peace if that is what you prefer (i needed plenty of time for introspection and meditation and it was amazing for me) the walks are great. i went end of january and it was a bit challenging at first with the cold, but Bhakta and his lovely wife did what they could to help me, and the days got warmer gradually. I met some of the most amazing people here, and had some of the most meaningful experiences and conversations.
I will certainly be back again.
from Kuwait, January 2018
"Peaceful Getaway "
I loved the ling walks around the place, seeing and visiting different temples, forests, and the rural life around the Ashram.
They’ll make you feel like family from the moment you come into the place.
from Australia, November 2017
"Peaceful ashram experience"
Vedic Arogya Ashram is a special place that is welcoming, peaceful and full of love. Bhakta is very kind and caring and I had a wonderful experience at the ashram. I learnt a lot about yoga, pranayama and meditation. I did the ayurvedic course as well and I got a lot out of this too! Being at the ashram was a rejuvenationg, relaxing and positive experience! The food is delicious!
from Australia, November 2017
I liked that the timetable had a structure to it but you could pick and choose what you wanted to do.
I loved the food! Always enough food, big portions, delicious Nepalese food!
I loved the location it was so quiet an peaceful and nice to be in nature after dusty Kathmandu.
I loved the people, even though it was fleeting.
I loved trying new yoga practices as well, the yoga was new to me!
The happy song was lovely too!!
from Nepal, November 2017
"New to yoga and meditation but they have something for all"
There was a lot of group discussions and teachings for further knowledge. I learned so much about yoga lifestyle and meditation!
from Jordan, November 2017
"Unforgettable spiritual experience "
The most beautiful thing was the spirit of the ashram. Very positive, simple, loving, caring and sharing. You can just be yourself there. Very relaxing place and you have the freedom to choose the activities you want to do. Very supportive environment. The nature around makes the place so peaceful with fresh air. They do their best to make you happy. One big family. Thank you so much for everything! This experience gave me new perspectives for life! Namaste :)
Chaska Maria Magnusson
from Norway, October 2017
"I had an amazing week!"
This ashram is just perfect! The location is wonderful and there are many nice places to see around if you are up for a walk. The food is very delicious and you are never hungry. The yoga instructors are the best and they will help you and answer any questions you have. This week has been awesome and I can probably say that it has changed how I think about many things and how my lifestyle will be in the future! Thank you!
from Spanish State, August 2017
"Taking time out "
The wonderful teachers snd their amazing yoga classes. Their attention to detail and to helping each one of us imorove our practice. Their genuine warmth , enthusiasm and caring.
A massive thank you to you all! You are the best and this ashram experience will stay with me for a very long time I hopexx
from Great Britain, June 2017
"Great get away for peace "
Such a friendly atmosphere. You're made to feel like family not a guest.
from Denmark, June 2017
Its was both private, personal and professional at the same time. Its not luxuries, focus is on the all around individual experience of a ashram retreat. I would go again and recommend it to anyone who would like to challenge themselfs in several ways and levels. Its an unique individual journey that will change you, surprisingly it just happens to you and the people around you without you really noticing it.
I loved the peace, the food, the people, the walks, the talks and of cause the asanas......
from Nepal, June 2017
"Perfect for rest, relaxation, meditation & yoga novices"
The food was delicious, healthy and plentiful. We had three meals plus snack time, so I was never hungry. Lots of dark green fresh veggies and fresh fruit.
The staff aim to please and actively seek feedback.
Three teachers rotated amongst the classes so there was variety to the teaching and practices. Two teachers used tibetan singing bowls during class, which was lovely to listen to and feel.
Several facets of yoga are taught - not just asanas/postures.
None of the daily events were compulsory -
You could opt in/out of any part of the day. There was no pressure, guilt or judgement if you didnt, for example, do group meditation at 6am.
The location is away from city life but within a short walk of a village/town centre.
Showers are hot. There was an ensuite washroom with the dorm room.
The other guests and the staff make this place feel like a home with a big happy family. Everyone was kind, friendly, welcoming and supportive. They sing a "happy song" for each person when they leave. It is a nice touch.
from Australia, May 2017
"dissapointed- very basic."
The food was incredible. The individuals there made it for me. I did leave early however I would not have tried to give the place a chance if it wasn't for the wonderful people I met.
from Bangladesh, April 2017
"The perfect place for mind body and soul"
Very nicely maintained considering everyone helps out for the upkeep. Wonderful owners and food was yummy especially lunch. I truly enjoyed every aspect
from Netherlands, December 2017
This week brought me so much more than I'd expected. The location was beautiful, the teachers were amazing and the atmosphere was really relax. I also did the Ayurveda course witch gave me so much information about Ayurveda and that way of life. The doctor has so much knowledge and patience to explain you everything and you learn a lot about yourself.
from Spanish State, November 2017
"Recarga de energía y buenas experiencias "
El centro está en una zona con pocas casas a los pies de la montaña. Lo que lo hace un sitio tranquilo con posibilidad de hacer varias excursiones. A diez minutos a pie esta el pueblo.
La organización del día está llena de actividades, todas ellas optativas, dirigidas por distintos profesores . Meditación, yoga, pranayama, filosofía.
La comida muy rica y abundante.
Personalmente estuve muy a gusto y aprendí mucho tanto en las clases como compartiendo con los compañeros. Me voy llena de energía y mucho amor.
from Nepal, October 2017
"Very good experience"
As a beginner, I had a great time discovering yoga and meditation at the ashram, the program is flexible and the teachers always made sure we don't get bored! It was the perfect atmosphere to relax and think, and to heal body and mind. The food was delicious and the accomodation clean and comfortable. I would definetely recommend it for a week or more!
Vedic Arogya Ashram website
This family is full of ENERGY and LOVE! Never have imagined I'd gain so many hearty friends in just a week with three days being silence. Accidents happened but life continues. My mind has become much stronger and calmer because of these yogis / avid travelers and the offerings from 4 amazing teachers and healers. Yoga is not only about asana, it's a belief rooted from your heart, mind and soul. With like minded people my heart has widely opened which made me a blessed and happy being that I have been dream of becoming. Such an excellent choice to be in Nepal with you guys!!! Keep our karma yoga
Natsu Hirukawa Japan
Vedic Arogya Ashram website
I was initially going to stay in Vedic Arogya Ashram for two weeks, but ended up staying there for three weeks and a half. I enjoyed our daily program of meditation, yoga, pranayama, lectures, walk, and kirtan very much, and pulse, I was more than grateful for the opportunities of cooking lunches and reading my poetry. I also tried 7 days fasting, and I am extremely happy to say my symptom of severe pain for my long-term illness of endometriosis and fibroid have subsided. Even after I left the ashram, I thank every day for all my friends and my family in Nepal for such a precious transforming time given to me.
Vedic Arogya Ashram website
I live in Kathmandu and I have visited several ashrams in Nepal, but I've never felt so at ease and at home as in this one..it is indeed a special place with a great atmosphere and wonderful people.. I would highly recommend it to anybody that needs some peace of mind and positive energy and lots of love! The happiness that this special place emanates is contagious... :) If you are planning a spiritual trip in Nepal you MUST add in your agenda this ashram. Namastè!
Sharon Gordon Spain
It was incredibly good and well done! It's not a yoga holiday for beginners or those seeking luxury, but a real spiritual yoga experience. Bhakta is an amazing teacher (he runs the place with Love and care). The first night I wasn't sure whether I'd want to stay or not...but by the following evening I didn't want to leave!! The family are beautiful, kind and helpful and the food is amazing (it's veggie and spicy!!). The yoga classes are authentic, strongish and in 2 days my body was tight and fit (and I'm not young!!) If you are looking for a real yoga retreat...and not the commercial kind, this is the place!! A big kiss to Brother Bhakta, Beautiful didi, Gorgeoys Orgeous and Little Rocking Brother...an amazing experience!!
Vedic Arogya Ashram website
What a magical and loving place! I spent a week here at it truly felt like I had come home. The yoga is FANTASTIC - beautiful, knowledgeable and soulful teachers who love to share their experiences and guide you in all aspects of yoga; from adjustments in asanas to offering advice during philosophy discussions. The nature walks are a wonderful part of the day and I really felt like i got to see a lot of the surrounding area. The food is always delicious and nutrionally balanced. The facilities are great; lots of outdoor space to relax, a delightful art and reading area and powerful hot showers! I cannot thank everyone enough at this beautiful place and i urge anyone considering booking to absolutely go for it! A true home from home. NAMASTE BROTHERS AND DIDI.
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