Whether you are looking for Short Yoga Retreat,Yoga Treks,Private Classes,Teacher Training Course,Beginners,Intermediate or Advance retreat, Atmashree Yoga Retreat is the place who provides all these types of courses with ease & simplicity in its own. A dedicated yoga retreat centre nestled in a beautiful valley of Pokhara far away from crowded city,located by the bank & a beautiful front view of Fewa lake.Our Yoga Retreat combines the classical & traditional aspects of yoga teaching to enhance the life with joy,happiness & good health with the implementation of yogic discipline and lifestyle in our daily routine,.We provide the indoor,outdoor & group classes to bring effectiveness in the yoga practices Our team warmly welcomes the guests & students who are willing to join our yoga retreat program.
Note:-10% discount offer from all the packages for July-Aug & Jan-Feb,if booked only through Atmashree's official site.
Yoga Styles At Atmashree Yoga
Satyananda Yoga-Satyananda's teachings emphasise an "Integral Yoga" with a strong emphasis on Tantra, known as the "Bihar Yoga" system or "Satyananda Yoga". This system addresses the qualities of head, heart and hands – intellect, emotion and action - and attempts to integrate the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of yoga into each practice. His system of tantric yoga involves the practice of Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, The four advanced stages of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as codified by Patanjali: Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.
Sivananda Yoga-Sivananda Yoga is a form of hatha yoga in which the training focuses on an integrative approach to yogic disciplines. Sivananda Yoga is a school of traditional Hatha yoga. The discipline teaches the 4 paths of yoga; karma, bhakti, raja & jnana and requests the student practice all four and eventually picking one main path as the focus with the others being supplementary. Atmashree Yoga teachers are all graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course. Sivananda training revolves around meditation, mantras, yoga asana and mind control.The asana classes start with pranayama (breathe control), asanas, auto-suggestion & a guided relaxation at the end. Atmashree also teach different yoga texts, mind control techniques, have weekly group meditations and other courses in different yogic disciplines.
Hatha Yoga-The word "Hatha" comes from "Ha" which means Sun, and "Tha" which means Moon. Hatha Yoga blends energizing and dynamic yoga postures (represented by the sun) with relaxing and meditative yoga postures (represented by the moon). By combining both types of postures, the body receives the maximum benefit.The benefits are derived by purifying the energy channels,resulting the purification of-THE SPIRITUAL ENERGY. You can explore Hatha yoga in ways that take you beyond certain limitations, but fundamentally, it is a physical preparation – preparing the body for a higher possibility. So get ready to explore & expand the dimension of classic Hatha yoga knowledge within you to be more effective in material world.
AshtangaVinayasa Yoga-This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body.Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Vinyasa means breathing with movement. For each movement, there is one breath. All asanas are assigned a certain number of vinyasas.The purpose of vinyasa is for internal cleansing. Breathing and moving together while performing asanas purifies the blood.
Pranayamas(Breathing Technique)- Pranayama means to regulate the flow of energy throughout the system. Prana is energy which manifests and is responsible for the action and motion of the physical organs, and of the mind, in the form of thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviour, attitudes, inner activity. Pranayamas also refers to breathing exercises developed by the ancient yogis for purification. Prana translates into “life force energy” and Yama translates into “control or mastery of.” Thus, Pranyama is used to control, cultivate, and modify the Prana in the body. Prana is taken in through the air we breathe, and since the pranayama exercises increase the amount of air we take in, they also increase our intake of Prana.
Yoga Nidra(Guided Meditation)- Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation and meditation technique derived from ancient tantra and developed by Swami Satyananda of the Bihar School of Yoga. This technique induces deep body-mind relaxation with the ultimate goal of increasing self-awareness. Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. No longer do you have to dread spending hours sitting on the floor waiting for liberation.
Singing Bowl Meditation(Sound Healing)- Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation.Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. The sounds generated by Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of energy medicine that promote healing from stress disorders, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease.Healing processes are initiated through entraining our brainwaves to synchronise with the perfect resonance of the bowls. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages.
Kirtans & Mantra Yoga-Kirtan is bhakti yoga and mantra yoga. Bhakti yoga works on the attitude of the mind -the emotions are affected and cleansed - purified to a higher state of being. The base emotions -those of jealousy, envy, hatred, anger are slowly removed with kirtan and mantra yoga -the science of sound vibration 'spandan'. The personality is refined.This happens just through participation in kirtan.There is no effort put in to this refining that occurs.Singing kirtan whole heartedly is the process which leads to changes in our mental attitude, emotions and perspective effortlessly.What one moves towards is 'atmabhava' the feeling of oneness, universality.You are welcome to bring instruments, percussion, lots of attitude, potluck.(It is not necessary to have a singing voice.)
Japa Yoga-Japa is a method of spiritual communion through the repetition of mantra.By continued repetition you create certain vibrations in your system. Mantra repetition purifies the physical body and fills the mind with spiritual vitality. The practice of japa frees one from tensions and a host of mental vagaries.It is evident that there is a divine power latent in each mantra which is released through faith and willpower. Just as the explosive power latent in a cartridge remains unreleased unless fired through a rifle, likewise the divine power in any mantra remains unreleased unless approached through faith and willpower. In addition, it is necessary to aim the mantra with one-pointedness. Through mantra japa one can remove disease, sorrow and restlessness.There are two forces or powers in the mantra. One is the power of consciousness, Shiva, or what is called purusha. The other is the force of nature, or prakriti. Through sadhana(Continous effort), these two forces are awakened and often when awakened they will continue to help you for the whole of your life.
Retreat Timetable & Schedule
Atmashree is a place where simple living is emphasized to live yogic discipline & lifestyle to enhance the quality of body,mind & emotions to perform at its best.The yoga programs here is a complete science of harmonious living,suitable for everyone,regardless of age,nationality,religion or level of fitness.The retreat here is a complete day to day program which addresses all sphere of human life to regain the peace of mind and the vital energy of body.The program is that it slowly grows on one & it is totally upto the practioner to decide how much to implement.So be free to visit us anytime during the day & learn more about the yoga style,technique,teaching method & many more.
6:00am:-Sunrise Meditation-Silent Walk/Mantra Chanting
7:00am:-Shatkarmas(cleansing Practices) & Herbal Tea
7:45am:-Hatha,Vinayasa & Ashtanga Yoga Practices
12:00pm:-Yoga Nidra,Singing Bowl Meditation,Questioning & Answering on Yoga
2:00pm:-Free Time(visit to local places)
5:00pm:-Hatha,Acro & Sivananda Yoga
8:00pm:-Chanting(kirtans & mantras)/Trataka(Intense Meditation Practice)/Japa Yoga