nepal yoga trek septEMBER 2018
This will be a life-changing experience in aid of local disadvantaged and traumatised young girls. Funds will go towards their counselling and resources for their education.
A spectacular yoga trek at the most beautiful time of year! Allow the Himalayas to inspire you whilst also supporting vulnerable children in Nepal! Gone Far Beyond will donate USD$100 for every retreat member. A unique opportunity to give and receive!
8th-15th September 2018
AUD$2,855 (AUSTRALIAN dollars) per person - 7 nights/8 days
aud$200 discount for 2nd person + early bird discount for booking before 1st JUNE 2018
THE HIMALAYAS AND VILLAGE LIFE awaits
You will be greeted on arrival with a traditional Nepali welcoming ceremony at your stunning Himalayan lakeside hotel in Pokhara. Here you can unwind, enjoy your first evening and prepare yourself for the daily meditation, yoga and trekking that will follow.
During your first four days you will embark on a homestay trek and be immersed in Nepal's profound beauty. You will experience Nepal's picturesque and heartwarming mountain village life, with its overwhelming hospitality and fresh local food. You will also visit a Tibetan village and monastery to experience the magical chanting of the Tibetan buddhist monks.
You will then spend the final four days back at your hotel indulging in a divine Himalayan yoga and meditation retreat overlooking Phewa Lake and surrounded by majestic mountains. You will have free time to explore Pokhara, Phewa Lake and the multitude of lakeside cafes and local sights.
How we are helping
In Nepal, disadvantaged or traumatised children are vulnerable to ill health, exploitation, trafficking, prostitution, substance abuse and crime.
As a therapist and social worker, every retreat and experience Marissa creates is motivated to help others. For this trip, USD$100 per person will be donated to the treatment of traumatised girls from the Annapurna region. Extra contributions are welcome and members are free to raise additional funds themselves. Every dollar helps enormously, but there is no obligation.
You will have the opportunity to learn about the complex social issues of Nepal, its history, its crises and understand the intricacies of social development and knowing how to contribute effectively. You will also meet the grassroots team we are supporting at Nepal House that have dedicated their lives to rehabilitating children affected by poverty and war, and who desperately need our help right now to keep these little girls in school.
YOGA AND SOCIAL WORK
Yoga and social work are united by the principles and intentions of service, humanity, equality, compassion, liberation, openness, understanding and transcending boundaries. During the trip we will draw on these principles ourselves, and with generosity of heart, offer it to others.
Marissa is a yoga teacher who has lived in the Himalayas for 6 years. She will introduce you to guest Nepalese yoga and meditation teachers she has come to know very well, who will share their unique practices and beautiful way of life.
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS & ABILITIES. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
This trip offers you the best of both worlds. The homestay trek will show you authentic, untouched village life, far from the crowded tourist trails and a refreshing world away from modern living. You will experience traditional music, dancing, singing by the fire, traditional mountain food, incredible views and you will stay in quaint traditional Nepalese farmhouses.
This will be a light enjoyable trek with no altitude. The trek includes: food, professional yoga and meditation teacher, accommodation, expert mountain guide and porter. You are also welcome to book your own personal porter.
Afterwards you will be treated to the luxury of the hotel, deep therapeutic yoga and meditation sessions and the chance to visit a few of Pokhara’s finest restaurants. One complimentary massage or Nepalese traditional healing session is included in the retreat fee which you can redeem at anytime during your stay in Pokhara. There will also be plenty of time for you to just relax, enjoy and take in Nepal. How much you participate is your choice. As we say in Nepal, "as you wish!"
Previous guests have said:
“I’ve had the full mind-blowing Nepal experience.”
“I just want to do it all over again tomorrow.”
“My soul has been completely renewed by this retreat.”
YOGA AND MEDITATION PRACTICE STYLES AVAILABLE
· Mindfulness and compassion meditation
· Himalayan yoga and meditation
· Present and heart-centred yoga
· Viniyoga and Hatha yoga
· Therapeutic yoga
· Hiking balancing yoga
· Yoga and spiritual psychology
· Transformational meditation
Your Retreat Venue
BOUTIQUE HOTEL OVER LOOKING LAKE PHEWA
In the heart of Pokhara's natural splendour, your hotel is situated in the ideal location for a holiday gateway. Deluxe rooms all feature nice views of the Lakeside district with the option to upgrade to a suite at an additional cost. Modern amenities are complemented with excellent service. The restaurant features a wide range of both local and international cuisines prepared by the four star chef. There is also a bar and cafe with an extensive selection of drinks and coffee varieties.
What to anticipate:
- Traditional Nepalese welcoming ceremony
- Your own deluxe room with full amenities in Pokhara
- USD$200 discount for second person twin or double share
- Complimentary hotel transfers to and from Pokhara Bus Station or Airport
- Retreat fee includes all meals
- Enjoy a few of Pokhara's best restaurants included in the retreat
- Dietary requirements upon request
- One complimentary massage or healing session
- Four day incredible village homestay trek
- No trekking, meditation or yoga experience is required
- Tour to Tibetan village included
- USD$100 donation to Nepal House included for every member
- Experience unique Himalayan yoga and meditation
- World class meditation and yoga teaching by Marissa Nolan
- Meet guest Nepalese yoga and meditation teachers
- Orientation is at 5.30pm on 8th September 2018
- You are welcome to arrive earlier or stay after the retreat
- You will have free time to explore Pokhara and the villages
- Return flights to and from Pokhara are additional
- Email Marissa for a full itinerary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to bring:
- Clothes for trekking and yoga
- Your own worn-in trekking boots
- All trekking gear can be purchased in Pokhara if required
FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
AUD$2,855pp including all taxes. (Australian Dollars). See currency converter for your countries rates on the booking system.
A non-refundable deposit of AUD$500 is required to reserve your place.
Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount of AUD$200 if you pay your deposit before the 1st June 2018. You can also save an extra $200 for twin or double share by bringing a friend, family member or partner..
Full payment is required before 1st August 2018.
Cancellation fee is 100%. Group numbers are limited to 10.
Contact Marissa for a full itinerary at email@example.com.
Reserve your place by using the booking system below.
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Marissa has been organising international events for over 15 years. Working together with her team, you are in very safe hands!