Nourish your mind, body, and soul in a truly beautiful environment.
Purna Yoga Retreat is a safe, nurturing, and beautiful setting for anyone hoping to experience the benefits of regular yoga practice, combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Purna means ‘complete,’ and yoga means ‘unity’ – and this is what Purna Yoga strives to achieve. A complete union of body, mind, and spirit, through a wide range of yoga and meditation practices.
At the heart of Purna Yoga is its fantastic people. Manohar Shrestha, the founder of Purna Yoga, has built a team that feels more like a family – caring for each other with deep respect and love, which is felt by all who come to the centre. It’s this caring and supportive environment that encourages visitors from all over the world to open up, and connect with their innermost selves.
The length of this immersion retreat means you’ll have the chance to establish a daily yoga routine, making it easier to keep up your practice in your daily life back home. You can start this 6-day retreat on any day of the week after 3pm, with your programme taking place over the next 6 days, before you depart the following morning.
If you’re looking to enrich your life, learn new techniques, brush up on your existing knowledge and improve your mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing, then Purna Yoga is the place for you.
- Transfer from the airport to Kathmandu hotel
- 1 night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus
- 7 nights accommodation on twin-sharing basis at Purna Yoga
- Dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner for the 6 days of the programme
- Yoga & meditation activities
- Wellness activities
- Daily group sound immersion
- Sunrise Yoga Tour
- Return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee (if required)
- Flights to/from Nepal
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Additional treatments
- Tips for staff
Feel right at home, in a room with a million-dollar view.
At Purna Yoga retreat, a room with a view is more common than not, with almost all ten of their rooms overlooking the gorgeous lake and surrounding hills. The twin-bed, non-smoking rooms are comfortably furnished, and feature unique hand-woven mandala art. Not that you’ll be spending much time inside, with the beautiful gardens, breathtaking scenery, and your daily retreat schedule to look forward to.
Linen and towels are provided, and each room has an attached bathroom with solar-heated water, a western-style toilet, and a sink. Slippers and bathrobes are also provided, and a room-cleaning service is available every day on request.
You’ll be picked up from the airport in Kathmandu, and dropped at the Hotel Access Nepal. Here, you’ll stay the night, before journeying to Pokhara the next day.
Today, you’ll travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus – with lunch included. After checking into the Purna Yoga retreat in the afternoon, you’ll be free to join the Kirtan chanting at 4.30pm, the 5.30pm evening yoga class, or take some time to unwind and prepare for the next 6 days with the 8pm silent meditation.
You’ll get to meet your fellow guests over a delicious dinner at 7pm; a perfect end to your journey’s beginning.
Day 3 to 8
For the next 6 days, you’ll fall into a stimulating, but relaxing daily routine. All activities are optional, so you’ll be able to decide for yourself how to spend your time.
6:00am: Each morning, you’ll wake up to the calming harmony of the Himalayan singing bowl, calling you to morning meditation.
6:15am: Morning meditation
7:00am: Jala Neti cleansing
8:00am: Morning yoga class
11:00am: Wellness activities
12:30pm: Sound bath
2:00pm: Leisure time
4:30pm: Kirtan chanting
5:30pm: Evening yoga
8:00pm: Silent meditation
Today you’ll have a truly amazing experience, as you head to the infamous Sarangkot – the highest peak of Pokhara Valley.
The day will begin at 4.30am, as you leave the retreat for the 45min drive to Sarangkot. The early start will be well worth it, once a short hike reveals a spectacular sunrise against the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri ranges. A morning meditation, yoga session, and breakfast will follow, surrounded by absolutely breathtaking scenery.
You’ll be back at the retreat around 10.30am, where you’ll be treated to an afternoon Ayurvedic massage to complete your day.
After breakfast, you’ll check out of Purna Yoga, and be transferred to Pokhara’s domestic airport for a quick 45min flight to Kathmandu. And it’s here that your enriching journey comes to an end.
Vegetarian, organic, and prepared with love.
The Purna Yoga Retreat Centre grow as many of their own organic vegetables as possible, and source the remainder of their fresh produce straight from the local community. You’ll be able to taste the love in every mouthful; it’s food that’s locally grown, nutritionally balanced, and prepared in line with Ayurvedic principles.
For breakfast, you’ll enjoy dishes like muesli with fruit and curd, or buckwhat banana pancakes. For lunch? Chapati with spinach and cauliflower curry, veg biryani, or dal bhat with fresh salad.
Dinner will see meals like brown rice, okra and pumpkin curry, or vegetable Mo-Mo dumplings – and you’ll snack on fruit, fresh coconut, roasted lentils, and nuts throughout.
If you let the retreat know in advance, special dietary requirements can also be accommodated.
Purna has created their own signature blend of herbal teas, which you can enjoy throughout your stay – and even take some home as a reminder of your time at the retreat.
Drinking water at Purna is magnetised, mineralised, and purified – and not only hydrates, but also provides your body with essential microelements.
Welcome to Pokhara, Nepal
You’ll find Purna Yoga Retreat Centre in the scenic and tranquil city of Pokhara, the second-biggest city in Nepal, and a hub for yoga and meditation. The yoga centre is nestled into the hills in a quiet area just above Lakeside, in the northern part of town, and commands stunning views over Phewa Lake and the surrounding hills.
Pokhara is 200km from Kathmandu, where you’ll be landing at Nepal’s only international airport. The 200km drive takes about 7 hours, as there are no Western-style highways in this special part of the world. Once you arrive in Pokhara, you can either walk to the centre (20-30min from Lakeside), take a taxi, or arrange a private car pick-up.
Purna Yoga are committed to giving back to the community.
Purna Yoga has a strong commitment to increasing the wellbeing of their local communities; a commitment they’ve brought to life through the People Empowerment Project. Set up by Purna Yoga & Treks, and other local partners, the initiative supports young rural people in their education – providing work opportunities in tourism, hospitality, and yoga teaching.
Following the devastating April 2015 earthquake, Purna Yoga & Treks supplied aid to 8 affected villages in the Makwanpur & Dhading districts. They were able to provide more than 800 families with plastic tents, food, utensils, medicines and tin sheets for shelter. They also built 12 temporary homes for their porters’ families, and two temporary schools for 470 children – which are still in use today.
- A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of USD100.00 is required to reserve yoga package
- The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to start date
- If booking is made less than 30 days prior to start date, full payment is due immediately.
All cancellations must be made in writing to the Yoga Travel Co.
- Cancellations received within 48 hours of retreat start date, are subject to 30% cancellation charges
- Modifications to the duration / content of retreat program that are made on arrival (during check-in) are subject to 30% cancellation charges for any cancelled parts of the program
- Modifications to the duration / content of retreat program made after check in, are subject to forfeiture of remaining program – no refunds will be provided for shortening or modifying the program
- Guests are not entitled to a reduction in price if they choose to more partake in certain program activities.
Check out what Purna Yoga’s guests are saying
"We came to Purna Yoga for a three night retreat and it was brilliant. The teachers are professional, warm and accommodated everyone’s needs from beginner to advanced. The food was delicious and the sound bath dreamy! We really enjoyed sitting on the roof top terrace enjoying the views of the lake. So peaceful!"LaurenFebruary 2019
"I did a 4 day retreat at Purna Yoga and it was perfect. The teachers are very professional, the location and accommodation are amazing, especially the view on the lake and the food is delicious. Highly recommended!"EmilieJanuary 2019
"Amazing experience at Purna Yoga! All the classes are breathtaking, the teachers are strong, the room is nice and the food is really good! The view is stunning! Thank you so much for this lifetime experience"CecileSeptember 2018