Day 1-Day 3 Yoga Festival, Day - Day 11 Sacred Pilgrimage
Shanti Yoga Ashram Opening Day
Early morning: Puja/Hawan. Sadhana (different spiritual practices), international guest presenter, introductions. Breakfast.
Afternoon: Lunch. Mantra/meditation.
Evening: Dinner. Retire to hotel.
Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
Morning: Yoga and meditation sessions at festival hotel locations. Breakfast. General public festival opening ceremony (4 hrs) at Pashupatinath Temple- the place where Yoga was taught by Lord Shiva to his spouse Parvati. Includes yoga and spiritual presentation program with national and international yogis and yoginis.
Tour of Boudhanath Stupa and surrounding areas.
Evening: Aarti ceremony at Pashupatinath temple. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan
Morning: Yoga and meditation sessions at festival hotel locations. Breakfast.
Four hour lecture & Yoga presentations.
Visit to Bhaktapur -Tantric City of Kathmandu Valley.
and to Changu Narayan Temple - oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu.
Evening: Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive towards Pokhara
Early morning: Yoga and meditation sessions at festival hotel locations. After having breakfast, drive towards Pokhara (7-8 hours with lunch stop).
Evening Kedarnath Temple visit. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
Early morning: Yoga and meditation sessions. Breakfast. Yoga program activities.
Afternoon. Lunch. Visit to the White Stupa and Bindhyabasini Temple.
Evening: Meditation with Shanti Mantra and Kirtan. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
Early morning: Yoga and Meditation session. Breakfast. One hour yoga presentation program.
Afternoon: Lunch. Visit to Talbarahi temple. Visit to Bhadrakali/Laxminarayan Temple and Kirtan on-site.
Evening: Meditation session. Overnight at Pokhara
Drive towards Lumbini
Early morning: Yoga and meditation session. After having breakfast, drive to Lumbini - birthplace of Buddha and a major pilgrimage area, where people come worship, visit, research and study. (6-7 hours with lunch stop)
Evening: Meditation session. Overnight at Lumbini.
Day 8 Lumbini
Early morning: Yoga and meditation session. Breakfast. Visit to Lumbini spiritual sights.
Afternoon: Lunch, and free time.
Evening: Visit to World Peace Stupa. Overnight at Lumbini.
Early morning: Yoga and meditation session. Breakfast. Drive to Gajendra Mokshyadham (2-3 hours) and perform Yoga Nidra meditation.
Afternoon: Lunch & drive to Chitwan.
Evening: Overnight at Chitwan.
Visit to Devghat.
Back to Kathmandu
Early morning: Yoga and meditation session. Breakfast. Drive to Devghat- major religious & cultural center.
Afternoon: Lunch. Visit to Devghat sites and river. Drive back to Kathmandu.
Evening: Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 11 Closing Ceremony at Shanti Yoga Ashram
Early morning, Yoga and meditation session. Breakfast. Certificate distribution program.
Afternoon: Lunch, closing ceremony program. Farewell and departure.
*Dinner is excluded during the whole trip
Day 1: Shiva Ratri Celebration to be held at Nepal Academy, Kathmandu – Full Day Yoga Festival
Day 2: Pashupati Mandir – Most powerful Shiva temple in the world – Morning Yoga Program and Lunch
Day 3: Dhulikhel (Banape)
Day 4: Shanti Yoga Ashram, Kathmandu Valley
Day 5: Travel to Pokhara (Luxury Tour Bus will be provided)
Day 6: Pokhara
Day 7: Pokhara
Day 8: Pokhara
Day 9: Travel to Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha (Luxury Tour Bus will be provided)
Day 10: Lumbini
Day 11: Travel back to Kathmandu (option to take bus or flight)
Program included the following:
Yoga Class * Meditation * Kirtan * Mantra * Havana (Fire Ceremony) * Philosophy * Ayurveda * Nature * Lectures * Music * Dance * Visiting Sacred Places * Celebration * Spiritual Community * Puja (worship)
Yoga in all its depth and variety:
Tantra Yoga * Hatha Yoga * Astanga Yoga * Mantra Yoga * Kundalini Yoga * Bhakti Yoga * Karma Yoga * Jnana Yoga* Shiva Shakti Yoga