Yoga Trek

A day on retreat

During retreat we will be bringing together all those elements that help cultivate awareness of inner stillness. There is a balance of meditation, yoga asana practice, walks in nature and essential time for oneself. In both the mornings and evenings there will be meditation sittings and yoga asana practice. The asana class in the mornings will be the more dynamic of the two and in the evenings we will have a slower, more restorative class. Some days we will have discussions about our practice, delving a little deeper into the subjects of meditation and yoga.
If you would like to look at specific areas of your personal asana practice, Jay is also available for an hour’s one to one yoga session during retreat.

At Annapurna Yoga Retreats we try to create a suitable environment for all levels of spiritual practice. Whether you have years of sadhana behind you, or are just beginning to discover yoga and meditation, the beauty and stillness of the Himalayas has much to offer.

Below is an overview of the daily schedule on retreat. However, this retreat is fundamentally about yourself, so if you ever feel the need to take some quiet time out from the schedule, please feel free to take it.

“When you are not in a hurry and the mind is free from anxieties,  it becomes quiet and in the silence something may be heard that is normally too fine and subtle for perception. The mind must be open and quiet to see. What we are trying to do here is bring our minds into the right state for understanding what is real.”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj  




5.45  –  6.45


Morning meditation

6.45  –  7.15


Tea time

7.15  –  9.00


Yoga asanas



Your own time

11.00 – 12.00


Meditation (optional)



Your own time

15.30 – 16.00


Tea time

16.00 – 17.30


Yoga asanas

18.00 – 19.00


Evening meditation



Light dinner




Walks on retreat

An all-important part of Annapurna Yoga retreats are the Himalayas themselves. So for two of our ten days together we will be taking long walks of six to eight hours into these spectacular mountains. The walking around Kalopani is some of the loveliest in the region, being the one place on the Circuit Trek from which all three of the great ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna, can be seen. This combined with the lush forested slopes and the wide Kali Gandaki valley makes it a truly magical area. Both of the walks we are doing will take us to sacred sites: Titi lake and Gurusangbo cave where Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have meditated. Along the way we will have a picnic, relax a while and enjoy the incredible surroundings. On our walking days we will still have evening and morning meditation and at least one class of restorative yoga.

If you would like to do some walking by yourself, there are numerous shorter walks around Kalopani that can be easily explored during your free time. If you take one of the longer walks in the area or would enjoy a day out in nature, let us know the day before, and we will prepare you a picnic.  
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.”     

Kahlil Gibran

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