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Recognize your authentic self

Recognize your authentic self

Cultivate Love and discipline

Cultivate Love and discipline

Develop the light warrior within

Develop the light warrior within

Get to know your body, mind and spirit better

Get to know your body, mind and spirit better

Sacred rituals and fire ceremonies

Sacred rituals and fire ceremonies

Nature is our greatest teacher

Nature is our greatest teacher

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About Us

Shivalaya Yoga Ashram is a spiritual heaven for yogis, seekers and anyone pursuing wisdom, peace, and divine transformation. The ashram is sequestered on a hilltop overlooking the breath-taking Begnas Lake in Nepal.

We believe yoga is one of the most valuable gifts of nature. Our environment, practices, and teachings are strongly bound by Mother Earth. Following an authentic Yogic Culture, yoga is taught and practiced around the lake, rivers and mountains. The mountains and forests surrounding our abode recharge our energies as well as calm the mind.

VISION

To cultivate discipline and love within
To recognize the true authentic self
To develop the Light Warrior within

MISSION

We appreciate nature as our greatest teacher and through Patanjali's eight limbs of Yoga we practise and embody methods to cultivate the love and discipline needed to recognize the authentic self within, the natural self.

VALUES

We emphasise on the rituals surrounding the practice, to give you the best foundation for keeping your self practice regular, when you are back into a more busy lifestyle, than what we live in the ashram.

Virtual Vibrations from Shivalaya

Come and sense the vibrations and revive yourself at Shivalaya

Upcoming Courses and Retreats

Yoga Teacher Training 100 to 500 hours

Customised Retreat 

11 days chakra immersion in himalayas

Testimonials

Check out few words from our students who have experienced our offerings

The founding family

Shivalaya is 100% owned and operated by a local family, the Lamichhane, which facilitates a closer connection with the local community, culture and nature. Bishnu and Epsha are the founding family who host you alongside the teachers. They feel it is God’s present for them to share.

Message from Bishnuji

We were both born in these mountains and we could not be more happy to see people come from all corners of the world to feel the vibrations of these secret mountains. We are blessed to witness the transformations. We simply follow the flow of nature and listen to the internal sound of god.

Teachers

Certification

Shivalaya Yoga Ashram is approved and registered with Yoga Alliance and you can with our certificate register your hours and get the benefits they provide for Yoga Teachers around the world.

LIVING AT SHIVALAYA

Shivalaya has two parts, one area, the Ashram, is devoted to educating Yoga Teachers to support the amount of light warriors in the world to grow.

5 min from the Ashram, a little deeper into the jungle, with private access to the lake we set up a Yoga Shala and housing enough for 1015 people where our retreats are lived.

The connection between the teachers, the students and the staff is fumented by the fact that we all eat, sleep, practice and live together as a family.

Tucked in the jungle overlooking Begnas lake, Shivalaya ashram is a spiritual home devoted to the surrounding nature. We believe nature is our greatest teacher and our offerings are inspired by its lessons.

Ashram Accomodation

*Amidst nature

*Hot and cold showers

*Private and shared room available

*Clean towels and sheets available

*Free Wifi 24/7 + Good connectivity

Retreat Accomodation

*Amidst nature

*Hot and cold showers

*Private and shared room available

*Clean towels and sheets available

*Free Wifi 24/7 + Good connectivity

Organic home grown food

Epshaji, Shivalaya’s Mother cooks all of the food with great passion and love. Her goal is to keep you energised through the day so you have the best foundation to immerse into all the 8 limbs of yoga.

She makes tasty food that is easy to digest which suits the Sattwic lifestyle. She always follows the seasonal fruits and veggies and cares for her garden with flowers, plants, herbs and veggies in between cooking.

She is known to exchange recipes with students and is eager to learn about what kind of food the students eat at home.

*Balancing breakfast, lunch and dinner

*Goal is to make you feel light after eating

*Juices and teas for detoxifying and energising the body

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EPSHA BHATTARAI

Nepal

Epshaji, Shivalaya’s Mother cooks all of the food with great passion and love. Her goal is to keep you energised through the day so you have the best foundation to immerse into all the 8 limbs of yoga.

She makes tasty food that is easy to digest which suits the Sattwic lifestyle.

She always follows the seasonal fruits and veggies and cares for her garden with flowers, plants, herbs and veggies in between cooking.

She is known to exchange recipes with students and is eager to learn about what kind of food the students eat at home.

AMAN NOUGAIN

India

Yoga Trainer NepalGrowing up in a traditional Indian family he has a strong foundation of spiritual practice from childhood. His mother is a Yogi, which influenced the whole family to understand the 8 limbs of yoga and also the practice of them. He grew up in Rishikesh, also called the capital of Yoga, this is a very spiritual place situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, with the holy River Gangaji giving high spiritual energy to everyone around. Growing up he wanted to be an engineer and therefore pursued and completed a polytechnic diploma with the vision of finishing an electrical engineering degree. While studying the diploma his mother influenced him with her journey within Yoga. So, when the choice was there to be made, he switched his path into Yoga and enrolled into a 2-year long journey of working and attending classes at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in India. Here he was trained in Hatha and Ashtanga rooted in traditional style of Ghatastha Yoga (Kriya, Mudra, Bandha) as well as in Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation, intention-setting. Trained to see the individual student, to be able to give the best variations to the specific individual. A lot of focus on adjustment to enhance the student’s alignment. After finishing the 2 years training Rishikesh Yog Peeth sent him to his first teaching job in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. After Darjeeling he returned to the school to teach drop-in classes in Rishikesh. Then he got a job teaching at a YTT in South Goa, India, which led to a connection to us here at Shivalaya Yoga Ashram. Aman is teaching Hatha, Anatomy and Ashtanga with us. Certifications: Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour, Yog Peeth Rishikesh – Yoga Alliance Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hour, Yog Peeth Rishikesh – Yoga Alliance.

Harpreet Seva Kaur

Croatia

Improvisational therapist, vision seeker, passionate yogina blessed with many inspiring teachers to support her on her path.

For the past 7 years, she has been in a deep intimate relationship with Kundalini Yoga but as she likes to experiment she has supplemented her practice with Tantra, Hatha Raja, Bhakti, Yin yoga…

Very passionate about stress and anxiety relief through yoga and different healing arts, through her inward journeys toward healing her old traumas, she has begun to experiment on herself and then facilitate the same (Shamanic Breathwork, Reiki, Tantra, Kundalini, Yoni healing, Sound healing, Chi Nei Tsang …)

For several years Harpreet Seva has been travelling, teaching, and holding workshops in Bali, Thailand, and in Rishikesh, India, where she was based for two years. Recently, due to circumstances, she has found her way home to Croatia.

Connected with her roots and the spirits of the land, she got a desire to share her passions with her tribe at home and host beautiful retreats for the tribe from all over the world. But travelling was something that she was missing for a while now, and finally with the support of her beloved sister Rebekka she is bringing a group of beautiful adventurers humans on a spiritual journey to the mighty Himalayas.

Her practice is also inspired by shamanic teachings from different cultures, her classes and workshops will take you on a journey of self-discovery, and her Bhakti heart teaches you to have a romance with life itself simply by finding Divine within you and everything around you.

Harpreet Seva invites you to move the energy, then pause, breathe and BE … witness the magical power … movement has healed the mind, spirit, and body… Welcome to the journey!

Rebekka Dahl Thomsen

Faroe Island 

Rebekka was born on an island in the North Atlantic Ocean whose rough climate taught her to respect nature, constant change, fully embrace the present, and trust the natural processes unfolding around her. Her passion for nature, specifically mountains has taken her on a journey of living in a few different mountain areas in Faroe Island, Norway, Nepal, India. She got the name Parvati as her Yogi Name by Mukesh Giri, Jhill mill Gufa. Parvati means Mountain in Sanskrit, magical fit.

In 2016 she was introduced to the yogic teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and  Ayurveda. From the moment of her first encounter she felt she had finally arrived home. Since then, she has adopted the path of Raj, Karma, Jnana and Bhakti yoga as her daily sadhana. She spends most of her time in the Himalayan mountains learning, practising, and teaching the science of “How to Live” in harmony with the physical, mental and spiritual body. 

She is dedicated to preventative health and her teaching reflects that. Her practices Include various parts of Patanjali’s 8 limbs as well as movement in form of dancing, shaking, massaging, grounding relaxation.

Students of YTTCs feedback; for the practitioners who have first encounter with eastern culture, she is a bridge clarifying differences as well as her grounding playful practice.

AYUSH SHARMA

India

Ayush discovered yoga at a young age.

He started the practice of hatha yoga under the guidance of his father and through discipline and enthusiasm, he soon gained complete knowledge on this subject.

With time his endless dynamism flowed into a strong passion for Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and some years ago he began to dedicate his full energy to acquire experience and to grow into this discipline.

Ayush trained for several months in Mysore both in asana and pranayama refining his technique. His skill set is also enriched by a good understanding of Iyengar yoga. This brings into the class a teaching approach that promotes more awareness of body and mind through the correct alignment and detailed explanations of the poses.

Ayush has a contagious vitality that supports the students in overcoming personal difficulties and enhances self- confidence in everybody practice.

Aayush has been teaching for the past 3 years now.

Aayush’s approach in teaching is about cultivating a formless & warrior mindset that enables students to overcome difficulties and grow.

RISHI RAJ LAMSAL 

Nepal

Rishiji was born and raised in a village, called Dhading, outside Kathmandu. His first exposure to Yoga was in 1997 at Ananda Yoga, Ktm, Nepal. Seeds were planted inside and he felt great strength from the gained knowledge. In 1998, he was introduced to Hatha Yoga and Naturopathy in Arogya Ashram, ktm Nepal, which only made him more curious. Whilst yoga has its global talks and wider perspective, he decided to join Open University Alternative Medicine Council of India, Culcatta board in 1999. He was so touched and inspired by their teaching in the fields of alternative medicine that he knew now this was the way of life and he also found out that he wanted to share this knowledge somehow. He then admitted to Gandhi National Academy of Naturopathy, New Delhi in 2000. He is a follower of Osho and decided to follow the Sanyasi path of life. He loves to practise Tantric healing and reiki, and to make a difference for other people is one of the greater goals of his journey. The last many years he has been occupied with healing the clients at Yeti Healing Temple, Lakeside Pokhara. 12 years teaching experience in teaching the 8 limbs of yoga. 6 years’ experience teaching in Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a Philosophy, Pranayama, meditation and mantra chanting teacher. Teaching at Yeti Yoga Center, Rishikul Yogshala Rishikesh/Pokhara and Shivalaya Yoga Ashram In Nepal. Teaching meditation and Energy healing at Osho divine zone POKHARA for 7 years in the experiences. Certifications: – Masters in Mikao ushui system of REIK, Scheim REIKI, Aruna REIKI, 2nd degree in Osho Neo REIKI. 

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