Ashram Life

Ashram Life

Shanti Yoga Ashram is a vibrant blend of ashram, children’s school and home, fueled by a loving family. The vision for the ashram is to provide a nurturing environment for spiritual seekers to learn, develop, grow and contribute to their own spiritual growth and the growth of others.

Shanti Yoga Ashram is a vibrant blend of ashram, children’s school and home, fueled by a loving family. The vision for the ashram is to provide a nurturing environment for spiritual seekers to learn, develop, grow and contribute to their own spiritual growth and the growth of others.

Along with learning the technical and theoretical aspects of yoga, the ashram creates an environment where you can experience genuine yogic lifestyle. The ashram is located in a small town outside of Kathmandu, so you will be able to learn yoga within the context of Nepalese life and Eastern culture, the womb from which yoga was born. The ashram flows with the rhythms of life and is an ideal place to learn the art of acceptance and surrender, which lead to a permanent state of equanimity, the ultimate goal of practicing yoga.

For people who want to learn classical yoga with spiritual depth and experience traditional Nepalese culture, our homestay yoga ashram provides a unique and authentic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Land of Tantra, where yoga was born.

View from Shanti Yoga Ashram

We are located about one hour away from Kathmandu, overlooking the Himalayan Mountains range. Peacefully nestled away from the agitation of the city, it is a small village with a vibrant local area and many temples around and 5mn walk from some shops.  We have about 10 rooms where we can welcome up to 20 guests. Generally we are between 5 to 15 sharing the yogic lifestyle together. Our rooms are  cozy and comfortable, there is a shared twin room with 2 single beds and a private room with single bed, shared western style toilet and hot water. Read more about our accommodation.

Shanti Yoga Ashram is a place where the ancient teachings of Tantra Yoga gets preserved in their original state, as taught by Shiva to Parvati. Nowadays you can find yoga everywhere around the world. However, to reach the ultimate goal, all different aspects of yoga should get combined together and the complete lifestyle should be implemented. Yoga is more than just the practice of asana, which is just the starting point. In tantra yoga one starts at the body level and gradually explores the deeper level of his being.


Most people know that the meaning of the word “Yoga” is “union”. But actually, the path of yoga, is a process of separation. This seems to be a total contradiction, but it is not. One separates awareness from the mind and body. Only when this separation and difference is personally experienced, one can know the truth. It is experiencing that beyond your mind and senses, you are a loving awareness.. You are higher consciousness experiencing itself. Through the practice of yoga you can get a spark of the divine. And this is just a spark of it, since our bodies are too limited to experience the supreme. But this single spark is enough to open the heart and understand life from a higher platform.

In the ashram we offer the environment and the tools to grow together as a spiritual family. We can bring the horse to the water, but we cannot make the horse drink. Therefore, this is the right place for you if you experience a deep longing inside to know more about the truths of life and want to experience the life of a true sadhaka, implementing yoga in every aspect of one’s daily life.
 
Our ashram differs from other spiritual places since our interest is not in having hundreds of students. Instead we are aiming on making an environment where the true dedicated ones can grow and open their hearts to bring out their inner potential and get established on the yogic path, to eventually spread this wisdom to the rest of the world.
 
The guru is creating this environment out of his deep desire and duty to preserve the ancient teachings and spread it around the world to uplift humanity and release suffering.