Vision: World Tantra Yoga Festival
Our vision for the World Tantra Yoga Festival is to bring all yogis and yoginis from around the world to practice and discuss classical yoga that originated in the Himalayas 10,000 years ago. Classical yoga has a deep effect on the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our beings. The verified practices from this festival can be a guide for future generations to understand how each yoga practice and their philosophies interact with each other to form a the bigger picture of yoga.
The practices such as Hatha, Astanga, Mantra, Kundalini, Shiva Shakti, Karma, Bhakti, Gyana and other yogas will come together to share their yoga styles with all involved.
Our belief is that these practices working together show the relations and systematic evolution of yoga as a whole. If these practices are working harmoniously together with all yoga systems in a systematic way, the inner journey will become easier & quicker, while being able to handle emotional and mental turbulence of life.
The festival begins on Lord Shiva’s birthday March 4th and ends March 14th, 2019. Our festival corresponds with Shiva Ratri– Shiva’s appearance day, in which we will come together to honor Lord Shiva, the first Guru of Yoga by celebrating yoga’s depth and diversity.
This festival will encompass the most consecrated sites throughout Nepal and the teachings from yoga masters from a wealth of traditions and lineages; providing a divine opportunity to share, learn and practice from those most adept in the art of yoga. It promises to be a truly unique event drawing together cultures, traditions and teachings from across the world. It is an opportunity to evolve spiritually by going deep into the essence of yoga in the land in which yoga itself was born.
3 DAYS KATHMANDU
We will come together at Shanti Yoga Ashram for the first day of the festival. This spiritual journey will continue in Kathmandu, where we will spend two days in the enchanting capital city of Nepal. Our festival corresponds with Shiva Ratri – Shiva’s appearance day, in which we will come together to honor Lord Shiva, the first Guru of Yoga by celebrating yoga’s depth and diversity. We will continue in this spirit by visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, considered to be the most powerful and important Shiva temple in existence, lying on the banks of the Bagmati River. We will also visit the Boudhanath Stupa, a symbolic Buddhist site as well as being the largest stupa in Nepal, and the Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu.
Inside of Kathmandu Valley we will visit Bhaktapur, an ancient Tantric city known for its amazing architecture and spiritual energy. It is home to many temples of cultural significance. There is a large square for our yoga program.
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11 DAYS FESTIVAL
Our pilgrimage will then bring us to Pokhara, which not only offers the holy sites of the Peace Pagoda and the Barahi Durga Temple, but breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Lake Phewa. It is an ideal place for yoga and meditation surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Finally, our journey will bring us to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This important pilgrimage location offers the Ashoka Pillar erected in the Lumbini Garden, marking the spot where Prince Siddharta Gautam was born, and the Mayadevi Temple, dedicted to Lord Buddha’s mother, Queen Maya Devi. On the way back to Kathmandu we will spend one night at Dev Ghat, the sacred convergence of two rivers, the place where Sita, Rama and Laskshman departed from this world, the birthplace of Veda Vyas, the compiler of the the Vedas. There are many ashrams there and it is the home of many spiritual practitioners to this day, so it is highly charged with spiritual energy.
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3 DAYS KATHMANDU (only Entry)
25$ or 3,000 Rs
3 DAYS KATHMANDU (All included*)
229,99$ in a Shared Room & 319,99$ in Private Room
11 DAYS TOTAL PILGRIMAGE (All included*)
749,99$ in a Shared Room & 969,99$ in Private Room
*Included Accommodation ; Food ; Transportation ; Entry tickets and all activities
Taxi’s are easily hailed outside of the airport. From the airport you will go through Kirtipur to Machchhegaun. On the way the driver will call +984-1574957 or +986-7391837 for specific directions
One warm jacket and sweater. A backpack for condensed travel (if you have a suitcase, bring a backpack to use for leaving Kathmandu). Yogic white clothes for yoga practice and yoga mat.