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About Begnas Yoga

Begnas Yoga & Retreat(BYR) is a residential center for Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, and wellness programs with touch of Ayurveda, & Naturopathy.The name Begnas is the name of the Lake where the Great Sadhu Guru Gorakhnath had a penance for a long time. Now, the pious location is renowned as the Gorakhnath Temple. Begnas is the unification of two Sanskrit words the Bega which means speed and Nasa meaning no, which comes together to give the meaning of a location with no worries, no sorrows, and no material life.

In the serene and peaceful land of Pachabhaiya village, situated on the top of the hill surrounded by Lake Begnas and Lake Rupa in the laps of the Himalayan range lies Begnas Yoga and Retreat which will be your new horizon for an inner journey and spiritual growth. For beginners, we encourage you to explore your yogasana practice, fundamentals of yoga philosophy in our blissful environment. For the experienced yogi, our place provides their practice to a flourish to new levels and discover different facets and elements of complete yoga practice under the guidance of our Yogacharya Dr. Rajendra.

We believe that yoga is not just the condition or sport of flexibility of body bending and posture, it is in fact, a lifestyle and way of living with the balance between body and mind. It is a state of deep inner connection with oneself, the divine and the world. We believe that experiencing yoga and its holistic approach brings harmony, peace, and contentment into a person’s life and transforms unwanted patterns and problems into blissful living.

Understanding the complexity and values of Yoga, we bring you traditional Hatha Yoga in modern concept. We explore Asanas (Yoga Postures), Dhyana (meditation), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Mudra (Special bending of Hand & Body) , Bandha (Breath Stopping special technique), Shatkarma (6 types of Yogic Body Clanging method), karma yoga (work without attachment and expectations), various meditation techniques, the healing sounds of Yoga Nada, soothing chants of Bhakti yoga and deep relaxation through yoga nidra as well as Reiki, Panchakarma (Ayurveda), wellness programs with Naturopathy healing where you can heal your body and feel relaxed during your holidays.

Furthermore, you can take walks in our organic garden, spend time reading while rocking in a hammock, take a steam bath or mud bath, learn how to cook authentic Nepali food, swimming in Begnas and Rupa Lake, enjoy the chirping birds, have a walk in the jungle or contribute through volunteering. We have organized these activities and so much more to cater your peaceful stay and spiritual healing.
Begnas Yoga also organizes yoga retreats – yoga & detox, yoga & weight loss, yoga & massage, yoga & beauty, yoga & organic farming. The basis of these retreats is yoga and meditation, but it further focuses on additional elements and activities.

So,whether you are looking to begin your new yoga journey, deepen your existing yoga practice or just to rest, relax and enjoy this magical tranquil environment, BYR is best choice for you.

• Easy accessibility from Pokhara (only 17 km 38 min)
• View of 240 km long Himalayan Range (Dhaulagiri 8,167 m West, Annapurna 8,091 m Front, Manaslu 8,163 m east, Langtang 7,234 m far east)
• Virgin, beautiful and peaceful area surrounded by 2 Lakes (Begnas & Rupa)
• Top of the Hill-Panoramic view Yoga Hall, Middle of the Jungle – 200 species of birds 180 species of butterfly (including biggest butterfly of Nepal-Golden Bird Wings), 376 species of Plants, 28 species of Fish)
• Near of Animal Rescue Center (Proposed Pokhara International Zoo)

You may find more details on the specific retreat program pages.

Begnas Yoga & Retreat specializes in Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic therapies from simple detoxification to chronic diseases while also focusing on spirituality. We believe our therapeutical approach allows the mind and body to be purified and let higher divine power transform your life. The welcoming and spiritually minded members of the Ashram cheerfully provide services which cater to the individuals. We care for each person according to their needs as best we can. You can get information on daily programs we run in general case.


All the rooms at the retreat center are equipped with private bathrooms. You will have options to choose private single room or shared room that will be shared with one or two people of same sex unless couple.


In this retreat, you will be served with organic, vegetarian and vegan Nepalese & Indian dishes such as soup, salad, chapatti, rice pudding, brown rice, white rice, curry, vegetable, herbal tea, porridge, fruits, and yogurt. Refilled water (UV purified water) will be provided and herbal tea, green tea is available throughout the day.

The following daily meals are served:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Organic coffee and teas & snacks

The following daily meals are catered for:

  • Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Yogic Diet / Ayurvedic Diet
  • Futrain / Juice
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic

 Note:  For special dietary requirements and allergies please inform us while booking.


Pick up and Drop services can be arranged (at additional cost) with Private cab from Pokhara Airport, Hotels, Resorts, Hostels, Tourist Bus Stations and out of Pokhara ie., Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bandipur etc.

 Note: We also make arrangements for bus & plane tickets as well as other vehicles. 


On your free time, you can do various activities such as boating, hiking & Pokhara sightseeing, bird watching. You can also make a day hike around Begnas Lake.

 Note: All of these activities are subject to additional costs).

If you feel like reading, you can borrow yoga related books from the retreat center.

WHAT’S INCLUDED for Yoga Retreat

  • Full boarded meals
  • All taxes and fees
  • refilled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Herbal /Green tea
  • Personal guidance
  • Yoga mats
  • Rooms with ensuite bathrooms and terrace (lake, mountain & jungle view)
  • Hot water for shower
  • Clean & tidy environment
  • Yoga hall (panoramic view of mountain and lake)


Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced


Hatha & Astanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Note: Our yoga retreat programmes run all year long so one can join us any day of the week on prior information and advance booking. Yoga classes will be conducted from the day of your arrival until to the date of your departure.

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