After a bumpy bus tour I arrived at Pokhara. What a difference with Kathmandu and what a beautiful lake!
Not a lot of yoga studios with a schedule of different styles. Some hostels/guesthouses organize classes, mostly when they have a teacher as guest/volunteer (see below). Check out the flyers. (Info as is begin November 2017)
- Om family – retreats etc. They have also classes above Alchemy cafe (hatha 9am/5pm, Kriya 8am, Kundalini 6pm, free meditation 11am)
- Holy garden (inside Busy Bee Café) – 3 drop in classes each day (7am, 2pm, 4pm $5)
- Osho Divine Zone (9am, 4pm)
- Himalayan Yogini (former Nepali Yogi centre) – retreats, ytt’s etc. Single class only on appointment (drop in yoga temporarily cancelled, was 7.30am, 4pm)
- Pranamaya Yoga – the branche in Pokhara has also various daily walkin classes, but only in certain periods
- Sadhana Yoga Ashram – various options, but not cheap ($22 for a 90 minutes yoga class, including breakfast or dinner)
- Annapurna Yoga Ashram
- Purna yoga retreat – retreats from 1 to 21 days. Two drop in classes ($15) each day.
- Shivalaya– yoga retreat center outside Pokhara near the Begnas lake.
- GN Reiki – (9am, 4pm)
- Yoga Chautara – two daily drop in classes
- Tushita yoga retreats
- Atma Shree yoga – various retreats
- A lot of guesthouses/hostels/restaurants offer yoga, but I think that it’s only when there is a teacher in house as guest.
Yoga & treks
- Osho Divine Zone (7am, 11am, 5pm)
- Oshos People (7.30am)
- Ganden Yiga Chozin Buddhist centre
- Dhamma Pokhara Vipassana Centre
- GN reiki meditation center – also yoga
I stayed in Nepalaya Eco hostel, a wonderful hostel with a huge yoga vibes and daily classes (on donation base). It’s in Lakeside center. However the most retreat centers are in the North of the lake, so keep that in mind. I also heard good stories about Pushkar
Also here: the more tourists,the more expensive. Main courses start at $1 for a chow men (noodles) at a non touristic place until $5 for a main course at OR2K.
- Natural mystic – cafe at the lake. Owned by a French-Nepali couple. The menu is a combination of these kitchens. Relaxed atmosphere. MIGHT BE CLOSED 🙁
- The Juicery cafe – juices and nice salades and other meals
- OR2K – here they have the same menu as in Pokhara. Nice food but too expensive