Our state of the art yoga hall is spacious and bright with lots of natural light and stunning views over the lake and surrounding hills. The central focus point of the room is our bas relief mud sculpture of Buddha created by a local artist, which brings a lot of character and a certain peaceful aura into the hall.
We provide the highest standard of yoga mats for the use of our guests - Manduka Black Mat Pro, which has been voted the world’s best yoga mat. It is made out of natural materials and it provides unparalleled grip and cushioning for a more comfortable yoga practice.
Our yoga hall is full of various instruments for the practice of yoga nada – the healing sound and the practice of bhakti yoga – chanting. Traditional instruments for the chanting sessions called kirtan include a harmonium, tablas, traditional Nepali drum called madal, tinchu bells, chin chin bells, djembe and tamburin.
Healing sound sessions feature our 70cm tam tam gong, antique Himalayan singing bowls of various sizes which are tuned to the notes of the seven chakras and Nepal’s own ocean drum.
Other facilities of our yoga hall include soft round meditation pillows and snuggly meditation blankets, a product supporting our PEP Nepal project. If you like our meditation blankets, you can purchase one to bring home and 65% of the sale goes to support our PEP Nepal initiative.
Dining Hall & Reading Corner
Our dining hall brings a tasteful design along with a relaxed and cosy atmosphere and comfortable furniture - a perfect environment to enjoy our delicious healthy meals every day. Décor includes ceramic sculptures, rock crystals, ancient singing bowls and unique hand-woven mandalas.
We have created a lounge style sitting area with a reading corner featuring a selection of books - an ideal place for a lazy afternoon. Our books have been donated over the years from different sources and our collection features books on various subjects but majority are about yoga, health, spirituality and the local area.
You are welcome to donate your unwanted books to help us enrich our small library corner.
At Purna Yoga Retreat Centre we use a sitting steam bath for the whole body except the head.
The benefits of this treatment are numerous and include improved circulation and metabolism, clearer skin, deep tissue detoxification, reduction of muscle pain and stiffness, stimulated digestion and deep relaxation. We also add pure essential oils and fragrant herbs to the steam to enhance the treatment's benefits.
We use natural red clay sourced from this local area and make a wet mud preparation which guests apply to their skin. The clay has a purifying and moisturising effect on the skin. When applied, the clay actually draws from the pores, absorbing impurities and helping to release toxins and wastes from deep tissues. Minerals from the mud also nourish the skin and restore its vitality.
In addition to the health benefits, our guests find the mud bath to be fun as our inner child appreciates playing with the clay. The mud bath is available on sunny days. We leave the mud on the skin for about 20-30 min to dry in the sun and then shower it off.
Himalayan Pink Salt Foot Bath
Our fragrant Himalayan pink salt foot bath is a sure way to a complete relaxation and soothing of tired feet but it also has many health benefits. Himalayan pink salt is high in minerals and it's a great purifier, it also has anti-microbial properties. We like to add a few drops of pure essential oils and some herbs to our foot bath to further enhance its benefits. This relaxing treatment is especially sought after by our guests who have returned from trekking.
Aroma Steam Inhalations
When steam and essential oils are combined they form a very potent way to help treat some ailments, especially those of the upper respiratory tract, nose and sinuses as well as opening the pores, cleansing and nourishing the skin from within. Benefits of this treatment include improved circulation, detoxification, stress reduction, purer skin and help with breathing problems.
We have a selection of pure essential oils which we use in blends to open up the breathing pathways, to clear sinuses and nourish the skin. In this treatment the oils of Cajuput, Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea Tree are used.
We have a dedicated treatment and therapy room in our yoga centre where various forms of treatments are available to our guests on request and upon prior booking, at additional cost. Ayurvedic Massage, Sacred Kahuna Massage, Singing Bowl Sound Vibration Massage, Reiki, chakra balancing, drum sound healing and others. You can find more information on available treatments on the Special Programs pages.
We have installed wi-fi at the center so that our guests have easy access to the internet for contacting their loved ones or making further travel arrangements.
However we would prefer to promote a break away from the electronics, with more time spent focusing on here and now. We have noticed that a lot of people seem to use smartphones and tablets with instant access to internet anywhere and anytime and we would like to encourage our guests to "disconnect" from the outer distractions and connect deeply within during their yoga retreat.
There is a laundry service available at the center performed by a local family who lives nearby. This is a great way to contribute to the local village community so we encourage our guests to use this laundry service whenever needed. You are also welcome to handwash your own clothes, we can provide you a bucket and washing powder.
We will happily assist you in making any travel arrangements for your onward journey in Nepal. We can reserve bus and domestic air tickets, private transport, paragliding, rafting, trekking, Chitwan National Park tour and many more.