Tibetan Monastery, PharpingFor Tibetan Buddhists, the hills of Pharping where we immerse for our retreat is considered as sacred as Bodhgaya in India, as it is where is where the second buddha Guru Padmasambhava (“Guru Rinpoche”) attained the state of enlightenment, before going on to establish Buddhism in Tibet.
We will stay in the modern and comfortable guest house at the monastery, enjoying the calm of the surroundings and wonderful, plentiful, healthy food. The monastery which is our home during the retreat makes important contributions to the preservation and sharing of the Buddhist teachings, and our stay there helps to fund education for the many young monks from remote areas of Nepal. The lovely guest accommodation has spacious and bright rooms, comfortable beds for deep and refreshing sleeps, all with attached bathrooms, and built in Tibetan style. The stunning yoga hall overlooks the rice paddies of the Kathmandu Valley, ringed by the Himalayas, which the sun rises over during morning practice. It is the perfect place to relax, restore and revive. See more events in this venue
Take seven days away from your daily routine and responsibilities, and nurture a life of balance, health and happiness that will revitalise you for your life back home.
Shortly after his upcoming book comes out (“The Yoga Lifestyle”, published by Llewellyn in June 2016), Doron will join us in Nepal to deliver his yoga teacher training. We are thrilled to announce that he has agreed to stay a little longer to offer a retreat based on The Yoga Lifestyle.
The retreat is a chance to learn directly from Doron, as he shares his hugely warm teaching and deep knowledge of the practices that have proved most effective - in modern, busy life - to cultivate deeper contentment and wellbeing.
Join us in a stunning location that will inspire your creativity and energy, enjoying delicious vegetarian foods, taking time to be in nature, with daily yoga practice, mindfulness practices, guided meditations in both the Tibetan and Zen Buddhist traditions, the company of good like-minded people, and getting into some of life's most meaningful questions to see what answers we hold in ourselves.
We will draw on the ancient wisdom of the Indian Ayurveda system, as well as yoga and modern nutrition knowledge. You will learn about your body type (your dosha) andwhat each type needs in order to find balance, through food, yoga practice, breath techniques and lifestyle.
Highlights of the teachings
• Introduction to Ayurveda and the dosha system.
• Understand the 5 elements and what takes them out of balance.
• Learn to identify when you are out of balance.
• Become empowered! Learn how to balance yourself with food and nutrition.
• Food for Flexibility: Live 101, superfoods, supplements, water, sprouts, fermentation, and more
• Learn how to build an ideal yoga practice using Doron’s 19 building blocks.
• Tame the beast! Learn practical techniques for mind mastery.
• Learn how to ease stress, and stay calm even during hard times.
• Learn breathing techniques to balance your dosha and where to add them in your practice.
• Learn practical approaches that will help you sustain a yoga lifestyle.
The retreat brings together daily yoga, teachings and practices of Ayurveda, deliciously inspiring healthy foods, time in nature, and mindfulness, all hosted at a beautiful and welcoming Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The retreat aims to bring the experience of yoga on the mat into all levels of life. Create the best life possible without the stress, and be inspired to choose better options for you and your health according to your needs.
For Tibetan Buddhists, the hills of Pharping where we immerse for our training is considered as sacred as Bodhgaya in India, as it is where is where the second buddha Guru Padmasambhava (“Guru Rinpoche”) attained the state of enlightenment, before going on to establish Buddhism in Tibet.
The monastery which is our home during the retreat makes important contributions to the preservation and sharing of the Buddhist teachings, and our stay there helps to fund education for the many young monks from remote areas of Nepal. The lovely guesthouse in the monastery grounds has spacious and modern rooms, comfortable beds for deep and refreshing sleeps, all with contemporary attached bathrooms and hot showers (and many with balconies). The yoga space overlooks the rice paddies of the Kathmandu valley, and – when the weather is clear – gives us stunning views of the sunrise over the Himalayas.
It is the perfect place to go within and reset.
A few testimonials...
What makes Doron Hanoch so phenomenal is his loving kindness for each and every student while imparting the knowledge and skills they each need and he does so with calmness and humor.
Lorraine G. Moore, Menlo Park Workshop
Over the past four years I’ve battled a series of injuries and other setbacks that sucked the life (the fun) out of my athletic career, and it had been a long time since I had managed to find “the Zone,” in training or competition. Starting up a yoga practice under your warm, friendly guidance was the smartest, most valuable and rewarding thing I’ve done this year. The benefits were immediate and obvious. My ability to handle stress and adversity – not just in training and competition, but also in everyday life – skyrocketed pretty much overnight. After just two or three sessions, I found myself falling into a happy, positive mental space in training, and by the end of ten sessions I’d collected a number of great race results and, more importantly, great race experiences. Finally, being an elite athlete is fun again. I am so deeply appreciative. Thank you!!
Kelly Crowley – Paralympic swimming gold medalist, Professional cyclist
As a physician I have spent over a decade of my life learning how to alleviate physical suffering. I have witnessed first hand the myriad ways in which the body can break down. I have written countless prescriptions and resuscitated hundreds of patients. After witnessing many deaths I began to see differences between those in a state of mental peace and those in conflict. From these intimate experiences came the sincere belief that although disease is a terrible thing, nothing compares to suffering in the mind. Nowhere in over ten years of training did I learn how to quiet and comfort the mind–the source of all pain–physical and otherwise.
Doron is an unusually aware individual. He has a talent for managing large diverse groups and also for sensing and flexibly addressing individual needs. Combining his broad foundation in Eastern traditions including Zen Buddhism and yoga with his background in nutrition and art Doron creates a flexible and tailored approach to personal wellness. His warmth, sensitivity and non judgemental attitude help encourage each person to smile, relax and ultimately reach the greatest bliss of all–a state of peace where the mind is free of all attachments and where fear does not exist.
Dr. Jane Snyder, CA
Join Doron Hanoch for a retreat based on his book The Yoga Lifestyle - seven deliciously inspiring days to create a balanced life of health and happiness.
Since then Doron has returned to India many times to deepen his spiritual and Asana Practice and has practiced under the guidance of Pattabhi Jois and his family. He is fortunate to have studied with some other great teachers such as Richard Freeman (teacher training, advanced trainings and assisting), Rolf and Marci, Tim Miller, Adarsh Williams, Sheshadri, Chidananda, as well as continuing studies and mentoring, with Mark Stephens. Recently, he became certified to teach Third Series Ashtanga under Tim Miller.
Doron is the also author of the upcoming book The Yoga Lifestyle – Using the Flexitarian method to ease stress, find balance and create a healthy life. The book will be launched in June.
Doron’s teachings are based on the foundation of tradition with a practical and non-dogmatic way. His classes are strong, but go at a pace that allows lots of awareness and focus. He teaches with extreme detail, shares a lot of informative tips both for body and mind, and keeps the class flowing with a fun energy infused with humor.
Doron is a trained chef, a certified nutrition consultant (registered with the AADP), an artist and a long time Zen student. He uses all his skills to share a holistic experience, with keen observation and compassion.
Doron works towards bringing the experience of yoga on the mat into all levels of life. He is a teacher of the full spectrum of yoga, creating a healthy sustainable bliss onto all layers of life. See more photos and other events by this presenter