Mandala Yoga Retreat is run by a sweet Nepali family, Mr. Biren and Guru Kriti, husband and wife. Biren is a very famous Nepali actor who fell in love with a yogini, Kriti (ask them about the story of dialing the wrong phone number).
After marriage, Biren became devoted to yoga and together they started a yoga studio in Thamel, Kathmandu. Biren is fully involved in Mandala Yoga studio, he is a great manager and will help you with anything you need. Maybe even sign your DVD copy of his movie :)
Kriti is the lead teacher who plays a vital role in the teacher training courses, classes and other wellness programs. She has over 18 years of teaching experience, has a Master’s degree in Yogic Science, all levels of Reiki healing and diploma in massage therapy.
Biren and Kriti live in Mandala Retreat together with their wonderful daugher. They truly make the Mandala Retreat Resort feel like your own home.
Thanks to them, their big hearts and sweet smiles, you will never miss home and your family – you will be treated with all the love and respect a Nepali family can give.
Mandala Yoga Retreat is a branch of the well known and much beloved Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa. We opened our first Mandala Studio in the heart of Kathmandu, Thamel. As much as we love the colourful business of the tourist center, we know our clients, students and fellow seekers need an option of a serene retreat in the beautiful nature of Nepal.
About the School & Location
That’s why Kriti and Biren, the founders of Mandala decided to add one more location for their teachings and offerings. Mandala Yoga Retreat found its home in late 2020 in chandragiri hills, yet in perfectly quiet, lush and stunning surroundings.
With the purest intention and offerings to mother nature, we built our vision of the best yoga school and a sacred retreat space in Nepal.
Our location offers the best you can hope for. We are located at the foothills in Chandragiri, a 30 minute drive from Thamel.
We sit cosily between two hills at 2200 meters above sea level in Chandragiri Municipality. Our location guarantees you peace and silence, stunning views of Kathmandu valley as well as the Himalayan ranges of Annapurna and other mountains.
What is quite incredible is that after only 3-4 hours of hiking you can see the Mount Everest clearly!
Especially in the winter season, when the Kathmandu valley is fully covered with clouds, we gaze down from the resort feeling like we share the skies with Gods.