OUR TEACHERS

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Kriti Karki

Kriti Karki is the owner and lead teacher of Mandala Retreat Resort. Her story of dedication and love for yoga and how she came to this field is truly inspiring. As a five-year-old girl, Kriti became ill with very serious asthma – an illness to which her grandparents eventually died. Kriti’s father, Dr. SB Karki decided to teach her yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises and started her on a healthy yogic food routine. Dr. SB Karki specializes in Naturopathy and is a great yogic master of Nepal.
With all the efforts and determination of both Kriti and her father, she started recovering at the age of 10. Yoga not only saved her life but she eventually fell in love with it and it became her daily routine. At the age of 14, she was sent to a Yoga Ashram in India where she spent 2 years of her life doing yoga sadhana (practice). She also went to yoga university where she achieved all the knowledge and skills to lead a yogic life. She believes in both scientific and spiritual yoga practices as she has experience in both.
 
About Kriti’s qualification:


Kriti got first yoga lesson from her father at the age of five, her first yoga teacher is her father DR- SB Karki
•    Diploma in Yoga therapy 
•    3 years of Bachelor in Yoga and Naturopathy 
•    2 years Master Degree in Yogic science 
•    Spent 2 years in India ashram for spiritual growth and practice
•    6-month Diploma in Massage therapy
•    6-month nature cure health worker in Nepal
•    Special mastery course in Thai Massage
•    Master of Reiki
•    Taught yoga in school for school children
•    Taught yoga in a residential child care home
•    Trains for international alliance course
•    Basic Ayurveda course
•    She has more than 18 years of yoga teaching experience

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Swami Chaintanya

Swami Chaitanya Krishna is an embodiment of joy. He is a third generation master and healer. The healing process in his family was started by his grandfather who was a very famous shaman of eastern Nepal. He was truly gifted with healing powers by the nature and healed more than fifty thousand people!
 
Swami Chaitanya Krishna has learnt the art of healing and shamanism from many different masters. He was to become a holy man when he was 13 years old and left his home shortly after to travel the spiritual areas of Nepal, study Hinduism, practice tantra with various babas, gurus and holy men. He has received much knowledge about philosophy, spirituality, tantra, mantra, meditation. He has treated more than 1000 people and gave trainings to more than 500 students from all over the world. He is a teacher to about 10 very advanced students who spread the love of sound healing all around the world.

Manhal Tousis

Swami ji Manhal Tousis is not only a Reiki master, he is also an experienced Yoga instructor who has conducted many „Train the Trainer“ courses. Among many others, he is a certified Mantra, Nada yoga and singing bowls healer or numerology, tarot and crystal healer. He is trained and certified by a number institutions and schools in India, China and Nepal to conduct training in several other wellness healing techniques. 
 
Swami ji Manhal Tousis is from Jordan in the Middle East, his family however originally hailed from the Balkan Peninsula in the South East of Europe. He has been living in Nepal for almost 10 years, and considers Nepal to be his second home. Swami ji Manhal Tousis is a spiritual man who strongly believes in spirituality, and loves nothing more than to lead a life of total freedom. A strong personal trait of Swami ji Manhal is his limitless drive and passion for learning and mastering new skills and techniques, both for self development and to benefit others.

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