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Mindfulness Retreat



Price: US$ 865 or €790  per person (a part of this amount will be donated to one of the social development projects of SVSI).

6 nights in Chitwan, 2 nights in Kathmandu and transfers to and from the airport are included

Dates: 2017 February 21 – March 1

Language spoken: English and Dutch

Do you feel like having a relaxing time and do you want to feel inspired in a quiet and spiritual environment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Come practice mindfulness in the beautiful Chitwan area of Nepal and enjoy the nature around you while finding your inner peace. During the mindfulness meditation and relaxation retreat, you can come to feel completely relaxed and refreshed with new energy in approximately a week’s time. The mindfulness retreat is led by certified yoga and meditation teacher Joke van der Zwaan.


Sapana Village Lodge is located in the beautiful district of Chitwan, Nepal, known for its vast national park and diverse wildlife. Our meditation center is located at the edge of the terrain overlooking the river. It has a stunning view of the surrounding landscape. This peaceful area facilitates the expansion of the mind by bringing you closer to nature. If you close your eyes and listen closely, you can hear the soft noise of the river, birdsong and crickets chirping. Open your eyes and you will see countless birds in fight and you might even see an elephant walking in the distance.


FEBRUARY 21: you will be picked up from Kathmandu airport (KTM) by private transportation. You will stay in a hotel in Kathmandu and have time to rest or walk in the city.

FEBRUARY 22: you will be picked up by (shared) private transportation or tourist bus from your hotel in Kathmandu and driven to Sapana village in Chitwan (about 5 hours). There, our program will start after dinner with an introduction to mindfulness. We will have lunch on the road.

FEBRUARY 23 – 27: These days will start in the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the Nepali mornings. All guests are invited to join the morning mindfulness session from 07.00 – 07.30 before breakfast.

After breakfast, our program continues with education about mindfulness and practicing guided meditations and mindful movements.

After lunch, it is optional to go on an excursion Sapana Village Lodge can arrange for you. Other activities can include taking a walk to the village or relaxing at the lodge.

We will have dinner at Sapana Village Lodge every night. You can choose between a big range of western or Nepali meals.

After dinner, you can have an Asian Ayurvedic massage with a professional massage therapist.

At 21.30, you are welcome to join us again in the meditation center for relaxation exercises.

After this, the program for the day is over.


  • Pick up from the airport and one night in a hotel (shared room) in Kathmandu
  • Transfer from your hotel in Kathmandu to Sapana Village Lodge
  • 6 nights stay at Sapana Village Lodge (again in a shared room), breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • 5 morning mindfulness sessions. Including sessions before breakfast
  • 5 evening mindfulness sessions
  • 1 Asian Ayurvedic massage of ½ hour
  • Trip to the holy sights of Devghat
  • Transfer from Sapana Village Lodge to hotel in Kathmandu and one night in a hotel in Kathmandu
  • Transfer from your hotel in Kathmandu to the airport
  • All Taxes included


  • Airplane flight. If you arrive before the program, a pick up from the airport is possible, but not included the price.
  • Single room ($290 or €265 extra for 8 nights)
  • Excursions
  • Extra massages
  • Your stay in Nepal before and after the Mindfulness Program
  • Your visa
  • The travel/medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses


If you want to spend more time in Nepal and maybe visit other areas of the country, we can recommend many activities. For example you can visit Hindu and Buddhist temples during your stay in Kathmandu, or do one of the famous treks starting in Pokhara. You can also do a trek in the Chepang hills right here in Chitwan (can only be arranged via Sapana Village Lodge).

Sapana Village Lodge can make all the arrangements for you if you notify us in time.

Please feel free contact us for more information.



Our Meditation Retreat offer is available all year round when a minimum of 4 people participate. The sessions will be held by a certified Nepali yoga and mediation instructor. Price and session schedule remain the same.