Albert and Radha


Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat: Our professional staff, Radha and Albert have combined their over 25 years of experience in offering Wellness services to create the Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat. It is the most affordable professional health program in all of Nepal.  You would pay $100 to over a thousand dollars a night, with much less personal support, in a five star resort. Your investment in our services and residential programs range from $10 to $30 USD/day including room. We are a small program, only two simple very comfortable guest rooms, home cooked delicious organic meals, veg and nonveg. We keep our costs at a minimum with out compromising quality of care and attention to individual client needs. Unselfish friendly service at affordable prices is our pride and joy.


 Radha Risal Creator and Director of Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat is a holistic health consultant and advanced yoga teacher with five years of training and experience in herbal organic food supplements for health and healing. Her business, Organic Food Supplement Enterprise, licensed in Nepal, is thriving. She has moved her business from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Sanumaya holds a B.S. in sociology and worked with United Nations programs for HIV prevention and also disadvantaged children. In the Maldives she worked as a beautician in a hi-end resort. Radha recently completed an advanced Yoga teachers training at the Himalyan Yogini retreat in Happy Valley, Pokhara.
She will also be preparing delicious vegetarian, local Nepali delights for our meals and snacks and She will offer traditional Hindu ceremonies, ‘puja’, each morning. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in Nepali tradition and eager to share what she has learned from the elders in her family.

Albert Schmaedick, MA. is a resident volunteer therapist at Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat. Albert was first introduced to meditation 25 years ago when he attended a 10-day retreat with Ruth Dennison, a Vipassana teacher and student of Goenka. After studying with Ruth for five years he met Kobun Chino, a Japanese Zen Master in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi of Tasahara, California. Upon completing a year of study with Kobun Albert was ordained as a lay monk and has been teaching meditation ever since. He also studied with Jack Kornfield who was trained by Ajahn Chah, the renowned Vipassana forest monk of Thailand. He has taught detox and meditation at Chiva Som Health Resort and the Earth Spa, Evason, both in Hua Hin, Thailand. He is the former owner  and director of the Mt. Shasta, CA. Wellness and detox Center. He studied detoxification therapy with the late Dr. Ann Wigmore of the Hippocrates Institute in Puerto Rico.
Albert has an M.A. in clinical psychology and practices cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Mindfulness or Buddhist psychology) with individuals, couples and families. He is an expert in guiding people through lifestyle changes and internal cleansing and fasting programs.

By volunteering his varied training and experience, he offers a truly Holistic Health practice to our valued guests.