We are a Wellness Vacation Retreat, Health Education Center, and Guesthouse.
We offer a wide range of services to choose from:
Pranayama and Hatha Yoga, beginner and advanced level
Massage Therapy and classes
Reike and energy balancing
Mindfulness Training (Vipassana Meditation)
Weight management program
Natural Health Counseling
Program to reduce Menstrual Pain
Program to end Asthma with meditation and breathing exercises
Health and Wellness Program Packages
Forest Bathing, connecting with the natural beauty of Nepal
Nepali Culture, language and cooking classes
Ready for a Wellness Vacation. First, we ask you what you want from our Retreat. Our programs are flexible and affordable. You tell us what your needs and health challenges are and together we design a program package that serves your unique situation. The foundation for all our wellness programs is Mindfulness training. Mindfulness is about being still, connecting with Nature and letting go of stress so that we can begin to be aware of how we so easily get distracted and pulled in the directions of life that are unhealthy. All actions in life begin with a thought and we often follow that thought out of habit. Mindfulness guides us to let go of those negative thoughts and discover positive habits that lead to wellness and happiness. We learn that we have a choice to be in control of our mind instead of the mind being in control of us. Wellness is achieved by balancing all aspects of life through deep honest enquiry into what is working in our life and what is not. The gift of mindfulness practice is being able to manage stress in our life which is the major cause of illness. Don’t worry, be Happy, be at peace.
You can choose from our pre-arranged all inclusive program packages or you can create your own program by selecting from the above offerings and services.
Also, we offer referrals to local extreme sports like Canyoning, River rafting, paragliding, trekking, parahawking, swimming in the nearby Seti River Canyon, and much more.
Is this Retreat for you?
Whether you have a physical illness or you are feeling exhausted and not finding life fulfilling, or you just need a rest we can guide you in pursuit of a healthy happy, soul-satisfying lifestyle.
If you are ready and open to inquire deeply into what is keeping you feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and disinterested with your life this is a safe and nurturing opportunity to explore a new life.
Or maybe you just want a safe, quiet place to relax, be in a beautiful natural setting and enjoy delicious home prepared organic food and do your own thing we support you in that request as well. You are not required to engage in a program. Design your own program if you like.
What is included: Our program packages include a private room with private bath, food, yoga, mindfulness training, guided walks in nature and optional massage, colonic therapy, and guided journeys to nearby rivers, lakes, waterfalls, caves, sacred sites and optional services by the hour that you would like to add to your program.
Detoxification of body, mind, and release of negative and unhealthy habits is our speciality and most popular program package. Experience Shinrin-yoku the name given to the Japanese art of “Forest Bathing“ (see the video below), contemplative walks through a forest that reconnect the individual with nature and can lead to decreased stress, natural mood elevation, and a stronger immune system.
This mobile meditation has been recognised by the Japanese for decades. The practice can be a natural way to combat the toll of stress and anxiety. Bathe in Nepal’s awesome natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the world’s highest mountains, a gorgeous river canyon, acres of golden yellow rice fields, the lush green of corn and vegetable crops, and tropical forests.
SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU DESIRE A MORE LUXURIOUS UPSCALE VENUE : we have an agreement to offer all our programs at a four star hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara, called the Castle Hotel. The hotel offers a 50% discount. on accommodations for our clients who book a program with us. You pay us the program price and add the hotel room cost. For information about this amazing Hotel and accommodations click here> Castle Hotel.
Our Mission Statement “We believe that being healthy and staying healthy does not have to be painful or require a complete change in lifestyle. Our programs promote simplicity and moderation, peacefulness and lightness of being…the middle way. Finding a ‘soul-satisfying’ balanced lifestyle is the core of our philosophy of healing and having a peaceful, joyful life experience. Let Nature be your Teacher.h
Enjoy a Video of Our Natural Health retreat in Pokhara Nepal
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.
Creator and Director
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.
Resident Volunteer Therapist
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.
Read on for a closer look at what makes us special.
I’ve been here at Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat, thus far, for 12 or 13 days, and I’m doing a 21 day deep detox. Albert is THE industry expert on detox, cleansing, colon therapy, meditation, yoga, reiki, massage, nature walks, and meal planning. He is a guru. He is very knowledgeable on many issues, regarding spirituality and health. He is also so patient, a result of eating right, yoga and meditation.
I completed the 5-day detox retreat and really loved it. Albert has many years of experience in the field; after a long discussion of my complaints, he gave me good tips about nutrition and explained how to help myself by changing my diet. We ate organic vegetarian food every day and although it was simple, it tasted surprisingly good.
Detox program guest from france
I stayed with Albert and Radha for 5 days to complete the 5 days detox program. I really recommend it to anyone who want to take time off and learn new healthy physical and mental habits to live a healthy life. It was the 1st time I did a detox program and highly enjoyed it, both Albert and Radha are very knowledgeable in terms of which aliments...
The time of year from February til May the Seti river near our Retreat is perfect for swimming. The temperature goes from cold to comfortable as the season moves on. May begins the monsoon and Read more…
Starting this week we welcome you to join Our Yoga and Meditation hour at 9am every day except Saturday. A variety of guided and silent meditations and occasional meditative walks to the nearby splendid Seti Read more…
Two recent guests at our retreat. We often take people on short excursions around Pokhara. These were taken on a trip to a hotel high on a ridge above the city. The swing is a Read more…
To get to us, starting from the Tourist Bus Park or the airport, walk or take a Taxi to our retreat. It is very near the airport. Taxi fare should be between 250 - 350Nrs. https://goo.gl/maps/UAVtpb4pavp