We are a Residential Wellness Center, Health Education Retreat, and Guesthouse.
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 teaches us to be aware of those negative thoughts and develop positive habits that lead to wellness and happiness. We learn 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 your life and what is not and and how to manage stress in our life which is the major cause of illness.
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
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.
PROGRAM AND SERVICES DETAILS: click on the “programs and services” tab in the menu above.
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 just needing a break from feeling exhausted and not finding life fulfilling, or you are wanting to inquire deeply into what is keeping you feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and disinterested with your life we can guide you in your pursuit of a healthy happy, soul-satisfying lifestyle. 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.
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 add to your program.
Detoxification of body, mind, and release of negative and unhealthy habits is our specialty 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.
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