Explore, Nepal with two adventurous yogi’s. Hiking. Yoga & meditation. Thai massage.

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. 

-Anthony Bourdain 

Two well-travelled and highly experienced yoga teachers Nikki and Janel are collaborating in this once in a lifetime trip. These ladies have grown up in opposite ends of the earth but a few things core believes unite them;

  • Their love of sharing yoga,
  • Their sense of adventure into the unknown and
  • Making people feel good.

Working with World Ex. we’ve designed a magnificent trek in the Annapurna Region with daily yoga, meditation and Thai massage.

You get 15 days to disconnect from stress and reconnect to self through travel, hiking, and yoga in Nepal. Explore sights, sounds and smells wandering through Kathmandu. Trek for 11 days through lush mountain trails, reaching heights of 4,600m while enjoying the comforts of warm meals in our private eco-camps and eco-lodges all while coming home to yourself daily with yoga and meditation.

Trip highlights

  • Wake up to guided Yoga and Meditation Daily
  • Thai yoga massage or yin in the evening
  • Trekking guide and porters
  • Traverse the high pastures above Kopra Ridge beneath Annapurna South, where ancient pilgrim trails lead to the sacred Khayer Lake (up to 4,600M
  • Rejuvenate each night with freshly cooked meals in our private eco-campsites and handpicked eco-lodge
  • Sleeping bag, mat and jacket
  • Park entry fees and permits
  • 1 day guided tour of Kathmandu
  • Return flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu

APRIL 11-25, 2019

Your leaders

A warm welcome from Nikki & Janel!

We are excited to be leading you on a yogi’s adventure through Nepal – one of the most amazing countries to visit on earth! Our intention for this trip is that we help you reconnect more deeply with yourself. Clear your mind with daily mediation, yoga and hiking. Relax your body with Thai Yoga Massage and Yin Yoga and experience the simple pleasures of connecting with earth and like-minded people as we adventure into the unknown.

About Janel

Janel is an avid explorer of the outer and inner realms and is excited to share her passions for travel, yoga, and hiking with you, trusting that the journey will change each of us.  She says; “when we travel, we rediscover wonder, we see the world with new eyes, open our minds, and expand our hearts.  When we walk in nature, we are immersed in the present moment, feeling truly alive.

When we practice yoga and meditation, we come home to ourselves, generating peace, and compassion to see clearly, feel deeply, love abundantly, and live with intention.”

Janel’s journey has taken her to 35 countries and counting, to climb the Rockies, Himalayas and Kilimanjaro, to practice yoga and meditation with many teachers in many places and to study the healing arts of Thai massage and Reiki.

Janel is a yoga teacher and holistic healing arts practitioner offering yoga, meditation, breathwork, reiki, massage, doula, and integrative nursing services. She is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-500), reiki practitioner (level 1), birth doula (DONA), and family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC).

About Nikki

Until recently Nikki was a corporate marketer, working a stressful 50 hour week. Now she runs The Happy Living Project, a corporate yoga and wellness business in Sydney. Nikki believes that yoga and meditation is medicine for the body and mind. Yoga teaches us to better connect with ourselves, others and nature. In that way, yoga is the perfect pairing with outdoor adventure.

“I’m passionate about getting people of all shapes, sizes and abilities nurturing their body, mind and spirit. This trip is an opportunity to strip all the stress away. Get back to basics. Walk in the wild. Feel the earth each morning when we rise with the sun. Talk with strangers as we wander and fall in love with yourself and the magic of life again and again.”

Nikki is a certified vinyasa yoga teacher (RYT-500) and 100 hr yin yoga teacher, 25 hour Fertility Yoga teacher and she has trained with a number of international and local yoga teachers. She brings a smile and cheeky sense of humour to all she does.

Combined these two ladies have a wealth of knowledge in yoga and healing. Each has travelled to Nepal and can attest to her beauty. They both believe that this journey and the group that will come together will truly be special.

Superfoods Christmas Recipe

I am a self-confessed food-aholic. 

I love and am totally addicted to good food. Cooking. Eating out. Traveling and letting my tummy guide my explorations; from Michelin star restaurants to road-side sticks on plastic crates – I love it all.

Nowadays, I practice ahimsa. Which is the Sanskrit word for Non-harm. That means I eat consciously. For now, I’m a vegetarian.  I choose to not consume dairy or gluten becuase that makes me feel better. What I do may not suit you and your lifestyle. But one this is hard to argue with – chocolate is amazing. Since choosing to be dairy free I’ve experimented with many dairy recipes. And love sharing my sucesses, so read on if you’re keen to learn about cacao and for my Vegan Chocolate Mousse recipe.

I believe in eating to nourish. Although sometimes I over nourish – especially at this time of year!

The fuel we give our bodies ultimately gives us the energy we need to perform physically and mentally.

What is all this who-ha about superfoods – what exactly are they?

Superfoods are just that – foods that contain significantly higher quantities of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other health-boosting, anti-aging, disease-fighting goodness. Some are everyday whole foods that you’ll likely be eating already (broccoli, blueberries, chia).  Others are more exotic and grown in the rainforests of Peru.

My favourite, cacao….

BENEFITS OF CACAO 

  1. The highest source of plant-based iron. If you’re on a plant-based diet and looking for iron, look no further.   Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron known to man, at a whopping 7.3mg per 100g.  Beef and lamb are at 2.5mg, and spinach at 3.6mg per 100g.
  1. 40x more antioxidants than blueberries – that’s a bucket load of free radical fighting goodness.
  1. A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant. Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine.  These neurotransmitters are associated with feeling happy! And can even alleviate depression. It also contains theobromine – a substance like caffeine. A natural, healthy, delicious (and legal) way to get your buzz on. I’m not arguing with that.

Here is my favourite Vegan Chocolate Pudding – you can make this at Christmas adding a few goji’s or mint on top for a splash of colour. It literally takes 5 mins to blend, taste and pop in the fridge. This is refined sugar-free and 100% fuss-free. Enjoy.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSE

I love love love making this recipe. It literally takes five minutes to blend. And even non-vegans love it. I take it to family gatherings and make it in replace of ice cream on the weekend. It’s dagerously good and super easy – so you’ve been warned if you become addicted like I am.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ – 1 ripe avocado (depends on size)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ can of coconut cream (shake it up)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder more if you like it super chocolatey
  • 1 tbs of Macca Powder if you’d like some extra superfoody caramelly goodness.
    • This superfood is great to balance hormones (both males and females) and is a natural energy booster too. Not to mention it just tastes amazing! Here is somemore details on this superfood if you’re interested: https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/11/21/maca-powder-benefits-nutrition-and-uses_a_23284913/ 
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Dates or Maple Syrup are optional if you like it a little sweeter. Good for vegan chocolate mouse virgins or the sweet tooths amongst you.

METHOD

  • Pop all the liquid into the blender first
  • Then cacao
  • Then add the banana and avocado.
  • Taste before you pour it out into your serving vessel. You may need a little more sweetness or fluffiness.
  • Add to a big bowl, (or a few little dessert glasses – this should make three or four) and place in the fridge for at least one hour to set. Two hours is ideal but not necessary.
  • If it’s too sloppy once you’ve finished blending option to add chia seeds or psyllium husks to bulk it up – I suggest two tablespoons. You’ll need to allow about 20 mins for it to work its magic and do this step as soon as you pop it into the fridge, don’t worry it wont change the flavour just firm up your texture.
  • Enjoy!