This all-inclusive 5-day retreat blends group training with individual coaching, yoga, horse riding, trekking, mountain biking, natural hot springs together with time for deep personal reflection. The retreat takes place in the historic Bulgarian town of Bansko located in the most spectacularly beautiful part of the Pirin Mountains. The rustic hotel is situated in a peaceful location with lush garden and swimming pool – ideal for reflection and restoration.
Who is it for?
The Happiness Retreat is designed for anyone who wants to engage with his or her life and understand his or her strengths. We know that when people understand their strengths and use them effectively they are happier, more engaged, perform better and produce fantastic results. If you are feeling unfulfilled, de-energised or frustrated with a strong sense that something needs to change, this retreat is for you.
Our aim and objective is to help you understand and apply your strengths to take control of your life and feel happier.
What will it include?
The retreat is the perfect blend of activity and reflection. Each day will include a yoga class, training session and offsite activity including horse riding, trekking, mountain biking, natural hot springs and the opportunity for personal reflection. Every evening we will be venturing out to a local restaurant to enjoy local cuisine with an option of soft drinks, house wine or beer. During the retreat you will also receive a one-hour personal coaching session with a qualified strengths coach.
The accommodation is designed in a warm, rustic style in a quiet location surrounded by lush gardens in the Centre of the town. It is the perfect place for you to treat yourself or enjoy with a partner, friend or colleague.
Before attending you will be asked to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to discover your unique strengths which you will be discussing and developing during the retreat.
Cost and registration
12,000 dhs (USD 3,280) per person.
24 - 29 July 2016
21 – 26 August 2016
4 – 9 September 2016
Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (to be complete at least 7 days before departure date)
Strengths training sessions
One personal coaching session
Sit down or packed lunch each day
Evening meal including soft drinks or house beverages
Mountain biking with professional mountain guide
Longest chair ride in Europe
Natural hot springs
Free time for personal reflection, use of the hotel swimming pool and common areas or to take in the beautiful scenery
Transfer from Sofia airport to hotel in Bansko (departing at approximately 4pm)
Price does not include:
Flights to and from Sofia
Visa (if required)
Massage and beauty treatments
Arriving early or late in Bankso
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