8 Day Breathing Happiness Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Svaneti, Georgia

  • Zen Travel Zen Travel
  • Svanetis Kedi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia
  • Jul 5 - 12, 2019 (8 days)

About This Event

Don’t you want to let go off stress, anger, exhaustion or any other negativity impacting your life? Do you desire to relax and enjoy some quality me-time?

Breathe in - Read on - Breath out … 

Our Happiness Retreat honours the breath .. and breath is life! To breathe properly is to be inspired, to be fully alive!

This retreat program takes you to surreally beautiful place in Georgia where devotion to ancient traditions and untouched beauty are simply a part of daily lifestyle. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking glaciers and waterfalls, visit the highest inhabited, remote village in Europe, witness traditional spiritual ceremonies, take sunrise yoga classes and meditative walks through awe-inspiring Svaneti Mountains. The program is designed to clear your mind and fill you with gratitude for the world’s abundance.

Program Description:

True happiness is always within you—you just need to know how to find it. During this retreat, you will learn how to experience happiness amidst the many challenges of your life, how to experience more harmony in your relationships and aquire few tools and ways to happier living. 

We will start with an assessment of your personal health and lifestyle. The retreat program aims at balancing your individual constitution through breathing techniques and asanas. Breathing is the basis of life and yet rarely taught. During the classes, the authentic approach of our yogi will show you how to balance the energy, reduce stress and develop spiritual as well as psychic sensitivities. 

You can leave your fancy-pants at home. This one’s all about keeping it real, of course with abundant coziness. We’ll do our part to keep things grounded and authentic and rich and real, offering our badass yoga practices rich with nature and peace. 

Organic meals and gorgeous landscapes will sustain the spirit of the retreat.  Adrenaline-fueled activities such as hiking to the gorgeous waterfalls and glaciers is also available for your leisure and adventure. Enjoy our delicious food 3 times a day made by locally harvested ingredients while overlooking drastic views of Shkhara and Ushba mounatins and medieval towers. 

Whether you’re looking for stress relief, health kick, quiet meditation, little indulgent or holiday with free time and various acitivies thrown in, Svaneti retreat program will help you work towards your desired goal so you return home with a sense of inner peace and zen. So why wait? When now is the right time to embark on a new journey!


Price Includes: 

Accommodation at Shante Hotel 3* (6 nights) in Svaneti and in Tbilisi 3* (1 night)3 Meals per day (Organic Georgian & International Food) Round trip Transportation by Comfortable VehicleTbilisi Old Town Guided Walking Tour1 Hour Spa Treatment at Tbilisi Sulphur BathConsultation with Yoga InstructorDaily Guided Sunrise MeditationsDaily Group Guided Asana Yoga Sessions (Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga)Daily Special Focus Yoga Session ( Gibberish Meditation, Trance Dance, Yoga Nidra, Pranic Healing, )Sigtseeing Tours: Mestia; Mount. Zuruldi

Optional Activities for Extra Charge:

Private Sessions with Yoga Instructor to address specific issueAirport Pick Up / Drop Off Additional Sightseeing tours Hotel Reservation for Additional Days in Georgia

All activities are optional leaving plenty of time for independent adventure or leisure

Group Size: min 5 participants are required for the retreat

Nearest Fixed Departure Date:  5 / JULY / 2019; 16 / AUGUST/ 2019

Early Bird Price: (8 weeks prior to departure date): USD 950 per person shared occupancy -Triple Room

Standard Price: USD 990 per person shared occupancy - Triple Room

Venue Highlights

Georgia is a country rich in history, traditions and friendship. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it is a land of contrasts, an intoxicating mixture of eastern and western influences, spiked with soviet style strangeness and throes of renaissance, ambitious with new landmarks and transforming city escape. Let us guide you to the country where legendary stories of Medea and Argonauts unfold, where the first human civilization outside of Africa was settled, where Christianity was adopted in early IV century and winemaking has been practiced for over 8,000 years. If you ever wondered why people have been falling in love with Georgia since the beginning of time visit ancient cave towns, hear folk stories expressed with polyphonic songs and traditional dances, admire architecture of centuries-old castles, fortresses and churches scattered all around the country

8 DAY BREATHING HAPPINESS MEDITATION RETREAT takes place in Svaneti Region of Georgia’s Caucasus mountains which is a medieval hideaway. Preserved by its long isolation, the region is an exceptional example of mountain scenery, where centuries-old defensive towers loom over remote villages. The culture of Svaneti is intriguing, offering some of Georgia's most solemn and mysterious dances, and the most complex polyphonic singing in the Caucasus—a tradition dating back over two millenia.
Svaneti region is a must visit place in Georgia. If you are interested to see the highest inhabited point in all of Europe, you will have the opportunity to do so during the retreat: Ushguli, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Svan village with some of the most stunning views found in the entire country. En route to Ushguli, you’ll visit Svaneti’s regional center Mestia. A quaint town approximately 1,500 meters above sea level. Despite its small size, it is packed with historically significant architecture and buildings, including forts and churches that date back to the medieval period of Georgia’s history.

And of course, there is no trip in Georgia complete without a visit to Tbilisi - most unique capital in the world. Tbilisi feels European, medieval and completely foreign all at once, it seems to change after each and every quarter, leaving you amazed and inspired.
Beautiful, wild and mysterious, Svaneti is an ancient land locked in the Caucasus, so remote that it was never tamed by any ruler. Uniquely picturesque villages and snow-covered, 4000m-plus peaks rising above flower-strewn alpine meadows provide a superb backdrop to the many walking trails. - (Lonely Planet)


SHANTE is the first retreat-center in the mountains of Georgia. It’s located in Latali village (Upper Svaneti), cozy and silent place, where life just goes authentically slow and easy. Many people believe Svaneti is the heart of Georgia, a place of life force, which one should visit at least once in a lifetime... there's no other place in the world where the mountains are that close, and the earth is that powerful, and people that hospitable.

What differs SHANTE center from all other incredible places in Georgia, is cupola-looking hall, built on the edge of a mountain, so one can see the panorama of ravins and snowy peaks. The space is round, so the energy inside of it flows in a natural way – easily and effortlessly ...

Facilities of Hotel Shante:

Outdoors: Yoga Hall, Outdoor Terrace,

Activities: Horse riding; Hiking; Bicycle rental

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