Alchemy of Nature, The element of Water – Yoga Retreat

  • Akasha Wellness Retreat Akasha Wellness Retreat
  • Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2018 (6 days)
  • Double Room - Private - €1,120.00 Queen Room - Private - €1,495.00 Twin Room - Sharing - €700.00

About us

āpas (Sanskrit) means “water”.

Most of the physical world is made up of water. Three quarters of your physical body is made up from this element too. It regulates the transportation of nutrients and oxygen, gets rid of toxins, makes your joints work smoothly and regulates much more. Water is the protector of the body, soothing all pain and inflammation in the body, restores emotional availability & the capacity for pleasure.

Water is empathy and contentment. Water is the lake and sea: places of deep dreaming and subconscious unfolding. An awareness of water element in yoga encourages the practitioner to plunge slowly into that part of oneself they do not yet know.

The fundamental expression of water is deliberate movement, and it is embodied in the technique of entering, and leaving, arriving, and departing: Vinyasa. Water is never completely still, it always adjusts to circumstance, it accommodates to whatever shape it is poured in. The ability for water to be moving and flexible, symbolises your flexibility and your ability to change.

Water is cultivated, and expressed by learning to move effortlessly, softly, and fluidly into, out of, and between Asana. It is supported by repetition, and expressed in synchronicity between breath, and body movement. The arena of water is the pelvis, its source the ball of the foot, its medium the bones, and its control the joints. The negative feeling associated with water is fear, while the positive feeling is peacefulness.

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On this retreat we’ll explore the element of water from 5 perspectives:

Yoga & Breath – through nurturing and energising yoga class that incorporates vinyasa, tai chi and circular wave motion throughout the body. The water element governs the hips, so when our connection to water element falters, our hips can be weak or very tight.

The cleansing abilities of water – through meditations outdoors near the stream

Epsom Salt Bath Rituals – Relaxing the body in infused water

Practicing the flow – on and off the mat through creative visualisation & journaling

Included:

  • 1 complimentary 30 minute massage
  • Twice Daily gentle yoga sessions to warm up in the morning and stretch in the evening
  • Vinyasa & Yin Yoga by two different teachers, all classes suitable for beginners & intermediates
  • 1 x 60 min Epsom Salt Bath Ritual
  • 3 Daily healthy plant based meals all organic and local produce, nutritionally balanced, varied & delicious!
  • All drinks on retreat, cold pressed juices & smoothies, filtered water & organic detoxifying teas
  • 5 nights accommodation in boutique rooms with en-suite bathrooms and glorious mountain views
  • Introduction to yoga philosophy and practice through dedicated workshops
  • Enjoy hiking, nature & forest walks, reading & relaxing in our common spaces
  • Group activities, cinema & library, creative arts & crafts
  • Unlimited Jacuzzi Hot Tub & Sauna, traditional & infra-red
  • Optional Spa Massage Therapy & Salt Herbal Bath Soak Rituals
  • Pick up & Drop Off to & from Brasov City
  • Integrative Medicine & Nutrition support from Medical Doctors.

Skill level

Beginner & Intermediate

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RETREAT PROGRAM

Day 1 Arrival Day

16.00PM – 18.00PM Arrival & Registration

18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice

19.30PM – 20.30PM Candlelit Dinner 

20.30PM – Opening Circle & Retreat Presentation

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DAY 2, 3, 4, 5 Full retreat Days

7.30AM – Wake Up

8.00AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice

9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast

10.30AM – 14.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*

14.00PM – 15.00PM Lunch

15.00PM – 18.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*

18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice

19.30PM – 20.30PM Dinner

21.00PM – Optional Group Activity*

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DAY 6 Departure Day

7.30AM – Wake Up

8.00AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice

9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast

10.30AM – 11.00AM Closing Circle & Departure

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Good to know

  • We can’t accommodate children on retreat unless on specialised retreats for children as well. We welcome participants over 18 years of age.
  • Accommodation is in individual bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms. Some bedrooms can be shared with other guests on retreat ( Twin Sharing Rooms) or on a Private Basis ( Double Room Private & Queen Room Private)
  • We provide all Yoga Mats & Props however you can also bring your own if you prefer.
  • Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable if you plan to go walking in nature please bring warm clothing & waterproof shoes.
  • Optional Evening Group Activities include Movie Nights, Group Games, Hang Out Nights, Kirtan Nights & more.
  • During Free Time & Spa Therapies you are free to spend your time as you want to, Massage Therapies and Salt Baths are booked & paid for separately please see our Spa Menu.
  • We practice a Digital Detox Retreat, this is to allow your mind to disconnect from the overload of digital communications and listen more deeply to life, connect with others on the retreat and live in the present moment. We provide a Guest access computer for use during the retreat. On Departure Day we will gladly provide Wifi access to get in touch with your friends & family or to share your photos on social media.
  • Every morning until breakfast time and one full morning until noon we practice a silent retreat, this is a powerful tool to connect with yourself, pick a good book and explore the true benefits of being on retreat. This is YOUR time.
  • Optional Activities whilst at AKASHA R/E.TREAT are:

    • Reading, Painting, Colouring, Creating in our creative corner.
    • Skiing in the winter we can assist with transport to the nearest skiing slope 30min away.
    • Horse Riding with local trained horses, from €25 / hour
    • Hiking in the mountains and local valleys
    • Nutrition & Lifestyle Medical Screening support from Medical Doctors as part of our team.

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