Alchemy of Nature, The element of Fire – Yoga Retreat

  • Akasha Wellness Retreat Akasha Wellness Retreat
  • Pestera, Brasov, Romania
  • Aug 24 - 29, 2018 (6 days)
  • Double Room - Private - €1,120.00 Queen Room - Private - €1,495.00 Twin Room - Sharing - €700.00

About us

Agni (Sanskrit: अग्नि, pronounced English: /ˈægni/) means fire, and connotes the Vedic fire god of Hinduism. Agni also refers to one of the guardian deities of direction, who is typically found in southeast corners of Hindu temples.

The main principle of fire is transformation and metabolism. From modern science we know that every molecule will release or take in heat during its transformation into a new molecule. Within the body it predominantly manifests as the fire of intelligence and comprehension, balance of body temperature, the absorption and assimilation of food and the transformative power of the liver. The properties of fire are carried through the body by the blood and if the blood flow is stopped then that limb will become cold. From the creation perspective this is the point where we focus energy toward a certain idea or goal and use the fire of transformation and our intelligence to start bringing it into form. It governs the sense of sight and the action of the legs that take us towards our goals. Modern Ayurvedic scholars believe it to be associated with radiant energy such as the light from a candle or the sun.

Fire pervades the tissues, but is concentrated at the navel: keeping internal fire centered and quietly radiant.  The fundamental expression of fire is action, bringing about change, and it is embodied in the technique of bandha. Fire is cultivated, and expressed through the application of Uddiyana, Mula, and Jalandharabandha. The focus of this process is Uddiyananbandha.

The arena of fire is the abdomen, its source the solar plexus, its medium the nadis, and its control the throat. The superficial application of fire is to generate heat through momentum. The subtle application is to generate heat through Uddiyanabandha, while using Jalandhara, and Mulabandha to transform, and redirect it.

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

Guided Yoga Flows  – dynamic & energising morning yoga flows focused on core strength.

Intention Setting & Road mapping – setting intentions in a fire ceremony and creatively road mapping our journey towards our goals.

Candle Meditation techniques – harnessing the focus of our sight to clear our mind

Creating Healthy Digestive Fire – through pranayama & detoxing the internal organs

Harnessing the Fire of our impulses – to act or react, taking a step back and making conscious choices.

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
  • 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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