Yoga Immersion & Detox in Transylvania

  • Akasha Wellness Retreat Akasha Wellness Retreat
  • 187 str Principala, Sat Pestera, Com. Moieciu, Jud. Brasov, Zip Code: 507136, Romania
  • Apr 5 - 10, 2019 (6 days)
  • Twin Room - Sharing - €872.50

Event Highlights

  • 1 complimentary 30 minute massage
  • Daily Morning Ashtanga Primary Series Modified class, 90 min, a sequence that we will learn, practice so you can confidently continue at home on your own, followed by meditation, pranayama or mantra chanting. One morning Mysore style practice, with adjustments.
  • Daily Evening Yin/ Restorative classes, Yoga Nidra & Guided Meditations.
  • 4 further classes each working a specific area of the body: building core strength, hip mobility, safe backbending & confident inversions.
  • All classes are taught in English by internationally qualified 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.

Schedule

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

About This Event

A Yoga Retreat for sustainable living and intelligent lifestyle flow.

We aim to deliver much more than your average yoga class. This week long retreat in Transylvania will be a journey into your body, opening up possibilities that you thought were non attainable.

We’ll be learning and practicing a challenging but rewarding 90 min class that you can continue to do at home each morning, followed by meditation, pranayama or mantra chanting. During the retreat you will also access 4 further classes each working a specific area of the body: building core strength, hip mobility, safe back bending & confident inversions. The evening classes will be a mixture of Yin/ Restorative classes, Yoga Nidra & Guided Meditations.

Modern yoga practitioners have ancient tools at their fingertips to approach living to the fullest, optimising the mind and body through peak experiences in all sensory dimensions. This retreat is geared towards the yogi who wants to expand their understanding of the practice, develop a personal safe daily practice & improve strength, stability & flexibility.

Included:

1 complimentary 30 minute massage

Daily Morning Ashtanga Primary Series Modified class, 90 min, a sequence that we will learn, practice so you can confidently continue at home on your own, followed by meditation, pranayama or mantra chanting. One morning Mysore style practice, with adjustments.

Daily Evening Yin/ Restorative classes, Yoga Nidra & Guided Meditations.

4 further classes each working a specific area of the body: building core strength, hip mobility, safe backbending & confident inversions.

All classes are taught in English by internationally qualified 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

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

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.

If you are looking for some good vibes, this is the place :) Excellent location with superb views to the mountains of Transylvania.The rooms and common areas are super elegant yet cozy and everything is taken care of with detail. The surrounding nature is stunning and there are trails to just wander around and chill big time in the mountains. Rob has been an amazing yoga teacher, always patient and providing smooth variety in his yoga lessons. Daniela has been an absolute cutie and Irina was great to hang with. I highly recommend this place to anyone who would like to do themselves a favour. P.S. I still want to steal your dogs. Lots of love and see you soon!

Venue Highlights

Akasha Wellness Retreat is located in a village called Pestera (the Cave) right in the center of the beautiful Piatra Craiului National Park. One of the most majestic mountains & unspoiled natural reserves of Romania. Just around the corner, you'll see Bran Castle or Bram Stoker's famous Dracula Castle & the mystical Bucegi mountains with it's majestic all natural Sphinx.
Some call it "the village in the clouds", and we actually are. At over 1000m altitude, the landscape here is an ocean of green rolling hills overlooking the Piatra Craiului Massif (2200m). From Akasha, there are a number of trekking trails that can lead to nearby villages and even to the top of the mountain, the "OM" Peak. You can also visit Cheile Zarnestilor not too far, recognizable in the backdrop scenes of the movie Cold Mountain.
Set in almost an acre of greenland, our boutique and luxurious yoga retreat has 360-degree views over beautiful sloping hills, forests & natural rivers that flow at the bottom of our garden.

Accommodations

For when you need a truly restful sleep. All rooms include:

En-Suite Bathroom & Toiletries, Cotton Bathrobe & Slippers
Quality Linen & Towels
Orthopedic Mattress
A seating area, Retreat handbook
Hairdryer, In Room Safe
Some rooms have balconies
Mountain views> THE PIATRA CRAIULUI NATIONAL PARK & BUCEGI NATIONAL PARK

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Retreat Menu
Standard with all our retreats -nutritionally balanced seasonal plant-based menu. Meals are served buffet style, over 70% organic produce, no additives. We cater for Gluten Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy Free. Special Retreat Menus for Gut Healing, Body Reset & Juice Cleanse.

Yoga and Tea from a Yoga Retreat in Europe
Healthy Drinks & Tea. Unlimited on the retreat are a wide selection of natural, healthy teas, organic coffee, filtered spring water. Juices or smoothies are served at breakfast and can also be ordered from our kitchen throughout the day.

Yoga Retreat Healthy Vegan Dessert
Healthy Desserts. Our mission is to create gastronomic desserts that captivate the eye and sweeten the palate, taking care of your health whilst also enjoying the sweet pleasures in life.

Healthy Breakfast After Yoga
Healthy Breakfasts. Being the most important meal of the day, our breakfast is an elaborate feast including fresh fruits & smoothies, a selection of essential nuts, seeds & balanced breakfast dishes. No morning is ever the same.

Directions

187 str Principala, Sat Pestera, Com. Moieciu
Jud. Brasov, 507136
Romania

The nearest airports are Sibiu or Bucharest International (most frequent flights). The nearest town to Akasha is Brasov.
We organize a free shuttle service from Brasov on Day 1 of the retreat at 3 PM for all guests. And on return at 11 AM to Brasov. If you are arriving/departing outside of these times private taxi service to Brasov is €45/one way.

Directions

From Bucharest International Airport.
BY PRIVATE TRANSFER
Pre-booked taxi through Akasha €120 for a small car ( up to 3 people ) or €200 for a large car ( up to 8 people) one way. The journey takes about 2.5hrs and you can pay when you arrive at Akasha.

BY BUS TO BRASOV
Direct Aeroport has a regular shuttle service from the airport to Brasov (Aro Palace station), approx. €17.50 one way. The service leaves every hour.

BY TRAIN TO BRASOV
Main train station, Bucuresti Nord to Brasov. Trains run every hour, the journey is approx. 2hrs 45 min.


BY CAR
Drive towards Bran, pass Bran Castle and continue north towards Moieciu for another 15 min you will see a signpost towards Pestera on the right. Continue driving up the hill until you reach the village, pass Casa Tabacaru on the right and continue another 200m we are on the right.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne
 

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