Plant-Based Cooking and Yoga Retreat

About This Event

A Retreat for Foodies.

6 Day Plant-Based cooking with Yoga & Wellness

Join us for a week of learning how to create variety in your kitchen through plant-based seasonal, wholesome, healthy cooking, principles of Integrative Nutrition, and clean eating. We will jointly create dishes that can be enjoyed by all and learn how to combine ingredients to create a plate of goodness, a plate that you can be grateful for, that is good for you and it's not just another meal. No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that is plant-based, fresh & healthy.

We'll start each day with sunrise yoga session, breakfast & daily cooking demonstrations and presentations that will surprise and inform you on how to form good habits and how to create a healthy home menu for yourself and the whole family.

Here are some photos from previous plant-based cooking seminars:

 

Plant Based Cooking Course outline:

Essentials of Vegan Pantry, equipment & ingredients, plant based substitutes for traditional ingredients

Nutrition Bases for Vegans & Vegetarians, Food Groups, What are Superfoods

Gluten-Free Vegan Baking, Breads & Sweet things

Healthy Snacks, Breakfasts & Lunches

Raw Vegan Desserts

What's included:

4 x Plant Based Cooking sessions including Nutrition, Cooking Demonstrations, Superfoods & Raw Desserts.

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

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 welcome all guests above 18 as participants.

Accommodation is in individual bedrooms on a single or double occupancy ( friends or a couple sharing a large queen bed)

We provide all Yoga Mats & Props just bring an open mind.

Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable if you plan to go walking in nature please bring warm clothing & waterproof shoes.

Morning Practice consists of 60 minutes of yoga asana & pranayama and 30 minutes sitting meditation or chanting. 

Evening Practice consists of 40 minutes of yoga and 20 minutes sitting meditation.

Optional Evening Group Activities include Movie Nights, Group Games, Hang Out Nights, Kirtan Chanting Nights.

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 in public areas, 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 with wifi. 

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. 

Optional Activities are: DIY Corner: Make your own Mandala Paintings, Dreamcatcher, Art. We encourage you to be creative during a retreat and maybe explore skills you never knew you had.Skiing in the winter we can assist with transport to the nearest skiing slope 30min away. Horse Riding with local trained horsesHiking in the mountains and local valleysNutrition & Lifestyle Medical Screening with the Resident Medical Advisor.

Venue Highlights

The AKASHA experience

SPA, WELLNESS & NUTRITION
Organic Produce sourced from local farms
Delicious Home cooked vegan & vegetarian meals
Nutrition & Dietary support & advice from Integrative Medicine Doctors
Juice Bar with Superfood Detox Juices & supplements such as Omega 3, Kale, Multivitamins
Outdoor Jacuzzi Hot Tub
Infrared Sauna
Salt Bath Therapy
Aromatherapy
Massage Therapy including Shiatsu, Thai & Relaxation massage.

YOGA & MEDITATION

Beautiful Yoga & Meditation Shala
Fire & Cacao Ceremonies
Guest Teachers & Musicians
2 x Resident Teachers

ACTIVITIES

Library, large collections of international books
Cinema, screenings of movies & Dharma talks
Arts & Crafts area where you can explore & express your creative side
Walks in nature & virgin pristine forests
Hiking, Horse riding or observing local village life

Accommodations

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

En-Suite Bathroom & Toiletries, Cotton Bath Robe & SLippers
Quality Linen & Towels
Orthopedic Mattress
Seating Area, Retreat Handbook
Hairdryer, In-Room Safe
Some Rooms have balconies
MOUNTAIN VIEWS> THE PIATRA CRAIULUI NATIONAL PARK & BUCEGI NATIONAL PARK

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

Traditionally in Romanian culture, food is king. Although plant-based food is a new term in Romania, vegetable fermentation, organic farming & meat/dairy free are widely practiced traditions. You'll also receive all our recipes at the end of the retreat so you can keep on eating the same Akasha delicious food at home.

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 left and the car park is 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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