New Year Special Prana Flow & Sacred Sounds Retreat

  • Akasha Wellness Retreat Akasha Wellness Retreat
  • Pestera, Brasov, Romania
  • Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020 (6 days)
  • Double Room - Private - €1,522.50 Queen Room - Private - €1,772.50 Twin Room - Sharing - €1,022.50

About This Event

New Year Revive & Rejoice R/E.TREAT

For thousands of years, humans have marked the beginning of a new year with sacred festivals. This is a time for rebirth & celebration. End 2016 by letting go of old you and begin again through an energetic & rejuvenating programme of sacred sounds & a powerful prana flow movement yoga practice.

 

 

Our Special Guests:

Yoga – Guest Teacher: Rain Maher offers a beautiful prana flow yoga & meditation that is cleansing, creative,  energetic. She synchronises her classes with beautiful music offering a truly transcending yoga flow practice.

Music – Guest Performer: Anne Malone is an internationally recognized singer/songwriter and sacred sounds facilitator, her passion for music will take us on a journey of sound.

Included in your stay:

Twice Daily Hatha & Prana Flow Yoga

Twice daily meditation sessions

Two Gong Baths during your stay

Ecstatic dance evening

New Moon Special yoga practice

Special Event Programme with Romanian folk dancers, musicians & Fireworks

Volunteering action on New Year’s Day, do a good deed on the first day of 2017

Purifying Fire Ceremony & Cacao Ceremony

Introduction to yoga philosophy and health coaching

Enjoy hiking, nature & forest walks

Chakra Balancing Nutrition: 3 Daily healthy vegan & vegetarian meals all organic and local produce

5 nights accommodation in boutique rooms with en-suite bathrooms and glorious mountain views

Daily Chakra Balancing Superfood Juice & Smoothies

Group activities, cinema & library, creative arts & crafts

Unlimited Jacuzzi Hot Tub & Sauna

Optional Spa Massage Therapy & Salt Herbal Bath Soak Rituals

Pick up & Drop Off to & from Brasov City

Integrative Medicine & Nutrition support from Resident Medical Doctors

Skill level

Beginner & Intermediate

 

Good to know

All ages are welcome 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 90 minutes of yoga asana & pranayama and 30 minutes sitting meditation or chanting. Morning practice is followed by a daily chakra balancing juice before breakfast.

Evening Practice consists of 60 minutes of yoga and pranayama and 30 minutes sitting meditation.

Optional Evening Group Activities include Movie Nights, Group Games, Hang Out Nights, Live Musicians both Local Folk & 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.

Optional Yoga & Meditation Workshops. Daily we have a workshop dedicated to improving practice which is booked & paid for separately for those that want to further their practice or maybe set a personal practice flow this may include Yoga Alignment Workshop, Acroyoga, Kundalini or Thai Massage Workshop.

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 R/E.TREAT. This is YOUR time.

Optional Activities whilst at AKASHA R/E.TREAT are:

DIY Corner: Make your own Mandala Paintings, Dreamcatcher, Art. We encourage you to be creative during R/E.TREAT 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 horses

Hiking in the mountains and local valleys

Nutrition & Lifestyle Medical Screening with the Resident Medical Advisor.

Akasha 🙂paradise within the mountains, that would be the best way of described it. It is situated in lovely peaceful area surrounding Bran where the air is so pure and the scenery is breath taking. This experience is only paralleled by the hospitality and the friendliness of the Akasha team. They immediately welcomed everyone into the retreat and made everyone feel relaxed and gave us a sense belonging. Akasha helps you to connect with your inner self, the earth and nature .The yoga classes channel your thoughts and energy into positivity and appreciation of the natural world. Thank you Anna for being so inspiring and so helpful.The food was delicious and appetizing ,lovely fruits and vegetables .The flavor combinations that the chef creates is astonishing and inspires you to consider plant based meals.Unfortunately my time there had to end but I have experienced a direct connect to nature. So if you are looking for a yoga retreat and a place you can really connect with yourself and nature and meet lovely people I really recommend Akasha! I want to thank Akasha for the experience and look forward to my return. Ps : Daniela you and your team are doing great job!🙂🌱😘

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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My inspiration is to find some very much needed solace away from the stress of raising 4 children, working (as a dietitian) and trying to get my private nutrition counseling practice launched. I am a registered yoga instructor and have practiced for over 10 yrs, and have always dreamed of taking a yoga retreat just for my own inner well being. Linda
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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