7 nights Pre-Holiday Yoga, Meditation & Detox Retreat

About This Event

A Yoga Retreat for sustainable living and intelligent lifestyle flow.

Most contemporary yoga is an active practice in which you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing your strength and flexibility in equal measure. Restorative yoga is something completely different. It's about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. Holding each carefully selected posture for longer helps relax the muscles deeply & restore the free flow of breath calmly. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices, the hectic pace of every day life and an excellent antidote to stress.

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  switch the mind from a state of turbulence to the bliss of tranquility, restore calm, mobility & reconnect with the body.

  

Included:

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 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.

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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