Bulgaria & Romania Health and Wellness Adventure with Alex Duchscher

Event Highlights

  • You will enjoy daily yoga and meditation, many hikes in the local Balkan and Carpathian Mountains, lessons in cooking Bulgarian food and pottery, giving back to the local people, massage, visiting local castles, including Dracula's Castle - Bran Castle.


Awaken to yoga and meditation daily.
Enjoy a hearty local breakfast.
Either we will take a hike in the nearby mountains, or stay at the center, relax, receive a massage...
We will gather for a large early afternoon meal together.
Afternoon restorative yoga.
Light dinner/tea.
Bonfire & Bed!

About This Event

Imagine clean, fresh air, mountain peaks and wild flowers all around. Daily yoga to start and tie the days together, a group of intrepid yogis to explore local mountains, caves and castles with and healthy, hearty food from the mountainous areas of the Balkan and Carpathian Mountains. We will experience all of this and much more in summer of 2020 in Bulgaria and Romania for an unforgettable retreat!

The retreat was a terrific opportunity for us to center ourselves, improve our individual practices, and enjoy the company of other adventurous yogis. We both returned from the retreat with a renewed commitment to yoga and a healthy life style. -M.S.

What's Included

  • All inclusive includes transfers, hotels, all meals, translator, site visits, museum and historical sites admissions, transportation, and tour guides.

What's Not Included

Airfare to and from Sophia, shopping at markets and any meals out of the group experience.

Venue Highlights

Founded in 2014, Stone & Compass serves as an incubator and driving force for global partnerships and projects that help build a vibrant future full of hope, financial security, peace, and happiness. To meet this mission, Stone & Compass focuses on connecting youth and adults from across the globe through our Service Learning Trips, Health & Wellness Retreats, and Cultural Tours which help support our global partnership projects and youth internship program.

Alex Duchscher is a Romanian-American yoga teacher who loves hiking and being outdoors. This combination of yoga and nature is one that she finds to provide a heady mix of the spiritual grounded in the physical. In living in tune with the natural rhythms of Mother Nature, she believes we return to the simple richness of being a human on Earth. She is over the moon to lead a yoga adventure that includes her homeland of Romania!


The center in Stolat has rooms with twin and Queen size beds. Please specify upon reserving your spot.


  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Traditional Bulgarian and Romanian fare will be served with accommodations made for vegetarian and vegan options.

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