• AtmaVicara AtmaVicara
  • Armenia
  • Jul 31 - Aug 7, 2020 (8 days)

Event Highlights

  • A journey to undiscovered ancient Armenia.
  • A combination of traveling, yoga & meditation.
  • Guided by a world-travelers; native Armenian Kristine & yoga teacher Cristina.
  • An experience to dive into the local culture and communicate with local people.
  • Small group to give you personal attention.
  • And just an amazing chance to connect with some wonderful people like you!


Day 1: Arrival (Opening Ceremony & Welcome Dinner)
Day 2: One of the World’s Ancient Cities (Meditation & Yoga, exploring Yerevan)
Day 3: Soul & Wine (Meditation & Yoga, Mystical Khor Virap, Areni, The Oldest Winery, Noravank Monastery)
Day 4: Reflection of History (Meditation & Yoga, The Armenian Genocide memorial complex, the spiritual center of Armenia, Zvartnots Cathedral)
Day 5: Hellenistic Art & Medieval architecture (Meditation & Yoga, Hellenistic Garni, fantastic Geghard complex, Sevan lake, and Sevanavank monastery)
Day 6: The harmony of nature (Meditation & Yoga, incredible Haghartsin, National park & Parz lake, hidden church Matosavank )
Day 7: Meet Locals (Meditation & Yoga, Visiting local schools and a chess club, cooking class, and dinner with the local family)
Day 8: Departure (taking with you the best experienced)

About This Event

This yoga retreat takes you to Armenia, one of the most ancient countries in the world; dating back to times of antiquity, an undiscovered country that is full of rich history, unique architecture, beautiful landscapes, and strong energy points. You will get to see churches and monasteries jutting out on the edge of mountain peaks and cliffs, each one more spectacular than the next. While traveling you will practice yoga, yoga nidra, bhakti yoga & meditation. You will get a chance to meditate in strong energy points and meet the locals by visiting local churches, local houses, cooking and having dinner in local families.

Take your next step on your yoga path We do believe this is a tool towards healing the mind & body and living a happier & free life.

What's Included

  • Accommodation for all your stay (shared, double or twin room)
  • Breakfast for all your stay
  • All the entrance fees, folk program, wine tasting
  • Armenian traditional dance class
  • Cooking class
  • Welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant with a folk program
  • Wine & gata tasting
  • Closing event: Dinner in a local family
  • Transportation
  • Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Meditation practices with Cristina

What's Not Included

Airport pickup
The meals that are not mentioned in the program.

Venue Highlights

Travel to the world’s first Christian country
Visit the world’s oldest winery
Delve into the world’s oldest cathedral
Explore one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities
Sing and chant in ancient monastery complexes
Meditate in strong energy points
Take part in the liturgies and in some spiritual ceremonies
Meet locals; visit a local school, cook your dinner in a local family, dance traditional dances


During this retreat, we will stay in 2 different locations.

THE LUXURIOUSCENTRAL HOTEL YEREVAN; located right in the heart of Yerevan, just three-minute walk from the Republic Square that offers, that besides all other facilities offers also pool and jacuzzi.

OLD TUFENKIAN HERITAGE HOTEL: that will give you a chance to enjoy Dilijan's nature and atmosphere entirely. here you will be immersed in the finest culture of an earlier time. Specialized workshops and studios sell jewelry, clothing, carpets, ceramics and woodcarvings, arts and crafts.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat


Armenian cuisine is as ancient as the history of Armenia, it is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in the South Caucasus. The dishes here are diverse and delicious thanks to the use of lots of spices, herbs, and wildflowers.
Try an ancient Armenian bread: Lavash (UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Taste dolma, basturma, sujukh, spas, kyufta and much more. Taste Armenian BBQ made in tonir: a special stove where many traditional Armenian dishes are made.


From the Zvartnots international airport take a taxi to the Northern Bus Station (approx. 15-18 €) and from there take a public minibus to Dilijan (ticket 2 €). We will organize a free pick up from Dilijan bus station.
Also, we can organize a pick up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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