Finding time to do nothing and become still gets more and more challenging each day. But stillness helps to calm and tame the weary mind. This retreat, set in Europe’s last secret garden, in Transylvania, guides you towards rebalancing your chakras and to (re-)discover your passion and purpose-in-life. Integrating moments of stillness into each day.
The rolling hills and the peaks of the Carpathian mountains surround you. No-one as far as the eye can see except some local villagers, cows in the fields and deer, bears and other iconic wildlife at a distance in the third longest mountain range of Europe. Nature immediately brings you into harmony and gives you a deeper sense of place, peace and purpose. You’ll be invited to be silent for several hours daily to rest and digest, and for reflection. Join the deep dive into silence for 24-hours. You’ll enjoy zen-walks in nature to boost your senses. During the daily yoga and meditation practices you will unlock the healing power of your chakras and find inner-stillness and peace.
- 2 x daily gentle yoga
- 3 x daily plant-based meals
- free pickup from Brasov ( 3PM from Brasov or 3:30 PM from the city center) and drop off on the last day at 12 PM
- daily meditation workshops
- forest walks
- silent experiences
- all yoga props
- unlimited jacuzzi hot tub & sauna ( traditional + infra red)
- optional spa massage therapy
- Optional: Group excursion to BRAN CASTLE & BEAR SANCTUARY ( Entrance fee and transport cost about €15 EACH)
Plan and budget to re-balance and find stillness Do you currently have a personal, private, public or professional objective? We all know from experience that realizing an objective takes time, planning, patience, courage and the right tools and the right people around you. The same goes for releasing tension, creating calmness, stillness, creativity or being innovative. You need time, courage, the right tools and the right people around you. This is what you can expect from us in Morocco. We offer you the tools, we bring the right people together, and we create the right ambiance to slow down, open your heart and become still inside. You must create this time. And if you never make time you never have time. We invite you to discover the power of time off. You do not need yoga or meditation experience Yoga and meditation are tools on the path to happiness. Happiness can be found in many (small) moments in your life. To notice it, you need awareness. Which is why inner-stillness, a high sense of alertness and being present in the here and now is so important. To join this retreat, you can be an experienced yogi. If this is the case, we will guide you towards deepening your practice. If you have little or even no experience, this is okay too. What you do need, is an open mind and a will to surrender to what is waiting for you. We will introduce you to yoga, meditation and mindfulness and guide you on your own path to happiness. Enjoy the vegan kitchen in the backyard of Dracula castle In this nine rooms boutique retreat center they practise what they preache, serving vegan meals that are gluten- and sugar-free, and made mostly of organic, seasonal local produce. It all sounds very worthy, but it’s not: mealtimes are fun and even non-veggies rave about the food, which is always colourful, plentiful and full of flavour, from buckwheat and beetroot breakfast pancakes to raw chocolate puddings (and there are three meals a day, so no one goes hungry). A story with yoga and nature experiences in a sleepy village in Transylvania All suppliers we work with are locally selected. Starting with the secluded boutique hotel in the Carpathian Mountains, which is owned by a Romanian mother and daughter. They traveled and lived all over the world in search of something, which they found at home, around the corner where they grew up. This boutique center values healing and connection to nature and to each other. Formed by a community of local people who had the courage to explore untraveled paths. This is a unique retreat center in unknown Romania that needs to be discovered and enjoyed. Living a meaningful live One for the bucket list. We’re 100% sure you’d never put a retreat and Transylvania in the same thought. the power of time off is supporting change common misperception of this beautiful country from things like former communist, vampires and empty lands to Europe’s secret garden, a place for healing, nature and well-being. Creating a safe environment.
Ingrid is the initiator of the power of time off. ‘What people have given back to me from my retreats and from my workshops, is that I’m able to create a safe environment. So you can let go and surrender to whatever is coming and going. I got this feedback from businessmen who have never done yoga nor meditation, from hip youngsters in their twenties, as well as from retired people. For me, this is beautiful feedback and I’m proud to share it with you.’