Most contemporary yoga is an active practice in which you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing 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.
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, increase mobility & reconnect with the body.
- Optional: Group excursion to BRAN CASTLE & BEAR SANCTUARY ( Entrance fee and transport cost about €15 EACH)
- 2 x daily gentle yoga
- 3 x daily plant-based meals
- 5 nights boutique accommodation
- hiking & forest walks
- yoga philosophy workshops
- pick up & drop off to & from Brasov
- unlimited jacuzzi hot tub & sauna (traditional + infrared)
- optional massage therapy
My journey with yoga started slowly, as a practice that could help me release the stress of working in the film business. Also having a past as a rally driver, I rediscovered the power of focus and of active meditation, something that my brain was trained to do but was missing in the hectic rhythm of city life. Being of a very competitive nature, I learned that sometimes letting go of control is the right way to grow. Throughout the years I built the courage to pursue this path, realizing that I could actually pass on what I was learning, thus having my work reflect my values and bringing a piece of awareness and kindness into the world.
I take on every class with a light-hearted creative approach, focusing on vulnerability and encouraging the inner child to come out and play. Yoga should be a practice where our attention focuses inwards and where we can let ourselves be free of judgment towards the self and others. The mind in its natural relaxed state is still, which in turn brings balance and strength to our bodies. So leave all expectations to the door and let yourselves flow and experiment with your body, mind, and soul.
Our secluded retreat venue is the quiet refuge for complete body & mind renewal. With beautiful gathering spaces, lovely lodging, and plenty of fresh air and space, guests quickly appreciate the healing power and wonder of their time here.
A Typical Day
7.30am | 90 min Morning Yoga Practice
A dynamic flow to energise & awaken, working through the whole body and finishing with a relaxing savasana or guided meditation.
9am | Yummy Vegan Breakfast
10.00am | Free Time for relaxing, walks in nature, reading & Spa Therapies or Scheduled Workshops as per retreat programme.
2pm | Main meal of the day, Lunch
3pm | Free Time for relaxing, walks in nature, reading & Spa Therapies or Scheduled Workshops as per retreat programme.
6pm | Evening Yoga Practice
An evening slow flow based on Yin/Restorative styles, moving slowly through asanas to enhance and build on the work done in the yoga morning practice.
7.30pm | Delicious Vegan Dinner
8.30pm | Evening Group Activities - Varied every night from Hot Tub Night, Movie Night, Live Music Night or Hang Out Time.