Owner & entrepreneur

Daniela Raileanu

Daniela is the lady with the fertile earth for our seed, she first found the village of Pestera and suffice to say she fell in love. With the people, the nature, the sounds of birds & many puppies that often follow her about. For over 20 years Daniela lived in London where she has a successful business analyst career and her own business consultancy practice.

Daniela always had a passion for healthy eating, sourcing organic fresh produce & healthy cooking. One day she felt the call to return home to Romania to start what Akasha is today. 

Connect with Daniela here @danielaupintransylvania or email her at

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Creator of retreat programme + akasha escapes

Irina Raileanu

Irina is the lady with the seed, the retreat programmes inspired by her own holistic healing journey.  Irina lived in London for over 15 years and ran an international travel startup when she discovered the true benefits of yoga, over 8 years ago, and with it a passion for health & personal development. Irina qualified as a yoga teacher in Goa, India and holds E-RYT 200hr certificate by Yoga Alliance for Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with subsequent courses in Yin Yoga and anatomy, alignment and the art of yoga sequencing. Her style of teaching is very much geared towards healing the whole body emotional, physical and mental balancing aspects of meditation, breathing techniques and incorporating motivational stories to leave each student with a feeling of being at peace and centred. She does not advocate for Yoga as a workout and considers each class an opportunity to uncover more spiritual aspects within ourselves, as well as personalising the experience for her students whenever possible. She believes that we are not humans having a spiritual experience but spiritual beings having a human experience with all the trials and tribulations that come in life. Hence the class does not often end with savasana but a guide map for how to introduce yoga off the mat and into daily life.  

From the beaches of Goa, participating in retreats & traditional ashrams, studying Ayurveda, practicing meditation with Buddhist monks in Tibet, hiking the Himalayas & integrating Bhakti Yoga, her journey motivated her to apply her yoga practice as an integrated part of a healthy lifestyle and to create the retreat experience for Akasha in Transylvania and the Akasha Escapes.  

Connect with Irina here @namascape or email her at


Medical Doctor

Dr Elena Toma 

Elena is the lady with the nutrients for our seed, supporting the retreat in creating a nutritionally balanced plant based menu & specialised medical recommendations for our gut healing, weight loss, juicing, detox & nutrition seminar retreat programmes. 

Elena practices Integrative Medicine from her private clinic in London and is also a practicing psychiatrist in the UK NHS for the last 12 years. Passionate about holistic health, nutrition & lifestyle medicine she is a member of the American Metabolical Medicine Institute & Institute of Functional Medicine. Elena promotes health through advanced medical treatment, based on prevention & management of disease and evidence based metabolic, functional & nutritional approaches.

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