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THE STORY

Reunited and it feels so good! We’re getting the tribe together.

We've been planning this for years, and finally, we're here. We know that some of you miss the food here, the yoga, the area or the people, reason why we came up with the idea of bringing everyone back together and have some fun! 2020 is full of challenges already and a little party never killed nobody. As you probably know already, timing is our specialty. People in the Carpathian Mountains (like us at Akasha) celebrate the Sânziene holiday annually. Sânziană is the Romanian name for gentle fairies who play an important part in local folklore, also used to designate the Galium verum or Cruciata laevipes flowers. Under the plural form Sânziene, the word designates an annual festival in the fairies' honor. The folk practices of Sânziene imply that the most beautiful maidens in the village dress in white and spend all day searching for and picking flowers, of which one MUST be Galium verum (Lady's bedstraw or Yellow bedstraw) which in Romanian is also named "Sânziànă". Using the flowers they picked during the day, the girls braid floral crowns which they wear upon returning to the village at nightfall. There they meet with their beloved and they dance around a bonfire. The crowns are thrown over the houses, and whenever the crown falls, it is said that someone will die in that house; if the crown stays on the roof of the house, then good harvest and wealth will be bestowed upon the owners. As with other bonfire celebrations, jumping over the embers after the bonfire is not raging anymore is done to purify the person and also to bring health. Another folk belief is that during the Sânziene Eve night, the heavens open up, making it the strongest night for magic spells, especially for the love spells. Also it is said that the plants harvested during this night will have tremendous magical powers. In some areas of the Carpathians, the villagers then light a big wheel of hay from the ceremonial bonfire and push it down a hill. This has been interpreted as a symbol for the setting sun (from the solstice to come and until the midwinter solstice, the days will be getting shorter).


YOUR RETREAT

What's Included

Daily Yoga and Meditation

3 workshops: core strength, hip mobility, safe backbending & inversions

3 daily plant-based meals + cold pressed juices and smoothies

5 nights boutique accommodation

Hiking & Forest walks

Creative Arts & Crafts

Unlimited Jacuzzi Hot Tub & Sauna (Traditional + Infrared)

Optional Spa Massage Therapy

Optional: Group excursion to BRAN CASTLE & BEAR SANCTUARY ( Entrance fee and transport cost about €15 EACH)

FREE PICK UP FROM BRASOV (3PM FROM TRAIN STATION AND 3:30 FROM THE CITY CENTER) AND DROP OFF ON THE LAST DAY AT 12PM


Location 'Transylvania'

Our location is rural & remote on purpose, at 1000m altitude in a sleepy village in the heartland of Transylvania. There is virtually nothing around us apart from nature, forests, mountains & village life. Find us 2.5hrs from Bucharest Airport, 45min from Brasov and 15min from Dracula’s Castle.



REST & RESTORE

Sleep Sanctuary

Shared Twin Room

Perfect for solo travelers, these rooms come with two plush single beds, stunning mountain views, and en en-suite bathroom.

Now only $1232/pp
$1,540.00/pp
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Private Room for 1 person

A private room with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom for single occupancy.

Now only $1933/pp
$2,417.00/pp
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Private Room for 2 persons

A private room with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom for double occupancy.

Now only $1231/pp
$1,539.50/pp
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THE VENUE

Akasha Wellness Retreat Centre

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.

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RELAX & HEAL

Holistic Spa

As a guest you’ll have unlimited access to swedish & infra red sauna + outdoor jacuzzi hot tub, both with views of our mountains.

On arrival you can also book on demand body therapies, energy healing and massages.

MASSAGE

Swedish Massage

A full body oil massage with gentle touch that will nourish your skin at all levels.

€45/pp
MASSAGE

Yumeiho

Treats many medical conditions and improves mental and physical health.

€45/pp

OUR COMMUNITY

Meet The Tribe

Since November 2016, we've hosted over 100 yoga retreats with over 30 facilitators. More than 1500 guests have experienced the Akasha Experience from over 49 countries and counting... We didn’t even know this many people knew Transylvania is an actual, real place.

We don’t like to boast, luckily we have out tribe who does this already.

PREVIOUS GUESTS

TESTIMONIALS

Alice D

“I did my first mini yoga retreat in this place! Everything was amazing: the location, the house, the great vegan food, the yoga staff, the caring owner, and all the people we met there. I lived a fantastic experience. I recommend this little peace of heaven experience to anyone who wants to take a break from the hassles of daily life and reconnect with themselves, nature and other fantastic people.”

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Aurora C

“Great food, home comfort and more, excellent yoga teacher, amazing environment and fabulous people around. Peaceful and relaxing place where you can recharge both your mind and body. The moment I arrived in Akasha and met the group, I’ve had a feeling of belonging and everything was very natural. I am an omnivore and honestly I never thought I can live on veggies.”

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Ori C

“Farewell Transylvania! It’s been an absolute joy. Thank you @akasharetreats it’s been magical! We’ll be back, but next time with our own baby bear in tow!”

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Charles C

“I can't find the right words to describe how wonderful it is. The friendly staff are all experts at what they do and so interesting to get to know. The accommodation, atmosphere, food and scenery is incredible. Walking around and picnicking in the Carpathian Mountains was sublime. If, like me, you've not been to Transylvania before or you've not done much yoga, OMG, you're in for a treat.”

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PLAN

RETREAT DATES & PRICES

June 25 - 30 2020

From: $1,539.50 Per Person Now only $1232 Per Person

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June 25 - 30 2020, Romania

From: $1,539.50 Per Person Now only $1232 Per Person

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