Akasha Wellness Retreat

Sat Pestera, Romania

Akasha Wellness Retreat is a center for conscious living offering yoga and meditation retreats in Transylvania, Romania throughout the year, and in Goa, India.

Detox Retreats 4

Speaks English

from US$488

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews
from US$488
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews
Limited availability

Great

Based on 17 reviews

6 Days Transylvanian Wine Tasting, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat

Apr 6-11 | Jul 6-11 | Nov 30-Dec 5 , 2018

Speaks English

from US$684

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews
from US$684
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews
Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Great

Based on 17 reviews

Speaks English

from US$516

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews
from US$516
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews

Speaks English

from US$351

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews
from US$351
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 17 reviews

Instructors 1

Irina Raileanu

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Irina has a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate after studying Ashtanga yoga at Kranti Yoga School in Patnem, India, and teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa and modified Ashtanga classes. From practicing yoga on the beach in Goa to remote villages in Cambodia, to traditional ashrams and discovering Ayurveda in Kerala, to meditation with Buddhist monks in Tibet and hiking the Himalayas, Irina's journey inspired her to see beyond what she has always known of yoga as the physical practice but that of an integrated lifestyle.

Reviews 17

  • Alexia Emmanoulopoulou Great Britain

    November 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    Everything was great, the atmosphere, facilities, food, location, schedule, yoga and people!

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  • Julia Sjöholm Sweden

    November 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    The location and the friendly staff, the rooms and Alex, the yoga instructor.

    Classes were 60min instead of 90 as promised. No horseback riding was offered. They didnt offer massagetherapy according to their website.

  • Teresa Thomas Great Britain

    August 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    loved the yoga, staff, food and retreat in general

    none

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    - excellent staff, always willing to help and made the place feel like a second home

    - great yoga teacher, passionate and full of fun

    - good wholesome vegan food made from local ingredients

    - nothing! We had 6/7 people in our group and the yoga room was perfect, not too crowded. It would feel a bit cramped if there were more people.

  • Anonymous

    May 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    Location, Yoga, Sauna, food.

    Needed more group activities to be integrated during the retreat.

  • Lauren Kriwald Great Britain

    May 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    The chalet is gorgeous with stunning mountain views. The rooms were finished thoughtfully and with attention to detail - very comfortable and calm feel.

    The team looking after us (inc. great yoga teachers) were friendly and did everything they could to ensure we had a great stay. The vegan food was super tasty and meeting so many different people in a relaxed environment led to having some long-into-the-night chats and memorable moments. Eg hot tub night!

    The yoga retreats website said the hot tub was available every day whereas it was only one for 1 day and that there'd be a fire pit night which happened indoors instead.

  • Sita Willemse Netherlands

    April 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    De sfeer is relaxt, alle mensen van het retreat (eigenaresse, kok, masseuse en yoga docenten) waren erg betrokken en behulpzaam. Kamers fijn en schoon. Eten heerlijk en gevarieerd (ook goed toegankelijk voor niet-veganisten)

    Yoga lessen waren leerzaam en prettig door vakkundige docenten

    Fijne sauna en hottub

    Maar het meeste nog heb ik genoten van het landschap en het wandelen in de adembenemende berglandschappen van Roemenië, vergezeld door de drie lieve honden van het retreat. Overal waar je kijkt is het prachtig, overal zijn dieren. Fantastische week gehad, echt een aanrader

    Het enige nadeel was dat er halverwege onze week ineens een andere groep mensen kwam, dat maakte de sfeer onveilig.

    Dit hebben we besproken met de leiding, voor hun was dit de eerste keer dat ze dit probeerden. En het was geen succes, dus dat gaan ze ook niet meer doen.

  • Hanna Teshome Great Britain

    April 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    The location is great - wonderful views. The activities were well planned. The food was amazing. The warmth and energy of all the people at the retreat was incredible. The hosts went out of their way to make sure all of your needs were met and they made you feel welcome.

    The yoga studio is not as spacious as I expected it to be but the instructors worked around that issue quite well.

  • Tamilla

    BookYogaRetreats

    It is an absolutely beautiful location, very cozy house to spend long hours in just “being”. I am very grateful to attentive and welcoming Daniela and Irina, inspiring and knowledgeable yoga teachers Alysia and Simon, wonderful masseur and singer Mario, the guests, the dogs who made my stay just amazing. I will definitely come back.

  • Katie United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I highly recommend Transylvania to you all such a beautiful region of Romania and in particular whilst there a stay at Akasha Wellness Retreat. I have been treated to a magical stay there for my birthday, fantastic yoga sessions, such warmth, and hospitality and with delicious food and panoramic views to take your breath away. I am homeward bound feeling like new. Thank you, Irina Raileanu and Daniella.

Testimonials 30

  • Julia Ireland

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    No idea where to start as the whole experience was amazing from the warm welcome, right through to the fond farewell. Spectacular setting, delightful decor, fantastic food, super selection of spa therapies, and last, but not least, yummy yoga! (Sorry, couldn't think of an appropriate 'y' word!).

    The team at Akasha are truly fabulous - each and every one of them are super friendly and knowledgable, so don't be put off by either the location, or your own perception of your yoga abilities ... this retreat is easy and safe to get to by public transport and caters to all levels ... even those who are new to the mat.

    No need to worry about going hungry - you won't! The food is vegetarian,mainly vegan, and is so tasty and plentiful you'll be glad to spend most of your time in lycra and leisure gear (no tight waistbands!).kasha Wellness Retreat is a true gem ... well thought out and very well managed. No need to say more! Just go there!! You will not regret it!!! Cannot recommend this place highly enough

  • Vasilica United Kingdom

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    My husband and I spent a week at the Akasha Wellness Retreat. We loved it there. The retreat is situated in this beautiful area, on top of a hill. The view is amazing and it's very peaceful. The food was very good and very healthy. I loved waking up to the sound of the gong every morning and starting my day with yoga. The schedule was perfectly balanced, there was time enough for leisure, but you didn't have time to get bored. I loved the different kind of yoga, the meditation workshop, the gong bath, all of it. And if that wasn't enough to help you relax, you could get an amazing massage or just go from the hot tub to the sauna and back. The view from the sauna was something else...

    I highly recommend it. I was feeling very relaxed and full of energy at the end of my stay there. Wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Stephanie

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    My mom, sister and I spent a lovely 6 days at Akasha - the views from the retreat are breathtaking with rolling hills and mountain views. We went on lovely walks and visited Bran castle one of the days which Daniela and Irina were happy to organise for us. We were lucky to just have one other guest staying during our retreat and we really got to know Irina, Daniela, Claire, Matt, Wendy and Mario - everyone was so warm and kind. The yoga was fantastic and the teachers a really high standard. We had a fun acro yoga workshop during our stay as well as ashtanga yoga. The food was fantastic - healthy and delicious! We had lovely massages and spa treatments during our stay. All in all we couldn't have asked for more and came home feeling healthy, energized and relaxed. Thanks Akasha crew.

  • Dani Romania

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    Amazing experience in a really great setting.

    The area is just perfect with all the mountains surrounding the retreat. A very warm and friendly atmosphere, it feels like home, with Daniela as the kind and welcoming host and Irina supervising and keeping us fit with the walks around the area. The food is excellent and gives you the right idea about living a healthy life. Whilst in most detox centres they focus on eating less and you tend to often feel famished, here they teach you not to eat less but how to keep your eating healthy. Thank you Nicoleta for your great cooking!

    The yoga teachers are great (I have learned a lot to help me improve my asanas) and they even give you the basic teaching for yoga. Thank you Claire! Thank you Matt!

    The massages I took with Wendy, who is for sure related to Peter Pan :), kept me going every day through my yoga classes. Yes I mean she is great! Thank you Wendy!

    I am already missing you all and my daily training and miss the 3 dogs - Luna, Bursuc and Tony, the 3 puppy dogs (to be adopted if/when Irina is ready to let them go) and Beasley the cat. Thank you all for helping me recharge my batteries! Namaste! I am most probably coming back in the near future!

  • Stephanie Ireland

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    My mom, sister and I spent a lovely 6 days at Akasha - the views from the retreat are breathtaking with rolling hills and mountain views. We went on lovely walks and visited Bran castle one of the days which Daniela and Irina were happy to organise for us. We were lucky to just have one other guest staying during our retreat and we really got to know Irina, Daniela, Claire, Matt, Wendy and Mario - everyone was so warm and kind. The yoga was fantastic and the teachers a really high standard. We had a fun acro yoga workshop during our stay as well as ashtanga yoga. The food was fantastic - healthy and delicious! We had lovely massages and spa treatments during our stay. All in all we couldn't have asked for more and came home feeling healthy, energized and relaxed. Thanks Akasha crew :)

  • Liz Ireland

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    A gem of a place to stay! Daniela & Irina have done a wonderful job. Akasha is homely, clean, food incredible, views stunning, standard of teaching extremely high, massages fantastic etc etc!! Thanks to Claire, Matt, Wendy & Mario for making my experience so memorable. We will "spread the word" about Akasha.

  • Caroline Netherlands

    Trip Advisor Website

    "Amazing place, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by beautiful nature! The vegan food was delicious, the yoga sessions and workshops were great, and last but definitely not least.. the Akasha Team is so special and wonderful! They have created a very peaceful space in which they make you feel so welcome. It really is a place to relax, gain new experiences and recharge:)"

  • Elena Romania

    Trip Advisor Website

    "very good vegetarian food, beautiful mountain scenery, inspiring workshops and meditation & yoga practice, friendly people (both staff and guests). the number of guests was limited, so the atmosphere felt quite cosy. i will return:)"

  • Sandra United Kingdom

    Trip Advisor Website

    My mum and I visited Akasha Yoga Retreat just before Christmas. To say we had an amazing time is an understatement. The views were stunning, we took a few lovely walks and the mountains were just breathtaking. The room that we stayed in was beautiful (just like the photos) and very comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious - the best vegan food I have ever had! So varied and tasty! Irina, and her mum were perfect hosts and made us feel like were were visiting family. The yoga was also amazing, Alyson is an excellent teacher; so patient as we were beginners and we really felt that we had improved during the retreat! I could keep on singing the praises of Akasha, but I recommend you come and see for yourself!

  • Peter Finland

    Trip Advisor Website

    If you are interested in a combined yoga meditation retreat in a beautiful mountain scenery, this is the right place to go! Most friendly owners made the guests feel at home from the very beginning. The food was fully organic and vegetarian,- top-class throughout the retreat. Very tasty even for a caveman like myself. Snow-topped mountains filled the scenery at the house's large backyard terrace. Well balanced program of basic yoga and meditation, leaving enough room also for relaxing, taking massage or going for walks. You could go for a day hiking trip directly from the house.

  • Orit Israel

    TripAdvisor website

    Great place to come and rest, detox and relax, such beautiful view everywhere you look, super nice hosts so much space just to come and be, food is great, everything was just right, I lost track of time.. it says it all

  • Bogdan Romania

    Trip Advisor Website

    Location is great and the people I met there were wonderful, yoga sessions and massage were great, I would definitely go back to see them in summer time because there are a lot of things you can see and do

  • Meri Helsinki

    TripAdvisor website

    I spent 5 days during the New Years in the Akasha Wellness Retreat. Highlight of the stay was the food and the friendliness of the staff, most definitely. They welcomed people with open arms. I liked the timed programme and it was perfect combination of guided activities with free time. I would have liked to have a wider selection of e.g. spa treatments and perhaps slightly more interesting selection of additional programme. But it was just after the opening so it will surely change. Thumbs up for the digital detox rule. My room was clean and comfortable. The yoga sessions were good. The location was very peaceful with beautiful mountain landscape. Irina was very quick and helpfull with all the email exchange in beforehand. I would recommend the place for someone like me who feels she/needs to escape from the stressful everyday life and have some alone time. Not often you feel like you are in a home away from home.

  • Ioanina B Romania

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    Thank you for everything! It was an unforgettable experience which I will gladly recommend. Wishing you every success and keep your authenticity. Very grateful and especially very warm wishes.

  • Corina

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    Dear Irina and Dana,you organised the perfect combination of wonderful yoga, amazing food, excellent accommodation and treatments; and all these make this place unique and special. I consider my yoga classes, the most inspiring and full of grace I had so far, due to amazing Alysia. The food was such varied, and delicious and healthy, prepared with love after Dana’s incredible recipes. I loved my wonderful massage, thanks to Mario, and enjoyed a lot my bath treatments. I am so happy that I got this opportunity to be here, you created an awareness and inspired me with a positive change. I wish you all a lot of happiness and love. I really hope to return back as soon as possible.

  • Roxana Romania

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    If you want to be immersed in a dimension of paradisiac relaxation, incredibly tasty and diverse food, warm and inspiring hosts, then come to Akasha! Daniela and Irina have created a wonderful and welcoming space here, in a village in the mountains of Transilvania. You will feel the magic of the place and you feel the transformation in you when you come back to the noisy circadian rhythm.

  • Agathe France

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    I was a bit anxious about the destination at first, I was amazed by the really warm welcome I received at Akasha. Irina and her mom are dedicated hosts and make sure that you feel at ease before, during and even after your stay. Coming from Paris, I booked my flight to Bucarest and took the train early the next morning (about 3 hours and 15 euros in first class) to be on time for the first activities offered in the program. A cab organized by Irina picked me up when I arrived. I was staying on my own in one of the twin bedrooms with balcony. The view of the mountains is breathtaking and the room is spacious and clean. Towels, bathrobes, sleepers and amenities such as shampoo, shower gel but also scrub soap are provided. I personally really liked the romantic decoration of the room and must say that I loved the bed (quite important for a stay like this, where you basically sleep a lot). The program I attended (New Year’s special) was a lot of fun. The yoga classes with different teachers were a great opportunity to discover more about the discipline. I also really enjoyed the side activities, such as connecting with nature, singing with Anne Malone, going for a walk with the lovely dogs and creating our own prayer flag (Nepalese style). I also booked some massages and a bathing ceremony to complete this week of relaxation and loved them. The massage therapist, Mario, is a really talented individual, he can also sing Fado, but that's another story. The food at Akasha is probably what surprised me the most, as I am normally a cheese addict. I thought it would be hard for me to go vegan for one week, but the meals were honestly so delicious that I did not miss my cheese once! The dining room is also pretty impressive with a large bow window allowing you to eat with mountain view! Having tried other yoga retreats before, I must say that Akasha is one of the best places I have been to. The price / quality ratio is honestly amazing and I would love to come back when I have the time. A big thank you to Akasha’s team and to the people who shared this adventure with me. It was a blast to stay with you.

  • Raluca

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    One reason is not enough for my rating, buy in one sentence: the staying was much better than expected. We enjoyed very much the multi-cultural experience, location, food, yoga teachers and lessons, guests, massage, bath ritual, rooms, and pick up from train station.

  • Laura Bruxelles

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    I cannot tell what I enjoyed the most because everything was amazing. Irina and Daniela are perfect host, they made me feel at home, the room was very beautiful and clean, comfortable bed, everything you could need in the bathroom was provided. The dining room with the breathtaking view of the mountains, the fire and the colors gave me the impression I was in a magic place or in a fairy tale. The food was really delicious, vegan and healthy. I enjoyed a lot the yoga classes with Alysia, where I had the feeling learned so much. The longs walks in the snow with the dogs were relaxing and fun. Mario is very good in massage, and in music too. I would be very happy to return to Akasha, I already missed it.

  • Maria Germany

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    I’m still grateful to Daniela and Irina for setting up this special place and for filling it with live and dreams. This place is the perfect spot to reset yourself, to become quiet inside and calm your mind, to just be, have others cook for you and set the timetable for you. Enough time to read, write, walk, enjoy. For me it was the perfect start into the new year and within a week I almost got all the flexibility back I thought lost. Thank you to all of you for the talks and inspiration, for your stories and kindness. It’s funny how 7 days can make a difference. I will definitely come back one day! Lots of love from Germany

  • Nieves Spain

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    Simply stunning!! I´d like to go back to the heart of Transilvania and join another retreat again in Akasha. Thanks Daniela and Irina for your enthusiasm and dedication, and thanks Aly and Simon for sharing, once again, your yoga with us.

    The combination was perfect!

  • Catherine Belgium

    TripAdvisor website

    A cozy spacious modern house in a tiny Transylvanian village run by two warm-hearted powerful women. There are comfortable rooms with decent beds, healthy food, beautiful views, wonderful walks, intense yoga, great Swedish massages, herbal baths with the sun shining through the open windows, hot tub while a full moon reflects on the fresh snow, silent mornings, time for reading, and watching clouds. Also, a time for reconnecting and laughing. “Akasha” really is a special place. I am very grateful. Thanks, Daniela, Irina, Paula, Ali, and Mario.

  • Anna Switzerland

    TripAdvisor website

    Everything in Akasha is done to make you happy, at ease, relaxed and forget about the world. I felt spoiled by wonderful massages given by Mario, the healthy food, as well as very professional yoga classes given by both Aly and Paula. How can I forget the relaxing time in the bathtub?

  • Andrea Canada

    TripAdvisor website

    I travel a lot and this retreat is special for many reasons. It has a superb location with 360-degree views of the Carpathian mountains. The hospitality is genuine and warm, like a family. The food was inventive, fresh, flavorful and most importantly, healthy! I loved the hiking, horseback riding and unlimited fresh air. I never felt more rested!

  • Justin Romania

    TripAdvisor website

    Wonderful mountain view with great yoga teachers. Very good meals made with natural food. The room was very clean. Sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi for relaxation after a massage or a meditation session. Great value for the money paid for accommodation.

  • Antonia Romania

    Akasha Wellness Retreat Facebook page

    It is a magical place in the middle of nature with a rare extremely beneficial energy. A place where not only the physical body relaxes and rests, but the whole being including the physical body, mind, and spirit, can be reset, recovered, and can regain vital energy.

  • Paula Ireland

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    I really loved my stay at Akasha. It's such an amazing spot for a retreat center, with incredible views of the mountains, and lovely walks nearby. It was very clear that a lot of thought and care had gone into every detail there.The accommodation was gorgeous, the staff were really lovely, the food had been planned in such detail, with everything organic, mostly local, and so delicious! I had some lovely yoga sessions, drank some supercharged cacao, had one of the best massages I've ever had, and spent a lot of time in the hot tub and sauna looking out at the mountain view. I would highly recommend a stay here, it was just what I needed!

  • Alysia

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    Akasha has a picturesque, inspiring, and calming view. The Akasha yoga retreat center accommodates all yoga and health aficionados from those simply seeking a luxurious week of deep relaxation to those fixed on advancing their asana practice and understanding of yoga. The food was of the highest vegan quality, the menu clearly very well thought through. Any time of the year, the Akasha Wellness Center will meet you with a touch of elegance as well as the chance to connect with some of the most spectacular nature available in Europe.

  • Maria

    Akasha Wellness Retreat Facebook page

    It is a great place to live, and I had a great experience. The design, the view, food, activities, everything was perfect! A place with the soul!

  • Giurgiu Romania

    Akasha Wellness Retreat Facebook page

    In Akasha, everything is placed at its best!

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