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Taking place during the week of either the new moon or the full moon, this retreat is a time for increased energy and reflection on your emotions and mental state of well-being. This full moon retreat is a place where meditation, yoga, and sacred healing sounds create calm, mindfulness, and stillness in your body and prepare you for what lies ahead.
During this retreat, you will stay at Akasha Retreat. Its large open lounge and diner allow all guests, teachers, and friends to come together and socialize, laugh, play, and explore creative pursuits together. The gorgeous mountain views, garden, and terraces are the kindest gift nature has given them, and they in return offer them to you. Each of the guest bedrooms is special and has handmade decorative items, a blend of modern romantic with natural elements from the environment.
Twin sharing bedrooms are for two guests sharing one room. Some of the twin bedrooms have private balconies and all enjoy beautiful mountain views. Private double rooms can be booked for single use if you prefer to have your own bedroom or for double occupancy if you decide to bring a partner or a friend along.
Private queen suites are the most spacious and decadent bedrooms. The private rooms can be booked for single use if you prefer to have your own bedroom or for double occupancy if you decide to bring a partner or a friend along. The rooms are tastefully decorated and feature floor to ceiling windows and glorious mountain views. Also, there is plenty of room for your own yoga practice should you still have the energy.
Accommodation is in individual bedrooms in a single or double occupancy when friends or a couple sharing a large queen bed. Akasha Wellness Retreat provides all yoga mats and propers just bring an open mind.
A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle and a fresh start. This is your chance to plant seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. This is a time to create the opportunities and mindsets you wish in your life, a time to create sacred space for yourself. This retreat is about choice for yourself, a place where an energetic yoga practice and meditation clears your aura of negative emotions and brings back shine in your life.
Simona from Gong Bath and Tibetan Bowls therapy will be joining you to help you go deeper into the New Moon meditation, and it is a wonderful sound vibration practice.
Morning practice consists of 90 minutes of yoga asana and pranayama with 30 minutes sitting meditation or chanting. Morning practice is followed by a daily chakra balancing juice before breakfast. Evening practice consists of 60 minutes of yoga and pranayama with 30 minutes sitting meditation. Optional evening group activities include movie nights, group games, hang out nights, and live musicians both local folk and Kirtan chanting nights.
During your free time and spa therapies, you are free to spend your time as you want to. Massage therapies and salt baths are booked and paid for separately. Daily you will have a workshop dedicated to improving practice which is booked and paid for separately for those that want to further their practice or maybe set a personal practice flow this may include yoga alignment workshop, Acroyoga, Kundalini, or Thai massage workshop.
You will practice a digital detox retreat. This is to allow your mind to disconnect from the overload of digital communications and listen more deeply to life, connect with others on the retreat, and live in the present moment. Akasha Wellness Retreat provides a guest access computer for use during the retreat. On the departure day, you will be gladly provided Wi-Fi access to get in touch with your friends and family or to share your photos on social media.
Every morning until breakfast time and one full morning until noon, you will practice a silent retreat. This is a powerful tool to connect with yourself, pick a good book, and explore the true benefits of being on retreat. This is your time.
Gong bath is a therapeutic recital of sacred sounds and a meditation guided by the sound of the gong and Tibetan and crystal bowls. The planetary gongs used during the concert are Venus gong and Earth Platonic gong, played together they unify the greatest love.
The planetary gongs are instruments calibrated on the specific frequencies of the planets, set to produce harmonious sounds with healing effects on mental, emotional, physical level, and consciousness. The sounds of the gong can be likened to the primordial sound that formed the basis of the universe. Among the many benefits of the gong concert, the most important are:
During this retreat, you will enjoy hiking, nature, and forest walks.
Simona is one of the Gong Master from Romania, initiated by the Grand Gong Master, Yogi Bhajan disciple, Don Coreaux. She is a therapist in massage and alternatives therapies since 2010, working at the Hilton spa and from 2012, working by herself. She is passionate about her work, making it with inspiration. She organizes Gong Baths in her town monthly, sacred sounds concerts, and meditation with Tibetan and Crystal Bowls since 2014.
This retreat will be held in Pestera Village. The village is called Pestera and it means "the cave" in Romanian, named after a beautiful bat cave located approximately 100 meters from the center. The village is part of the National Park of Piatra Craiului, a majestic chain of mountains and forest valleys that still harbor an abundance of wildlife from bears to mountain goats and more. Seven kilometers away is one of the most debated Transylvanian icon, Dracula's Castle in Bran. It is an impressive fortified castle with a large heritage and stories to match.
During this retreat, you will be served three organic vegan and vegetarian daily meals. Upon booking your retreat, you will be asked for your diet preferences and Akasha Wellness Retreat can cater for special diets such as lactose or gluten intolerant. All meals are at set times in the dining area and are shared among all guests and teachers.
The menu consists of a combination of Romanian vegan dishes and western. A typical breakfast and lunch is buffet style consisting of organic produce such as porridge, chia seed smoothie bowl, fruits, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, salads, homemade wholegrain bread, and many more mouthwatering dishes. For dinner, they offer a sit-down family style meal with hot soups, lentils, stuffed peppers, vegan sarmale, polenta, and much more.
Their delicious plant-based menu is designed to fortify your overall health and wellbeing using organic unprocessed seasonal produce with the highest nutrient content possible. A combination of ingredients that not only work in a delicious mouthful but act as anti-inflammatory and alkaline foods that balance hormones, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
The application of chakra balancing foods and integrative medicine principles creates a colorful and complete menu balanced in carbohydrates, good fats, and proteins full of minerals, vitamins, and bioflavonoids (the color pigment of fruits and vegetables that have an important role in strengthening the immune system).
Food that is not only delicious and easily digested but deeply nourishing, sustaining, healing, and energy-boosting. Their aim is that you will pick up good habits from being on the retreat and that you will continue to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle back home using essential principles about food and nutrition that are easily applicable in your daily lives.
Eating organic is about avoiding chemical additives and genetically modified organisms, eliminating an unnatural, potentially harmful component from your health equation. Organic produce grows slowly because that is how nature intended it, unaltered by pesticides and chemicals designed to prolong shelf life. Organic is also about supporting and encouraging your local farmer and fruit and vegetable supplier.
When you eat organic, you also eat seasonally, you become aware and appreciative of what is available now, rather than all the varieties you could have instead. You appreciate the food by what it is, when you have it, and how much more nutrient and flavor it has when it is eaten and cooked fresh. Akasha Wellness Retreat visits the farms they work with, they look at how farmers produce their food, and they only choose sustainable and certified organic produce.
What are not offered including alcohol, coffee, and soda. What are offered including Alkaline spring water, ginger, lemon, and hot water, infused spring water, natural spring water, and organic herbal teas.
You will have unlimited Chakra balancing juices and smoothies during your retreat, and your daily chakra balancing smoothies are made with cold pressed juices, vegetable milk, organic fruits, vegetables, and essential fatty oils such as flaxseed oil and organic superfood powders. Each juice is dedicated to one specific energy center and they guarantee it will make you radiate energy throughout the day.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). You may also book your flight to arrive at Sibiu International Airport (SBZ).
From the airport, you may take the train that goes straight to Brasov railway station. Akasha facilitates pick up from Brasov city on the day of arrival at the retreat for those that would anticipate arriving early. Akasha can also help you with trains or taxis from the airport to Brasov or to the retreat.
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