7 Days Mountain Yoga Retreat in Bansko, Bulgaria

7 Days Mountain Yoga Retreat in Bansko, Bulgaria

Yoga is a science of life that gives us very valuable knowledge about what it takes to be healthy and happy. On this retreat you will enjoy refreshing morning yoga sessions that interlace movement and breath and make both your body and mind flexible and strong. In the evenings you will indulge in a restorative yoga class and yoga Nidra sessions. During the day you can choose to chill in a thermal pool, take a walk in a thousand years old forest or be active enjoying mountain hikes, cycling, climbing and horse riding.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Transfers to and from Sofia Airport
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a beautiful house with a mountain view, private garden, jacuzzi, meditation room and many more.
  • Daily healthy and delicious organic meals – Full board . The meals are vegetarian and vegan.
  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and healthy lifestyle lectures
  • Daily mountain hikes with a certified mountain guide
  • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Whole body massage treatment by physio
  • A day at a spa with outdoor mineral pools
  • Variety of optional activities: rock climbing lessons, horse riding, mountain biking, meditation and relaxation practices,art workshops
  • Photos and Unique present for every guest

PROGRAM

Saturday:
Transfer from Sofia Airport to Bansko
Welcome tea/fresh juice & home-made cakes (introductions and team building games)
Lecture – introduction
Dinner.

Sunday:
07:30 – Yoga
08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Transfer to starting point for day hiking
10:30 – Hiking
15:30 – Transfer back to Bansko
16:00 – Afternoon snack, personal time (massage optional)
18:00 – 19:00 Yoga (stretching)
20:00 – Dinner

 

Monday:
07:30 – Yoga
08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Transfer to starting point for day hiking
10:30 – Hiking
15:30 – Transfer back to Bansko
16:00 – Afternoon snack, personal time (massage optional)
18:00 – 19:00 Yoga 
20:00 – Dinner

Tuesday:
07:30 – Yoga
08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Optional activities
18:00 – 19:00 Yoga workshops (Acro Yoga, mantras chanting, dancing and meditations)
20:00 – Dinner

Wednesday:
07:00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Trip to 7 Rila lakes (breathing and meditation lesson), afternoon snack, personal time
18:00 – Yoga (optional)
20:30  – Dinner.

Thursday:
07:30 – Yoga
08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Spa day at mineral pool and massage, optional activities (bicycle, riding, climbing – optional), yoga, art and meditation workshops

Friday:
07:30 – Yoga
08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Transfer to starting point for day hiking
10:30 – Hiking
15:30 – Transfer back to Bansko
16:00 – Afternoon snack, personal time (massage optional)
18:00 – 19:00 Yoga (Hatha yoga)
20:00 – Dinner
21:00 – Flying lanterns ceremony.

Saturday:
Breakfast
Transfer to Sofia Airport.

OPTIONAL COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

In order to meet everyone`s individual needs we offer different workshops and activities you can attend in your free time or if you are not in a mood for the regular daily schedule. They are payed extra but on a very preferential prices. You can choose among..

  • Spa day at a mineral pool 
  • Massage
  • Acro yoga
  • Appointment with physiotherapist 
  • Climbing lesson
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Individual yoga lesson
  • Art meditation
  • Art workshops

YOGA STYLES : Hatha, Ashtanga, Nidra, Restorative/yoga therapy.

SKILL LEVEL : All

Spoken languages : English

Maximum participants : 12 people

CALENDAR

22.06-29.06.2019 

29.06-06.07.2019

Price : 760 EUR (incl.vat)

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Price includes: Accommodation in a typical Bulgarian house /chalet (private and shared rooms), all transfers, full board healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan organic meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, non –alcohol drinks), Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and health coaching lecture, yoga classes (2 per day), mountain guide services – guided mountain hikes, one whole body massage treatment, one day at spa with outdoor mineral pools, photos and Unique present for every guest.

Price Does Not include: Flights, personal insurance, optional activities*
* Optional activities: Rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, off-road jeep tour. 

Accommodation/Location:

Why Bansko

Bansko is a picturesque town located in the foothills of Pirin natural reserve. Its beauty and natural treasures –  thousand years old forests, mountain lakes, mighty peaks, thermal springs, wild berries  make of it a peace of  paradise on earth. In summer it is sunny and quiet and it is a perfect place for a break from the city madness, connection with nature and self-discovery. Bansko provides all the tools to achieve a perfect balance of active and passive aspects of energy. We encourage our guests to maintain this balance by combining physical activity and relaxation practices.  How about having a great workout for the body and soul in the mountains and then relax in a thermal pool, go to a music festival or have a massage by a professional physio?

Balkan Jewell Resort 

Balkan Jewell  is in the list of the  best hotels in the country and this speaks by itself. Situated in Razlog Valley, just a step away from the mountains offering their breathtaking views, this place is just amazing.  The atmosphere is cozy and friendly, the hotel is beautiful and offers everything you could want. Being slightly isolated from the touristic centers it provides the perfect atmosphere to really feel nature , relax, learn, contemplate, experience new things and simply enjoy life.

Things to do at home

Library, chill out/meditation room,  hot tub/jakkuzzi, swimming pool,physiotherapy and massage therapy service, games ( drawing, origami, mandala, tarot, jenga, chess, dix it, lucky notes writing, hena drawings, music)

If you would like to book or have any questions, don`t hesitate to contact us at: info@shantimountainretreats.com

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