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This is not just a retreat. This is the nature's treat for your well-being. Akasha is a beautiful space high above the daily city life that is overlooking pristine Transylvanian countryside and unspoiled mountain views, enjoy the privilege to practice a simple philosophy inspired by nature, clean eating, relaxation, spirituality, and a balanced healthy mind and healthy body lifestyle. Come and rebirth, rediscover, and return to a healthier and happier you. Combine that with local Romanian wine, and you have a true retreat experience!
Akasha Wellness Retreat is a large open lounge and diner which will 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.
These bedrooms are for two guests sharing one room. Some of the twin bedrooms have private balconies and all enjoy beautiful mountain views.
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.
This room can be occupied by one a person on single occupancy or two people on double occupancy in one large queen size bed. The queen bedrooms 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!
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 this retreat.
Morning practice consists of 90 minutes of yoga asana and pranayama and 30 minutes sitting meditation or chanting. Morning practice is followed by a daily chakra balancing juice before breakfast. The evening practice consists of 60 minutes of yoga and pranayama and 30 minutes of sitting meditation.
Optional evening group activities include movie nights, group games, hangout nights, live musicians both local or folk, and kirtan chanting nights. During the 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.
Every day, 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.
Akasha Wellness Retreat also practices 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.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200
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.
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).
Direct Aeroport has a regular shuttle service from the airport to Brasov (Aro Palace station). The cost is 80 RON (approximately 17.50 EUR) one way.
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.
The Akasha Wellness Retreat can organize private taxi transport from either the Bucharest airport or Sibiu airport to Akasha. The cost is 85 EUR for a small car (up to three people) or 120 USD for a large car (up to 8 people) one way. The journey takes about 2.5 hours and you can pay when you arrive at Akasha. If you would like a private transport please let them know: your flight number, the origin of flight, and time of landing. The driver will wait for you at arrivals with your name on the board.
In some cases The Akasha Wellness Retreat is able to couple arrivals together so you can share the same car with other participants on the same retreat, this is a case by case only as long as arrivals are all within a short time frame of each other. If this is the case they will let you know once they have everyone's arrival details.