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8 Days Rose Festival Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Bulgaria

  • Pavel Banya, Bulgaria

Overview

Wellness Yoga Retreat Bulgaria

Do not miss this unique retreat that coincides with the Rose Festival in Bulgaria where rose petals are collected and celebrated in the heart of rural Bulgaria to be turned into beautiful rose oil used in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Come experience the thrill of a unique aromatherapy event and indulge in the wellness body therapy centers and mineral water pools in the heart of an ancient mountain in picturesque Bulgaria. Celebrate the local culture and cuisine with the locals. Revive, relax and find support with 7 days of scaravelli yoga by an internationally trained yoga teacher. Opportunity to experience horse riding lessons with a yoga attuned natural horsemanship local teacher. Visit an organic raspberry producer. Hike in these ancient mountains.

Highlights

  • Morning yoga classes
  • Afternoon meditation sessions
  • Horse riding session from Monday till Friday
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool and indoors jacuzzi with mineral water and sauna
  • Great location for shopping for world famous rose oil
  • Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 7 nights accomodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in comfortable new lodgings with air-conditioning. The property has 5 self-contained chalet type houses within a landscaped garden. Each house features two double sharing rooms and a downstairs living area and kitchen. Enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with mineral water, inside jacuzzi and sauna. Meals are served in a common dining area outside.

Find encouragement to understand the key ingredients of a healthy yoga practice in tune with your personal needs. Get inspired to practice in a friendly setting and at a healthy pace. Learn to use the breath to help heal the body and calm the mind. Explore the seven movements for a healthy spine. You will also be introduced to breathe meditation and walking meditation as a tool to help bring some clarity to an overanxious or excited mind.

Build up the energy to embrace healthy lifestyle choices and take home practices that work for you. Access to the healing waters onsite has a wonderful effect for body posture and releasing body tensions and joint aches.

Nurturing environment to deepen with yoga and relax

Special attention to working with the breath during asana practice and an introduction into the art of meditation. Build up the energy to embrace healthy lifestyle choices and take home practices that work for you.

Experience the healing mineral waters in the Valley of Roses

Benefit from the wonderful effect of mineral water for an improved body posture, skin beauty and releasing body tension and joint aches. Onsite jacuzzi, sauna and outdoors swimming pool. Spa facilities and procedures (procedures not included in the price)

Activity in nature: horse riding and hiking

Complement your yogic holiday experience with an opportunity to learn horse riding. The teacher focuses on imparting a healthy relationship with the animal and developing trust, letting go and balance to relieve emotional tension and lower back pains.

You are also welcome to join in guided hiking explorations into the Old Mountain surrounding the valley. Mountain biking opportunities are available for those interested.

Surrounded by mountains and endowed with healing waters take advantage of affordable manual therapy and spa treatments. Explore the mineral baths in the small town of Pavel Banya in the Valley of Roses.

The Rose Valley in Bulgaria is located just south of the Balkan Mountains and the eastern part of the lower Sredna Gora chain to the south. The valley is famous for its rose-growing industry which has been cultivated there for centuries. The Rose Valley offers a nurturing environment to take your first yogic steps or to deepen into a healing and rejuvenating yoga practise. Half way to the Black Sea beach, it is an exciting location for walks, contemplation, mountain biking and wind surfing.

Distances:

  • Sofia - 2.5 hours

Enjoy a healthy and delicious vegetarian menu inspired by Bulgarian styled cuisine. Dishes will include traditional Bulgarian cheese, yogurt and honey but vegan option available upon request.

  • Exploring tasty Bulgarian cuisine, fresh fruit and vegetables in season
  • Exploring Thracian culture and Bulgarian history
  • Hiking in the beautiful Valley of Roses and surrounding mountains
  • Mountain biking
  • Picking herbs
  • Shopping for local rose oil famously used in perfumes
  • Visiting mineral bath spas and enjoying massage treatments
  • Wind surfing
  • 5 days horse riding (Monday till Friday)
  • 7 days accommodation in single or double rooms sharing arranged in five chalet type houses, each with living room and kitchen
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Half board of delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Use of pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna
  • Airfare
  • Bulgarian cooking class
  • Spa treatments
  • Thai Yoga Massage sessions are available onsite. Paid separately (1.5 hours, 30 GBP)
  • Transfers from the airport
  • Travel insurance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Camelia Yoga an inquiry.
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  • Review by Anastasia from Greece
    9 out of 10

    "Camelia's teachings comes from a strong sense of awareness and deep bodywork experience. Infused with her own special personality, her approach offers a clear and beautiful guidance on the magical trip inside ourselves through yoga."

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London, United Kingdom

Camelia Yoga introduces participants to the living tradition of yoga with an integrated daily schedule of Hatha yoga, active nature meditations and yoga art.

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8 days / 7 nights

Departure:
Saturday June 10, 2017
(8 days / 7 nights)

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