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8 Days Rose Festival Meditation, Horse Riding, and Yoga Retreat in Bulgaria

Wellness Yoga Retreat Bulgaria

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in 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.

Retreat 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

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: 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.

Camelia Yoga Retreats Bulgaria Program

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.


Camelia Shakti
Camelia has studied yoga and bodywork for the past 20 years both in the East and West. Versed in integrated Hatha yoga with a 500 hour teacher training course and a strong personal practice, she is an avid learner who studies with teachers that specialize in healing and therapeutic yoga, dance and body mind centered somatic modalities.

Retreat location

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.


  • Sofia - 2.5 hours

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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.

Things to do (optional)

  • 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

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • 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
8 days / 7 nights
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Sunday June 10, 2018
(8 days / 7 nights)

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