Tranquil Times Holistic Retreats offer worldwide yoga holidays incorporating meditation, energy work, Qigong, therapies, and delicious healthy food.

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4 Day Relaxing and Rejuvenating Yoga Holiday Varna, Bulgaria

May | June | July | August | September, 2022
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Jo Crowder

Reviews (16)

Coralie Bouloiseau

from France, September 2019

"A wonderful break"

A 4-day relaxing break in the Bulgarian countryside, with a lovely teacher, really good fresh food cooked by the family, a swimming pool and a nice room to enjoy. The yoga sessions were varied, Jo adapted to our needs and wishes. I also recommend the reki with Jo, I had a very fruitful session. We loved the cats as well, especially George!


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Tranquillity is the right word"

I was lucky to be out when the sunflowers 🌻 were blooming. A short walk away there were fields of sunflowers and lavender. Stunning.

The accommodation was lovely, comfortable beds, spotless and great shower. Guests kitchen was well stocked and has a coffee machine. Lovely pool to relax by. The food was fabulous! Loved the fact Jo’s husband picked raspberries from the bush in the morning for breakfast!

It was so peaceful here and I came home feeling restored relaxed and rejuvenated!

Absolutely loved it!

Uli Ruoff

from Germany, July 2021

"Perfekter Retreat in ursprünglicher Umgebung"

Die Yogalehrerin Jo hat die Einheiten genau nach meinen Bedürfnissen abgestimmt und viele Tipps gegeben.

Ich fühlte mich sehr wohl.

Die Zimmer sind sauber und geräumig, es gibt eine gut ausgestattete Küche, wenn man mal was selbst kochen möchte. Ist aber wirklich nicht nötig da Mike, Jo‘s Mann perfekt kocht und verschiedene Gerichte z.B. Indisch, zubereitet. Das Frühstück ist sehr gut es gab Müsli mit frischen Früchten und bulgarischem Joghurt.

Der Pool ist sehr schön und sauber.

Der Ausflug ans schwarze Meer mit Jo war sehr schön.

Vielen Dank an die sehr gastfreundliche Familie Jo und Mike

Nadège Le Nir

from France, August 2021

"I felt like like a VIP / member of the family !"

It’s been a wonderful restful balancing grounding healing week 🤩😘🙏

I’ve loved practicing and chatting with Jo and enjoyed Mark’s cooking so much I wanted to take some home! The place and the surrendings are great, I wish I had more time to travel around the country.

Lisa Pollard

from Australia, October 2019

"Wonderful experience just what I needed to rest and renew "

Loved the location, tranquil setting, beach, nature, walks up to church and into town. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The massages were the best I’ve ever experienced what a great experience.

Luiza Samieva

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Exceeded my expectation "

Jo is excellent teacher and very nice person. She is very experienced yoga Guru and knows almost all techniques in yoga, healings, meditation, breathing techniques. I liked her individual approach to every person. The food was delicious and healthy. I feel very good after this trip and plan to visit again.

Helen Jameison

from Great Britain, August 2019

"amazing experience"

I had a wonderful time and cannot express how much the time spent at Tranquil Times healed me both physically and mentally. Jo's kindness and generosity of spirit made me feel welcome, supported and really helped me to move out of a dark place with strength and resolve. Mark is an amazing chef and the food was gorgeous and Alex is very good too

Ruth Saville

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Relax Restore Rediscover. "

Jo is an incredible person she manages to merge the role of expert instructor with friendship, honesty, trust and confidante. Jo listened and adapted the sessions to target my needs which were challenging as they were emotional as well as physical. I left the retreat feeling relaxed like I have never felt before. I had a feeling of peace and a quiet mind. My body felt restored my aches and pains diminished and my posture improved beyond belief. Through the yoga sessions and Jo’s company I have managed to rediscover myself, my beliefs and feel content within my own body and mind.

The house is beautiful and the welcome from the whole family was lovely. I can’t remember a time as an adult of feeling so nurtured. The setting is peaceful and the food is delicious. Every meal was beautifully presented, varied, healthy and so tasty. I truly felt nourished from every possible angle with Jo and the yoga and company, Mark and Alex for the food and Jo and Jake for the music in the gong bath.

I will definitely be returning and would thoroughly recommend it for anyone!

Maryam Kamal Hedayat

from Belgium, July 2019

"Review Tranquil times "

Vert friendly wonderful people who run the retreat. Other guests were a delight as well.

Suzanne Harding

from Great Britain, July 2019

"I loved my stay at this retreat "

It was a fantastic experience that felt bespoke throughout.

The yoga teaching was terrific and I was particularly impressed as my restricted spinal movement didn’t phase Jo at all. She tailored poses for me where it was helpful and as a result, I feel much more confident in my yoga abilities.

The food was delicious,all meals were home cooked and freshly prepared and it was lovely to feel part of the family.

The pool and deck was fabulous for kicking back in the afternoons and I can absolutely recommend the Indian head massage, hot stone massage and reiki treatments offered

Joanna Kaliniecka-williamson

from Great Britain, June 2019

"A tranquil haven indeed for souls in need of peace."

The ambience of Jo's lovely retreat brought peace and rejuvination to us at a time of deep stress and unhappiness. Jo's warmth and attention to our needs was much appreciated. She is attentive to her guests' abilities and requirements in a gentle and thoughtful manner.. This was our first yoga retreat and has made us keen to experience more. Everything, from the cosy and comfortable accommodation, to the treatments available and the healthy and nutritious meals provided, contributed to an overall feeling of well-being and notion of being kind to oneself. Jo was wonderfully attuned to what we needed from our visit and I recommend this retreat whole-heartedly.

Caroline Paturle

from France, October 2019

Les professeurs de Yoga qui sont excellentes et très engagées tant sur le plan professionnel que personnel.

La bienveillance des professeurs et du groupe.

La personnalisation du séjour et le sentiment de faire partie d’une même famille.

La volonté des professeurs de nous faire passer une retraite exceptionnelle et inoubliable.

Les activités optionnelles qui nous ont permis de vivre avec le groupe et de découvrir l’ile.

La générosité, la chaleur et la gentillesse des professeurs de yoga.

Swantje Nikolai

from Germany, July 2019

"Inspiring and relaxing reatreat"

A lovely and relaxing place to be.

Personalized and very good yoga classes. I went back home with new inspirations for my personal yoga path.

The food was delicious and adapted to my personal preferences.

I also loved the beautyful garden with a nice pool and hangmat.

Staying at this retreat felt like visiting a friends home.