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The path of Yoga unveils our deeper self in union with the divine. We set out on a journey within, yet in company with friends on our path towards the infinite horizon embracing our inner landscape. Our yoga and ayurveda sessions enable the unique nature of our being to blossom in creative expression, visualizing our psychic and spiritual anatomy and brightly illuminates the natural beauty along the path of the yogi and eventually the obstacles we need to overcome.
You will stay in the houses of the Wellness Ganesha SPA, with a capacity of 10 sleeps within two spacey houses. The center is equipped with garden, luxurious rooms and a hall for yoga.
The day starts at 08:00 with a yoga session to awaken your energies and harmonize with the sun. Each yoga session has a short theoretical part at the end as you go through the main steps of yoga science. However, all activities are optional so you can do as much or as little as you want.
The main goal of the yoga sessions is to deeply relax and rejuvenate the body and mind, reach the inner self where you can discover the natural happiness of life, and connect with your powerful potency. The yoga practice will connect with your energy channels so you can learn what your inner microcosmos is and associate it with your deepest harmony.
The goal is for you to learn the world of energies, be able to always charge yourself, or heal yourself anytime in life. The theoretical part will open up a vast knowledge of the Vedic scriptures. The yoga Nidra meditations will serve as the deep healing and nurture therapy. There will be a 1.5-hour daily morning yoga session with additional practice scheduled during the week based on demand. The yoga sessions are set outdoors in the beautiful garden with views of the surrounding area and hills.
As part of the package, you will be able to visit the Glojene monastery, many deep caves around, the beautiful mountains and old authentic villages with old houses. There is a picturesque waterfall and many big rivers around. It is the center of Bulgaria and the Balkan mountain where you can see many beautiful peaks and deep forests. There are interesting museums having collections from the paleolithic period.
Bhakti Shakti practiced yoga and meditation for over 16 years. She discovered her spiritual path in India, the holy town of Vrindavan where she lived in yoga ashrams as well as in West Bengal. She then opened an ashram in Bulgaria and later in Sweden. She practiced and taught yoga and meditation by organizing yoga tours and retreats to all parts of India and to ashrams in South America.
Practices yoga and meditation and facilitates personal development programs, individual and group therapy for 8 years. Loves people, arts, nature and the Creator of all. Art has always been part of her life as she strives for beauty and aesthetics. The most challenging art however is the art of love and maintaining relationships. Her spiritual master inspired her for conscious art and Oida art therapy: art dedicated to healing, self-discovery, higher purpose, social awareness and change. She is now passionate to share this with people.
The location of the retreat is near the village Glojene, 1 hour drive from Sofia. The small village is picturesque and full of old style houses and surrounded by mountains from all sides.
Ayurvedic foods with plenty of raw foods will be served during the retreat. Ayurvedic advice about the daily food intake will be strictly followed as it will bound the phases of the moon and the sun. Mornings are for porridge with nice fruits and smoothies. Lunch will have the most opulent food with a big variety combined with the best spices. Dinner will be soft, light, and easy to digest before the sunset. All day you will have options for the best Ayurvedic teas. The water in the area is completely crystal clear and sweet.
Apart from the deep study and exploring consciousness, you can also rest and have a plenty of time to digest everything in the best environment of nature around the location. Most of the lakes are just walking distance and there are plenty of trekking routes. You can sunbathe and explore the closest mountain resorts and villages, which are from the middle centuries with plenty of old churches.
You can always learn extra mantra meditation, singing, and playing all variety of Indian instruments like mridanga, harmonium, and karatals. You can have evenings dedicated to those activities. All of the team will be opened for personal conversations, advice, and discussions.
Please book your flight to arrive at Sofia airport. Transfer from and to the airport is not included. Yoga and Art Therapy Retreat will assist you or pick you from the airport if you prefer so.