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In a Europe that is becoming increasingly homogeneous, the mountains, forests, and villages of Transylvania, Romania remain the last outpost of a more ancient era. Romanians, Saxons, and Hungarians live in a patchwork of simple farming villages, drawing water from wells, living by near-subsistence agriculture and artisanal work. Covered by thickly forested hills and mountains inhabited by bears and wolves, where shepherds live outside with their flocks, Transylvania is a truly Arcadian place. You will be guided to a hidden location and get closer spiritually to the nature and yourself.
The rest-house is a hut, offering two heated sleeping rooms on the ground floor, with altogether 16 to 18 beds, and a maximum of eight person per room on bunk-beds. In addition, there are 10 to 15 places on matrasses on the upper floor. The ground floor has a heated dining room with two long tables and wooden seats for about 20 people. You can take your bath every day in the river. You will taste crystal clear water, clean your eyes with vivid sharp colors, and enjoy a view of 360 degrees.
The decoration is very neat and simple, it is a minimalistic style. It is only for nature lovers, who are seeking real peace and adventure. The closest river can fill up your bottle for fresh water. Here you won’t find internet or hot water! This is an ultimate one-life-time experience to be hidden from civilization. Every day, you will enjoy a big fire where the famous Transylvanian stew will be cooked. It is a real luxury for the soul to find a place like this today.
Daily meditation classes will be offered to stimulate your subconscious, boost your creative energies and concentration level. The retreat is available to individuals, couples and groups. Yoga classes are open to all levels, from beginners to experienced. You will practice Mantra, Svadhyaya, and Silent meditation.
You will participate active meditation and sound therapy sessions in nature.
Teaching style and class levels will be fitted to accommodate participants’ needs. We work in small and intimate sized classes during the retreat to be able to give the best of our attention to everyone. Our teachers are highly-qualified and devoted souls. Our groups are joyful, we love to have fun and to be open-minded to exchange thoughts.
Daily guided excursion and wild animals stalking are included in the price.
This retreat will take place in Balan, Romania. The rest-house is located on 1503 meters, at the feet of the iconic Rock One mountain. It is framed by never-ending deep forests and green-lands. The house is completely isolated, the closest village is located at two to three hours walk on the valley. Every morning you will hear the sounds of the sheep, cows, and thousands of birds around you. You will love all the fresh air, clear water, wood for bone-fire, wild animals, never ending forest, silence, breathtaking view, and amazing mountains all around.
Healthy and organic food is a part of the retreat experience. The cuisine is simple, delicious, and local, using fresh ingredients from the organic gardens and local markets. The local hosts will prepare traditional dishes from the region for breakfast and lunch. At night, you will cook dinner together on an open fire.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cluj International Airport (CLJ) or Targu Mures International Airport (TGM).
The nearest train station is Izvorul Oltului train station.