Join us for a week of learning how to create variety in your kitchen through plant-based seasonal, wholesome, healthy cooking, principles of Integrative Nutrition, and clean eating.

We will jointly create dishes that can be enjoyed by all and learn how to combine ingredients to create a plate of goodness, a plate that you can be grateful for, that is good for you and it’s not just another meal.

No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that is plant-based, fresh & healthy.

We’ll start each day with sunrise yoga session, breakfast & daily cooking demonstrations and presentations that will surprise and inform you on how to form good habits and how to create a healthy home menu for yourself and the whole family.

Enjoy the privilege to practice a simple philosophy inspired by nature, clean eating, relaxation, spirituality, and a balanced healthy mind and healthy body lifestyle.

Come discover and return to a healthier and happier you. 

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English; Romanian;
The maximum participants in the group is 22

Highlights

  • The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature
  • Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been
  • Become stronger mentally and find inner peace
  • A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life
  • Drop out of “normal life” for a period
  • The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
  • Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body
  • Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own
  • Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
  • Give yourself some much-needed structure

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • General Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Nidra Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

Retreat Program

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • 16.00PM – 18.00PM Arrival & Registration
  • 18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice
  • 19.30PM – 20.30PM Candlelit Dinner 
  • 20.30PM – Opening Circle & Retreat Presentation

Day 2, 3, 4, 5: Full Retreat Days

  • 7.30AM – Wake Up
  • 8.00AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice
  • 9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast
  • 10.30AM – 14.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*
  • 14.00PM – 15.00PM Lunch
  • 15.00PM – 18.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*
  • 18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice
  • 19.30PM – 20.30PM Dinner
  • 21.00PM – Optional Group Activity*

Day 6: Departure Day

  • 7.30AM – Wake Up
  • 8.00AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice
  • 9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast
  • 10.30AM – 11.00AM Closing Circle & Departure

What is included

  • Twice Daily gentle yoga sessions to warm up in the morning and stretch in the evening. Vinyasa & Yin Yoga styles, all classes suitable for beginners & intermediates
  • 3 Daily healthy plant based meals all organic and local produce, nutritionally balanced, varied & delicious!
  • All drinks on retreat, cold pressed juices & smoothies, filtered water & organic detoxifying teas
  • 5 nights accommodation in boutique rooms with en-suite bathrooms and glorious mountain views
  • Introduction to yoga philosophy and practice through dedicated workshops
  • Enjoy hiking, nature & forest walks, reading & relaxing in our common spaces
  • Group activities, cinema & library, creative arts & crafts
  • Unlimited Jacuzzi Hot Tub & Sauna, traditional & infra-red
  • Optional Spa Massage Therapy & Salt Herbal Bath Soak Rituals
  • Group Excursion to Bran Castle. Optional guided tour of Dracula’s Castle ( you cover your entrance fee & transport costs, about €15)
  • Pick up & Drop Off to & from Brasov City

What is not included

  • Optional spa massage therapy & salt herbal bath soak rituals
  • Health Insurance
  • Flights

Additional Details

Good to know

  • We can’t accommodate children on retreat unless on specialised retreats for children as well. We welcome participants over 18 years of age.
  • Accommodation is in individual bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms. Some bedrooms can be shared with other guests on retreat ( Twin Sharing Rooms) or on a Private Basis ( Double Room Private & Queen Room Private)
  • We provide all Yoga Mats & Props however you can also bring your own if you prefer.
  • Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable if you plan to go walking in nature please bring warm clothing & waterproof shoes.
  • Optional Evening Group Activities include Movie Nights, Group Games, Hang Out Nights, Kirtan Nights & more.
  • During Free Time & Spa Therapies you are free to spend your time as you want to, Massage Therapies and Salt Baths are booked & paid for separately please see our Spa Menu.
  • We practice a Digital Detox Retreat, this is to allow your mind to disconnect from the overload of digital communications and listen more deeply to life, connect with others on the retreat and live in the present moment. We provide a Guest access computer for use during the retreat. On Departure Day we will gladly provide Wifi access to get in touch with your friends & family or to share your photos on social media.
  • Every morning until breakfast time and one full morning until noon we practice a silent retreat, this is a powerful tool to connect with yourself, pick a good book and explore the true benefits of being on retreat. This is YOUR time.

Things to Do

Optional Activities whilst on retreat are:

  • Horse Riding with local trained horses from €25/hr
  • Hiking in the mountains and local valleys with a local guide, price on request
  • Nutrition & Lifestyle Medical Screening with the Resident Medical Advisor

Food

During this retreat, you will be served three organic vegan and vegetarian daily meals. Upon booking your retreat, you will be asked about your diet preferences and we can cater for special diets such as lactose or gluten intolerant.

All meals are at set times in the dining area and are shared among all guests and teachers. The menu consists of a combination of Romanian & Western vegan dishes.

A typical breakfast and lunch are served buffet style consisting of organic produce such as porridge, chia seed smoothie bowl, fruits, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, salads, homemade whole grain bread, and many more mouthwatering dishes made by their chef.

For dinner, they offer a sit-down family style meal with hot soups, lentils, stuffed peppers, vegan sarmale, polenta, and much more.

Their delicious plant-based menu is designed to fortify your overall health and well-being using organic unprocessed seasonal produce with the highest nutrient content possible.

A combination of ingredients that not only work in a delicious mouthful but act as anti-inflammatory and alkaline foods that balance hormones, blood sugar, and blood pressure.

The application of chakra balancing foods and integrative medicine principles creates a colorful and complete menu balanced in carbohydrates, good fats, and proteins full of minerals, vitamins, and bioflavonoids (the color pigment of fruits and vegetables that have an important role in strengthening the immune system).

Food that is not only delicious and easily digested but deeply nourishing, sustaining, healing, and energy-boosting.

The aim is that you will pick up good habits from being on the retreat and that you will continue to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle back home using essential principles about food and nutrition that are easily applicable in your daily lives.

Eating organic is about avoiding chemical additives and genetically modified organisms, eliminating an unnatural, potentially harmful component from your health equation.

Organic produce grows slowly because that is how nature intended it, unaltered by pesticides and chemicals designed to prolong shelf life. Organic is also about supporting and encouraging your local farmer and fruit and vegetable supplier.

When you eat organic, you also eat seasonally, you become aware and appreciative of what is available now, rather than all the varieties you could have instead.

You appreciate the food by what it is, when you have it and how much more nutrient and flavor it has when it is eaten and cooked fresh.

They visit the farms they work with, they look at how farmers produce their food and they only choose sustainable and certified organic produce.

What is not offered:

  • Alcohol
  • Soda

What is offered:

  • Alkaline spring water
  • Ginger, lemon, and hot water
  • Infused spring water
  • Natural spring water
  • Organic herbal teas

Chakra balancing juices and smoothies, these daily chakra balancing smoothies are made with cold-pressed juices, vegetable, milk, organic fruits, vegetables, and essential fatty oils such as flaxseed oil and organic superfood powders.

Each juice is dedicated to one specific energy center and they guarantee it will make you radiate energy throughout the day. 

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Organic
  • Raw Food
  • Vegan
  • Whole Food
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Herbal Tea
  • Tea
  • Water

Meet The Instructors

Jasmine Sara

Styles of Yoga:

Ashtanga | Vinyasa Flow | Nidra | Meditation | Yin

Jasmine first came to yoga 11 years ago aged 15. She found it to be incredibly valuable during a stressful period of her life. Since then, having used her own Yoga and meditation practice to deal with various issues, she has a good understanding of the ways in which Yoga can help to lead a more balanced and centred life, and help to build resilience. She is passionate about sharing this with others.

She trained in Astanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga in India and went on to study advanced modules in Yoga Therapeutics with Yoga Therapies, UK. She teaches Slow Flow, Dynamic Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Yoga for beginners, Astanga, Yin and Yoga Dance.

In the UK, Jasmine was teaching around 10 classes a week at various locations from gyms to yoga studios to community centres. She also led and assisted at surf and yoga workshops as well as organising community based yoga events and volunteer teaching with a local charity. She is currently travelling South America and was most recently teaching on retreats in Brazil.

Jasmine’s gentle, calming and supportive approach holds a safe space for you to come to the mat and flow through your Yoga practice. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, her classes will give you the time and space to reconnect with yourself, relax and nourish your body.

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Location Akasha Wellness Retreat in Transylvania 187 Strada Principală Pestera, Brasov Romania

Arrival by Plane:

Please book your flight to arrive at Sibiu International Airport (SBZ). You may also book your flight to arrive at Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP).

Arrival by Train:

From the airport, you may take the train that goes straight to Brasov railway station. Akasha facilitates pick up from Brasov city on the day of arrival at the retreat for those that would anticipate arriving early.

Akasha can also help you with trains or taxis from the airport to Brasov or to the retreat.

We offer a free pick up and drop off service from Brasov City Station.

Private transfers can be arranged from €85 one way from either airport to Akasha.

What time should I arrive on the first day? 

We can arrange pick up from Brasov at 3PM on arrival day or if you prefer to get here by yourself please arrive by 4PM so that we can take you through the retreat program, schedule & you can enjoy a light snack with the rest of us. 

Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a non-refunable deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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