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New Moon Forest Therapy Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Romania

August 18 - August 23

€625 - €975

With Irina Raileanu and Marion Edler-Burke

THE MEDICINE OF BEING IN THE FOREST

Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness.  The Japanese words translate into English as “Forest Bathing.”. What we see by forest therapy is spending time in nature in a way that invites healing interactions. There is a long tradition of this in cultures throughout the world. It’s not just about healing people; it includes healing for the forest too. Here’s just a few guidelines we use to define and practice forest therapy:

  • Setting specific intentions for connecting with nature & using all our senses mindfully: Sight, Smell, Hearing & Touch to actively communicate with the land and all beings, including animals & plants.
  • Each session lasts around 3 to 4 hours, it’s not a hike, this is about will observing & taking notes, immerse ourselves in the magical experience without being rushed.
  • We learn to let the land and its messages penetrate into our minds and hearts more deeply.

Also, a New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle & a fresh start. This is your chance to plant seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. This is a time to create the opportunities and mindsets you wish in your life, a time to create sacred space for yourself. Our 6 day New Moon retreat is about choice for yourself, a place where an energetic yoga practice & meditation clears your aura of negative emotions and brings back shine in your life.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Twice Daily yoga  & meditation sessions
  • Sacred New Moon Ceremony & meditation practice
  • Intention setting Fire Ceremony
  • Two different yoga teachers
  • Introduction to yoga philosophy and health coaching
  • Enjoy hiking, nature & forest walks
  • Chakra Balancing Nutrition: 3 Daily healthy vegan & vegetarian meals all organic and local produce
  • 5 nights accommodation in boutique rooms with en-suite bathrooms and glorious mountain views
  • Daily Chakra Balancing Superfood Juice & Smoothies
  • Group activities, cinema & library, creative arts & crafts
  • Unlimited Jacuzzi Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Optional Spa Massage Therapy & Salt Herbal Bath Soak Rituals
  • Pick up & Drop Off to & from Brasov City
  • Integrative Medicine & Nutrition support from Resident Medical Doctors.

Skill level

Beginner & Intermediate

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RETREAT PROGRAM

Day 1 Arrival Day

16.00PM – 18.00PM Arrival & Registration & first chakra juice + Centre Tour

18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice

19.30PM – 20.30PM Candlelit Dinner & Fire Pit

21.00PM – Optional Group Activity*

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DAY 2, 3, 4, 5 Full retreat Days

7.00AM – Wake Up

7.30AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice

9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast

10.30AM – 13.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*

13.00PM – 14.00PM Lunch

14.00PM – 18.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*

16.00PM – 17.00PM Optional Yoga or Meditation Workshop*

18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice

19.30PM – 20.30PM Dinner

21.00PM – Optional Group Activity*

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DAY 6 Departure Day

7.00AM – Wake Up

7.30AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice

9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast

13.00AM – 11.30AM Closing Circle & Departure

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GOOD TO KNOW

  • All ages are welcome as participants.
  • Accommodation is in individual bedrooms on a single or double occupancy ( friends or a couple sharing a large queen bed)
  • We provide all Yoga Mats & Props just bring an open mind.
  • Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable if you plan to go walking in nature please bring warm clothing & waterproof shoes.
  • Morning Practice consists of 90 minutes of yoga asana & pranayama and 30 minutes sitting meditation or chanting. Morning practice is followed by a daily chakra balancing juice before breakfast.
    Evening Practice consists of 60 minutes of yoga and pranayama and 30 minutes sitting meditation.
  • Optional Evening Group Activities include Movie Nights, Group Games, Hang Out Nights, Live Musicians both Local Folk & Kirtan Chanting Nights.
  • 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.
  • Optional Yoga & Meditation Workshops. Daily we have a workshop dedicated to improving practice which is booked & paid for separately for those that want to further their practice or maybe set a personal practice flow this may include Yoga Alignment Workshop, Acroyoga, Kundalini or Thai Massage Workshop.
  • 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 R/E.TREAT. This is YOUR time.
  • Optional Activities whilst at AKASHA R/E.TREAT are:
    • DIY Corner: Make your own Mandala Paintings, Dreamcatcher, Art. We encourage you to be creative during R/E.TREAT and maybe explore skills you never knew you had.
    • Skiing in the winter we can assist with transport to the nearest skiing slope 30min away.
    • Horse Riding with local trained horses
    • Hiking in the mountains and local valleys
    • Nutrition & Lifestyle Medical Screening with the Resident Medical Advisor.

TEACHERS

IRINA RAILNEAU
Ashtanga | Vinyasa Flow | Yin In her “previous life” Irina ran a travel startup in London and since then has travelled to India & beyond in search of a dedicated yoga & meditation community in line with her spiritual values. As with most people her journey in yoga did not start as a result of a balanced lifestyle, whilst living in London it became apparent that something was missing and so she begun to practice yoga 8 years ago in her local studio. This was the first seed of thought that made her realise her body is her temple and the impact that a 90 min class had on her physical and mental wellbeing was hugely beneficial. The practice of Yoga gave her the courage to discover more about herself and the world and so she packed a bag and went travelling for 2 years. Her mission was and is to live life in the moment. From practicing yoga on the beach in Goa to remote villages in Cambodia, to traditional ashrams and discovering Ayurveda in Kerala, to meditation with Buddhist Monks in Tibet and hiking the Himalayas, her journey inspired her to see beyond what she has always…
MARION EDLER-BURKE
Nature Therapy Guide In Ireland Marion settled in Ireland in 1988 after leaving Germany to find a place to follow her dreams of a more natural and fulfilling lifestyle, at what has since become Crann Og Eco Farm in Ireland. Marion started developing Crann Og as it is today after being joined by her partner Flor Burke in 1998. Together they started the vision of Crann Og in 1999. Marion’s skills encompass the areas of nature, education, health and creativity with the natural world. Today Marion is Crann Og’s busiest instructor.  Marion is a mother of two adult children and a grandmother of two. Education & Teaching Marion completed her degree in Social Pedagogy in 1986 in the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, encompassing social education including sociology, politics, psychology, philosophy, as well as introduction into music, sports & art therapies Marion has been a contributor to the local community since 1990, working as a volunteer at the Orchard Centre Gort for two years and then commencing Yoga Teacher Training in the Satyananda Yoga Centre Galway in 1994. She started teaching yoga in 1996 in Gort, Ennis, Tulla and Kinvara. She has been teaching yoga ever since and has completed the additional training…

Details

Start:
August 18
End:
August 23
Cost:
€625 - €975
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Website:
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Venue

Akasha Wellness Retreat
187 str Principala,
Sat Pestera, Moieciu 507136 Romania
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Phone:
+40 (0) 733 274 242
Website:
https://www.akasharetreat.com