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Akasha Wellness Retreat

Pestera, Romania

Akasha Wellness Retreat is a center for conscious living offering yoga and meditation retreats in Transylvania, Romania throughout the year, and in Goa, India.

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6 Days Transylvanian Wine Tasting, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat

Apr 6-11 | Jul 6-11 | Nov 30-Dec 5 , 2018

Speaks English

from US$570

Great

Based on 17 reviews
from US$570
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 17 reviews
Limited availability
3 people currently interested

Great

Based on 17 reviews

Speaks English

from US$632

Great

Based on 17 reviews
from US$632
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 17 reviews

Instructors 1

Irina Raileanu

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Irina has a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate after studying Ashtanga yoga at Kranti Yoga School in Patnem, India, and teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa and modified Ashtanga classes. 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, Irina's journey inspired her to see beyond what she has always known of yoga as the physical practice but that of an integrated lifestyle.

Reviews 17

  • Alexia Emmanoulopoulou Great Britain

    November 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    Everything was great, the atmosphere, facilities, food, location, schedule, yoga and people!

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  • Julia Sjöholm Sweden

    November 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    The location and the friendly staff, the rooms and Alex, the yoga instructor.

    Classes were 60min instead of 90 as promised. No horseback riding was offered. They didnt offer massagetherapy according to their website.

  • Teresa Thomas Great Britain

    August 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    loved the yoga, staff, food and retreat in general

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  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    - excellent staff, always willing to help and made the place feel like a second home

    - great yoga teacher, passionate and full of fun

    - good wholesome vegan food made from local ingredients

    - nothing! We had 6/7 people in our group and the yoga room was perfect, not too crowded. It would feel a bit cramped if there were more people.

  • Anonymous

    May 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    Location, Yoga, Sauna, food.

    Needed more group activities to be integrated during the retreat.

  • Lauren Kriwald Great Britain

    May 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    The chalet is gorgeous with stunning mountain views. The rooms were finished thoughtfully and with attention to detail - very comfortable and calm feel.

    The team looking after us (inc. great yoga teachers) were friendly and did everything they could to ensure we had a great stay. The vegan food was super tasty and meeting so many different people in a relaxed environment led to having some long-into-the-night chats and memorable moments. Eg hot tub night!

    The yoga retreats website said the hot tub was available every day whereas it was only one for 1 day and that there'd be a fire pit night which happened indoors instead.

  • Hanna Teshome Great Britain

    April 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    The location is great - wonderful views. The activities were well planned. The food was amazing. The warmth and energy of all the people at the retreat was incredible. The hosts went out of their way to make sure all of your needs were met and they made you feel welcome.

    The yoga studio is not as spacious as I expected it to be but the instructors worked around that issue quite well.

  • Sita Willemse Netherlands

    April 2017, BookCulinaryVacations

    De sfeer is relaxt, alle mensen van het retreat (eigenaresse, kok, masseuse en yoga docenten) waren erg betrokken en behulpzaam. Kamers fijn en schoon. Eten heerlijk en gevarieerd (ook goed toegankelijk voor niet-veganisten)

    Yoga lessen waren leerzaam en prettig door vakkundige docenten

    Fijne sauna en hottub

    Maar het meeste nog heb ik genoten van het landschap en het wandelen in de adembenemende berglandschappen van Roemenië, vergezeld door de drie lieve honden van het retreat. Overal waar je kijkt is het prachtig, overal zijn dieren. Fantastische week gehad, echt een aanrader

    Het enige nadeel was dat er halverwege onze week ineens een andere groep mensen kwam, dat maakte de sfeer onveilig.

    Dit hebben we besproken met de leiding, voor hun was dit de eerste keer dat ze dit probeerden. En het was geen succes, dus dat gaan ze ook niet meer doen.

  • Tamilla

    BookYogaRetreats website

    It is an absolutely beautiful location, very cozy house to spend long hours in just “being”. I am very grateful to attentive and welcoming Daniela and Irina, inspiring and knowledgeable yoga teachers Alysia and Simon, wonderful masseur and singer Mario, the guests, the dogs who made my stay just amazing. I will definitely come back.

  • Katie United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I highly recommend Transylvania to you all such a beautiful region of Romania and in particular whilst there a stay at Akasha Wellness Retreat. I have been treated to a magical stay there for my birthday, fantastic yoga sessions, such warmth, and hospitality and with delicious food and panoramic views to take your breath away. I am homeward bound feeling like new. Thank you, Irina Raileanu and Daniella.

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  • Julia Ireland

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    No idea where to start as the whole experience was amazing from the warm welcome, right through to the fond farewell. Spectacular setting, delightful decor, fantastic food, super selection of spa therapies, and last, but not least, yummy yoga! (Sorry, couldn't think of an appropriate 'y' word!).

    The team at Akasha are truly fabulous - each and every one of them are super friendly and knowledgable, so don't be put off by either the location, or your own perception of your yoga abilities ... this retreat is easy and safe to get to by public transport and caters to all levels ... even those who are new to the mat.

    No need to worry about going hungry - you won't! The food is vegetarian,mainly vegan, and is so tasty and plentiful you'll be glad to spend most of your time in lycra and leisure gear (no tight waistbands!).kasha Wellness Retreat is a true gem ... well thought out and very well managed. No need to say more! Just go there!! You will not regret it!!! Cannot recommend this place highly enough

  • Vasilica United Kingdom

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    My husband and I spent a week at the Akasha Wellness Retreat. We loved it there. The retreat is situated in this beautiful area, on top of a hill. The view is amazing and it's very peaceful. The food was very good and very healthy. I loved waking up to the sound of the gong every morning and starting my day with yoga. The schedule was perfectly balanced, there was time enough for leisure, but you didn't have time to get bored. I loved the different kind of yoga, the meditation workshop, the gong bath, all of it. And if that wasn't enough to help you relax, you could get an amazing massage or just go from the hot tub to the sauna and back. The view from the sauna was something else...

    I highly recommend it. I was feeling very relaxed and full of energy at the end of my stay there. Wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Stephanie

    Akasha Wellness Retreat website

    My mom, sister and I spent a lovely 6 days at Akasha - the views from the retreat are breathtaking with rolling hills and mountain views. We went on lovely walks and visited Bran castle one of the days which Daniela and Irina were happy to organise for us. We were lucky to just have one other guest staying during our retreat and we really got to know Irina, Daniela, Claire, Matt, Wendy and Mario - everyone was so warm and kind. The yoga was fantastic and the teachers a really high standard. We had a fun acro yoga workshop during our stay as well as ashtanga yoga. The food was fantastic - healthy and delicious! We had lovely massages and spa treatments during our stay. All in all we couldn't have asked for more and came home feeling healthy, energized and relaxed. Thanks Akasha crew.

  • Dani Romania

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    Amazing experience in a really great setting.

    The area is just perfect with all the mountains surrounding the retreat. A very warm and friendly atmosphere, it feels like home, with Daniela as the kind and welcoming host and Irina supervising and keeping us fit with the walks around the area. The food is excellent and gives you the right idea about living a healthy life. Whilst in most detox centres they focus on eating less and you tend to often feel famished, here they teach you not to eat less but how to keep your eating healthy. Thank you Nicoleta for your great cooking!

    The yoga teachers are great (I have learned a lot to help me improve my asanas) and they even give you the basic teaching for yoga. Thank you Claire! Thank you Matt!

    The massages I took with Wendy, who is for sure related to Peter Pan :), kept me going every day through my yoga classes. Yes I mean she is great! Thank you Wendy!

    I am already missing you all and my daily training and miss the 3 dogs - Luna, Bursuc and Tony, the 3 puppy dogs (to be adopted if/when Irina is ready to let them go) and Beasley the cat. Thank you all for helping me recharge my batteries! Namaste! I am most probably coming back in the near future!

  • Stephanie Ireland

    Akasha Wellness Retreat

    My mom, sister and I spent a lovely 6 days at Akasha - the views from the retreat are breathtaking with rolling hills and mountain views. We went on lovely walks and visited Bran castle one of the days which Daniela and Irina were happy to organise for us. We were lucky to just have one other guest staying during our retreat and we really got to know Irina, Daniela, Claire, Matt, Wendy and Mario - everyone was so warm and kind. The yoga was fantastic and the teachers a really high standard. We had a fun acro yoga workshop during our stay as well as ashtanga yoga. The food was fantastic - healthy and delicious! We had lovely massages and spa treatments during our stay. All in all we couldn't have asked for more and came home feeling healthy, energized and relaxed. Thanks Akasha crew :)

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