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8 Days Spa and Yoga Retreat in Bulgaria

8 Days Spa and Yoga Retreat in Bulgaria

  • Sana Spa Hotel, 1 Beli Brezi Street, 4180 Hisarya, Bulgaria

Rejuvenating Bulgaria Yoga Retreat

Let your body and mind relax on this truly wonderful spa and yoga holiday in Bulgaria. Take care of your well-being, allow yourself plenty of time to rest and rejuvenate. Soak in heavenly hot mineral springs, enjoy revitalizing spa treatments, delicious healthy food, and the gentle practice of yoga. If you are ready to achieve balance in your mind, body, and soul, then this yoga holiday is for you.

Highlights

  • 2 spa treatments
  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Wine tasting at a local winery
  • Free access to the hotel's spa facilities
  • Daily breakfasts and one dinner
  • Guided walking tour of Hisaryа
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Bulgarian, Russian, English
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You will stay at a hotel in Plovdiv upon arrival and at the four-star Sana Spa Hotel in Bulgaria for the rest of the retreat. The hotel, which is set on a leafy property, is a seven-minute walk from the Roman-era South Gate and a 15-minute walk from the Archaeological Museum-Hisar. Relaxing rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and safes. Upgraded rooms and suites have terraces, additional bedrooms, bathrooms, sofa beds, and sitting areas. Room service is available.

Additional amenities include a spa center with indoor and outdoor pools, an a la carte restaurant, a tennis court, air-conditioned rooms, hot tubs, a tiled sauna, and a juice bar. There are also a gym, lobby bar, nursery, and kids' playground.

Spa and yoga are the perfect mixes for a truly rejuvenating holiday. What could be better than combining these two ancient practices, spa, and yoga, for a complete renewal of the body and mind in a place chosen by emperors for its healing properties centuries ago? Bulgaria's gorgeous nature and wonderful climate are only some of the ingredients of this remarkable experience.

From the moment you land at the airport, you will have nothing to sort out your trip but to focus on enjoying and savoring your moments. You will be met at the airport and your comfort throughout your entire stay with Wellness Living will be ensured. This tour is inclusive of a visit to Plovdiv, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe and European Capital of Culture 2019 and the lovely Starosel Wine and Spa Complex where you will tour the winery and taste a selection of fine wines.

If you are willing to deepen your wellness experience even further, Wellness Living will be happy to take you to the heart of the world famous Rose Valley. The tour to Damascena private family rose oil distillery will fully awaken your senses to the beautifying and therapeutic powers of the Bulgarian rose oil, essential oils, and natural cosmetics. May and June are the seasons of rose picking. Taking part in the traditional celebrations during this time is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It is Wellness Living's pleasure to welcome you all! Whether you are a first time, seasoned, or solo traveler, Wellness Living is committed to making this tour a pleasant and memorable experience for you.

Day 1

Upon arrival at Plovdiv Airport (PDV), you will be transferred to your hotel where you check in for one night. If you are not tired from the trip, you can join a short evening walk in the Plovdiv old town followed by a snack and drink at a local bistro.

Day 2

Take your breakfast at the hotel. You will start the day with a guided walking tour of Plovdiv downtown and Plovdiv old town for about two hours. Enjoy your free time for lunch at one of Plovdiv’s cozy restaurants. Your tour leader will be happy to give restaurant recommendations. After lunch, you will depart to Hisarya located 50 kilometers from Plovdiv and about 30 minutes drive. After checking in at the hotel, you are free at leisure and you may spend time at the hotel's spa.

From 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., you will have your afternoon Hatha yoga. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant is at 6:30 p.m.

Day 3

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will have morning Hatha yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, at 10:30 a.m., you will have a guided walking tour of Hisarya for about one hour and 30 minutes. You are free to do extra activities such as massage, spa, leisure walks, and others. Your afternoon Hatha yoga is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Day 4

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will have morning Hatha yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you are free to do extra activities such as massage, spa, leisure walks, and others. At 4:00 p.m., you will visit Starosel Winery and Spa complex for a guided tour of the winery and taste a selection of wines. Water and appetizers are included.

Day 5

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will have morning Hatha yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you'll be free to do extra activities such as massage, spa, leisure walk, and others. Your afternoon Hatha yoga is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Day 6

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will have morning Hatha yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you'll be free to do extra activities such as massage, spa, and leisure walks or you can pay a visit to Damascena private family rose oil distillery in the heart of the world famous Bulgarian Rose Valley (not included in the price). Your afternoon Hatha yoga is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Day 7

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will have morning Hatha yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you'll be free to do extra activities such as massage, spa, leisure walks, and others. Your afternoon Hatha yoga is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Day 8

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will have morning Hatha yoga session followed by breakfast.You'll check out of the hotel at 12:00 p.m. and you will be transferred to Plovdiv Airport (PDV). You are free to do personal activities and explore the city. You will be transferred to Plovdiv Airport (PDV) at least two hours before your flight.

  • Visit Starosel Winery for wine testing
  • Walking tour of Hisarya
  • Walking tour of Plovdiv
  • Irina Dorosieva

    Irina is our well-being travel specialist and all around nature enthusiast. She is passionate advocate of the philosophy of Slow Travel and Sustainable Tourism as alternatives to the traditional form of mass tourism. ​Irina believes that travel is the perfect catalyst for happiness and by far the best way to experience life. Being responsible and caring to the environment and people while travelling is the smallest form of gratitude we can offer in exchange to all life enriching experiences travel gives us back. Usually your main contact person.

  • Elitsa Yorgova

    Elitsa is a graduate of one of the world’s oldest yoga institute Kaivalyadhama, known for its highest standards of yoga teachings and also for its extensive research work on the quantitative contexts of yoga. Since her graduation from Kaivalyadhama in 2009, she has exclusively dedicated herself to teaching yoga, not just as a physical exercise, but as a philosophy and a way of living, something Elitsa deeply embodies. She regularly leads yoga retreats in Bulgaria and abroad at various locations in Greece and India. Elitsa teaches Vinyasa flow yoga with different elements of other yoga styles.

  • Vanya Markova

    (Hatha Yoga)

    Vanya spent years working as a pharmaceutical sales representative. The daily encounter with hospitals and doctors and personal health issues taught her the importance of proactive health maintenance. In a natural transition, Vanya started practicing yoga and studying the effects of food on the body and the impact of thoughts, words, and nature on human's well-being. She learned that with some skills and practice of creating balance in your life, will give you a sense of fulfillment. She wants to bring this knowledge to more people. She is a certified Hatha yoga teacher.

This retreat will take place in Hisarya, Bulgaria.

Nearby places

  • Hisarya center - 300 meters
  • Starosel - 20 kilometers

Daily breakfast and one dinner are included in the price. You will be served healthy Bulgarian cuisine. During the Wine tasting tour the appetizers and water are also included.

You will have plenty of free time during this retreat. You can use the free time to relax by spending some time at the spa, visit cultural sites, visit to Damascena Rose Oil Distillery or do activities of your own choice.

You have two spa treatments included in the price and a large variety of extra spa treatments that are available for an extra fee.

  • 2 spa treatments
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Access to the hotel's spa facilities
  • All ground transportation in a minivan or car
  • Certified yoga instructor
  • Daily breakfast and one dinner
  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Guided walking tour of Hisaryа
  • Guided walking tour of Plovdiv
  • Transfers from and to Plovdiv Airport (PDV)
  • Wine tasting at a local winery including water and appetizers
  • Yoga mat and props
  • Airfare
  • Extras and incidentals
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transfers
  • Tips
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visa fees, if applicable

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Plovdiv Airport (PDV). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Wellness Living will pick you up from the airport.

You can also book your flights to Sofia Airport (SOF). From there, transportation can be arranged at an additional surcharge.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 9 days before arrival.