Itinerary

This retreat near Dracula’s Castle and in the middle of the Carpathian Mountains will give you a unique opportunity to relax. The mountains are not manicured, fenced, and off limits. When you go hiking, you just go. You will leave behind all the worries, frustrations, and the modern world and walk into the wild, along paths and old villages, with the spirit of the ancient Carpathian Mountains.

This retreat is open to everyone. However, if you have trouble running or hiking a few miles, it would be better to skip this one. Otherwise, you may prefer to sit out on the difficult hiking sessions and participate in the ones more accessible to you. You will be out in nature most of the day.

Alexandra will be taking you through some wonderful places in and around Bran Village for natural movement fitness training, hiking, and tourism. She will emphasize basic yet challenging mindful movements, particularly ground movement with amazing benefits for overall mobility and stability, among other physical activities.

Day 1

At 15:00, you will be picked up at Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) to arrive at the inn around 21:00.

Day 2

In the morning, there will be hiking and guided meditation for approximately two hours in a nearby forest. At noon, you will visit Dracula’s Castle in Bran Village. Finally, in the afternoon, there will be natural movement fitness fundamentals coaching to develop your body and turn your weak points into strengths in the nearby forest.

Day 3

Today, you will enjoy an all-day hike in the mountains, coaching, and guided meditation at the top and the end of the hike. Food will be provided for picnic breaks.

Day 4

In the morning, there will be a mobility and flexibility class in the garden. You will stretch with yoga and Tai Chi type movements and practice guided meditation for relaxation. At noon, there will be some time for touristic activities.

In the afternoon, there will be an obstacle and assault course in the forest. You will run through the forest, crawl under branches, jump over obstacles, and lift and throw logs. A mindfulness exercise is planned for the end of the lesson and the end of the retreat.

Day 5

At 06:00, you will have an early breakfast before returning to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP).