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 Friday
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 Saturday
In the morning, there will be a stretching and mediation session.
At noon, you will visit Dracula’s Castle in Bran Village.
Finally, late afternoon, there will be natural movement fitness fundamentals coaching to develop your body and turn your weak points into strengths in the nearby forest. We will lift logs and throw rocks, just as a gym workout but more interesting. Everyone works at their own level.
Day 3 Sunday
Today, you will enjoy an all-day hike in the mountains, coaching, and guided meditation at the top and the end of the hike. Water bottles will be provided.
Day 4 Monday
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.
We then have breakfast, relax and visit the village for last minute souvenirs and get ready for departure to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). We will arrive at the airport around 3:00-4:00 pm local time. Please purchase your return tickets for Monday evening.