Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Romania

Do you need rest? Do you want some time away from the stresses of modern life, while connecting to nature, yourself and others? My yoga & hiking retreat might be just for you. Read on if you want to learn more!

Save the date: 17-23 June! 📆
From Sat 17- Fri 23 June 2023, I will be organizing a fully-catered Yoga & Hiking Retreat in the village of Măgura, nestled in the glorious hills between the Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountains. In this nourishing environment, you will get treated to a full week of mountain goodness.

The retreat at a glance 👀
What? A fully-catered yoga & hiking retreat
Where? Villa Hermani guesthouse in Măgura, near Brașov
When? 17-23 June 2023
Who for? A small group of like-minded people (min. 8, max. 12)

Yoga sessions 🧘
The amazing Simona Fironda, yoga teacher at Organic Movement, will be guiding us again during the yoga sessions. We will be doing hatha yoga mostly, but Simona will throw into the mix whatever she senses we require. Some days we’ll do more dynamic yoga, at other times we’ll soften into yin poses. We will also focus on pranayama & breathwork. Occasionally we’ll also do yoga during our hikes!

Hikes 🥾
I’ve handpicked six beautiful and very different hikes for you. You’re expected to have a reasonably good level of fitness and some hiking experience to be able to join these hikes. Here they are:

🌄 Hike up Tâmpa hill in Brașov | ↔️ ± 7 km ↕️ ± 350 m
🌄 Hike around the villages of Măgura (1080m) and Peștera | ↔️ ± 11 km ↕️ ± 400 m
🌄 Alpine hike in the Bucegi Mountains (up to 2181m) | ↔️ ± 17 km ↕️ ± 1100 m
🌄 Hike to Bran Castle from Măgura | ↔️ ± 7 km ↕️ ± 400 m
🌄 Hike into the Zărnești gorges and to Cabana Curmatura (Piatra Craiului); optional extension to Piatra Mica (1816m) | ↔️ ± 14 km ↕️ ± 650 m / ↔️ ± 15 km ↕️ ± 1000 m
🌄 Hike to a small hermitage on the other side of the Piatra Craiului, after a ride on a horse-drawn cart

What’s included?
✨ six nights at Villa Hermani (single or double room)
✨ half board plus packed lunch, all diets catered for
✨ daily guided yoga sessions
✨ six day hikes
✨ transfer by mini bus from Brașov to Măgura and back
✨ transfers to & from the trailheads (one by horse & cart!)

✨ Single room: 1170 EUR
✨ Double room: 1080 EUR
✨ Camping :  €950
Want to camp? Please bring your own tent. All other services such as meals are included in the price. 

You can also choose to camp in your own tent, but I’m still negotiating the price for that. Let me know if this is an option you are interested in. Payment happens in two instalments: a deposit of 300 EUR; the remainder can be paid at a later stage.

I’ll be working with a basic package that’s the same for everyone, to keep the costs down. You can add some extras if you want though: bear watching 🐻, a visit to Bran Castle, a personal development workshop, an acro yoga workshop 🤸, a massage, some time in the sauna… I can also organize some extra days of hiking after the retreat for you. I’ll update you on all these options later!

Sign up
Do you want to secure your spot? Please reply to this email to let me know you are in! I will then send you a confirmation email with a signup form and payment details. A detailed programme will also follow. Your registration is only valid after you’ve paid a deposit of 300 EUR. The sooner you register, the better: space at Villa Hermani is limited, so the retreat might fill up fast! Please sign up by 10 March at the latest.

What A back-to-basic yoga & hiking retreat
Where Măgura, in the hills between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains
When 17-23 June 2023
Who A small group of like-minded people (max. 12)

From Sat 17- Fri 23 June 2023, I will be organizing a fully-catered Yoga & Hiking Retreat in the village of Măgura, nestled in the glorious hills between the Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountains. In this nourishing environment, you will get treated to a full week of mountain goodness.

We will go hiking in the hills around Măgura, in the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the Bucegi Mountains… And do yoga every day, of course – both indoors and on the trail! Other highlights:

You can read the full programme here.

Want to join? Please drop me a line at janneke[at] and I’ll get back in touch. Interested, but not 100% sure yet? You can still reserve a spot!

Why join a yoga & hiking retreat?

Over the years, I’ve learned that spending time in the mountains of Romania brings me joy like nothing else. This is where I recover from the crazy demands modern life imposes on me; where I rest and digest; where I become myself. Over the past decade or so, I’ve been through a lot: burnout, depression, health issues, discovering I’m a highly sensitive person and an introvert… Learning to adjust and listen is an ongoing journey. Listening to others, I’ve realized that I’m far from alone: so many of us crave peace & quiet, connection, acceptance, freedom to be our true selves. That’s why I decided to start creating yoga & hiking retreats in the hills, mountains and countryside of Romania. The first one in September 2022 went really well, so I’m doing it again!

What are your needs?

The idea is simple. I want to bring a small group of like-minded people together in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I know. Together, we will go on hikes, do yoga sessions, have plenty of free time, and enjoy our surroundings. To organize the perfect retreat that suits everyone’s needs, I have created a questionnaire to learn about your interests, personality and needs. If you’re interested in joining the retreat, please fill out the questionnaire here. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and leaves you under no obligation whatsoever.

Sense & Simplicity

Your feedback will help me organize the perfect retreat. Now I know there are a lot of luxurious and expensive yoga retreats out there, but that’s not my style. I strongly believe that connecting with nature, yourself and others does not have to break the bank. Sense and simplicity will do. Truth is, we don’t all have buckets of money to spend, but we all need to be happy and healthy in order to thrive. I promise I will keep the retreats as affordible as possible (without selling myself short).

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