Plant Based Cooking & Yoga Retreat, Romania

  • Organizer: Akasha Retreat
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 16-October-2020
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Area: Moeciu, Brasov, Romania
  • Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Raw
  • Surrounding area: Forest,Mountain,Close To Nature


Join us for a week of learning how to create variety in your kitchen through plant-based seasonal, wholesome, healthy cooking, principles of Integrative Nutrition, and clean eating.

We will jointly create dishes that can be enjoyed by all which will help you to regain the natural taste which we have lost in our speedy life.


I can't find the right words to describe how wonderful it is. The friendly staff are all experts at what they do and so interesting to get to know. The accommodation, atmosphere, food and scenery is incredible. Walking around and picnicking in the Carpathian Mountains was sublime. If, like me, you've not been to Transylvania before or you've not done much yoga, OMG, you're in for a treat.

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    Irina Raileanu

    Core Subject: Yoga Instructor

    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.Her journey inspired her to see beyond what she has always known of Yoga as the physical practice but that of an integrated lifestyle.


Akasha Wellness Retreat in Transylvania187 Strada PrincipalăPestera, BrasovRomania. Our village is called Pestera and it means "The cave" in Romanian,  named after a beautiful bat cave approx 500m from our center.

The Village is part of the National Park of Piatra Craiului, a majestic chain of mountains & forest valleys that still harbor an abundance of wildlife from bears to mountain goats and more.

7km away is one of the most debated Transylvanian icon, Dracula's castle in Bran. It's an impressive fortified castle with a large heritage & stories to match.

We’ll start each day with sunrise yoga session, breakfast & cooking demonstrations and presentations that on how to form good habits and how to create a healthy home menu for yourself and the whole family.

Plant Based Cooking Course outline:

  • Gluten-Free Vegan Baking
  • Raw Vegan Desserts
  • Nut Milks, Vegan Cheese & Snacks

Get to know your daily basis schedule and get excited to enjoy every second with us.

Day 1 Arrival Day

  • 16.00PM – 18.00PM Arrival & Registration
  • 18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice
  • 19.30PM – 20.30PM Candlelit Dinner 
  • 20.30PM – Opening Circle & Retreat Presentation

DAY 2, 3, 4, 5 Full retreat Days

  • 7.30AM – Wake Up
  • 8.00AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice
  • 9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast
  • 10.30AM – 14.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*
  • 14.00PM – 15.00PM Lunch
  • 15.00PM – 18.00PM Free Time & Spa Therapies*
  • 18.00PM – 19.30PM Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice
  • 19.30PM – 20.30PM Dinner
  • 21.00PM – Optional Group Activity*

DAY 6 Departure Day

  • 7.30AM – Wake Up
  • 8.00AM – 9.30AM Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Practice + Charkra Juice
  • 9.30AM – 10.30AM Breakfast
  • 10.30AM – 11.00AM Closing Circle & Departure

* 3 plant based cooking session by our inhouse chef.

During this retreat, you will stay at Akasha Retreat. Its large open lounge and diner allows all guests, teachers, and friends to come together and socialize, laugh, play, and explore creative pursuits together.

The gorgeous mountain views, garden, and terraces are the kindest gift nature has given them, and they in return offer them to you. Each of the guest bedrooms is special, and has handmade decorative items, a blend of modern romantic with natural elements from the environment.

Private double room

The private rooms can be booked for single use if you prefer to have your own bedroom or for double occupancy if you decide to bring a partner or a friend along.

Twin sharing

These bedrooms are for two guests sharing one room. Some of the twin bedrooms have private balconies and all enjoy beautiful mountain views.

During this retreat, you will be served three organic vegan and vegetarian daily meals. Upon booking your retreat, you will be asked of your diet preferences and Akasha Wellness Retreat can cater for special diets such as lacto or gluten intolerant.

All meals are at set times in the dining area and are shared between all guests and teachers.

You will learn how to combine ingredients to create a plate of goodness, a plate that you can be grateful for, that is good for you and it’s not just another meal.

No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that is plant-based, fresh & healthy.

  • 3 Plant Based Cooking sessions with recipes to take at home.
  • Twice Daily gentle yoga sessions to warm up in the morning and stretch in the evening. Vinyasa & Yin Yoga styles, all classes suitable for beginners & intermediates
  • 3 Daily healthy plant based meals all organic and local produce, nutritionally balanced, varied & delicious!
  • All drinks on retreat, cold pressed juices & smoothies, filtered water & organic detoxifying teas
  • 5 nights accommodation in boutique rooms with en-suite bathrooms and glorious mountain views
  • Introduction to yoga philosophy and practice through dedicated workshops
  • Enjoy hiking, nature & forest walks, reading & relaxing in our common spaces
  • Group activities, cinema & library, creative arts & crafts
  • Unlimited Jacuzzi Hot Tub & Sauna, traditional & infra-red
  • Optional Spa Massage Therapy & Salt Herbal Bath Soak Rituals
  • Group Excursion to Bran Castle. Optional guided tour of Dracula’s Castle ( you cover your entrance fee & transport costs, about €15)
  • Pick up & Drop Off to & from Brasov City

Akasha Wellness Center


ou'll find us in a village called Pestera (the Cave) right in the centre of the beautiful Piatra Craiului National Park. One of the most majestic mountains & unspoilt natural reserves of Romania. Just around the corner you'll see Bran Castle or Bram Stoker's famous Dracula Castle & the mystical Bucegi mountains with it's majestic all natural Sphinx. Some call it "the village in the clouds", and we actually are.

At over 1000m altitude, the landscape here is an ocean of green rolling hills overlooking the Piatra Craiului Massif (2200m). From Akasha there are a number of trekking trails that can lead to near by villages and even to the top of the mountain, the "OM" Peak. You can also visit Cheile Zarnestilor not too far, recognisable in the backdrop scenes of the movie Cold Mountain.

Set in almost an acre of greenland, our boutique and luxurious yoga retreat has 360 degree views over beautiful sloping hills, forests & natural rivers that flow at the bottom of our garden.