Live, Laugh & Love – Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Hungary with Tracy Aleksic
27 July – 3 August, 2019
Live, laugh and love!
|27 July – Sat||28 July – Sun||29 July – Mon||30 July – Tue||31 July – Wed||1 Aug – Thu||2 Aug – Fri||3 Aug – Sat|
|15:00 check-in||breakfast||breakfast||breakfast||trip to Budapest||breakfast||breakfast||10:00 check-out|
|19:00 welcome dinner||discovering Balatonfüred||wine tour Balaton||cycling tour||wine tour Somló||excursion|
- daily yoga and meditation guided by Sarvani
- exclusivity in our beautiful retreat house in historic Balatonfüred near Lake Balaton and full access to the facilities
- breakfast everyday
- some lunches and dinners
- a guided bicycle tour around Lake Balaton
- transportation to/from airport in Budapest, wine tasting tours in the Balaton and Somló regions, and a tour to and around Budapest guided by: Andrea Fórizs.
- travel arrangements.
ABOUT THE YOGA TEACHER
Hi my name is Tracy. I invite you to join me in gorgeous Lake Balaton and Budapest, Hungary for daily alignment-based Hatha practices, soothing Yin practices, guided pranayama, meditation, and enlightening workshops on my Live, Laugh, and Love Retreat. Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a studying Yoga Therapist, experienced Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance educational provider, therapeutic and prenatal Thai massage therapist, foot reflexologist, trauma release facilitator, and author and co-director of the Bright Yoga 200-hour YTT Program. I enjoy inspiring my students to embody their fullest potential! I began my yogic studies in 1998 and received my 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teaching certifications in 2004. Currently, I’m completing my 1000-hour Yoga Therapy program. I weave anatomical focus, emotional balance, and energy awareness, intermingled with a playfulness using movement as medicine. I’ve traveled around the world studying various meditation and spiritual traditions, which I incorporate into my soul revitalizing and transformative yoga-adventure retreats. On this retreat you will experience the yoga styles and practices that I mentioned above in a beautiful setting complimented by excursions throughout the week. All-levels welcome. I’ll do my best to serve the needs of the group. I look forward to meeting you!
In my free time, I enjoy playing in the ocean, reading on the beach, climbing mountains, attending art exhibits, and dancing with my daughter.
ABOUT THE “LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE” RETREAT
Join master yoga teacher and healing artist: Tracy “Sarvani” Aleksic for a unique experience in Lake Balaton and Budapest, Hungary. This is not your standard yoga retreat. This intimate yoga-adventure will remind you to Live, Laugh, and Love! It’s an experience designed to excite the senses, an opportunity to create balance, enrich your life, connect with yourself and others, and become vibrant.
VENUE – TRADITIONAL VILLAGE HOUSE IN BALATONFÜRED
The house has recently been refurbished, but is an old traditional village home. Typical of the area. The location is very quiet, but within walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets. It has 4 double rooms with a private bathroom and 2 apartments with 2 rooms each. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and a bathroom. There is a yoga room for indoor classes.
In addition, Hungary is renowned for their thermal spas. Budapest alone sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs, and ‘taking the waters’ has been a part of everyday life there since people walked in togas.
You will have plenty of free time to explore and enjoy yourself!
DESTINATION – HUNGARY
You fly to Budapest International Airport (BUD) which is the capital of beautiful Hungary.
“It’s beautiful here. They said that of course, that Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.”you can bear living in the paradise, then come to Mallorca.” – Anthony Bourdain
Stunning architecture, vital folk art, thermal spas and Europe’s most exciting capital after dark are Hungary’s major drawing cards.
Hungary’s scenery is more gentle than striking. But you can’t say the same thing about the built environment across the land. Architecturally Hungary is a treasure trove, with everything from Roman ruins and medieval townhouses to baroque churches, neoclassical public buildings and art nouveau bathhouses and schools. And we’re not just talking about its capital, Budapest. Walk through Szeged or Kecskemét, Debrecen or Sopron and you’ll discover an architectural gem at virtually every turn. Indeed, some people go out of their way for another glimpse of their favourites, such as the Reök Palace in Szeged or the Mosque Church in Pécs.
Hungarians have been ‘taking the waters’ supplied by an estimated 300 thermal springs since togas were all the rage and Aquincum was the Big Smoke. They still do – for therapeutic, medicinal and recreational purposes – but the venues have changed somewhat. Today they range from authentic bathhouses dating from the Turkish occupation and art nouveau palaces to clinical sanatoriums straight out of a Thomas Mann novel. More and more though, you’ll see clear chlorinated waters in organically shaped pools that bubble, squirt and spurt at different rhythms and temperatures alongside requisite wellness centres offering a myriad of treatments.
Hungarian food remains the most sophisticated style of cooking in Eastern Europe. Magyars even go so far as to say there are three essential world cuisines: French, Chinese and their own. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but Hungary’s reputation as a food centre dates largely from the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th and, despite a fallow period under communism, their cuisine is once again commanding attention. So too are the nation’s world-renowned wines – from the big-bodied reds of Eger and Villány and white olaszrizling from Badacsony to honey-sweet Tokaj.
Hungary has one of the richest folk traditions still alive in Europe. With exquisite folk paintings found on the walls and ceilings of the tiny wooden churches of the Bereg region and the wonderful embroidery that the women of Hollókő stitch to decorate smocks, skirts and slippers, this is often where the country comes to the fore artistically. Traditional music, played on a five-tone diatonic scale on a host of unusual instruments, continues to thrive as well, especially at táncházak (‘dance houses’) – peasant ‘raves’ where you’ll hear Hungarian folk music and to learn to dance too.
WELCOME TO BALATONFÜRED