Live, Laugh & Love - Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Tracy Aleksic

Hegymagas - Balaton Highlands, Hungary

Nights/Days

7/8

Dates

27 Jul – 3 Aug, 2019

Teacher

Tracy Aleksic

Price

€1,900,00

About the 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.

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation guided by Sarvani
  • Exclusivity in our beautiful retreat house in historic Hegymagas, 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

Not included

  • Travel arrangements

Price

  • 1.900 € for accommodation in shared double room

Yoga teacher

Tracy Aleksic, C-I.A.Y.T., RYT500/E-R.Y.T.500 is an internationally renowned experienced yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance educational provider (YACEP), therapeutic and prenatal Thai massage therapist, foot reflexologist, and trauma release facilitator who travels the world and inspires people to embody their fullest potential. She is the author and co-director of the 200-hour Bright Yoga Teacher Training program. Tracy began her yogic studies in 1998 and received her 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teaching certifications through Inner Vision Yoga in Phoenix, Arizona in 2004. This is also where she studied extensively under David Berceli who developed a revolutionary method for stress and trauma recovery. With her experience, she weaves anatomical focus, emotional balance, and energy awareness, intermingled with a playfulness using movement as medicine.
While living in Phoenix, some of Tracy’s early yoga experiences were co-founding Yoga for Parkinson’s disease at the Barrow Neurological Institute, rehabilitating bodybuilders through Hatha and Yin yoga practices, and teaching yoga and holistic practices to psychiatric patients. Their benefits were documented and many of these patients were weaned off their psychotropic medications and taught helpful coping skills. Tracy traveled extensively around the world for several years studying various meditation and spiritual traditions which she incorporates into her teachings. She studied prenatal Thai massage in Montreal, Quebec in 2007 and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to further study Thai massage therapy and reflexology at the Thai Massage Shivagakomarpaj School. Through her solo travels, Tracy volunteered with human trafficking victims in southeast Asia, rode her motorcycle through Laos, down the coast of Vietnam and into Cambodia. In Indonesia, she found a passion for scuba diving. She is well known for creating soul revitalizing and life transformative yoga-adventure retreats around the globe. Her love and wisdom for both travel and yoga are bridged together when she forms a retreat. Tracy knows that yoga is medicine. This is why she is currently enrolled in the International Accreditation School of Yoga Therapy with the Soul of Yoga. She teaches Yin, alignment-based Vinyasa with ashtanga undertones, and a style that she created called Moon/YIN Yoga (Moon salutations blended with yin yoga). Since the birth of her daughter she also offers Prenatal, Postnatal, and Mommy & Me Yoga with Infant Massage. Now a southern California based yoga teacher, Tracy is proud to call Ramona home.

The program

Details of program (27 July – 3 August, 2019)

27 July – Mon

15:00 Check-in

19:00 Welcome dinner

28 July – Mon

Yoga

Breakfast

Discovering Hegymagas

Yoga

29 July – Mon

Yoga

Breakfast

Wine tour Balaton

30 July – Tue

Yoga

Breakfast

Cycling tour

Yoga

31 July – Wed

Breakfast

Trip to Budapest

1 Aug – Thu

Yoga

Breakfast

Wine tour Somló

2 Aug – Fri

Yoga

Breakfast

Excursion

Yoga

3 Aug – Sat

Breakfast

10:00 Check-out

Retreat accommodation

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!

Amenities

Location

Balatonfüred is not only the oldest resort on Lake Balaton’s northern shore, it’s also the most fashionable. In former days the wealthy and famous built large villas on its tree-lined streets, and their architectural legacy can still be seen today. Yes, it’s highly touristy, but it’s an excellent place to base yourself on the lake, with endless lodging and dining options, and a superb tree-lined promenade along the shore where everyone goes for their pre- or postdinner stroll. The town also has the most stylish marina on the lake and is known for the thermal waters of its world-famous heart hospital.

Destination

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.

Things to do (optional)

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing.
Each deposit paid (25% of retreat fee), is a non-refundable registration fee. In case of venue reservation a deposit of 30% has to be payed, that is non-refundable either.
Full refunds, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations, up to 90 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 30% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.
All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk forfeiting their retreat booking.

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