Live, Laugh & Love Life RetreatHegymagas, Hungary
3 – 8 August, 2021
About the retreat
Join us for a unique yoga and retreat experience in Hungary, one of the last hidden secrets of Europe!
The retreat will be hosted in a small, family owned biodynamic winery, with a superb restaurant and stunning views from the traditional vineyard cottages. This is not a standard yoga retreat. This intimate yoga-adventure, that 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. Take a step out of your comfort zone and join this amazing adventure! Spots are limited to 10 guests to keep it small and familiar.
Our goal is to show you the hidden spots of Hungary and guide you through an experience filled with nature, new tastes, wines, art, and artisans.
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions
- Accommodation in our beautiful retreat house in historic Hegymagas, near Lake Balaton and full access to the facilities
- Breakfast with a view every day
- Lunches and dinners by our award-winning private chef (based on historic Hungarian – Central European cuisine with a contemporary twist)
- The winery’s very own biodynamic wines with each dinner!
- A half-day sailing on Lake Balaton
- Transportation to/from the airport in Budapest
- Two visits to local wineries with tasting
- Half-day trip to Tapolca Cave Lake
- Local guide during the whole trip
- ALL INCLUSIVE Retreat
- 3.200 € shared double room
- 3.700 € single room
The retreat’s objective is to enjoy life and ourselves in a healthy and moderate way. We have contracted an amazing local chef to show us delicacies based on the traditional Hungarian cuisine. All ingredients are organic, locally sourced and healthy. As we will be staying in a biodynamic winery, we will of course taste wines during the whole retreat. All wines are carefully selected, local products.
YOGA & ACTIVITIES
There will be a daily yoga practice to feel good about our body and mind. The yoga and meditation program is built around the theme: love yourself and life! The morning classes will be held on an outdoor yoga platform in the vineyards with unforgettable views!
If you would like to spend more time in Hungary, you can added our 3 day long guided tour packages: Budapest, North-East Hungary: Tokaj, the South: Pécs and Villány.
Andrea is the founder of Breathspiration and a native to Hungary. She will be your host during the retreat. She will share her knowledge about the past and present of the country and make your stay smooth and enjoyable.
Details of program (3 - 8 August, 2021)
3 Aug – Tue
12:00 transfer from Budapest
18:00 Welcome meditation
19:00 Welcome dinner
4 Aug – Wed
10:00 Visit in Cave Lake Tapolca
19:00 Wine Dinner
5 Aug – Thu
10:00 Sailing in Balaton
Snacks & Wine on boat
6 Aug – Fri
10:30 Wine Tasting in Folly Arborétum
7 Aug – Sat
10:30 Wine Tasting in Hegymagas (2H Winery)
8 Aug – Sun
Transfer to Budapest
Our retreat will be hosted by Bencze
There is a beautiful covered yoga platform with views right next to the vineyard for approximately 15 yogis.
The venue has a fine dining restaurant that the group can use exclusively (menu will be designed before the event).
You have access to our biodynamic wine and the village of Hegymagas has numerous wineries with very interesting wines.
Hegymagas is a village at the north shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. It is surrounded by ancient volcanic hills, amazing vineyards, the famous St. George hill with it’s volcanic stone formations and medieval castles. It is easily accessible from all around Europe by car or public transport (train from Budapest). The calm and natural vibe of the area makes it perfect as a yoga retreat location in Hungary or Europe.
You fly to Budapest International Airport (BUD) in the capital of Hungary.
“It’s beautiful here. They said that of course, that Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.” – 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.
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