Live, Laugh & Love - Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Tracy AleksicHegymagas - Balaton Highlands, Hungary
About the retreat
- 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
- Travel arrangements
- 1.900 € for accommodation in shared double room
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.
Details of program (27 July – 3 August, 2019)
27 July – Mon
19:00 Welcome dinner
28 July – Mon
29 July – Mon
Wine tour Balaton
30 July – Tue
31 July – Wed
Trip to Budapest
1 Aug – Thu
Wine tour Somló
2 Aug – Fri
3 Aug – Sat
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!
“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.
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)
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.