Live, Laugh & Love - Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Tracy AleksicHegymagas - Balaton Highlands, Hungary
24– 29 Jun, 2020
About the retreat
Join master yoga teacher and healing artist: Tracy “Sarvani” Aleksic for a unique experience in Hungary, one of the last hidden secrets of Europe. We will be hosted by a small 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 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.
PHOTOS FROM OUR 2019 RETREAT:
- Daily yoga and meditation guided by Sarvani
- 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: Andrea Fórizs
- Travel arrangements
- Travel insurance
Early Bird Price (till the 30th of September 2019)
- 3.200 € for accommodation in shared double room
- Deposit: 800€
Tracy Aleksic, E-R.Y.T.500 is an experienced yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance educational provider
(YACEP), Thai massage therapist, and studying Yoga Therapist (C-I.A.Y.T.) who travels the
world and inspires people to embody their fullest potential.
She weaves anatomical focus, emotional balance, and energy awareness intermingled with a
playfulness using movement as medicine.
Tracy created her nomadic business Pop Up Yoga Studio to host nourishing Food, Wine, and
Wellness Retreats in beautiful locations around the world. Join her Online for a class or
individual support. She is motivated to inspire your healing and transformation.
Tracy’s background: Tracy found the practice of Yoga in her late teens to help manage stress.
From that first class, she was hooked for life! Once she became a certified Yoga teacher, she
gained teaching experience by co-founding Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease at the Barrow
Neurological Institute, rehabilitating professional bodybuilders through Hatha and Yin Yoga
practices and offering Holistic Health practices to treatment-resistant psychiatric patients. She
studied prenatal Thai massage in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to
further study Thai massage therapy and reflexology at the Thai Massage Shivagakomarpaj
School. This education allowed her to safely manipulate the physical body to alleviate pain and
discomfort. Time and experience have proven that Yoga is a potent elixir for the Body, Mind, and
Soul. It can be adapted for everybody.
Tracy is a mama, teacher, author, speaker, and explorer. She resides with her family in
southern California. Subscribe to her newsletter to stay connected: www.tracyaleksic.com
Details of program (24 – 29 June, 2020)
24 June – Wed
12:00 transfer from Budapest
18:00 Welcome meditation
19:00 Welcome dinner
25 June – Thu
10:00 Visit in Cave Lake Tapolca
19:00 Wine Dinner
26 June – Fri
10:00 Sailing in Balaton
Snacks & Wine on boat
27 June – Sat
10:30 Wine Tasting in Folly Arborétum
28 June – Sun
10:30 Wine Tasting in Hegymagas (2H Winery)
29 June – Mon
Transfer to Budapest
Our retreat will be hosted by Bencze
Hegymagas is a beautiful village located on the north shore of Lake Balaton. Surrounded by volcanic hills, the soil plays an important part in growing extraordinary grapes and wines. Most of St George Hill is organic, with vegetables and fruits growing all around the village. Around the hill, there are plenty of running and hiking routes, and volcanic rock formations worth a visit.
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.
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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