Deep Connect Nature Retreat September 2019

Thursday 12th - Monday 16th of September 2019

Mountains, yoga and relaxation!

This long leisurely weekend offers a combination of gentle mountain walks, yoga, meditation and relaxation. If you enjoy some activity along with a good dose of relaxation, then this is definitely for you. 

We will guide you on walks through the stunning Carpathian Mountains, we'll bathe in hot thermal springs, swim in the lake, eat delicious nourishing food, and open our hearts letting much love and laughter to flow!

You will be able to visit the historic old spa town of Baile Herculane, which hosted many of Europe’s King and Queens who came to enjoy the quality of the air and the therapeutic thermal waters. While some buildings still rest in a beautiful opulent decadence, the old town is now being beautifully restored to its former glory. 

Or if you are in need for some time to just be, this is here for you too. Chilling by the pool sipping a green juice or swinging in the hammock is just as much encouraged as climbing a mountain.

Every day varies, some are for deep relaxation and others for exploration; here is a sample day from our programme:

  • 8am Wake up, open your door and look out over the lake and mountains. Take the deepest breath ever, filling your lungs with fresh mountain air. Grab a tea, coffee or glass of spring water. 
  • 8:30am Mozy on up to the yoga terrace for a session of gentle movement and meditation to embrace the day and set your intentions. 
  • 9:15am A nutritious breakfast is served. Home made gluten free granola, almond milk, a selection of home made compotes, nut butters and raw honey to generously spread over our special gluten free breads. Fruit, yoghurts, freshly made juices, teas and coffees are all laid out and you spend a leisurely hour at the breakfast table getting to know new souls. 
  • 10am Book in for a therapeutic massage, where you choose some sumptuous doTERRA essential oils for your treatment. Lay down and allow healing to manifest.
  • 11am Gather in the outdoor kitchen to fill up your lunch box from an abundant selection of salads. Add in an energy bar for some extra umph!
  • 11:30 Set off for a hike with our amazing guide who will tell us about the area, the fauna and flora and everything else! Fill up your water bottle with cold, fresh spring water from various springs on route.
  • 12:30pm Stop off for a lunch break at the top of the mountain. Enjoy the scenery, take photos and catch your breath! 
  • 2pm Having climbed back down, we head straight for the thermal springs where we soak our tired muscles, relax and enjoy the healing power of water and nature. 
  • Enjoy some time to relax back at Vila Matei.
  • 7:30pm Dinner is served in the outdoor kitchen. All meals are nutritionally balanced to support the varying activities. Mezzes, curries and deserts are all lovingly prepared and shared together. 
  • Free time to chat, draw, journal, sleep...


  • 2 x guided Mountain walks around 2-3hrs return with lots of stops on the way. 
  • Daily Thermal Baths
  • Trip to the Historic spa town of Baile Herculane
  • Essential oils workshop 
  • Cacao Ceremony                                        
  • Grounding Practice
  • Wild swimming
  • Boat trips on the lake
  • Time to Relax!!!


  • 4 nights accommodation with balconies facing the fabulous lake and mountain views
  • Daily Kriya yoga and meditation
  • 1 x 45min therapeutic massage
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian, gluten free meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Juices, fruit and healthy snacks
  • Take home health and wellbeing information
  • Pre-retreat health questionnaire 
  • Online library of healthy recipes
  • Constant access to expert advice throughout the day and evening
  • Swimming pool
  • Fresh spring drinking water 


Set out over three floors, and surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, Vila Matei overlooks a stunning lake and mountains, with terraces to enjoy the views with a cup of tea, a pool to chill by, hammocks and a pontoon by the lake. Plenty of space to be alone or come together with others as you wish. 

Double Room - Private (one available)

Double bedroom with en suite shower room, terrace with lake and mountain views


Double Room - Shared (one available)

Double bedroom with en suite shower room, terrace with lake and mountain views.

Ideal for a couple sharing. 


Suite - Shared

Kingsize double bed, sitting room with sofa bed, en suite shower room, terrace with lake and mountain views. 

2 people sharing


A deposit of £200 is payable to book your place, the remaining balance to be settled 4 weeks before the Retreat start date. 

Additional Costs + Extras

  • Flights to Timisoara Airport with Wizz Air
  • Airport Transfers from Timisoara Airport (£20 one way) 
  • Additional treatments (£25 for 45min)
  • Travel Insurance
  • 1 meal at a restaurant (meals inc drinks cost approx £15pp) 
  • Boat trips (to your discretion)
  • Taxi into town to explore on your own (£5 one way)

What to Pack

  • Sturdy walking boots
  • Walking sticks (optional)
  • Light waterproof jacket
  • 2-3 swimming costumes
  • Travel or lightweight Haman towel
  • Water bottle and lunch box
  • Small backpack
  • Flip flops / swimming shoes / jelly shoes 
  • Torch / head torch

For more information on how to book.


Receive 10% off each when you book together with a friend