Deep Connect Nature Retreat June 2019

Friday 1st June - Friday 8th June 2019

Hiking, Yoga & Relaxation

This week offers a combination of mountain walks and hikes with very gentle Kriya yoga, meditation and relaxation which will provide you with a full immersion into nature with all her beauty and healing potential. Over the period of a week we will guide you on three stunning hikes through the Carpathian mountains, visiting the  remote village of Inelet, the stunning Vanturatoarea waterfall and a shorter hike to the White Cross overlooking the old town of Baile Herculane. This week is ideal for the explorers with a true sense of adventure. (all hikes and walks weather dependent)

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. 
  • 8:15am Mozy on up to the yoga terrace for a session of gentle movement and meditation to embrace the day and set your intentions. 
  • 9am 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 other 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 (a volunteer mountain rescue) 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.
  • 1pm Stop off for a lunch break at the top of the mountain. Enjoy the scenery, take photos and catch your breath! 
  • 3pm 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...


  • 3 x guided Mountain Hikes varying between 2.5hrs and 6hrs return. 
  • Daily Thermal Baths
  • Trip to the Historic town of Baile Herculane
  • Essential oils spa workshop 
  • Nutrition talk and healthy snack demo
  • Cacao Ceremony                                        
  • Grounding Practice
  • Wild swimming
  • Boat trips on the lake
  • Time to Relax!!!


  • 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
  • A traditional Romanian meal
  • 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 

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
  • 2 meals at restaurants (meals inc drinks cost approx £15pp) 
  • Boat trips (to your discretion)
  • Taxi into town to explore on your own (£5 one way)


Set out over 3 floors, 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. 


  • Kingsize double bed, sitting room with sofa bed, en suite shower room, terrace with lake and mountain views. 7 nights accommodation, 2 people sharing - £695pp
  • Double bedroom with en suite shower room, terrace with lake and mountain views. 7 nights accommodation, 2 people sharing - £595pp / single occupancy £895 

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

Book with a friend and both receive 15% off

What to Pack

  • Sturdy walking boots - essential!!! 
  • Walking sticks
  • 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

Email or call Daniela for more information on how to book.