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Yoga & Wellness Holidays in Bulgaria

Yoga & Walking in the Rila Mountains

Balkan Trek's unique and inspirational yoga holiday in Bulgaria's Rila Mountains is aimed at anyone seeking peace, relaxation and balance far away from the contemporary day-to-day stresses of modern life. This yoga holiday in Bulgaria combines daily yoga and meditation practices with wonderful walking amongst the highest peaks of the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria's most sacred mountain range. Indeed, a fundamental part of our daily meditations and yoga practices will be performed whilst walking through the heart of the mountains themselves, amongst the breathtaking landscapes of the Seven Rila Lakes (Sedemte Ezera) region where the beautiful nature and mountains themselves will provide both invigorating energy and an all-encompassing peace and calm. At the end of this yoga holiday, we will also spend a day in and around the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is one of the main pilgrimage and spiritual centres in Bulgaria. Here, we will be able to visit an isolated cave that was once home to the hermit monk Ivan Rilski, and find additional inspiration and relaxation amidst the surrounding ancient beech forests.

Yoga Holiday in the Rila Mountains

Yoga & Wellness Holidays in Bulgaria

Yoga Holiday in Rila Mountains

Yoga holiday in Rila Mountains

Holiday Highlights

- Revitalizing yoga and meditation practices amongst the sacred peaks and shimmering glacial lakes of the Rila Mountains.

- Soul-lifting and invigorating walks through stunning mountain landscapes.

- A closeness to and awareness of the magnificent natural world of the Rila, including observation of its unique flora and fauna.

- A pilgrimage to the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World heritage Site, and a spiritual and cultural centre for the Bulgarian nation.

- Delicious traditional Bulgarian vegetarian cuisine.

- A highly experienced, qualified and truly inspirational yoga instructor.

- An enthusiastic, qualified, knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic mountain guide.

NB: Unlike many other yoga & wellness holiday companies in Bulgaria who attempt to cut costs by making their guides have to double up as drivers, we employ separate professional drivers with licensed vehicles for all our yoga & wellness holidays in Bulgaria as we believe it is not only safer to have a driver fully focused on the road, but also allows our guides to concentrate fully on looking after you!

Further Inspiration

Each day of this yoga holiday begins at sunrise with a morning meditation at our hotel. Then later in the day, as we explore on foot the very heart of the Rila Mountains, we will undertake our yoga practices beside sparkling waterfalls and jewel like lakes, sacred sites that are in perfect harmony with the different chakras we will be performing from both Hatha and Kundalini yoga. 

Our yoga practices will start with a series of pawanmuktasana postures, that help to loosen up joints and make the muscles more supple, as well as coordinating breath and movement. These are followed by a set of basic asanas performed for general health and balance. Different breathing techniques will be applied to harmonize the pranic body, the network of nerve channels carrying the vital force to each and every cell and organ infusing them with life and dynamism. At the end of our sessions there will be a deep relaxation practice, known as yoga nyidra or yogic sleep – a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.

Each evening, back at our hotel, we will have a final meditation session, before enjoying a healthy vegetarian dinner.

Further Information

If you are interested in a tailor-made yoga and wellness holiday in Bulgaria's Rila Mountains, then please email Balkan Trek with more details of your own special requirements and plans, and we will be happy to design and organize for you the perfect yoga and wellness holiday in the Rila Mountains!

Responsible Tourism Promise

All our yoga & wellness holidays in Bulgaria are operated in accordance with our strict Responsible Tourism Policy, ensuring that the yoga holidays we offer in the Rila Mountains are not only of the highest quality but also help preserve the Rila Mountains' natural and cultural heritage!