Casa Rau, Translyvanis, in winter Yoga and Walking in Translyvania, Romania

Sept 18 -25th 2010

Wake up and look down the valley towards dramatic mountains. Gently greet the day with yoga practice. Spend time walking in the mountains, exploring the culture, or just being still.

Casa de la Rau (Riverside House), our home for the week, has a striking view up the valley to the distant Bucegi mountains. Here we practice and can sample tasty vegetarian versions of traditional food. In the heart of Translyvania, the house sits in the quiet and picturesque Moeciu valley, which winds gently up to the slopes of the Bucegi mountains. Casa de la Rau is a modern house built in traditional style, lying half way up the valley in Cheia. Cheia is a small collection of houses, and in the valley life still follows a traditional pattern, giving an insight into life in the country in Romania.

There is a variety of walks from the house, gentle strolls, harder slogs up to neighbouring villages, or demanding hikes up to the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului tops. The Moeciu valley is a short distance from Bran, home of the dramatic castle associated with the Dracula myths. Within easy reach are old Saxon towns which have maintained their traditional architecture, and Sinia, the jewel of the Prahova valley. Further information on the house and area is available from the Casa de la Rau Website.

Typical daily program.
2-3 sessions of yoga daily, led by experienced teachers, mainly from the UK. Yoga and other activities are integrated to provide a revitalising and stimulating vacation. The program for a typical day is given below.

  7.30 -   8.30 Practice
  8.30 - 10.00 Breakfast and free time
10.00 - 16.00 Walking
17.00 - 18.00 Practice
18.30 - Evening meal and free time
21.00 - 21.30 Practice

Cost: £275 including full board accommodation, yoga tuition (2 yoga sessions daily), course materials and participation in group walks. Flights are extra and will be co-ordinated by Paul on receipt of your deposit. The trip needs a minimum of 4 people to run ( max. 10). ( Final confirmation will be subject to achieving this mimimum, although you are welcome to come anyway and join in a less structured program).
To confirm your booking please send a deposit of £100 to Paul Riddy, address on the contacts page, or use our enquiry form to ask for more information.