Danube Calling:  Retreat to Ground, Nourish & Elevate

Natura Hill, Hungary (near Budapest)

July 8-12, 2018

Please join me in one of the most beautiful part of the Danube Bend, on the former vineyard hill in the charming village of Zebegény.  Just over an hour from Budapest, Zebegény is loved for its mountains, forests, and beaches alongside the Danube, and is nicknamed "the marble of the Danube Bend".

Our home for our exclusive use during the retreat will be Natura Hill, a modern ecological estate committed to sustainability, comfort and beauty.  Each of the 8 rooms, as well as an outdoor patio for our practice, has a picture perfect view of the Danube and the surrounding hills.  The estate has the largest lavender plantation in the region, medicinal herb and spice garden, and happy livestock. 

Chef Andre Ruga will create gastronomic meals using mostly locally grown, organic and fairtrade ingredients.  We will enjoy daily continental breakfast, 3 course lunch, and 4 course dinner.  For wine lovers, there is a large selection of wines to pair with your meals if you wish (at extra cost). 

Our practice will explore universal qualities shared among many self-cultivation practices (yoga and martial arts).  It will connect us to our breath, bone and spirit.  Comprised of movements that are simple and safe, yet challenging and effective, it will be both suitable for beginners and insightful to experienced practitioners. 

During free time, simply rest, take in the idyllic view, hike in the surrouding hills, visit the picturesque village of Zebegeny, enjoy the Finmish sauna, or pamper yourself with a massage (extra cost).

Retreat pricing includes 2 daily practices, room, and 3 daily meals.  It does not include airfare, ground transportation, excursions, wine, or massage.  If registering singly for double occupancy, double occupancy rate is guaranteed once  paired up with another participant with the same requirement.

Double Occupancy:  $1,199 pp by March 19th; $1,499 thereafter

Single Occupancy premium:  $300

$500 Non-Refundable deposit

Balance due by May 20th

Tentative Schedule, subject to change, is as follows:

July 8 (Sunday):

3:00 pm:  Check-in

5:00 - 7:00 pm:  Practice

7:15 - 8:30 pm:  Dinner

July 9-11 (Monday - Wednesday):

7:00 - 9:00 am:  Practice

9:00 - 10:00 am:  Breakfast

12:30 - 1:30 pm:  Lunch

5:00 - 7:00 pm:  Practice

7:15 - 8:30 pm:  Dinner

July 12 (Thursday):

7:00 - 9:00 am:  Practice

9:00 - 10:00 am:  Breakfast

11:00:  Checkout

Bookend the retreat with a stay in Budapest, a vibrant city blessed with architectural treasures and abundance of hot springs.  According to the Lonely Planet, "Budapest is paradise for explorers. Keep your senses primed and you'll discover something wonderful at every turn."  Check out the short video (2:42 minutes) below for highlights....

Together, we will create a retreat to honor the privacy of our personal inner journey supported by each other's commitment.  You will be nourished by the idyllic setting, delicious food, grounding practice, and good company.  Please reply to this email to register.  Space is limited.

For more information on Natura Hill:  http://naturahill.hu/en/