11 - 18. August 2024
Hungry for come peace of mind?
Close your eyes and breathe in...Dip in the tranquil of the mountain. Imagine a cosy cottage with charming views and delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals. Breathe out and open your eyes...
You are in Trinity Retreat Center in the charming village of Apriltsi in the middle of the Bulgarian mountains with us, Sofiya and Helena.
Do you see yourself there?
What is the focus?
Improvisation, Dance Meditation, Armwork, Footwork, Floorwork, Anatomy
Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga,
Pranayama Yoga, Morning Yoga, YogaDance
Breathwork, Liquid Spine
Franklin Method®, Ayurveda,
ESSENCE OF BELLYDANCE™, Functional Anatomy
Take time to connect to nature and yourself with the beautiful practice we have prepared especially for you.
A combination of dance, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, with an extra spice of massage and bodywork, we are ready to transform your summer!I want to join!
Meet Your Hosts
Hey there! We are Sofiya & Helena - two women, dancers and teachers from very different backgrounds. This year we are combining our strengths to create a rejuvenating retreat journey in Bulgaria for you.
A blend of yoga and dance techniques, we will help you connect to your inner self and nature, release whatever you need to and build a new stronger self.
We are excited to meet and connect with you in person.
Are you coming?
Helena (right) is a fascinating woman. She is a yoga teacher and masseuse, trained in different types of yoga, Ayurveda and Reiki techniques, and continues her education continuously. She is also a dancer and blends fantastically yoga and dance, creating a yoga dance experience.
Sofiya (left) is also a fascinating woman. She is a dancer, dance teacher, and movement coach. She loves merging anatomy and movement and is trained in the Franklin Method® and the ESSENCE OF BELLYDANCE™ methods. Sofiya also teaches healthy movement connected to the back, spine and pelvic floor.I am in!
What do people say?
Hear what others have to say about our work.
"Helena is an awesome teacher - she has a laugh which permeates through her session. She’s such a warm, creative, constructive, enthusiastic teacher!"
“The retreat is a great place to communicate with your body through dance in a safe space, where all the emotions are welcome, where all the moves are welcome and where you can just relax and dance yourself."
"Sofiya is a very knowledgable, patient teacher who creates a very welcoming, comfortable atmosphere in her lessons. I always feel so great after her classes!"
Apart from the normal classes, we have prepared special workshops - unique and original blend between anatomy, dance and yoga.
A 3-hour workshop that will make transform your breath.
Anatomy - first we will learn the functional anatomy of the breath, diaphragm, abdominals, and pelvic floor.
Dance - we will then explore the breath in movement and dance improvisation.
Yoga - finally, we will explore breath in yoga through a Pranayama sequence.
A complete 3-hour workshop to regain your spine power.
Anatomy - we will learn the functional anatomy of the spine, muscles and core.
Dance - we will then explore the movement of spine in dance.
Yoga - finally, we will move our spine in yoga through different Hatha Yoga and YogaDance practices.
Why dance and yoga?
Yoga & Dance are vast practices based on spiritual connection, physical health, creative expression, body mind and breath unity & community. Yoga & Dance interrelate in the foundations of breath connection and body awareness.
Dance can help you be more creative in your yoga practice. And yoga can connect your body and mind, improving your movement through new cognitive pathways.
Nothing is wasted and all is useful.Do you feel a calling?
Over 40 hours of content, more than 16 different topics.
We have prepared a large range of classes. From dance and yoga, to massage and body-mind connection.
- Morning Yoga Flow
- Hatha Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Massage class
- Body Isolations
- Arm work
- Body Isolations
- Emotional Release
- Intuitive movement
- Dance meditation
- Dance Anatomy
- Bellydance Fusion
- Franklin Method®
Apart from lots of fun, positivity, warmth, sun, togetherness, and inspiration through dancing, meditation, yoga and other techniques, you will also get the following bonuses (and more...).
Tap into the culture and traditions of one of the oldest countries in Europe!
Try traditional vegetarian Bulgarian food, learn the traditional Bulgarian dance "horo", and learn more about the culture with this traditional evening, organized especially for you!
Join local people living in the village to learn how to do pottery.
On Tuesday afternoon, you will receive a 2-3 hour workshop, where you will create a shape that will later be prepared for you to take for home. The workshop is lead by the local craftsmen.
We have prepared very special gift that will make you feel welcomed and cosy!
From traditional Bulgarian sweets to especially prepared welcoming materials for you and some additional surprises, we have made sure to make you feel special in our retreat!
Trip in Nature
Enjoy the beautiful unadulterated nature with a small adventure!
We will take a bit of time to visit the nearby hills. Close to the retreat center can be found a short path to a nearby hill, from where you can see a panorama view of the longest Bulgarian mountains.
The retreat will take place in the Trinity Retreat Center, which is located in central Bulgaria, close to the longest mountain in the Balkan Peninsula - Stara Planina.
The center is one of the best places in Bulgaria that specialize in the organization of retreats. They have many years of experience and work with a lot of love and care.
The hosts, Moksha and Teodora, are there to support us in any way.
The food is vegetarian/vegan and is prepared with a lot of love and care. Everything will be organized according to your dietary and allergy restrictions.
Some traditional Bulgarian dishes will be offered, so that you can explore the culture and cuisine.
The first evening there will be a special welcoming dinner with traditional Bulgarian food, traditions, and dances.
The retreat center is located at the foothills of the mountains, which allows us to enjoy the clean fresh mountain air, calming walks in the woods and beautiful views.
Right outside the retreat center is the beginning of the woods. Close by, can also be found a trekking road through the mountain Stara Planina through which one can reach the highest peak in the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina). Nearby, there are also several monasteries and waterfalls offering a beautiful respite.
Where exactly will we be?
Here is a map of the exact location where the Trinity Retreat Center is located. You will be transported from Sofia Airport to the retreat with a special shuttle just for us. And will be returned back to Sofia Airport on Sunday once again with a special shuttle just for us.
Price - all inclusive
Once you land in Bulgaria you will not need to do any additional expenses!
The price includes comfortable accommodation, delicious home-made vegetarian food, transport to and from Sofia Airport, all classes and workshops within the retreat schedule, special welcoming gift an extra and special pottery workshop.