8 Day Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Kakheti, Georgia

Kakheti, Georgia

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Zen Travel
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Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2017
Group size: 5-15
8 Day Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Kakheti, Georgia
Kakheti, Georgia

Zen Travel
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$1790
Deposit: $537
Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2017
Group size: 5-15

About this trip

Kakheti is an excellent place for a wellness retreat because it boasts with colorful scenery, numerous spiritual sites, gracious people and wealth of adventure and cultural activities. Here you can learn how to knit a rug by yourself and get a healing bath in the holy spring of Bodbe. Sip a glass of Kakhetian organic wines while savoring the best of local cuisine. You are invited to various transformative experiences at this holistic haven which is nestled within lush, green scenery overlooking the Kvareli Lake. Kakheti wellness program will help you relax, shift your perspective and think deeply about yourself.

Program Description:

Every morning we start the day with the sunrise meditation to salute the magical universe we belong to. With fresh energy and focus, we move on practicing morning yoga sequences in breathtakingly beautiful scenery. As the day progresses, you learn how to make yoga an integral part of your holiday in Kakheti. Learn more how to stay mindful as you practice energy healing therapies, guided meditations, kundalini, nidra and kria yoga, art therapy and reiki. Complete your retreat with indulging yourself in signature spa treatments, enjoying the stress-relief massage and pampering in world famous Tbilisi Sulfar Baths.

As we combine healing and travelling, we also let you explore Georgian culture by visiting historic landmarks and sampling local finest wines at family-owned wine cellar. Adrenaline-fueled activity such as hiking in colorful Lagodekhi National Park is also available for your leisure and adventure. Enjoy delicious food 3 times a day made by locally harvested ingredients while overlooking gorgeous views of mountains and Kvareli Lake.

Whether you’re looking for stress relief, health kick, quiet meditation, little indulgent or holiday with free time and various activities thrown in, Kakheti retreat program will help you work towards your desired goals so you return home with a sense of inner peace and zen. So why wait? When now is the right time to embark on a new journey!

What’s included

Free Airport Pick Up / Drop Off (Tbilisi International Airport )


• High Class Accommodation ( 1 night in Tbilisi, 6 nights at Kvareli Lake Resort)

• Tbilisi Old Town Guided Walking Tour

• 1 Hour Spa Treatment at Tbilisi Sulphur Bath

• Welcome Dinner at Traditional Georgian Restaurant with Folk Music Program

• Consultation with Wellness Coach

• Consultation with Yoga Instructor

• 1 x Full Body Stress Relief Massage

• Daily Guided Sunrise Meditations

• Daily Group Guided Asana Yoga Sessions (Hatha Yoga, Sukshma Vyayama Yoga)

• Daily Wellness Coaching Sessions (Manifestation, Affirmations, Positive Psychology, Emotional Transformation Workshops, Art Therapy)

• Daily Special Focus Yoga Session (Yoga Nidra, Pranic Healing)

• Bathing in Holy Spring of Bodbe

• Wine Tastings at Local Family Owned Wine Cellar

• Sightseeing Tour to David Gareji Cave Monastery, Sighnaghi- the city of love

• Guided Nature Walk in Lagodekhi National Park

All activities are optional leaving plenty of time for independent adventure or leisure

Not included

- Air Tickets

- Travel Insuarance 

Before You Go

VISA

Citizens from more than 90 countries may enter Georgia without a visa. Please check your eligibility for visa-free travel here. If you require a visa to travel in Georgia, you can obtain e-Visa easily anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. Simply visit the following link: www.evisa.gov.ge

WEATHER

Georgia is the country of four seasons. So, it is usually quite warm and sunny in Spring and Autumn. Summer can be hot and humid, excellent timing to be on the Black Sea or high in the mountains. Winter is the ski season with freezing temperature and festive spirit.

MONEY

The official currency of Georgia is the Georgian Lari usually indicated as GEL. 1 USD/EUR is around 2.7 GEL. Major hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit/debit cards but we recommend you to have some cash outside the major cities. You may need some amount of money for excursions, wine or shopping. There will be many opportunities to use ATM and convert currencies.

TIPS

Tipping is not obligatory in Georgia, however it is always appreciated! 10% is a nice offer at restaurants or for other services.

CELL SERVICE

You will most likely be unable to use your carrier's cell service. Anyways, we encourage an unplug travel so you can sign off from daily buzz. If necessary you can get Georgian sim cards with reasonable tarrifs any time. If not, you will always be able to you Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, Facetime ... as the wifi signal is quite strong.

YOGA PROPS

You do not need to bring props with you unless you want to; we have mats, blocks and belts for your use. When possible, we practice outside on a yoga deck overlooking the dramatic scenary!

In case you have further questions, please feel free to reach us at contact@zentravel.ge


Itinerary

8 Day Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Kakheti, Georgia
8 Days / 7 Nights
Proclaimed by archaeologists to be the “Cradle of Wine”, Kakheti is the oldest wine-producing region in the world. It is the land of hospitable, open-hearted people that live surrounded by monasteries, ancient castles and glorious churches. Kakheti is characterized by its unique vine grape varieties, countryside and centuries of exceptional wine-making experience. The cave monastery of David Gareja in Kakheti region is one of the most memorable sites. It is comprised of several old monasteries spread over a large, remote area. its uniqueness is heightened by a lunar, semi-desert landscape which turns green and blooms with flowers in early summer. Sighnaghi is the prettiest city in Kakheti. It is a city of love, which is famous for its city walls and striking views over Alazani valley to the Caucasus and beyond. There is no trip in Georgia complete without a visit to Tbilisi - most unique capital in the world. Tbilisi feels European, medieval and completely foreign all at once, it seems to change after each and every quarter, leaving you amazed and inspired. Kvareli Lake Resort Kvareli Lake Resort spreads over 300 hectares of beautiful natural landscape in the heart of Kakheti. The resort is surrounded by wild forest, stunning lake in the front and vast Alazani valley in the backyard. Large hotel rooms each are equipped with small terrace and scenic views. Guests are welcome to relax in the outdoor pool or make of the full spa and welless center. Alternatively, cycling and fishing are popular within the property. Facilities of Kvareli Lake Resort Outdoors: Outdoor pool; Sun terrace; BBQ facilities; Terrace; Garden Activities: Bikes available; Cycling; Hiking; Darts; Karaoke; Table tennis; Children's playground; Massage; Spa and wellness centre; Fishing; Fitness centre; Sauna

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ZT
Zen Travel
Zen Travel is a pioneer wellness travel company in Georgia specializing in Yoga Retreats & Volunteer Travel Programs. As today more and more people are seeking vacations that are both relaxing and explorative, Zen Travel revolutionizes the age-old classic travel packages in Georgia by combining authentic destinations with alternative healing procedures, organic food and local culture. We design travel programs with an integrated approach to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. We believe that integrated wellness travel programs guided by professional holistic healing practitioners can inspire and educate people to make long-term lifestyle changes. As a word ZEN describes a state of being present here and now, Zen Travel offers you mindful holidays that make you more aware of yourself and the universe you belong to. This principle is applied to all our trips because… We Care! We care about the people we travel with, the community we stay in and the places we visit.