Summer Solstice Yoga Holidays in Latvia (6 days)

Riga, Latvia

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Jun 17 - 23, 2018
Group size: 1-16
Summer Solstice Yoga Holidays in Latvia (6 days)
Riga, Latvia

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€876
Deposit: €270
Jun 17 - 23, 2018
Group size: 1-16

About this trip

Latvia, a Baltic state that boasts numerous sacred healing locations, is a country where you can still enjoy the healing power of beautiful and unspoiled nature and experience centuries-old authentic restorative and soothing rituals; feel romantic atmosphere of its historic places, nourish your body with natural and delicious local cuisine, watch amazing sunsets on secluded beaches, and fall in love with its vibrant capital city Riga and its charming countryside towns.

We invite you to an authentic yoga holiday during the magical Summer Solstice time in rural Latvia. Daily restorative yoga and transforming meditation classes, lead by India Jivaeva, a healing therapist with internationally acclaimed experience, will bolster your sense of well-being and bliss; India’s loving approach will allow you to relax and realize your own potential for self-awareness and inner joy. You will experience authentic traditional rituals and feel their rejuvenating effect on your body, mind and soul. Each day there will be exciting day tours to ancient sacred sites and beautiful nature, to UNESCO heritage city of Riga, European Region of Gastronomy 2017, and romantic castles. In your free time, pamper yourself with various spa procedures and try delicious local dishes, as well as many other things your body will be thankful for.

This will be a meeting of soul mates, a beautiful and life-changing experience, filled with new adventures and discoveries. You will be very warmly welcomed! <3

Holiday highlights:
- recharge and realize your own potential through daily yoga and transforming meditation classes; 
- visit beautiful sacred sites and feel their healing effect on body, mind and soul;
- get once-in-a-lifetime experience during authentic Summer Solstice celebration and traditional folk-song meditation; 
- immerse in the local culture through exciting day tours to one of the most beautiful European capitals Riga, charming countryside castles and breath taking natural sites; 
- enjoy unique spa and well-being procedures such as sauna ritual, amber massage or herbal bath; 
- taste delicious and healthy local cuisine from the European Region of Gastronomy 2017;
- relax, restore your energy and feel looked after.

What’s included

Accommodation in a standard twin or double room (double occupancy) for 5 nights with breakfast and dinner (in a 3-star spa hotel), 2 daily yoga and meditation classes, all tours and activities, folk song meditation, authentic sauna ritual and Summer Solstice celebration, use of swimming pool, transfer from/to Riga, tax.

Not included

Airfare to/from Riga, insurance, visa (if required), lunch, personal expenses, individual meditation sessions, spa procedures.

Available options

Single Room Supplement
€205

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival.
11.00 Meeting in Riga City Centre; transfer to the Spa Hotel in Sigulda (50 km from Riga). 12.00 – 14.00 Welcome lunch in the restaurant “Seasons” and introduction to traditional Latvian cuisine where everything on the table can be seen just outside the window. 14.00 – 15.00 Check in the 3-star Spa Hotel Ezeri (twin or double rooms), free time. 15.00 – 16.30 Restorative yoga class. A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. Slowly, consciously stretching your body, let go of the mental and physical tension and at the end melt in a deep relaxation. It is a perfect practice to start your holidays with, after that you will feel refreshed and energized. 17.00 – 19.00 Sigulda sightseeing tour by electromobile. One of the most charming European small towns Sigulda with its primeval nature and picturesque scenery is best experienced on an environmentally friendly and exciting excursion. You will see the noble and legendary Sigulda Castle, the romantic Gūtmanis Cave, the picturesque Painters’ Hill, and many other impressive places. 19.00 – 20.00 Dinner. 20.00 – 21.00 Authentic Latvian Folksong meditation. The Dainas (Latvian Folksongs) are little quatrains of an ancient Latvian wisdom captured in a song. Created over a thousand years ago, Dainas were part of celebrations, daily work and reflections on life. During Dainu meditation people listen or sing together these sacred and powerful lines accompanied with the sound of Latvian traditional music instrument “kokle”, opening themselves to the eternal knowledge from the Universe. Pure, harmonious sound of Dainas has a rejuvenating effect on human body, mind and soul. It restores energy, creates harmony, opens ones inner source of happiness and love and is filled with divine vibrations. 21.00 Traditional healing sauna ritual (3 – 4 persons). Nothing can set somebody’s mind at rest, make to forget trouble, relax and rebuild the body like Latvian sauna ritual. It focuses not only on the revival of the physical body, but also on the spiritual. Under the guidance of experienced sauna master, you will be able to enjoy body massage with home-made scrub, massage with natural aroma oils, energy flapping with branches from various trees, ancient Baltic Mantras, singing Latvian folk songs, herbal tea, light snacks and much more. The ritual will give you a rush of energy, liveliness, pleasure, joy of life and improve your health and immunity.

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