Friday 23rd June – Tuesday 27th June 2017
Friday 30th June – Tuesday 04th July 2017
Or both events
Bran, Transylvania, Romania, near Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle)
Seven (7) participants per event.
£550/event/person* (£100 non-refundable deposit)
GO WILD, RECLAIM YOUR NATURE AND NURTURE INNER PEACE
This retreat is open to everyone. However, if you have trouble running or hiking a few miles, it would be better to skip this one. Otherwise, you may prefer to sit out on the difficult hiking sessions and participate in the ones more accessible to you.
We will be out in nature most of the day. Alexandra will be taking you through some wonderful places in and around Bran village, for natrual movement fitness training and tourism – including Dracula’s Castle.
Alexandra will emphasize basic yet challenging, mindful movements, particularly ground movement and get-ups with amazing benefits for overall mobility and stability.
You will be enjoying:
- Hiking in the Carpathian Mountains
- Visiting Dracula’s Castle and the village
- Natural Movements fitness coaching (logs, rocks and trees included!)
- Organic, home grown food
- And more
Alexandra Merisoiu is the Founder of The Merisoiu Technique – Institute Of Health And Human Movement and known as The Body Engineer, specialising in Low Back Pain Management and Prevention (Level 4 Certified).
She works with people who have a passion and want to excel through strong foundations. It is more than just fitness and fun, it is body mastery based on Martial Arts Wisdom and Natural Human Movement.
Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches. She is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, WMO Martial Arts British National Champion, has been ranked 1st in the WMO BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd and 3rd at WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 times NATIONAL KARATE CHAMPION, WORLD CUP CHAMPION. She still competes at an international level.
It is through these learnings that she has created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with Natural Human Movement.
Alexandra’s mission is to challenge the status quo of how to achieve a truly strong, fit and powerful body. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement and Martial Arts Wisdom.
RETREAT BRIEF ITINERARY
- 4-6 pm car pickup at Bucharest Airport (exact time to be decided by April 2017) - you are responsible for booking plane tickets
- 9-10 pm arrival at inn (aprox 1.5km from Dracula’s Castle)
Where: Nearby forest
What: Hiking aprox 2hrs
Where: Bran village
What: visiting Dracula’s Castle
Where: Nearby forest
What: Natural movement fitness fundamentals coaching
All day hike in the mountains and coaching.
Where: Garden or nearby forest
What: Mobility and flexibility class – stretching – Yoga and Tai Chi type movement
Where: To be confirmed
What: Obstacle/assault course
- early breakfast and return to Bucharest Airport
- 4 breakfasts
- 4 dinners
- 4 nights accommodation
- 10+ hours of natural movement fitness, running, posture, and health coaching
- Hike in the Carpathian Mountains
- Packed food for the Sunday all-day hike
- Trail running
- Transfers between Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) and Bran
- Transport to and from other touristic attractions in the area (if applicable)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Additional activities
- Personal expenses
- Touristic attractions
- one room per person (or couple)
- own bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi connection
- TV in
- 1.5km from Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)
- ping-pong table
- living rooms
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q. Can anyone participate in this retreat?
A. This retreat is open to everyone who doesn’t suffer from health conditions or injuries that can be aggravated by exercise and long periods of walking.
Q. How fit should I be?
A. You don’t need to be super fit. If you can run and hike a few miles you are good to go.
Q. Is this a boot camp retreat?
A. Training will be as difficult as you make it (unless we are hiking, then the mountains decide). The difference between a natural movement fitness retreat and a boot camp retreat is the education – you will be coached on posture, body alignment, and taken the time to work in the technical aspects of movement.
Q. What if I have an injury or health condition?
A. As long as your doctor is ok for you to exercise you should be fine. If you are unsure book a (free) call with Alexandra and talk through it.
Q. What kind of foods will we be eating?
A. Home grown, organic vegetables (cooked, and fresh), lots of fresh vegetable salads, local meat and cheese, soups and broths, barbecues. The food is locally grown. Menus will be decided then and there depending on what we, as a group, would like to eat.
Q. What should I bring for the trip?
A. We are putting together a brochure with all this information. Leave us a message and we will send it over when it’s ready.
BEFORE BOOKING: Please read and agree with the Disclaimer
*plane tickets and lunch, drinks etc not included (breakfast and dinner included)
*accommodation and meals between events not included in listed price, please contact us for more information if you wish to stay for both events.