A Vegan Retreat, in the heart of Transylvania, a cosy home in a village surrounded by forests, wild foods and clean air, all working synergistically to uplift you and nourish you at all levels. A sacred space dedicated to balance you, re-connect you with Mother Nature, upgrade your life and health and align you with your core values.
At our Retreat, you will be having the unique opportunity to indulge in Sacred Foods, Healing Foods, which are not only delicious, but nutritious at the same time, experience therapies and spiritual practices conducted by dedicated professionals. The positive vibes which surrounds the Retreat, the clean air and the pure spring water will bring you a state of serenity and well being every time you visit us.
A stay at our Retreat will bring you feelings of deep peace, mental clarity and a release of energetic and emotional blockages. It is certainly a land worthy of our deepest respect and protection. We welcome all peoples from all cultures and backgrounds at our Retreat.
We encourage activities that nurture the essence of the sacred in these places, such as Meditating with Nature, Spiritual practices and Spiritual Pilgrimages. Casual sightseeing and tourism are not appropriate to our Retreat, and will be discouraged.
At Raw Alchemist Retreat we are aiming to grow a community of like-minded peers, with a deep desire to nourish themselves with cleanest, vibrant foods ever, seeking connection with Mother nature in these sacred lands and blooming into higher levels of conscious awareness through meditative time spent in nature.
Change your life in ways you may never have thought possible by joining our exclusive retreat, in the heart of Transylvania. Losing weight, quitting smoking or simply connecting with Mother Nature, there’s always something in our lives we want to change and the barriers keeping us from success are in the mind. Our unique approach to health and wellness works by combining state-of-the-art tools developed by expert coach, Ana Castro together with a team of holistic practitioners, to improve your personal and professional performance.
Unmanaged thoughts adversely affect your energy and physical health. The connection between your brain and immune system is proven; not managing your thinking and beliefs is detrimental to your health and well-being. Whether you suffer from anxiety, weight issues, lack of direction, or simply in need of a recharge, surge ahead now by joining our exclusive, life changing retreat in beautiful surroundings nestled in the idyllic countryside of Romania.
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES & THERAPIES
Some of the activities that you can enjoy at our Retreat are Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Reiki, Nature walks, swimming in a spring water pool (unheated), chlorine free hot tubs, Infrared Sauna are all available for your use and enjoyment. Upcoming therapies are Ozone Therapy, Reflexology, Health Coaching with Ana Castro and other International Health & Lifestyle Coaches, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Color Therapy, Sound Therapy. Spiritual events, Health Seminars and Holistic Lifestyle Workshops will be available as well.
Our goals are to preserve and protect sacred lands in Romania and not only. There are many environments that have been protected for their natural beauty, fragile ecosystems, for watershed protection or even recreation, but very rarely are places so respected for their sacred uniqueness.
Our Deepest wish is to conserve places that are not only stunning and biologically diverse, but that are energetically powerful and steeped in a rich history of spiritual advancement. Given the overwhelming ecological crises now facing all the species with which we share this planet, the time is upon us to put our priorities in order and place our emotional energy and financial resources where they belong — protecting the original places of worship and spiritual opening.
By setting an example, we can potentially help protect many sacred natural places throughout our small, fragile, and incredibly beautiful planet.
Our mission is to touch deeply the hearts and lives of everyone who is visiting our Retreat. The Retreat is surrounded by nature, it's a place where we seek to live in harmony with Mother Nature, where we can facilitate our personal growth, expand our consciousness and awaken to our life purpose. A place far away from the chaotic life and pollution of the cities, where we can grow our own foods, free from pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other unwanted poisons. Exposing our Sacred Temples to cleanest foods and waters possible, living foods, medicinal herbs and other sacred plants so we can best navigate through this incredible journey called life. To share the greatness with like minded people, create, celebrate life, enter in ceremonies, practice spiritual activities and follow holistic therapies conducted by dedicated holistic practitioners which are working in harmony with nature and the human body.
We want you to experience at our Retreat great feelings of wellbeing, joy, abundant energy, deep nourishing, inner peace and not least we want to empower you, support and inspire you in your journey.
When going to the countryside and visit a Romanian village you can feel a strong energy. People there have a strong connection to the soil, through their day-to-day work in the field. They live slowly and follow the rhythm of the day and the season. Those people also believe in God, and things that science can’t always explain. They believe in the synchronicity of things that happen in life and things that were meant to be.
With the belief in God also comes the routine of going to church every Sunday, to listen to the liturgy, and be part of the community.
The stillness of the church offers a moment to slow down and listen inwards. The tranquil setting of the church invites us to connect to acts of love, kindness and unity. Many people, in urban areas, lost connection to their spiritual self and wonder about with their values being destroyed, from a fast-paced life full of distraction. There is a lot of soul searching in our world today. Many are confused as values are being erased or challenged.
The Romanian culture is extremely rich and takes one straight to the essence of things where the soul breathes. Global multinationals suffocate cultures worldwide by trying to have us buy the same things from the same shops. We need to hear and feel the culture of our own ancestors and encourage that instead.
Be prepared when going to an artisan market in the village to be set up for a story telling session. There you will find items with a soul, items that were man made. Items with ancient stories. How much more valuable is that, than a factory-made product.
Romania is indeed a spiritual country. The legends, myths, art, and people all live and breathe this spirituality which creates a deeper meaning to life.
It would be wonderful if this rich culture could be shared more with the western world. The time is now for the western world to re-learn, to remember about authentic, slow, and meaningful living.
"Attune the inner pace of your life with Nature's rhythms through ancient principles and teachings. Imagine yourself alone, deep in a beautiful, pristine wilderness. No distractions, nothing to disturb the tranquility. Alone. All One.”
"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Returning to the Source is Stillness, which is the Way of Nature. The Way of Nature is unchanging."
- Lao Tsu
Never before have we found ourselves with such technologies, capable of addressing all human basic needs and more, yet we are facing greater challenges than ever before in our human history.
This is a time for a new kind of intelligence, one which has been greatly underused in the West for millennia. Beyond the remarkable power of the mind, lies a holistic knowledge including psyche, heart, and body we call “Wisdom’’.