5-nights Happiness Retreat - Bansko, Bulgaria
Relax, rejuvenate and realise your strengths …
‘Once a year go some place you’ve never been before’ – Dalai Lama
Escape to the historic Bulgarian town of Bansko to relax, rejuvenate and realise your strengths.
This 5-day retreat combines group training, individual coaching, yoga, and fun outdoor activities together with time for deep personal reflection. The retreat takes place in the historic Bulgarian town of Bansko located in the most spectacularly beautiful part of the Pirin Mountains.
Check out our video narrated by TV & Events Presenter, Andreea Zoia.
Who is it for?
The Happiness Retreat is designed for anyone who wants to engage with his or her life and understand his or her strengths.
We know that when people understand their strengths and use them effectively they are happier, more engaged, perform better and produce fantastic results. If you are feeling unfulfilled, de-energised or frustrated with a strong sense that something needs to change, this retreat is for you.
Our aim and objective is to help you understand and apply your strengths to take control of your life and feel happier.
What will it include?
The retreat is the perfect blend of activity and reflection.
Each day will include a yoga class, training session and offsite activity including horse riding, trekking, mountain biking, natural hot springs and the opportunity for personal reflection.Every evening we will be venturing out to a local restaurant to enjoy local cuisine with an option of soft drinks, house wine or beer.
During the retreat you will also receive a one-hour personal coaching session with a qualified strengths coach.
Before attending you will be asked to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to discover your unique strengths which you will be discussing and developing during the retreat.
What are the Top 3 benefits of attending the Happiness Retreat?
Rejuvenation & Mindfulness
Healthy food, fresh air, conscious outdoor exercise and mindfulness practice will help your body and mind recharge and re-engage for weeks after the retreat has finished.
From yoga, trekking and mountain biking to horse riding and purification in natural hot springs, you will feel energised and rejuvenated through fun, captivating activities in one of Europe’s most stunning locations.
Energising & Empowering
You will be empowered by discovering your unique strengths and understanding how our view of the world is informed by them. As well as increasing your energy and happiness, you will learn how to have better relationships with your colleagues and peers through understanding and applying your strengths.
You will be given tools to ensure that your happiness and energy are sustained well beyond the retreat.
True Peace & Happiness
Juggling family and work commitments and the expectations of others can leave you running on empty and frustrated. The Happiness Retreat provides a sanctuary of real peace in a stunning location, where your mind can be truly quiet, and you can experience peace and happiness. Whether you are engaging in group or individual self-discovery, soaking in the natural springs, walking in the mountains or simply sitting outside enjoying the spectacular views, you’ll finally find the peace and inner happiness you didn’t know you had.
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko *****
This five-star hotel comprises impressively decorated Alpine-style rooms and suites, lavish dining services, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and an award-winning spa centre.
The spacious rooms come with ensuite bathroom, balcony, free wi-fi and choice of pillows.
24 – 29 July 2016 – FULLY BOOKED
21 – 26 August 2016 – FULLY BOOKED
4 – 9 September 2016 – FULLY BOOKED
- Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (to be completed 7 days before departure)
- Strengths training sessions
- One personal coaching session
- Morning yoga
- Daily breakfast
- Visit to Rila Monastery
- Sit down or packed lunch each day
- Evening meal including soft drinks or house beverages
- Mountain trekking
- Mountain biking with professional mountain guide
- Horse riding
- Longest chair ride in Europe
- Natural hot springs
- Free time for personal reflection, use of hotel swimming pool and common areas
- Transfer from Sofia airport to hotel in Bansko (departing at approximately 4pm)
Flights to and from Sofia / Travel insurance / Visa (if required)
Massage and beauty treatments / Arriving early or late in Bankso
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people.
I thought, “This is what it is to be happy”
Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar