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ROOT TO RISE - Bulgaria


“A tree stands strong not by its fruits or branches, but by the depth of its roots.” 
― Anthony Liccione

When you are truly grounded and deeply aware of what you stand for, all your thoughts and actions are fully aligned. You are in your FLOW. 

Follow us on a transformation journey of inner search and outer exploration in the beautiful mountains of Bulgaria! 


We are firm believers that there is no other place like home. Bulgaria brought us together and ever since the first retreat we did in Bulgaria, it has been a dear place to bring people and share the nature, rituals and culture!

Root to rise is a 4 day retreat on the go! We will take you to spiritual places like the 7 Rila Lakes to take in all the energy of this special mountain, to the hot springs for revitalizing soak, to Melnik for a taste of the local superb Bulgarian wine and to the Rhodope mountains for a stay in a traditional old style house! Also, we will do a very old Bulgarian ritual for health and luck - picking herbs at dawn on “Eniovden”.

This is a retreat like no other and we hope to share the energy and passion for mystic Bulgaria with you!


June 20th: Arrive to Sofia

June 21st DAY 1

Early departure to the RIla Lakes; Rila Lakes Hike and hot springs. Local dinner. Sleep over in Separeva Bania.

June 22nd DAY 2

Yoga, meditation & breakfast. Departure for Melnik. Exploring Melnik, Rozhen monastery and wine tasting in a hidden villa. 

June 23rd DAY 3

Yoga, meditation & breakfast. Herbs picking. Departure for the Rhodope mountains. Check in our accommodation and chill. 

June 24th DAY 4

Yoga, meditation & breakfast. Departure for Sofia. 


✓ 3 nights shared accommodation (please not that accommodation in Sofia is not included but we are more than happy to assist you with this!)
✓ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
✓ All transport with a driver
✓ 3 Yoga sessions and 4 meditation sessions
✓ Rila lakes chairlift & entrance hot springs
✓ Mountain Insurance
✓ Herbs picking session with an expert
✓ Wine tasting


✓ Lunch and dinners are not included, we will split the costs (appr 30 BGN per person per day)
✓ Accommodation in Sofia
✓ Airplane tickets


Kremena Yordanova
Yoga teacher, foundner of YorYoga and marketing executive for Reebok, Kremena, started her yoga journey more than 10 years ago by teaching her colleagues in the office. Ever since, she has embarked on a personal spiritual journey by practicing and teaching others. She has done multiple trainings with Tara Stiles (Strala) and a 200 hrs vinyasa training. Kremena has taught classes, workshops and retreats in almost all corners of the world, including kids yoga in Africa. She is a co-founder of Yoga, Food & Wine international retreats. 

Laura Slavov
Laura is a co-founder of Yoga, Food & Wine international retreats. 
With nearly 10 years of teaching experience, Laura has been giving classes, workshops and retreats all over Europe. Her passion lies in the blend of dynamic yoga (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and deeply restorative (Yin Yoga). 
Laura has done her training and workshops with It’s Yoga International founder Marie Russel - 200 hrs vinyasa and 50 hrs Rocket; with Anoshe Overington - 100hrs Yin Yoga , Max Strom - healing through breathing among many. She has also been following a life coaching training and personal development program. In 2015 she founded Bakyovo Retreat Center - center for personal transformation in Bulgaria. 

The minimum number of participants is 7 and the max is 15.

See you on the mats.