BUDAPEST YOGA WEEKEND

RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL, BUDAPEST

November 22 - 24, 2019


5-STAR LUXURY AT THE RITZ-CARLTON

On this weekend urban yoga getaway we will be staying in the heart of Budapest. Brimming in culture, history and breathtaking architecture, this is an iconic Eastern European city. We will mesh our daily yoga ritual with the vibrancy and rhythms of the city. Luxuriate in the Ritz, thrive in yoga sessions, dine with new and old friends, and be inspired by the visual feast that is Budapest!



THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUDAPEST

Stay in the heart of Hungary’s capital city, mere moments from the iconic River Danube, St Stephen’s Basilica, and many more attractions. We will be a 10-minute walk to the famous Chain Bridge that connects the flat, bustling Pest district. Here, we have access to everything from the rich thermal baths to the vibrant beauty of Budapest. The 5-star Ritz-Carlton Budapest offers a palatial retreat in a 19th-century heritage building. Guests can indulge in modern luxuries amid a space that blends traditional elegance with contemporary design.

FOOD & WINE

The Ritz, Budapest characterises its culinary style as ‘fine-dining with a local touch’. Savour the best of international flavours and dabble in local delicacies, including Hungarian-inspired dishes crafted with local ingredients. As is our Exotic Yoga Retreat signature, we will toast each evening with superb European wine, expertly paired with the dishes of the day. Our first evening will be set in the famous Kupola Lounge, where we will be taken on a culinary voyage by Ritz chef and staff. Together we will venture into the city for local favourites.


FLOW OF THE DAY

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Mornings

Wake up in style in the Ritz right in the centre of this ancient city. Greet the day with an energising yoga flow, with our warm and friendly teacher, Sylvia. Expect a strong flow with deeply restorative pauses, leaving you feeling completely revived. Once you are full of the yogic glow, trickle through to the Kupola Lounge for a leisurely brunch underneath the stained-glass ceiling and grand crystal chandelier.

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Afternoons

We will immerse ourselves in local culture at Budapest’s rich thermal baths. Then, the time is yours to embrace the vibrant city brimming with cultural sites, exquisite architecture, and unforgettable moments. Alternatively, you might choose to luxuriate in your 5-star surroundings and the resort spa, perhaps even indulging in the Ritz’s signature and indulgent Afternoon Tea in the Kupola Lounge.

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Evenings

We reconvene for a session of reflective and restorative yoga. Sylvia will help strengthen your meditation practice as well as your body. Take your time to freshen up and then filter down to the Ritz bar to toast the day. We meet in the dining room on Friday evening, and on Saturday we venture into town to enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared with local ingredients, and accompanied by fine European wine.

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YOGA ON THIS RETREAT


Sylvia Ferguson will guide you to explore subtle but profound shifts in the way you move. Open to softer, thoughtful, fluid movement as you open your mind to new experiences and thought patterns. Access stability, strength, ease and grace in your yoga practice. Pranayama, meditation, and periods of deep relation will be woven in. Suitable for all levels of experience and abilities.


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“There aren’t really words to describe how fantastic this week has been. I had no expectations, and yet you exceeded every one of them!”

Michelle Rasmussen, Australia


Price

RESERVE WITH A DEPOSIT

A $500 deposit will reserve your spot.

$895  SHARED ROOM  (per person)

A Shared Room is for a couple, two friends or solo travellers looking to share. You may request a room with two twin beds or one king bed. All rooms are en-suite with a full range of 5-star amenities.

$1,295 SINGLE ROOM  (per person)

Single rooms have one king bed and an en-suite bath with a full range of 5-star amenities.

$750 TRIPLE DELUXE ROOM (per person)

For parties of three travelling together. The spacious Deluxe Room has two double beds, a rollaway bed and en-suite bath with a full range of 5-star amenities.

What's Included

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 2-night/3-day luxury yoga retreat package at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest

  • Stylish and luxe Ritz-Carlton suites with wifi, en-suite bathrooms and full amenities

  • Daily gourmet brunches and one dinner in the hotel’s stylish restaurant

  • One dinner out at an authentic restaurant in the Budapest city

  • Saturday morning excursion to the Budapest Thermal Baths

  • Free access to the spa and fitness centre

  • Exotic Yoga Retreats program with 2 classes daily, led by Sylvia

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Transport to/from Ritz Carlton, Budapest

  • Lunches (breakfasts are large; you may just want a snack mid-day)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Spa services

Travel and Dates

ARRIVAL

November 22

Fly to Budapest International Airport. Arrange your transfer from the airport to the Ritz-Carlton with the hotel. Check in time is from 3pm. Our opening yoga session begins at 5pm.

DEPARTURE

November 24

The retreat ends after brunch on Sunday. Guests are welcome to explore the city further on Sunday.

If you wish to stay for extra nights either before or after our retreat begins and ends, you can arrange your stay with the Ritz-Carlton Budapest directly. Extra nights are not included in the retreat price.

Cancellation Policy


DEPOSIT – $500

Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit. The deposit is non-refundable, however should you cancel your reservation 90 days or more in advance of the start of the retreat, you may apply your deposit toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat occurring within 12 months from the date of the initial retreat that you registered for.

FULL PAYMENT DUE 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Full payment is due 90 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

IF YOU CANCEL YOUR RETREAT

  • 90 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months.

  • 31-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.

  • 0-30 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.

  • To officially cancel, you must send an email to EYR stating that you wish to cancel to.

IF WE CANCEL THE RETREAT

We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Exotic Yoga Retreats must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Depending on the type of Travel Insurance, it can protect you in case of:

  • you cancel your participation in the yoga retreat

  • the retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip

  • lost luggage

  • medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured

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