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!
Flow of the Day
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.
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 Afternoon Tea in the Kupola Lounge.
We reconvene for a early evening session of reflective and restorative yoga. Encouraging mindfulness, 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 dinning room on one evening, and on Saturday we head out into town to enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and accompanied by fine European wine.
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 Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
Luxury and design meets history
Set within the Budapest city centre, 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 bold, contemporary design. The hotel boasts Hungarian-inspired cuisine, views of the city’s picturesque landmarks, and a European spa.
Yoga & Meditation
Exotic Yoga Retreats Program
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.
NOVEMBER 22—24, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Hungary
LUXURY RETREAT PACKAGE
- 3-day / 2-night luxury urban yoga retreat
- Sleep and dream: the five-star Ritz-Carlton Budapest hotel and spa resort
- Expand your practice: two yoga classes daily
- Explore: navigate through new scenes and urban vibrancy in Budapest
- Savour: daily gourmet meals in the hotel’s fine dining facilities
- Treat yourself: add-on spa treatments and try the fully equipped fitness centre
- Experience: history, architecture, culture, arts and shopping!
PRICING & LOGISTICS
Fly to Budapest International Airport. The retreat begins at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest on Friday, 22nd November. Check in time is from 3 pm.
The retreat ends after brunch on Sunday, 24th November. 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.
- 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, swish 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
- Transport to/from Ritz Carlton, Budapest
- Lunches (breakfasts are large; you may just want a snack mid-day)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Spa services
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.
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.
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
–medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured