Yin yoga retreat with Kristine Marie Rost


Yin yoga with Kristine Marie Rost in Lavanda Bed&Breakfast | Kovachevitsa | Bulgaria

25-28 may 2017


Treat your self with a break from your daily life, let your self relax, while curiously learning about yourself while your lifeforce expand.

This weekend retreat is a chance for you to get an active relaxation in your body and mind trough yin yoga in modern hospitality, delicious homemade vegan food in the mountains of Kovatchevitsa, in Bulgaria.

By working over 3 days with Yin Yoga, you will experience a deep relaxation and openness in your body. Yin Yoga, is known for its therapeutic approach to restore the balance between body and mind, by activating the parasympatic nervesystem, the inner organs and opening up tendons in the connective tissue. All poses will be sitting and lying down for 3-5 min connecting the body, breath and mind.

Based on Chinese Medicine, Meridian Theory and Taoism, yin yoga works on releasing tensions and tightness of the body, especially around the lower back, hips, neck and shoulder. Everyone can participate in yin yoga and if you are beginner yin is the safest way to start your yoga journey.

Kristine Marie Rost has completed over 1000h of pure Yin Yoga Teacher Training in the Yin style with focus on The Meridians system. Her way of teaching is very unique, and calming. With her years of experience she has hosted retreats in Portugal and Sri Lanka and her students says: “I love doing yin yoga at Kristines classes. She always manage to put a smile on my face even during the most awkward pose. Yin yoga with Kristine is a guarantee for feeling good in your body, a quiet mind and a smile on your face. Enjoy – I do!”

Read more about her HERE


Book your place for yin yoga retreat with Kristine Marie Rost from HERE



  • Daily yin yoga practice
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Language – English
  • Small group of 10-12 participants




Participants will be accommodated in two beautiful old style Bulgarian houses with cozy and modern facilities – Lavanda Bed&Breakfast and Kanina Guess House.  This lodging is the perfect escape only a couple of hours from major cities yet millennia away from the fast pace of urban life. Come join us for a few days and we guarantee you will leave in heightened spirits and wider smile!

Both houses features 6 beautiful bedrooms, fully furnished and each with own bathroom. Max capacity 15 pax.

We have the following room types:

  • 2 double or triple rooms – with big bed and additional bed or folding sofa bed
  • 2 double or triple rooms with twin bed and folding sofa bed
  • 1 double room with big bed
  • 1 double rooms with twin bed







This retreat takes place in Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria. Kovachevitsa is high, up in the Western Rhodope mountain at 1000m above sea level and 220 km from Sofia. The village it’s one of the national architectural legends of Bulgaria. Its climate is mountainous but moderate, the breath of Aegean sea can be felt coming from the South.

Kovachevitsa was found at the end of 17th century and at that time the village was the cultural center of the entire region – the first cell school was built there in 1830 and the St. Nicolas church in 1848. The architectural style of the local houses has not been changed since the founding of the village and the only materials used are stone and wood.







Nearby places

  • Leshten – 10 km | Picturesque moutain village similar to Kovachevitsa
  • Ognianovo – 17 km | Thermal mineral water springs
  • Gotse Delcev – 20 km | The nearest town




At Lavanda Bed&Breakfast we believe that the starting point for rejuvenation of the body and mind is through the foods that we consume. We offer distinguished food and great atmosphere and service. If you are looking for fine food made from the best fresh produce from the local market than you will certainly enjoy our cooking. The dishes we prepared are made with seasonal, organic products from small local producers and the herbs we use are fresh from our garden. During this retreat you will be offered daily breakfast and dinner with healthy vegan meals. We offer traditional Bulgarian and international dishes. Complimentary herbal tea and fresh fruits will be available trough the day.






Daily schedule

Thurs May 25th – Arrival day

  • 14:00 Pick up at Sofia airport
  • 18:00 Healthy Vegan Dinner
  • 19.30 Evening yin yoga

Friday May 26th

  • 7:30-0915 Morning yin practice
  • 09.30-11.15 Healthy vegan breakfast
  • 16:30-18:15 Evening yin practice
  • 18.30 Healthy Vegan Dinner

Saturday May 27th

  • 7:30-0915 Morning yin practice
  • 09.30-11.15 Healthy vegan breakfast
  • 16:30-18:15 Evening yin practice
  • 18.30 Healthy Vegan Dinner

Sunday May 28th – Departure day

  • 7:30-0915 Morning yin practice
  • 09.30-11.00 Healthy vegan breakfast
  • 11.30 Departure for Sofia airport



Things to Do Around (optional)

  • Mountain hike with English speaking guide
  • Mountain bike ride



Price and what is included

Price: 495€ per person/DBL room/TRPL room; 565€ per person/SGL room

Payment terms: Full price is paid upon submitting reservation. The amount will be only pre-authorized from your credit card until the cancellation date (31.03.2017). After the cancellation date the full amount will be charged.

Price includes: 3 nights in cozy accommodation, breakfast and dinner with vegan menu, complimentary herbal tea and fresh fruits trough the day, daily yin yoga practices, transfer from and to Sofia airport.

Yoga mats and yoga blocks are available in Lavanda Bed&Breakfast but you are welcome to bring your own.


Not included

  • Airfare
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional activities


How to get there

Please book your flight to arrive at Sofia airport (SOF). You can book your flight from HERE

If you need assistance for your flight to Sofia contact our local travel agent –  Marea Travel 

Recommended plane times for arrival on May 25th  – 13.30pm

Recommended plane times for departure on May 28th – 18.00pm or later

Transfer is from Sofia airport to Kovachevitsa and it’s a 3 hour drive. The bus will leave from Sofia airport at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 25th


For inquiries or questions contact us: (e) stay@lavanda.bg (t) +359 898 68 04 68 


Book your place from HERE