The Yoga Centre lies at the foothills of the Bukk National Park in the peaceful mountain village of Bukkzserc, two hours drive East from Budapest. The region is renowned all over Europe for the remarkable healing properties of its thermal baths and hot mountain springs. This is a true paradise for nature lovers and an ideal setting to enjoy the morning meditation and yoga session, where a wide variety of topics can be explored including:
The emphasis of the week is on healthy living, wholesome food, and time to relax, let go and recharge. Each day can be as active or as laid back as one wishes. The focus is on unwinding at one's own pace with a strong emphasis on healthy living and general nurturing of body, mind and soul. Most of all the aim is to have fun and connect with the "inner child" in all of us.
Suitable for all levels of yoga, starts at 8.30am with meditation and chanting that gently developes into yoga postures and deep relaxation, specially designed to suit the requirements of the group. Ilonka embraces the philosophy of yoga as a way of life. Her approach in class is gentle with strong emphasis on the breath and inner self to enhance the bodys own healing powers. The practice of breath movment flow increases maximum mobility of the spine, freedom and wellbeing of the body, mind and spirit.
Meals : are prepared in the centre with mostly fresh organic produce, sourced locally from the mainly self-sufficient villagers who are still very much in touch with their old traditional ways and folk customs.
The afternoon activities: .are entirely optional, and include trips to the local thermal baths, walking tours in the forest, vineyards and mountains or simply just chilling out with Triona’s on site holistic treatments (deep tissue massage, Indian head, reflexology, aromatherapy and her special treat-hot stone massage).
The evening activities: ...include vegetarian or traditional Hungarian meals (with a meat option) followed by dance sessions with sacred circle dances from around the world, various dance styles (Salsa, African, Irish set dancing and contemporary) or holistic treatments.
“I came back feeling this was a holiday I had really enjoyed and which did make me feel physically and psychologically better”
“It extended my circle of friends and introduced me to a region of Europe which I did not previously know.”
“I was able to indulge in activities I really enjoy; walking, yoga, birding, music...”
“My creativity has been re-awakened in this special place”
“The best holiday I ever had”
7 guests max, 7 nights accomodation in twin/triple or double bedrooms
Price: 600 euro
- 4 day Fast (fresh juices, herbal teas & Vegt. Broth)
- Deep Cleansing & Purification procedures
- Yoga twice daily (gentle & dynamic)
- Relaxation in Natural Thermal Spa
- Walks in beautiful National park
- Meditation & Dance
- Holistic treatments
“Fasting is the greatest remedy –the physician within ”Paracelsus"
Detoxing, Healing, Weight Loss, ClarityInner Peace , Rest & Recuperation
Fasting has been practised for thousands of years in every part of the world for spiritual and health related benefits. In the past 100 years more scientific evidence has been collected to prove the immense value of fasting in the process of healing. "I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency" -Plato (428-348 BC) It is the ultimate most natural and safest way to detoxify the body, which has a direct effect on reversing and slowing down the aging process and achieving mental clarity, spiritual strength and balance. The combination of fasting and yoga is ideal. Both disciplines address the body, mind and spirit at a very profound level and both use natural purification practices. "Through fasting let the mind depend on its own power. Becoming detached from dependence on outer physical sources of bodily sustenance, the life force sees that it is supported from within." Paramahansa Yogananda Through regular fasting, all the organs of the body are at rest. The body gets a chance to heal and repair itself and most of all is able to prevent against "civilisation diseases", high cholesterol, heart-problems, stress, diabetes, depression, obesity etc. "Fasting can be like an operation without surgery"... Dr.Otto .Buchinger In 1920 Dr Otto Buchinger founded the first fasting clinic in Germany. Today it is recognised all over the world and many people with chronic illnesses are being cured or at least alleviated by fasting.
The" Buchinger fast" is like a low-calorie "fluid diet" The body is supplied with fresh fruit juices, vegetable juices, herbal teas and vegetable broths and of course good quality water. In that way the body is being boosted with Vitamins, trace elements and minerals. They nourish the body with live enzymes which jump start a sluggish immune system. Great attention is also given on various eliminatory procedures; Colon cleansing, liver compress, dry skin brushing and massage, deep breathing (especially in the fresh air and sunshine as the lungs are one of our biggest organs for eliminating toxic matters.) These procedures can result in a very positive fasting experience with no feelings of hunger. Dr. Buchinger, also placed a lot of emphasis on the balance between rest and action to further maximise the regenerative healing powers of fasting. Yoga Postures or Asanas are therefore very complimentary to fasting as they emphasise the importance of the rest and action principal. They also directly stimulate different systems in the body such as the digestive or lymphatic in order to remove toxins. The meditative nature of the yoga practice enhances the 'Inner Journey 'on the Self- Discovery path. The fascinating self-help and self-empowering tools of Fasting and Yoga can help improve health issues, gain more vitality, and make us feel more alive and creative. A wonderful sense of lightness and ease, not just induced by loosing pounds, but at all levels of being! . "Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our Medicine. Our Medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness." -Hippocrates By Ilonka Miklosi Yoga teacher (Iyengar cert.), Fasting coach (dfa. Buchinger), Vegetarian, Wholefood Chef, 'Soul Maker '+ Circle Dance Group facilitator