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Donna Southwell Yoga Retreat in Bulgaria

  • Stone and Compass Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat Stolat Bulgaria (map)

Experience the beauty and culture of Bulgaria while practicing yoga, rock climbing, and exploring the country.

Indulge in daily Ashtanga Yoga practice, developmental workshops, and educational tours framed by the backdrop of Bulgaria's rich heritage and inspiring surroundings. Relaxing walks, thrilling climbs, and revitalizing meals of authentic Bulgarian cuisine and the beauty of a a farm retreat center complete your experience.

Take your practice deeper this summer with Beyond the Mat and U.K.-based Donna Southwell Yoga, who will enhance your experience with daily yoga, developmental workshops, thrilling activities, educational tours, and relaxing walks.

Take your practice deeper this summer with Donna Southwell.

About the instructor:

Donna found Ashtanga Yoga while traveling in Rishikesh, North India in 1998. She immediately saw the benefits of regular practice and committed to a traditional daily practice. In 2000 she moved to London to study under Hamish Hendry at Astanga Yoga, London. There she learned to teach in the traditional Mysore style, developing the style of hands on adjustment and learning how to hold a space for committed practice. 

After many periods of regular study in Mysore with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the Ashtanga yoga system, and with his grandson, Sharath Jois, she received KPJAYI level 2 authorization. She is fully qualified to teach both the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga. Her teaching reflects both the traditional Mysore style and her belief that postural practice must be adapted to meet the needs of the individual and their life circumstances.

About the retreat center:

Nestled in the heart of Bulgaria, Stone & Compass offers something for everyone. Spread out over 1500+ acres, the retreat center is geared towards bringing together people from around the world to share in all the rich heritage that Bulgaria and Eastern Europe have to offer. Whether it is learning how to make wine on our very own vineyard or cheese from our very own goats, or hiking through the local mountains on an eco tour, or even taking a much needed break in our yoga studio, our staff and facility are here to make your visit full of memories that will last a lifetime. 


  • Early-bird rate before December 30, 2018: Shared $775; Single $825
  • Full price after December 30, 2018: Shared $825; Single $875

Rate includes 7 nights accommodation in a traditional, restored Balkan farmhouse, Yoga teaching, rock climbing coaching and equipment, restaurant meal, cultural tours, guided walks, airport transfers in Bulgaria, all activity transfers, fully catered including vegetarian and vegan food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks, evening banquet with local traditional dancers and musicians and full time assistance from local guides/translators and musicians and full time assistance from local guides/translators. Airfare and travel to Sofia not included.

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