At Valea Verde, we have created a concept of gentle and friendly tourism, which invites peace and reconnection in nature. Walks through the village of Cund, wine tasting sessions, yoga programs, brunch served in the Observatory in the middle of the forest, workshops with traditional craftsmen such as weavers, blacksmiths, and carpenters, truffle hunting are some of the activities you will enjoy. we propose a relaxing stay in the heart of Transylvania.
And for this spring, we propose you “pull the brakes”, to reconnect with yourself and the present and rediscover yourself in a retreat of mindfulness.
Because this practice is the definition of bringing in the present. It’s about “here and now”, “how I feel now” and conscious decisions.
Mindfulness helps us to connect to our bodies and to respond consciously to external stimuli. It helps us to be in control and enjoy the much-desired inner peace.
One of the hallmarks of this practice is that we can educate our brains to receive information exactly as it is, without judging or labeling it. We can become equidistant, neutral: a “neutral witness” to everything that happens to us and all external stimuli. And, most importantly, make objective decisions and get out of autopilot.
What other benefits can the practice of mindfulness bring you?
- You can increase your ability to cope with everyday stress;
- it brings you more energy and enthusiasm for life;
- helps you lower your fatigue, chronic stress, anxiety, or irritability;
- You will improve your ability to regulate your emotions and develop your emotional intelligence
As Thich Nhat Hanh – Moments of Mindfulness put it, “Peace is all around us and within us. Once we learn to reach this peace, we will be healed and transformed. It’s not a matter of faith, it’s a matter of practice. ”
Through mindfulness, we train our body and brain to be at peace!
We invite you to a mindfulness weekend retreat on May 19-23.
Join our group in the picturesque nature of Transylvania and discover what a set of scientifically researched, mindfulness-based practices can bring to your daily life. We will start and end the days with mindfulness sessions, and between them, you can enjoy the wonders of the Green Valley, including carefully thought-out meals prepared from local ingredients, nature walks, or truffle hunting.
The programs are supported by Valérie Cioloș-Villemin and Daniela Pavlovici.
Valérie Cioloș-Villemin is an authorized coach and trainer.
Coach and trainer authorized Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR®), being certified by the Center for Mindfulness of the University of Massachusetts (UMASS Medical School), an institution in which this method was founded, recognized worldwide, and used successfully in medicine, education, or business.
Valérie has been using the techniques she has been teaching in her personal life for over 20 years, both for mental health and for her duty as a trainer to the participants in her workshops
Daniela Pavlovici is a coach, facilitator, trainer, and consultant.
Coach (Associate Certified Coach International Coach Federation), facilitator, trainer, and consultant. She is involved in projects focused on team management, transformation, and organizational development.
Among the tools he works with are: solution-focused coaching, u.lab and Art of Hosting, Design Thinking, and MBSR®. She is training at Oxford Mindfulness Center, Oxford University, to become an MBCT® (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) trainer. Previously, he worked for over 18 years in communication, marketing, consulting, and training in multinational companies, and international and non-governmental organizations in Romania and abroad.