ARMENIA: A JOURNEY OF PERSONAL GROWTH & WELL-BEING

Armenia: un viaggio di crescita personale e benessere psico-fisico

OCTOBER 4 TO 13

DAL 4 AL 13 OTTOBRE

In Italian

In Italiano

A Journey of Personal Growth & Well-Being with ELEONORA, KRISTINE & REFRAMED

Travel to Armenia: a country dating back to times of antiquity, a country full of rich history, unique architecture, beautiful landscapes, and strong energy points.

This is an exclusive trip created in collaboration with REFRAMED in Italian for those who want to dive deep into unique and authentic experiences, personal growth and well-being.

This Journey is a combination of traveling, practicing yoga & meditation, and simply is an amazing chance to connect to some wonderful people like you! 

Available languages: ITALIAN

 

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT

 

 

THIS JOURNEY?

  • Travel to the world’s first Christian country!

  • Enjoy "Deepening into the Yoga Path" program.

  • Explore Culture, History & Architecture.

  • Visit the world’s oldest winery.

  • Dive deep into the world’s oldest cathedra& city.

  • Feel the world's longest ropeway.

  • Sing and chant in ancient monastery complexes & UNESCO world heritage sites

  • Meditate in strong energy points.

  • Experience liturgies & spiritual ceremonies.

  • Guided by a local & a yoga master.

  • Small group to give you personal attention. 

ITINERARY

  • Introductory talk

  • Therapeutic and energetic yoga

  • Pranayama: the art of breathing

  • Introduction to the "Yoga Sutras" by Patanjali: the 8 limbs of the Yoga path

  • Deepening in the 8 steps: daily practice

  • The importance of Patanjali's teachings for contemporary society

  • A "yogic" diet: how to combine food according to the "doshas" and the seasons

  • Be in the here and now: the practice of mindfulness (mindfulness)

  • How to integrate meditation into your daily life

YOGA PATH PROGRAM

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and rest.

 

 After lunch visit

The Cascade complex

• Cafesjian Center for the Arts

Opera house

• Evening theory class

• Welcome dinner in Armenian traditional restaurant with a folk program.

• Evening walk from Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show.

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO YEREVAN
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • The KHOR VIRAP "deep dungeon“(established in 642 CE): the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia. Get to know the mysterious story behind it.

  • ARENI (tour, wine tasting). Visit the winemaking region where wines from the indigenous grape sort produced.

  • Trchuneri (Bird’s) cave: THE OLDEST WINERY in the world (6000 years old)

  • 13th-century NORAVANK MONASTERY; through a narrow canyon get to the valley of red rock where this masterpiece is located.

  • Evening theory class

Day 2: Soul & Wine
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • TATEV MONASTERY (9th century) - one of the most magnificent creations of medieval Armenian architecture

  • WINGS OF TATEV; The longest Ropeway in the world (5,752 meters)

  • Mysterious SWINGING BRIDGE that will connect you to a network of man-made caves; OLD KHNDZORESK CAVE VILLAGE

  • Evening theory class

Day 3: Take a Dip in the Sky
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • TSITSERNAKABERD (The Armenian Genocide memorial complex) - a solemn reminder of the first genocide of the 20th century

  • Short meditation in Tsitsernakaberd

  • SAINT ECHMIADZIN (one of the oldest churches in the world) – the spiritual center of Armenia, (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

  • 7th-century ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture.

  • Evening theory class

Day 4: Reflection of History 
  • Morning Meditation & Yoga

  • Hellenistic GARNI - the only pagan temple in Armenia (76 AD).  

  • The geological marvel of SYMPHONY OF STONES; wonderful natural rocks, formed of regular hexagonal cylinders.

  • UNESCO World Heritage GEGHARD MONASTERY (the 4th century) -a fantastic example of Armenian medieval architecture carved into nearby rocks.

  • Chanting in a chapel of Geghard

  • Armenian traditional famous Gata tasting.

  • Evening theory practice

Day 5: Hellenistic Art & Medieval architecture
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • SEVAN – the largest lake in the Caucasus, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world

  • SEVANAVANK monastic complex (founded in 874) from where a marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Sevan Lake

  • Meditation on the top of Sevan peninsula.

  • DILIJAN – a resort green town. Dilijan has undeniably attractive scenery and an extremely pleasant climate and healing air.

  • Evening theory class

Day 6: The Jewel of Armenia
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • 13th-century MONASTERY HAGHARTSIN situated in the gorgeous forest that represents an indescribable example of a blend of nature with architecture.

  • Participation in liturgy

  • Hidden treasure LAKE PARZ in Dilijan National Park

  • OLD DILIJAN (Tufenkian center)

  • Visit a wooden museum made by a local guy who spent 20 years of his life for the arts

  • Cooking class and dinner with the local family

Day 7: Meet Locals
  • Morning Meditation and yoga practice

  • Matenadaran (a repository of ancient manuscripts) 

  • Armenian art and souvenirs in Vernisaj market

  • ”ARARAT” brandy factory” (tour and tasting a legendary cognac) – Ararat cognac was Churchill’s favorite one and it boasts gold medals in spirits competitions around the world.  

  • Evening walk in YEREVAN- 2800-year-old capital of Armenia that is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Day 8: Yerevan: a City of Sun
  • Morning Meditation and yoga practice

  • Check out & departure

 

Day 9: Departure


Armenian cuisine is as ancient as the history of Armenia, it is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in the South Caucasus. The dishes here are diverse and delicious thanks to the use of lots of spices, herbs, and wild flowers.

Try an ancient Armenian bread: Lavash (UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Taste dolma, basturma, sujukh, spas, kyufta and much more. Taste Armenian BBQ made in tonir: a special stove where many traditional Armenian dishes are made.

ARMENIAN CUISINE
  • Accommodation in heritage hotel Old Tufenkian Dilijan and 4-star hotel Yerevan (8 nights) (shared, double or twin room)

  • Airport transfer (2 ways)

  • Breakfast for all your stay

  • Opening & closing dinners

  • All entrance fees & folk programs

  • Wine and traditional gata tasting

  • Transportation

  • Yoga practices, meditation & mindfulness practices

  • All theory classes

  • Italian speaker guide

WHAT IS INCLUDED

8 nights / 9 days

INVESTMENT  1.650 EUR

 This is an exclusive trip. For REGISTRATION please contact to REFRAMED.

 

Feel free also to contact us if you have any question. 
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