Travel Eastern Europe with Jules

Bulgaria & Udaya Live | Romania | Moldova
August 14-25, 2019

or August 10-25, 2019 w/ Optional Pre-Retreat to the Black Sea

Join Jules Mitchell and friends for her annual retreat to Bulgaria. This year’s trip includes the Udaya Live Yoga and Music Festival in Bulgaria followed by historical excursions, guided tours, and local cuisine & wine in Romania and Moldova. An optional pre-retreat to the Bulgarian Black Sea is also offered.

Main Retreat Itinerary

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Arrivals into Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF)
Transport to Udaya Live in Pravets, Bulgaria

Thursday – Sunday, August 15-18, 2019
Udaya Live Yoga and Music Festival
Unlimited yoga classes and music performances

Monday, August 19, 2019
Transport to SOF and fly to Bucharest, Romania (OTP)
National Village Museum and wine tasting

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Day trip to Transylvania, Romania to visit Dracula’s Castle

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Fly from OTP to Chișinău, Moldova (KIV)

Thursday and Friday, August 22-23, 2019
Day trips to local villages for cooking classes, wine tasting, and more

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Fly from KIV to SOF
Stay in airport hotel and visit Sofia city center with available time

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Departures from Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF)

Optional Itinerary
Includes the Pre-Retreat to the Black Sea

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Arrivals into Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF)
Overnight in airport hotel

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Fly from SOF to Varna, Bulgaria (VAR)
3 nights at an all inclusive beach resort, no scheduled excursions

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Fly from VAR to SOF
Transport to Udaya Live with the rest of the retreat group


Additional Option

Those choosing to travel on at the end of this retreat may opt to depart to their next destination directly from KIV rather than returning to SOF. We understand completely and will miss you at the closing dinner, but  know that it does not affect the retreat price.

Retreat includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Double occupancy accommodations
  • All meals at Udaya Live, breakfast at all other hotels
  • All meals and alcohol at the Black Sea (pre-retreat option)
  • Planned excursions and day trips (some meals included)

Retreat does not include:

  • Flights
  • Alcohol (except at Black Sea option)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Unscheduled activities

Your journey begins at the amazing Udaya Live Yoga Festival. Enjoy 4 days of unlimited yoga and music, great food, and new friends in the beautiful resort town of Pravets, Bulgaria. Just when you’re ready for a break from yoga, Jules and co. will whisk you off to Bucharest, the capital of Romania and immerse you in history. After museum visits, walking city tours, and a day trip to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania you’ll head to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Cultural explorations include wine tasting in ancient labyrinths, authentic cooking lessons, museums, and village tours led by local English speaking guides. If you travel well, have a culinary curiosity, enjoy wines of the world, and are sociopolitically curious, this adventure is for you.