Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
For this spring time Yoga Retreat 2021 we are based in the Bohinj valley in the heart of Triglav National Park. Designed as a beginner’s yoga retreat for every age, the sequences also cater to more advanced students searching for core strength, flexibility and balance.
For the yoga retreat we start our days by taking care of our body and mind, connecting with the mornings’ fresh energy from the lake and getting a touch of luxury pampering by the Chef. From there we will explore different areas with a licensed guide and get insight in the beauties of the Julian Alps.
Triglav in Slovenian means 3 heads: the 3 peaks of Slovenia’s highest mountain (set on the national flag) are visible from Triglav Apartments, our venue. The views are amazing and there’s so much to explore nearby.
June 2021: Direct flights from Frankfurt, Zurich and Paris to Ljubljana
Should your trip/travel need to be cancelled for reasons related to Covid19, might it occur in Slovenia or in the country where you live, you will be refunded in full.
We start the day on the lakes’ shore, still pristine in the early hours, being in the present moment, engaging together in an energizing Pranayama (breathing exercise) and dynamic Hatha yoga class led by Andy.
A restoring evening yoga class is held outdoors or in a wooden room, depending on the conditions, with a wonderful view of sunset over the lake, guided by Miliza or meditation and mantra guided by Emilie.
Host & Yoga Instructor
Miliza is Slovenian native, living in Switzerland and Thailand, and has completed her Integral Yoga Teacher Training on Madeira island, Portugal. She’s deepening her program Yoga for your Back with Svastha Yoga Therapy, focus on the lower and upper back, and guides her students through gentle but powerful sequences to strengthen their core muscles and widen their range of motion. She guides the evening sessions to cool down and restore.
Andy is born in Burma, lived most of his life in Australia before moving to Slovenia’s Alps. He is a certified Classic Hatha Yoga teacher and practices Classic as well as a brand called Isha Hatha Yoga.
For the introduction on the first day he invites us to his genuine Slovene house which he renovated together with his wife. In the mornings he will go through the main poses over the week, rejuvenating and making you ready for the day.
Grega is licensed guide and owner of Hike & Bike living his entire life in the Julian Alps. During our yoga holidays he takes us to secret spots where we experience the best viewpoints in Bohinj valley, meadows, gorges (canyons), waterfalls and peaks and enjoy traditional mountain food, while he informs us about traditions, history and sometimes also mythology.
Photo Tour Guide
Katja is photographer and mountains passionate, knowing lots of remote and breathtaking spots. She takes us on a photo tour: take your camera (fully charged!) with you!
She runs her own photography business and works as the lead photographer of the Balkan Rivers Defence – fighting for free floating rivers of Balkan. A passionate outdoorsy; a hiker, runner, kayaker and generally in love with all of the outdoor activities.
Mantra and Meditation
Emilie is a singer and yoga teacher, born in France, living on Madeira island. She is joining us by Zoom (live online) to guide our meditation and mantra evenings with her melodic and warm voice.
Indeed, both voice and music are powerful tools for well-being and healing. The sound of your voice and instruments bring us to a higher conscious state of mind, allowing for better relaxation.
Triglav Restaurant Manager
Since Damir is also a sommelier, you can be sure that you get a suitable wine with your selected dish, as his wine cellar boasts over 130 wine labels of recognised local and foreign wine producers. His understanding of wines is fascinating, his nose, eyes and taste buds can uncover even the innermost secrets that winegrowers don’t want to reveal. Damir gladly passes on his knowledge to guests and turns them into friends and attentive tasters with his enthusiasm and professionalism. Our breakfasts and some lunches and dinners are enlightened by him.
Our hikes in the heart of the Triglav National Park are designed for a duration of 2 to 4 hours, with short options, enabling walkers of all levels to explore new horizons and enjoy spectacular views of Slovenia.
We visit an Eco farm with cheese tasting, go for a traditional shepherds’ lunch on the meadow Vogar, we have Slovenian dinner at a local restaurant and also local spirits and herbal teas are on the menu.
If the conditions allow, we go for an evening torch walk around the hill Vrtovin, listening to some great local legends and stories.
On a full day tour to the Soca Valley, with the most beautiful Slovene river Soca, we have the chance to swim in the crystal clear emerald green waters. Some other highlights are the mysterious Kozjak waterfall captured in a stony chamber, Napoleon bridge in Kobarid, lunch in Bovec and amazing views all day long.
Triglav Apartments is the base for this luxury Yoga Retreat. It has a unique location only 10 minutes walk from the shore of Lake Bohinj with stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. It is the starting point to walks through meadows, in forests and to the mountains
The rooms have been fully renovated and refurnished in 2019 and now offer both modern and comfortable styles. They all come with comfy beds, modern bathrooms, have a kitchenette with the necessary cooking utensils, cable TV, wifi and a balcony offering beautiful lake or mountain views.
Damir and his team from the restaurant Triglav are pampering their guests with traditional and innovative high-end cuisine you will talk about for a long time (Ever had marinated lentils with local trout over a white veggie mousse? I had! And still drooling over it.) The team follows the BOHINJSKO local brand which is connected to nature, tradition, creativity, and operating in a sustainable manner. Combined with great wine and a magnificent view of the lake – breath and enjoy the present moment of this yoga holiday.
A very nice and modern Spa has also been renovated in 2019. It features two saunas, a sensory shower, a resting room and private room for massages.
Book your private sessions starting from 15 EUR/hour and add a massage to it!
Everything you need to have a break in the privacy of your room, to prepare a cup of tea or a snack in your own kitchenette and enjoy it with a view of the surrounding mountains.
Prepare your tea or snack in your kitchenette and enjoy it on the balcony with stunning lake view. Some units offer a bunk bed and so are perfect for a small family.
Bedroom and separate living room with a small kitchen are ideal for preparing an afternoon snack or tea. For up to 3 persons. With a stunning view of Lake Bohinj.
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Cycling is a perfect way to come around in Bohinj valley (you can easily stay on flat roads). Mountain bikes and e-bikes are for rental at Triglav Apartments
The pastures in Bohinj are connected by various trails: more than 300 km of marked trails. Find here a selection prepared by the Tourist Office.
A forested karst plateau at an elevation of around 1,100 to 1,400 metres. Take the Hop-On Hop-Off bus running 3 times daily from the lake.
Aquapark Bohinj is water adventures for the whole family, wellness and massages, sauna park and salt room (improving immune system), and bowling room.
Bled is a 20 minutes drive (you will pass by on your way to Bohinj). It is Slovenia’s landmark with its church in the middle of the lake, Vintgar Gorges (avoid weekends), its castle and its famous Bled cream cake.
Within walking distance from Triglav Apartments, with a footpath on both sides of the canyon, offering a magic round trip through the forest. Don’t miss the Devil’s bridge built in the 18th century over the deep gorge.
A 15 minutes driving from Triglav Apartments, and 20 minutes walking up the forest to a spectacular waterfall, hidden amidst steep walls and offering a great view over the Bohinj valley.
Slovenia’s airport is 25 km out of the capital Ljubljana. For your flight research you write “Ljubljana” (the full name would be Letališče Jožeta Pučnika Ljubljana, but even the locals don’t try to memorize this name). Find some flight connections here.
A comfy option is to put the car on the train in Feldkirch, Austria on the border to Switzerland (around 22:00), sleep in the train and wake up next morning in Ljubljana.
Other comfy options are night trains with Couchette and Wagon lits from Zurich and Munich. Find more details here.
Slovenia can easily be reached by car and there is a good network of motorways. Some travel distances: Ljubljana is 400 km from Munich, 700 km from Zurich, 1.000 km from Geneva and Berlin and 1.240 km from Amsterdam.
We collected some itineraries in this article for you.
The Last Kilometers
We are at Triglav Apartments 63 km north-west from the airport.
From Ljubljana or its airport you reach lake Bohinj within 1 or 2 hours depending on your travel option, whether by train, by bus or by car (let us know and we will pick you up).
From Our Clients
Let go and feel reconnected to oneself
The retreat in Chiang Mai was an unforgettable week, physically and emotionally intense. Real moments of exchange and sharing around yoga and meditation. This retreat not only rejuvenated me but I felt regenerated as the days went by.
I think the place was particularly well-chosen, Miliza, and the synergy of the group really allowed me to be as relaxed as ever! I also think practicing disciplines like yoga and meditation in connection with nature helps tremendously to let go and feel reconnected to oneself. A gentle well-being!
A pure moment of relaxation
Thank you, Miliza, for all your organization, I spent a very good time, met nice people, learned so many things during these few days, was eating healthy food, visiting nice places. The massage was so marvellous, I recommend to everyone to try it, the herbal hot compress is good for relaxation! The meditation in the middle of nature and with the presence of a monk was one of the highlights, a pure moment of relaxation.
It was a nice retreat, it was so fun, wonderful time spent with this group. Hope to see you again for another retreat.
Intense week with well distributed activities
We had a warm welcome and spent an intense week with well distributed activities. Yoga classes were possible even for beginners particularly as we were in a small group. We had very carefully prepared meals, met wonderful people of different nationalities and this allowed us to build up a nice energy. The outdoor meditation was a great time for a reconnection to our dear mother earth.
The teachers gave us high quality methods and practices.
lot of fun, which I will live on for a long time
“The 6 days were wonderfully organized by Miliza. Excellent morning yoga with a Thai professional, rich, varied and healthy breakfast, joint relaxation sessions, exciting conversations with people who love what they do and realize it with passion. At the top of the list for me is the regular meditation with “our” monk KK, but also how quickly and with what naturalness and openness the small international group of very different people came together. We spent a great week together with a lot of fun, which I will live on for a long time to come… thank you!”