Share new experiences, enjoy European Islamic culture, explore Bosnian heritage and marvel at the glorious mountain scenery in Sarajevo. Group ski holidays are the best for cementing relationships, pushing new boundaries and having a laugh-a-minute. With Nisaa Retreats this 7 days all inclusive experience will enable you to leave the hustle and bustle of your life behind and explore new territories in Eastern Europe but will also within you self. The self care package of organic therapies and workshop enable for you the spiritual reconnection and perhaps heal any emotional baggage that you are carrying. There was never a better opportunity to relax, but this winter in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a country on the Balkan Peninsula. Experience the south-eastern hospitality, halal food, Ottoman history, architecture, medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps!

Curriculum

Day 1 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

Arrive by free transfer to the hotel Korone, get cosy in your room and prepare for the Islamic History Lecture where you will be introduced to the major achievements of the Ottomans Golden Age in Europe. In the evening we will be students of the Winter Blues Workshop and access the 1:1 holistic sessions, such as Islamic Counselling or Naturopathy. Today you will have all the time in the world to take full advantage of female only hotel Spa facilities, but  also to satisfy your taste pallet in the hotel restaurant.

Day 2 – Sarajevo , Bosnia

We will have a chance to enjoy the scenery and your own selection of European delicacies for lunch on our conquest of Sarajevo. We will explore the Islamic architecture blended into the scenery of the Austro-Hungarian monuments and palaces, pray in the central mosque, drink free healing mountain waters and spend me time in coffee shops surrounded by local souvenir shops. Evening will be filled with enjoyment and 1:1 holistic therapy and spa sessions.

Day 3 – Skiing, Sarajevo.

Today we start with jogging and stretches followed by a freshly prepared, traditional breakfast with produce selected by the hotel chef. For those who choose the Wellness and Healer Packages you will be indulging in the females only Herbal Spa accordingly. For those of you who opt for the Explorer package, prepare yourself for 5 hours of adventure in the Olympic skiing style in the mountains of Sarajevo. The knowledge seekers will attend the Winter Blues Workshop. Hotel will serve for us a full board treats throughout the day in the luxurious hijab free atmosphere.

Day 4 – Mostar & Blagaj, Bosnia

We will begin our enhanced trip and look forward to the exploratory experience of Sufi monastery, reservoirs of natural beauty, UNESCO classified sides of Monsar, 17th-century mosques, Ottoman streets, palaces and European-style gardens. We will be coming back to the historic Korone hotel by private transport for yet another treat – evening cuisine prepared by the hotel chef and evening full of holistic pampering and all inclusive spa treatments.

Day 5 – Skiing & Pampering, Sarajevo

For those who choose the Wellness and Healer Packages you will be indulging in the females only Herbal Spa accordingly. For those of you who opt for the Explorer package, prepare yourself for 5 hours of adventure in the Olympic skiing style in the mountains of Sarajevo. The knowledge seekers will attend the Winter Blues Workshop. For Wellness and Healer package users feel free to relax in the Herbal Female Only Spa. Hotel will serve all day long for us a traditional treats as well keep the spa facilities available in the luxurious hijab free atmosphere.

Day 6 – Skiing & Pampering, Bosnia

Explorers will continue their winter sport adventures in the Jahorina Mountains. We will also have planned relaxing day out with the afternoon farewell-dinner at the local restaurant in the evening. We will give our last farewells to Sarajevo and its’s daily commotion as well as Islamic history in our free time. The knowledge seekers will graduate from the Winter Blues Workshop and receive their certificates. Upon return we will have enough time to use hotel facilities and pack our suitcases.

Day 7 –Farewells, Sarajevo

On our last day we will eat our final Bosnian style breakfast together and prepare ourselves for our journey home. We may also have some 1:1 sessions – just to keep you resilient and prepared for the advent of reality. We will be picked up and taken to the airport free of charge. It is goodbye for now but not a farewell and remember – the retreat might be over but your adventure doesn’t have to be. We hope you will join us for the next retreat coming soon!

Excursions

Sarayevo is renowned for its new reputation of the alternative, affordable European capital city for skiing and snowboarding. This vibrant city has 2 main Olympic mountains, Jahorina and Bjelasnics on its doorstep, just waiting for you to explore. Sightsee with us and discover the unforgettable attractions of the Sarajevo’s preserved old quarter, Baščaršija, with landmarks of 16th-century Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque and Ottoman-era Latin Bridge remembering initiation of World War. Nisaa Retreats will take to the UNESCO protected sides of the monuments in the Old City of Mostar, Reservoirs of Natural Beauty and Sufi Monasteries in Blagaj.

Therapies

Nisaa Retreats however has extended the pampering treatment to heavenly experience in the female only run Herbal Spa (http://herbalspa.ba/en/). Inclusive to Wellness and Healer packages – you will be exposed to massages, body care and hammam treatment. Herbal Spa will awaken your senses with natural products and elements of eastern innovation, exotic fragrances, energy restoration, relive tensions and stress, cleansing and will release your happy hormones – endorphins.

Workshop

Whiles your winter holiday  with us, invest in what matters the most – Ilm. The Winter Blues Course contains empirical and academic material pertaining to emotional, physical and spiritual healthcare during seasonal changes. This unique – 10 hour long life gift is run during your stay in Bosnia and is dedicated to all holistic knowledge seekers. The recently gained knowledge about emotional nutrition will be compared to Unnani Medicine and introduce to you the organic powers of fasting, medical and sunnah choices. The course is designed in order to facilitate for you the higher awareness of the personal connection with your gut, hormones, thoughts and emotions thorough a combination of prayers, self centeredness, oxygenation, relaxation, nutrition, herbs and flower remedies. This course is certified by the AJS Therapy and the IPHM accreditor body, so you there will be nothing stopping you from taking this knowledge further in your professional endeavours.

Accommodation

Set in a 100-year-old Austro-Hungarian villa, Heritage Hotel Krone is a boutique luxury hotel located in Ilidža, Sarajevo. It’s is located by the park, in a nearby location to the main attractions of Sarayevo and a 5 min drive form Airport. This Halal-certified hotel Cordoba offers an all day restaurant at your service together with cosy spa centre with heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Free WiFi access, as well as 24 hours reception, room service and female only housekeeping availability. Enjoy your stay in one of the double rooms of your choice and hijab free comfort during your stay with Nisaa Retreats.

Catering

The property’s family-friendly Cordoba Restaurant and cafe offers international delicacies prepared with fresh ingredients and Halal options are available as well. The all day, well-chosen menu during afternoons and evenings will keep you coming back for more Bosnians hospitality. Traditional Bosnian food shares similarities with Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, a legacy of 400 years of Ottoman rule. Typical dishes include organic meat, usually lamb or beef to meet Halal requirements, slow-cooked in their juices with a seasoning of spices. Meals tend to be light with a generous portion of vegetables

Packages

Explorer

£1100
  • Accommodation
  • Transport from start to finish
  • Full Board
  • Spa : Jacuzzi, Sauna, Swimming pool
  • Excursions : Sarajevo, Mostar, Blagaj
  • Sports: Skiing, Jogging, Trekking, Swimming
  • 1 hour Islamic History Lecture
  • Bonus2 : 1 hours Islamic Counselling 1:1
  • Possibility of buying individual therapies

Wellness

£1200
  • Accommodation
  • Transport from start to finish
  • Full Board
  • Spa : Jacuzzi, Sauna, Swimming pool
  • Sports: Swimming, Jogging
  • Full Body Massage
  • Pedicure & Manicure
  • Head Massage
  • Aromatherapy Facial
  • Moroccan Hammam therapy
  • 1 hour Islamic History Lecture
  • Bonus 1: Natural Medicine
  • Bonus2 : 1 hours Islamic Counselling 1:1
  • Possibility of buying individual therapies
  • Possibility of buying individual trips

Healer

£1500
  • Accommodation
  • Transport from start to finish
  • Full Board
  • Spa: Jacuzzi, Sauna, Swimming pool
  • Sports: Swimming, Jogging
  • Full Body Massage
  • Moroccan Hammam Therapy
  • Aromatherapy Facial
  • The certified 10 hours of Winter Blues Course
  • 1 hour Islamic History Lecture
  • Bonus2: 1 hours Islamic Counselling
  • Possibility of buying individual therapies
  • Possibility of buying individual trips

Explorer

A week in Sarajevo will leave you with enough impressions and experiences , which will enable you to feel the Islamic ground underneath your feet again! Let us take your breath away with one of the wonders of the world in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Explorer Package includes All Inclusive attractions with breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, transport, organised trips, unlimited use of resort facilities such as jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, daily sport activities ( jogging, skiing, trekking, swimming) as well as individual session of Islamic Counselling , Islamic History Lecture, and 2 hours long Winters Blues Workshop.

Wellness

Whiles you are indulging in peaceful hotel you may as well embark on self-discovery journey with us. You will be having an interrupted access to holistic sessions, whereby your self-care plan will be explored from the Islamic psycho-therapeutic tradition on 1:1 counselling and natural medicine session. The full body massage and hammam, aromatherapy facial, head massage, pedicure and manicure sessions will evoke in you inner goddess during your stay with Nisaa Retreats. Finally, do not forget the unlimited access to the hotel facilities and dial spa extravaganza with Pilates, jogging, Aqua – Fit, trekking and swimming. Your Islamic self will be evoked by Islamic History Lecture session as well as 2 hours Winter Blues workshop.

Healer

The joy of residing in enclosed hotel in the company of like-minded sister is only one of the attractions with Nisaa Retreats. Seek the knowledge in what matters the most – in your wellbeing and give yourself a gift of lifelong study qualification. We will guide you thought provoking health paradigms and enable shifting your current knowledge. You will revisit traditional tales on health, befriend herbs and flower essences, as well as travel deep into your female intuition. After the sport sessions of trekking, swimming and jogging Fit your muscles will sink in to aromatherapy and skilled hands of experienced masseuse. The indigence does not stop just there as we will invite you to 1:1 hammam experience! Your 1:1 Islamic counselling will enable you to get in touch with the Nafs and Ruh, followed by the Islamic identity revival during the Islamic History Lecture.

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