Nestled near the picturesque town of Tryavna in Bulgaria, RisingSoul Retreat is not just a co-living community but a sanctuary for individuals seeking spiritual growth, connection, and a shared sense of purpose. As a recent volunteer at RisingSoul, I had the privilege of immersing myself in a unique experience that combined daily working activities, yoga, workshops, and a sense of global community.

The heart of RisingSoul lies in its diverse group of volunteers and retreat goers, each hailing from different corners of the world. This melting pot of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives creates a rich tapestry of human connection that sets the retreat apart. The influence is felt in various recipes and foods that are brought to life by creative cooks and in various spiritual practices gathered from all corners of the world. From the first day, it was evident that RisingSoul is not just a physical space but a haven for the soul.

As a volunteer, my days were filled with meaningful work in the yard and garden, contributing to the retreat’s sustainability efforts and providing a serene atmosphere for those who have come here to heal. Engaging in karma yoga, the practice of selfless service, became a central theme not only for volunteers’ daily lives but also for retreat goers. There was a profound sense of fulfillment in nurturing the earth, knowing that our collective efforts were making a positive impact on the environment and ourselves.

In the retreat, there are two daily yoga lessons and optional workshops. They are truly a highlight, providing a space for self-reflection and physical well-being. The morning starts off with the sound of the gong (repurposed pot lid), noble silence and meditation. The serene surroundings of Tryavna provided the perfect backdrop for these sessions, fostering a sense of peace and tranquility that permeated every aspect of the retreat experience. Then you have a yoga lesson followed by hearty, nourishing brunch.

RisingSoul also stands out for its commitment to personal development through a myriad of workshops. These workshops covered a wide range of topics, from meditation and mindfulness to creative expression like art, mantra singing and ecstatic dance and skill-sharing. It was inspiring to witness individuals opening up and sharing their talents, creating an environment that encouraged growth and exploration of one’s self and surrounding nature!

What sets RisingSoul apart is its emphasis on building a global family bound by shared values. The connections formed during my time there transcended borders, creating a sense of unity that continues to resonate with me. RisingSoul is more than just a retreat; it’s a testament to the power of community, mindfulness, and the transformative potential of intentional living.

In the heart of Bulgaria, RisingSoul Retreat stands as a beacon of connectivity, inviting individuals from all walks of life to embark on a journey of self-discovery and collective growth, for when one comes back to their own embodied power, the rest will rise to that frequency! For those seeking a meaningful escape into a community dedicated to personal and spiritual development and learning more practices to carry with you wherever you go, RisingSoul is a destination like no other.

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