After a couple of years of undeniable change to the world’s balance of work, travel and community, it’s time to take your team elsewhere to breathe. Team retreats and getaways are proven to increase productivity, boost morale, and form connections with your people.
But where do you begin?
What type of retreat do we offer to your business, team or group?
This is where we come in.
Company Wellness Retreat
About the Farm
Albanik farm is a rural, agro and eco-wellness enterprise run by women.
It is located in the middle of the wild and untouched nature.
Since 2016, when its foundations were laid, the farm continues to grow with new services and handicraft products, traditional of the area, products which have been carefully collected and selected.
Situated in the middle of an Oak forest, the farm is build with traditional, natural and ecological materials such as wood and stone.
Albania - the perfect Team Retreat location
Nestled in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, Albania stands as an enchanting destination that has been a well-kept secret among travelers for decades. With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality, Albania offers an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience for those seeking to escape the crowds and discover a true hidden gem. Albania stands as a captivating destination for travelers seeking an authentic and enriching experience. With its stunning coastlines, historical treasures, majestic mountains, flavorful cuisine, and vibrant traditions, Albania offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. As this Balkan gem continues to gain recognition on the global tourism map, there has never been a better time to explore the hidden wonders of Albania. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to discover the magic that lies within this captivating country.
BUT IN WHICH CITY OF ALBANIA DOES THE RETREAT TAKES PLACE?
“Have you visited Permet yet? You really should!”
The small, little known town has a romantic location. It stretches in the valley of the river Vjosa and is surrounded by mountains. Përmet itself does not offer much for tourists, it also looks like a sleepy, run-down town. Nevertheless, it have stolen our hearts. Not only because there are great sights of the region nearby, like the hot springs of Benje or the Kadiut Bridge, but because Përmet is so authentic. There are no big attractions in the town itself that would attract masses of tourists.
Permet, a town of some 10,000 people, is located in the south of Albania in Gjirokaster County. It straddles the Vjosa River and nestles in the Kelcyre Gorge between the Trebeshine and Dhembel mountains. Citizens of the town are known for their humour and the town itself, sometimes called The City of Roses, is full of beautiful blooms. Other famous features of Permet include gliko (fruit or nuts preserved in syrup), jams made from roses and fruit, and of course, raki.
A four-hour drive from airport, Permet is quite a trek, but the road that takes you there is spectacular. Once you pass through the dusty farmland of Lushnje and Fier, punctuated by people selling watermelons and red poppies lining the road, the Vjosa river greets you and guides you the rest of the way.
Europe’s last free-flowing wild river, the Vjosa, is currently subject to an international campaign to designate it as a National Park so it will be protected from the march of hydropower plants, luxury resorts, and oil exploration. So far, the Albanian government has resisted, but activists hope their prolonged pressure will prevail.
It is not hard to understand why people are so passionate about it. The river’s water is the most spectacular luminous blue, even on a grey day. It winds and weaves like water ribbons through pastures, around rock formations, and under the boughs of ancient weather-worn trees. Wherever it twists and turns, fertility in the shape of luscious green foliage sprouts from its banks and rises up the surrounding hills.
Why choose your team retreat
Our team are professional women who came together to bring a unique idea in a collaboration. We currently own successful businesses within the remote work and community here. Multilingual and filled with unparalleled knowledge of the valley, its quirks and its beauty, you can’t ask for a better team to find a retreat for you. We are part of the community, are passionate about our growth and want to make sure you fall in love with the place too. Expect consistent clear communication, personalisation and your best retreat yet.
Denisa is a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher in Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow completed in Bali, Indonesia. She teaches Yoga, Meditation techniques and Pranayama to beginner and intermediate levels. She has an extended experience in change activism, community building and empowerment work. As a holistic practitioner and activist, she finds immense joy in co-creating safe, creative and vibrant spaces for wellbeing and growth
Suela was drawn to Yoga/Meditation initially through its philosophy. In 2010 she started the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice, enjoying the physical aspect of Yoga while continuing to focus on maintenance of a healthy balance between mind, body and soul. In 2011, after attending the 200-hrs Yoga Teacher Training she was certified as a Yoga teacher by “Sampoorna” Yoga School in Goa, India. Since 2011, Suela has been teaching regularly at Tirana Yoga.
With a diploma in art therapy Blerta Meta is a teacher of arts, design, exhibition curator, and radio show host. Recently she has taught art and meditation, the art of expressing yourself. It encourages the development of healthy coping strategies, build self-esteem, and improve communication skills.
Elona is the Founder of Ferma Grand Albanik and expert in rural and eco tourism. Main attractive activities that she offers are hiking, mountain biking, camping in nature, collecting and learning about wild medicinal and aromatic plants, gardening etc.