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Ride the Waves

A Journey of Transformation

IN PERSON – 3rd to 7th May 2023

These last years, with the whole world coming to a standstill, brought many of us to a point where we had to reassess many of our life goals and priorities. As the outside world continues to change, it becomes more and more obvious that you have to resort to some inner strengths that maybe you did not even know you have to keep moving forward.

What if you became even more aware of these strengths? And use them more often and more wisely? Like building and fortifying your own inner treasure box that you can then consciously open and pick what you need to thrive, no matter the circumstances?

This is the quest we invite you to join, with this 5-day transformational programme. We are honoured to come together as a team to host this experience in the beautiful mountains of Romania and accompany you in discovering how to take charge of your life – and Ride the Waves that move you onward.


  • revisit and redefine what’s important for you
  • become more aware of your inner strengths and resources
  • activate and make better use of your nourishing relationships
  • create new relationships and tap into a whole new web of support.


Workshops with exercises based on:

  • Solution Focused Coaching
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Mindfulness
  • Buddy system (setting it up and support along the way)

A residential stay deep in the Carpathian Mountains, in the village of Pestera, between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului.


  • Arranged individually kick-off call
  • Set Your Direction in Life
  • Know Yourself
  • Know Your Tribe
  • Your Way Forward

And you will be part of a small group (16 participants maximum) to ensure your optimum experience. English Language.

The course will start on 3rd May 2023 at 16:00 and end on 7th May 2023 at 14:00. 

Contact Us if you have some questions before registering.


Ian Peatey

Ian was born in UK and has lived in Eastern Europe since 1994 – in Poland and in Romania. In 2001 he came across Nonviolent Communication and immediately experienced its transformative approach to life, self and relationships. He has been an internationally Certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008 and, together with Monica Reu (his wife), runs Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication. He is also a Solution Focus Coach. EMAIL 

Petra Demary

She is originally from Germany and has lived in Romania since 1995. Petra has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Human Recources and Management Development. Today she works as an Executive Coach, Team Coach and Business Consultant in various European countries. After several years in an international company she continued her career as an independent consultant and supported the development of her clients with various projects building up her reputation as one of the leading Coaches and Systemic Business Consultants in Romania.

Daniela Pavlovici

Daniela trained as a Solution Focus Coach in 2015 and since the beginning of 2017 she has decided to make this a core area of her work together with Mindfulness Training. She brings over 18 years of experience in communication, marketing, consulting and training, acquired in multinationals, international and third sector organisations in Romania and abroad. Daniela is a strong believer in freedom and making the best of the opportunities that life offers. This is what guides her to support clients in their quest for solutions and a full life they can really enjoy. She has been on an experiential journey of self-discovery for many years and she is dedicated to accompanying other seekers on their paths.


The retreat will be in Pestera, near to Bran, with its world famous Dracula Castle. (See  MAP

Pestera itself sits on the top of a ridge and, surrounded on all sides by hills and mountains, is perfect for hiking or simply for slowing down into a more relaxed pace of life. We have selected Pestera for its beauty, tranquility and connection with a more traditional way of life.

We will stay in a local guest house* where the accommodation is comfortable, clean and basic. All rooms are double rooms (most ensuite). Food is home cooked, largely from locally grown sources and will cater for both meat-eaters and vegetarians.

* We may also use a neighbouring a guest house for extra accommodation – we will still all eat and play together.


There are two parts to the cost:

Training fee: 2,600 RON (€530)

this is payable in RON or Euro when you register.

Accommodation: 1,400 RON (€285)

this is payable in cash in RON at the start of the training. Each room has a double bed and if you are coming with a friend and want to share a room (and bed) there is a discount of 360 RON (€70) per person – please let us know if you wish to do this.