Mystic Banana is a rural retreat deep in the hills of Armenia which provides a relaxed environment for backpackers to be creative, share and learn skills, contribute to our vision, rejuvinate their bodies, clear their minds
The Simple Life
How truly precious the little things are
At Mystic Banana our aim is to allow all of our guests to get away from the typical hostel life, to experience a mind and body detox and to explore their true selves by following our five main principles:
In an age where many of us are addicted to our phones and are constantly 'online' we often forget how to interact with each other in a truer, deeper sense. At Mystic Banana we switch off the wifi, put our phones down and encourage friendship and communication on a more honest level at communal dinners and team projects.
We believe that everyone has an incredible amount of creativity inside themselves however we are often held back by what we believe to be our own limitations. At Mystic Banana we encourage you to let go of those misconceptions and explore your own artistic self. Mystic Banana is constantly evolving and we want you to be able to contribute to it's growth. You can do this bringing your skills from home or by exploring new skills such as building with natural materials, painting, astrofarming and creating interactive communal art pieces.
'Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time'
Located on a remote piece of land in the hills of Armenia we are acutely aware of the impact that we can have our our environment. This knowledge has led us to create a non profit foundation based of the principles of recycling and re-purposing. Therefore we encourage all of our guests to appreciate everything you see, touch and use from the fresh lemons you pick for your morning tea, to the grocries brought down by hand for your dinner. We aim to use natural, local materials for our constructions as well as re-purpose any waste in our creative projects.
Physical Health –
At Mystic Banana we provide you with the means to rejuvenate your whole body. Food is brought to us from local suppliers while we grow our own food forest. We encourage our guests to reconnect with the origins of food through farming, interacting with local farmers and communal cooking. We also encourage you to treat your body so we offer massages from a local masseuse, manicure/pedicure, facial treatments.
Spiritual wellbeing –
'You should meditate 20 minutes daily unless you're busy then you should meditate for an hour'
We believe that spiritual health is as important as physical health so we allow our guests to refresh and nurture their mind during their time with us. We practice meditation, encourage people to learn in our extensive library of books and documentaries and, most importantly, to simply let their mind be quiet while they listen to and appreciate the nature around us.
Our guests can take part in ayahuasca ceremonies to be scheduled once you are here.