7 Days Meditation, Pranayama, Healthy Living, and Yoga Retreat in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Mindful Movement Yoga Retreat Croatia

This weeklong yoga retreat offers a serene, protected space and quite time to delve deeper into ones inner world through yogic practice of asana, pranayama and meditation. Withdraw from the fast pace of everyday life and allow yourself to relax and find and develop inner strength and peace.

Highlights

  • 2 themed yoga workshops
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Daily vegetarian brunch, dinner, refreshments, snacks, coffee and drinks
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO heritage site - Dubrovnik Old Town and daytrip to Konavle countryside
  • 6 nights accommodation in a secluded Villa with a lush garden, terraces and pool
  • Sound bath, yoga Nidra, and meditation walk
  • Yoga philosophy talks and discussions

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 9
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Accommodation

The retreat is hosted at a slightly secluded mansion situated in the Brsecine Bay, one of the most beautiful locations in Dubrovnik area. Gently elevated, in the tiny hamlet of Brsecine, the mansion is privileged to a breathtaking vista of the Adriatic and it’s islands. The mansion is composed of two buildings, placed in an enclosed natural sight of 3,600m2. One just a few steps above the other, both equally well appointed with all the bedrooms looking out into the sea. The garden, terraces and a pool area provide enough space for everyone to withdraw into a private space when needed (read more about the location and amenities under the accommodation tab). The nearest beach is a steep 10minute walk down (and later back up) from the villa. We offer drop offs and pickups from the nearest beaches for your convenience.

Program

Limited to a maximum of 9 participants and guided by two experienced 500hrs RYT yoga teachers, this personalized yoga retreat is created with attention to detail and a highly individualized approach.

With a daily program designed to relax and rejuvenate, while also enjoying the beauty and heritage of Dubrovnik Old Town and it’s surrounding areas.

Yoga

The focus of this retreat is to encourage withdrawal into and the exploration of the inner Self through the practice of yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and discussions on the philosophical pillars of a complete yoga practice.

Mornings are started with a guided meditation and pranayama practice followed by a led asana class based on the dynamic and invigorating Ashtanga primary series (practiced up to navasana), suitable for beginners too. Two mornings are dedicated to workshops with a more in-depth exploration of different aspects of asana practice focusing on alignment, anatomy and other principles to support one's physical asana practice.

The afternoon yoga asana sessions are more relaxed, calming and restorative classes based on a variety of yoga styles. The calm summer evenings are filled with meditation, philosophy talks and silent walks. We explore different tools that allow yoga (union) to enrich every aspect of your life. Guided by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga the retreat allows each participant to develop strength, comfort and the ability to pay attention and be present in one's life and practice.

A small group and highly individual approach are important aspects of this yoga retreat. The support of two experienced teachers allows you to devote time to build steadiness, lightness, and integrity in your asana practice.

Participants are encouraged to participate in as much of the program as possible, while everyone is expected to be present during the morning sessions.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Morning tea
  • 08:00 Meditation & pranayama
  • 08:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga based class or themed workshop
  • 10:00 Buffet brunch
  • 11:00 Day trip or free time for beach and other activities
  • 17:30 Themed yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Meditation, talks, walks, movie nights

Included excursions

Dubrovnik City Tour

On this tour, one can discover Dubrovnik’s millennial history that makes it a European cultural center. History is alive in every part of it – Dubrovnik is a museum city and at the same time a live stage, it represents a perfect cross between the past and the present. Every nook and cranny of this Pearl of the Adriatic, as it is known, hides a treasure. Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1940 meters of unique medieval ramparts preserved in their original form and open to visitors as the city’s flagship attraction.

Trip to Konavle

On this trip, we will explore the beautiful countryside of Konavle. A drive through the lush fields and orderly vineyards where the mountains have taken half a step back, providing a dramatic backdrop to the fertile agricultural region. It's best known for Malvasija, an endemic grape producing a very pleasant white wine.

Instructors

Rhubin Herceg
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Sivananda Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Rhubin blends Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga into smooth sequences that help students draw inspiration from within as well as tap into their creative powers. Rhubin is a trained Sound Masseuse as well as a Pranayama and Meditation Teacher, using Tibetan bowls and the Gong as part of her meditation and relaxation practices. A trained student Rhubin has since 2010 become a 500 RYT Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher, therefore deepening her knowledge and her ability to teach yoga at all levels. Rhubin is also a guest teacher on retreats organized by Exotic Yoga Retreats.
Dalia Herceg
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Sivananda Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Dalia is an open minded, warm hearted yogi who looks at the students, and tailors the teaching to their possibilities and needs, finding ways to integrate yoga into their everyday life, and helping them keep the passion and joy of practice, while appreciating whenever one finds the time and peace to spend on the mat. Dalia started her yoga path during her life in India, where she also completed her teacher training, first in 2010 at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Kerala, and the Advanced Ashtanga Vinyasa training in Goa, 2013. Dalia is also happy to be a part of the Exotic Yoga Retreats team.

Location

The retreat is hosted at a mansion situated in the Brsecine Bay, one of the most beautiful locations in Dubrovnik area. Gently elevated, in the tiny hamlet of Brsecine, the villa is privileged to a breathtaking panorama across the glistening Adriatic to the imposing Elafiti Islands. House, pool and terraces are perfectly situated to soak up the extraordinary vista.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 800 meters
  • Bus station - 5 minutes walk
  • Dubrovnik - 25 minutes driving
  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) - 45 minutes driving

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

A nutritious and healthy diet is an important aspect of this retreat, thus you will have a carefully planned and prepared, wholesome, fresh, and balanced menu from local products with a lot of dedication and love. Breakfast is a flavorful, healthy buffet of grains, nuts, fruits, local cheese, homemade breads and other delights. Dinners are set meals designed to support ones overall wellbeing. Throughout the day you will have access to fruits, tea, coffee, fresh drinking water and healthy snacks.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • ATV safari through Konavle
  • Cycling
  • Dubrovnik city tour
  • Enjoy the garden and terraces
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Relax with a game of billiards or some board games
  • Sea kayaking around Kolocep island
  • Soak up the sun by the pool or the beach
  • Treatments on request: Massage and sound massage with Tibetan bowls

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation at a villa
  • Meditation and pranayama classes
  • Morning and evening daily yoga classes
  • Two themed yoga workshops
  • Sound bath with healing instruments (Gong, Tibetan bowls, Koshi chimes)
  • Yoga Nidra session
  • 2 themed yoga workshops
  • Highly individualized approach to each participant
  • Yoga mats and props (blocks, bolsters, straps)
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily dinner
  • Last dinner out at family-run seaside restaurant
  • Refreshments, fruits and healthy snacks during the day
  • Vegetarian meals prepared by private retreat chef
  • Water, tea, and coffee provided throughout the day
  • Guided city tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Spacious sea view rooms with AC and private bathroom
  • Use of estate premises and garden
  • Use of pool, sauna, and sunbeds
  • Billiard table and board games
  • Wi-Fi, towels, linen, Cable TV, washer

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Trips and excursions except Dubrovnik City tour and trip to Konavle

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Dubrovnik (Cilipi) Airport (DBV).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday September 22, 2018
Departure: Friday September 28, 2018

Pricing information

The deposit of 500 EUR is non-refundable but transferable to another person.

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 200 - 300 EUR per person. To benefit, book or reserve before August 20, 2018.

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