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Himalayan Yoga Institute invites you to the Isle of Losinj! A perfect place to recharge and enjoy a week of yoga, fun and relaxation. The yoga retreat program will include the following activities: asanas (yoga postures), breathing exercises, meditation and positive thinking, dance workshop, personalized lifestyle coaching, advice on nutrition and diet.
Every bedroom has a stunning view of the Adriatic Mediterranean or else the well kept, lush surrounding gardens. The rooms are simple, clean and beautifully decorated.
There will be a twice daily yoga practice. Ashtanga (Raja Dhiraja form) and/or Vinyasa Flow in the morning - a dynamic and energizing practice - and a more calming and relaxing afternoon workshop that focuses on different aspects of Hatha-variations, asana technique, restorative, relaxation and Yoga Nidra, meditation and satsang. We'll serve tea and fruit from 07:00 and morning practice will start at 07:30 and run until 10:00. Brunch will be served at 10:15. Evening practice will be from 16:30 to 18:30, followed by dinner at 18:45.
Losinj is one of the islands in Croatia belonging to the Cres-Losinj archipelago in the Kvarner Bay and with its 36 islands, islets and reefs, it is the largest group of islands in the Adriatic.
The island of Losinj is the home of playful dolphins, pine forests, promenades, a profusion of fragrances and flavors. Its beauty will cast a spell on you whatever the season.
Losinj is the habitat of a large group of bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Adriatic, which is indicative of an exceptional level of purity of the sea.
A bewitching fusion of centuries-old pine forests and sea, Losinj is the ideal place for restoring the body and mind. This has been known from time immemorial.
Owing to its exceptional climatic features, already way back in 1892, it was proclaimed a health resort.
A well preserved natural environment is a unique feature of the island; clean water and air, a mild climate, the diverse vegetation and aromatic scents have a deeply beneficial effect on everyone who decides to rest and relax here. The island has become a well-known climate resort across the world, particularly famous for its asthma and allergy curing properties.
The yoga retreat is situated in a quiet residential area of the isle of Losinj, minutes away from the beach. It is spacious and full of light and the rooms are of a good size and beautifully decorated. The house has several terraces with a view of the sea. It is surrounded by a lovely Mediterranean garden and situated in a pine forest. Yoga will be practiced outdoors on the largest of the four terraces, whenever the weather permits, or alternatively in the large space indoors. Wholesome and all-encompassing yoga practice is complemented by the incredibly peaceful and healing atmosphere of the island. People who appreciate breathtaking scenery and incredibly beautiful sunsets return again and again to this very special place.
The generous vegetarian lunch and dinner are served buffet style. Throughout the day guests are welcome to a wide range of teas, including soothing herbal teas, as well as fruit and nuts. For breakfast help yourself to muesli, fruit, yogurt, toast and local honeys and jams. The vegetarian food will be nutritious as well as delicious, drawing inspiration from the Croatian coastal diet which is one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world.
Apart from twice daily yoga classes, guests can swim in the sparkling sea, chill on one of the terraces or simply sunbathe; tranquility will find you here. Maybe you'll fancy snorkeling to meet the local sea life, taking yourself away on an exhilarating hike on one of the many footpaths across the island, exploring local history or just strolling to the little town nearby. Other activities and services include:
Philosophy and discussions on finding your purpose
Indian classical dance workshop (optional)