Hvar Yoga Retreats

Hvar, Croatia

A week of authentic yoga and rejuvenation on the beautiful Croatian island Hvar. Enjoy daily yoga sessions, meditations, breathing exercises and yogic lifestyle.

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Based on 21 reviews
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8 days / 7 nights

Great 9.8/10

Based on 21 reviews

Instructors 2

Ekta

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, she was introduced to yoga at the age of 8. She studied various Yoga disciplines, is a practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and holds a bachelor's degree in Yogic Science. Teaching yoga since 2007, Ekta has traveled across India, inspiring many.

Plakor

A Croatian who is a graphic designer by profession. Started his yoga journey in 2002. Conducts yoga workshops since 2006. Since several years, teaches yoga between India and Europe. Currently lives in Bangalore, India.

Reviews 21

  • Vesna Mrsol Slovenia

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Location...morning view on the bay and yoga is perfect start of the day...the food was delicious...the instructors warm and approacable...overall perfect holidays... :)

  • Claire Perks Great Britain

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The yoga itself was perfect for me, with only limited previous experience. The location was beautiful and very peaceful. The food was delicious and there was lots of it! Nothing was too much trouble for Ekta and Plakor who were great hosts and lovely people.

  • Martrina Schnabl Austria

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    die atmosphäre in der das retreat stattgefunden hat war überaus herzlich und sehr familiär. sowohl ekta als auch plakor waren ein highlight für mich. ektas behutsame art yoga zu vermitteln, ihre ausgeglichenheit und ruhe und plakors bemühen um die gruppe haben sich grossartig ergänzt.meine erwartungen wurden bei weitem übertroffen und ich hoffe das es mir gelingt noch einmal mit diesen beiden besonderen menschen zusammenzukommen.

    das einzige was ich beanstanden könnte war, dass das freizeitprogramm vielleicht etwas überladen war. aber diesen umstand konnte man individuell für sich ausgleichen.

  • Clare Robinson Great Britain

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    This week really allowed me to focus on a balanced yoga practice.

    First of all, the setting was so peaceful that I started to relax as soon as I arrived. The accommodation is lovely too. Ekta and Plakor looked after of all of us extremely well, and are exceptionally welcoming people. They took into consideration any requirements or requests regarding the yoga practice, food, or accommodation, and went out of their way to make this week a special experience for everyone.

    The quality of teaching was excellent, and both instructors focused on safe, correct postures which were differentiated to a suitable level for the class. There was also emphasis on breathing and meditation, and again Plakor and Ekta clearly have a great deal of knowledge in this area, which they shared with us in an open way.

    There are a lot of opportunities to explore the area on trips, which showed me lots of beautiful spots I don't think I'd ever have found by myself. The food was a real treat too - our lovely cook made catering for hungry yogis look easy, which I'm sure it wasn't!

    I had a great week here, and highly recommend Hvar yoga retreats.

    I was really happy with everything, but I guess if you weren't interested in breathing or meditation you might find this part less interesting.

    However, if you'd like to develop a wide, balanced yoga practice, this retreat is for you.

  • Rudo Maisiri Netherlands

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The spirit of the instructors and the whole group dynamic, an attentive chef . So much dedication by all involved created a good atmosphere and a wholesome retreat.

    There was less private time as many activities though fun, were arranged

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything about this retreat was great, the location, yoga instruction, food and trips. There was nothing more I could have asked for.

  • Stefano Bocconi Netherlands

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    All the people involved in the retreats were very warm and helpful people, that went way beyond their duties as hosts to make us feel well, and that also enjoyed our presence. The location was also very peaceful and ideal for a yoga experience.

    Nothing comes to my mind.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The warm hospitality and generosity of the lovely hosts was amazing!

    Great people, challenging and fun yoga classes, a beautiful house by a wonderful bay, sweet excursions, a blussful week!

    Please More info on your teachers and school oft yoga!

  • Pamela Cihlar United States

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Plakor and Ekta were amazing. The food was delicious and the balance between asanas, meditation, pranayam, and tours of the area was perfect.

    Not one complaint

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I will remember this week for a long time and still miss it actually. Everything was wonderful. The place where we stayed; secluded, great views, a calm nice bay with many places on the rocks to sunbathe and swim. The people who organised this, with much joy, care, attention and positive energy. The great yoga classes of Ekta and Plakor, of good quality and eye voor individual needs. The good and healthy food (yummy :) ), from two lovely cooks. And the beautiful people I have met and had so much fun with; they are all in my heart. So: to be recommended I would say :)!

    I can't think of anything.

  • Aljaša Jenko Slovenia

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Every day at the Hvar Yoga Retreat was amazing. The location of the retreat in beautiful Basina bay was perfect for yoga sessions or just sunbathing and swimming in the clear blue sea. The food was delicious and prepared with a lot of care and attention. I don't think we ate the same meal twice except of course the excelent home made ice cream. The trips to nearby beaches, old towns of Stari Grad and Hvar and the whole day trip to Brač island were a fun way to break the daily routine and to get to know a little bit about history and landscape of Hvar island.

    The thing I liked the best were the people I met. Ekta and Plakor were wonderful instructors and positive, warm people that made every yoga or meditation session a little bit diferent and special. The extended team at the retreat took good care of us and made us feel most welcome. And all of the lovely, interesting new friends I met with whom we had a lot of fun swimming, singing, dancing and practising yoga.

    I didn't like that the week passed too quickly and before I knew it I was already home.

  • Sara Siri Republic of Italy

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I simply loved my retreat with Plakor and Ekta. Everything was perfect: the quality and intensity of the teaching, the stunning location, the excursions, the delicious food and the beautiful friends I made.

    Nothing

  • Dawn Littlewood Great Britain

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Stunning, peaceful location, exceptional food, the warmest of welcomes, an eclectic mix of like minded people, a great programme, wonderful trips to see more of the country with local people who understand and love this beautiful country!

    When I look at the overall picture and my personal experience here I can't really find anything significant that I didn't like.

  • Lizelle Els Republic of South Africa

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The wonderful spirit that Plakor presents, that made me feel welcome and at home. Wonderful yoga sessions and information sessions and talks, that made me a better person when leaving feeling fulfilled, loved and learned. Beautiful setting with the majestic mediterranean sea view in front of my room. Wonderful vegan food, that made me feel healthy, prepared with love and kindness. Outings to all the various beaches and towns. All and all a unforgettable experience.

    If anything the breathing sessions was too long.

  • Andrea United States

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    Hvar Yoga Retreats is my first yoga retreat. I am not a yoga pro but I felt very comfortable with their classes, they accommodated beginner and advanced moves. I am not a vegetarian and I was worried but to my surprise the food was delicious. They also always left so much fruit for us to snack on. The accommodations were lovely. The house is full light and the people in it make it warm and welcoming. Plakor is a hilarious character with immense patience with me. Etka is truly an incredible soul, her aura is calming and nurturing. She would sing to us at the end of morning yoga and it was so lovely it would put me to sleep :) We went to nearby beaches and to nearby towns and I have to admit this is one of my favorite trips ever went on. I also made some good friends while I was there. I will definitely be back.

  • Indi Kovacevic United Kingdom

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    I have been to Croatia numerous times and one of my favorite ever memories of beautiful Hvar has got to be doing yoga with Ekta & Plakor, as well as meditations. They are such genuine, motivated, patient and inspirational people that I have taken their teachings and I practice daily. Yoga changes one's life, health as well as a positive outlook on life and Plakor's playfulness & Ekta's attentivness are proof. Such calm, patient yet passionate devotees to what they teach, the time they dedicate to their students goes beyond the time spent doing postures & breathing techniques. It's an actual reminder of what a life lived true to oneself feels like. I cannot thank them enough for this gift of serenity.

  • Davor Rostuhar Croatia

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    The physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga always attracted me, but at the same time I was refused by the ethereal new-age world that usually goes with it. I could not decide to take the first step and go through a serious, quality program, until I met Plakor. Being honest, straightforward and authentic (virtues which are rare in this world full of people who try to be someone else) - he intrigued me to move. I never regretted it, in fact, I plan now to visit him in India and join his retreats.

  • Goran Popovski Macedonia

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    I've tried many yoga styles, but I found a very profound guidance and inspiration with Ekta and Plakor. The classes are profound, and the island Hvar is definitely worth visiting.

  • Indi Kovacevic United Kingdom

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    One of my favourite ever memories of beautiful Hvar is doing yoga and meditatations with Ekta & Plakor. They are such motivated, patient and inspirational people that I have taken their teachings for my daily practices. There is no doubt in my mind that yoga changes one's life, health as well as a positive outlook and Plakor's playfulness & Ekta's attentivenes are proof. The time they dedicate to their students goes beyond the time spent doing postures & breathing techniques. It's almost more of a reminder of what a life lived true to oneself feels like. I cannot thank them enough for this gift of serenity.

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  • Helena Croatia

    Hvar Yoga Retreats

    Me and my boyfriend had a great time in Hvar. Plakor and Ekta are amazing people full of love and made us all feel like one big family. This was my first yoga retreat and I can say that I didn't have any problem following their yoga sessions. It was my pleasure learning from Ekta who is authentic yoga teacher and her voice is just perfect for relaxing and meditating. Plakor was amazing not only in yoga sessions but also when it comes to organising everything, taking us around Hvar and Brač for sightseeing and simply enjoying some of the nicest beaches in Croatia. Location is also just perfect, you wake up and the first thing that you see is the beautiful Croatian sea. What else could you ask for?

  • Niek and Evelien Netherlands

    Hvar Yoga Retreats

    First, a big thank you! After almost a week of feeling the bliss that is called yoga we're sitting on a bench and think of what we have experienced and learned. That's actually quite a lot. Gently guided by both the instructors we went from very easy and simple yoga postures to still very easy but not quite as simple postures. It's just as hard as you want it to be. Furthermore there was plenty of meditation. We both found that pretty challenging, since we're both blessed with an agile mind. BUT after the first class already we felt an astounding difference. It was almost upsetting how big the difference was. So based on this we can say that this cute ‘yoga couple’ of instructors knows how to get the feeling across in a nice and helpful way.And never forget: “breath out completely” :)

  • Noemie France

    Hvar Yoga Retreats

    Our hosts, Ekta And Plakor took such good care of us, they were very sweet, attending to all needs And wishes. I enjoyed practicing yoga with Ekta in the morning. Although I am a Sri Sri Yoga teacher, we practiced a different set of postures, which I did Not Know so It was interesting to learn them. Also practicing yoga on the Terrace in front of the sea was amazing, it was the ideal place! About the excursions: what to say! Perfect, beautiful beaches, I really liked having some Time sun bathing, And swimming in the sea, this was the main reason that I came to Croatia. The food was very good. I would also like to add that I was amazed And inspired by the way Plakor could always answer the questions of the participants of the retreat, whatever the topic, with such Wisdom And knowledge!

  • Laïla France

    Hvar Yoga Retreats

    I went in one week yoga retreat to the island of Hvar in Croatia at Plakor and Ekta. This is a beautiful place Basina Bay and a very good selection of yoga teachers (Plakor and Ekta). During this retreat I did yoga every day and it made me a lot of good, I needed it because I was pretty stressed by my work, urban lifestyle and I could focus on myself -even during this period. During this retreat I meditated. This helps to stop, not to be in this constant race that moved the body into a frenzy against nature and alters cellular memory. It also gives access to sensations / forgotten feelings and, thereby, changing the chemistry of the body. The most beautiful trips is that in itself does. Looking after his body - including his intestine, which is our first brain - it opens incredible opportunities. I also wanted to emphasize the wonderful welcome we had from Plakor and Ekta. I have one thing to say is that I recommend yoga retreat in Plakor and Ekta, you will not regret the trip. Croatia (and the island of Hvar in particular) is a beautiful country. Go there, you will not regret it!

  • Saša Slovenia

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    Yoga retreat on Hvar in a beautiful natural setting gave me a possibility to reflect on my habits and find new strength to change them into potentialities for happiness. Since leaving Hvar I have not missed a day of yoga. I will be eternally grateful for this experience!

  • Caroline France

    Hvar Yoga Retreats

    I have had an amazing and relaxing holiday at the Hvar yoga retreat hosted by Ekta and Plakor. Hvar Island is truly beautiful and the retreat itself is located in a wonderful, peaceful bay away from touristic spots and seconds from the pristine sea. From the minute I arrived, I have experienced a feeling of peace and mindfulness which only increased as the days went by. Ekta and Plakor are truly wonderful humans and their yoga class are calm yet soothing & energizing, enriched with breathing techniques and meditations which I have added to my daily routine. They took really great care of us, taking us out and about visiting nearby amazing beaches and villages , adapting their schedule to our needs, as well as feeding us fresh and tasty vegetarian meals every day. I have also made some new amazing friends and hope to see everyone again in the future. I recommend this retreat to any solo or group traveler looking for an enlightening and relaxing break in beautiful Croatia.

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