Hvar Yoga Retreats

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

  • Hvar, Croatia
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from US$760
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8 days / 7 nights

Great 9.5/10

Based on 5 reviews

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.

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  • Review by Andrea from Atlanta, United States
    9 out of 10

    "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. "

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  • Review by Indi Kovacevic from UK
    10 out of 10

    "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. "

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  • Review by Davor Rostuhar from Croatia

    "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."

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  • Review by Goran Popovski from Macedonia

    "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."

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  • Review by Indi Kovacevic from United Kingdom

    "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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Testimonials

  • Review by Helena from Croatia
    10 out of 10

    "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?"

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  • Review by Niek and Evelien from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "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” :)"

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  • Review by Noemie from France
    10 out of 10

    "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! "

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  • Review by Laïla from France
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Saša from Slovenia
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Caroline from France
    10 out of 10

    "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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