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8 Day Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Basina, Hvar Island
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A Week of Blissful Yoga and Adventure

You're welcome to Hvar Yoga Retreats' paradise - Basina bay on the famous Croatian island of Hvar. Immersed into the natural setting, their yoga classes, guided meditations, and breathing sessions are empowering tools to take you further on your yoga journey, whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to the practice. Beyond that, they nurture the mind and spirit through sharing and celebrating your time together. Take advantage of the sea being just seconds away. And the island tours are very dear to Hvar Yoga Retreats, they believe you will thoroughly enjoy them too!

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Plakor & Oto
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  • Effortless meditations
  • Powerful breathing techniques (pranayama)
  • Daily energizing morning and relaxing evening yoga
  • Tours to nearby medieval towns, beaches by boat and car
  • Fresh and delicious vegetarian / vegan meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Return transfers from/to Stari Grad ferry port
  • Pristine clear sea seconds away
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Maya house is a three-store house with 3 apartments, each with its terrace and a bathroom. The house has a sea view and the sea is only seconds away. Additional accommodation is offered in a neighbouring house, few meters away from Maya house, if Maya house is full, which can be the case if booking is not done early enough. However, Maya house offers a common space to enjoy your time in company of the fellow participants, as well as is the place for part of our yoga program.


This carefully tailor-made program is optimized to give you the most at this retreat. The retreat is all-inclusive, once you reach the island, you won’t need to spend extra money. Yoga classes, meals, free time, and island tours are scheduled to make a great balance of rest and activity. Beyond that, a blend of yogic wisdom and interactive/sharing sessions are offered in a way to deepen your understanding of yourselves and bring about the joy that we truly are. Hvar Yoga Retreats' purpose is met when they see you happy and smiling.


Hvar Yoga Retreats take yoga holistically, as a joyful practice and a powerful tool for personal growth. The classes are a blend of different styles, like Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, and other subtle forms of yoga. Classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Morning classes are, in general, more dynamic and energizing, while evening sessions are more calming. Midday classes bring in some of the essential yogic wisdom, breathing exercises, and easy to do, guided meditations.


Every evening is a bit different, it’s time for improvisation and fun. Sometimes it can include a visit to a nearby town, other times a celebration at the retreat center, or just reflecting on the day at the terrace with a herbal tea.

In-between time: the house is located nearby the sea. The place is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, beach walks, nature walks.

The below daily schedule is a general outline:

  • 07:15 - 07:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:30 - 09:15 Yoga class
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:45 - 13:30 Interactive / pranayama / meditation
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga class
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Various activities

Please note that the schedule may vary according to the program of excursions. For your benefit, it is recommended to attend all the sessions. However, if you feel like you need more rest at certain timings, please do so.

Included excursions

Tours to spectacular island towns and beaches and neighboring island Brac - with its one-of-a-kind famous beach Zlatni Rat.

Visiting Hvar town

An ancient town with a rich history on the island with the same name. Many people say of the town Hvar that it is from a fairy- tale because of its architecture, wonderful nature and its mild climate. Hvar is also very attractive for its luscious restaurants, boutiques, and a vibrant nightlife amidst its medieval streets.

Prior to arriving in Hvar town, we will sightsee an ancient eco-village and stop at one of the island’s famous beaches for an hour (weather permitting). In the Hvar town, you will sightsee for an hour and have a short break for time alone / shopping. Since this excursion takes several hours, only on this day, dinner at Basina bay (upon our return) will be served later than usual, around 9 pm.

  • Time of excursion: 3 pm to 9 pm.

Boat ride to Bol on Brač island

Bol is situated on the southern part of the island Brač, 45 mins boat ride from the retreat center. This little town was founded long ago and became an extraordinary tourist oasis because of the wide gravel and sandy beaches which expands over 10 kilometers. A 20-minute walk from Bol lies the beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) - one of the largest and most beautiful attractions of the Adriatic.

The boat will take you from Basina bay and drop at Bol town, from there you take a walk along a beautiful seaside promenade to the Zlatni Rat beach. The walk takes about 30 minutes but there are also shuttles available. The chef will prepare lunch which you’ll have at the beach.

  • Time of excursion: 9:30 am to 6 pm.

Visiting Stari Grad

Stari Grad (literally Old Town) is one of the oldest towns in Europe. A walk through the center brings the whisperings of the past times. The town’s attraction grew in recent years with opening of some interesting and unique shops and art galleries.

  • Time of excursion: 8 pm - 10 pm.





The yoga retreat is located in Basina, a beautiful bay which is a 10 minutes ride from the island’s Stari Grad ferry port. The bay is perfectly located for island tours and boat trips. There are many secluded beaches in Basina and nearby bays, so you can explore and enjoy your privacy. Apart from a few domestic food sellers, there are no shops and cafes in the bay. However, during the several tours, you can visit them. If you may need to get something from outside the retreat centre, Hvar Yoga Retreats can arrange delivery from the nearby town.

The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. Hvar is proud that it has the sunniest hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea. The vast fields of lavender, gorgeous beaches with tiny inlets and secluded coves, ancient olive trees and lush vineyards create immaculate harmony between man and nature. "The Traveller" has given the island of Hvar a title of being one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world.


You will be offered three healthy and delicious vegetarian / vegan meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Breakfasts will generally consist of porridge, fruits, milk, bread, butter, cheese, jam, honey.

Lunch and dinner will be tasty and balanced meals prepared by the local chef.

Herbal teas will be offered in the morning, before yoga sessions.

Smoking and drinking alcohol are not permitted on the retreat premises and it is advised to refrain from intake of toxic substances during the week for a maximum benefit of the program.

In case of any food allergies, our chef will do his best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please do communicate that in advance so we can better prepare ourselves.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Exploring nearby beaches
  • Quiet time for self-reflection alone or with new friends
  • Swimming in the beautiful crystal clear Croatian sea
  • Stargazing (if the weather permits)
  • Watersports (during Brač tour)
  • Tour of Stari Grad inner town shops and galleries
  • Touring the stunning town of Hvar

Massage therapies will be available. Depending on the week you will have either an Ayurvedic or Shiatsu therapist available. Extra cost applies.

What's included

  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Boat trip to Bol on island Brac and its stunning beach
  • Car tours to nearby towns Hvar and Stari Grad
  • Car tour to one of the islands famous beaches
  • Daily guided meditations
  • Healthy delicious vegetarian / vegan meals three times a day & morning herbal tea
  • Pick-up / drop-off at Stari Grad ferry on arrival / departure
  • Walking tour to explore the bay

What's not included

  • Accident and travel insurance
  • Beach towels
  • Flight tickets
  • Ferry ticket from Split to Stari Grad

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by car

If you are coming with a car, please inform Hvar Yoga Retreats for further travel assistance.

Arrival by airplane

Direct flights connect many European cities with Croatian city of Split via Split Airport (SPU). There are regular shuttles between the Split Airport and the Split ferry port. For more information on airport to ferry port transportation visit the following link http://www.buscroatia.com/airport-split/

If you’re looking for alternatives, there are flights connecting many European cities with town of Zadar, from where you can take a bus ride (2-3 hours long) to reach Split. Split main bus station is just opposite the ferry port.

Split is a beautiful old town and the centre is just 10 minutes walk from the port. If you have time between the flights and ferries, do take a walk and explore.

Arrival by ferry

From Split, there are direct ferry lines to Stari Grad town on island of Hvar. We will pick you up in Stari Grad at the timing of your arrival. The usual ferry timings are at 2:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. from Split, they are arriving at Stari Grad port at 4:30 pm and 7 pm respectively. On the day of departure, we will drop you off in the Stari Grad port at 10:30 a.m. to ensure you catch the 11:30 a.m. ferry to Split. The pick up / drop off is included in the price. See the timings here: http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia.


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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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