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!
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 the 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.
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.
Tours to spectacular island towns and beaches and neighboring island Brac - with its one-of-a-kind famous beach Zlatni Rat.
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.
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.
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.
Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Art of Living Foundation)
Your host is a yoga teacher and a digital artist. Attracted to spirituality and yoga since his youth, Plakor starts his yoga journey in 2002. In 2006 he joins yoga teacher training with the Art of Living Foundation under guidance of Yogacharya Krishan Verma and has since attended several teacher trainings. Plakor has been teaching in south-east Europe and India. He regularly attends silence retreats and yoga seminars for further self development. His specialty is Hatha yoga and subtle forms of yoga like relaxation, meditation, breathing and sharing yogic wisdom. Currently lives in India.
Ministry of AYUSH
Yoga teacher, world traveler, vegetarian chef and healthy lifestyle enthusiast. Oto was interested in movement and consciousness from a young age. Oto frequently travels to India to deepen his yogic knowledge and participates in yoga masterclasses in Europe and India. A graduate of Sri Sri School of Yoga with YRT 350 hours and QCI certified, Oto was initiated and guided from spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. With experience in teaching different styles of yoga (Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin) and his individual approach to every student, he will make sure that all your Yogic needs are met.
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.
Massage therapies will be available. Depending on the week you will have either an Ayurvedic or Shiatsu therapist available. Extra cost applies.
Transfer not provided
Transfer not provided
If you are coming with a car, please inform Hvar Yoga Retreats for further travel assistance.
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.
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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