Heart Open Wide - Yoga Retreat on the Island of Vis, Croatia
Come and explore the child within you, through a beautiful island getaway, where we will feed our bodies through a playful yoga practice, nourish our soul through tasty vegetarian meals, and free our minds through endless island exploration.
Type of Event
Estate under the Paintbrush
Vis Island, Croatia
2-8 July, 2016
700 Euros per person shared accommodation in a 2 bedroom apartment
750 Euros per person shared accommodation in a studio apartment (perfect for couples)
850 Euros single accommodation (shared apartment – the privacy of your own room)
900 Euros single accommodation in a studio apartment (the luxury of your very own apartment)
The yogic path, as life itself, is one where you learn how to live with faith. Faith in the light and the love that is within you and all around you. We are all tired from the challenges that we continuously face from the outside world. The challenges that, as we grow older, make us lose our faith. To keep your faith means to always stay in the light of the heart, no matter the situation. To keep the courage and enthusiasm of the young child, to remember the good that
path of a yogi brings to your heart. The clear wisdom is then easily attained, once we remember that we are the happiest when we think and feel from the light and love of our heart,with the enthusiasm and unwavering determination of a child.
Come and explore the child within you, through a beautiful island getaway, where we will feed our bodies through a playful yoga practice, nourish our soul through tasty vegetarian meals, and free our minds through endless island exploration. Experience the untouched, pristine beauty of the island of Vis, where time still stands still, moving at the pace of nature as you will too, to discover the natural rhythm of your body, mind and spirit.
Morning Class - Ashtanga Yoga/Vinyasa Flow
Morning class will either be a Led Primary Series Ashtanga class or a Free Ashtanga- inspired Vinyasa flow. We will have our morning class in the brand new yoga shala constructed on Vis Island. The 140m2 open space shala is perfect for morning yoga.
Evening class - SUP Yoga/ Yoga on the Beach
Evening classes will be either SUP yoga or yoga on the beach. Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is a fun way to test your balance and focus while having fun practicing with the elements on your mobile yoga mat (your SUP board). When we are not on our SUP boards, we will practice gentle yoga on Bili Bok. Bili Bok is a sunset-facing beach in Rukavac made of flat rocks that resemble an amphitheater.
8:00 Rise & Shine Yoga – Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow
10:00 Buffet style wholesome Mediterranean breakfast
11:00 Free time/ Beach/ Excursions (lunch packet included)
18:00 Gratitude Yoga - Sunset SUP class/ Bili Bok gentle
Trip to the city of Vis & Farewell Dinner in the old
town of Vis
We will have a two hour tour of the city of Vis,
walking around the Riviera, enjoying the old
Roman architecture, and the laid-back
atmosphere of this island. The tour will end in a
lovely fish-restaurant in the old part of Vis. We
will have our farewell dinner here, watching the
sky change its sunset colors over the palm trees,
enjoying a glass of wine and delicious
Mediterranean food (fish or vegetarian option).
Trip to the city of Komiza (with a surprise stop)
We will make a visit to this ancient pirate town.
The vibe of this town is distinctly noticeable
and you will feel at ease once you step foot in
the narrow streets of this stone-built town.
This sunset-facing town has a laid-back
atmosphere with pristine beaches, which we
will definitely not miss. On our way there (or
back) we will visit one special place – a surprise
– where you can have a unique view point of
the island, a spot which only a few tourists are
lucky to see.
Boat trip to Green Cave, Budikovac, and Stiniva
A visit to Vis without a boat trip to these three
stops is almost unheard of! Thus, we will all go
together to visit the Green Cave, the isand of
Budikovac and the special bay of Stiniva. It’s a
special thing to take the boat on the island of Vis.
If we manage to catch Bonatsa – what the locals
call a pristine calm see – you will realize all at
once how easy it is to stay present in the
Pick up from the port of Vis on day of arrival and transfer to Estate
under the Paintbrush
Welcome dinner + complementary drinks
7 days full board – healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation for 6 nights in artistically decorated apartments
Yoga – 2 times per day
Stand up Paddleboards for SUP yoga + an intro class into SUP
(stand up paddling)
All transportation during excursions
Boat excursion to the island of Budikovac and the Green Cave, and the
bay of Stiniva
A trip to the city of Komiza + a surprise location
A trip to the city of Vis
Farewell dinner in a “konoba” – typical Croatian restaurant in Vis
Drop off to the ferry port of Vis on day of departure
***Not included in the package: travel costs to Vis (airfare, ferry ticket) +travel insurance.