Yoga Retreat in Beautiful Istria, Croatia
Prepare yourself for the Autumn and Winter by treating yourself to a wonderful four day yoga retreat in beautiful Istria, Croatia
Type of Event
October is a wonderful time in Istria. The days are balmy, the Adriatic sea is still calm and warm enough for swimming and the crowds have gone. Why not join us for a long weekend of yoga, mindful meditation, energy work and creativity through art, dance and journaling and enjoy some fun and laughter with a group of like-minded people. You can treat yourself to a therapeutic massage,and visit the beautiful hilltop towns of this amazingly beautiful region of Croatia.
Accomodation will be at the beautifully restored and renovated former stone farmhouse, with sumptiously comfortable apartments, super restaurant and swimming pool all set in lovely gardens. A quiet haven just a few kilometers from the amazingly beautiful city of Rovinj with its ancient cobbled streets, its beaches and clear waters.
Accomodation prices are as follows:
Doubleroom ( 1 to 2 persons) 71 Euro per night. sharing 35.50 euros each incl. breakfast.
One bedroom apartment ( 2 to 4 persons) 84 Euros per night. two sharing 42 euros including breakfast.
The accomodation is for bed and breakfast. I have not included a costing for other meals as each person's dietary requests may be different and some may wish to use the apartment kitchen to prepare some of their own meals or snacks. The restaurant can provide lunch and evening meals as required. For more information on the accomodation, look up Aparthotel Katalyma, Kanfanar for more photos and details.
Friday: Opening circle and welcome party with canapes and drinks. Introductions and discussions on our group and individual needs, exchange of ideas and goals for the weekend. A relaxing afternoon around the pool or walks close to the hotel. Early evening yoga and for 45 minutes followed by dinner. After dinner optional meditation and discussion on yoga as therapy.
Saturday: Early morning meditation ( optional) Followed by 75 minutes yoga with an introduction to Pranayama ( breathing techniques) and the use of Bandas ( energy locks) to improve the power of postures. Breakfast. Rest of morning free for relaxation around the pool , walking, journaling. Lunchtime and afternoon trip into Rovinj, to enjoy this beautiful and ancient city sitting on the edge of the Adriatic. An afternoon free to swim, sight see or just roam the labirynth of narrow cobbled streets. Return to Katalyma for early evening yoga with an introduction tomudras ( hand positions) and chanting.
Sunday. Early morning meditation followed by an introduction to Qi Gong, energy work combined with Hatha yoga. After breakfast we will have a trip inland and visit the artistic hilltop town of Grosnan and travel through the beautiful Istrian countryside where we will Savour local home produced specialities and visit a winery. Early evening a relaxing Yoga session to unwind before dinner. After dinner journaling and discussion.
Monday. Early morning meditation and yoga. After breakfast : Creative Workshop to music and movement. With guidence, express yourself and your feelings about the weekend by creating your own art piece. (materials provided). Lunch and closing circle.
Package price: 210 euros. (Accomodation, lunch, dinner and travel excluded.)
In addition, you will be able to book Ayuvedic massage ( the masseur will come to Katalyma) or experience a fascinating gong massage.
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