7 Days Adventure, Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rovinj, Croatia

Five Elements Yoga Retreat Croatia

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered Croatia.

Experience the beauty, calm, and harmony of Rovinj, Croatia, while deepening your practice in this Five Elements yoga and adventure retreat. The program is great for singles and for couples especially when one is more into yoga and the other partner into adventure and sport. It is also for those who want a deeper knowledge about the five elements and a more enriching and spiritual experience. All of the activities are very easy to do so you don't need to be physically fit. You need to be able to drive a bicycle, because you will not only drive bicycle on Bike day, but also on other days, it will be used as transport to the other activities.

Meet the instructors

Marin & Natali
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Highlights

  • Daily morning yoga classes
  • Meditation and lectures about the Five Elements
  • Kayaking, windsurfing, biking, hiking, cave exploring, SUP, and snorkeling
  • Daily organic vegetarian or vegan breakfast and lunch
  • Visit biodynamic-organic farm of olive oil and wine
  • Free time to unwind, socialize or go to the beach
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Boat excursion

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
Pula Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Program

In this retreat, Five Elements will offer you a challenging but nurturing environment where you can focus on your personal growth, helping you to unwind and reconnect with your inner resources, surrounded by the healing power of nature.

Aside from the healthy meals and cozy accommodation, you will experience daily energizing yoga sessions, insightful morning Five Elements lectures, meditation time, Five Elements afternoon adventures (kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, or biking ), and plenty of leisure time to spend on the various beaches and secluded coves.

All of the activities in the retreat, including windsurfing and kayaking, are very easy to do. Five Elements Retreats will provide the equipment for beginners and you will be led by highly experienced instructors. Everyone can join, no matter age, physical condition, or previous experience.

Five Elements yoga

Each day of the retreat will be dedicated to one of the great five elements (Water, Earth, Fire, Air, and Spirit). This retreat benefits all levels of practitioners regardless of where you are in your yoga journey.

Five Elements yoga is a variation of Hatha yoga, focusing on each of the five elements. This style is excellent for beginners and provides an interesting approach for the experienced yogi.

The Five Elements concept is the oldest knowledge in the world, originating as ancient religion in Egypt, India, and Sumeria. Civilizations would develop esoteric knowledge such as yoga, Tantra, astrology, numerology, feng shui, and many others based on these beliefs. To today, many mystics, yogis, saints, and hermits still use this concept to continue on the spiritual path they have chosen.

The Five Elements can shape your life and influence your perception of reality. Balance between elements develops qualities such as peace, power, joy, and harmony. You only need to discover, implement, and balance these elements in your character, as you are made from all of the five elements. As you are made from the same elements as nature, Mother Nature can be your greatest teacher.

In the retreat, you will not only learn about the Five Elements but discover which is your strongest and which ones may need attention and learn the method of bringing balance to the elements.

This retreat program will begin on Sunday (arrival day) with the evening (sunset time) gathering

Sample daily schedule

Monday to Friday

  • 08:00 - 09:15 Morning yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Lecture and meditation
  • 12:00 Free time (you can go to the beach, rest or just relax)
  • 14:30 Lunch (sometimes 13:30)
  • 16:00 - 20:00 Daily adventure activities (except one day)
  • Evening - Free time to explore Rovinj or socialize
  • End on Saturday with breakfast

Please note the itinerary of the program can change depending on weather conditions and considerations.

Included excursions

Daily adventures

Biking & Kayaking

One afternoon, you will be cycling along the coast through the park and landscapes of awesome natural beauty until we reach the beach from where we continue with the kayaks. With the kayaks, we will explore the waters around the Rovinj archipelago and we will stop on one gorgeous island where there is no tourist, where you can relax on the beach and swim in the beautifully clear Adriatic Sea.

SUP - Stand up paddling & snorkeling

One afternoon, we take the SUP board and we go to have fun on some remote beach where you can relax, swim, snorkel and have fun on the SUP board and maybe try yoga on the SUP as well.

Windsurfing Lessons

You will learn how to windsurf, one of the most exciting water activities! We provide all equipment and trained instructors. No previous windsurfing experience needed. You don't need to be physically fit to try windsurfing lessons with us and/or you can do SUP ( stand up paddling ).

Hiking Tour & Secret Cave visiting

One afternoon, you will hike, and grappling to visit a secret and real yogic caves where one saint was living 1000 years ago and which has an amazing view.

Free afternoon

One afternoon will be free from activities so that you can relax on the beach or explore the old town of Rovinj, or visit Pula.

NOTE: all the activities will take place on the sea or beach, including hiking, so you will have the opportunity to swim every day. All the adventure excursions include time to come to the spot and back, time for preparation, time for a swim and relax.

Instructors

Marin Vayu
Marin is an adventure guide, nature lover, and an instructor in the Five Elements. He has been in the world of yoga for over 15 years, and has been a lecturer on the Five Elements for over eight years. He is also the author of "Dance of the Wind", a novel about yoga inspired by his travels and the Five Elements.
Natali Podner
Natali Podner is a physiotherapist and yoga instructor. In her early 20s, she traveled around the world as a model and she experienced a lifestyle that was beautiful from the outside. Today, she is finding more beauty and peace inside, and she tries to find love in doing small things.

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During your stay, Five Elements Retreats will provide nourishing and tasty vegetarian meals (breakfast and lunch) based on locally and organic grown food, cooked, and served with love.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
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)

On your free time, you can swim in the beautifully clear sea, sunbathe, socialize with new friends, book a massage, or discover the many beauties Rovinj and the Istrian peninsula - the magic land (terra magica) - have to offer.

Optional activities

  • We organize visiting the small local biodynamic-organic farm. ( Wine and olive oil tasting with an authentic dinner )
  • Sometimes we organize to go for dinner in some good local restaurant
  • You can book a massage
  • On a free afternoon, you can visit Pula with a bus, or take a taxi and visit Motovun and/or Grožnjan
  • If you stay one day extra, you can even visit Venice with daily boat excursions

Spa treatments

You can book massages and healing energy treatments from the professional therapists at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 6 nights' accommodation in one of the Five Elements Guesthouse rooms or apartments
  • 6 breakfast and lunch (vegetarian or vegan and mostly organic)
  • 5 different types of yoga classes, meditations, and lectures
  • All adventure tours, gear, and instructions
  • Boat excursion
  • Free use of bicycles for all 6 days
  • Snack for the welcome evening
  • Local pick-up from Rovinj bus station or harbor

What's not included

  • Dinner: Most guests prefer to visit the town for dinner, or you can make dinner in the guesthouse. All guests will have access to the common kitchen and some apartments have a private kitchen.
  • Visiting biodynamic-organic farm
  • Massages
  • Pick-up from Pula Airport (PUY) - can be organized

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pula Airport (PUY). The nearest airport is Pula - 40 kilometers from Rovinj. This is a small airport but it has some direct flight from around Europe. You can check at Pula airport webpage. From Pula Airport (PUY) you can go to Pula city to visit Arena and then take a bus to Rovinj (30 minutes).

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus service from Rijeka (Croatia), Zagreb (Croatia), Trieste (Italy), or Ljubljana (Slovenia) to get to Rovinj. It will take 2-4 hours by bus.

Arrival by ferry / boat

It is possible to come to Rovinj by ferry from Venice. The ferry comes direct to Rovinj harbor on almost all retreats dates. Five Elements Retreats will come to pick you up at harbor.

Airport: Pula Airport Airport transfer available: Pula Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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