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Beginners Yoga Holiday in Croatia

In yoga, the inverse postures like headstand, handstand, forearm stand, crow, etc. can be a big step. But they are great fun and can give you new challenges and self-confidence. In this yoga holiday, you will be shown how to approach these postures safely and systematically so that you can confidently integrate them into your own practice. In between the workshops, there are relaxing yoga classes and plenty of time for yourself or your family/friends if they want to be part of this holiday without yoga. You do the workshops in the studio, the other hours by the sea depending on the weather. Experience an enriching and inspiring short vacation, challenging, active, and yet relaxing - in great nature.

The language of instruction will be English and/or German.

Meet the instructors

Annette
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Highlights

  • Welcome meal
  • 3 Workshops arm balances and inverse postures
  • Accompanied with meditation and breathing exercises
  • Photoshoot at a popular vantage point with the poses you have learned
  • 1x shoulder workshop according to Jill Miller's 'Roll Model method'
  • 2x Relaxing yoga in between (on days without a workshop
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Pizza evening together
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in German
The organizer also speaks: Croatian, English
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Split Airport (US$83 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat, you will stay in a lovely urban villa located on an incline hill, 500 meters from the main beaches and seven minutes by foot to downtown. Each room has a bathroom, satellite TV, fridge, water cooker (tees and coffee), and a balcony. Some of the Southside rooms have a view to enjoy the Adriatic sea, the islands, and the sunset. There is a summer kitchen in the garden where meals can be prepared. Restaurants, shops, and cafes are reachable within minutes by foot. The rooms are comfortable and come with air-conditioners, balconies, and private bathrooms. The rooms are cleaned daily.

Program

Enjoy an active yet relaxing week in Makarska, Croatia - the Mecca of the Dalmatian coast.

In Yoga, it can be a big step starting with inversions like headstand, handstand, forearm stand. Nevertheless, they are super fun and can give you new challenges and confidence. Annette shows you how to safely and systematically these postures to integrate them confidently into your own practice.

You practice the arm balances in the studio and relaxing yoga right on the sea. In your free time, you can swim, hike or go rafting on the river Cetina. Hike through the beautiful Biokovo Nature Park or simply relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in Makarskas' charming old downtown. Annette's yoga classes and Yoga Tune Up® sessions are fun, challenging, and rewarding for students of all levels and age groups. This is a perfect week for your body and mind to experience an active lifestyle and fun inversions. Load your batteries in the Mediterranean sun, enjoy the Adriatic sea's healing energy, and gain more confidence in your practice.

Program details:

  • Saturday: arrival and welcome dinner
  • Sunday morning: sleep in, breakfast, free time
  • Sunday afternoon: Workshop I: Introduction to arm balancing, stretching/meditation
  • Monday morning: Energy Yoga Flow by the sea, breakfast, free time
  • Tuesday morning: breakfast, free time
  • Tuesday afternoon: Workshop II: Basic arm balancing, stretching, meditation
  • Wednesday: day off - time for excursions, optional yoga Nidra
  • Thursday morning: Workshop III: arm balances and head/handstand, stretching/meditation
  • Friday morning: Yoga Tune Up shoulder workshop and Morning Flow by the sea, breakfast, free time
  • Friday evening: guided hike to the lookout point, yoga class, and newly learned positions with photoshoot (alternatively, if the weather is bad, Yin Yoga in the studio), pizza evening together
  • Saturday: breakfast and check-out

Included excursions

One 2 hour guided hike through the spectacular Osejava peninsula with a foto shoot of your newly learned poses is included in the program.

Instructors

Annette Krämer-Batosic

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Batosic Bed and Breakfast, Makarska, Croatia. Makarska is the tourist Mecca of central Dalmatia. Split, the Dalmatian capital is only an hour's drive north away, while Dubrovnik is a two-hour ride south along the spectacular Adriatic highway. Due to its mild climate, Makarska is a popular vacation destination from June to September. Fishermen's nights, the summer carnival, open-air concerts, and exhibitions are all a part of a rich palette of attractions Makarska has in store for its visitors.

An unforgettable sight upon arrival in Makarska is Mount Biokovo, part of the Biokovo Nature Park, rising above the town. It offers incredible vistas of the islands and photo opportunities for novices and seasoned photographers alike. It is accessible both on foot (a beautiful two to three-hour hike) and by car (45-minute drive).

All of these are free and open to the general public. For day-long island-hopping, Makarska offers a veritable fleet of tourist boats waiting to take you on affordable day trips to nearby islands. Batosic also offers private boat trips, aboard their eight motor motorsailer, MacGregor 26X.

Nearby places

  • Biokovo Nature Park - 45 minutes
  • Beach, 400 meters
  • Downtown - 7 minutes
  • Dubrovnik - 2-3 hours
  • Split - 70 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Tennis court

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby

Services

  • Car rental nearby
  • Room cleaning
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental nearby
  • Tour assistance

Food

You will be served a fresh and healthy daily breakfast consisting of coffee or tea, juices, fresh rolls, butter, jam, honey, eggs, fruit, cereal, yogurts, cold cuts, and vegetables.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

You can book excursions to the islands of Brac and Hvar, Skywalk and Biokovo nature park, Dubrovnik, Split, and Mostar, for an extra cost. You can also book Ziplining or Rafting. Furthermore, you can do:

  • Biokovo Natur Park Tour
  • Safari Tour
  • Enjoy water sports, rent bikes,
  • Shopping Center
  • Take excursions to islands of Brac and Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split, and Mostar
  • Rent a boat trips to the islands
  • Skywalk

Spa treatments

Various beauty salons, hairdressers, or massages can be booked separately on-site. They are not included in the price.

What's included

  • Welcome dinner
  • 7 nights Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 x 120 min workshops: Introduction to arm balances, stretching/meditation
  • Energy yoga flow by the sea
  • Optional yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Tune Up shoulder workshop and Morning Flow
  • Guided hike to the lookout point, yoga class and newly learned positions with photoshoot, (if the weather is bad, yin yoga in the studio)
  • Pizza evening
  • Coffee and tea

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal excursions and expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU). If you want Annette to provide the transfer, a shuttle will be sent to pick you up from the airport and to take you all the way to the venue in Makarska. The entire journey from Split Airport (SPU) is about 1.5 hours. The shuttle journey from Split is not included in the price of your yoga holiday and it is more expensive than taking a public bus. The organizer recommends booking a shuttle.

Arrival by bus

If you decide to fly to Split, you will be taking a bus from Split Airport (SPU) to Split port, which takes about 30 minutes. From Split port to Makarska you have to take another bus. The journey takes about two hours and costs approximately 12 to 15 EUR.

Airport: Split Airport Airport transfer available: Split Airport (US$83 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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