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7 Days Move and Manifest Yoga Retreat in Croatia

  • Villa Zamagna, Zaton Bay, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Overview

Croatia Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Combine yoga and manifestation coaching workshops to create the life you dream! This new retreat offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. You will have meaningful discussions and activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and desires. Between the beauty of Croatia and the serenity of the sea and landscape, the atmosphere will surely ignite your being with an energy perfect for the creative process.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation session
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and visit to Konavle with vineyards
  • Lunch on selected days and champagne brunch
  • Wholesome vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Ferry to Lopud Island and horseback rides
  • 6 nights deluxe accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 12.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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This yoga retreat will take place at the beautiful historic villa, named Zamagna in the bay of Zaton just outside of Dubrovnik. This 400-year-old stone summer house was one of the first such homes of its kind in quiet Zaton Bay where the aristocracy of old Dubrovnik came to retreat for the summer months. For many years this particular villa has been passed down through the same family line and is opening its doors to receive guests. It's a unique look into the history of Dubrovnik and its beautiful people.

The venerable stone guest house at water's edge enjoys a peaceful location on the quiet bay against a backdrop of steep, rocky hills and cultivated terraces. The residence is set among an exquisite garden with vine-covered trellises, carefully designed to showcase a variety of colorful blooming flowers and fragrant herbs, fruits, and vegetables. A small chapel nearby is part of the residence, donated by the ancestors of the Zamagna family to the local community and still in use for church ceremonies.

Inside the villa the original design and look of the main rooms and salon were preserved, while the rest of the house was recently completely renovated, including all the guestrooms, to a more modern style. Rooms are spacious, and enjoy views towards the garden or the bay, with wooden furniture, private bathrooms, and fresh linens.

Yoga

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, meditative, and more vigorous Ashtanga styles.

Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students' needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice. Classes will be held in a open space inside the villa and/or in an outdoor space under the shade of the garden trees.

Workshops

  • Energizing and clarifying your dreams
  • Connecting with others and this world on a deeper level
  • Discovering powerful creative tools for the subconscious using journals, images, and affirmations
  • Boosting awareness of yourself and how you’re creating your life
  • Changing the stories and beliefs holding you back from having exactly what you want!

This retreat is part of the give back initiative, where EPM will donate at least 10% of profits to a humanitarian partner in the community where each retreat is held. Their partner in Croatia is the Croatian Scholarship Fund with the purpose of providing university scholarships for Croatian students who could not otherwise afford a higher education.

Guests will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the beauty of the bay, ocean, and nearby towns including Dubrovnik. Zaton Bay is a perfect location to retreat and get away from the day-to-day life. Located just minutes away from the bustling excitement of the city of Dubrovnik and its Old Town, the bay allows for a more quiet repose to enjoy the natural beauty, the waters, mountains, and vistas. Everyday we'll get to experience new sites, sounds, tastes, and experiences of the region and Croatian culture.

Day trips will allow guests to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience. Trips may include visits to towns and small villages in the region, as well as outdoor activities. A gorgeous spa day is included where guests can swim, lounge at the spa facilities overlooking the ocean and mountains, enjoy spa treatments, or simply enjoy the sun. See smaller villages that few tourists go, and get a true education and taste of Croatia with various tastings of regional wines, aperitifs, and cheeses.

  • Erin Lewis

    Erin has studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core Vinyasa flow and Restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.

  • Michelle Lee

    After leading a successful 13-year career in the corporate world, Michelle transitioned her career into a life and financial consultant, retreat organizer and leader, and internationally certified yoga instructor following her passions and sharing this with others around the globe. She now leads the "Move and Manifest" retreats which, besides yoga, adds workshops for life development, manifesting your dreams, and vision board creation.

This yoga retreat will be held at the beautiful historic villa located in the bay of Zaton which offers a serene environment to enjoy the natural beauty, the waters, mountains, and vistas whilst just minutes away from the bustling excitement of the city of Dubrovnik, the nearest city in the neighborhood. Dubrovnik is a city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia within Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Shop nearby

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfasts and dinners daily, as well as selected lunches. Enjoy cuisine which combines creativity and flavors with a special attention to creating balanced meals. Wholesome ingredients, freshness of the foods, traditional cooking methods, and local ingredients are present in every meal you will enjoy at the villa. Meals will be enjoyed on the salon or in the shade of the outdoor veranda. You'll feast on traditional flavors of Croatia mixed with Mediterranean styles as well. Plus, throughout the week you'll have a chance to sample many regional wines, aperitifs, and other tastes such as cheeses and various other specialties.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

A gorgeous spa day is included where guests can swim, lounge at the spa facilities overlooking the ocean and mountains, enjoy spa treatments, or simply enjoy the sun.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Aperitif in Dubrovnik at sunset
  • Botanical garden visit
  • Champaign brunch
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner (at Villa and restaurants)
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Day trips and entrance fees
  • Ferry to Lokrum Island
  • Guided tour of Dubronik Old Town
  • Half-day rental of kayak or paddleboard
  • Lunch on selected days
  • Spa day with treatment
  • Tasting menu at Croatian restaurant
  • Taxes
  • Transportation to and from day trips (some airport transfers possible)
  • Use of estate premises and garden
  • Visit to Peljesac Peninsula with vineyards
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Wine, aperitif, and cheese tasting

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Dubrovnik (Cilipi) Airport (DBV). Transfers between the villa and Dubrovnik airport can be arranged on first and last day of the retreat.

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    10 out of 10

    "I know all of us on that retreat are huge Erin fans and can’t sing the EAT.PRAY.MOVE praises loud enough. It is the most incredible way to travel. Erin has every detailed covered and it takes the stress out of international travel. I know I am getting an amazing travel experience at an incredible value. The accommodations are always world-class and the activities and adventures always provide cultural emersion with local experiences."

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  • Review by Kim from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for another incredible adventure! Croatia is beautiful, and I really feel I got to see the best-of-it, with the itinerary you created!...I especially enjoyed the yoga and meditation. I feel more encouraged than I have previously to incorporate both into my day-to-day life, especially the meditation! Thanks again, and see you soon!"

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  • Review by Ethan from Georgia, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first Yoga retreat (I attended with my girlfriend) and it was terrific. Erin has created a great concept and runs a great business. She said she loves to travel and she loves yoga and she has merged these passions into a very unique experience. The yoga was technically pure and diverse without the rigid atmosphere you might expect. The day trips were a mix of city, village, and nature environments. The accommodations and itinerary allowed us to make new friends. In fact, many of our new friends told us that this is the way they travel because of what Erin has put together. You eat well, have sessions of yoga, see parts of the world you will never see againall in one week!"

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Erin from North Carolina, USA
    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Anne from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Mary from Indiana, USA
    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Yoryani from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Rene Castro from California, USA
    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Catherine from New Jersey, USA
    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Danielle from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Maryam from UK
    10 out of 10

    "The Tuscany retreat was that good that I signed up for the next one! It delivered beyond my expectations. I was showered with warmth at Julian and Amanda's stunning villa where the views are to die for! The day excursions and yoga were well balanced and afforded time for quite relaxation. My energy levels were always at a high thanks to the daily serving of fresh and wholesome Italian cuisine. Erin created a class atmosphere which was focused yet fun. As a Yoga teacher myself I found Erins years experience hugely beneficial, her wealth of knowledge tailored both to myself and Yoga newbies. She is extremely travel savvy and had plenty of recommendations about the must-sees and dos of Italy. This is handy if, like myself, you want to extend your trip. I have been to many yoga retreats but this one stands out as the best. It's contemporary, cost effective but luxurious. Another bonus of the retreat was meeting a variety of personalities. I still stay in contact with some members of our group and we plan to meet at the next retreat.(Ischia) If you desire a getaway which explores culture and personal wellbeing then Eat Pray Move is for you! Thanks Erin, can't wait for the next adventure."

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  • Review by Rebecca from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Tuscany retreat was an amazing experience! I love yoga and love to travel so this was the perfect combination and a great balance of both. The yoga classes were very accessible for all levels and Erin tailored the classes to meet everyones level. The accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable, it almost felt surreal to be staying in a beautiful Tuscan villa overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The food was amazing and didnt leave you hungry just wanting more because it was so delicious! This was my first time in Italy so I really loved the day excursions and getting to explore Florence and other nearby hilltop towns. The small group setting was perfect and allowed people to get to know one another and forge new friendships. I would recommend an Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Retreat to anyone. It exceeded my expectations! I cant wait to go on another retreat. Thank you Erin!"

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  • Review by Rene and Elizabeth from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Erin, you've made us appreciate yoga, traveling and eating well to another level. And not to mention the friendships we've made. Thank you. I can't wait to see you again!"

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Arrival: Sunday May 14, 2017
Departure: Saturday May 20, 2017

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