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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, add 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.
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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.
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.
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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