Estate Under the Paintbrush's motto is to live in harmony with nature on the principles of sustainability, offering YTT, yoga retreats, and SUP yoga classes.
from United States, July 2018
"The most amazing experience ever!!"
I would like to start by thanking everyone involved in making this experience at the Estate under the paintbrush unforgettable. The Estate was designed and built by the famous Artist Josip Karakas and has a delightful charm and peacefulness about it, not to mention it’s surrounded by beautiful nature. We had a complete vegan breakfast and lunch (delicious) daily that was prepared with love. Our instructor Neda, is a beam of light that made the teaching and intensive yoga very pleasurable to learn and experience. I definitely recommend this teacher training course to anyone who has a passion to immerse themselves in an intensive yet rewarding Ashtanga yoga practice. I will definitely return one day and will let everyone know about my positive experience during my stay.
Yee Kwan Chung
from United Kingdom, July 2018
"An amazing and inspiring yoga teacher course!! "
I was very inspired by the yoga knowledge and experience that I gained from this course. It took my yoga practice to a next level and provided me directions to further my practice. More importantly, it planted a yoga seed inside my body that reminds me of the yoga philosophy and helps me live a better life. Yoga is really not only posture, if people are interested to understand more about yoga as a whole, this course is highly recommended.
The philosophy and concepts that I learnt during the lecture lessons are going to benefit my life for years to go. Neda, our teacher, is a true yogi who practices yoga every single moment, and sets a very good example for us. I truly thank her for that - she taught us using her own experience and was patient discussing with us on difficult concepts. She is professional as a teacher but at the same time she is humble as a student. I will always always remember her as an yogi role model as I continue my yoga journey.
In addition to the practice and lecture inside the shala, this course also covered two SUP yoga classes and visits around the island, where I got to the nature and experienced the energy of the nature, which freshened my mind and calmed my soul. Vis Island is such a pure and untouched place - attending a yoga treacher course here is such a wonderful decision!
So, in whole, I am really happy with the course. Good teacher, good learning, good vibre with a group of yogi, good environment for yoga practice and good takeaways!
from Canada, July 2018
"Amazing life experience!"
Neda is a passionate, spirited, and extremely caring and knowledgeable instructor. You will come away from this learning a lot about yourself and yoga. The island is beautiful with gorgeous beaches. I recommend giving yourself an extra few days before or after the training to have the time to enjoy them fully.
from Switzerland, July 2018
Words cannot describe how much this trip has changed me for the better. Waking up early in the morning to just watch and smell the nature, then coming onto the mat to use as a mirror for ourselves everyday, I couldn't feel more loved and beautiful. Vis Island is absolutely stunning, we were surrounded by the crystal clear ocean, lavender fields, herbs and butterflies. Being in the nature and with like-minded people who we became such a big loving family all together, was something so magical and truly humbling. And for the most, our beloved teacher Neda, she became one of the biggest inspiration in my life. We are so lucky to have met her on our journey, she is so beautiful in every possible ways. She has so much wisdom, knowledge and love for life and yoga to share with all of us. I am really thankful that I got to stay at such a warm and loving place in Vis Island. Thank you thank you thank you :). -Rani
from Germany, June 2018
"A profound experience!"
The teaching, first and foremost, was fantastic. I couldn't have hoped for a better teacher training course. Neda was absolutely wonderful, and our practices, lessons and classes were fantastic. Philosophy classed covered a wide range of material, and I loved the adjustment classes. Evening meditations by the sea were a beautiful way to end the days. Neda was very warm and made everyone feel at ease, a wonderful guide with a heart and soul filled with light and love. A few morning excursions to some of the caves and beaches on other islands were great ways to give some relax time and the SUP classes were lots of fun! A tough two weeks, but well worth it! I would recommend this teacher training course to anyone.
from Spain, June 2018
"An unforgettable experience"
My time with Neda for my 200 hr YTT was one of the best experiences of my life! The knowledge I gained is invaluable and I have returned home a brand new person. I not only learned more about the physical practice of Yoga and how to correctly perform each asana, how to adjust them for students, and the muscles used etc. But also the spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of what it means to be a yogi. I feel more connected to myself than I have in a very long time....both physically and spiritually. Neda is truly a special person who provides a space to fall in love with yourself <3 Aside from this the beaches are INCREDIBLE and the fun excursions we took to both caves and the SUP yoga just made this a very balanced experience of hard work, soul searching and relaxed fun. Everyone should experience this YTT :) I love and miss you already Neda!!!! Until we all meet again in an endless lavender field <3
from United States, June 2018
"The most incredible two weeks!"
The teaching was second to none. The accommodation was superb, and there was alot of variety as we tried to SUP yoga and also were able to enjoy some excursions.
from Switzerland, June 2018
"I feel blessed to have fallen upon this experience! "
I liked everything. Literally every little thing was perfect, it is a true blessing to have Neda as teacher, so much knowledge was passed on from her beautiful shining soul. I can not imagine any other place I would have loved more than this.
from Denmark, July 2017
"A warm and welcoming experience"
Neda is probably one of the most warm, welcoming and open-minded people I've ever met. She fully and completely accepted that all guests at the retreat were different in both level of experience and in their approach towards yoga. Throughout the retreat she made me feel like a friend and a part of her family and not as a client or a tourist. On top of that, she is an excellent yoga teacher, and I have excelled more in my practice than I'd ever thought possible. She also managed to arrange various trips and experiences during the week, so that we all got the full island experience.
To sum up, I couldn't be more thrilled about the retreat.
from Switzerland, June 2018
"peeling off the layers that hide the yogi within"
I liked the program itself: the books to read and the written test make you really start to understand what yoga is about and how it goes beyond the asanas. The class we had to design was a lot of fun.
The ashtanga primary series morning practice: every morning I learnt something else about myself by sticking to the practice, by showing up.
The afternoon and evening yoga classes were a mix of precision and fun, strength and relaxation.
The estate: I stayed in a shared apartment with a private bedroom; it was fully equipped, clean, comfortable.
The food: was mostly vegan and very satisfying. The days were hot so having a late breakfast and a late lunch was enough for me.
The group of people: starting with Neda, our teacher - she is a true example of professionalism, expertise, yogic lifestyle with feet firmly grounded. The other participants were coming from all corners of the world and it was so nice to learn, stuggle, have fun together.
SUP yoga classes: they were fun, I will want to try it again:)
The day excursions: beautiful landscapes, nice people, fresh water to swim - bliss!