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8 Day Roll Model® Self-Care Yoga Retreat in Makarska, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Pension Batosic Bed & Breakfast, Kipara Mestrovica 25, 21300 Makarska, Croatia

Self-Care Yoga Retreat Croatia

Soon, Helen Keenan will be welcoming you at Batosic Bed & Breakfast for our Roll Model® Method Self Care Retreat in Makarska, Croatia. She cannot wait to meet you all! Enjoy the relaxation and rejuvenation of a yoga retreat, while gaining expert skills on the Roll Model® Method Teacher Training. It’s time to take your self-care to the next level with the Roll Model® Method Teacher Training.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Roll Model® Teacher Training
  • Learn how to practice mindfulness
  • Optional hikes and free time to enjoy the beach and local culture
  • Opportunity for private yoga and Roll Model®️ specific sessions
  • Insightful Self-Care Workshop
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction
Group size: 8-10 participants
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During this retreat, you will be staying at Batosic Bed & Breakfast with the option of a private room, shared double room, or shared triple room. The house has free Wi-Fi and a guest PC in the lobby.

The rooms are simple but clean, each with a mini-fridge and satellite television, a safe, and a kettle with tea/coffee. There is a fully equipped summer kitchen in the garden where you will find everything you need to prepare any other meals.


The retreat

What to expect on the first day:

On Sunday morning, after a mindfulness walk, Helen Keenan serves breakfast on the terrace of the B&B. After breakfast, you will begin the Roll Model® training. This training can, of course, be taken purely for the benefit of your own self-care, however, for those who plan on teaching this material professionally, or who are taking it as a CPD course, to get the most out of the training, please see suggested resources below. Please note that ‘The Roll Model’ book is required for the training and is easily sourced from websites such as Amazon and Book Depository.

Free time

On Tuesday, you will have a free day. There is an optional morning yoga class in the SKY Yoga Studio before breakfast. After breakfast you can spend the day as you like; relax, go rafting, be sporty, spend the day on the beach on the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, or just stroll and drink coffee in the charming old town with its small shops, like the locals. If you are up for hiking, the path to the Biokovo mountain and nature park starts immediately behind the house we are staying in, just bring hiking shoes!

Retreat structure

Day 1

  • Arrival (Check-in at any time)
  • 19:00 Welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Mindfulness walk (AM)
  • SOR HALF DAY (4 hours), PM yoga class

Day 3

  • SOR HALF DAY (4 hours), PM yoga class

Day 4

  • Day off for holidaymakers.
  • Optional morning yoga class in studio

Day 5

  • BSI HALF DAY (4 hours), PM yoga class

Day 6

  • BSI HALF DAY (4 hours)

Day 7

  • Q&A
  • Afternoon self-care workshop (2/2.5 hours)

Day 8

  • Breakfast and departure

Required reading:

  • 1. The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller

Recommended reading:

  • 1. Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
  • 2. Fascia: Function & Physiology Webinar, from Yoga International
  • 3. Fascia: What It Is And Why It Matters by David Lesondak
  • 4. Fascia, The Tensional Network of the Body by Robert Schleip
  • 5. The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual by Joe Muscolino

Yoga studio etiquette:

  • If you sweat profusely during the yoga practice, please use your own yoga mat for hygiene reasons - or use a towel on top of the mat provided
  • Please do not take any drinking glasses into the yoga room
  • After class, please fold blankets neatly, roll straps, stack blocks
  • Please wear clean and appropriate workout clothes
  • Helen Keenan would be grateful if you do not wear strong perfumes
  • Please think of your neighbors on the mat. Deodorants are allowed and sometimes desired
  • Please wash your feet before stepping on the mats

Retreat location

Makarska is a small town with a population of about 15,000 people. It is very safe, and you can go out in the evening alone without fear, for a drink or something to eat, or for a stroll downtown. However, there are a lot of cobblestones and the Bed & Breakfast is located on a hill, so bring a pair of sneakers! There is a DM drugstore, Bipa, and a Miller, (like Boots in the UK), who all offer a small selection of natural, gluten and lactose-free products.

Pharmacies, many cafes, boutiques, and cheap restaurants - everything is within walking distance. At Lidl and Kaufland, as well as all sorts of small grocery stores and a large fruit and vegetable market, you get almost everything you might need.

In the morning, fresh fish is sold directly from the boat at the harbor. There are bakeries on every corner. In the evenings, restaurants, ice cream parlors, bars and taverns along the waterfront invite you to enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied by a glass of wine overlooking the sea.


During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast.

The breakfast

Breakfast is served outside on the patio and includes everything that a good solid breakfast should contain. Of course, Helen Keenan can accommodate some special requests (please let them know beforehand).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Welcome dinner on first night
  • Bed and breakfast (price vary depending on choice of single/ double/ triple occupancy)
  • Yoga classes
  • Roll Model® Teacher Training
  • Self-Care Workshop
  • Mindfulness
  • Optional hikes
  • Free time to enjoy the beach and local culture

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU). Taxis and private transfers are always an option when traveling, but if you would prefer a cheaper alternative, the bus is a much cheaper option. As participants may be flying into different airports, we encourage you to search for local buses to Makarska.

Helen Keenan recommends flying into Split Airport if possible, and, if there are enough people, they might be able to organize an airport transfer for the group to the retreat location. If you are flying home in the evening time, you can lock your luggage in Split, at the bus station, and stroll around the beautiful city center which is only two minutes away from the main bus station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants


Arrival: Saturday June 5, 2021
Departure: Saturday June 12, 2021

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