Hvar Yoga Retreats

A week of authentic yoga and rejuvenation on the beautiful Croatian island Hvar. Enjoy daily yoga sessions, meditations, breathing exercises and yogic lifestyle.

Instructors 2

Plakor

Being attracted to spirituality and yoga since his youth, Plakor starts his yoga journey in 2002. Being regular with his practice of yoga and meditation, in 2006 Plakor joined yoga teacher training with the Art of Living foundation and since then he teaches yoga, mostly in south east region of Europe, and accasionally western Europe and India. Currently lives in Bangalore, India. He is also a digital artist and works on everything design and web. Plakor has been visiting Hvar island since his youth, and can never have enough of it.

Meeta

A dynamic yoga instructor from Mumbai, India, Meeta was always intrigued by movement, dance, nature, and healing from a very early age. Started practising yoga in her teens and exploring organic movement, breath and meditation. Meeta believes that learning yoga should be a journey and not a race. She spent months studying in various ashrams and yoga retreats and many of her experiences have found their way into her own training routine. She obtained basic and advanced yoga teaching training certification. Her motto: Follow your heart and stay grounded and believe that anything is possible.

Reviews 30

Debbie (deborah) Leiter

from Switzerland, November 2018

"An authentic yoga experience"

I have been to 7 yoga retreats in 6 different countries and have been to many classes in the USA, but this was the first time I found what I was really looking for in the practice of yoga. I wanted to work on breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation in addition to the asanas. I also wanted the spirituality that should come with the daily practice. This particular retreat balanced all of the above with free time, side trips, tours and a neighboring island visit all for the stated price. I was also impressed with the 3 daily sessions and the bond it created with all of the attendees. I would not hesitate to go back and do it all over again!

Hannah Whitcombe

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"A great experience "

A great retreat in beautiful Hvar with wonderful people. The week was well planned and full of new experiences. A very complete and uplifting program! Twice daily yoga, 1-2 meditation sessions and extra optional activities in the evening. The food was varied, delicious and nourishing. It was my first yoga retreat and first time in Croatia, both exceeded my expectations. The organisers put a lot of effort into making us feel welcome and planned great trips to local towns and beautiful Brac island. This retreat is suitable for beginners, advanced practitioners, and all in between, as it was adapted to each person’s level. Each class was well planned out and aropriately challenging. If it’s your first time in Hvar, you’re in for a treat! Each yoga class was set around the beautiful bay with stunning views. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Ann Marotous

from Australia, September 2018

"Best yoga retreat "

Amira and I loved everything about the retreat. Plakor was very caring and attentive to everyone's needs and we gained a lot out of the breathing and meditation practices. Meeta and Plakor's yoga sessions were informative, fun and challenging. The location is absolutely beautiful and we felt welcome in their family home. Thank you 😊

Beverly Hudspith

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"Blissful yoga retreat "

From the moment Plakor warmly welcomed our group as we arrived at the port this retreat was glorious! His care and attention to detail were very much appreciated. Meeta's yoga teaching was inspiring, I felt that my practice improved every day. I found stillness in the meditation sessions. Our evening sessions with Plakor were lovely and often great fun! The excursions were so much fun, I will always remember our many spontaneous party moments and surprises!

The setting is so beautiful and tranquil, swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic was bliss. I could taste the love in the delicious food that Ned and Anna prepared for us. Our accepting and diverse group gelled really well which enhanced my week. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for this unforgettable experience. You are an extraordinary group of people. I have taken so much away with me, I feel refreshed, rejuvenated and committed to keep up my daily practice!

Tips for prospective yogis - you will be in yoga kit or swimwear most of the time and, if like me you have delicate feet, take some beach shoes to ease your way into the sea from the rocks!

Christine Gower

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"Very speacial Retreat"

From the minute we arrived we felt like Family. Plakor went above and beyond to make sure the whole group was happy and enjoying themselves. Location and views were stunning and tranquil. We covered lots of different aspects during the week, Yoga, Breathing, Sharing, Meditation and down time. Various trips were organised which were all included in the price and fun. Plenty of food which was excellent.

All in all this was an excellent experience all round.

Weather was perfect which of course was an added bonus. We were able to have all the yoga sessions on an open terrace or roof top.

I would recommend this retreat whole heartedly and I will remember it for ever.

Celeste Dring

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"incredible value for money "

This retreat has got to be one of the best out there in terms of value for money. Accommodation, daily yoga and meditation, all meals (which were delicious) numerous excursions (including one with a tour guide around Hvar town) are all included in the price: no hidden extras whatsoever. The location is wonderful, seconds away from the sea down some steps. Very quiet and non-touristy.

The retreat takes place in Plakor's family home and the chef is a good friend of his, which makes the atmosphere lovely. Plakor grew up in this area so he takes you to different places and beeches that you wouldn't otherwise know about.

Plakor is attentive but easy-going: there is lots on offer but the atmosphere is very relaxed so it is easy to sit things out and go at your own pace.

Meeta takes the morning yoga classes. She has a very good understanding of yoga and the body and keeps things fun / playful. All in all, highly recommended.

Emma Nelson

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"Pure love and happiness "

I can't think of anything on the retreat that I didn't like.

The location at Basina bay is so beautiful and calming, as soon as I arrived and saw the house and the view it felt like home.

The daily structure was great and it was made better by the passion that Plakor had to making the whole week a success.

Morning yoga was instucted by Meeta who is by far the best yoga teacher I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her calming voice and continuous humour made the 2 hour sessions fly by with joy. Even in thoughs stretches and postures you have doubt on.

Before lunch the guided mediation was different for me, it was more of a challenge but luckily with help from Plakor and the group I was able to sit still and be present.

I could talk about how amazing this trip was all day. The kindness and love that comes from being here is what I'm taking back with me to the uk. Thank you for the best week ever.

But lets not forget thr incredible food that was made fresh everyday for us breakfast, lunch ane dinner. This aswell as the trips we went on msde this the best value for money ever.

Javier Valencia

from Spain, September 2018

"Higly recommendable!!"

The views, the food, the excursions, the classes, all the attention and care of the organizer... everything!!

Tamara Spaic

from Serbia, September 2018

"Excellent yoga retreat"

The place is magical. Plakor and Meeta gave me deep and profound insight of yoga. All yoga sessions were great in fisical and spiritual way. There were organized 3 very interesting excursions and the last night on the beach, under the stars and violine playing was really something that I will remember. Food was extraordinary delicious. This yoga retreat was the best present ever that I made to myself

Vesna Mrsol

from Slovenia, October 2017

Location...morning view on the bay and yoga is perfect start of the day...the food was delicious...the instructors warm and approacable...overall perfect holidays... :)

Claire Perks

from United Kingdom, September 2017

"Fantastic retreat with lovely people"

The yoga itself was perfect for me, with only limited previous experience. The location was beautiful and very peaceful. The food was delicious and there was lots of it! Nothing was too much trouble for Ekta and Plakor who were great hosts and lovely people.

Clare Robinson

from United Kingdom, September 2017

"Thank you Hvar yoga retreat!"

This week really allowed me to focus on a balanced yoga practice.

First of all, the setting was so peaceful that I started to relax as soon as I arrived. The accommodation is lovely too. Ekta and Plakor looked after of all of us extremely well, and are exceptionally welcoming people. They took into consideration any requirements or requests regarding the yoga practice, food, or accommodation, and went out of their way to make this week a special experience for everyone.

The quality of teaching was excellent, and both instructors focused on safe, correct postures which were differentiated to a suitable level for the class. There was also emphasis on breathing and meditation, and again Plakor and Ekta clearly have a great deal of knowledge in this area, which they shared with us in an open way.

There are a lot of opportunities to explore the area on trips, which showed me lots of beautiful spots I don't think I'd ever have found by myself. The food was a real treat too - our lovely cook made catering for hungry yogis look easy, which I'm sure it wasn't!

I had a great week here, and highly recommend Hvar yoga retreats.

Rudo Maisiri

from Netherlands, September 2017

"Enjoyable yoga retreat in a surreal bay setting"

The spirit of the instructors and the whole group dynamic, an attentive chef . So much dedication by all involved created a good atmosphere and a wholesome retreat.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, September 2017

"Wonderful retreat"

Everything about this retreat was great, the location, yoga instruction, food and trips. There was nothing more I could have asked for.

Stefano Bocconi

from Netherlands, September 2017

"Delightful people and a lovely location"

All the people involved in the retreats were very warm and helpful people, that went way beyond their duties as hosts to make us feel well, and that also enjoyed our presence. The location was also very peaceful and ideal for a yoga experience.

Anonymous

from Germany, September 2017

"blissful week"

The warm hospitality and generosity of the lovely hosts was amazing!

Great people, challenging and fun yoga classes, a beautiful house by a wonderful bay, sweet excursions, a blussful week!

Pamela Cihlar

from United States, September 2017

"Best Retreat "

Plakor and Ekta were amazing. The food was delicious and the balance between asanas, meditation, pranayam, and tours of the area was perfect.

Aljaša Jenko

from Slovenia, September 2017

"Heart Opening Yoga"

Every day at the Hvar Yoga Retreat was amazing. The location of the retreat in beautiful Basina bay was perfect for yoga sessions or just sunbathing and swimming in the clear blue sea. The food was delicious and prepared with a lot of care and attention. I don't think we ate the same meal twice except of course the excelent home made ice cream. The trips to nearby beaches, old towns of Stari Grad and Hvar and the whole day trip to Brač island were a fun way to break the daily routine and to get to know a little bit about history and landscape of Hvar island.

The thing I liked the best were the people I met. Ekta and Plakor were wonderful instructors and positive, warm people that made every yoga or meditation session a little bit diferent and special. The extended team at the retreat took good care of us and made us feel most welcome. And all of the lovely, interesting new friends I met with whom we had a lot of fun swimming, singing, dancing and practising yoga.

Sara Siri

from Italy, September 2017

"A week of pure joy "

I simply loved my retreat with Plakor and Ekta. Everything was perfect: the quality and intensity of the teaching, the stunning location, the excursions, the delicious food and the beautiful friends I made.

Dawn Littlewood

from United Kingdom, September 2017

"❤️ "

Stunning, peaceful location, exceptional food, the warmest of welcomes, an eclectic mix of like minded people, a great programme, wonderful trips to see more of the country with local people who understand and love this beautiful country!

Lizelle Els

from South Africa, September 2017

"relaxed, sunny heart fulfilling yoga retreat in Basina Hvar"

The wonderful spirit that Plakor presents, that made me feel welcome and at home. Wonderful yoga sessions and information sessions and talks, that made me a better person when leaving feeling fulfilled, loved and learned. Beautiful setting with the majestic mediterranean sea view in front of my room. Wonderful vegan food, that made me feel healthy, prepared with love and kindness. Outings to all the various beaches and towns. All and all a unforgettable experience.

Beatrice Hofner

from Switzerland, September 2018

"Très bons professeurs de yoga"

A l’ecoute de chacun/e. Donne un ensemble d’enseignements où chacun peut bénéficier. Asanas, pranayamas et méditations.

Patricija Novak

from United States, September 2018

Buduci da smo mi bili prvi Hrvati iz Hrvatske na vasem Yoga Retreatu duznost i zelja mi je napisati ovaj feedback na hrvatskom jeziku. I buduci da nisam imala mogucnosti sherati sa vama moja iskustva zadnji dan retreata, koristim ovime tu priliku. Tim feedbackom zelim izraziti da mi je ovo bilo najbolje iskustvo u zadnje vrijeme, osjecam se toliko laganom i lijepo opustenom, sa puno energije za ici dalje.... Dragi Plakor puno hvala na tvojoj organizaciji svega, meni je bilo svega umjereno dovoljno i ne previse ili premalo sto se tice yoge, izleta i slobodnog vremena. Jako mi se svidja koliko je Meeta profesionalno ispunjavala njene obaveze, ali i s druge strane se kao draga osoba neprimjetno i nenametljivo uvukla u nasa srca. isto kao i ti Plakor. Na pocetku mi nije bilo jasno ono sve grljenje i sl. mislila sam to je neki show. Kad sam te s vremenom bolje upoznala i uvidjela da si ti stvarno takav autentican. Da sa toliko srca i volje i iskrene zelje da svima bude dobro, a ipak trudom da se na jednom profesionalnom nivou sve to odrzava radis svoj posao (mislim da je to Karma Yoga, ti radis da drugima bude dobro, a ne ocekujes nista zauzvrat;) to sam sad naucila od tebe, tnx:) i zato ti zelim da jos dugo, dugo i uspjesno radis to sto volis: tvoj YR na predivnom i prelijepom komadicu naseg lijepog Jadrana;) i da te tvoji roditelji i sestre uvijek toliko podrzavaju.

Julia Lutze

from Germany, September 2018

"Best Yoga retreat, exceeded my expectations by far!"

This yoga retreat was everything I hoped for. The location of the house and it’s view was absolutely stunning overviewing the pretty bay of Basina. My single room was nicely furnished, very small, but I had everything I needed.

It was great to get up early to have our first yoga session before breakfast taking place on this great terrace with sea view. We would get rewarded by the best breakfast on Hvar brought to us by the Chef Ned, who is an amazing cook and made sure we would have delicious vegetarian or even vegan meals three times a day!

I loved how Plakor and Meeta took care of us, they really made this retreat a special one. Planning all these nice excursions to the small town of Stari Grad, Hvar town with a private walking tour and a boat trip to the island Brač! This also wouldn’t get in the way of mediation sessions and the daily evening yoga session.

Also Plakor and Meeta shared a lot about their yoga believes and philosophy so everyone could find something to connect to and hold on to to have a truely individual experience. There was always enough time to either spend time by yourself or with the others hanging out on the beach.

This was by far more than I expected and I feel absolutely great after this week of stunning nature, yoga and inspiring people!

Barbara von Muenchhausen

from Germany, September 2018

"Tolles Yoga retreat in zauberhafter Umgebung!"

Die beiden Leiter Plakor und Meeta sind wunderbare Menschen und lehren ein wirklich herausforderndes Ashtanga ,was für mich genau richtig war,ebenso die Meditation und die Gespräche.liebevolle wenn auch etwas chaotische Ausflüge!Plakor Eltern sind auch bezaubernd und haben dieses wunderschöne Haus in Traumlage!toll zum schwimmen und Sonnenbaden!und dann gibt es noch einem tollen Koch,der Hammer mässig vegetarisch kocht !!

Martrina Schnabl

from Austria, September 2017

"hat meine erwartuhathperfekthat meine erwartungen erfüllthhh"

die atmosphäre in der das retreat stattgefunden hat war überaus herzlich und sehr familiär. sowohl ekta als auch plakor waren ein highlight für mich. ektas behutsame art yoga zu vermitteln, ihre ausgeglichenheit und ruhe und plakors bemühen um die gruppe haben sich grossartig ergänzt.meine erwartungen wurden bei weitem übertroffen und ich hoffe das es mir gelingt noch einmal mit diesen beiden besonderen menschen zusammenzukommen.

Anonymous

from Netherlands, September 2017

"A wonderful week!!"

I will remember this week for a long time and still miss it actually. Everything was wonderful. The place where we stayed; secluded, great views, a calm nice bay with many places on the rocks to sunbathe and swim. The people who organised this, with much joy, care, attention and positive energy. The great yoga classes of Ekta and Plakor, of good quality and eye voor individual needs. The good and healthy food (yummy :) ), from two lovely cooks. And the beautiful people I have met and had so much fun with; they are all in my heart. So: to be recommended I would say :)!

Testimonials 5

Helena Croatia

Hvar Yoga Retreats

Me and my boyfriend had a great time in Hvar. Plakor and Ekta are amazing people full of love and made us all feel like one big family. This was my first yoga retreat and I can say that I didn't have any problem following their yoga sessions. It was my pleasure learning from Ekta who is authentic yoga teacher and her voice is just perfect for relaxing and meditating. Plakor was amazing not only in yoga sessions but also when it comes to organising everything, taking us around Hvar and Brač for sightseeing and simply enjoying some of the nicest beaches in Croatia. Location is also just perfect, you wake up and the first thing that you see is the beautiful Croatian sea. What else could you ask for?

Niek and Evelien Netherlands

Hvar Yoga Retreats

First, a big thank you! After almost a week of feeling the bliss that is called yoga we're sitting on a bench and think of what we have experienced and learned. That's actually quite a lot. Gently guided by both the instructors we went from very easy and simple yoga postures to still very easy but not quite as simple postures. It's just as hard as you want it to be. Furthermore there was plenty of meditation. We both found that pretty challenging, since we're both blessed with an agile mind. BUT after the first class already we felt an astounding difference. It was almost upsetting how big the difference was. So based on this we can say that this cute ‘yoga couple’ of instructors knows how to get the feeling across in a nice and helpful way.And never forget: “breath out completely” :)

Noemie France

Hvar Yoga Retreats

Our hosts, Ekta And Plakor took such good care of us, they were very sweet, attending to all needs And wishes. I enjoyed practicing yoga with Ekta in the morning. Although I am a Sri Sri Yoga teacher, we practiced a different set of postures, which I did Not Know so It was interesting to learn them. Also practicing yoga on the Terrace in front of the sea was amazing, it was the ideal place! About the excursions: what to say! Perfect, beautiful beaches, I really liked having some Time sun bathing, And swimming in the sea, this was the main reason that I came to Croatia. The food was very good. I would also like to add that I was amazed And inspired by the way Plakor could always answer the questions of the participants of the retreat, whatever the topic, with such Wisdom And knowledge!

Laïla France

Hvar Yoga Retreats

I went in one week yoga retreat to the island of Hvar in Croatia at Plakor and Ekta. This is a beautiful place Basina Bay and a very good selection of yoga teachers (Plakor and Ekta). During this retreat I did yoga every day and it made me a lot of good, I needed it because I was pretty stressed by my work, urban lifestyle and I could focus on myself -even during this period. During this retreat I meditated. This helps to stop, not to be in this constant race that moved the body into a frenzy against nature and alters cellular memory. It also gives access to sensations / forgotten feelings and, thereby, changing the chemistry of the body. The most beautiful trips is that in itself does. Looking after his body - including his intestine, which is our first brain - it opens incredible opportunities. I also wanted to emphasize the wonderful welcome we had from Plakor and Ekta. I have one thing to say is that I recommend yoga retreat in Plakor and Ekta, you will not regret the trip. Croatia (and the island of Hvar in particular) is a beautiful country. Go there, you will not regret it!

Saša Slovenia

Hvar Yoga Retreats

Yoga retreat on Hvar in a beautiful natural setting gave me a possibility to reflect on my habits and find new strength to change them into potentialities for happiness. Since leaving Hvar I have not missed a day of yoga. I will be eternally grateful for this experience!

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