4 Days Ladies' Relaxation, Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Hvar Island, Croatia

  • Holistic Hvar retreat centre , Petra Kasandrica 7, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

4 Days Ladies' Relaxation, Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Hvar Island, Croatia

  • Holistic Hvar retreat centre , Petra Kasandrica 7, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

Tranquil Yoga Holiday Croatia

Join this inspiring yoga, meditation, art, and nature walks retreat held in Hvar town on the island of Hvar. You will enjoy the magical lavender sights of the most famous Croatian island by taking part in this enriching individual retreat program designed for ladies only. Wake up to the morning yoga flow by the sea and reconnect through meditation, art, relaxing massage, and nature walks in your days of relaxation, creativity, and tranquility!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • 3 meditation sessions
  • Relaxing Ayurvedic massage
  • Nature walks & landart activities
  • Art workshop session
  • 3 nights' lodging
  • Healthy meals
  • 4 days with instruction
  • Croatian, English
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You will be accommodated in a family house in a quiet part of Hvar town, close to the sea with a beautiful view of the harbor and major town sights. The house is surrounded by a garden where you are welcome to pick fruit or herbs. It is situated close to the sea so as you go down the stairs, you are already in the crystal clear Adriatic waters for a swim or sunbathing. Most of the activities will be held on the terraces (covered and not covered), but sometimes you will go down to the nearby secluded piers by the sea and enjoy yoga with the music coming from the waves.

The venue is your home. This homely idea will be the basis for your accommodation, meaning you are most welcome to move around the house, kitchen, and garden and feel free to use any space you find attractive. The family will be there to assist you with all the information you may need while staying at the house in Hvar.

You will be situated in single or double occupancy with private or shared bathroom. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned and decorated with attractive details to make you feel as if at home. The bedrooms are situated in separated apartments so each apartment has its own kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and drinks (the ones which are not included in the retreat).

This retreat program is designed to suit individual needs. Therefore, the dates are open for you to choose the ones that suit you the most. As a result, it could happen that you might be the only participant on some days of your retreat, it all depends on other ladies' choices. However, some group activities like morning yoga and evening meditation will also be attended by the ladies living in the area so you will not always be on your own.

Other activities include nature walk, Ayurvedic massage, art session, and daily meals. These activities are individual and therefore adjusted to suit your needs and preferences.

Yoga level

The advantage of this individual retreat program is that the level of yoga exercises will be adjusted to suit your needs. If you are a beginner in yoga, Island Fusion will prepare the program in a way to gently guide you into the basic asanas, breathing techniques, and relaxation exercises.

If you are not that much into yoga but would like to engage in some kind of bodywork, the program will be designed to offer a combination of yoga and other bodywork systems such as body-centered therapy by Alexander Lowen, antistress exercises, chakra balancing exercises, and Tai Chi. In that way, you will get insight into different bodywork programs and decide which works best for you.

The yoga style practised at the retreat is a combination of Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa and Pranayama

To receive information on the benefits of the above-mentioned systems, please send an inquiry to Island Fusion for more details. By getting to know your specific needs before your arrival, they will be able to design the program from which you will benefit the most.

Day 1

  • 15:00 Arrival and check in
  • Free time for swimming, relaxing on the terrace, town exploring, etc.
  • 19:00 Opening meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Relaxation program (poetry reading, concert, or wine tasting)

Day 2

  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Nature meditation walk - visit to eco-ethno village in the area and learning about Mediterranean healing plants you pick along the way
  • Afternoon free time for swimming, relaxing, exploring the town, etc.
  • 18:30 Ayurvedic massage session
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Relaxation program (poetry reading, concert, or wine tasting)

Day 3

  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • Free time for swimming, relaxing, exploring the town, etc.
  • 19:00 Art session
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Relaxation program (poetry reading, concert, or wine tasting)

Day 4

  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Closing meditation
  • Afternoon check out

You will have a nature walk excursion which includes a Mediterranean healing plants tour and a visit to the eco-ethno Dalmatian stone village. There will be landart activities along the way and the trekking is light and enjoyable.

  • Paula Vrankovic

    Paula is a body-centered therapist, artist, art therapist and healer. Her mission is to help people open up for creative processes within and let the creative impulses guide them in their lives. Her main motto is: Visualize and paint the world you would like to live in and then go live in it.

  • Iva Djuric

    Iva is a yoga teacher, artist, masseuse and healer. She teaches yoga in Hvar and other Croatian cities. She has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and continues to paint actively her abstract world. She enjoys reading, studying the esoteric, astronomy and sound therapy. Her main motto is: Expression through creativity provides endless possibilities.

This retreat will take place in Hvar in Croatia, one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world according to Traveler Magazine. Hvar is one of the most popular European destinations where many travelers come to enjoy the Mediterranean landscapes, rich culture, Greek and Venetian heritage, secluded bays of Pakleni islands, UNESCO protected ruins, and the rural beauty of lavender fields, vineyards, and olive groves. Hvar is the sunniest island in Croatia; it has plenty to offer as a perfect retreat location for the body and soul.

During this retreat, you will be served with breakfasts and dinner. Lunch time hours will be spent on the beach or doing the nature walk so take-away meals such as sandwiches, salads and similar will be provided for that purpose. The food is Semi-vegetarian, influenced by traditional Mediterranean ingredients, macrobiotics principles and Ayurveda. The Food can include local sea fish if clients would be interested in trying it. For special dietary needs such as gluten-free meals, Paleo diet and similar, contact Island Fusion team for more details. It can be arranged for additional cost.

Hvar town has a rich cultural heritage, so you may wish to explore its fortresses, churches, museums, and one of the oldest public theatres in Europe. There is a university observatory above the town so it is possible to arrange the tour if you are interested in lectures on the solar system. You can also get on a bus or rent a car, scooter, or a bike and explore the hidden island gems on your own, such as beautiful bays, lavender fields, fascinating views at the sea, and other islands.

There are travel agencies offering a bit of adventurous tours around the island, so you can try sea kayaking, rock climbing, or island safari tour. Hvar is a very popular destination for yacht lovers where you can stroll around the harbor in the evening and enjoy the view or find a quieter cafe or wine bar in those cobbled streets and relax over a glass of good local wine. In addition, apart from the scheduled group activities and the other activities that you can do on your own, you may also take part in the following activities and treatments from the holistic approach program:

  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Art therapy sessions
  • Body-centered psychotherapy sessions
  • Energy work lectures
  • Energy healing sessions
  • Sound therapy session with Tibetan bowls
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • 1 art session
  • 1 nature walk with landart activities
  • 1 relaxing Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 meditation sessions
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 yoga sessions
  • 3 evening programs
  • Daily healthy meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Ferry ticket
  • Flight ticket

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport from the retreat venue is Split International Airport (SPU). Many flights from central, western, and eastern Europe arrive at this airport. You can take a shuttle bus or a taxi to get to Split harbor. It is possible to fly to Zadar International Airport (ZAD) and take a bus to Split. You might want to take the daily bus along the motorway because it saves time.

You can also fly to Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV) and take a fast boat to Hvar. The boat transfer usually departs in the afternoon. It is also possible to fly to Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) and take one of the buses or trains to Split. Please avoid Pula International Airport (PUY) and Rijeka International Airport (RJK) if possible as it can take much longer to arrive in Split by bus.

Arrival by ferry

There are fast boats directly to Hvar harbor from Split. It takes one hour sail to arrive in Hvar town.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Lies from Belgium
    9 out of 10

    "The retreat was just lovely. The location is absolutely stunning, right near the beach and with a gorgeous view across the bay on the old town of Hvar. I had a lovely little appartment to myself, with all the comfort and luxury one could wish for. The food was breathtakingly superb! Super fresh, healthy, but most of all TASTY and delicious!! Yoga classes were good, although I would have liked a more intense programme. Paula is a lovely host and will do whatever she can to make your stay pleasant and satisfactory. All in all, very much worth your while! Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Tracey Tigges from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic few days of wellness in a beautiful setting with a spectacular host! From the moment I inquired about booking, Paula was helpful, knowledgeable and easy to work with. She tailors the program to your individual situation, while offering traditional itineraries such as yoga (with amazing instructor Iva) and Ayurvedic massage. You can determine how much interaction you have with others outside of the scheduled activities but will always feel like part of the group and even her family! I highly recommend this retreat and plan to go back and visit again!"

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  • Review by Annelies Van Der Heijden from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderfull relaxing and insparing yoga retrait at Hvar with PaulaVrancovic. I loved her aproach, her accomodation was comfortable and feltlike home and the program was inspiring and fullfilling."

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  • Review by Deborah from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat with Paula and Iva was absolutely great. I really enjoyed my stay there. The apartment was wonderful, equipped with everything you may need and with an amazing view of the sea and the harbour of Hvar. The retreat was very relaxing with many interesting insights to yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and art therapy. Not to forget, that the food (made by Paula) was delicious! Paula is a great host, who has the gift to let you really feel comfortable. The same applies for Iva, I enjoyed her yoga lessons very, very much.I really can only recommend this retreat. Thank you so much for this great experience!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Steph Anie

    "We had this wonderful dancing workshop with Paula. At the beginning we were not sure what to expect but it was fun! We absolutely love Paula and her work! Thank you!"

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  • Review by Renata D.

    "It was truly a rewarding experience of art therapy with Paula! The challenge of physical separation was not an issue because of Paula´s unassertive but present engagement during the exercises.It was fun!"

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  • Review by Apolonia Molina

    "I believe Paula has a healing gift! I received an Ayurvedic massage when I came to her with some shoulder pain and found that her special energy made it completely disappear. It was amazing!"

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  • Review by Ryder

    "It was an overall amazing experience in Hvar. I could not ask for a better place and host. The small apartment has everything you may need with an incredible balcony. Thank you Paula for a great two day stay!"

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  • Review by Caleb

    "Paula was a great host! She is very attentive and helpful in helping us set up travel to/from Hvar. It has the most beautiful view from the large balcony in a great location! I would definitely recommend staying here."

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  • Review by Clare

    "We loved the place! It has the most fantastic view of the harbor. Paula made us feel very welcome, and when we arrived in a freak storm she had an umbrella each for us! Everything was clean, bed comfy and Paula herself was really friendly with a really interesting art therapy practice. We would stay at her place again next time in Hvar and definitely recommend!"

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  • Review by Errin St. from Canada

    "We stayed at Apartment Orange for 5 days and had a wonderful relaxing time...The pictures do not do it justice. The view is stunning!. Two grocery stores are just a short walk away, and the kitchen in the apartment has all the necessary items to make great meals. The room is large, and the bed is very comfortable. It is about a 10min walk along the sea into Hvar's busy center where the nest 152 stairs leads down to a wonderful smooth rocky area to swim."

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  • Review by Catherine S. from United Kingdom

    "We absolutely loved your apartment in Hvar! It is perfectly situated, within easy reach of the center of town, but not quite as busy. We spent hours watching the boats sailing in and out from the balcony with the perfect view. The apartment was spotless, with everything we could need. Thank you for your wonderful welcome, kind attention and useful advice! I will surely recommend!"

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Hvar Island, Croatia

Island Fusion facilitates yoga retreats coupled with art activities in Croatia.

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