Joy of the Mediterranean offers Mediterranean yoga holidays by the seaside to nourish the body, mind, and soul!
from Great Britain, October 2021
"Beautiful retreat with Mojca and Dejan"
Everything was perfect on this retreat. It was a small group of just 4 of us which meant you had a really personalised experience. We were in the nature reserve of Mljet which was just stunning everyday I went swimming in the Lakes. Followed by hiking and long walks.
Mojca was brilliant really helpful and welcoming, the yoga was traditional yoga not vinyasa flow more hatha style which I love. This retreat was about unwinding, resetting and what a place to do it.
Now the food... was exceptional - it was the perfect mix of healthy detox, - Dejan is beyond passionate and cares so much, and eating local. His food was so exceptional I even booked him to cook for my father and I after the retreat.
Not to forget Joya Mojca's dog. She was just gorgeous and a real added treat to the experience.
I can't wait to come back and enjoy another retreat with them both!!
from Great Britain, September 2019
"Relaxing detox retreat in a beautiful location"
The Joy of the Mediterranean 4 day retreat in Korcula island, Croatia, is very well organised. It is obvious that every aspect of the retreat has been carefully considered and planned, and yet it feels perfectly organic.
I absolutely loved the food. For me, it was important to choose a yoga retreat that provided all meals and for all meals to be wholesome and healthy. Dan was the full time chef there. He has so much passion and incredible knowledge about food and nutrition, and all meals were carefully considered, well prepared and beautifully presented, not to mention absolutely delicious!
The yoga instructor, Mojca, has a calm and beautiful nature. She takes the time to read up on each individual beforehand, and as she is observant and intuitive, she has a good sense for how to treat each person so that they feel completely comfortable. She is passionate, experienced, and has the sweetest dog, Joya, who is just as caring and calming as her owner! Her yoga teaching style (at least for our group of 5 including 2 beginners) has a focus on meditation/breathing exercises, stretching and slow flow).
In terms of the schedule, I found it had a good balance of yoga (about 60 mins in the morning/day, and then about 60 mins restorative yoga just before dinner), relaxation (including 90 minute 5 star Thai massage, some free time, and reasonable start times with breakfast at about 8am) and exploration (easy walks through the mountains, visiting an organic farm / olive grove).
from Great Britain, September 2019
"Brilliant experience for my first retreat "
I loved the location and the food was better then expected. Our host and teacher Mojca was brilliant and made everyone feel welcome. We loved joya the gorgeous doggie and enjoyed hearing from dan his passion in relation to food! Thanks to you all for a great experience xx
from United States, July 2019
"Yoga in Korcula"
The entire yoga experience in Korcula was better than expected. Both my husband and I, being new to yoga, weren't sure what to expect. Mojca was fantastic and very accepting and helpful. She worked with us and helped us improve. The retreat was a relaxing break in the middle of a two week vacation for us, and we got to relax, do yoga, and engage in an authentic experience on the island. It was absolutely lovely. Dan was a hidden gem that was completely unexpected. His thoughtfulness came through in the delicious and invented dishes he created for us for every meal. The whole experience was awesome, and we already want to return.
from Australia, July 2019
"Idyllic yoga retreat in Korcula "
I was a complete beginner at yoga however I felt at home instantly under Mojca’s care. The generosity of her spirit to all participants on the retreat fostered our growth no matter what level of yoga expertise. Every day was different, the amount of free time and the special organised trips were the perfect balance to allow both the interaction and peaceful space I was looking for (the honey bee farm, and the olive grove/organic farm trips were stand-outs). The little touches in my room such as dried lavender bunches and lavender oil made me feel nurtured and safe. I really enjoyed all of the outdoor yoga sessions in some amazing locations. The beautiful view of Korcula town from the apartments and the sound of the Adriatic ocean on your doorstop was a magical setting and so calming. The food lovingly prepared by Dejan was simply outstanding. He meticulously planned menus with gorgeous locally sourced organic produce from attending the market daily. I missed Dejan’s food instantly upon leaving. I learned so much from Mojca and cannot recommend this retreat experience more highly.
from Great Britain, June 2019
"Very personal experience. Fabulous mix of yoga and activity "
Food is delicious, inventive, exceptionally healthy. I wish I could eat like this all the time!
The yoga is a good mix of different types and Mojca teaches in a beautifully calm focused way and has a special talent for looking after your mind at the same time.
There’s a great mix of yoga, excursions (great massage, boat trip with a great host and amazing food at the Olive Grove), relaxing time and fabulous conversation with interesting other attendees.