Joy of the Mediterranean offers Mediterranean yoga holidays by the seaside to nourish the body, mind, and soul!
Yoga Retreats (5)
Mojca Bajt is an experienced and passionate yoga teacher. She has a unique ability to naturally inspire a deeper understanding of the flow of breath, movement, and mindful connections in yoga. In her classes, she teaches her students to be in the present moment, to explore themselves, and to empower themselves. She challenges you to increase your physical flexibility and strength, in order to transform them into inner strength, balance, harmony, and joy. Her yoga and meditation classes are suitable for everyone, from beginner to experienced yogi.
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 United Kingdom, September 2018
"Perfect stay in Kroatia "
from Belgium, July 2018
Definitely a great detox. Both mentally and physically. The food was awesome and the tours an excellent add-on.
from Canada, June 2018
"Amazing experience! "
Mojca was extremely attentive to every retreat members yoga abilities and had the perfect balance of pushing my limits with compassion. I am coming home with a rejuvenated body/mind and motivation to expand my yoga practice. The excursions she planned gave us all the opportunity to experience Korcula and added greatly to the overall experience. We also had free time to swim in the sea, relax, walk into town etc. I found it all to be the perfect balance between scheduled time and rest. Dan, the chef, nourished us with the most incredible vegetarian food all week and his attention to detail, freshness and quality were amazing. Medeja graciously answered all of my questions before coming to the retreat quickly and made sure I had the information I needed to reach Korcula.
from Ireland, June 2018
Everything was just wonderful the food out of this world mojca wonderful teacher. Also tours were an added bonus I will be back😎
from Turkey, June 2018
"My first yoga retreat experience "
from Germany, September 2017
"An amazing yoga experience and a great location!"
I did like the lovely atmosphere which made it possible to not only recharge my batteries from a busy work life but also allowed me to challenge myself in terms of different yoga styles. Apart from that, we had the chance to explore the island during our trips. And last but not least, the creative, organic and healthy food prepared by Dan!
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from Ireland, June 2017
"Trip of a lifetime"
The best vacation i have ever had, truely exceeded my expectations. From the second i was greeted off the ferry by the beautiful Mojca to our final see you soon was a life changing experience for me. The location and the accomodation was stunning, the attention to detail in my room to make me feel more relaxed and at home was beautiful. Mojca was not only an amazing yoga teacher but a beautiful person and great company and Dan, you nourished my soul with your amazing food and your passion for healty living. I learned so much from both Mojca and Dan, the world is a better place for having people like them in it.
from Sweden, June 2017
"The best yoga retreat ever! "
The yoga was really good, I have never had such a lovely and caring yogateacher. And it was so beautiful to have yoga in front of the sea. Also the food was amazing, we had our own chef Dan, so passionated. All the food was organic and really tasty. It was an amazing week. I miss it already. I would love to go back.
from United States, September 2018
It has been my first yoga retreat and I was a bit unsure what to expect. With hindsight I know that I have made a perfect choice - it was a really enjoyable mixture of yoga, food, contemplation, enjoying the sun and the sea and nice trips around the island.
Thanks to the whole team (front and back) and to the group!
from United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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.
from United States, September 2018
"A truly amazing experience"
This was a wonderful yoga retreat, providing an excellent mix of activity and relaxation. It was a perfect retreat to reflect and relax for a few days. The location in Korcula was spectacular, and Mojca, the yoga instructor was amazing - a very intuitive and special person. Meals at the accommodation were prepared by Dan, whose healthy creations were absolutely delicious. The massage experience, boat trip, hike and herb workshop were also wonderful local experiences, with the most amazing, fresh food. I would recommend this retreat 100 percent, and would love to return myself.
from Canada, September 2018
"Do This Retreat - Much More than Yoga"
Mojca is so welcoming and aside from being a perfect host, she is an amazing teacher and made time for every guest. I cannot say enough about my experience. It was more than I expected and the experience will stay with me always. This was my first yoga retreat so the bar is now set extremely high!
from United Kingdom, July 2018
"Wonderful yoga retreat"
We had such a lovely 4 day retreat at Korcula, everything was so well planned and thought through. From yoga right by the sea to the included excursions and the most delicious food. Mojca gives great classes x2 a day, and Dan makes beautiful food and juices. Added bonus included the massage and the location, right next to the sea! Thank you so much, hope to come again!
from United Kingdom, June 2018
This was my first yoga retreat. The Island was beautiful and the excursions well thought out and varied I really enjoyed all of them. The food was something else but I would have preferred different juices to try each morning . I really enjoyed all of the yoga and practicing it outside next to the sea and especially in the Olive Grove which was magical. Eating the fresh fish on the boat was perfect and eating in the home of the owner of the Olive Grove was fab.The massage was the best I have had in a beautiful building. If you enjoy yoga and you want a varied retreat which offers value for money I don't think you could better than this. I loved Croatia and plan to return.
from United Kingdom, June 2018
"Surpassed All Expectations"
The location was utterly beautiful. Yoga took place each day right next to turquoise sea, and also in an old olive grove, which had a deeply serene atmosphere.
Mojca was a wonderful teacher who seemed to sense what we needed; the yoga focused on poses and meditation, and this within the beautiful locations created a deep and special experience.
The food was amazing. The chef Dan, creates meals with a level of a devotion to organic local produce that I have never before come across, and it shows in every mouthful. A meal hosted by a local organic farmer in her house was also exquisite, and a memory which will last.
Swimming from the boat, the swimming platform straight into the sea in front of the house, diving from the rocks at the end of a hike, and the best massage of my life, all made the whole experience very very special.
Thank you Mojca and Dan
from United Kingdom, May 2018
"Exceptional quality yoga retreat. "
Mojca the instructor and host throughout our stay gently and seamlessly provided everything you could wish for in terms of yoga teaching, stunning accommodation literally metres from the sea, high quality food created by a skilled and knowledgeable chef who is committed to local organic food and cooks with love. The activities and massage were authentic and we all learned so much about living closer to nature. The whole experience was excellent and delivered with true attention to detail, care and no corners cut whatsoever - amazing Thai massage included at a very high end Thai spa etc etc Mojca is a warm, charismatic delight who brings the compassion and over 20 years yoga experience to this retreat.
from United States, June 2017
"Do yourself a favor!"
This long weekend was more than I could have hoped for. Truly healthy eating by the most amazing and knowledgeable macrobiotic chef. The food was fresh, filling and clean. The morning yoga was challenging yet adaptable as I have done yoga on many occasions whereas my friend was quite new. Meditation was another great aspect of the offerings. An unexpected highlight was a trip to a farm of a lovely women who inherited acres of land from her grandmother and on this land we saw Olive trees, cherry trees, herbs and an amazing ecological and sustainable balance in nature. From there we enjoyed a freshly made dinner at this women's home. I have never had the chance to see the food go from the ground to the table. I am leaving feeling refreshed and inspired. The backdrop to all of this was the enchanted island of Korcula. If you are considering this kind of vacation, look no further joy of the Mediterranean is where you want to be!
from United Kingdom, May 2017
"Amazing stay - feeling so rejuvenated! "
Mojca is amazing and makes you feel instantly at home. The island itself is truly special and Dan the chef cooks incredible food. I'm feeling so refreshed and would highly recommend this to anyone who is craving total relaxation and a slower pace of life. The massage at the local gorgeous spa is also 5 star! All I can say is thank you so much for a brilliant weekend!
from United States, September 2018
"Helemaal opgeladen / Fully charged"
De accommodatie vlakbij het dorpje, de grootte van de groep (max 8 personen) en met name de afwisseling van Yoga en andere activiteiten zoals wandelen, bootje varen en tussendoor momenten voor jezelf.
Het eten was super, verse groeten en fruit bereid op een manier zoals ik niet eerder heb gegeten.
The accommodation near the village, the size of the group (max 8 people) and in particular the variety of Yoga and other activities such as hiking, boating and in between moments for yourself.
The food was superb, fresh vegetables and fruit prepared in a way I have not eaten before.
from Netherlands, July 2018
"Had an amazing experience and I wish I had booked 8 days"
The whole retreat was well organized, with a good mix of yoga in the morning and evening (on the beach, on an island or even at an olive grove) and other activities, we had amazing food and juices (incl. delicious, healthy icecream!), spacious rooms for ourselves with a bathroom and kitchenette, the island Korcula is truly beautiful, Mojca and Dan were so hospitable, kind and made us feel at home, Mojca guided all of us regardless of how much yoga experience we have and we were picked up and transported to the ferry. I missed the retreat already on they day I left the island.
from United States, May 2018
"An amazing review with amazing coaches, in a beautiful place"
Instructors were amazing, super dedicated, personal, helpful. Food was amazing, home made, organic, local, made with love. The guest house is very nice, overlooking the sea, simple but super comfortable.
from Netherlands, June 2017
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from New Zealand,
I experienced the magic of 8 days of yoga and beautiful food with Dan and Mojca in June 2017. If you are currently considering doing this or trying to decide amongst the retreats that are offered please do yourself a huge favour and go! I travelled from New Zealand and was tired and significantly professionally burnt out upon arrival. Joy of the Mediterranean healed me I can honestly say. Mojca is an amazing yoga teacher and mentor. She put a huge amount of passion and effort in to every class she took with many years of skill showing and I learnt so much..she also inspired me to continue with my practice. In addition to this she treated our group of lovely participants like family as did Dan making the experience even better. This, both her and Dan did, whilst respecting each persons privacy and individual needs balancing the need for down time and freedom with group participation and sharing. On the food front again all I can say is healing and wisdom. If you want to walk on air you will after eating Dan's beautiful organic nourishing food for a few days! He also cooks with passion and wisdom and whilst not pushing it if you are interested - as I was - in knowing more about what you put in to your body and how different foods combine, what the properties of the different herbs, fruit, vegetables and organic produce he forages or acquires can do for you then he will tell you with again heaps of knowledge and passion. He also has an amazing knowledge of sustainability, healthy lifestyle and the importance of organic eating as does Mojca. I want to go back! and I likely will ...!! te aroha me te whakawhetai ....:)
from United Kingdom,
I had a wonderful weekend away and feel very restored from it. We also had fabulous meals and learnt lots about the food and nutrition from Dan, and I am now back at work having had my morning smoothie made from mostly organic food. I even did a bit of meditating this morning, so Mojca's influence was very much felt. The whole retreat ran very smoothly and Mojca's obviously worked hard to ensure we all had a wonderful time and we hope to see her again sometime in the future. Wishing I was back in Korcula now