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7 Day Green Paradise Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Serbia

Vilovi, Zlatar Mountain, Serbia

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Serbia

This is a week to take things slowly, to enjoy the beauty of rolling hills while strolling through pastures, villages, and forests. You will be able to relax at the side of a lake or lounge around the swimming pool just next to the house. During this retreat, you will practice yoga and meditation, as well as take soothing meditative walks. Other activities include a boat ride on a nearby lake and a visit to Serbia's deepest cave. Join this unforgettable holiday!

Meet the instructors

Marija
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Kayaking through Uvac Gorge
  • Asana and pranayama practices
  • Cool yourself off in the swimming pool
  • Enjoy a boat ride down Uvac River
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer available:
Sarajevo International Airport (US$90 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (US$56 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Terrace

During this retreat, you will stay on a family estate tucked on top of a hill among the pine trees, overlooking the meadows and pastures of Zlatar Mountain. The house has a spectacular terrace with a panoramic view and a small swimming pool, making it really tempting to just stay around the whole day. There are two accommodation options, both made entirely of wood and decorated with traditional Serbian artisan work.

You can stay in one of the two wooden bungalows; each has a bathroom, a kitchenette, a living room, and a bedroom, as well as a sunny porch. Each bungalow can host three or four people. Or you can stay in one of the five double rooms in the main building; all of them with an amazing view. All the rooms are on the same floor and share one shower and three toilets.

Program

Mornings are reserved for the practice, which takes around two hours. After the class, you will have a freshly prepared brunch. In the afternoons, you will go for relaxing walks, enjoying the silence and scenery of the mountain and the villages. The lake is merely four kilometers away, so swimming is always an option.

You'll take a boat ride through Uvac Gorge, which holds an impressive cave and an even more impressive view of the meandering river. If you'd like extra adventure, you can do some kayaking through Uvac Gorge. It is definitely an unforgettable experience!

Another possible day-trip is to the waterfalls of Sopotnica. In the evenings, you will be back in the center, in a yoga and meditation class for one to one and a half hours before having delicious home cooked dinner around 7 p.m. Marija teaches traditional Hatha yoga, with a lot of emphasis on the proper alignment of the body, breath, and focus. Apart from asana (posture), you will practice pranayama (yogic breathing), as well as meditation in each class.

The classes are organized as workshops, during which you will explore different physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of the practice and is suitable for all levels. Beginners will have the chance to get the taste of yoga and build a strong foundation for their yogic journey.

More experienced yogis will deepen their understanding and get some inspiration to further develop their practice. All activities and classes are optional, and everybody is welcome to skip any of them any time they feel like it. The house has a spectacular terrace with a panoramic view and a small swimming pool, making it really tempting to just stay around the whole day.

Instructors

Marija Drezgic

Retreat location

This yoga and meditation retreat will take place in Zlatar Mountain, in Serbia, close to the Serbian border to Bosnia and Montenegro.

Nearby places

  • Belgrade, 270 kilometers
  • Coast of Montenegro, 280 kilometers
  • Sarajevo, 120 kilometers
  • Sopotnica Waterfalls - 45 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All the meals at the retreat will be vegetarian and they will be served in the spacious light restaurant, featuring an amazing terrace and a fireplace. The food at the retreat will be freshly prepared traditional Serbian food with a vegetarian twist made up of local ingredients - vegetables, fruits, locally made jams and honey, as well as famous cheese and other dairy products from Zlatar Mountain.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Boat ride down the Uvac Canyon

This is a five or six hours long excursion during which you will take a boat ride up the Uvac Canyon all the way to the Icy Cave, which is the deepest cave in Serbia, at 12 kilometers deep. The cave has spectacular halls. On the way back, you will make a stop in order to climb to a viewpoint, from where you will get a clear view of the meanders of Uvac River and the surrounding plateaus.

Kayaking

It is possible to organize kayaking on Uvac River upon request. The price will depend on the number of interested people.

Other activities

You can also explore the countryside, hike, lounge by the swimming pool, or swim in the lake during your free time.

Visit to Sopotnica Waterfalls

This is a day long trip. Sopotnica waterfalls are around 45 minutes away from the accommodation. Sopotnica River makes seven waterfalls and countless cascades on its short way down the mountain. Truly a spectacular beauty of nature. During this excursion, we will also pay a visit to an Orthodox medieval monastery with beautifully preserved wall paintings.

What's included

  • 2 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All taxes
  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Unlimited coffee and tea at the premises

What's not included

  • Additional meals in or outside of the center
  • Airfare
  • Any drinks outside the center
  • Any other activities not mentioned in the program
  • Boat ride on Uvac Lake, visit to the cave, and the viewpoint
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation isn't included in the price of the retreat. The price for the transportation will depend on the number of interested guests.

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive either to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) or Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

If you can't fit in your flying time with this schedule, My Yogic Adventure can still organize private transfer for you, or help you figure out public transportation.

Arrival by bus

The retreat center is around 270 kilometers away from Belgrade. You can take a bus from Belgrade or join My Yogic Adventure's organized transportation.

The organized minibus will leave Belgrade on June 24, 2018 (the first day of the retreat) at 8 a.m. On June 30, 2018 (the last day of the retreat) you will reach Belgrade at 3 p.m. Please book your flights accordingly. It is also possible to organize transfers from and to Sarajevo.

Arrival by train

The retreat center is around 270 kilometers away from Belgrade. You can take a train from Belgrade to Nova Varos or join My Yogic Adventure's organized transportation.

Airport: Sarajevo International Airport Airport transfer available: Sarajevo International Airport (US$90 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport Airport transfer available: Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (US$56 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday June 23, 2019
Departure: Saturday June 29, 2019

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