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8 Day Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Meditation in Zavala, Hvar Island

Bed and Breakfast Vjeko, Zavala 140, 21465, Jelsa, Island of Hvar, Croatia

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Croatia

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Croatia.

You will spend a wonderful week enjoying a rich yoga program that includes daily morning workouts, afternoon workshops, and daily guided meditation and pranayama. Angelina and Ružica will create an ideal and safe environment for you to unwind, relax and explore yourself and the beautiful nature of Hvar Island.

Meet the instructors

Angelina & Ružica
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  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Daily Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes
  • Special instructions and classes for beginners
  • Time together to explore Zavala and island of Hvar
  • Trip to a beautiful nearby island of Šćedro
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Meditative walk and hiking
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian, German
Group size: 5-15 participants
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Bicycle rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Bed and Breakfast Vjeko

The traditional apartment house is situated in Zavala, 5 kilometers from Grapčeva Cave. The beautiful beach is 50 meters away. Rooms are tidy, neat, airy, and simple in their beauty. It is surrounded with sea, garden or mountain view.

Each room has its own bathroom and some rooms include a seated area to relax after a busy day. There is a shared lounge at the property where you can enjoy tea, coffee or glass of wine while overlooking the sea, sunrise or sunset.

Every day there is a cleaning service. Also a sea view sundeck, Wi-Fi, air conditioning in every room, private parking places, towels, toiletries, garden, bar, restaurant, and cafe.


This yoga retreat will take place in the picturesque village of Zavala on the beautiful island of Hvar. The yoga program will be led by Angelina Tkalcic and Ruzica Matagic, KPJAYI/ Sharath Yoga Center Authorized Teacher (Level 2).

After morning practice, you will have time to relax on the beautiful beaches of Zavala and enjoy healthy and homemade food. The retreat price includes a trip to the nearby island of Šćedro, which is known for its beautiful beaches and untouched nature.

Typical daily schedule

22nd May

  • Arriving and checking in
  • 16:30 Gathering/Led primary
  • 18:30 Dinner

23rd - 29th May

  • 07:30 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Mysore practice
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 16:30 Evening classes/ meditative walk (except on Wednesday 27th when you are going on a trip to island Šćedro)
  • 18:30 Dinner

29th May

  • 07:30 Gathering/Led primary
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Check out

Included excursions

Excursion on the Island of Šćedro

You will have a trip using an old traditional wooden boat to the beautiful island of Šćedro (included in the retreat price). Šćedro is known for its beautiful pebble beaches and secluded lagoons.


Angelina Tkalcic

Ružica Matagic

Retreat location

Traditional Guest House in Zavala

  • It has an incredibly clear sea and relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere.
  • Situated near Jelsa and Old Town, Zavala will amaze you with its beautiful beaches.
  • You can enjoy the abundance of sun on pebble beaches and sparkling clear waters.
  • There are stone houses in the old section of the village.
  • There's an impressive view on the island of Šćedro, Korčula, and peninsula of Pelješac.

Unique features


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Restaurant


  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Traditional Dalmatian cuisine

You will try some of the finest Dalmatian recipes, made from organic ingredients, fresh herbs, and homemade olive oil.

Breakfast offers are homemade juices and jams, as well as local cheeses.

There are also other varieties of homemade products (wine, liquors, tea).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Explore rustic villages and try famous local oil, wine, and other fresh produce
  • Do activities like diving, snorkeling, hiking, and cycling

What's included

  • Early morning tea
  • Healthy vegetarian/vegan breakfast and dinner
  • Daily morning Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Daily evening "How to" yoga workshops (emphasis on proper Vinyasa, transitions, and backbending of Primary and Intermediate Series)
  • Meditative walk and hiking
  • Special instructions and classes for beginners
  • Charming terrace for practice and together time
  • Time together to explore Zavala and island of Hvar
  • Trip to a beautiful nearby island of Šćedro
  • Round trip transfers (Old Town ferry port - apartment house)
  • Everyday cleaning service
  • Sea view sundeck
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Private parking places
  • Towels and toiletries

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer and ferry tickets (Padma Yoga will provide detailed instructions and you can always contact them for assistance)
  • Optional trips and activities (sightseeing, boat trips, wine, olive oil tasting, hiking, cycling, diving, etc.)
  • Optional lunches
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU).

Arrival by ferry/boat

From Split Airport there is a bus line to Split town. In the center, there is a ferry station, where you can take a ferryboat to Old Town. There are several daily ferries from Split to Old Town. When you arrive in Old Town you will be provided a ride to Zavala village. Inform Padma Yoga on your arrival time so they can arrange picking you up at Old Town port.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants


Arrival: Saturday May 22, 2021
Departure: Saturday May 29, 2021


You may choose other packages as follows:

  • 2-person Private double room without balcony, 1120 EUR
  • 2-person Private double room with balcony, 1260 EUR




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