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8 Day Elevate Yoga Retreat on the Islands of Cres and Lošinj
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Yoga Retreat in Croatia

Empower your vitality, enhance your immune system, and embrace mindfulness. Each day begins with a new adventure where you experience yoga surrounded by the incredible pristine nature, elevate your spirits with active tours, cruise the archipelago, and discover the breathtaking natural locations, feel the health benefits of the island’s micro-climate, enjoy the delicacies of the traditional cuisine, and get insider access to the natural wonders and the local lifestyle. As a result, you will explore your full range of motion, learn how to control your breath, awaken your senses, sharpen your awareness, and improve your general well-being. You will re-connect your inner nature with the one around you and feel fantastic in being yourself!

Meet the instructors

Danijel & Igor
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Highlights

  • 2 guided yoga classes per day
  • Sport and safety gear for all the activities
  • Entrance to museums and education centers
  • Private chef, yoga teacher, and skipper and guide
  • 7 nights accommodation in a villa with a pool
  • Panorama flight and underwater photos
  • Two delicious meals per day
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian, German, Portuguese
Group size: 6-12 participants
Airport transfer included: Pula Airport
Airport transfer included: Rijeka Airport
Airport transfer available:
Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$159 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
20:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Stancija Srem is comprised of two stone houses restored with natural materials with a mix of authenticity and inspiring design that provides a high-end comfort. Both houses are facing south, towards the gravel courtyard, shadowed terraces, and infinity pool which blends harmonically with surroundings and unspoiled nature.

With its rural charm, nestled in the green hills of the island of Cres, yet close to some of the island’s most pristine beaches, Stancija Srem is the essence of holiday, where you’ll have an abundance of time, space, and nature; where reading and leisurely lunches on the terraces offer slow living at its best. Stancija Srem is designed for seclusion and escape, to unwind, to be disconnected from it all, giving yourself time to stop and be still.

  • 2 houses
  • Suitable for up to 12 people
  • 5 air-conditioned double bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Towels and bed linen
  • Spacious living rooms
  • Fully-equipped kitchens
  • Courtyard and large terraces
  • Infinity pool
  • Fireplace
  • Outside dining area
  • Fragrant garden
  • Surrounded by pristine nature
  • Walking distance from pristine beaches
  • Breathtaking view

Program

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival
  • 19:30 Dinner (local organic food prepared by a private chef)

Day 2

  • 08:30 Your day starts with a led yoga class. You’ll become more aware of your breath, expand the range of motion and prepare your body for the cycling tour
  • 09:30 Homemade breakfasts including local products such as: goat cheese, fruits, honey, homemade sourdough bread, fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, etc.
  • 10:00 E-bike tour
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Free time - You can choose to relax in your residence, enjoy the beach, have a massage treatment, or take a private class
  • 18:00 Evening yoga session: releasing hip flexors, unwinding leg muscles and soothing back and arms. Also establishing the common sense asana vocabulary: learning to spot hidden risks in well-known asanas
  • 19:30 Dinner (local organic food prepared by a private chef)

Day 3

  • 08:30 You will start your third day with breathing exercises. Experienced free diver will guide you through breathing techniques, teach you how to control your breath, and show you how to achieve the state of deep relaxation
  • 09:30 Homemade breakfasts including local products such as: goat cheese, fruits, honey, homemade sourdough bread, fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, etc.
  • 10:00 Apoxyomenos museum
  • 11:00 Snorkeling
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Free time - You can choose to relax in your residence, enjoy the beach, have a massage treatment, or take a private class
  • 18:00 Evening yoga session: essential movements for the whole body leading into meditative asanas
  • 19:30 Dinner (local organic food prepared by a private chef)

Day 4

  • 08:30 Your day starts with sun salutation workshop. This version is based on the first written track of salutation, biomechanically superior to the modern ones. Also, it has been upgraded with what you know about the body today
  • 10:00 The secret flavors of Lošinj
  • 17:00 You will enjoy panorama flight in a small airplane and experience the archipelago from a different perspective
  • 19:30 You will observe your inner nature through the meditation class in the midst of unspoiled nature

Day 5

  • 08:30 Energizing yoga class will connect the elements taught on previous days to challenge your focus, balance, and core
  • 09:30 Homemade breakfasts including local products such as: goat cheese, fruits, honey, homemade sourdough bread, fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, etc.
  • 10:00 Visit to the Blue World institute and dolphin safari
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Free time - You can choose to relax in your residence, enjoy the beach, have a massage treatment, or take a private class
  • 18:00 Evening yoga with long holds and hip openers, breathing exercises, and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner (local organic food prepared by a private chef)

Day 6

  • 08:30 Yoga and self-acupressure for hiking: you’ll prepare main and supportive muscles for exploring the island on foot, starting from the easy options all the way to challenging ones. You’ll learn how to safely build your movement routine and reach recommended number of daily steps
  • 09:30 Homemade breakfasts including local products such as: goat cheese, fruits, honey, homemade sourdough bread, fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, etc.
  • 10:00 Tour to the most important historical sites
  • 18:00 Evening yoga and self-acupressure to unwind after walking
  • 19:30 Dinner (local organic food prepared by a private chef)

Day 7

  • 08:30 Exploring the inversions and how to set up a safe base for satisfying practice: tilted candle, headstand, and handstand
  • 09:30 Homemade breakfasts including local products such as: goat cheese, fruits, honey, homemade sourdough bread, fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, etc.
  • 10:00 The island hopping tour with a private speed boat
  • 17:30 Evening yoga session on one of the islands will turn your senses inwards
  • 19:30 Visit of the educational path and viewpoint Providence, where you will enjoy dinner with the most breathtaking sunset on the island

Day 8

  • 08:30 Your last day starts with yoga class as long as your departure schedule allows it
  • 09:30 Homemade breakfasts including local products such as: goat cheese, fruits, honey, homemade sourdough bread, fresh vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, etc.

If you can’t join breakfast due to your departure schedule, they will prepare a meal that you can take with you.

On departure day, they are there to help you out with anything you need. They organize your transport to the airport or/and advise you on the traffic, weather, ferries, and everything that will make your return trip safer and more pleasant. They wish you a safe journey home and say their goodbyes until the next time.

Included excursions

Day 1: Tour of the Cres Island

Upon your arrival at Pula Airport (PUY), you can choose between renting a car and a van transfer. If you chose renting a car, you will be more independent and free to explore the islands in your free time. If you chose a van transfer, your private chauffeur will be waiting for you. Your adventure starts immediately as the transfer is much more than a ride.

Your private chauffeur and guide will take you to explore wonderful locations of your choosing, such as Beli rescue center for griffon vultures, the magical trails of Tramuntana forest, or the ancient city of Lubenice that lies on top of the cliffs.

After your arrival on the island of Lošinj, the staff will welcome you and escort you to the Stancija Srem Villa. They will give you useful information for settling in and getting around, and provide you with all the details of your Elevate Yoga Retreat. They will also listen to your special wishes regarding your private needs and preferences or anything that could help them make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Day 2: E-bike tour

Bicycle is without a doubt one of the most civilized inventions in human history and one of the healthiest ways to explore the island. Your second day continues with the private guided e-bike tour. You will activate your body while cycling through the pine forest, and following the beautiful coastline.

You will discover wonderful coves, explore the wild beaches, swim in the crystal clear sea, and visit Providence viewpoint on top of the island. This wonderful educational garden of scents is the place where you will refresh with detox juices, enjoy the fragrance of medicinal herbs, and relax with the most breathtaking views of the archipelago. You will explore the southern part of the island and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty with the wind in your hair.

Day 3: Apoxyomenos museum and snorkeling tour with a private speed boat

You will visit the famous Apoxyomenos museum and discover what was hidden for thousands of years in the depths of the archipelago.

With the countless capes, ridges, caves, shipwrecks and vivid seabed, the wonderful archipelago is the perfect playground for snorkeling and freediving. It is also famous for its crystal clear sea where beauty doesn’t stay hidden.

After reviving your body with oxygen, you will hop on the speed boat and enjoy your private cruise around the archipelago while discovering the most beautiful snorkeling destinations. You will snorkel the underwater labyrinths and enjoy the marine diversity, feel the excitement of diving into caves, and explore distant islands and their intriguing diving spots. You will learn how to control your breath, embody the feeling of weightlessness, and immerse yourself into the world underneath.

Day 4: Gastro tour of the famous ranches, gardens, and farms; and a panorama flight

Food is without a doubt one of the key elements that defines a destination's cultural heritage. It transcends language, religion, and age as it awakens your senses that know no limits. Aside from its beauty, Lošinj presents fragrances and tastes that will transform your perception forever.

You will start your day by preparing your own breakfast in the wonderful garden overlooking the sea. In this herbal paradise, you will learn how to make olive oil and orange balm, produce lavender bath salts, and prepare fresh cheese spreads with local herbs.

From there, your adventure takes you to the a family ranch and distillery of medicinal herbs on the Island of Cres. This is where you discover the benefits of local medicinal herbs, learn about the process of distilling essential oils, enjoy the variety of farm animals, and taste the finest, cold pressed olive oil from the Island.

After you have enjoyed this heavenly ranch, you will visit the wonderful organic garden where you have the opportunity to learn about organic farming. You will enjoy the afternoon with a cooking class, prepare dinner using organic ingredients, and bond with your friends over a delicious and healthy meal.

Day 5: Visit to the Blue World institute and dolphin safari

People are not the only ones drawn to Lošinj’s beauty. The archipelago is also home to many wonderful animal species that have been living alongside humans for centuries. These include magnificent, endangered, and protected creatures such as bottlenose dolphins that chose this natural heaven as their permanent home.

Your safari adventure starts with a visit to the Blue World institute where you learn all about marine life and the incredible bottlenose dolphins. Once you better understand these wonderful mammals, it’s time you experience their play in the wild!

They will take you for a cruise within the archipelago in search of the playful and curious dolphins that represent one of the strongest symbols of the Island. With a little bit of luck, you will witness their lively nature in their natural habitat.

After your dolphin safari, they will take you back to the Blue World institute where you will go through an interactive workshop and learn more about the bottlenose dolphins. You will also have the opportunity to adopt a dolphin and by doing so, make your contribution to preservation of these incredible creatures.

Day 6: Tour to the most important historical sites

They have carefully designed a concept where learning is integrated into your private adventure. You will enhance your knowledge by learning about the rich history and culture through amazing stories and legends, every step of the way.

The first stop is a 4,000 year old town called Lubenice, which gracefully sits on the top of cliffs and offers the most spectacular view. From there, you proceed your adventure in the city of Cres that tells incredible stories of great historical importance. It is the perfect place to walk around, breathe in the history of the town center, experience the local lifestyle, and enjoy the traditional delicacies.

Your next stop is Beli Visitor Center and Rescue Center for Griffon Vultures, where you can find out more about the exceptional and well-preserved biodiversity of the island Cres and the millennia-long coexistence of local people and griffon vultures. From there, you will leave the city walls and enter the magical trails of Tramuntana. This ancient forest that testifies to the millennial relationship between man and nature, will offer you both breathtaking beauty and fascinating history. After your private tour, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the local history and hopefully, become an ambassador of the archipelago’s heritage.

Day 7: The island hopping tour with a private speed boat

With a personalized approach of the experienced skippers, stories and legends about the history and culture, the most beautiful hidden nature approachable only by sea, and numerous islands with their picturesque little towns, the archipelago of Lošinj is the perfect playground for nature lovers who come from all over the world to witness its beauty.

Each island will offer you something special and unique; from endless fields filled with herds of Boškarin buffalos on Unije, the wonderful sandy beaches of Susak, the pristine nature of uninhabited islands, to the famous flower gardens of Ilovik. You will cruise the archipelago with your personal skipper, swim and dive in the crystal clear sea of hidden coves, be nurtured by the fragrant nature and get insider access to the local lifestyle.

Instructors

Danijel Dubičanac

Igor Sehic

Retreat location

A mild climate, rich biodiversity, a pleasant environment, and 250 cultural and entertainment events – these are just some of the reasons why Lošinj has become famous as the island of vitality in the international market.

Health tourism is an important tradition here and it has been on offer for more than 125 years. The combined fragrance of thick pine forests and medicinal herbs create unique aromatherapy in the open.

High quality seas and supreme air quality with over 200 days of sunshine and 1018 plant species, of which 939 belong to indigenous flora, make Lošinj the ideal aromatherapy center and a modern destination of vitality, health tourism, and environmental awareness.

Food

All of the food served on this retreat is organic and locally grown at the bio farm. In case the guests enjoy fish and seafood, they purchase it directly from fishermen. A lot of tea herbs, they collect themselves during the daily tours and teach the guests of their health benefits. The water comes from Vrana Lake which has an incredible historical importance and is a water protected area.

During the retreat, the guests enjoy traditional delicacies prepared by the private chef and expert on bio farming. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • 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)

  • Spa center
  • Thai massage treatment
  • Private classes
  • Bars and restaurants

Spa treatments

The island has several hotels with high end spas offering a variety of wellness programs. Upon request, Skippin' Pebble can book these facilities for you. You can also ask for a private Thai massage and acupressure treatment or book additional private yoga classes. These are the additional possibilities, paid separately.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation in a villa with a pool
  • Two meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
  • Drinks (water, coffee, tea, and detox juices)
  • Private chef
  • Private yoga teacher
  • 2 guided yoga classes per day
  • Private skipper and guide
  • Exclusive tours with personalized approach
  • Sport and safety gear for all the activities
  • Panorama flight
  • Underwater photos
  • Concierge services
  • Entrance to museums and education centers
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily surprises

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Private classes
  • Massage therapy

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Pula Airport Airport transfer included: Pula Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Rijeka Airport Airport transfer included: Rijeka Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Franjo Tuđman Airport Airport transfer available: Franjo Tuđman Airport (US$159 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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