8 Days Yoga Retreat in Vis Island, Croatia

  • Vis island, Croatia

Overview

Relaxing Yoga Retreat in Croatia

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Summersalt Yoga is inviting you to a relaxing yoga retreat and active travel holiday on the island of Vis, Croatia. Its a week in a seaside Villa with pool, on a Mediterranean island with yoga, meditation, healthy vegetarian and vegan food, active travel and new friends. Discover, relax and enjoy in this beautiful yoga adventure. Spend your days on a gorgeous Vis island and make it a truly unforgettable getaway!

    Highlights

    • 2 daily yoga sessions
    • Guidance of the yoga teacher
    • Tours around the island (Stiniva beach, Blue Cave, Vis and Komiza towns and Srebrna beach)
    • Transfer from/to the Split port to/from the island of Vis
    • Transfer from/to the port of Vis to/from the Villa
    • 7 nights accommodation in the island villa
    • Healthy vegetarian, vegan and raw food
    • 2 meals per day and a mid-day snack

    Skill level

    • Beginner

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Summersalt Yoga accommodates all guests in a gorgeous seaside villa that is located on the south side of the Vis Island. With its own beach and view to surrounding small islands and Italy (if youre lucky with the weather conditions!) the villa offers a perfect get away from your busy life. You will feel at peace here and it will help your relaxation and yoga and meditation practice.

    With a garden and Mediterranean flora, outdoors dining and lounge areas and a beach thats just there the villa offers invaluable setting for the yoga retreat and is simply charming! Yoga, meditation and other sessions will be held outdoors and in case of rain or bad weather they will be moved to the indoors. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the outdoor dining area or in the indoor dining room in case of bad weather. There is a large outdoor pool available to enjoy your yoga holiday even more. If youd like to explore outside of its own beach, four romantic sandy beaches are very close by and within walking distance (between 10 and 20 minutes till Milna and Zaglav Bay).

    Room options

    • Double rooms (single or double occupancy possible. Croatian Retreats offers a special deal for couples holiday in one of these rooms)
    • Twin rooms

    Amenities

    • CD player
    • DVD player
    • Ping pong table
    • Radio
    • Satellite / cable
    • Stereo
    • Television
    • Video library

    During the yoga retreat, Summersalt Yoga will invite you not only practice yoga, meditation and other body and mind therapy forms, but also explore the beautiful and unique island of Vis. These are the tours theyre inviting you to! They can also offer additional tours and activities during your yoga holiday, the options will be presented at the location.

    Blue cave tour with picnic on the beach

    Boat tour to the tiny islet of Bievo, placed just next to island of Vis, which is filled with vineyards, pine trees, beaches and the spectacular Blue Cave (Modra pilja). Between 11am and noon the suns rays pass through an underwater opening in this coastal cave to bathe the interior in an unearthly blue light. Beneath the crystal-blue water, rocks glimmer in silver and pink to a depth of 16m.

    Tour of Vis town - cosy ancient harbor

    Vis is the biggest and oldest settlement on the island. It was established in this spot by the Greeks in 4th century BC due to its well protected natural bay and environment suitable for food growing. During ages it was famous for its strategical point (centre point of entire the Adriatic Sea) so it was ruled (or conquered) by many cultures Romans, Venetians, Austrians and Brits. Each of these cultures left something behind making Vis quite architecturally special its the home of Greek Polis ruins, Roman theatre and spa ruins, Venetian palaces, British forts and Austrian stronghold and lighthouses. Simply a must see little town.

    Tour of Komiza - picturesque fisherman town

    Komiza is a small town with rich history strongly attached to the sea. It is one of the most picturesque towns in Croatia, surrounded by green hills, vineyards and crystal clear sea filled with small fishing boats. All stone houses are tightly compacted around narrow streets right on the sea coast creating excellent shelter from sun and strong winds. Ultimate bohemian spirit and laid back atmosphere can be noticed on every corner of this place filled with life, restaurants and bars.

    Tour of Stiniva cove - natural phenomenon

    Stiniva cove is a natural phenomenon of an unbelievably attractive and unusual appearance situated on the south side of the island of Vis. Looking from the sea side, Stiniva is closed in by two high rocky cliffs which, at their closest point, are just four metres apart from each other. After that cliffs expand into an unexpectedly wide and beautiful seaside cove. Probably it was produced by collapsed cave ceiling in the geologic past. The fresh appearance of the blue-green sea beside the white cliffs is nothing short of magical.

    Tour of Srebrena - breath taking beach

    Srebrna Beach (Silver Beach) is located near the small tourist town Rukavac on the southeast side of the island. It is one of the most attractive and beautiful beaches on this island. The beach is exposed to open sea and the waves. Its perfectly white pebbles, large flat rocks and pine grove make it ideal for picnics and naps.

    • Vanessa Fleming

      Vanessa spent a year of globetrotting, where her yoga practice grew beyond the asanas, into a spiritual and inspirational enlightenment from a variety of sources around the world. She uses those personal experiences infused with mindfulness as dedication to her continuous growth, as well as guidance for her students. When she is not on her mat, you can find Vanessa surfing some waves all year long, snowboarding in the winter, or just being content with life.

    The island of Vis is one of the most further and isolated Croatian island with an area of 90.30 square kilometers and is approximately 60 miles away from the Italian coast. The island charms with its natural beauties crystal clear sea, open sea waves, stunning coves, bays, surrounding islets and hidden beaches as well as a spectacular green inland.

    Vis has a rich history the first settlers were living here already 3000 years BC and the Greek colony Issa (now town of Vis) was established in the 4th century BC. Until today Vis has also experienced Roman, Venetian, French, British, Austrian and Croatian rulings and the narrow streets of its towns remind you of this history every step of the way.

    Isolation of the island during Yugoslav times placed Vis among the favorite destinations of the entire Mediterranean when Croatia became independent. Beautiful beaches, preserved nature, ecological agriculture and traditional architecture make this island exceptional and unique.

    Vis has always been an island of fishermen and winegrowers. It is said that the first grape vine in Dalmatia was planted by the ancient Greeks in Vis and the Greek writer Agatarhid said that the wine from Vis was, compared to all others, better. There are in average 2600 sunny hours through the year.

    The following vegetarian meals are provided in the retreat:

    • Self-service rich breakfast with yoghurts, cereals, porridge bread, jams, honey, eggs, baked goods, fruit, coffee, tea and dinner
    • Midday snacks
    • Dinner - meals cooked at the villa

    All food is vegetarian, vegan or raw. Locally grown seasonal fruit, vegetables, spices and herbs as well locally produced as olive oil, cheeses and other goodies are used. Foods are purchased from the local green market while bigger amounts of legumes, grains are from the green market of Split if possible and available. Healthy nutrition is a very important part of healthy lifestyle and Summersalt Yoga pays a lot of attention and time in preparing it and serving it fresh and delicious for you.

    • Rent a personal bike for the week
    • Enjoy fish dinner (or vegetarian option) at a local traditional restaurant
    • Go on a day or multiday kayaking adventure
    • Local wine and cheese tasting
    • Avail of the SUP board for rent for the full week. Free test drives are offered
    • 2 daily yoga sessions session (morning and afternoon, includes meditation)
    • 2 meals per day (rich breakfast with yoghurts, cereals, porridge bread, jams, honey, eggs, baked goods, fruit, coffee, tea and dinner of a few vegetarian options) and a mid-day snacks
    • 7 nights in the island villa
    • Ferry tickets
    • Guidance of the yoga teacher
    • Healthy vegetarian, vegan and raw food
    • Tea and coffee available at all times
    • Tours around the island (Stiniva beach, Blue Cave with picnic on the beach if the weather allows, Vis and Komiza towns, Srebrna beach)
    • Transfer from/to the port of Vis to/from the Villa
    • Transfer from/to the Split port to/from the island of Vis
    • Yoga BBQ at the villa

    Arrival by aiplane

    From Split Airport you can take a shuttle or taxi which takes about 45 minutes to go directly to the ferry port. The ferry ride and tickets from the port to Vis island are all organized for you.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Summersalt Yoga an inquiry.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Kersha from London, England

      "This was a beautiful location with such an amazing yoga instructor - Leah. I can honestly say I enjoyed every meal! Milda was a excellent cook, and she and Mario were always happy to help with anything we needed. The only thing that let it down was the weather but obviously that is out of anyone's control."

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    • Review by Mei from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

      "I had a wonderful yoga holiday on the island of Vis. The accommodation was in a well laid-out stone villa complex that was lovingly restored. The atmosphere was tranquil and ideal for a relaxing yoga retreat. Mario organised interesting trips to local beaches and villages, and I even got to see the famous Blue Cave on a nearby island. Our yoga teacher, Leah, was extremely patient and her clear instructions allowed me to achieve poses I could previously not achieve. Milda worked hard to create her delicious vegetarian meals and I appreciated the organizers' efforts in ensuring I had a good time!"

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    • Review by Sasha from Brussels, Belgium

      "A great week of yoga and relaxation at a lovely location on the calm Croatian island of Vis. Yoga instruction was given by a professional and fun yoga teacher from the US who taught a great mix of yoga to fill the whole week and appeal to the different levels. The villa has lovely rooms with shared bathrooms, a hammock and a small pool. The vegetarian food prepared by the hosts is delicious although not always sufficient for big eaters. Afternoon tours to the major towns and beaches were organized every day.Definitely recommended, especially with the personal touch, care and great organisation by Milda and Mario from Croatia Retreat."

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    • Review by Chatarine from USA

      "My week of restoration and renewal at Croatia Yoga Retreat in May 2014 was incredible. My room had original thick stone walls, a comfortable queen bed, large windows that opened onto the courtyard gardens, and a heater with remote control so I was always toasty at night! The bathroom was right next doormy only complaint was that the hot water didn't stay hot very long but I definitely got clean. The meditation instructor was a student of the Vipassana tradition and offered gentle, inspiring guidance that was especially helpful for beginners and those with an inconsistent home practice (like me). The yoga instructor at our retreat had a few years of experience teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga and had recently become trained in Acro Yoga and Thai massage, all of which she invited us to experience during the retreat week.We were treated to three freshly prepared vegetarian meals a day in a cozy room looking out onto the green vineyards of the villa. The meals were prepared by our hosts and were simple, colorful and delicious. As promised, they were made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, such as chard and zucchini from the local markets, and there was plenty of varietyoutside of the ample breakfast spread, we never had the same meal twice. When we weren't eating wonderful meals or hovering in plank on our yoga mats, we had the option of relaxing in our rooms or outside in one of the many comfy seating areas at the villa (or in the hammock!), hiking about the grounds enjoying wildflowers and panoramic views of the surrounding green hills and valleys dotted with red-roofed cottages, or accompanying the group on a daily excursion to one of the island's charming port towns, magnificent hilltop overlooks, or secluded local beaches.One of the best parts of the retreat was our awareness that all of the meals, classes and activities were always optional, not mandatory. All in all, I give Croatia Yoga Retreat two thumbs up!"

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    Testimonials

    • Review by Agnes from Belgium

      "What an amazing experience! A beautiful retreat organized with heart and soul. It exceeded my highest expectations. Our yoga teacher Aimee blew me away. Aimee is a very loving person who speaks with open heart. Her technique is beautiful and her moving quotes that she reads at the end of the yoga session have melted our hearts. There was so much emotion, love and care we often criedMeditation with Jurate was very inspirational, extremely hard, but it was an experience that I will never forget. Thank you!"

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    • Review by Nicola from Italy

      "It was my first vacation by myself and I was a bit hesitant, however they managed from the very first day to create a very close and warm group I now consider my friends."

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    • Review by Emily from UK

      "I would fully recommend this retreat to the beginner and more experienced people practicing yoga. The location is beautiful and the house very comfortable. All the staff put a lot of effort to make your stay very enjoyable. I had an excellent week! Many thanks."

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    • Review by Nina from Norway

      "This was my first yoga retreat and I enjoyed it very much. We became a little family in the end and I am happy I met so many beautiful people here. The place was amazing and yoga classes great. I leave this place with a sore, but healthier body, peace in my mind and new friends."

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    • Review by Ellie from UK

      "I had a really lovely week at the retreat. Milda, Mario and the rest of the staff were so accommodating. Everything such as trips, the boat, extra activities was all inclusive so it was so nice to not worry about anything. The island of Vis is so interesting and the host Mario has an amazing knowledge of it. The week is very busy with classes and trips, but equally the holiday is allowed to be yours and you do as you like with no pressure. All the veggie food was lovely and creative."

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    • Review by Mandy from UK

      "Have had a great week. The yoga taught by Jenn was fantastic, villa was luxury and the other yogis were fun and great company. Vis is such a beautiful island. Hard to go home :( Thank you Mario and Milda for an excellent week!"

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    • Review by Katherine from UK

      "Lovely hosts, comfortable villa, beautiful country and expert teachers highly recommended especially for the beginner."

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    • Review by Leila from Italy

      "The retreat is an experience I would definitely recommend to everyone who needs a break from stressful life and wants to restore. Nature, good food, nice place, nice villa, caring staff and of course full time yoga practice and meditation. All one could need to restore."

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    • Review by Nedvin from Norway

      "A beautiful retreat with beautiful staff. Great food and great villa. The best yoga instructor I have experienced in 4 years. Recommended!"

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    Split, Croatia

    Summersalt Yoga is a healing yoga retreat in Adriatic Croatia that offers yoga, meditation, art-therapy, healthy food workshops, self-discovery, and travel.

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    8 days / 7 nights

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