Working together with Evening Marie, you will discover a refreshing, spiritually enriching, and deeply profound retreat experience - one that blends tradition with intuition to render a transcendental journey that is appropriate for both new and seasoned path walkers alike. Marie is a highly qualified holistic yoga therapist with over 500 hours training and 13 years teaching practice running back to back weekly retreat events who is able to adapt to and challenge varying levels of experience.
I had a fantastic stay in Hvar, I will definitely book another yoga retreat again next year. The island, the surroundings AND Evening and Stipe arranged so well everything. The food was amazing as well as the yoga and my room. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and colleagues!
This wasn't just a holiday for me, it was a life-experience which will influence me for the rest of my days. I'm walking toward a new beginning and in the direction to my ultimate goal of self-fulfillment.
a traveler Thailand
Hello to yoga lovers, you might notice I've already written a review in the past about my experience as a retreat participant...I feel compelled to write about my experience as a teacher, perhaps to shine a light for future teachers who may be invited to Suncokret and to reassure prospective retreatees that your experience will be meaningful and memorable. Evening and Stipe meet everyone with warmth and welcome, whatever takes you to Suncokret you will be embraced. During July and - August 2015 it was my good fortune and great pleasure to be invited to lead 3 retreats at Suncokret. Stepping to the front of the room to teach internationally was such a rewarding experience which deepened my understanding of myself, my spiritual journey and my appreciation of the details necessary for a meaningful retreat setting. Evening and Stipe have established processes and attention to detail, schedules and logistics that quietly occur in the background resulting in a smooth retreat for participants and teachers. Communication is key and I was able to easily understand what was required of me as a teacher. Evening shared all information necessary keeping me involved at every point. As a teacher I had space and support to focus on planning and teaching, was fed magnificently, was included and supported throughout the time I was there. Teaching at Suncokret gave me a deeper sense of my svadharma, my calling, I found myself repeatedly thinking, "this is it, this what I am meant t do"...and I believe it. Again I have been invited back for 2016 season. I am honoured by this and would reassure anyone who might teach or retreat to Suncokret that this is a wonderful time place setting and experience - namaste.
a traveler Sweden
Can't find the words to describe how amazing our week at Suncokret was. Wonderful people, beautiful surroundings, great food (Thank you Stipe!!). After this yoga week I feel more present in my body and mind. Thank you Evening and Stipe with Family. We'll return!
This trip has been amazing. We felt so welcome and warmly cared for by both the family and the pets. The rooms were sweet, harmonious and cozy decor. The Retreat was beautifully located with a nice view, relaxed atmosphere and a cozy little garden where we sometimes ate brunch, when the weather allowed. The negative I can highlight is the weather, it rained a lot. Amazing cultures with local vegetables were in the immediate area. Also great and nourishing food. Glorious Morning yoga and good evenings with a serious and committed teacher. It was yoga for the whole group of different conditions and levels. Very relaxed, happy and grateful I left Suncokret, with new experiences. I can really imagine to come back :) Thank you! Emelie from Sweden.
a traveler United States
I have been to numerous yoga retreats and this was by far the most memorable. While Hvar may be becoming a popular destination, the retreat is far from the fray in the best way possible. With views of rolling hills of olive and lavender, yoga is 1-2 hours every morning, followed by a feast in the garden for brunch and then an (optional) excursion to a nearby beach or town (with a beach), and then another lovely vegetarian meal for dinner in the garden. There were a couple very nice outdoor meditation classes as well-- two by the sea and another on a hilltop.As far as the yoga, I came with a serious back injury, in a back brace, and had thought about canceling, but Evening convinced me to come-- well, also the deposit is nonrefundable-- but Evening convinced me it would be good. She spent over 2 hours with me the first day showing me therapeutic exercises for my back (out of the kindness of her heart-- no additional charge). She even made suggestions about detoxing through talking and writing, which I admit I was skeptical about. But in the end it all seems to have worked. The exercises she showed me strengthened my core and with additional physical therapy my back has healed without surgery-- my doctor loves seeing me because he says I'm the only one he's ever healed without surgery-- but really it was Evening who healed it.Also, keeping the journal really cleared my mind and helped me get perspective on my life. And I was lucky to be there at a time when there were a number of lively and kindhearted others with whom to spend days by the beach and wandering the picturesque seaside towns. In fact, I'll be visiting two of them in Sweden soon. I recommend doing all the excursions-- they were all wonderful. Evening and Stipe really take you off the beaten track and show you the real Hvar, but you never feel like you're on a tour-- they kind of just tell you some good facts and drop you off and you're on your way. You can eat a gelato or meditate on a rock-- up to you.For me, the retreat was the best of all worlds-- making new friends, having new adventures, and having a healthy daily routine on a magical beautiful island. It was a great escape and changed my mindset and my life. I am so grateful to Evening and Stipe for creating the environment that they do-- allowing for laughter and silliness, as well as good yoga and meditation, and most importantly for me, real healing. Oh, and I met my new, amazing boyfriend the week I returned. Coincidence? I think not.
I have been to many yoga retreats (5) and this is by far the best one, and the only one I've been returning to! Evening and Stipe are lovely hosts and take care of you the best way. The food is wonderful, the surroundings take your breath away and the Yoga is perfect for both beginners and advanced. Whenever I can I will be returning again!
I am really pleased with my stay at Suncokret. I enjoyed Evenings yoga sessions that took place at various beautiful locations by the beach followed by breakfast with an amazing view. The days were spent exploring different beaches and during the night Stipe served us really tasty vegetarian food. We were just a small group of people from all around the world, which was much appreciated since it created a familiar feeling. I felt really calm and relaxed after my stay at Suncokret and I can highly recommend it to others.
Thank you so very, very much for an absolutely amazing week in paradise. You have, together, built something very special - simple, spiritual and beautiful. It began to feel like my home. It wasn't as I expected, but grew to love it because it was not "the expected
Masha and Lera Ukraine and Russia
Thank you very much for this place. We have discovered Croatia and it has been an incredible opening to another world.
Martina and Marcus Germany
It's a very warm and personal atmosphere, the rooms are very pretty, the fridge is filled with home grown vegetables... There is always a helping hand when guests are not able to bring necessities with them... All this, and the fact that you are personally interested in the well-being of your guests, made it possible for us to relax on the very first day. Thank you for everything!
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