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Reiki Training and Yoga Wellness Retreat in Croatia

Light up your life by empowering yourself with a holistic toolkit that includes sacred yoga sadhana, soothing meditation, and empowering Reiki techniques. Set in a secluded hilltop of Dol, on world-renowned Hvar Island, this Reiki and yoga retreat is for those looking to release, renew, and reboot their overall health and sense of wellbeing with the healing powers of yoga and Reiki.

Meet the instructors

Evening (Eve)
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Highlights

  • Daily "deep-dive" into Reiki
  • Daily chakra yoga sadhana classes
  • Chakra test and holistic lifestyle consultation
  • Dedicated free time each day to sightsee, swim, and enjoy various activities
  • Daily outings to gorgeous towns, villages, and beaches
  • Daily healthy brunch and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Port transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:45
Check-out Time:
10:45

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot

You are situated in one of three semi-attached stone cottages. Each is representative of one of the three realms of existence: primal, human, and heavenly, while each of the seven rooms has been designed to represent one of the seven major chakras that govern the way Suncokret Dream thinks, feels, and acts. No matter your choice of cottage or room, your stay will enhance the holistic nature of your experience.

Earth and fire cottage - the primal realm

Single rooms in a traditionally furnished Dalmatian-style cottage with a warm and grounding feel. This cottage is air-conditioned and features three private single rooms, each with a ceiling or desk fan. Cottage residents share the cottage bathroom, which is located on the ground floor, and the bedrooms are located on the upper floor of the cottage. Rooms one and three are furnished with a single bed and room two has a double bed.

The ground floor features the main retreat kitchen and dining area, which is open to all retreat participants until 10:00 p.m. There is also an enclosed garden with dining and lounge areas, as well as an outdoor yoga terrace. Booking priority for rooms in this cottage is given to solo travelers or a family of four, willing to share the communal areas (kitchen, dining room, garden, etc.) during the retreat.

Wind and air cottage - the human realm

Double rooms in a little stone cottage, with a comfy-cozy feel. This cottage features two cozy bedrooms, a quaint cottage bathroom, a kitchenette with a stovetop and kettle, and a patio with a view of the veggie garden, a hammock, and a seating area for four persons. The cottage has air-conditioning, heating, and free Wi-Fi. Room four features a romantic-style metal-framed double bed and can be fitted with a set of twin beds upon request.

Room five is furnished with a set of twin beds which can be placed side by side to form a double. It is possible to book this cottage exclusively for two-four persons. Booking priority is generally given to two friends traveling together or family members traveling together on retreat, though rooms four and five may be booked as a private room by a solo traveler or couples, too.

Ether cottage - the heavenly realm

Bright attic rooms with private, en-suite bathrooms in a cottage with a light, heavenly feel. These elegant and minimalistic attic doubles come equipped with private, en-suite bathrooms and en-suite air-conditioning with cooling and heating options. Room six, mini-suite, features a double bed and is ideal for a solo traveler in need of additional privacy and comfort while on retreat or a young couple.

Room seven, the master suite, is furnished with a set of twin beds that can be placed together to form a double bed for a couple. The cottage residents share a kitchenette and outdoor sundeck with lounge furniture. The cottage is situated adjacent to the indoor yoga loft space, which features a lounge corner and spiritual library. Booking priority for the master suite is given to friends or couples traveling together while the mini-suite may be booked by a solo traveler or a couple.

Features

  • Outdoor yoga terrace
  • Indoor yoga shala
  • Two living rooms
  • Outdoor and indoor dining areas
  • An enclosed garden
  • Organic fruit and veggie garden
  • Two patios and a sundeck
  • Three kitchenettes with tea-making corners
  • Two libraries with inspiring books, music, films, games, and art supplies
  • Three washing machines
  • Wi-Fi in designated areas
  • Free parking
  • Comforts of a home away from home

Program

Approach

This program is divided into two sections daily: the morning yoga sadhana with advanced healing meditations and a Reiki I & II workshop.

The 90-minute integrated holistic yoga sadhana will provide you with an inspiring practice to help you tune up and tune into your body, mind, and breath and is the perfect way to greet the day.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that brings a profound feeling of love and light into all areas of your being and your life. Reiki Level I teaches you to transmit healing energy to your body, while Reiki II teaches you to transmit healing energy into other living beings, through time and space, and into situations both present, past, and future.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a system of hands-touch healing where life force energy is channeled via the hands into the glands, organs, and chakras (the body's energy centers). Reiki is both a spiritual practice and an excellent technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into a recipient (and also to oneself). At an advanced level, it can be transferred without touch, through time and space, and can also be used to project positive energy into the past as well as future situations.​

Bespoke Reiki treatment program

  • For participants who do not feel ready to learn Reiki, a bespoke Reiki treatment program will be offered instead.

Daily Rhythm

Each morning will start with a grounding and centering yoga sadhana with Evening Marie to anchor you and allow your day to start with a clean slate. Yoga sessions will then be followed by a delectable brunch, prepared by island native and co-host, Stipe.

Following brunch, you will meet as a group to undergo the Reiki I and II training. Retreaters can take a break at the beach and find solace in the stunning landscapes that surround them. If there is ever a better place to heal your life with Reiki, it is sunny Hvar. In the evenings, you will return to the retreat for a nourishing dinner, followed by an evening circle to go over the daily experience, ask questions, and receive support.

Included excursions

During this program, you will take part in conceptualized daily outings to gorgeous towns, villages, and beaches, including

  • Sunday welcome tour of Dol (the home of Suncokret center)
  • Town visits from Monday to Friday to Stari Grad, Vrboska, Hvar, and Jelsa
  • Tour of the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain (Tuesday)
  • Tour through hidden villages and highlands (Wednesday)
  • A magical sunset and wholesome celebration (Friday)

Instructors

Evening (Eve) Marie

Retreat location

Suncokret is located in Dol Sveta Ana, a pristine, 12th-century hamlet located just five minutes away from the island's oldest settlement, Stari Grad, yet discreetly tucked away from holiday crowds. A retreat at Suncokret in Dol Sveta Ana provides an ideal escape from ordinary life to a true organic oasis for the soul. The Suncokret retreat center is nestled into a secluded hilltop of Dol, Sveta Ana, which remains unpopulated most of the year.

Dol

Dol is an ancient settlement whose first inhabitants date back to prehistoric times. It is a place that evokes a deeper sense of connection to a simpler, more wholesome way of life and is the homeland of your co-host, Stipe, and his family. Often compared to Provence and Tuscany, Dol is beautifully nestled into a lush and majestic green landscape, which is pronounced by lavender fields, olive groves, vineyards, and pinewood forest, and beautifully framed by the distant blue sea and sky.

The village features two restaurants and a cafe. There are no ATMs, banks, or shops, but plenty of peace and quiet to help you disconnect from the stresses of modern-day life. Stari Grad is two kilometers from the retreat and can be reached on foot.

Hvar Island

Hvar, the ancient Persian word for Sun God, is rated amongst the 10 most beautiful and sun-drenched islands in the world, and it is one of the richest historically and culturally. Its earliest inhabitants date back to pre-historic times, and it is the center of early Croatian literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music, second only to Dubrovnik.

Hvar has 299 square kilometers of rocky, pebble, and sandy beaches and is surrounded by brush and pine forest, aromatic medicinal herbs such as lavender, sage, and rosemary, and is rich with Mediterranean vegetation and exotic wildlife. With its crystal clear sea, fresh aromatic breezes, colorful villages, and majestic, sun-bleached towns, Hvar is the ideal place for a magical journey into an ancient culture and to the deepest seed of your soul.

Distances

  • Stari Grad, 2 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served two fresh and nurturing Dalma-veg meals per day as well as water, mineral water, tea, and herbal drinks at each meal, and a daily helping of seasonal fruits and treats included in the price. You are free to access tea corners with organic herbs. The meals are inspired by international vegetarian dishes with a distinctive Dalmatian twist and are predominantly made up of fresh, organic, locally-produced island ingredients (often our own), and are prepared with love and care.

The fusion cuisine is conceptualized to support the energetic work of the weekly Yoga Sadhana practice, and therefore is chakra-balancing, nurturing, and fulfilling. Tap water, mineral water, herbal tea, and home-made organic cordials are provided with each meal while a morning coffee and an end-of-the-week celebratory glass of local wine can be ordered on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • 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)

There will be dedicated free time each day to sightsee, swim, and enjoy various activities and adventures on your own.

Spa treatments

Suncokret Dream offers a range of holistic therapies and life empowering workshops, available on-site and by appointment only after successful consultation.

Bioenergy therapy

A beautifully simple, non-invasive, all-natural healing modality for wellness and health management. Bioenergy therapy offers an alternative, holistic way of addressing the wellness of a person. Bioenergy addresses health, not illness, and can therefore help all conditions. It is a non-invasive, beautifully simple, all-natural healing modality for wellness management. The therapy involves four treatments of approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Treatment involves the channeling of life force energy into the specific parts of your body, based on protocols or recipes for health maintenance. In most cases, a recipient will experience some kind of positive, measurable result during the first treatment, and by the fourth therapy treatment, positive, measurable results are expected.

  • Bioenergy wellness boost - 30 minutes, 30 EUR
  • Bioenergy therapy package - 120 EUR (four consultation sessions to discuss the current issue and daily progress, four therapy sessions conducted over four days, and final consultation and recommendations for upkeep)

Chakra life mapping

Gain insight into your overall energetic makeup by identifying and channeling healing energy into blockages in your psychospiritual being that shape the way you think, feel, act, and react with chakra life mapping therapy. Chakra life mapping is an intuitively guided process that begins with an initial consultation to discuss the issues you would like to address with the therapy. The therapy itself involves an ongoing meditative discussion, where Reiki is simultaneously channeled into the energy field to tap into vital information stored in each major chakra (or energy center in the body).

A variety of intuitive techniques are used to remove old blockages from the energy field. By infusing them with new energetic information, a great physical, emotional, or psychological breakthrough may result from the process. The session is recorded and the results are discussed.

Findings will be offered in a written report, along with suggestions on how to maintain balance in the areas that have been cleansed and recharged. Life mapping therapy (120 EUR) includes pre-therapy consultation, 90-minute chakra life mapping session, post-therapy consultation to discuss the experience, and a written report with your unique chakra makeup and key meditation or visualizations to maintain balance.

Life path workshop

Find your true self so that you may consciously walk the path that leads to your highest potential. 250 EUR for retreat participants or 300 EUR a la carte (non-retreat attendants), includes:

  • 15-minute holistic lifestyle consultation
  • 60-minute life path tarot reading
  • Daily journaling exercises (to be done in your free time by the sea or at the retreat)
  • Five 60-minute daily coaching check-up
  • 30-minute intuitive Reiki session to unblock the main issues holding you back
  • Sacred closing ceremony
  • Three 30-minute support sessions by Skype (or email) over the course of the next year

Lifestyle makeover

  • 15-minute holistic lifestyle consultation
  • 60-minute life path Tarot reading
  • Sacred closing ceremony
  • The additional treatments or workshops, as agreed

One-to-one yoga (50 EUR per 60 minutes)

Treat yourself to a one-to-one yoga session designed for your specific needs. One-to-one sessions with the yoga therapist are aimed at helping you adjust your personal practice to suit your goals. The sessions are open to both beginners and seasoned yogis alike and can focus on developing skills in one or more practice areas, such as your asana, breathing, mediation, and chanting practice, as well as help you analyze and create healthier daily habits or at deepening your understanding of yogic history, styles, philosophy, spiritual anatomy, Ayurveda, and more.

Spa treatments

Enjoy a wide range of spa services and specialty massages with a local partner, including but not limited to medical massage, back massage, Hvar plants massage, or paradise massage (just to name a few). The price varies according to the time-length of the massage and whether it is conducted in the indoor Spa Zone or under the outdoor gazebo. Spa services are not included in the price, however, as a guest of Suncokret, you will receive a 10 percent discount on services, made by appointment (the discount does not apply to drop-in clients).

Yoga therapy

Evening Marie has over a decade of experience working as a certified yoga therapist. She has provided an array of individuals with varying needs with personally-tailored holistic yoga programs that support their healing and personal empowerment process. Some of the yoga therapy programs she has designed for her clients are related to:

  • Burnout and depression
  • Stress management
  • Detox and weight loss
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Breast issues (early-stage cancer)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sinus pain
  • Coping with fear (anxiety)
  • Developing intuition (tuning in to the inner voice)
  • Self-empowerment (boosting specific energetic qualities)
  • Developing a personal practice
  • Epilepsy
  • Thyroid
  • Depression
  • Goddess yoga
  • Chakra yoga

Sessions with Evening Marie will empower you with the wisdom, confidence, and motivation to continue with a meaningful, ongoing personal practice that is just right for you. A complete yoga therapy program for 150 EUR, includes:

  • A 30-minute consultation to determine areas of wellbeing that can be addressed with the program
  • One personalized program that is designed for your specific well-being needs
  • Two 60-minute yoga therapy sessions with the yoga therapist
  • A written program report and support materials for continued home practice

What's included

  • 1 consultation with a holistic lifestyle coach (on arrival day)
  • Sacred opening and closing ceremonies (Sunday and Friday)
  • Chakra test to assess your overall state of being (at retreat start)
  • 1 daily integrated chakra yoga sadhana practice
  • Reiki I & Reiki II workshops (or bespoke Reiki treatments instead)
  • Daily outings to gorgeous towns, villages, and beaches
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily fresh and nurturing Dalma-veg meals
  • Water, mineral water, tea, and herbal drinks at each meal
  • 1 daily helping of seasonal fruits and treats
  • Access to tea corners with organic herbs
  • Transfers from and to the Stari Grad Port
  • A program manual with daily questions to help you focus on key areas of yourself and your life each day
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to a library of books, magazines, music, films, games, and art supplies
  • Use of a beach towel and foam mat
  • Essential toiletries
  • Use of a yoga kit (mat, mat bag, block, strap, blanket, cushion, and protective foam mat)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Anything not included above

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by bus

From Zagreb Airport (ZAG), you can also book a bus transfer with Flixbus to Split which takes approximately two hours and then a ferry from Split to Stari Grad. When you arrive at the Stari Grad port, you will be picked up by Suncokret Dream at 4:30 p.m. to be transferred to the resort.

A bus operated by Croatia Airlines departs from just outside the terminal door. You buy the ticket from the driver 30 HRK (4 EUR). It takes about 30 minutes to get to the city center. There is also a local bus that goes to the bus station in Split to and from Trogir every 20 minutes from a stop on the road in front of the airport terminal. The price of the ticket is approximately the same.

Arrival by ferry / boat

The way to get to Hvar Island is by ferry. There are four major ports on the island, including one in Hvar Town, one in Stari Grad, one in Jelsa, and one in Sucuraj. The closest port to the retreat is the Stari Grad Port. Tickets from Split to Stari Grad cost 47 HRK (6.5 EUR) per person, or 318 HRK (42.5 EUR) per car, one way. No advanced reservation is needed for foot passengers, though it is best to buy in advance if you are coming by car.

If possible, try to match your travel plans with the retreat start and end times, in which case, the most convenient connection is the 2:30 p.m. ferry from the Split Port arriving in the Stari Grad Port at 4:30 p.m. Upon return, you can catch the free transfer service back to the Stari Grad Port of Suncokret Dream at 10:45 a.m. in order to catch the 11:30 a.m. ferry back to Split Port on departure day. The ride from the port to the retreat takes about five minutes. From late June to late September, it is usually possible to ferry directly to Stari Grad from Dubrovnik.

Departures are usually scheduled on Sundays at 7:00 a.m., arriving in Stari Grad at 4:30 p.m. From June 1st to October 1st, there is a catamaran line departing Dubrovnik at 7:00 a.m. and arriving on the island at 10:30 a.m. This option would give you plenty of time to enjoy the sites in Hvar Town before taking a bus to the Stari Grad port where Suncokret Dream would collect you and the others from at 4:30 p.m.

There is a luggage office right in the main square in Hvar, as well as showers and you can even swim during your time in the town. There is another catamaran operated by Krilo that departs Dubrovnik every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. From May 7th to August 31st, arriving in Hvar Town at around 7:35 p.m., from September 1st to October 27th departing at 4:00 p.m. and arriving at 7:05 p.m. From Hvar Town, you would take a taxi to the retreat.

Arrival by taxi

If you plan to arrive or depart at other times or from arrival points other than the Stari Grad Port, it is best to check your options and then take a taxi to the retreat upon arrival. Taxis are readily available at all ports, though you can pre-order one here. To find the bus or taxi station from Hvar Town, you need to walk along the promenade and through the town square to get to the bus and taxi terminal. Taxi fares to the retreat from the ports cost about 15 EUR from Stari Grad, 25 EUR from Jelsa, and 40 EUR from Hvar.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Sunday April 2, 2023
Departure: Saturday April 8, 2023

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The prices below include an early bird discount of 10% if you book or reserve before January 3, 2023.

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