Vis Island Yoga's motto is to live in harmony with nature on the principles of sustainability, offering YTT, yoga retreats, and SUP yoga classes.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Neda is a resident of Vis Island, Croatia, and Macedonian-American yoga teacher. She is a dedicated Ashtangi with over 15 years of yoga experience. She believes the yogi saying that if you do yoga in this lifetime you must have done it in previous ones as well. Neda considers herself a student of yoga first and foremost (attending three separate YTT 200 and one YTT 300). She loves to share her passion for this ancient discipline with others. Her teachers are Doug Swenson, Richard Freeman, Eddie Stern, Saraswati Jois, and Petra Carmichael. She owns Inside Yoga in Skopje and Vis Island Yoga.
from Great Britain, October 2019
"The best decision I made this year! "
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. Firstly, Neda is the most encouraging, thoughtful, motivating & empathetic teacher you could ask for. She doesn’t have a bad bone in her body, she’s just amazing. Neda’s classes were incredible - my favourite part was always our morning Ashtanga practice which made you feel so amazing afterwards, and was always followed by the most insane breakfast spread I’ve ever had! The afternoon philosophy classes were really informative and also gave us all a lot of time to bond over our experiences. The alignment classes in the evening was where we really put some teaching in to practice as Neda would teach us how to align our students and would break down each and every asana for us. Every evening session greatly helped improve the next morning’s class as we put into practice what we learned the evening before. On many occasions we did our evening class down at Bili bok beach and watched the sunset during the class - it was an unreal experience.
During our course we also had 2 SUP yoga classes which were great fun but also an amazing workout, on the sea as the sun was setting - beautiful! We had a boat day too which was amazing & a great time to relax with all our new friends. Neda guided us through the course with such ease and dedication - by the end we all completed our practical exams and all the girls were amazing! We were nervous but Neda was so supportive. Thank you Neda!!
from Poland, October 2019
"Beautiful, Unforgettable Journey with Neda and Everyone.."
(Poland / Hong Kong) I'm so grateful to take this amazing yogic journey with Neda and everyone at the Estate Under the Painbrush, it is not only a Path of one self but also a walk with everybody that comes together on this life changing journey that will touch your heart and life. The Pranayama, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Meditation every morning give us a solid grounding in the sequence and the path. I've appreciated Neda gave us all she has and in the Adjustments/Anatomy, Variations/Modifications and Philosophy we have learned and absorbed so much. There were a lot of exchange and discussions where everyone feel safe to talk. Neda herself is our living example of the yogic philosophies, being mindful, caring and always firm to encourage and bring positive energies to the Shala, and to us. There were unforgettable mornings/evenings Ashtanga, adjustment, meditation practices on the beach, the SUP, moments of stunning views/sunrise/sunset. And you can always go for a dip in the beautiful water around Vis.
The family is always there taking care of us and offer help, Vicky, Maria Zorica, Josip, Branko.. Zorica and Josip were very kind to wait me up as I hung my laundry to dry, and not to mention Sanjica we all miss her delicious cookings and want to bring her home with us:))) with Sanjica it is always a treat.
It is a walk to remember:)
Will come back for retreat:)
from Great Britain, October 2019
"An amazing experience "
I had an excellent 17 days in Vis. Neda is an amazing person and I learnt so much from her during the training. The accommodation was lovely and every meal was outstanding. Vis itself was beautiful and it was great to get the opportunity to explore the island during time off.
from France, September 2019
"Most beautiful Life changing experience "
Neda Kocare is not only a phenomenal yoga teacher she is an extremely beautiful soul, who has taught me not only about yoga, but about embracing life and loving oneself, forgiveness and compassion... she is extremely giving in her time, knowledge and experience but also extremely giving with her personal being, so very caring and considerate. You are made to feel like part of this beautiful family with Zorica, Josip and Branko always there to help in anyway possible. Sanjica the cook... is totally AMAZING! The food was delicious with never once the same meal. Always fresh and bright colours and lots of it! Yoda the dog will always make you laugh out loud. The Estate is truly wonderful..a slice of heaven! I feel truly blessed to have been a part of this magical course (as I'm sure all our family of students did)... The icing on the cake is we all qualified and can now teach yoga but we have made friends for life.
from Austria, September 2019
"Most wonderful teacher, most heartwarming environment"
Neda is the most beautiful and wonderful person in the universe. This was a lifechanging, magical experience....there are no words for all the wonderful work and all her love. The food was also hard to describe, mostly ate with my eyes closed in absolute bliss! The accommodation was stunning and the owners just incredibly lovely and generous! Thank you so much!!!!!!
from United States, June 2019
What didn't I like? Neda is one of the most amazing women I have met who not only inspired us on a daily basis, but had such an huge heart and patience with us all. This experience is much more than learning yoga, it is learning about beliefs, philosophers and each other. Estate Under the Paintbrush is a mini oasis on an island of paradise. Each room is unique and beautifully decorated, the menu was fresh and plentiful each day and was much more than we expected. It is such a short walk to numerous hidden beaches so you can get in a little escape between all of the studies. The market is right up the hill and the pastry truck (if you can sneak away to get to it in the morning:) is well worth it!
Kristin Torp Simonsen
from Hungary, June 2019
I liked everything! Especially the food!!!
Neda was a great teacher with a lot of knowledge. I’d recommend her any day!
I had a super experience!
from United States, June 2019
"Couldn't have asked for a better 200 hour YTT"
Neda is the most kind, positive, thoughtful, intentional instructor I could have asked for my yoga teacher training. She is knowledgeable, encouraging, flexible, and loving. I learned so much from her and look forward to having her continue to be a mentor in my life.
The Estate Under the Paintbrush was the perfect location to focus solely on yoga. It's within walking distance of gorgeous beaches (Vis is a wonderful island), but remote enough that you can really get away from everything and stayed focused on why you're there. The rooms are individually curated with unique pieces of furniture art, and the entire property is covered in flowers and herbs and butterflies abound.
The food was AMAZING. I still dream of the breakfasts of smoothies, overnight oats, fruits, veggies, hummus and olive spreads galore. Lunches consisted of soups, entrees, and desserts that were all healthy and delicious. The portions are also very large so you will not go hungry while here.
Overall, I couldn't be more grateful that I did my YTT here. It was an incredible opportunity and everything was perfect.
from Netherlands, June 2019
"Best decision of my life"
Everything was perfect ! It was like I went home for 17 days and was taken care of and got healthier! Neda is a gem of a human. If you want everything that could ask for while learning about yourself, nourishing your body and mind with the practise and the knowledge Neda shares, breathing fresh air and just becoming a better version of yourself- I would suggest you book this training right away!
Also, not forgetting to mention the food- DELICIOUS! Consistently amazed me.
Thank you Neda!
from Austria, June 2019
I loved everything! The food was really delicious, the place was beautiful and Neda is the most inspiring teacher. I can absolutely recommend it!