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8 Days Yoga Retreat in Hvar, Croatia

Beneficial Yoga Retreat Croatia

Join this 8-day yoga retreat with Yoga Hvar in Stari Grad, Hvar, Croatia. Yoga Hvar's program is suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced and experienced yoga practitioners. Yoga practice includes asanas/postures, as well as breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. The instructor may demonstrate variations of asanas to accommodate each level of practice so that everyone can benefit from the class. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, you are welcome to this retreat!

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation session
  • Free time and workshops
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Daily brunch, dinner and snack
  • Stari Grad port transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay in a private room with double occupancy and a shared bathroom. All the rooms are similar and in the same part of town. A single room occupancy for 10 EUR extra per day is also available. Single room occupancy or any discounts are based upon availability. It is also possible to book a suite (a room with bathroom enclosed).

Yoga Hvar Croatia Yoga Retreat Program

The daily schedule in Stari Grad, Hvar, follows the routine of many ashrams in India with regard to yoga classes, timings, and other activities. There are approximately 105 minutes of yoga in the morning and 75 minutes in the afternoon / evening. Those almost always include asana, pranayama, and meditation, with some exceptions. The schedule is optional but strongly recommended in order to gain the greatest benefits.

07:00-08:45 Asanas, pranayama, and meditation

10:00-11:00 Brunch

11:00-15:00 Free time and workshops

15:00-15:30 Snack

16:30-17:30 Asanas, pranayama, and yoga Nidra

18:00-19:00 Dinner (optional)

Thursday is a free day without any activities, but brunch, snack, and dinner (optional) are provided. It is also the first day of each week's program, with a short evening orientation for the following week.

There are also optional bicycle tours to the neighboring towns, boat trips to remote beaches, and hikes, subject to interest. The free bikes are provided for longer staying participants, more than 2 weeks.

The library with a collection of spiritual, transpersonal, and yoga literature is available and open from 11:00-11:30.

Notes

  • It is strongly recommended that there is no smoking or use of alcohol during the program. There is absolutely no smoking or alcohol use during vacation activities on premises.
  • All workshops last between 60-90 minutes and are usually from 12:00-13:30. They are mostly free of charge.
  • Families are encouraged to come for yoga or just to accompany the practitioner. There is a 50% discount for children 3 to 12 years of age and it is free for children under 3 (crib available).

Included excursions

You can also enjoy other activities such as biking tours to neighboring towns (Jelsa, Vrbovska, Basina, etc), hike to watch the sunset to the neighboring hilltops, take boat rides to serene, less populated beaches and bays, and visit various festivals and art fairs.

Location

This yoga retreat will take place in Stari Grad, Hvar island. It was voted by Conde Nast Traveler readers (2009) as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world. It is famous for its extraordinary natural beauty as well as for its cultural and historic heritage.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Patio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet

Food

The meals are lactovegetarian or vegan and that is what Yoga Hvar recommends if you want to get the full benefit of your stay here. There is optional fish or seafood on Friday. The daily menu consists of brunch at 10:00-11:00, two snacks at your optional time (e.g. 15:00-15:30), and optional dinner.

The brunch consists of breakfast items with Yoga Hvar's popular fruit salad, green or other salads, bread, cooked vegetables, grains, pasta, or similar meals. Dinner is self-service, with available snack food, fruit, and tea. Also, there are several good restaurants that serve vegetarian and vegan food close to the center.

Meals are always accompanied with fresh fruit or vegetable juices or tea lemonade. The food is a mixture of Indian, Macrobiotic, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Balkan vegetarian cuisine. There is a tea and snack area available at any time. Fresh herbs can be picked from the garden and used for the tea.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

  • Bicycle tours
  • Boat trips
  • Evening out at Hvar town
  • Hiking to nearby hills and forests
  • Sunset sungazing
  • Visit to festivals and art fairs

Spa treatments

Massage, reiki, and other treatments are available nearby.

What's included

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 6 days daily yoga sessions
  • Everyday brunch and snacks
  • Everyday meditation session
  • Transfer from / to Stari Grad port
  • Free time and workshops
  • Free tourist tax
  • Free internet

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU)at the town of Jelsa. You have the option to take a hydroplane from Split to Hvar.

Arrival by ferry / boat

There are ports in Stari Grad (the main one), Hvar, Jelsa, and Sucuraj. There are ferry boats from Split to Starigrad 5 to 7 times daily during the season. The crossing takes approximately 105 minutes. From Italy about 2 times daily (Ancona and Pescara). Yoga Hvar will pick you up at the Stari Grad port approximately 2 kilometers away.

Arrival by train

There are train services to Split from several cities and neighboring countries.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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