Donna Freakie has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and completed her Yoga Teacher Training under the Krishnamacharya lineage in Bali. She teaches Hatha, and Vinyasa flow in Sydney, Australia. Drawing inspiration from international teachers such as Eion Finn, Cameron Shayne, and Janet Stone. Donna aims to inspire her students to experience connection through linking mediation and movement, where their yoga practice gives them a personal feeling of strength and inner calm.
from Ireland, October 2018
This was my first Yoga/ Sailing holiday, so I had no real expectations. From the minute I arrived on the boat, to our Hostess Ania's warm welcome, I had a good feeling that this was going to be a great trip. Our Magmazing (magnificent/Amazing) Skipper Geoff gave us the option of being actively involved with sailing, or not. Each morning in whichever heavenly destination we had docked, we had the option of a Yoga class with our gifted Yoga teacher. Then back to the boat for a sumptuous breakfast. Off sailing again to our first bathing stop of the day. Lunch was created and served on the boat by Ania, who was an alchemist in the kitchen and catered to all dietary requirements and no two breakfasts or lunch we're the same. We would dock at our new destination and dine out in the Port with the crew.
What was so amazing about this trip?
Our yoga classes were world class. Jenine brought a beautiful blend that we all responded to and wonder full evening meditations. The location continuously revealed more hidden gems. The evening dinner locations were another treat. The crew knew the best restaurants and would often book ahead and order our delicacies. So we ate in hidden parts of the islands that we would never have heard about, never mind find! As a group we gelled so well. You had time for rest, for chat, for fun and for solitude also.
What more could you ask for?
I feel very grateful to have shared such a fabulous experience with such lovely people.
from Canada, October 2018
"Above expectations "
Janine yoga instructor excellent
from United States, September 2018
"Croatia yoga sailing "
Fantastic scenery. Captain Bali and hostess Zoe were terrific.
from Great Britain, September 2018
"Experience of Life"
I like the idea of yoga landscape every morning different. So realaxing and peaceful locations. The teacher was wonderful and we had fun as well.
from United Arab Emirates, August 2018
"Yoga, Sailing, Adventure, & Relaxation discovering Croatia"
I loved being on the boat. I joined mainly for the sailing, even though I am a yoga teacher myself. I wanted to experience true sailing....but not much wind. My skipper Bali was outstanding- warm, kind, patient, answered every sailing question with grace and knowledge. I just love life at sea and bonding with new friends on board. I liked the casual atmosphere on our family boat. All staff was so kind and helpful.
from Australia, June 2018
"Fantastic yoga and sailing holiday in beautiful Croatia!"
I had a fantastic time with Yoga Sailing Holidays in Croatia! We got to practice yoga in some cool locations, exploring with the islands and being led through restorative flow to balance the day by our wonderful instructor, Melissa. We visited really niche spots for swimming and SUP in turquoise waters and having lunch on the water; all the meals were beautifully prepared for by our hostess, Olivia, with a variety of dishes through breakfast and lunch, plus good coffee!
Our skipper, Marko, is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and shared some great stories from his travels and knowledge of Croatian history through the region. I'm not sure on my favourite island stop, probably Vis or Korčula, but each destination seemed better than the previous and it was a great taster of what Croatia has to offer. I also really enjoyed being ‘shown the ropes’ to help with mooring the yacht and assisting with the sails. This was a unique experience and so many laughs with a group of like-minded travellers, I’m glad I went with Yoga Sailing Holidays.
from Great Britain, September 2017
"Yoga with Lucy Bushhaus"
Lucy was a fantastic yoga instructor, challenging poses and plenty of meditation
Also we were very lucky with our skipper Goren
A real professional
Anya worked hard and fed us royally
from United States, August 2017
Great people, great locations, amazing food and beautiful memories..
from United States, August 2017
"Une bonne découverte de la combinaison Yoga et sailing"
Le voyage itinérant de port en port et des endroits fabuleux en contact avec la nature.
La bonne ambiance instaurée par le skypper qui nous a donné des bons tuyaux pour faire des activités sur les plages libres.
Yoga Sailing Holidays
I have to say, I’ve never heard of “Yoga and Sailing” before, so I thought I’d try it. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but right from the moment we arrived at the marina I knew we were in for a good week. We were welcomed with a big smile and glass of champagne, so I knew we made the right decision. Everything was done at a relaxed pace, the meals were just heavenly, I don’t know anything about sailing so I left that to the men, while I read my book and improved my tan. The holiday ticked all the boxes because we got away from the crowds, we were docked in a new island every day, so we got to see a lot of Croatia, we had amazing weather, swam in the clear water, made new friends and had amazing food on the boat and in the traditional restaurants. I can’t recommend the trip enough, so if you’re thinking about doing it, hurry up and book!