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Yoga Sailing Holidays provides a yoga-sailing experience, combining the best of a relaxing sailing holiday as you hop from island to island and add daily morning meditation and daily yoga sessions in unique, beautiful locations around Croatia. You don’t need to be a sailor to enjoy the sunshine, clear blue water as you leisurely sail to a new island location daily.
Rooms are a double cabin on a sailing boat. Cabins are on a twin share basis.
We offer yoga-sailing holidays in Croatia on a beautiful Split to Split itinerary and the classes are an hour long in some of the most breath-taking settings you've ever seen. The itinerary includes some of the best destinations that Croatia has to offer, including Croatia's most famous beach; Zlatni Rat on Bol, the magical Vis Islands and their Green Caves that overlooks the Adriatic. There are plenty of hidden gems on the journey and we promise, the trip will be like nothing you’ve ever done before!
This Croatian itinerary is like no other; you will have the choice of sessions at various times of the day, including sunrise meditation and morning yoga. We will be in a bay or port in time to explore the islands by foot or scooter and there’s always time for a glass of wine, swimming and mouth-watering local fresh fish and grilled vegetables.
Melanie discovered yoga when she was 19 years old traveling alone in India. After returning home to California, she continued to explore, learn, and deepen further into the yoga practice, which eventually took over into a lifestyle.
In 2012, with encouragement and support from her teachers, she completed her 200hr YTT at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. She began teaching Vinyasa flow, therapeutic, and restorative yoga classes for all levels in San Francisco.
Letting creativity flow through her with foundational knowledge of countless hours of practice, trainings, and study, her classes are accessible for everyone. The students Melanie teach are her biggest inspiration and is forever grateful to hold space and facilitate experiences connecting mind, body, breath and energy. Forever a student herself, Melanie is in the process of finishing her 500hr YTT certification, which is due to be completed by the end of 2016.
Alongside Melanie’s yoga studies, she has also achieved a bachelors degree in Kinesiology-Exercise and Movement Sciences with a minor in Holistic Health. Understanding the importance of being well rounded in complimentary therapies, she has worked as a physical therapy aide, and has taken training in massage and reiki, which she offers to interested clients.
Leaving San Francisco in 2015, Melanie has fully embraced her wandering nature and is taking her yoga mat where ever she goes. Her adventures have lead her to teach yoga in all kinds of exciting settings including; a beautiful jungle shala in Tulum, Mexico, for a surf camp in Taghazout, Morocco, and at a beautiful bed and breakfast centered on meditation and wellness in San Felice Circeo, Italy.
Melanie is excited to share and teach in some of the most beautiful places along the Adriatic, she will create an unforgettable yoga experience connecting with nature, sunshine, and fun!
This retreat will take place in Milna (Brac), Adriatic sea, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Scedro, and Split in Croatia.
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Yoga Sailing Holidays prepare the meals fresh daily and also allow for any special dietary requirements.
Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Please arrive at Marina Kaštela. Every taxi driver should know where it is, it’s half way between the airport and the Old Town.
"What can I say apart from wow? Everything was just heaven. We sailed from Split (Croatia) to our first port with a glass of wine and the sun on our face. In the mornings we had sunrise meditation, followed by the most amazing yoga session with Melanie. Each day we sailed to postcard-perfect bays, had lunch which our amazing hostess made for us as we were swimming, then headed into our port for the night. I don’t sail, but I loved every minute of it, with the lapping of the water against the boat, the breeze in my hair, and the sun kissing my face. Don’t get me started on the local food and wine. Take me back. For anyone considering the trip, just do it. The locals are friendly and the crew are attentive to your every need."
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"I went more for the sailing and not so much the yoga. Not to be a spoil-sport, I participated in the meditation and yoga and I think I’ve been converted. I found calm with the meditation and the yoga really made me feel amazing. Whether you sail or not, it doesn’t matter, but what a great way to see the islands of Croatia. The skipper certainly knew his stuff and I always felt comfortable. The hostess (which was a treat) kept on surprising us with the most delicious meals. This was a unique way to relax, see the sights and make new friends."
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