Luxury Yoga and Walking Holiday in Croatia

This retreat in short

A reviving small-group escape set in a beautiful sea-facing, family-owned villa with infinity pool. We have sourced these twos villas for their outstanding location and exceptional standard of accommodation. A relaxed schedule of guided gentle walking amongst pine forests and olive groves with glimpses of the sea; three hours' daily mindful yoga;  time to swim, rest, breathe. Expect outstanding, plentiful, mainly organic food, sourced from the owners' gardens, lovinging prepared to one of the family members - a retired, talented chef!

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Availability:
May 2017
:  Due to cancellation - 1 room remaining in main venue.

September 2017:  three rooms left in main villa. Three rooms offsite in beautiful nearby villa (with its own pool), owned by same family.


Key information

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Getting there

Saturday 20 May 2017
  • London Gatwick to Split
  • Airline:EasyJet
  • Dep: 05:50
  • Flight: EZY8393
Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Split to London Gatwick
  • Airline: EasyJet
  • Dep: 10:10
  • Flight: EZY8394

Key information

  • Date: September 25 - September 30, 2017
  • Teacher: Sarah Nunn

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Getting there

Monday 25 September 2017
  • London Gatwick to Split
  • Airline:EasyJet
  • Dep: 09:55
  • Flight: EZY8395
Saturday 30 September 2017
  • Split to London Gatwick
  • Airline: EasyJet
  • Dep: 10:00
  • Flight: EZY8394

Why this retreat?

In a nutshell


We love this part of Croatia for many reasons: the incredibly clear seas; the outstanding quality of its fresh foodie produce; the olive groves and pine forests; the warmth of the people.

Our gorgeous luxury villas, the ever-popular setting for our Croatia retreats, nestle near a quiet pebble beach, on the lovely island of Brac (an hour's ferry ride from Split). 

The larger villa - with infinity pool and huge decking and terrace areas with sea views - boasts six luxury en-suite guest rooms. Owned by the same family, a nearby private villa, with its own swimming pool, houses three further bedrooms. We will take exclusive hire of both villas.

Our Croatian retreats tend to attract many solo travellers, and are especially friendly and personal in feel. Due to the popularity with solo guests, this retreats are generally very small, averaging eight-to-ten guests.

These luxury yoga and walking retreats will incorporate a balance of yoga and meditation classes, gentle guided walks from the door, outstanding local food and free time for the beach, or exploring the lovely nearby town of Supetar. 

Afternoons are your own, and you are free to chill out by the pool, swim in the crystal-clear seas, snooze, read, or stroll along an off-road path to a nearby village.

On one day, we will arrange an optional trip to an ancient monastery, enjoying a packed lunch en route. Guests joining this excursion will also visit the highest point of the Island, with panoramic views of the Croatian coast.

Our host accommodation

The terrace - ready for dinner
Our private Croatian villas are built in traditional stone style, with a spacious, contemporary interior, several large terraces and a small garden sprinkled with olive and citrus trees.

The larger villa boasts a fabulous private infinity swimming pool with views to the sea, and a huge alfresco area equipped with sun beds and long, vine-covered table for al fresco dining.

Two of the bedrooms boast sea views (these are allocated based on final retreat numbers and time of booking). Bedrooms are beautifully decorated and furnished, with en-suite bathrooms. The large ground floor is open plan, with a combined dining and chill-out space, and huge doors opening to the swimming pool and terraces.

New in 2017, we have also taken an very attractive nearby villa (approximately 10 minutes walk through the village). Traditionally, a family home,and owned by the same family as the larger venue, the villa has been renovated to a very high standard. With just three bedrooms, it is cosy and comfortable and boasts its own private swimming pool. 

The yoga and meditation classes

Yoga on the terrace
During this Croatia retreat, you will enjoy a twice-daily 90-minute yoga and meditation class, taken outside, on one of the villa's large terraces (weather permitting), with their sea views.

The morning class will be mindful vinyasa flow yoga, with different options given for varying levels of experience.

Each evening session will be a stress-busting combination of gentle yoga (including calming Restorative Yoga), yin and mindfulness meditation.

In Vikki's May retreat, the powerful practice of yoga nidra - a deep form of guided relaxation and meditation - will form part of the evening sessions.


Guided walking 

Walking in Croatia
The guided walking on this retreat is easy and gentle. Two of the three walks will start and end at the villa and will guide you through surrounding villages and local olive groves.

The gentle hikes are suitable for all levels of fitness and can be adapted to the requirements of the group.

The third walk is a little more challenging: we will visit an ancient monastery, enjoying a packed lunch en route and visit (by car) the highest point of the Island, with panoramic views of the Croatian cost.


Foodie treats: what to expect 

The dinning alfresco
Our groups always tell us that meal-times - enjoyed by the pool when possible - are one of the highlights of these retreats!

Our cook for the week - a family member of the villa owners - spent many years as a chef at a local restaurant he ran.

We hope you will agree the taste, presentation, love and care poured into the cooking, twinned with the freshness of the raw ingredients, makes for a consistently wonderful dining experience!

Most vegetables are sourced from the owners' wonderful gardens (shown above), so are naturally organic and sizzling with colour and freshness. All meals are included in the cost of the break.

Our teachers

Vikki Stevenson

Vikki Stevenson: leading our May Croatia retreat

Vikki has been teaching yoga for almost a decade, after training with world renowned teacher Simon Low. Vikki has gone on to study pregnancy and postnatal yoga to an advanced level, and is also a qualified yoga nidra teacher after studying with Uma Dunsmore-Tuli.

Vikki teaches with sensitivity, authority and an eye for correct alignment. Morning classes with Vikki will be flowing and energising, whilst catering for all levels. Evening yoga and meditation will be a blissful, stress-busting blend of yoga nidra (deep guided relaxation) and gentle movement.


Sarah Nunn - Our Yoga teacher

Sarah Nunn: leading our September Croatia retreat

Our friendly and talented teacher, Sarah Nunn, has a passion for all-things yoga, and a wonderful ability to impart this to her students. Sarah teaches at our Chelmsford-based studio, Yoga at the Mill. She is passionate about leading yoga classes in a fun and accessible way. 

Sarah teaches a mindful vinyasa flow for the morning sessions, and a blend of gentle and restorative yoga, and meditation for the evenings.

She is currently training to be a Yoga Therapist, and has a deep belief in the therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation.




Questions?

Great! We would love to hear from you. Send us a quick email or give us a call - we love to chat: 0203 695 2375

Fast facts

Prices - main villa


Shared occupancy: Twin room 
 - Earlybird: £799 per person*
 - Standard: £899 per person

Shared occupancy: Double room
 - Earlybird: £799 per person*
 - Standard: £899 per person

Single occupancy: double room

 - Earlybird: £999 per person* 
 - Standard: £1099 per person

*Please note:

The earlybird is available on the May 2017 holiday until December 1, 2016

The earlybird is available on the September 2017 holiday until May 29, 2017.

Prices - nearby villa

Due to the popularity of this retreat, we have arranged additional accommodation in a nearby private villa, ten minutes' walk through the village. 

The villa, which is owned by the same family and was once a traditional village home, has been renovated to a very high specification and comes complete with private swimming pool.  It has three lovely bedrooms, one of which is en-suite.

2 people twin room (shared bathroom)
- Standard: £749 per person

1 person double ensuite room
- Standard: £999 per person

1 person double room (shared bathroom)
- Standard: £949 per person

Suitable for:

Many of our guests are relatively new to yoga, and/or looking to come away on a restful break, where activities and food are arranged, without any expectation of acrobatic ability! This said, experienced yoga practitioners are welcome, and classes will be tailored to all levels.


We host a high proportion of solo travellers who are drawn by the promise of a friendly, like-minded group of guests, yet with a structure that allows plenty of time for alone-time.

What's included?

  • Light breakfast on each morning of the retreat.
  • Lunch ( excluding departure day )
  • Dinner (excluding departure day)
  • Two daily, 75-minute yoga classes
  • Daily 2 - 3 hour walk on 2 days.
  • Spacious twin/double, or single occupancy accommodation with private terraces

What's not included?

  • Flights*
  • Optional half-day trip to the Blaca hermitage
  • Additional food / drink.
  • Daily 2 - 3 hour walk on 2 days.
  • Transfers.

*Please see details above in the 'getting there' section.

We arrange a group transfer for guests arriving on the recommend flights. Transfers cost approx 400 Kuna return. This includes all taxi ferry transfers. If you would like to take an alternative flight, transfer arrangements can be made. However, this is approx 400 Kuna per way + ferry costs

A typical day

On this trip, your days will look like:
  • 7.30am: coffee, tea, light breakfast
  • 8.00-9.30am: hatha yoga
  • 10am: Morning guided walk*
  • 12:30: Brunch
  • 1:30pm: -- Free time --
  • 4:00pm: Afternoon tea
  • 5.30-7pm: gentle yoga and meditation
  • 7.30pm: three-course evening dinner

Guided walks on selected days
All meals are vegetarian by default

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Holiday villa bedroom

What our customers say


Retreat: Croatia Yoga and (gentle) Walking retreat
Rated: 5 stars
Customer: Sara Vali
When: May 16th 2015
Review:

Couldn't be happier
Having spent time looking for a relaxed holiday suitable for a solo traveller, I couldn't be happier that I picked the Croatian retreat. The villa was beautiful and the other guests (of all ages and abilities) were welcoming and friendly. We were all wonderfully looked after - not least in terms of the plentiful and delicious vegetarian food! Some great walks, exploring parts of the island we wouldn't have found on our own, were arranged for us so we didn't have to worry about anything except turning up with the right footwear.

The daily yoga sessions were rejuvenating in the mornings, setting us up for the day, and relaxing and meditative in the evenings, ready for dinner and wine or simply a nap by the pool. I liked the teacher's encouraging approach, helping us all go further in our practice, no matter how experienced or new to yoga we were. I've recommended Satvada to friends and am already planning my next holiday with them. I know I'll be well looked after and come home feeling refreshed and with a new enthusiasm for my yoga classes.