Past Event: Dubrovnik, Croatia Yoga Retreat |June 2016

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Brsecine, Dubrovnik

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A week of yoga surrounded by pine trees, the sound of crickets and glimmering sea, while discovering the Pearl of the Adriatic on city walks, island hops and trips into the countryside.

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This week long yoga retreat is designed to blend two journeys – one leading out into the exquisite world of Dubrovnik, its culture, history and nature, the other delving deep into ones inner world through yogic practice of asana, pranayama and meditation.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Two themed yoga workshops
  • Daily meditation & pranayama
  • Highly individualized approach
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik’s country side
  • Private boat trip to Elafiti islands
  • 6 nights accommodation at 4 star villa with pool
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast & dinner

YOGA

Yoga sessions are held two times a day. Morning ones are based on a more dynamic and invigorating ashtanga vinyasa style, while the afternoon ones are more relaxed, calming and restorative classes.
​​Two mornings are dedicated to workshops with a more in depth exploration of different aspects of asana practice.  The calm summer evenings are filled with meditation, chai chats, games and walks.

A small group and highly individual approach are important aspects of this yoga retreat. The support of three experienced teachers allows you to devote time to build steadiness, lightness and integrity in your asana practice. During the retreat we explore different tools that allow yoga (union) to enrich every aspect of your life. Guided by the Yoga Sutra “Sthira Sukham Asanam” we develop strength, comfort and the ability to pay attention and be present in ones life and practice.

ACCOMMODATION

The retreat is hosted at an exclusive 4 star mansion situated in the Brsecine Bay, one of the most beautiful locations in Dubrovnik area. Gently elevated, in the tiny hamlet of Brsecine, the villa is privileged to a breathtaking panorama across the glistening Adriatic to the imposing Elafiti Islands. House, pool and terraces are perfectly situated to soak up the extraordinary vista.

A nutritious and healthy diet is an important aspect of this retreat, thus we have carefully planned and prepared a wholesome, fresh, and balanced menu from local products with a lot of dedication and love. Breakfast is a flavorful, healthy buffet of grains, nuts, fruits, local cheese, home made breads and other delights. Dinners are set meals designed to support ones overall well being.

EXPLORING SOUTH CROATIA – DUBROVNIK & SURROUNDING AREAS

With Dubrovnik region being one of the most beautiful areas of Croatia and the world we have selected trips that offer the best of experiences. Explore the history and culture of Dubrovnik Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage sight, island hop on a day cruise to the Elafity Islands, or simply relax on the beach with your heads in the clouds.​

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The villa comprises of two separate buildings, placed in an enclosed natural sight of 3,600m2. One just a few steps above the other, both equally well appointed with all the bedrooms, thoughtfully, looking out into the sea. Cooling stone, parquet flooring, pastel hues, wooden beams and attractive local artwork conjure a classic Mediterranean feel. To the sunny south side of the villas one can privately enjoy the swimming pool, wellness and terrace. The nearest beach is situated only 800 m walking distance. The bus stop for buses running into Dubrovnik is only a 5 minute walk from the villa, making it easy to explore the area.


FACILITIES

    • Outdoor swimming pool: 32 m2
    • Gym with sauna
    • Billiard table
    • TV & Calble TV
    • Hi-Fi system/CD player
    • Wireless internet
    • Safe deposit box
AMENITIES

    • Electric cooker
    • Refrigerator with freezer
    • Coffee brewer
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Linen and towels
OUTSIDE AREAS

    • Outside terraces and grounds: 350m2
    • Closed natural site: 3,600 m2
    • Garden furniture and sunbeds
    • Outside Grill

THE AREA – BRSECINE
Brsecine is small cove in the south Croatia, with only about 100 inhabitants. Brsecine was a favorite resort of Dubrovnik’s nobility so it is not surprising that the most famous building is the historic mansion of the poetess Cvijeta Zuzorić, which dates back to the 16th century. Besides villas and old houses for rent in Brsecine one can visit two small traditional catholic churches, St George (or as the locals called, Svetoga Đurda) and St. Anne. St. Anne is a special place for residents of Brsecine as she is the patroness of the region. It is almost unknown Brscine hosts an underwater archaeological site attracting people from all around the world keen to explore the past in some different, unconventional ways. Brsecine beach is a very place for a quiet holiday because it is hidden under the slopes of surrounding hills, emitting peace and tranquility disturbed only by summer crickets in.

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DUBROVNIK CITY TOUR

On this tour we will discover Dubrovnik’s millennial history that makes it a European cultural centre. History is alive in every part of it – Dubrovnik is a museum city and at the same time a live stage, it represents a perfect cross between the past and the present. Every nook and cranny of this Pearl of the Adriatic, as it is known, hides a treasure. Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1940 meters of unique medieval ramparts preserved in their original form and open to visitors as the city’s flagship attraction.

During the trip we will visit the walls that run almost 2 km (1.24 mi) around the city. The system of turrets and towers were intended to protect the vulnerable city. The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming site for the fictional city of King’s Landing in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Protected by UNESCO World Heritage status since 1979, and is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.

ELAFITY ISLANDS

The private boat tour to the Elaphity Islands takes us on a whole day cruise of a beautiful archipelago close to Dubrovnik. The islands get their name from the Greek word elafos, meaning deer – in ancient times the islands were apparently home to a large deer population. The islands are covered with lush Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation, beautiful gardens, parks and beaches, and make for a prefect place to hike, swim or simply soak in the glory of summer.

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7 days / 6 nights (18th – 24th June 2016)
Max # Guests = 9

Inclusive Retreat Price Twin Occupancy 
*Twin bedrooms can be made up as a double if required – please request at time of booking
Early Bird Discounted Price (for bookings made before 15th May 2016) – €1400
Bring your partner, friend or family along €1350
Regular Price (for bookings made after 15th May 2016) – €1500

Inclusive Retreat Price Single Occupancy (only one room available) 
Early Bird Discounted Price (for bookings made before 15th May 2016) – €1400
Regular Price (for bookings made after 15th May 2016) – €1545

♦ Deposit to hold space – €500 Non refundable, but transferable to another person.
Final balance due till May 1st 2016 or payable in cash at retreat venue.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • YOGA
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and pranayama classes
  • Two themed Yoga workshops
  • Highly individualized approach to each participant
  • Open air yoga at interesting locations
  • Yoga mats and props (blocks, bolsters, straps)
  • ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
  • Accommodation at a 4 star villa
  • Spacious sea view rooms with AC and private bathroom
  • Use of pool, sauna, gym and sunbeds
  • Use of estate premises and garden
  • Wi Fi, towels, linen, Cable TV, washer
  • Billiard table and board games
  • Vegetarian meals prepared by private retreat chef
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Dinner
  • Refreshments, fruits and healthy snacks during the day
  • Water, tea and coffee provided throughout the day
  • DAY TRIPS
  • Transportation to/from day trips
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old TownTour of the Elafity Islands on a private boat
  • Guided tour to Dubrovnik’s country side
  • Entrance fees
  • Tourist Taxes

* airfare not included, transport between airport and villa can be arranged upon request for arrival/departure dates
** all meals are vegetarian. special dietary restrictions can be accommodated

LOCATION

Location: Brsecine, Dubrovnik
Nearest town: Dubrovnik | approx driving distance 20-25min
Nearest airport: Dubrovnik (Cilipi) Airport, DBV | approx driving distance 45min

WHAT TO PACK
To make your trip preparation easier below is a list of items we suggest bringing with you for a more comfortable experience:

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Flip flops for the beach
  • Comfortable shoes for outdoor activities and walks
  • Yoga clothes
  • Sweat towels for practice
  • Clothing that can be layered for variable weather conditions
  • Plug adaptors / converters
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal toiletries

And don’t forget your passport/travel documents! :)

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