PLITVICE LAKES YOGA RETREAT

ANCIENT SOUND
RETREAT
IN PLITVICE LAKES

WITH VASKILINTU 

Bless your soul with ancient sound and cacao ceremony and come to immerse yourself in this magical piece of land.
Ready for rebirth?

DATES

21.07. — 26.07.2022 

MAXIMAL CAPACITY
12 people
SUITABLE FOR
all levels
groups, singles, couples

PRICES 

*Single Room • 1,190 € per person
Shared Room • 990 € per person
Sofa Bed • 790 € per person
Tent • 590 € per person
*Single Room booked for 2 people includes a king-size bed. In this case, the price is 20% less for each person.

HIGHLIGHTS

Magical Ekodrom Estate immersed in the forest
Ancients Sounds singing workshops with Vaskilintu
Cacao ceremony
Daily Yoga classes
Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park 

ACTIVITIES

Ancient sound & ceremony retreat includes — singing workshops with Vakilintu, daily Yoga classes, cacao ceremony, visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, forest bathing, tree planting, time for enjoying outdoor hot-tubs, sauna and wild nature around.

OVERVIEW

Retreat with Vaskilintu will gift you the possibility to experience the power of ceremonial healing music and the intensity of the cacao ceremony. Nevertheless, Yoga practice, breathing exercises and rural activities will be daily practiced. 

PROGRAM

Explore the detailed schedule of this eco-friendly retreat with singing teacher Magdalena akka Vaskilintu and yoga teacher Sasha.
–THE RETREAT MEETS THE HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS THAT THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED AS GENERAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL.

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + MEDITATION

Welcome to Croatia!

You will have an organized transfer from Zagreb airport and Zagreb bus station to Ekodrom Estate. Our retreat officially starts at 5 pm with an introduction circle.

Take time to settle in the room and ambient; explore the organic plumb farm in front of the estate or relax in a hammock.

Our in-house chef will delight us with dinner served at the porch immersed in green.

After dinner, we will have a meditation and set the intentions for the week.

Day 2 — YOGA + ANCIENT SOUNDS WORKSHOP + FOREST BATHING

Our morning starts with gentle Yoga practice followed by a yummy brunch.

For the afternoon is planned “Ancient Sounds” workshop. We will do breathing and voice exercises helping you to dive into your body and your natural rhythm; letting go of tensions, preparing for intuitive singing.

After singing, it’s time for forest bathing! We will explore wild nature around the estate and walk in silence. Once when we arrive back, a delicious dinner will wait for us.

The evening is reserved for stargazing around the bonfire, listening to the soul music in the background!.

Day 3 — YOGA + PLITVICE LAKES

You already know our morning routine – Yoga and brunch.

Today we will visit Plitvice Lakes National Park – a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. They are the most famous site in Croatia and are listed as UNESCO Heritage List.

Dinner, sweet dinner will be served once when we arrive back home.

And the last touch of the day – meditation under the shiny sky. 

Day 4 — YOGA +SINGING WORKSHOP + CACAO CEREMONY

After energizing with our morning Yoga and brunch routine, you’ll have free time to enjoy and relax in this magical piece of land.

Later in the afternoon, Magdalena will hold a singing workshop, teaching us how to create a place of vocal liberation and a sense of connection. Dinner.

We will conclude the day with a sacred cacao ceremony; intense and heart-opening medicine, allowing us to connect deeper with ourselves and others.

Day 5 — YOGA + LEISURE TIME + PLANT A TREE

Our mission for today is to plant a tree on our own and develop an intimate relationship with nature.

The rest of the day is planned for leisure activities like; massages, chilling in a hot tub, sauna or book reading in the hammock. 

Day 6 — YOGA + DEPARTURE

Yoga, brunch, and return home with a clear mind and happy heart :)…or you can stay in Croatia forever! 

LODGING

Ekodrom Estate is the perfect place to get lost and find peace.
Set in an idyllic and supremely private location, you will enjoy the beauty of plums orchards and lush greenery. The property consists of 4 houses that used to belong to Grandmother Ljuba and today, it belongs to her grandson Marko. One house used to be a barn and the other two were cattle stables.
Marko and friends turned these traditional constructions into charming houses. Each house has an outdoor private hot tub. At your disposal are sauna and in-house massages.  

FOOD

You’ll be delighted with two daily meals in our retreat, made by the in-house chef.
Our moto is eat fresh, support local!
Brunches and dinners are mainly vegetarian and vegan. The gluten-free options are available.
Coffee, tea, fruits, and snacks will be available through the day.

LOCATION

You will find Ekodrom Estate, a perfect destination if you wish to meet Croatia’s more continental side, right between Zagreb and Adriatic coast. Plitvice Lakes, hiking trails, river rafting, and mountain climbing make this area a favorite destination for an active vacation. 
Explore the hidden gems of central Croatia!

MEET OUR TEAM

…your teacher, your guide and in-house chef
Music teacher • Ritual musician & vocalist

VASKILINTU

"Vaskilintu" is the artist name of Magdalena Sofia, who is a ritual musician and vocalist.
She started with a classical background in music, singing in the National Opera of Finland at 6 years old, later studying musical traditions that have their roots in the interaction with nature.
She is inspired by the healing power of ceremonial music and the therapeutic aspect of sound which affects human psyche.
"Music is a sacred way to be in dialogue with your community and the nature around you."
Magdalena holds space for retreats, courses, sharing circles and different workshops weaving in her work and art in finnish language.
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT200 • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

SASHA DAKIC

She is a passionate yoga practitioner, experienced yoga teacher and tour guide. She was working several years for one of the world's biggest travel companies, leading tours in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia and her love for travel, tourism, yoga, and adventures made her found Fige Yoga Adventures®.
Sasha became a certified yoga teacher in 2018 by www.gaia-yoga.com school in Croatia. Her teaching style is Ashtanga Vinyasa, and she is skilled at demystifying complex concepts and making yoga feel accessible to beginners and teachers alike.
Dog lover, she enjoys spending time hiking, swimming and horseback riding.
YOGA RETREAT CROATIA
Mediterranean Vegan Fusion Chef

TEA DUKIC

Growing up in a family that loved to travel and explore new tastes, I was exposed to many different cousins during my childhood and that definitely sparked an interest in me which later developed into my passion and profession. My enchantment with exploring different cultures and cuisines continued growing during my studies in Switzerland. After graduating in International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management in Cesar Ritz University, I spent a few years working in a 5*star hotels around Europe and Asia where I continued to work, travel and educate myself on different foods and cuisines. My biggest passion was the connection between culture and food and how we can learn so much about the culture and history just from a plate of modest traditional food cooked at home.Upon returning to my home county I started the radio show "With Spoon around the world" and I spent the next 10 years running a kitchen in different vegan restaurants and hotels in Croatia.
My love and passion for food and cooking still grows each day and I am happy to be able to share it with the beautiful people that I cook for.

PRICES

Single Room  • 1,190 € per person
Shared Room • 990 € per person
Sofa Bed • 790 € per person
Tent • 590 € per person

INCLUDING

6 days & 5 nights in Ekodrom Estate

2 meals per day (brunch & dinners) + snacks

Singing workshops

Cacao ceremony

Daily yoga and meditation classes

Planting a tree

All excursion transfers

Group transfer from Zagreb and return

EXCLUDING

Entrance ticket to NP Plitvice Lakes

Travel insurance

Transfer to destination

RESERVATION POLICY

Your reservation is confirmed by payment of 200to the Gipsy Travel Agency account. The remaining balance must be paid at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. 

For booking and payment coordinates, please go directly to the reservation section of the page. The retreat meets the health and hygiene protocols that the Croatian governments implemented as general COVID-19 protocol.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The reservation price is 200€, and it is not refundable unless the GTA cancels the program, then the reservation amount is fully refunded back. The GTA is obliged to inform the participants about any regular* cancellation no later than 14 days before starting the event.

The GTA may consider allowing the person to use the reservation amount for another event in the future. Due to the pandemic time we live in, a person is obligated to inform GTA the same day the Country issues the travel restriction, as the same GTA will do in return. If a person were not allowed to travel to Croatia due to international COVID-19 travel restrictions, GTA would agree to change the booking for another event or to send a deposit back.

*regular = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions