YOGA RETREAT ON HVAR ISLAND

ASHTANGA YOGA
RETREAT
ON HVAR ISLAND

WITH JUSTYNA 

Are you longing for a transformative journey on a private island in the Adriatic Sea?
Daily Yoga practice, raw landscapes, breathtaking beaches and gorgeous local veggie meals — the perfect experience is waiting for you.
Keep reading!

DATES

25.06. — 01.07.2022

MAXIMUM CAPACITY
10 people
SUITABLE FOR
all yoga levels
small groups, singles, couples

PRICES

Triple Room  • 1,190 € per person
Twin Room  • 1,290 € per person
*Single Room  • 1,590 € per person
Tent  • 890 € per person
 
*Single Room booked for 2 people includes a king-size bed. In this case, the price is 15% less for each person.

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury villa on a private island
Daily Ashtanga Yoga & workshops
Meditation & Pranayama
Island hopping
In-house massage
Dinner with a local family

ACTIVITIES

Ashtanga Yoga retreat on Hvar island includes — Ashtanga Yoga classes, guided meditation, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama workshop, Cycle of life workshop, island hopping around Pakleni islands and island of Hvar, dinner with a local family in Hvar, meditation walk, massages and free time to relax and reflect.

OVERVIEW

We will share with you our love for both Yoga practice and the island of Hvar. Our retreat offers a well-curated program of daily Yoga classes, meditations and inspiring workshops for all levels.
Imagine waking up with the melodious background sounds of crickets and nearby waves, enjoying massages, long swims and warm, homely atmosphere where you can pick veggies from the garden.
Above all, we’re surrounded by breathtaking, wild nature while staying in a beautiful eco-friendly villa located on the Pakleni islands — an archipelago of Hvar island.

PROGRAM

Discover day by day program of Ashtanga Yoga retreat on Hvar island.
–THE RETREAT MEETS THE HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS THAT THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED AS GENERAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL.

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + YOGA NIDRA

We will meet at 4 pm at Hvar main square and then head with the boat towards our villa at Pakleni islands.

After you settle down in the rooms and relax, we will have an introduction circle.

Our first day will conclude with a homemade dinner served at the villa’s porch immersed in green, and relaxing Yoga Nidra class.

Day 2 — YOGA + LEISURE + PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP

We will wake up early to catch the first sun’s rays and start a day with guided meditation. You are free to join us later for refreshments, before the practice based on Ashtanga Yoga method starts.

After awakening body practice, it is a time for recharging with long and lazy brunch.

The afternoon is reserved for leisure activities, like massage, relaxing with a book in your hammock, or simply having a long swim in the friendly Adriatic Sea; your choice.

At sunset time, Justyna will hold a workshop on the power of breath. She will give us tools and teach us how to apply breath philosophy to support our asana practice. Dinner, meditation and free time for relaxing.

Day 3 — YOGA + ISLAND HOPPING + DINNER IN HVAR

Our morning will start in the same way as in Day 2 — meditation, Yoga and brunch.

Today’s plan is island hopping around Pakleni islands and the island of Hvar. We will enjoy snorkeling in hidden bays, mud baths known for healing effects, and refreshment at a beautiful beach bar. Last stop is Hvar where we have free time for exploring charming Venetian architecture spots and art shops.

For dinner, we will be hosted by the friendly local family in their charming home!

Day 4 — YOGA + MEDITATION WALK + BONFIRE

We start the day with our morning routine that you already know — sunrise meditation, snacks and refreshments, Yoga practice, and then another rich and a bit lazy brunch.

The afternoon is reserved for a meditation walk through the island. Walking in silence is intended to enable you to connect deeply with the natural elements and with yourself. We believe this island has a special energy, can’t wait to hear your impressions!

Back home we will be graced again with an amazing dinner.

And the last touch of the day, meditation and sharing experience around the bonfire.

Day 5 — NEW MOON YOGA PRACTICE + LEISURE + LIFE CYCLES WORKSHOP

After awakening our bodies with healthy morning routines and cuddling our souls with delicious brunch, we have free time.

You can relax with the massage, explore the hidden bays or visit a magical treehouse nearby.

In the afternoon we will join Justyna under the olive trees to reflect on cycles in life. Dinner and meditation for better relaxation and sleep.

Day 6 — YOGA + BARBECUE + CLOSING CIRCLE

We will persistently feed our last day on this adventure with Yoga practice and fresh local delicacies.

Afterward, take some time to reflect on the sensations which could happen during the week we spent in the wild Mediterranean nature.

Around the sunset, we will gather for a barbecue, celebrating the end with dinner around the bonfire and closing circle ritual.

Day 7 — RETURN HOME or...

Rejuvenated and recharged, you are ready to get back in the real world.

We will escort you to the island of Hvar, from where you can decide; or to stay to live in Croatia or to go back to your home…

LODGING

The Cricket house is located on Pakleni islands, 20 minutes boat ride from Hvar island. There are no cars on the Pakleni islands, and our villa has no neighbors.
Surrounding the house is a vast Mediterranean garden with authentic herbs, figs, and olive trees. The wild flora garden is equipped with hammocks and deck chairs, making it the ideal place to retreat from urban daily life. From there, you can reach the private beach in just a 5 minutes walk.
The house consists of a large living room, kitchen, spacious dining room, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. Two bedrooms are situated on the ground floor with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. On the upper floor are a triple room and a twin room with en-suite bathrooms. Here is a chilling area where you can peacefully enjoy the panoramic view of the sea.
As the garden is very spacious, we offer the option of staying in the tent and using the bathroom from the house. If you are interested, let us know, so we can provide a tent for you.

FOOD

Food is prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients purchased from local farmers because we love to support the local economy.
You’ll be delighted with two daily meals in our retreat, made by the in-house chef. 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

Pakleni Island is a gorgeous chain of wooded isles that stretches out immediately in front of the town of Hvar.
Although the name literally means ‘Hell’s Islands’, it’s thought to derive from ‘paklina’, a pine resin that was once harvested here to waterproof boats. The more descriptive name will be ‘Green and Blue Paradise’ of a Dalmatian coast, because of plenty of deep blue caves and tiny white sandy beaches.

MEET OUR TEAM

…your teacher, your guide and in-house chef
YOGA RETREAT HVAR ISLAND
KPJAY Authorization Level 1 • Ashtanga Yoga

JUSTYNA JAWORSKA

Justyna is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher authorized by Sharath Jois. She has been practicing this method since 2005 and sharing it in traditional form in Shalas around the world. She is now based in Poland, where she opened MERU Shala. It’s a space where she supports practitioners in all stages of their life.
She also holds the space for female circles, teaching about cycle awareness in practice and beyond. Justyna is also a pelvic floor therapist and applies this knowledge to her teachings.
Her free time is all about nature — she loves climbing mountains and taking pictures of landscapes. She finds photography as her way to show the beauty of nature and a call for preserving it.
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT200 • Tour Guide

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

Triple Room  • 1,190 € per person
Twin Room 1,290 € per person
Single Room  • 1,590 € per person
Tent  • 890 € per person

INCLUDING

7 days & 6 nights in luxury eco-friendly villa

2 meals per day (brunches & dinners) + snacks

Daily Ashtanga yoga classes

Guided meditations

Pranayama workshop

Cycle of life workshop

Boat trip around Pakleni islands & Hvar

Dinner with a local family

Boat transfer Hvar — Pakleni island and return

EXCLUDING

Transfers to destination

Travel insurance

In-house massage

Extra boat transfer is 30€ 

RESERVATION POLICY

Your reservation is confirmed by payment of 200 € to 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 some exceptional cases.

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 is 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 deposit back.

*regular = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions