YOGA RETREAT ISTRIA

ASHTANGA YOGA
RETREAT IN ISTRIA

WITH JUSTYNA

Treat yourself with a week in the picturesque Croatian region — Istria!
Deepen your Yoga practice immersed in nature and explore the best of this magic land – Brijuni National Park, Rovinj, Motovun and so much more…
If you feel this perfect blend where Yoga balances with pleasure and fun suits you, hop in!

DATES

13.08. — 19.08.2022

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

PRICES

Twin Room • 1,290 € per person
Single Room • 1,590 € 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 in a quiet village with a pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi
Daily Ashtanga Yoga & inspiring workshops   
A day in Brijuni National Park
Visit to unique and charming Rovinj
Truffle dinner in Motovun
In-house massages & bicycles

ACTIVITIES

Ashtanga Yoga retreat in Istria includes — daily Ashtanga Yoga, meditations, Pranayama workshop, restorative practice, Yoga Nidra, Life cycles workshop, visiting magical Brijuni National Park, romantic cities of Motovun & Rovinj, stand-up paddle tour, and discovering ancient Pula with Roman Amphitheatre.

OVERVIEW

This retreat brings together the best of Istria adventures blended with daily Yoga practice and healthy Mediterranean food.
You can expect immersion into Ashtanga Yoga practice, meditation, Pranayama and Life cycles workshops as well as deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra — all led by brilliant Justyna Jaworska.
Istria, also called Terra Magica, is the land of small hills, medieval towns, vineyards, excellent vines, olive groves, truffles and beautiful beaches.
The retreat takes place in a luxury villa with the pool and panoramic view in a countryside village.

PROGRAM

Discover day by day program of Ashtanga Yoga retreat in Istria, Croatia.
–THE RETREAT MEETS THE HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS THAT THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED AS GENERAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL.

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + YOGA NIDRA

Welcome to Terra Magica! We will have an organized group transfer from Pula to our charming villa at 3:30 pm.

It is a day for settling in our rooms and tranquilizing. Welcome dinner with authentic local delicacy will be served in the garden.

We will finish the first day with a gentle Yoga Nidra class.

Day 2 — YOGA + LEISURE + PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP

Start the morning with refreshment and join us for Ashtanga Yoga class led by Justyna.

Following Yoga time, nourish your bellies with yummy vegan brunch.

Afternoon is reserved for leisure activities like massage, chilling by the pool, swimming or simply reading the book and enjoying the sun; your choice.

During sunset, 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.

A delicious dinner follows, meditation and free time for relaxation.

Day 3 — YOGA + STAND-UP PADDLE TOUR + RESTORATIVE YOGA

Our morning will start with the same routine as the previous day – Ashtanga Yoga and brunch.

Today is a beach day! Put your swimming suit on and get ready for a stand-up paddling tour around a small island. Enjoy swimming in the friendly Adriatic Sea, and perhaps seeing some dolphins.

Once we arrive home, a tasty dinner will wait for us. We will finish our day with deeply relaxing restorative practice.

Day 4 — YOGA + LEISURE + LIFE CYCLE WORKSHOP

After our energizing morning practice, we will have free time to enjoy the sauna, pool, and jacuzzi or to relax with a massage.

If you prefer a more active holiday, you can take in-house bicycles and explore local villages and their hidden beauties.

Before serving dinner, Justyna will lead us through another inspiring workshop based on cycles in life.

The evening is reserved for a visit to the city of Pula with its well-preserved Roman Amphitheater, and a drink at the main square Forum.

Day 6 — YOGA + BRIJUNI NATIONAL PARK

Repetition is the mother of learning!

Today, after morning Yoga practice and brunch, we are heading to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Croatia – Brijuni. There we can rent bicycles and explore this unique island with an open Zoo Park and Tito’s palace.

This island has a vibe of the golden era from the sixties. We just love it, can’t wait to hear your impressions.

When we arrive back home, homemade dinner will wait for us. It’s time to finish this active day with meditation.

Day 5 — YOGA + ROVINJ & MOTOVUN

The sixth day will start with our usual healthy practice.

For the afternoon we planned a road trip to Istrian ‘pearl’ Rovinj. We will explore its colorful streets and local artist galleries. Shortly after, we head north to visit medieval hilltop town Motovun and discover further central Istria’s wonders!

Motovun is world-famous for truffles, homemade pasta, and excellent vines.

For tonight’s dinner our tables are booked at one of the best local restaurants with a stunning view.

Day 7 — RETURN HOME

… this will be the end of the retreat.

At this point, you will have the choice between going back to your home place or staying in Croatia forever. 

LODGING

Villa Panorama is a luxury villa placed in the quiet village Gajana, nearby Pula, the largest town in Istria.
Surrounding the house is a 2500 m² plot of Mediterranean wild flora, making it the ideal place to retreat from urban daily life. The Interior is furnished carefully, blending contemporary styles with a traditional design.
In front of the Villa is a garden with a pool with air massage waterfalls. Next to the pool is a spa area, including  sauna and Jacuzzi. On one side of the Villa is a spacious summer kitchen with a fireplace, billiard, and table soccer.
The house consists of seven charming bedrooms with their own bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, and stunning window views. The living room is very spacious and includes a fully equipped modern kitchen.
Last but not least, at your disposal are 8 bicycles.

FOOD

Food is prepared from fresh and seasonal ingredients purchased from local farmers. We love to support local economy!
Our in-house chef provides two, mainly vegan or vegetarian meals a day — brunches and dinners. Gluten-free options are as well available.
Coffee, tea, fruits and snacks will be available throughout the entire day.

LOCATION

Istria is known as ‘Terra Magica’ and often compared with Italian Tuscany aside from being the Adriatic Sea’s largest peninsula.
The entire region is famous for its petite hills with enchanting medieval hamlets, evergreen Mediterranian pine trees and plenty of fascinating beaches. Nevertheless, it is known for its abundance of truffles, vineyards, olive groves, homemade pasta,  prosciutto, cheese and excellent wines.
This Mediterranean peninsula flourishes with artistic and bohemian vibes, mystical atmosphere and rich historical heritage — 3000 thousand years old Roman town Pula, charming Rovinj and the magical hilltop of Motovun.
According to community destination votes, in 2021, Lonely Planet greeted Istria with the Best Olive Growing Region in the World award title.

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

MADHAVI CVITKOVIC

Madhavi grow up in a spiritual family where her mum paid great attention to what kind of food they eat; to be organic, prepared with love, and nutritional. Ten years ago she realized that her artistic expression goes through food.
She started with cooking in Ayurvedic clinics where she had the opportunity to learn preparing therapeutical food from the best Ayurvedic doctors in Croatia. Her path continues by working in vegan restaurants, yoga retreats, organizing workshops, and creating menus for different facilitators.

She calls her cooking Mediterranean Vegan fusion. For her is important the plate is nutritional, with seasonal, fresh, local, and organic ingredients filled with colors, textures, and all six tastes. To respect nature, our planet, and all the creatures.
We are what we eat.

PRICES

Twin Room  • 1,290 € per person
Single Room  • 1,590 € per person

INCLUDING

7 days & 6 nights in luxury villa with a pool

2 meals per day (brunch and dinner) + snacks

Daily Yoga classes & meditations

Pranayama workshop

Life Cycles workshop 

Yoga Nidra class

Restorative Yoga practice

Visiting Pula

Trip to Rovinj & Motovun

Stand Up Paddle tour

All excursions transfers

Group transfer from airport and return

EXCLUDING

Transfers to destination

Travel insurance

Entrance fee to Brijuni National Park

Dinner in Motovun

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 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 deposit back.

*regular = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions

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