13.08. — 19.08.2022
all yoga levels
groups, singles, couples
Luxury villa in a quiet village with a pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi
Daily Vinyasa Yoga & restorative practices
Trip to Brijuni National Park
Wine & Olive oil tasting
Visit to unique and charming Rovinj
Truffle dinner in Motovun
In-house massages & bicycles
This retreat brings together the best of Istria adventures blended with daily Yoga practice and healthy Mediterranean food.
You can expect inspirative Vinyasa Yoga flow, meditations as well as deeply relaxing restorative practices — all led by brilliant Marlene Henny.
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.
Discover day by day program of Vinyasa Yoga retreat in Istria, Croatia.
–THE RETREAT MEETS THE HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS THAT THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED AS GENERAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL.
Welcome to Terra Magica! You will have organized group transfer from Pula airport (PUY) to our charming villa.
It is a day for settling in your room and having a relaxed time by the pool.
Welcome dinner with authentic local delicacy will be served in the garden.
After dinner, we will set intentions for the week and have an introduction circle.
Start a day with “Rise & Shine” Vinyasa Yoga flow inspired by Marlene.
Following energizing yoga class, relax with big and lazy brunch.
The afternoon is reserved for leisure activities, like massage, chilling by the pool, swimming or simply reading the book and enjoying in the sun; your choice.
During sunset time join Marlenne for relaxing and restorative yoga practice.
Dinner, sweet dinner.
Our morning will start with the same routine as the previous day – Vinyasa 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.
On our way back from the beach we will stop for a wine and olive oil tasting!
Dinner will be served in the villa once we get back home.
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, Marlene will deeply relax us with another restorative practice.
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.
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.
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.
… 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.
MEET OUR TEAM
…your teacher, your guide and in-house chef
A Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and student for over a decade, with a background in dance, Marlene uses her knowledge of the mind-body connection, energy, and deep core dynamics and anatomy to help students tap into their full potential and to connect with a more empowered place. A dynamic and transformative yoga teacher who takes a no-nonsense approach to vinyasa flow to transform and uplift her students' practice, spirit and life to bring new and empowering ways to help them find a positive and stronger way of being themselves.
For Marlene yoga is a lifestyle that isn’t limited to the yoga mat, it helps her to breath and flow through life and be present to experience life as it is. It gives moments of bliss which she experience during and after the practice!
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.
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.