ISTRIA YOGA
RETREAT

WITH ECHO
VINYASA YOGA + TRUFFELS & WINE

Would you like to spend a week with yoga and wine?
Echo is ‘Yoga,’ and Sasha is ‘Wine’, let me explain. Echo will take you through Vinyasa’s journey with her daily teachings and workshops, while Sasha will be responsible for activities like; horseback riding, SUP sunset tour, a visit to romantic cities of Motovun & Rovinj, and NP Brijuni tour.
If you feel this mixture of fun and devotion suits you, then join in!

DATES

25.09. — 02.10.2021

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

PRICES

Twin Room | PROMO • 1,290 € | REGULAR • 1,390 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,790 € | REGULAR • 1,890 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 1,090 € | REGULAR • 1,190 €
*must be booked for 2 people

PROMO PRICE VALID FOR FIRST 4 REGISTRATIONS

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury villa in quiet village with the pool, sauna and Jacuzzi
Daily Vinyasa Yoga classes & workshops with Echo
Horseback riding tour
Stand up paddle yoga at sunset
Visit National Park Brijuni
Discovering Pula, Rovinj & Motovun

ACTIVITIES

Vinyasa Yoga is our daily routine but this retreat as well includes — horseback riding tour, a stand-up paddle sunset tour, a meditation walk in Nature Park Kamenjak, visiting Rovinj & Motovun and National Park Brijuni.

PROGRAM

Discover day by day program of this powerful retreat in the Istria region, Croatia.

–THE RETREAT MEETS THE HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS THAT THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED AS GENERAL COVID-19 PROTOCOL.

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + YIN YOGA

It is a day for settling in your room and having a relaxed time by the pool till dinner.

After dinner, we will set intentions for the week and have a relaxing yin yoga class.

Day 2 — YOGA + HIP OPENERS WORKSHOP

In the morning you will attend the morning Vinyasa yoga lesson with Echo.

Following energizing yoga class, our in-house chef will serve the brunch. For the afternoon is reserved the hip opening workshop with Echo.

In the evening we will enjoy a delicious homemade dinner and wine.

Day 3 — YOGA + HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR + PULA VISIT

Your morning will start in the same way as in Day 2 and the after time is reserved for ‘cowboy’ activities.

We will ride horses through the vineyards and connecting with these noble animals.

After our delicious dinner served in-villa, we will visit Pula city, a well-preserved Roman Amphitheater ‘Arena’, castle ‘Kastel’ and the main square Forum.

Day 4 — YOGA + BACKBAND WORKSHOP + SUP

After invigorating with our morning routine, you’ll have free time till the backbend workshop.

When the summer heat wane, daily rumble quietens and the sea became smoother, we’ll head to the beach to take a ride on paddleboards and float while watching the sunset and perhaps dolphins jumping.

Dinner sweet dinner will be awaiting us once we come back home.

Day 5 — YOGA + VISIT NATIONAL PARK BRIJUNI

Repetition is a key to accomplishment; says Sasha!

After your morning yoga routine, you’ll have free time for leisure or you can optionally choose to visit National Park ‘Brijuni’.

The last touch for a day is — homemade dinner served under the summer night sky.

Day 6 — YOGA + INVERSION WORKSHOP

The 6th day will start with our usual healthy practice.

The afternoon is reserved for leisure and inversion workshop.

In the evening our in house-chef will prepare a dinner.

Day 7 — YOGA + VISIT TO ROVINJ & MOTOVUN

The 7th day will start with our usual healthy practice.

The afternoon is reserved for a road trip to Istrian ‘pearl’ Rovinj and exploring the charms of its colorful streets and local artist ateliers. Shortly after, we will 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.

We will have our spot reserved at one of the best local restaurants for a romantic sunset dinner.

Day 8 — RETURN HOME

… and you’ll live richer ever after!

Thank you, and hope to see you very very soon.

PROMO PRICE VALID
FOR FIRST 4 REGISTRATIONS

LODGING

Villa Panorama is a luxury vacation house 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.
Interior is furnished carefully, blending the styles of contemporary with a traditional design elegantly. In front of the Villa is a garden with a 68 m² pool with air massage waterfalls. Next to it is a spa area, including a sauna and Jacuzzi. On one side of the Villa is a large terrace that overlooks the sea and has a spacious summer kitchen with a fireplace and dining area.
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

The food is prepared from fresh and seasonal ingredients purchased from local farmers. We love to buy ingredients from small farmers and to support the 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 and tea 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, traditional pasta specialties, homemade prosciutto, cheese and Malvazija wine.
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
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT1000 • Yin & Vinyasa Yoga

ECHO

Echo has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and teaching for 4 years. She teaches various styles but has a focus on progressive vinyasa and Yin, combining knowledge from various yoga schools including Yogasana, Rocket, Dharma and Yin.
Having had an eating disorder for over half her life and an traumatic childhood Echo found that yoga can be a great healer wants to share the magical benefits of yoga to everybody she meets (who is willing to listen).
When working with Echo, expect to work into some new postures and embrace fear, befriend the yoga, Echo’s classes are entwined with a refreshing and modern take on the yoga philosophy, but most importantly focused on having a nourishing and deeply connective practice.
She has over 1000 hours of Yoga Teacher Training behind her, to complment her yoga training she is also trained in Reiki, Sound Healing, Thai Massage & Holistic massage where she adds elements from all the years of training into her teaching.
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT200 • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

SASHA

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.
Mediterranean Vegan Fusion Cook

SANJA

Vegan, vegetarian and Mediterranean cuisine are Sanja's specialties, which all come for personal experience, cooking for herself and her loved ones. The passion for cooking rose in 2017 after her travel to India. In 2019 she started writing her blog — Moksha, where she freely shares her culinary ideas and recipes.
In the meantime, she left her corporate day job and completed teacher training for Asthanga yoga.
More recently, Sanja started cooking at retreat events. Extraordinary food combinations and ideas are always flowing through her mind, especially before bedtime when next-day-lunch recipes appear out of thin air.

PRICES

Twin Room | PROMO • 1,290 € | REGULAR • 1,390 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,790 € | REGULAR • 1,890 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 1,090 € | REGULAR • 1,190 €
*must be booked for 2 people

INCLUDING

8 days & 7 nights in luxury designed villa

2 meals per day (brunch and dinner)

Daily yoga classes and 3 workshops with Echo

Horseback riding tour

Stand Up Paddle sunset tour

Visiting Pula, Rovinj & Motovun

All excursions transfers and entrance tickets

EXCLUDING

Transfers to destination

Travel insurance

National Park Brijuni ticket

Dinner in Motovun

RESERVATION POLICY

Your reservation is confirmed by payment of 200 Euro to the Gipsy Travel Agency® account. The rest of the event amount price must be paid no later than 14 days before the start of the retreat, in this case, no later than 11.09.2021.

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 Gipsy Travel Agency® cancels the program, then the reservation amount is fully refunded back. The GT Agency® is obliged to inform the participants about any normal* cancellation no later than 14 days before starting the event. The GT Agency® 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 GT Agency® the same day the Country issues the travel restriction, as the same GT Agency® will do in return. If a person were not allowed to travel to Croatia due to international COVID-19 travel restrictions, GT Agency® would agree to change the booking for another event.

*normal = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions

PROMO PRICE VALID
FOR FIRST 4 REGISTRATIONS