yoga retreat croatia

ISTRIA YOGA
RETREAT

WITH MANUELA
VINYASA YOGA + TRUFFELS & WINE

Would you like to spend a week with yoga and wine?
Manuela is ‘Yoga,’ and Sasha is ‘Wine’, let me explain. Manuela will take you through Vinyasa Yoga journey based on Katonah Yoga elements and philosophy.  Daily Yoga classes and two workshops are part of Manuela program, 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. — 01.10.2021

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

PRICES

Twin Room | PROMO • 1,090 € | REGULAR • 1,190 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,490 € | REGULAR • 1,590 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 790 € | REGULAR • 990 €
*must be booked for 2 people

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LAST 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury villa in quiet village with the pool, sauna and Jacuzzi
Daily Vinyasa Yoga classes & workshops with Manuela
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 — Katonah Yoga workshops, horseback riding tour, a stand-up paddle sunset tour, visiting Pula, 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

It is a day for settling in your room and having a relaxed time by the pool, get to know other participants, your host Sasha and Yoga teacher Manuela.

After dinner, we will set intentions for the week.

Day 2 — YOGA + KATONAH YOGA WORKSHOP

In the morning you will attend Manuela Vinyasa class, a dynamic Yoga practice that is influenced by Katonah Yoga elements and philosophy.

After practice, our in-house chef will serve the brunch. In the afternoon Manuela offers a Workshop on Katonah Yoga Daoist philosophy, combined with a short practice based on this philosophy.

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

Day 3 — YOGA + STAND UP PADDLING+WORKSHOP

After our morning Yoga practice you will have free time for brunch and to relax until our next trip.

When the sea becomes smoother we`ll head to the beach for stand-up paddling. Taking a ride on paddleboards while watching the sunset, and perhaps seeing some dolphins.

Back at the house dinner will be served under the stars.

After dinner time is reserved for leisure and for a Yoga practice-based workshop focusing on some hip work aiming into different variations of pigeon pose. Very „yummie“.

Day 4 — YOGA + HORSEBACK RIDING

Repetition is a key to accomplishment; says Sasha!

Your morning will start with Yoga practice and the afternoon is reserved for a horseback riding trip through the vineyards, connecting with nature and those beautiful noble animals.

After a delicious dinner, we will visit Pula city with its well-preserved Roman Amphitheater „Arena“, the castle „Kastel“ and the main square Forum.

Day 6 — YOGA + NP BRIJUNI

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 5 — YOGA + ROVINJ & MOTOVUN

The 5th 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 7 — RETURN HOME

… and you’ll live richer ever after!

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

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-RYT500 • Vinyasa & Katonah Yoga

MANUELA

Manuela has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and she is teaching for more more than a decade. Coming from a martial arts background Manuela has always been into a dynamic Yoga style with focus on Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. Being one of the first certified KATONAH YOGA Teachers in Germany and Europe.
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 • 1,090 € | REGULAR • 1,190 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,490 € | REGULAR • 1,590 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 790 € | REGULAR • 990 €
*must be booked for 2 people

INCLUDING

7 days & 6 nights in luxury designed villa

2 meals per day (brunch and dinner)

Daily yoga classes and 2 workshops with Manuela

Horseback riding tour

Stand Up Paddle sunset tour

Visiting Pula, Rovinj & Motovun

All excursions transfers 

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 can be paid at the 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.

*regular = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions