ISTRIA
YOGA RETREAT

WITH MARLENE
VINYASA YOGA + TRUFFLES

Treat yourself with a week in the picturesque Croatian region — Istria, and rejuvenate by daily Yoga practice with Marlene, truffle hunting, wine tasting… Explore the unique and romantic cities of Motovun, Rovinj & Poreč.
If you feel this perfect blend suit you, hop in! 

DATES

07.09. — 14.09.2021

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

PRICES

Twin Room  | PROMO • 1,090 € | REGULAR 1,290 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,590 € | REGULAR • 1,790 €
*Doubble Room | PROMO • 890 € | REGULAR  • 990€
*Doubble room must be book for 2 person

PROMO PRICE VALID

FOR FIRST 4 PEOPLE

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury stone villa with a pool & panoramic views
Daily Yoga practice with Marlene 
Truffle hunting in Motovun
Wine tasting
Visit Poreč & Rovinj

ACTIVITIES

“Rise & Shine” Vinyasa Yoga classes are our daily routine, followed by restorative & Yoga Nidra classes. We will also have activities like truffle hunting and tasting, enjoying the local wine flavors, as well visiting cities of Poreč, Rovinj & Motovun.

OVERVIEW

The retreat takes place in a luxury stone villa in the countryside, with a pool and fabulous views, close to the all attractions.
It brings together the best of Istria adventures, yoga practice with Marlene and healthy Mediterranean food.
The land of small hills, medieval towns, vineyards, olive groves, truffles, beautiful beaches and excellent vines, Istria is also called Terra Magica and is often compared to Italian Tuscany. 

PROGRAM

Explore the detailed schedule of this unique retreat with yoga teacher Marlene and tour guide Sasha.

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

Day 1 — ARRIVAL

Welcome to the Terra Magica! The group transfer from Pula airport (PUY) to our charming villa in central Istria is organized. This is the day to set in your room and have a relaxed time by the pool.

Welcome dinner with authentic local delicacies will be served in the garden.

Day 2 — YOGA + LEISURE + RESTORATIVE

After morning tea, coffee or fresh juice refreshment, we start with “Rise & Shine” Vinyasa Yoga flow with Marlene. After energizing yoga class, it’s time time to relax. Rich and laaazy brunch will be served.

The afternoon is reserved for leisure activities such as massage, chilling by the pool, swimming, reading or just enjoying the sun – your choice.

During sunset time join Marlene for relax and restorative yoga practice. Dinner. 

Day 3 — YOGA + POREC + WINE TASTING

We just love to start morning with yoga and finish the day with a glass of wine. After morning practice and brunch, get ready for a half-day trip to Poreč.

This coastal city with the historic old town is famous for its major landmark from the 6th-century – Euphrasian Basilica, which belongs to UNESCO World Heritage. You will also have free time to wander around the city or to try some of the activities such as horseback riding, SUP, kayak tour, diving or surfing.

As Istria is famous for its excellent wines, we can’t miss the opportunity to stop for wine tasting on our way back.

The dinner will be served once we arrive back in villa.

Day 4 — YOGA + LEISURE + RESTORATIVE

Repetition is a key of accomplishment – Sasha says : ) – morning yoga practice, brunch and relaxation time. The day is all yours!

In the late afternoon, Marlene will delight your body with a restorative yoga flow.

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

Day 5 — YOGA + TRUFFLE HUNTING +MOTOVUN

On this day we are going to truffle hunting and tasting in Motovun! This breathtaking medieval town is a world-famous home of truffles, homemade pasta and wines.

Visit hilltop and discover central Istria’s wonders! We will have our spot reserved at one of the best local restaurants for a romantic sunset dinner. 

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

Day 6 — YOGA + LEISURE + YOGA NIDRA

Sunday lazy Sunday… Gently stretch your body with morning Vinyasa flow.

The afternoon is reserved for relaxation and Yoga Nidra class with Marlene. Dinner. 

Day 7 — YOGA + ROVINJ

Day starts with our usual healthy practice, what else?

Later we go to a road trip to the Istrian ‘pearl’ Rovinj, and to explore the immense charm of its colorful streets and local artist ateliers.

Dinner is served at the villa. 

Day 8 — RETURN HOME

Let’s sum all the impressions with a cup of coffee, tea, fresh juice or seasonal fruit. The group transfer from our villa to Pula airport (PUY) is organized. It’s time to return home… and you’ll live happily ever after!

Thank you so much, and hope we will meet again.  

PROMO PRICE VALID
FOR FIRST 4 PEOPLE

LODGING

Villa Moncitta is a luxury stone villa with a large garden, private pool, and panoramic views. It stands on a hill with the village below, behind there is deciduous woodland broken up by vineyards and olive groves giving isolation and privacy.
The comfortable interior is divided in two parts and comprises of 7 bedrooms, a large kitchen, and 2 living rooms. In a separate building, there is a well-equipped fitness room and yoga studio with its own bathroom and small kitchen.
The large garden wraps around the house with plenty of places to sit and relax in the shade providing a beautiful peaceful environment in which to unwind in complete privacy.
There are 2 shady terraces for reading and siesta as well as the summer living room under the garden pergola. There is the silence of deep country where the loudest noise is church bells from the next village.

FOOD

Our food is prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients purchases 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 and tea will be available throughout the day.

LOCATION

Istria is known as ‘Terra Magica’ and often compared with Italian Tuscany aside 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 town Motovun.
According to readers’ votes, in 2021, Lonely Planet greeted Istria with the Best in Travel 2021 award title.

MEET OUR TEAM

…your teacher, your guide and in-house chef
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT500 • Vinyasa Yoga

MARLENE

Marlene is one of Holland's leading Vinyasa Yoga Teachers, instructing students in her unique brand of creative Vinyasa and dynamic Core Flow Yoga.

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!

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 1,290 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,590 € | REGULAR • 1,790 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 890 € | REGULAR  • 990€
*Double Room must be book for 2 person

INCLUDING

8 days & 7 nights in luxury stone villa

2 meals per day (brunch & dinners)

Morning Rise & Shine Yoga

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

Truffle hunting & tasting in Motovun

Visit Rovinj

Visit Poreč & Wine tasting

Organized transfer from and back to Pula airport

EXCLUDING

Transfers to destination

Travel insurance

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 24.08.2021.

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 regular* 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.

*regular = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions

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