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ISTRIA YOGA
RETREAT

WITH VERONICA
NP BRIJUNI + SUP YOGA

Have you ever dreamed about spending a week in the picturesque Croatian region — Istria? Spicing up your stay with daily Yoga practice with Veronica, visit NP Brijuni, SUP Yoga, dance workshop, and discover romantic cities of Motovun & Rovinj.
If you feel this perfect blend of Istria and yoga suiting you, then join in!

DATES

16.05. — 22.05.2021

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

PRICES

Twin Room | PROMO • 1,190 € | REGULAR • 1,290 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,690 € | REGULAR • 1,790 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 990 € | REGULAR • 1,090 €
*must be booked for 2 people

PROMO PRICE VALID FOR FIRST 4 REGISTRATIONS

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury villa with a pool, sauna and Jacuzzi
Daily Vinyasa Yoga
Visit NP Brijuni
Stand up paddle tour at sunset
Dance workshop
Discovering Pula, Rovinj & Motovun

ACTIVITIES

Vinyasa Yoga is our daily routine but this retreat as well includes — NP Brijuni, stand up paddle sunset tour, a meditation walk, a contact dance workshop, visiting Pula, Rovinj & Motovun.

OVERVIEW

This retreat brings together the power and beauty of the Istria region and the calm and devotion of guided daily yoga practice. Istria is known as ‘Terra Magica’ and often compared with Italian Tuscany. Famous for it’s petite hills with the enchanting medieval hamlets, truffles, vineyards, and olive groves abundances.
We’ll lodge in a luxury countryside villa with the pool, sauna and Jacuzzi found in a quiet village surrounded by a 2500 m² plot of Mediterranean wild flora.
In our adventure, we will discover NP Brijuni, enjoy sunset tour on the paddleboards, meditation walk by the sea and dance session.
We will discover Roman town Pula, charming Rovinj and enjoy local truffles and wines in the mystical hilltop of Motovun.
We will be every day served with seasonal and fresh food made by our in-house Chef.

PROGRAM

Explore the daily schedule of this picturesque retreat in Istria — denominated Terra Magica.

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

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + INTRODUCTION CIRCLE

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

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.

Day 2 — YOGA + MEDITATION WALK + PULA

After morning refreshment with tea, coffee and fresh juices, you will attend a Vinyasa yoga lesson with Veronica. The lesson takes place on the spacious terrace with a garden view.

Following energizing yoga class, our in-house chef will serve the brunch made of fresh and seasonal delicacies. For the afternoon is planned a meditation walk and meditation along the sea.

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 3 — YOGA + NP BRIJUNI

Your morning will start in the same way as in Day 2 and the after time is reserved for a half-day trip to NP Brijuni; paradise islands with the open zoo, rich archaeological remains from Roman Empire, and stunning nature.

The dinner will be served in the house once we arrive back.

Day 4 — YOGA + CONTACT DANCE + WATER WATSU

Repetition is a key to accomplishment; says Sasha!

After your morning yoga routine, you’ll have free time for leisure.

The afternoon is reserved for a contact dance workshop with Lara. This cheerful workshop is done out of simple rules and body movements. Most importantly, it will help you discover your body differently — in relation with others by sharing body weight, touch and awareness of the body movement. The workshop completes in the pool with deep relaxing techniques of Watsu.

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

Day 5 — YOGA + SUP SUNSET TOUR

After invigorating with our morning routine, you’ll have free time till dinner to enjoy leisure activities, like relaxing by the pool, having a massage or simply reading the book and relishing quietness; your choice.

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 for us once we come back home.

Day 6 — YOGA + VISIT TO ROVINJ & MOTOVUN

The 6th 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 more inspired happily 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 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 RYT200 • Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga

VERONICA BECKER

Teaching yoga has given me the opportunity to share all my energy and love for yoga. For me, yoga is not about sweating or great poses, even though these are super fun! Yoga is a way to inner freedom. It will remind you that your body is the temple of your soul. In my first yoga class, I literally felt my soul glowing. Ever since, I have practiced yoga daily. Studying the yoga philosophy has inspired me to live my life as a yogi and guide people along the way to find their own soul glow.
When I am not practicing or teaching yoga, I am studying environmental engineering, which is another huge passion.
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 • 1,190 € | REGULAR • 1,290 €
Single Room | PROMO • 1,690 € | REGULAR • 1,790 €
*Double Room | PROMO • 990 € | REGULAR • 1,090 €
*must be booked for 2 people

INCLUDING

7 days & 6 nights in luxury designed villa

2 meals per day (brunch and dinner)

Daily Vinyasa Yoga classes

Visit to NP Brijuni

Stand Up Paddle sunset tour

Meditation walk

Dance workshop

Visiting Rovinj & Motovun

All excursions transfers and entrance tickets

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 02.05.2021.

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