yoga retreat croatia

KATONAH YOGA
RETREAT ON
BRAC ISLAND

WITH MANUELA 

Step into magical island journey. Spend a week in a luxury beachfront villa with daily Yoga practice, and plenty of island adventures.
Treat your senses with Mediterranean smells, sounds and flavours.
Sounds amazing? 
…keep reading!

DATES

21.05. — 27.05.2023

MAXIMAL CAPACITY
12 people
SUITABLE FOR
all yoga levels
small groups, singles, couples
Single Room • 1,690 € per person
Twin Room  • 1,290 € per person
Triple Room  • 1,190 € per person

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury beachfront villa with a pool & aromatic garden
Daily dynamic & restorative Yoga, meditations
Island hopping to Hvar & Pakleni islands
Olive oil tasting & degustation
Hiking Mt Vidova Gora & visiting famous Golden Cape
In-house massages

ACTIVITIES

Katonah Yoga retreat on Brac island includes —  daily dynamic Yoga classes, guided meditations, restorative Yoga, Daoist philosophy workshop, in-house massages, hiking to Mt Vidova Gora, visiting Golden Cape, dinner in Bol, island hopping to Hvar and Pakleni islands, olive oil tasting & degustation and plenty of free time to relax and swim in beautiful Adriatic Sea.

OVERVIEW

This retreat takes place in a beautiful luxury villa with aromatic bio garden and beach overlooking amazing sunsets.
Manuela will guide you through dynamic and restorative Yoga classes and teach about Daoist philosophy.
Discover highlights of Brac island and enjoy lazy afternoons – reading books by the pool, swimming in the sea or softening with massages. Nourish your bellies with fresh veggies picked directly from our garden.
After just a few days, you will probably be seduced by the lightness of being and start to feel a careless island vibe.

PROGRAM

Discover day by day program of Katonah Yoga retreat on Brac island.

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + INTRODUCTION CIRCLE

Dobro dosli! Welcome to Croatia! We will have a group transfer from Supetar to our villa Gumonca.

Once when you settle in the room, take some time to ambient; check your villa and surroundings, explore the aromatic bio garden in front of the villa, swim in the sea, or visit village Mirca.

After dinner, we will set intentions for the week and have an introduction circle. 

Day 2 — YOGA + LEISURE + KATONAH YOGA WORKSHOP

Start a day with Manuela’s Vinyasa Yoga class, a dynamic practice that is influenced by Katonah Yoga elements and philosophy.

Following Yoga time, our in-house chef will serve the brunch made of fresh and seasonal delicacies.

The afternoon is reserved for leisure activities, like massage, relaxing by the pool, swimming, or simply reading the book and enjoying in the villa; your choice.

Before dinner, Manuela will hold a Workshop on Katonah Yoga Daoist philosophy, combined with a short practice. Learn about sacred geometry in our body structure and how to incorporate this knowledge in asana practice and in everyday life.

Dinner, and last touch of the day, sunset mediation by the sea for better sleep and relaxation.

Day 3 — YOGA + HIKING VIDOVA GORA + GOLDEN CAPE

We will wake up early for catching first sunrise rays and start a day with guided meditation by the sea. You are free to join us a bit later for Yoga class with Manuela.

Afterwards, nourish your soul with long and lazy brunch on villa’s porch.

For the afternoon is planned hiking (appx. 2,5h) towards Mt Vidova Gora, the highest peak of all Croatian islands. From here you will enjoy a bird view of the Golden Cape, and the islands of Hvar and Vis.

We will proceed downhill visiting Golden Cape, the most beautiful beach in Croatia and a protected natural area of the Adriatic coastline. Take a swim to refresh after a long hike!

Conclude this day’s adventure with a glass of good island wine and dinner in Bol. 

Day 4 — YOGA + LEISURE+ RESTORATIVE YOGA

After energizing with our morning Yoga and brunch rhythm, you’ll have free time to explore the local village or to relax with the massage.

If you prefer a more active holiday, the option can be a kayak or SUP tour.

Before dinner take some time to relax and let Manuela guide you through restorative practice which includes asana, breathing techniques and meditation.

Dinner and free time.

Day 5 — YOGA + ISLAND HOPPING HVAR & PAKLENI ISLANDS

Repetition is the mother of knowledge; meditation by the sea, Yoga class and brunch.

Embark on a boat trip towards majestic Hvar and the Pakleni islands. Firstly, we’ll visit Hvar, a location with charming Venetian architecture, numerous monasteries, the famous fortress ‘Spanjola’, and excellent bars and restaurants.

The second pitstop is the Hvar archipelago — Pakleni islands. Time to enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and refreshing in beach bar.

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

Day 6 — YOGA + OLIVE OIL TASTING + RELAXING YOGA

We will persistently feed this adventure with our Yoga practice and fresh local delicacies.

The afternoon is reserved for a visiting Skrip, the oldest village on the island of Brac with beautiful Museum of Olive Oil. Learn traditional way of making olive oil and enjoy in degustation of local products.

In the evening we gonna have a relaxing Yoga class followed by a delighted homemade dinner.

Day 7 — RETURN HOME or...

Rejuvenated and recharged, you are ready to get back in the real world.

We will escort you to Supetar, from where you can decide; or to stay to live in Croatia or to go back to your home…

VILLA

Villa Gumonca is a luxury beachfront villa in the peaceful village Mirca, near Supetar, the central town of Brac island.
Villa’s surroundings offer a breathtaking view of the sea and the mainland as well as of the fragrant eco gardens with direct access to a small pebble beach. The path leading to the beach passes between a small vineyard and a garden featuring organic fruits, vegetables, and various Mediterranean herbs.
The outdoor seaside area features a large veranda on stone pillars that shades a dining table, a wooden pool deck area with sunbeds, a jacuzzi and heated infinity swimming pool. 
The villa can accommodate up to 13 guests and consists of a 4 bedroom main house and 2 bedroom annex. On the main house’s ground floor are 3 bedrooms with suite bathrooms, each with its small terrace. On the first floor is a master bedroom which can accommodate up to 3 people. It has a big bathroom with a shower and jacuzzi bathtub for two. The guest annex and the main house are next to each other and connected with porches and terraces. The annex consists of 2 more bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an additional gourmet kitchen.
The shared space is a spacious living room with a TV set and fireplace, a dining area, and a long kitchen/bar island.
Villa Gumonca is an award-winning house and place of true well-being!

FOOD

Our food is prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients purchased 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, tea, fruits, and snacks will be available through the day.

LOCATION

Brač is a Mediterranean island famous for its cultural heritage, deeply indented coves, smooth stone pebble beaches, crystal clear sea, and rustic Mediterranean villages. This unique Adriatic island is bestowed with Croatian symbols such as Vidova Gora — one of the most beautiful viewpoints and the highest peak on the Adriatic coast. Another treasure is the Golden Cape — a natural white pebbled beach formation that sticks out of the sea like a tongue.
Lonely Planet listed it in the first place of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. These remarkable natural properties and the islands’ relaxed vibe make Brač a top-rated destination for windsurfers, sports lovers, and adventure seekers.
Our retreat base is located outside of the tourist rush in peaceful village Mirca — slow-paced and a perfect place for enjoying sublime scenery and scents of Mediterranean herbs and pine trees.

MEET OUR TEAM

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

MANUELA HUBER

Manuela has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and she is teaching for 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 her Vinyasa Yoga style is deeply influenced by the philosophy of Taoism und TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) and the alignment of the KATONAH YOGA tradition.
Not only being a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Manuela has the gift to explain technique within the Yoga practice by also underlying it with philosophy in order to explore deeper layers of body and mind. The physical Yoga practice with elements of empowering and strengthening aspects are in Manuela teachings as important as Pranayama and Meditation and Restorative Techniques as a tool to find the balance between polarities in order to find our center.
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT200 • Tour guide & Host

SASHA DAKIC

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.
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Macrobiotic Vegan Chef

KAROLINA PAVIC

Karolina is a long time Buddhist practitioner, Shiatsu masseur and Macrobiotic chef. When she is preparing a food, you can feel all her energy and love in that meals. She uses seasonal ingredients and makes the best of it.
Karolina was the owner of Zagreb famous restaurant, Veganspek, first vegan and meat restaurant in Croatia.

PRICES

Single Room • 1,690 € per person 
Twin Room  • 1,290 € per person 
Triple room • 1,190 € per person

INCLUDING

7 days & 6 nights in luxury designed villa

2 meals per day (brunches & dinners)+ snacks

Daily Katonah Yoga classes

Restorative Yoga

Daoist philosophy workshop

Hiking Mt. Vidova Gora

Visiting Golden Cape & Bol

Olive oil tasting & degustation

Group tranfer from Supetar and return

All excursion transfers

EXCLUDING

Transfers to destination

Travel insurance

Dinner in Bol

Boat trip to Hvar & Pakleni islands

RESERVATION POLICY

Your reservation is confirmed by payment of 200 € to the GT Agency account. The remaining balance must be paid at least 2 weeks prior to 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 2 weeks before starting the retreat.

The GTA may consider allowing the person to use the reservation amount for another retreat in the future. 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 or to send the deposit back.

*regular = not caused by Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions