Yoga retreat Istria

YOGA RETREAT
IN ISTRIA

WITH SASHA

Join our laid-back yoga retreat in the serene Istria region. Stay in a luxurious countryside villa, unwind with gentle daily yoga, and dive into Istria’s charms.
It’s the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure – come along and let’s have some fun!

DATES

08.06. — 15.06.2024

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

PRICES

Twin Room • 1,190 € per person
Single Room • 1,590 € per person

HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury villa in a quiet village with a pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi
Daily gentle & restorative Yoga 
Visiting Brijuni National Park
Truffles in Motovun & visiting Rovinj
Wine & olive oil tasting

ACTIVITIES

Yoga retreat in Istria includes — Daily gentle Hatha Yoga, restorative practice, Yin yoga, guided meditations, olive oil and wine tasting,  visiting Rovinj, truffle dinner in Motovun, visiting Brijuni National Park, a day on the beach, and plenty of free time to relax and enjoy pool, sauna, jacuzzi and in house massages. 

OVERVIEW

This retreat offers a gentle and rejuvenating experience, perfectly tailored for those seeking tranquility. It combines the serenity of Istria’s beauty with daily guided yoga practice.
You’ll find comfort in a luxurious countryside villa with amenities like a pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi, all surrounded by the soothing embrace of Mediterranean wild flora.
Take your time to unwind with leisurely afternoons and soothing poolside massages. In addition, we’ll explore the best of Istria, including visits to Brijuni National Park, the charming city of Rovinj, and delightful experiences like olive oil and wine tasting.
As the sun sets over Motovun, we’ll savor truffles paired with excellent local wines.
If this blend of relaxation and devotion resonates with you, we invite you to join us on this special journey.

PROGRAM

Discover day by day program of our Yoga retreat in Istria

Day 1 — ARRIVAL + INTRODUCTION CIRCLE

We’ll arrange a group transfer from Pula Airport or the city of Pula directly to our charming villa.

After settling into your room, take time to relax and embrace the surroundings. You can unwind by the pool and connect with your fellow participants.

The first day features an opening circle, where we set intentions for the week and introduce ourselves. This is followed by a short yoga session.

To end the day on a delightful note, savor a homemade dinner.

Day 2 — YOGA + LEISURE + GENTLE YOGA

In the morning you will attend Hatha Yoga class, a soft and gentle practice for body awakening.

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 a book and enjoying the villa; your choice.

Before dinner, we will have a very relaxing Yin Yoga class.

Dinner and leisure time.

DAY 3 — YOGA + OLIVE OIL & WINE TASTING

After a yoga session and a delectable brunch, we invite you to join us on a unique adventure. We’ll visit a beautiful family-run winery, where you’ll have the opportunity to savor some of the finest Istrian wines.

Our journey continues with a visit to a picturesque countryside village, where you’ll partake in a delightful olive oil tasting experience, connecting with the rich flavors of the region.

To conclude this day of exploration and relaxation, a sweet dinner awaits you in our villa.

DAY 4 — YOGA + LEISURE + RESTORATIVE PRACTICE

After energizing with our morning rhythm, you’ll have free time to enjoy in the sauna, pool, and jacuzzi or to relax with the massage. If you prefer a more active holiday, you can take in-house bicycles and explore local villages.

Before dinner, take some time to release and let our teacher lead you through restorative practice. Staying longer in different variations of poses will make your body feel fluent and alive.

Dinner.

Day 5 — YOGA + BRIJUNI NATIONAL PARK

Repetition is the mother of knowledge- says Zig Ziglar! Today after morning Yoga practice and brunch, our journey takes us to one of Croatia’s most exquisite treasures, the Brijuni National Park. Immerse yourself in the island’s natural beauty, where you can rent bicycles to explore this enchanting paradise. Discover an open Zoo Park and explore Tito’s palace, as this island exudes the charm of the golden era from the sixties. It’s a place we adore!

Upon our return, a homemade dinner will be served at the table. As we wind down from this active day of exploration, we’ll come together for a peaceful meditation, embracing the tranquility of the evening.

Day 6 — YOGA + BEACH DAY

Following a Hatha yoga session and a delightful brunch, it’s time to don your swimming suits and head to the beach for a day of relaxation by the turquoise Adriatic Sea. Breathe in the fresh sea air, take a refreshing dip, and relish the friendly embrace of the Adriatic.

When we return to our villa, a scrumptious dinner awaits.

We’ll wrap up the day with a soothing meditation session, ensuring a restful night’s sleep, ready to embrace the next day of our retreat.

Day 7 — YOGA + ROVINJ & MOTOVUN

On the seventh day, our morning begins with the familiar healthy practice of Hatha Yoga, preparing your body and mind for another delightful day.

The afternoon is filled with adventure as we embark on a road trip to the Istrian ‘pearl,’ Rovinj. Explore the vibrant streets and local artist ateliers, immersing yourself in the charming atmosphere of this coastal gem.

Following our time in Rovinj, we’ll journey north to the medieval hilltop town of Motovun, renowned for its truffles, homemade pasta, and exceptional wines. Here, we’ll have a reserved spot at one of the region’s best local restaurants, where you can enjoy a romantic sunset dinner, capping off a day of exploration and culinary delights.

Day 8 — RETURN HOME

… this will be the end of the retreat.

At this point, you will have the choice between going back to your home place or staying in Croatia forever. 

LODGING

Villa Panorama is a luxury villa 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. The Interior is furnished carefully, blending contemporary styles with a traditional design.
In front of the Villa is a garden with a 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 spacious summer kitchen with a fireplace, billiard, and table soccer.
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

Our food is prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients purchased from local farmers because we love to support the local economy.
You’ll enjoy two main meals and snacks, all thoughtfully crafted by our in-house chef. Our menu is primarily vegetarian and vegan, with gluten-free options available.
And, to keep you refreshed throughout the day, we offer coffee, tea, fruits, and snacks.

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, homemade pasta,  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
Sasha Dakic Fige Yoga Founder
Certificated Yoga Teacher E-RYT200

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.

PRICES

Twin Room  • 1,190 € per person
Single Room  • 1,590 € per person

INCLUDING

8 days/7nights in a luxury villa with a pool

2 meals per day (brunch and dinner) + snacks

Daily Yoga classes 

Olive oil tasting

Wine tasting

Visiting Brijuni National Park

Visting Rovinj & Motovun

Beach excursion

All excursions transfers

Group transfer from Pula and return

EXCLUDING

Travel to destination

Travel Insurance

Entrance fee to Brijuni National Park

Dinner in Motovun

RESERVATION POLICY

Your reservation is confirmed upon the payment of 200 € to the Gipsy Travel Agency account.

The remaining balance must be settled at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival. For booking and payment details, please visit Book Now section on the website.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The reservation fee is 200€ and is non-refundable unless Gispy Travel Agency (GTA) cancels the program. In this case, the reservation amount will be fully refunded. GTA is committed to informing participants about any cancellations at least two weeks before the scheduled start of the retreat.

GTA is open to considering alternatives for individuals unable to attend the original retreat. Specifically, participants may have the option to apply the reservation amount towards a future retreat. This provides flexibility and a potential solution for those facing unforeseen circumstances.

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