Marin Vayu & Natali Podner

Marin and Natali are owners of the Five Elements retreat center where they lead yoga and adventure retreats every Summer. They love to work with people and show them the beauty of their town and region. Natali is more into Yoga and therapy while Marin is more into Meditation and adventure activities but they both like doing much more.

Windsurfin. Rovinj, Croatia - Five Elements Guesthouse

Natali Podner

Natali is a physiotherapist and great masseuse with more then 10 years experience working in her studio. She is specialized in many different styles including Thai yoga massage but her oil massages are the most amazing.
She is a certified yoga instructor in Ashtanga but practicing and leading many different styles as well. She likes to be with people, enjoying a glass of wine and exploring all the beauty of the world.


Marin Vayu

Marin is an adventure guide, nature lover and an instructor in the Five Elements. He has been in the world of yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 10 years. Before that he was teaching windsurfing and drumming in the circle. He is the author of several books about Five Elements and that is the knowledge that he would like to share with you. When he was young he was practicing many extreme sports because he loved the adrenaline but later he discover meditation and now he just likes to be in the Nature in silence and enjoying her beauty.

“Life Changing Experience”
Marin & Natali are the most wonderful hosts, teachers & loving people. From day one I felt relaxed & at home. Met a wonderful bunch of people from all over the world. So much fun, laughter & learning together. The mix between yoga, meditation & activities along with free time is perfect. (Especially if you use some of that time receiving a massage from Natali) There were some very special moments & experiences. This trip has changed my perspective & made me much happier and able to deal with the stresses of life. I will return in a heartbeat. I must also mention the food. An abundance of beautiful veggie & vegan creations. Thank you Iskra the cook & Natali.
— Review from Bookyogaretreat by Hayley Sulsh