5 elements

 5-DAY PROGRAM( 6 nights )

This is the similar program like the Y&A Retreat but with longer adventure tours and exploring not only our town Rovinj but also the whole magical region Istria, visiting some of the most beautiful towns in Croatia.  

 Highlights include:

  • Daily morning Yoga classes

  • Daily adventure excursions: kayaking, windsurfing, SUP, biking and hiking

  • Visiting the best spots of Istria including Pula, Grožnjan, Kamenjak, Lim, and Rovinj

  • Daily organic vegetarian or vegan breakfast

  • 6-nights' accommodation in Rovinj, Croatia

  • Dining in the best local restourants around Istria region ( not included in the price )



Begin on Sunday ( arrival day ) with the evening gathering
From Monday to Friday:
8:00 - 9:15 -  Morning yoga class
10:00 -  Breakfast
11:00 - 19:00 Daily adventure tours (see below)
End on Saturday morning with breakfast at 9:00



The biking trail that we choose is one hour from Rovinj and is the most beautiful bike trail in Istria. It passing through the old train tunnel, across the old  bridge and through many vineyards with great views at the Motovun valley. The path is not only the best because of her beautiful scenery but it is situated between 2 most beautiful medieval towns on the hills, Motovun and Grožnjan  which we going to visit. It is an 2 hour easy biking, mostly downhill. In the end we will stop for lunch time at the Livade village which is BTW the most known place in Croatia for the truffles. There we eat in a very nice ( not expensive ) local restaurant.

For Kayaking we choose the very bottom of the Istria peninsula. It is only one hour driving from Rovinj and we will visit Pula so you will see the famous Arena, one of the best roman amphitheater still standing.
The kayaking place will be at the place call Kamenjak. It is a natural protected area with many beaches. Kayaking will be about 2 hour easy journey with stop for swimming and relaxing on one island, or at the popular water cave. There is one amazing unique beach bar with fast food restaurant where you can have your meal.

On the windsurfing day we will stay in Rovinj and visit Red Island where you can do windsurfing with our instructor, SUP ( stand up paddling ) or just swimming and relaxing on the beach. There is a restaurant and pizzeria too. We start with bikes from our Guesthouse to the Rovinj center where we take a boat to Red island. 

For the hiking we have several option and we will select them according to weather forecast, and other considerations. All the places where we hike are beautiful and easy to hike.

SUP - Stand up paddling & snorkeling

One afternoon we take the SUP board and we go to have fun on some remote beach where you can relax, swim, snorkel and have fun on the SUP board and maybe try yoga on the SUP as well. 

All the 5 tours start from Rovinj ( Five Elements Guesthouse ) at 11 and we are back around 7 PM. 
All the transport, guide, instructors, equipment are included in the price.  lunch and dinner is not included in the price. You can bring your own sandwich or something or you can eat in the local restaurant at the spot with us.
Note that the program is flexible and changeable according to weather like strong winds or rain. In case of canceling the tour ( which is very rear ) because of very heavy weather condition we will have indoor activities instead.


PRICES Start from 508€ 

1 person in shared triple room  508 € 
1 person private room  580 €  

2 persons private room  1015 € 

Included in the price:

  • 6 nights' accommodation in one of the Five Elements Guesthouse rooms

  • Daily breakfast (vegetarian or vegan and mostly organic )

  • Daily Yoga classes

  • All adventure tours, transport, gear, and instruction

  • Local wine and snack for the welcome evening

  • Pick-up from Rovinj bus station or harbor

 not included in the pricE:

  • Lunch: for the Lunch we will be out on the adventure tours but there will be a restaurant at the spots.

  • Dinner: Most guests prefer to visit the town for dinner, or you can make dinner in our guesthouse. All guests will have access to the common kitchen. Some apartments have a private kitchen.

  • Pick-up from Pula airport is with additional cost of 60€



Natali Podner is a physiotherapist and yoga instructor. After finishing medical school, she worked in a hospital for one year. Afterwards, she opened her own studio for massage, body care, and recreation. Through the years, Natali attended schools for body care, and specialized in individual medical and Tui Na massage therapy. Natali is now a certified yoga instructor of Ashtanga, Power and Vinyasa flow style, and is currently learning new styles as well. It is yoga that brought her to the Five Elements Guesthouse.

“In my early twenties, I traveled around the world as a model and I experienced a lifestyle that was beautiful only from the outside. Today, I’m finding more beauty and peace inside, and I try to find love in doing small things. My dream came true when I opened my massage studio and from then my biggest joy is to help others feel better. Rovinj, for me, was always one of the best places, and now I’m happy to have the opportunity to work here doing all the things that I love.”


Marin G Vayu was born and raised in Rovinj, Croatia, and has been in the world of yoga for 15 years. He has visited India many times, practicing a variety of different styles of yoga with many different teachers. His other passions include windsurfing, which he taught for several years, and drumming, which he learned to play in Africa. His life has always been centered around teaching people; first windsurfing, then drumming, and later yoga. Marin published his first book Dance Of The Wind in 2009, which is available in English on Amazon. 

“To be in nature is much more than just having fun and noticing its beauty. I enjoy very much reaching desert islands with my kayak, feeling the wind in my sail, listening the silence of the caves, or simply watching the sunset or sunrise. I can feel that the Elements are alive and I enjoy being connected to their spirits. I feel it’s a blessing to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, because in Rovinj, I can really experience all of that beauty every day. Now I’m happy to show the beauties of my hometown to other travelers, and if they are interested to learn more about the elements, I’m glad to share my knowledge.”


If you are interested in the Yoga Retreat or you have questions, please send an inquiry.

Limited availability for this program is up to 10 persons. 

Yoga & adventure holiday DATES for 2019:

2 - 8 Jun 2019
9 - 15 June 2019

1 - 7 September 2019
8 - 14 September 2019



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