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

  • One lecture about the Five Elements

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

  • Daily organic vegetarian or vegan breakfast

  • 6-nights' accommodation in Rovinj, Croatia

  • Dining in the best local restaurants around Istrian 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



Five Elements - biking - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

Five Elements - biking - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

The biking trail that we choose is one hour from Rovinj and is the most beautiful bike trail in Istria. It passes 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 of the most beautiful medieval towns on the hills of Motovun and Grožnjan  which we are going to visit. It is a 2 hour easy bike ride, 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.

Five Elements - kayaking - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

Five Elements - kayaking - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

For Kayaking we choose the very bottom of the Istrian 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 will be at the place called Kamenjak. It is a natural protected area with many beaches. Kayaking will be about 2 hour and is an easy journey with stops 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.

Five Elements - windsurfing - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

Five Elements - windsurfing - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

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 swim and relax 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. 

Five Elements - hiking - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

Five Elements - hiking - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

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

Five Elements - Sup yoga - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

Five Elements - Sup yoga - Yoga & Adventure retreat in Croatia

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 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  610 €  
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

 not included in the pricE:

  • Lunch: For the lunches 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€

  • Pick-up from Rovinj bus station or harbor ( you need to take a taxi )

Limited availability for this program is up to 9 persons. 

istria - Yoga & adventure retreat DATES for 2020:

24 - 30 MAY 2020
30 AUGUST - 5 September 2020

Natali and Marin are so cordial hosts. I liked Yoga with Natalie very much and the sound mediation on the last day was the best. I will now integrate the five elements always in my daily yoga!
The Istria program was soooo overwhelming beautiful. They showed us so great places, and that always in perfect combination with particular activity, finely adjusted to the element of the day. That was very well considerate.
Since they put so much focus on healthy nutrition, we got delicious food at very special places. Same with the home-made breakfast: it surprised me every day again (the recipe for the musli I just tried at home).
The city of Rovinj is also very nice. All places are easily accessible with the bike they placed at our disposal. Several supermarkets were nearby.
My room with the small kitchenette was very nice, I slept always very well.
I got to know cool people and want to repeat these days!
— Review from G+ by Kerstin Rudnik

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