YOGA & ADVENTURE RETREAT IN ROVINJ, cROATIA
5-DAY PROGRAM ( 6 nights )
To get the most of what Rovinj and the Guesthouse has to offer, join us for one week of Yoga and Adventure Retreat!
With 5 different adventure activities in the best and remote spots around Rovinj, with unique five elements yoga concept, great food and plenty of free time to enjoy on the beach or explore Rovinj, made this retreat the most popular yoga retreat in Croatia.
Daily morning yoga classes
Daily lecture and meditation about the Five Elements
Stand up paddling & snorkeling
Hiking and cave exploring
Visiting biodynamic-organic farm of olive oil and wine
Free time to unwind, socialize, or go to the beach
Daily organic vegetarian or vegan breakfast and lunch
6-nights' accommodation in Rovinj, Croatia
GENERAL SCHEDULE for the retreat
Begin on Sunday ( arrival day ) with the evening (sunset time ) gathering
Monday - Friday:
8:00 - 9:15 - Morning yoga class
9:30 - Breakfast
10:30 - Lecture and meditation
12:00 - free time to relax
14:30 - Lunch ( sometimes 13:30 )
16:00 - 20:00 Daily adventure activities (except one day)
Evening - Free time to explore Rovinj or socialize
End on Saturday with breakfast
(Please note: the itinerary of the program can change dependent on weather conditions and considerations)
Biking & Kayaking
One afternoon, you will be cycling along the coast through the park and landscapes of awesome natural beauty until we rich the beach from where we continue with the kayaks. With the kayaks we will explore the waters around the Rovinj archipelago and we will stop on one gorgeous island where there is no tourist, where you can relax on the beach and swim in the beautifully clear Adriatic Sea.
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.
One you will learn how to windsurf, one of the most exciting water activities! We provide all equipment and trained instructors. No previous windsurfing experience needed. You don't need to be physically fit to try windsurfing lessons with us. And/or you can do SUP ( stand up paddling ).
Hiking Tour & Secret Cave visiting
One afternoon, you will hike, and grappling to visit a secret and real yogic caves where one saint was living 1000 years ago and which have amazing view.
One afternoon will be free from activities so that you can relax on the beach or explore the old town of Rovinj, or visit Pula.
NOTE: all the activities will take place on the sea or beach, including hiking, so you will have opportunity to swim every day. All the adventure excursions include time to come to the spot and back, time for preparation, time for swim and relax.
Things to do - optional
We organize visiting the small local biodynamic-organic farm. ( Wine and olive oil tasting with an authentic dinner )
Sometimes we organize to go for a dinner in some good local restaurant
You can book a massage
On a free afternoon you can visit Pula with bus, or take a taxi and visit Motovun and/or Grožnjan
If you stay one day extra you can even visit Venice with daily boat excursions.
PRICES Start from 630€
1 person shared twin/ or triple room 630 €
1 person private room with shared bathroom 760 €
1 person private en-suite room 805 €
1 person private studio apartment 956 €
2 persons private room with shared bathroom 1290 €
2 persons private en-suite room 1350 €
2 person private studio apartment 1520 €
3 person in private en-suite room 2000 €
3 person in apartment 2050 €
Included in the price:
6 nights' accommodation in one of the Five Elements Guesthouse rooms or apartments
Daily ( 6 ) breakfast and lunch (vegetarian or vegan and mostly organic )
5 different types of yoga classes, meditations, and lectures.
All adventure tours, gear, and instructions
Free use of bicycles for all 6 days
Snack for the welcome evening
Local pick-up from Rovinj bus station or harbor
not included in the pricE:
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.
Visiting biodynamic-organic farm
Pick-up from the airport ( we can organize )
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
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 of the house is up to 15 persons.
Yoga RETREATS DATES for 2019:
From 16 June to 1. October the Yoga and Adventure retreat will start every Sunday.
June 16 - 22
June 23 - 29
June 30 - July 6
July 07 - 13
July 14 - 20
July 21 - 27
July 28 - August 03
August 04 - 10
August 11 - 17
August 18 - 24
August 25 - 31
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