FIVE ELEMENTS RETREATS
Book now your Yoga & Adventure retreat and make your holiday a memorable experience with the Five Elements
Why to go to Yoga retreat ?
Relax - Yoga retreat are the best holiday packages if you want that everything is organized and that you don’t need to think about anything, so that you can completely relax and focus on your own inner world.
Learn - In Yoga retreats you can always learn something new. It is great for beginners who want to learn basic about yoga and also for experienced practitioner who like to deepen their practice, learn some new style or recharge with yoga energy.
Meet new friends - In retreats you meet other people with the same or similar interest from all over the world and you make new friends.
Why to choose Five Elements retreat ? What make this retreat unique :
Stretch with unique yoga style including a Five Elements Movements
Experience the magic of Five great Meditation technique
Learn how to balance your life with Five elements concept
Explore the beautiful Nature of Croatia and enjoy by kayaking, have fun on SUP boards, explore the coast and beaches with mountain bikes, find the hidden hermits cave by hiking, learn and have fun by windsurfing.
Our Five Elements retreats are much more then ordinary yoga retreat. With our authentic concept of the Five Elements we set up a program that combine yoga exercise, meditations, and outdoor adventure activities and trough all of them you will learn about the Five Elements, discover your character, and connect with the spirits of the Nature.
We offer 3 different retreat package:
YBB - min 3 night accommodation, Yoga, breakfast and bike. Adventure tours are optional.
( Running in May )
ISTRA - 6 night accommodation, Yoga, breakfast, bike and adventure tours.
( Running in September )
ROVINJ - 6 night accommodation, Yoga, meditation, lecture, breakfast and lunch, bike and adventure tours.
( Running in June, July and August )
You can check each one for more detail
BOOKING and PAYMENT :
If you want to join us, please fill out the application form for the retreat :
This application form will also help you and us to see if this retreats is suitable for you.
After we receive your APPLICATION FORM we will confirm and give you information to proceed with booking. Booking is made with 30% deposit. The rest of the balance you will pay on your arrival.
If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING YOUR TRIP :
The program for Rovinj and Istria Retreat start on Sunday evening at around sunset time ( 20:00 h or 21:00 h ) with welcoming gathering and introduction...therefore you should come before 20:00 h. If you are not sure that you will arrive at Sunday before 20:00 then please come on Saturday.
The retreat program ends on Saturday morning with breakfast at 9:00 h
You can come to our Guesthouse one day before ( on Saturday ) and/or stay one day longer ( until Sunday ) for extra charge if the room is available.
THE BEST WAY TO COME TO OUR PLACE IN ROVINJ IS TO FLY TO AIRPORT PULA (PUY) 40 km from our guesthouse.
From the airport we can arrange transfer for additional cost 60€ per transfer. Or you can take a bus to Rovinj.
Note that the airport is only 10 min from Pula city center so it is a good opportunity to visit the famous Roman amphitheater Arena in Pula and/or the ancient roman temple in the main square of Pula Forum.
Also you can come through Venice (Italy). There is a direct bus from Venice airport to Rovinj and a ferry from Venice to Rovinj every day/once a day. But please do not take a ferry on Sunday because it is coming too late. We can give you more information as needed, ask us !
From Rovinj bus station or harbor you need to take a taxi to our Guesthouse which you can find at the bus station or harbour ( 3 to 7 Euro ) Cameo taxi is the cheapest.
Rovinj is surrounded with 4 more airports few hours distance and connected with buses ;
Trieste (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Rijeka & Zagreb (Croatia).
We can give you more information as needed, ask us!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon !
FAQ ( Frequently asked questions )
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROVINJ RETREAT AND ISTRIA RETREAT ?
Rovinj and Istria Retreat are very similar. They both have a base in our Five Elements retreat center. They both have yoga class in the morning and adventure activities in the afternoon. However there are few main differences:
1. The adventure activities in Rovinj retreat are taking place nearby Rovinj town and our home that's why our main transport for that week will be bicycles, while on Istria retreat the adventure activities will take place all around our region Istria and therefore our main transport will be car (van), because some of the spots we are taking you are one hour driving distance from our retreat center.
2. On Rovinj retreat we will have breakfast and lunch in our guesthouse (both included in the price), while on Istria retreat we will have only breakfast (included in price) at the guesthouse and the lunch we will be outside at the adventure spot where we can have meals at the local restaurants which is not included in the price.
3. And the main difference is that on Rovinj retreat we will have daily lecture about the elements and daily meditation which are part of morning program, while on Istria retreat we will only have time for one or two lecture about the Five Elements. However if you would like to learn more about the elements we will give you a book and/or the practical 5 WEEKS PROGRAM that you can do at your home.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE ?
We usually have participants with a variety of ages . From teenagers with parents up to 60 years old but fit participants. However our statistics says that average participants are from 30 to 40 years old.
ARE THESE RETREATS SUITABLE FOR SOLO TRAVELERS ?
Our participants are mostly solo travelers, couples, friends and sometimes we also have families.
ARE THESE RETREATS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN ?
We accept children with minimum age 15 because it is very important for the energy of the whole group that they are tranquil, peaceful and willing to attend yoga, lectures and meditation classes. The YBB program is more flexible.
HOW FIT OR EXPERIENCE I NEED TO BE FOR YOGA OR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES ?
We always have some beginners in yoga and a few that never did yoga before, as well as yoga teachers. All levels are welcome.
As for the adventure activities you don't need to be very strong or very fit. Our Adventure Tours are easy if the weather is good and we had many people who never tried some of activities before like kayaking or windsurfing. However if you don't want to do some of activities you can skip it or if you are not sure you can discuss it with our instructors. For example windsurfing you can try and quit anytime if you don't like it because we will be close to the beach. Kayaks are for 2 persons and they are very stable. If you can’t stand up on SUP board you can always sit on it, they are also very stable. All bikes are mountain bike and we drive mostly on white path. There are some short hills where you can pull your bike if you prefer.
WHICH IS THE BEST MONTH TO COME ?
We are running retreats from 1st May to mid September. The weather is the most stable in June, July and August.
HOW IS THE WEATHER IN MAY / SEPTEMBER?
Weather in May / September is unpredictable, however it is mostly sunny, the temperatures could be from 15 C - 25 C which makes it perfect for our adventure activities.
If you have any question or concern feel free to ask us.