4 days Seaside Yoga Wellness Weekend on Island in Croatia

Event Highlights

  • We only host small number of participants so that we can insure the best possible care that you deserve
  • Meditation and breathing exercises
  • Daily morning yoga and restorative evening yoga sessions
  • Nutritious organic seasonal vegan and vegetarian meals prepared by the chef
  • Detox juices and herbal teas
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 60-minutes Ayurvedic massage in a five-star spa
  • Visiting an exceptionally beautiful wild olive grove
  • Boat trip to secluded islets with yoga session on one of the islets and dinner on the boat
  • Organic dinner or lunch (garden to table), in the 17th century-old stone house

Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday
Arrival time until 17:00 (you will be welcomed with herbal teas and cleansing juices)
18:30 Meditation and breathing exercises
20:00 Dinner

Day 2 - Friday
07:30 Detox herbal teas and juices
08:00 Morning meditation and yoga class
09:45 Breakfast
11:00 Boat trip to secluded beaches with lunch on a boat
16:00 Spa treatment in a five-star spa
18:00 Restorative yoga
19:30 Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday
07:30 Detox herbal teas and juices
08:00 Morning meditation and yoga class
09:45 Breakfast
11:00 Hiking trip through Korcula gorgeous unspoiled nature, visit to natural park
13:30 Lunch
15:30 Visit to an ecological olive grove and take a workshop about Mediterranean wild herbs
17:45 Restorative yoga class in the beautiful surrounding of olive grove
19:00 Dinner at olive grove farm
20:00 Tea and reflection time

Day 4 - Sunday
07:00 Detox herbal teas and juices
07:30 Morning meditation and yoga class
09:00 Brunch and free time for swimming or walking around the medieval town of Korcula
Departures until 13:00

About This Event

Join this relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing short break and take this perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun. The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and effortless. The staff's extensive local knowledge ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors, and experiences. Also, you will be spoiled and nurtured by the chef, who will cater to your needs with love and care. This nurturing holistic well-being yoga wellness weekend is a short training that will help you get started on a balanced, healthy path which you will be able to implement into your daily life once when you return home.

This short break is also a great way to relax, meet new people, and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating weekend and holiday.

We are hosting only small number of participants per each retreat so that we can insure the best possible personal care that each participant deserves.

The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff - it is absolutely the amount of Joy that you feel. Esther Hicks

What's Included

  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • 3 healthy vegetarian, vegan, or raw food meals per day
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 days of guidance with the retreat leader
  • 1 60-minute traditional Ayurvedic yoga massage by an Ayurvedic masseuse in a five-star spa in Korcula town
  • Visit to an exceptionally beautiful wild olive grove, learn about medical and culinary of Mediterranean wild herbs and biodynamic agriculture
  • Yoga class in a beautiful surrounding of olive grove
  • Workshop about Mediterranean wild herbs and its medical and culinary usage
  • Organic dinner or lunch (garden to table), in the 17th century-old stone house owned by "herb lady" - when you enter the dining room, you will feel as that you were transported back into time to the Mediterranean village life from previous centuries
  • Boat visit to a secluded beach with fish lunch on the boat and yoga class on one of the Islets along the boat ride
  • Detox juices and herbal teas
  • Hiking tours around the Korcula Island
  • Personal care to each and every participant
  • Welcome gift containing Mediterranean essential oils

What's Not Included

Accident and travel insurance
Airfare to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Split Airport (SPU)
Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Split Airport (SPU) to Split or Dubrovnik sea port
Ferry tickets from and to Split or Dubrovnik seaport to and from Korcula port
Shuttle transfer with door-to-door service from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Korcula accommodation (available on request)

Venue Highlights

Retreat location
Retreat accommodation is located in a traditional stone house on the outskirts of medieval Korcula town, at the sea front.
Accommodation has 6 rooms, and it's 5 meters away from the sea and a small pebble beach.
Korcula Island is an enchanting Mediterranean island belonging to the central Dalmatian archipelago, and its renowned for its crystal blue sea, lush Mediterranean vegetation of pinewood, wild herbs, orange, lemon, mandarin, and pomegranate trees, secluded little bays, and endless wild fields.
There, you will also find olive groves, vineyards, picturesque villages, and the captivating beauty of the ancient stone town of Korcula. Many charming and breathtaking islets are surrounding the island. The natural beauty of the environment will provide a feast for your senses.

Accommodations

There are 6 rooms in retreat accommodation.

There are 2 apartments for a single occupancy with a large queen size bed, bathroom and small kitchenette. One apartment has a sea view and one a patio view.
There is a room also for single occupancy on the second floor - attic, and a room for double occupancy (2 single beds), those two room share a bathroom.

On the first floor there is a studio for 2 persons, with private terrace - 2 twin beds which they can be put together in a double bed (ideal room for 2 people booking together- 2 friends booking together or a couple, but it can be also used as shared room for two people who don’t know each other and would like to stay in shared room). Also that room has a private bathroom inside the room.

On the ground floor there are 2 rooms with double beds, meant as private rooms, single occupancy or rooms for a couples. These two rooms are en-suite with a private bathroom and a small kitchenette.
One of these rooms is overlooking the sea, and the other has a patio view.
Between ground floor and first floor there is a patio.
On the first floor there is a shared studio for 2 persons (kitchenette and private bathroom), with private terrace - 2 single beds.
Also on the first floor there is a common area which contains of a living/dinning room and a terrace for everyone to enjoy. Common areas are overlooking the sea as well as Korcula old town.
There is another single room with double bed, this room also has a private bathroom, however the bathroom is outside the room (next door to the room).
On the 2nd floor (attic) there is a room with 2 single beds (shared room), and a room with queen size bed for single occupancy..
There is a free wifi in the house, air-conditioning and a heating system (hot air through air-condition ), as well as washing machine.
Towels and toiletries (organic) are provided.
Housekeeping cleans the common areas every day, but for hygiene in your own rooms during your stay you are responsible (rooms are thoroughly cleaned before your arrival with organic cleaning products).

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Fresh local produce
You will be enjoying three meals every day. Each meal consists of healthy, seasonal, organic, vegetarian, vegan, or raw food, along with freshly prepared homemade raw snack delights, detox juices, and evening herbal tea.
The experienced chef has a true love and deep knowledge of healthy food. He is exceptional and he always loves to share his knowledge with the participants. He will concentrate on the nutritional, healthy value of the locally grown, fresh mediterranean food and will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch.

Please note that on this retreat, there will be no sugar used in foods, as well as no meat and alcohol!

Fruit and vegetables served during your stay will be locally-grown, seasonal, organic foods from small local ecological farms and gardens, which will be combined with freshly picked Mediterranean herbs. Additionally, since the retreat location is on the Mediterranean coast, fish and seafood can be occasionally served upon request or during the culinary tour.

Bread will be homemade, using ecological flour, and the cheese will be supplied by local goat farmers. The cold pressed extra virgin ecological olive oil from Korcula will be used as well to supplement the meals.

Special dietary requests
Many times, participants have special dietary requests or allergies, and the chef has to prepare an additional menu just for that person on top of regular meals. Therefore, special dietary requests can be communicated up front or can be accommodated for additional fees. Please send an inquiry to Joy of the Mediterranean for more information.

Directions

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU) or Dubrovnik Airport (DBV).
Transfer - door to door -from and to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is available upon request.

If you decide to fly to Dubrovnik, you will be taking a bus from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik Port. From the port to Korcula you have to take a ferry. The journey takes a bit less then two hours and the ferry leaves to Korcula only once a day; therefore, your flight should arrive no later than 14:00 in order to be on time for the boat transfer to the Island of Korcula.
If you want Joy of the Mediterranean to provide the transfer (possible only from Dubrovnik airport), a shuttle will be sent to pick you up from the airport and to take you all the way to your accommodation on Korcula Island. The entire taxi journey from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) takes about two hours, including a short ferry transfer. The shuttle journey from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is not included in the price of your yoga holiday and it is more expensive than taking a ferry.

If you decide to fly to Split, you will be taking a bus from Split Airport (SPU) to Split Port, which takes about 30 minutes. From Split port to Korcula, you have to take a ferry. The journey takes about two hours and 30 minutes and the ferry leaves to Korcula only twice a day; therefore, your flight should arrive no later than 14:00 in order to be on time for the boat transfer to the Island of Korcula.

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