Yoga retreat in Croatia – Mljet island
This yoga retreat will be held on a mesmerizing island of Mljet from June 2nd to 6th, 2018.
Experience the beauty, peace, and harmony of this island and National Park, while deepening your yoga practice. Excellent opportunity to run away from everyday life and spend high-quality time dedicated only to your mind & body. Enjoy daily yoga sessions, meditations, relaxation and breathing exercises. Explore nature, hike, ride a bike, swim, and snorkel in crystal clear waters surrounded by untouched nature. This retreat is designed for those who love nature, healthy lifestyle and want more enriching and spiritual experience through yoga practice and meditation exercises. The instructor will tailor the yoga class to your abilities. Absolute beginners are welcome as well as experienced yogis.
Here’s what you get on this unique Yoga retreat in Croatia:
• Energizing morning and relaxing evening yoga classes every day
• Meditations and relaxation exercises (1 Yoga Nidra session)
• Powerful breathing techniques
• Free time to unwind, socialize and explore the stunning Mljet
• Four nights accommodation
• Nature walks and many other outdoor activities
• Exploring national park
Group sizes: The maximum participants in the group is 12.
Styles: Hatha Yoga
Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate
During this yoga retreat in Croatia you will be accommodated in a family house in a quiet part of Goveđari village, the heart of National Park Mljet, just above crystal clear Veliko jezero. Most of the activities will be held in Goveđari village, but sometimes we will go to nearby secluded piers, just by the sea and enjoy yoga with the sounds coming from crickets, nature, and waves.
You will be staying in single or double bedded room with private bathroom.
This retreat is held in a stunning natural setting of an island and National Park Mljet, Croatia. Mljet is by many the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna and to peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty
Mljet National Park makes up most of the island, and there are several villages, two salt water lakes – Veliko and Malo jezero, and a Benedictine monastery on the island of St. Maria
Preserved from the Illyrian period, there are many fortifications and tombs, and the best preserved are those on the hill of Veliki Gradac, Veliko jezero and the fortress at Vodice, above the water source at Vodice at Babino Polje. The Roman Palace, which is the largest after Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the Arena in Pula, is a part of the valuable heritage of the island of Mljet.
During this retreat, you can have healthy organic meals in a nearby restaurant for very fair prices or prepare meals on your own. As a part of the group, you will get a discount in the restaurant. If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to communicate it with them prior to the reservation
Things to do (optional):
It is planned to explore the island by doing various outdoor activities daily, like hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, visiting Saint Maria Island and church, and so on. All these activities are optional. Other activities can be:
- Olive oil, cheese, and wine tasting
- Scuba diving
• Swimming in the beautiful crystal clear Adriatic sea
• Scuba diving and snorkeling
• Exploring nearby places or secluded beaches
• Local olive oil, wine, or cheese tasting
• Visit the island St Maria
What is included:
- 4 nights accommodation
- 8 yoga classes
- Guided meditation, relaxation, and breathing exercises
- Local homemade wine and liquor upon arrival, together with documentary movie about Mljet
- Maps and advices
What is not included:
- Outdoor activities
- Paddle boards
- Buses and ferries
How to get there:
The easiest and cheapest option is to take a ferry (fast catamaran) from Dubrovnik. It operates twice a day (9.15am and 7.10pm), but only the morning one goes to Polace on Mljet, which is where you should disembark. The afternoon ferry (7.10pm) goes only to Sobra, which means that you should take a taxi from Sobra to Govedjari (or rent a scooter, which is very convenient on this island)
If you come by car than take a ferry in Prapratno. The ferry operates 5 times a day during the summer months and the price is 20e for a car plus 4e per person. You will disembark in Sobra (Mljet) and than you have half an hour drive to Govedjari, where our retreat will be held.