International Yoga Day - 21 June 2021

Why is Yoga important?

Firstly, we step into yoga through physical practice and secondly discover the tradition and philosophy behind it. With time, gradual implementation of teachings leads us toward a more sustainable and mindful living. More recently, with nowadays scientific findings, I’m getting even better insight into the deeper meaning of Yoga.

In my early twenties, I wasn’t so interested in dealing with stress. Yoga was a perfect workout bringing peace and wellbeing. Recently, yoga has become more oriented toward the skills of how to release stress and build resilience.

Yoga practice has all you need to learn about how to de-stress, find balance and moderation. Growing knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda increase overall wellbeing. For instance, you begin to see its value in dealing with a wide span of common life emotions and disturbances. Most importantly, you begin to see it for the amazing tool it is for better living.

Yoga’s twin sister, Ayurveda, means ‘The Science of Life’. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages health maintenance through close attention to a balanced life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, we each have a unique pattern of energy. An individual combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics, creates our constitution and remains the same throughout our lives.

What is the Essential Meaning of Yoga

Yoga is not about physical exercise. Yoga is about discovering the sense of oneness and unity with yourself, the world and nature.

Changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness supports our well being.

Yoga is old, almost as old as India is itself and is practised to keep the body and mind healthy thanks to its holistic approach. Moreover, it is targeting all the layers of our being. Its simple system makes the body feel good, taking the mind along, to renew itself in joy and acceptance.

This is the unity yoga celebrates: the complex and intrinsic unity of the natural world and human beings.

Yoga is Everywhere and for Everybody

Traditionally Asana was used to prepare the body for the practice of the Pranayama, which prepares you for Meditation.

Pranayama purifies the internal system and the organs, acting as a superior and powerful supplement to asanas.

As a result, these physical practices, the energy created in the body is channelled into meditation for stability, peace, and calm.

Recognizing its universal appeal, UN proclaimed the June 21st, Summer Solstice as International Yoga Day. Overall, it has received support from 177 nations, the highest number of co-sponsors for any UN resolution. As a result, the importance of making healthier choices and following lifestyle patterns that foster good health become one of the primary resolution goals.

Importance of Yoga in pandemic days

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

‘The message of Yoga in promoting both the physical and mental well-being of humanity has never been more relevant. A growing trend of people around the world embracing Yoga to stay healthy and to fight social isolation and depression has been seen during the pandemic. Moreover, Yoga is also playing a significant role in the psycho-social care and rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients in quarantine and isolation. It is particularly helpful in allaying their fears and anxiety.’ says UN underlining the growing importance of holistic health of every individual.

Usually, this day is celebrated with sunrise sessions on the beach of yoga practice with many Surya Namaskar, 108 to be precise, as Mala beads are.

And there are many options for celebration as there are people. Yoga is different for each and every one of us. Yoga is at its core personal practice done together.


Come continue your yoga practice by joining us on retreat in 2021.

11-17 September 2021, Balancing Your Energy SUP & SEA Yoga Retreat. Take time out for yourself and deepen your practice fully immersed in Yoga and the Sea, on the Dalmatian Island of Vis, CROATIA.

18-25 September 2021, Your Eternal Self, Kundalini Yoga Retreat. The opportunity to experience your eternal self on the gorgeous island of VIS.

Both of these retreats are on VIS island, a Covid safe zone.  All activities will take place in the open natural space with distance provided as needed. Island surface area is sunbathed throughout the year, which is a guarantee of cleaner space and ground.

And if you would like to get access to my first cooking book heres the link to Tamara’s Spring & Summer Fare

This is the first in a series of cookbooks where I have taken the best of vegetables grown and harvested in their natural season of spring and summer here in Dalmatia and created Spring and Summer Fare to invigorate the mind, body and soul.






ANY QUESTIONS: email Tamara –

We look forward to welcoming you to Croatia.


The practices of yoga and meditation can help us know our higher self a bit better. Taking time to retreat helps us profoundly understand ourselves so we can have the life we dream of.

Our dreams can manifest from imagination into reality.
I invite you to bravely stand up to the parts of you that hold you back and go to that Retreat.

Your soul will thank you.

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