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Ashtanga with laruga

Dive into the heart and soul of the Ashtanga yoga under the inspiring guidance of Laruga Glaser. A week to deepen yoga practice immersed in Mediterranean nature will maximise harness all your potential.

3-9 OCTOBER 2022 - Rovinj

A quick preview from your host, Tamara while in Rovinj


The Experience

Join us for a week in the beautiful Mediterranean oasis of Rovinj city.
We have this fantastic opportunity to host Laruga Glaser, one of the outstanding Ashtanga teachers in Europe. Deepening yoga practice immersed in nature is profoundly healing and soothing to the body and soul.

Moments to dig deep, expanding mentally, physically and spiritually, will be interwoven into the teaching approach and sharing of wisdom.
This retreat is appropriate for all levels.

The Week

Together we will practice and meditate. A great way to start a day in a high vibration that tunes your whole being into a higher frequency.⁠ ⁠⁠

You will become more aware of how you create your reality through the words you use when you think and speak. 

You will be enlightened and helped to remember who you truly are. This remembrance being the ultimate purpose of life and our most important quest.

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Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in the “Mysore” style and is the most impactful approach in learning and understanding the practice. The name Mysore is derived from the actual city located in Southern India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, studied, taught and raised his family for most of his life.

Mysore is supervised self-practice where the āsanas (postures) are introduced and taught, one at a time. The student can quickly memorize the sequence with both confidence and comfort, ultimately building the skills to move through the practice establishing a sense of empowerment, steadiness and calm. In class, the student will advance at their own rate with the guidance of an experienced teacher. 

In turn, the Ashtanga yoga practice is offered to each individual student, fully dependent on where they are the day they walk into class.

In fact, in Mysore the teacher can better suit the needs of those who need special attention or guidance in learning.


We will start our day with Mysore session alternated with Led Primary on designated days. Each morning will be dedicated to Mysore practice based on the traditional method of Ashtanga Yoga and Led Primary on designated days. All guests will be self-led under watchful guidance and supportive instruction on Laruga.

The late afternoon workshops will be focused on all aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga methodology, including practical techniques and philosophical wisdom regarding integrating yoga principles into daily life.

We want you to feel as if you’re on holiday with the healing practice.

As you will soon discover, Rovinj has preserved its irresistible charm and vibrations offering excellent  parks and forest,  local agriculture with organic produce and gastronomy, beautiful beaches to sunbath and the turquoise Adriatic sea to dive into.

It follows a draft schedule. Final schedule will be soon published.

Monday 3 October 
15:00 – Check-in

18:00 – Welcome Meeting/Dinner

Tuesday 4 October.                                         8:00 – 10:00 – Led Primary Practice
10:00 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 18:30 – Free time
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Wednesday 5 October
8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice

10:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 16:00 – Free Time
16:00 – 18:15 – Theme: Yoga is Stilling the Mind Workshop: The Art of Ashtanga Yoga
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Thursday 6 October
8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 16:00 – Free Time
16:00 – 18:15 – Theme: Ashtanga Yoga The Path and The Journey – Workshop: The Gateway Poses of Primary/Intermediate Series
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Friday 7 October

8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 16:00  Free Time.                                           16:00-18:30 Theme: The Fire of Transformation – Tapas Workshop: Core Integrity
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Saturday 8 October

8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice
10:00 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 18:30 – Daily trip in Istria

18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Sunday 9 October
9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast

11:00 – Goodbye/Check out

Your UNIQUE retreat accommodation

A hotel of unique charm with premium service and a long-standing tradition, situated in the shade of the centuries-old forest park Lone.

At Hotel Eden, you can enjoy peace and tranquillity in well-equipped rooms, relax in ample and pleasant public areas, and immerse yourself in Mediterranean themed treatments at the wellness & spa.

It offers elegant and spacious newly decorated rooms and suites with a view overlooking a hundred years old park forest.

Immersed in nature, the beachside venue boasts views of the preserved forest park and the crystal-clear waters of Lone Bay, offering a peaceful, scenic setting for relaxation by day or night.

Q & A


Some of us might wonder if we were too old or unskilled to practise ashtanga?

It’s never too late, and it’s always a good moment to start whenever you feel like it. 
A retreat is a place of sharing and learning; topped with Laruga’s guidance, it offers lots of learning and growing. 

She has a personal approach and follows you according to your present skills. That is the best part of yoga. Yoga has a place for each of us. It is a unity in the difference.
Moreover, practising asana is only a part of various weekly activities and experiences we plan in Rovinj. Asana practice is only a part of yoga, and there is much more yoga beyond asana.

Or, if you feel already a long-skilled and advanced practitioner, you can feel assured of learning something new from the mastery of Laruga. You will feel the difference afterwards.


Maybe you have one goal in your asana practice that you wish to deepen and need guidance, support and clarification?

Maybe you wish to refresh your ashtanga routine and enjoy new places and friends?

Are you fed up with the heaviness of everyday struggle and searching for escape in Nature and the sea? 

Do you feel as if you have lost connection with yourself? 

Would you like to establish a healthier routine in your lifestyle?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you cannot hope for a better teacher than Laruga is and a better wellness spot than Rovinj.


In my experience, retreat week works on many levels. That’s why people coming to retreat have different reasons and goals in their minds when deciding to book an event. Also, participants are so magnificently other from such diverse places, cultures, backgrounds and traumas, to be honest. 

Though, we all have our quest for more meaningful, sustainable and truthful living in common. Suppose you need any support in grounding, setting up your goals, finding your purpose, transforming your body abilities, releasing unhealthy patterns or just insight into meditation and pranayama.

In that case, retreating is always a good idea. You will always take back home more than you thought you came for. Most probably, you will leave the retreat unburdened, light and thankful to yourself for deciding to go, full of self-promises and somehow ‘enlightened’.


When choosing a suitable retreat, think about your primary expectations:

– Retreat to rest and relax; trauma or stress recovery

– Retreat to learn and challenge – intensive daily program

– Retreat for hedonism – skipping too much sweating

Most retreats have all the above elements within; the difference is only how much of each. The perfect retreat has all those aspects balanced to offer you an ideal experience of wholeness. 

The furthermost luxury of retreating is not in premium furniture and bed linen (not that we don’t like it) but in encompassing a wide range of your personal physical, emotional and social needs.

The Retreat Price Includes:

  • 7 days / 6 nights accommodation at Hotel Eden

  • All yoga routines and practice

  • Daily inspired breakfast, lunch and a light dinner with vegan & gluten free options available

  • Transfers during the retreat

  • All the activities and trips included in the program

The Retreat Price DOES NOT Include:

  • Transfers to and from Rovinj Island

  • Meals and drinks not included in the program

  • Any personal  trips, rents, or activities


  • Daily Mysore practice, except for Led class on designated days, beginning with seated meditation and silence

  • Afternoon workshops with more attention to the various experience levels

  • Staying in a wonderful hotel  to recharge and unwind. Premium wellness resort.

  • Transform and heal in the vibes of nature. Sea breeze, sun, green park, purest air

  • Relax poolside and enjoy delicious veggie food. Stroll, bike, hike, sunbath, read, swim, paddle…

  • Discover the beautiful, rich Istrian culture & nature. Cityscape, countryside walks.


  • There is a 500€ non-refundable deposit required to secure your space.
  • The retreat must be paid in full 40 days prior to the start date.


Shared Twin Bed Room

  • Regular Rate EUR 1400/person

Private Rooms / few left

  • Regular Rate EUR 1700/person 



24 m2
Pool and park view
King bed or 2 twin beds
Bathroom with shower or bath
Balcony with chairs and a table
Mini bar
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Central heating


Laruga Glaser has been practicing Ashtanga yoga continuously for over 23 years. Laruga is one of the most senior Ashtanga teachers in the world with a Level 2 Certification and a charisma who share her yogic knowledge and ethos off & beyond the mat. Starting at the beginning of her 20s, she was immediately drawn to the practice after working with other forms of yoga years prior. After establishing a committed practice she then deepened her studies traveling to Mysore, India annually to practice at KPJAYI where the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught and now his grandson, R. Sharath Jois teaches. Laruga has made more than 14 trips to Mysore and is on a mission to continue to learn and grow as a student as well as a teacher. She is one of the few in the world who have been given the distinction of being certified to teach up to Advanced B, which is not easily given and takes many years to earn. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential, and has been personally invited all over the world to do so.

This is Laruga’s first ever retreat in Croatia.

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