TAKE TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF AND DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE FULLY IMMERSED IN YOGA AND THE SEA, ON THE DALMATIAN ISLAND OF VIS, CROATIA
SUP & SEA YOGA RETREAT
11-17 September 2021 - VIs ISLAND
Experience a taste of heaven on this Vis Island SUP & Sea Yoga Retreat.
In this amazing island setting we will spend 6 nights and 7 days, fully immersed in yoga and the ocean with fresh, healthy, locally sourced food, together with a group of like minded new friends.
We will be guided into yoga flows and poses in asana form, pranayana form and meditation form. Adding Yoga on a SUP brings a whole new element to the yoga practice. Reinvigorating yet calming.
All the while enjoying the sensation of floating on the Adriatic Sea. Encouraging you to become even better than you thought possible. We know you will love it
Each morning begins with tea, coffee or smoothie and a gentle vinyasa flow class to prepare our body, cleanse and revitalise our joints, limbs, muscles, and nervous system.
After a short break we go inward through the practice of Pranayama and finish with meditation to let go and release. It will then be time to nourish our body.
Afternoon activity will be either on SUP board paddling and doing asana, trekking or sunbathing. Foodies among us can join food preparation workshops where we prepare local ingredients in contemporary healthy styles.
We will end the day with a gentle sunset gratitude yoga class (vinyasa or yin yoga class) or, sometimes, if you wish, a restorative session.
Then whoever wants, can practice silence or “Mauna” after evening meditation through to the next day’s brunch time.
So very often in life we are “too busy”.
We feel like we are “running out of time”.
Not on this retreat. Here we will reset that busy button.
We will calm our nervous system down.
We will step out of our current space of “doing” and step toward a place to just “being”.
We will step toward a place that cultivates an opening of the passage to what is naturally already there, within us, a slower rhythm, a slower speed that our biological being is designed for.
This truly unique retreat combines Yoga, SUP and the sea with the aim to balance your body’s energy, creating time and space to reconnect with yourself, nature and the ocean,
This retreat provides optimal timing for a food reset as we focus on tuning in to our bodies along with an opportunity to have a unique Dalmatian Island food experience.
Leave with new Yoga, SUP Yoga, and Meditation knowledge.
Leave with a sense of vitality, clarity, full mind and body relaxation.
Leave lighter both physically and mentally, revived, refreshed and renewed
Get ready to rediscover who you are and redefine what it means to be alive as you embrace the unique gifts of the beautiful nature of the island Vis, Croatia.
OUR RETREATS ARE CATERED
We will alternate between two daily routines during this retreat, so that you can have plenty of time to enjoy the island either individually or as a group.
We want you to feel as if you’re on holiday with the healing practice.
As you will soon discover, Vis Island has preserved its irresistible charm and vibrations far from tourist routes. It offers excellent hiking nature, local agriculture with organic produce and gastronomy, beautiful beaches to sunbath and the turquoise Adriatic sea to dive into.
Your UNIQUE retreat accommodation
Our retreat venue is within a family owned stone village originally founded around the end of the 18th century.
The village is located at 220 m above sea level, and is surrounded by fabulous Mediterranean nature; cypresses, pines and figs, making a true Mediterranean paradise.
The property consists of three restored two bedroom apartments, accommodating up to 12 guests and is lovingly referred to as a “restored piece of paradise”.
Fully renovated in 2000 this venue combines unspoiled natural beauty with the atmosphere of days gone by, creating a perfect place for re-discovering your strength and peace.
The Retreat Price Includes:
7 island days / 6 nights accommodation at Villa Talež, Vis Island
All yoga routines and practice
Daily Island inspired brunch, and a light dinner with vegan & gluten free options available
Transfers on the island during the retrea
The Retreat Price DOES NOT Include:
Transfers to and from Vis Island
Meals and drinks not included in the program
Daily Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Sessions with Ivana
Staying in a wonderful old palace to recharge and unwind.
- SUP paddling and SUP yoga
Transform and heal in the vibes of Vis Island
Relax poolside and enjoy delicious organic food
- Discover the beautiful, rich Dalmatian culture & nature
- Early Bird Rate EUR 1090/person **
- Regular Rate EUR 1200/person
- Early Bird Rate EUR 980/person **
- Regular Rate EUR 1050/person
Private Double Room (2 guests)
- Early Bird Rate EUR 1900/2 people **
- Regular Rate EUR 2000/2 people
EARLY BIRD RATE **
The Early Bird Rate is valid for payment up to 1 June 2020.
******** EARLY BIRD RATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 1 JULY 2021 ********
- There is a 500€ non-refundable deposit required to secure your space.
- The retreat must be paid in full 30 days prior to the start date.
- The above prices include Croatian Tax VAT 25%
- In case Covid-19 travel restrictions are applied at the time of the retreat prohibiting guests from travelling to Croatia, any amounts paid will be fully refundable (minus 50€ administration cost)
MEET YOUR TEACHER
Your teacher for this retreat is Ivana Šalov, a Split local. Her formal education in Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga yoga started a decade ago with 200-hours teacher training in Zagreb, Croatia. Being a “forever student” she completed another 200 hours teacher training in Integral Vinyasa Yoga, then 300-hours teacher training in Portugal with Spanda Yoga School. Her teacher was Nina Vukas, one of the most renowned teachers of Vinyasa Yoga in Europa. She has continued practicing with renowned teachers around the globe – Janet Stone, Shiva Rea, Adam Husler, Celeste Pereira to name a few. She has gone on to complete 50 hours Yin Yoga teacher training with Bernie Clark in Vancouver, Canada, Prenatal Teacher Training.and her SUP, SUP Yoga & SUP Fitness Teacher Training in San Diego, California.
Ivana Šalov. Ivana having practiced yoga for a number of decades, believes in the power of simple things – mindfulness, movement and breathing – as ways to grow happier, more conscious & confident.
For Ivana, movement is an emotion and yoga is an art of living and expressing emotions. Body, movement and breath are her eternal inspirations so her love for Vinyasa flow yoga and the sensitivity she incorporates into her practice is not surprising.
Not mentioning water when we speak about Ivana would be totally amiss, as the essence of water is very important in Ivana’s life and in her teaching. “Be like water my friend” is the quote of Bruce Lee she likes to use in her classes. Being on the water is a unique way to achieve balance and inner peace, allowing all senses to absorb the beauty of SUP Yoga practice.
Whether a beginner on a SUP or seasoned practitioner, Ivana will teach you the basics, along with water safety while enhancing your proper stance, form and paddle techniques. You will learn to move at a gentle pace as you balance the mind & body through meditation, breathing techniques and asanas (physical posture) in class..
Book your international flight in/out of:
- Zagreb International Airport. Distance to VIS island, 300km car distance + 2.5 hours ferry crossing
- Split International Airport. Distance to VIS island, 2.5 hours ferry crossing
- Split – Vis Ferry (link here)
- Split – Vis Catamaran Info +385 (0) 60 325 523