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BALANCING
YOUR ENERGY

TAKE TIME-OUT FOR YOURSELF AND DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE FULLY IMMERSED IN YOGA AND THE SEA, NATURE AND COMMUNITY. HOP ON DALMATIAN BIGGEST ISLAND.

SUP & SEA YOGA RETREAT
26-30 MAY 2022 - BRAČ ISLAND

Your Experience

Experience a taste of heaven on this Vis Island SUP & Sea Yoga Retreat.

In this amazing island setting Balancing Energy retreat will take 4 nights and 5 days, fully immersed in yoga and the sea 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

balancing energy

Your agenda

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. 

balancing energy

Your Reset

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 balancing 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 Brač, Croatia.

DAILY ROUTINES

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, Brač has so many to offer boasting very long tourism tradition – excellent hiking and biking landscape, local agriculture with organic produce and gastronomy, beautiful beaches to sunbath and the turquoise Adriatic sea to dive into. Brač offers one of the best beaches.

Full schedule to be released after signing up for the retreat and group is made. Number of participants limited to 10.

Daily Routine 1
08.00-09.30 Yoga Session
09.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
10:30-12:00 Free time
12.00 – 13.00 Buffet lunch
13:00-18:00 SUP, biking, trails, trips
18.00 – 19.00 Afternoon Session
19.30 – 20.30 Light Dinner
Daily Routine 2
08.00-09.30 Yoga Session
09.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
11.00 – 19.00 Day trip/free time
19.30 – 20.30 Light Dinner

Your UNIQUE retreat accommodation

Supetar is located in the northern part of the island of Brač and is connected to Split by ferry, so the island can be easily reached by car or bus.

Experience rejuvenation in a historic Dalmatian villa immersed in luscious greenery, hidden in the cove with pebble beach and turquoise sea.

Spacious room reflect the blu colour of the sea offer full comfort and lightness.

Walking distance from main island city of Supetar offers plenty of options for activities and free time.

Hedonism with a hint of immortell, rosemary and basil.

The Retreat Price Includes:

  • 5 island days / 4 nights accommodation at Villa Vela Luka**** or Velaris*** hotel, Brač Island

  • All yoga routines and practice

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

  • Group transfers on the island during the retreat

The Retreat Price DOES NOT Include:

  • Transfers to and from Brač Island

  • Meals and drinks not included in the program

  • Additional  trips and activities to be agreed upon and booked separately.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Daily Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Sessions with Ivana

  • Staying in a wonderful old palace to recharge and unwind.

  • SUP paddling and yoga
  • Transform and heal in  Brač Island vibes

  • Relax poolside and enjoy delicious organic food

  • Discover the beautiful, rich Dalmatian culture & nature

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Share Room

  • ***Velaris room Rate EUR 630
  • ****Vila Vela Luka EUR 700 

Private Room 

  • ***Velaris room Rate EUR 790
  • ****Vila Vela Luka EUR 820 

Booking fee EUR 300 paid up to 28.02.2022.

2nd instalment  paid up to 30.03.2022

Final instalment paid up to 30.04.2022.

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • The retreat must be paid in full 26 days prior to the start date.
  • In case Covid-19 travel restrictions are applied at the time of the retreat prohibiting guests from travelling to Croatia.
  • Payable in HRK kuna according the HNB exchange rates
  • This retreat is led in Croatian language.
 

MEET YOUR TEACHER

If you are Split local and haven’t met Ivana Šalov and her versatile practice now is the moment.  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..

"After having practised with many different teachers focused on different yoga styles, I finally met Ivana and her vinyasa practice. I’ve been attending Ivana’s yoga classes for two years and became totally addicted. Her yoga practice is methodologically perfectly organised yet simple and easy to follow. As a great communicator, Ivan transfers her knowledge easily and spontaneously. Her creativity and passion for yoga are seen in every class she does, as she never repeats the same flow twice. She is one of those yoga teachers who really ‘practice what they preach’. Over the course of these two years of practising with Ivana, I got so caught up in yoga that I am about to finalise my TT200. She is truly an inspiration, and joining her class might be a life-changing decision."
Branka Š
"Ivana is a great teacher, and also a genuinely lovely person. I consider myself lucky to have found such a grounding, compassionate and inspiring yoga teacher. Her teaching style, clarity and calmness make yoga accessible for everyone. Her voice is very pleasant, directions are clear and precise so you don't need to keep checking you’re doing the right thing. And although you’ve worked hard, at the end of the class you’ll come out content, relaxed and centered. Thank you for making me fall in love with yoga!"
Ksenija M
"I only started Ivana's classes because my ballet studio closed due to covid (and hasn't reopened thus far). But now, I find myself so happy with her yoga, that I'm not sure how I will be able to choose between the two. Her flows are different each time. Sometimes, the asanas seem to be almost the same, but the energy of the practice is completely different, and you get a whole new thing. That is, I think, what I love most about Ivana: she creates wonderful, interesting, energizing, rejuvenating flows. I love it that she takes time to prepare our bodies and minds for our practice, and then she makes us work hard, not because we have to, but because we want to. After practicing with her, even when the practice is challenging for me, my mane sensation is a sort of sweetness, both in my body and in my mind. I suspect that breathe, never forgotten in Ivana's classes, has a lot to do with that. I never want to miss my yoga class. I go there to enjoy myself – and the progress comes as a natural consequence."
Dunja P

Travel Options

Book your international flight in/out of:

  • Book your international flight in/out of:

    • Zagreb International Airport.  Distance to Brač island, 300km car distance + an hour ferry crossing
    • Split International Airport. Distance to Brač island + an hour ferry crossing
    • Split – Brač Ferry  (link here) 
    • Split – Brač Catamaran  Info +385 (0) 60 325 523

RETREAT 2021

SUP & SEA YOGA RETREAT
11-17 September 2021 - VIs ISLAND

Your Experience

Experience a taste of heaven on this Vis Island SUP & Sea Yoga Retreat.

In this amazing island setting Balancing Energy retreat will take 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

balancing energy

Your Week 

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. 

balancing energy

Your Reset

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 balancing 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.

DAILY ROUTINES

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.

Daily Routine 1
07.00-08.00 Coffee, Tea, Smoothie
08.00-10.00 Yoga Session
14.00 – 18.00 Free Time Activities
18.00 – 19.30 Afternoon Session
19.30 – 20.30 Light Dinner
Daily Routine 2
07.00-08.00 Coffee, Tea, Smoothie
08.00-10.00 Yoga Session
14.00 – 18.00 SUP, Yoga, Paddling
19.30 – 20.30 Light Dinner

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

  • Additional trips

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Private Room

  • Early Bird Rate EUR 1090/person 
  • Regular Rate EUR 1200/person 

Double Room

  • 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

LAST MINUTE OFFER

Last Minute Offer

August/September 2021

  • EUR 1020/person (double room) 

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • 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..

"After having practised with many different teachers focused on different yoga styles, I finally met Ivana and her vinyasa practice. I’ve been attending Ivana’s yoga classes for two years and became totally addicted. Her yoga practice is methodologically perfectly organised yet simple and easy to follow. As a great communicator, Ivan transfers her knowledge easily and spontaneously. Her creativity and passion for yoga are seen in every class she does, as she never repeats the same flow twice. She is one of those yoga teachers who really ‘practice what they preach’. Over the course of these two years of practising with Ivana, I got so caught up in yoga that I am about to finalise my TT200. She is truly an inspiration, and joining her class might be a life-changing decision."
Branka Š
"Ivana is a great teacher, and also a genuinely lovely person. I consider myself lucky to have found such a grounding, compassionate and inspiring yoga teacher. Her teaching style, clarity and calmness make yoga accessible for everyone. Her voice is very pleasant, directions are clear and precise so you don't need to keep checking you’re doing the right thing. And although you’ve worked hard, at the end of the class you’ll come out content, relaxed and centered. Thank you for making me fall in love with yoga!"
Ksenija M
"I only started Ivana's classes because my ballet studio closed due to covid (and hasn't reopened thus far). But now, I find myself so happy with her yoga, that I'm not sure how I will be able to choose between the two. Her flows are different each time. Sometimes, the asanas seem to be almost the same, but the energy of the practice is completely different, and you get a whole new thing. That is, I think, what I love most about Ivana: she creates wonderful, interesting, energizing, rejuvenating flows. I love it that she takes time to prepare our bodies and minds for our practice, and then she makes us work hard, not because we have to, but because we want to. After practicing with her, even when the practice is challenging for me, my mane sensation is a sort of sweetness, both in my body and in my mind. I suspect that breathe, never forgotten in Ivana's classes, has a lot to do with that. I never want to miss my yoga class. I go there to enjoy myself – and the progress comes as a natural consequence."
Dunja P

Travel Options

Book your international flight in/out of:

  • Zagreb International Airport.  Distance to Brač island, 300km car distance + an hour ferry crossing
  • Split International Airport. Distance to Brač island + an hour ferry crossing
  • Split – Brač Ferry  (link here) 
  • Split – Brač Catamaran  Info +385 (0) 60 325 523
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