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Yoga, sea, sun & activities

Desiree Ouellette is a teacher from Longview, WA, that will be holding one of her international retreats in Croatia!

Imagine walking back in time through the ancient town of Korcula on the beautiful Croatian Island of Korcula. Swim in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, Savor the delectable olives and fresh pressed olive oil, sip the delicious local wines, soak up the rich history and remarkable Greek and Roman architecture. Enjoy conversations with the friendly locals.

Tradition is alive on Korcula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to the delight of tourists and local people.

It’s an ideal place for a rejuvenating yoga retreat in a Mediterranean atmosphere with swimming, hiking, walking, kayaking, relaxing in beautiful nature and exploring old villages and towns. Our main base is a beautiful villa by the sea.

Side by side luxury 4 star villas just minutes walk away from the Korcula Island, Adriatic Sea shoreline. Each Villa has a terrace and views of the sea. Many outdoor dining options and a shared sauna between the two.

Amenities: swimming pool, terraces equipped with deck chairs and sun umbrellas, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room.

Hiking, Kayaking, Exploring...

Meals: Healthy, delicious meals prepared by our private chef from the highest quality local ingredients.



Croatia is a small Mediterranean country with a stunning variety of landscapes. From the Adriatic coastline with more than 1000 islands to the rugged mountains that rise up from the sea to provide shelter for rivers, lakes and waterfalls, it is a diversity of experience like no other. Old towns with warm, friendly people and rich in deep gastronomic histories are evidence of the culture and the history more than 2000 years in the making.

You will have the unique opportunity to walk, hike and kayak in scenic locations with local experts, and enjoy daily yoga and mediation practice in an exquisite, natural and ever-changing backdrop. We carefully chose two distinctly different and historic destinations for you to explore the natural beauty and culture of Croatia.


Our first destination will be the Plitvice Lakes, arguably the most amazing Croatian national park and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in the continental part of the country. The second destination is situated on the peaceful Mediterranean sea, the town of Starigrad situated at the bottom of the majestic Velebit Mountain.

We have the extraordinary oppportunity to be led through these beautiful places by local, experienced hiking & paddling experts, creating the ideal and safe environment for you to let go into the adventure, discover the best that Croatia has to offer, and become deeply embodied in your own yoga and meditation practices.


Contact us to check availability and register early!

25 Aug-1 Sept 2018



  • 1-2 yoga classes daily

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in croatian villas

  • Tea, coffee, juice, fruit each morning before practice

  • 7 brunches & 6 group dinners

  • English speaking local staff

  • Round trip ferry from Split port to Vela Luka on Korcula Island

  • Round trip taxi from Vela Luka port to retreat villas

  • All local taxes included




  • Round-trip airfare

  • Any alcoholic drinks or eating outside of the Villa

  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, taxis, laundry, and tips for the Villa staff
    (I recommend $50 U.S. for the whole week to be split among the whole staff.)

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance.



  • Please contact us for more details about the trip and prices

Desirée has always had a burning desire to travel the world and share her passion of adventure while leading others toward optimal health and wellness. Yoga has become the vehicle to healing her body and finding the confidence to lead others on a journey to better health and adventure.

In 2010, her journey to help others and their quest to achieve health and wellness began with a 250 hr teacher training and by 2015 she had completed her additional trainings with a 100 hr Yoga as Structural Therapy training, 100 hr Vinyasa Sequencing, 480 hours with Yoga Medicine, 300 hr YogaMaze training and 14 hour Street Yoga training for homeless and At-Risk youth…at the same time, managing and teaching at her own Yoga studio in Washington state! Desirée has also completed a “Live food” training with a well known herbalist and celebrity chef in LA.

After 5 years of Yoga training around the world, Desirée felt ready to lead her own retreats and teacher trainings! Desirée has combined her passions of Travel, Adventure and Yoga and started Yogi Adventure Retreats. Yoga healed her mind and body and helped open the door to fulfilling her dream of being able to help others feel better and live their lives with purpose. Desirée is passionate about achieving the highest state of health and wants to help others be the best version of themselves.

When Desirée isn’t traveling, you can find her teaching schedule here at Holos Yoga and Wellness.

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