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Yoga retreat, Ekodrom Estate, Croatia

We are thrilled to invite you on our The Winter Magic Yoga Retreat in Croatia this December. As Christmas is coming soon and we all need a bit of magic and fairytale in this uncertain times.

We will spend a weekend in nature on rustic Ekodrom Estate, a unique place tucked away in the forest among charming hills. It's the perfect place to get lost and find peace. Set in an idyllic and supremely private location, we will enjoy the beauty in simplicity and reconnect with nature surrounded by plum orchards, lush greenery and winter fairies.

As a KPJAYI authorised teacher Irena prepared an unwinding program of Mysore style and led class Ashtanga yoga, as well as meditation. There will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy fresh air, take gentle walks and explore the surroundings, savour healthy vegetarian food prepared by our lovely hosts and maybe even visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Retreat is planed for a small and intimate group setting to respect all healthy protocols.




Ekodrom Estate combines traditional and modern design with high quality materials. Old wooden houses have been restored to an incredibly high standard, with special attention to retaining the original features such as the wooden beams, floors and traditional facade.

Three houses at our disposal, each one special in its own way. Every house is equipped with a private outdoor hot tub overlooking the forest which can be enjoyed all year round so we recommend adding a warm bath to your daily schedule!

Dates coming soon



  • Rich yoga program led by one and only Irena

  • Peaceful and charming setting in untouched nature

  • Eco-friendly accommodation

  • Healthy local vegetarian food

  • Some time alone to reflect and relax

  • Some time together to connect and share


Quadruple room: 1450 kn (195 €)

Double room: 1650 kn (220 €)

Single room: 1950 kn (260 €)



  • early bookers will be able to choose their room/house

  • If you are coming with your partner or friend be sure to mention if you want to share a room together


  • Yoga program

  • 2 nights’ accommodation

  • Halfboard meals (2 brunches and 2 dinners)

  • Use of yoga equipment

  • Use of hot tubs

  • Local taxes

  • Basic insurance


Mandala House: sleeps up to 8 people (1 Double room, 1 Quadruple room with 2 Double beds, living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom & 3 toilets)

Plant House: sleeps up to 6 people (2 Double rooms, living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom & 1 toilet)

Sparrow House: sleeps up to 4 people (1 Double room, living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom & 1 toilet)

More info about Ekodrom Estate and its houses at




  • 14:00 Onwards: Arrival, settling in, time for exploring Ekodrom Estate and surroundings

  • 17:00-18:30 Led Ashtanga class

  • 18:30 Dinner


  • 7:30 Tea / coffee / fruit

  • 8:00 - 8:30 Pranayama & Meditation

  • 8:30 - 10:30 Mysore Practice

  • 10:30 Brunch

  • 11:30 - 17:00 Free time for exploring, walks in the countryside, hot tub, optional day trip to Rastoke village and/or Plitvice Lakes National Park

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Gentle heart openers

  • 18:30 Dinner


  • 7:30 Tea / coffee / fruit

  • 8:00 - 8:30 Pranayama & Meditation

  • 8:30 - 10:30 Mysore Practice

  • 10:30 Brunch

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Yoga Nidra & closing circle

The 4th house was designed as a place for gatherings. Here is where our yoga practice will take place in warm homey atmosphere decorated with love and attention.


  • Closest airport: Zagreb

  • Drive Zagreb-Ekodrom: 1h15

  • Drive Ekodrom-Plitvice Lakes: 1h15

A spacious sunny terrace in front of the shala is the perfect place to chill before and after our program, it's definitely one of our favourite corners on the estate.


We are very much looking forward to this weekend with all of you! Be sure to secure your spot as soon as possible as limited spaces are available. We will stay up to date with the COVID situation and keep everybody posted in case of any changes.

See you soon!


Irena Bartolec is an Authorised KPJAYI yoga teacher and head of the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Program at The Seminyak Yoga Shala in Bali, Indonesia.

Irena has 15 years of extensive teaching and work experience in the field of yoga.  In 2004 Irena opened Yoga studio in her hometown of Zagreb, Croatia.  She operated and taught at her studio for 10 years, establishing a traditional Ashtanga and vinyasa program in a rapidly growing yoga community.

In 2014 Irena received her Authorisation to teach from The KPJAYI Institute in Mysore, India.

Irena Bartolec has had the opportunity to learn from traditional teachers and masters from all over the world.  She has studied with Sri. K. Patthabi Jois, Sharat R. Jois, Rolf Naujokat, Richard Freeman, Lino Miele and many others.  Their great wealth of knowledge and generosity educated Irena in various yogic styles and philosophies.

Irena also has experience teaching Kinesiology, Prenatal and Postnatal yoga, Restorative and Vinyasa yoga, Pilates and various wellbeing programs.  Her teaching philosophy aims to balance strength with alignment for students to arrive at an open yet firm and grounded yoga practice.

Irena Bartolec currently lives in Bali & Costa Rica with her daughter, and she is the creator and director at Ashtanga Yoga Mama (  She holds and organises annual retreats and workshops all around the World.



For more info about the amazing time we hade with Irena in Istria see HERE

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