YOGA RETREAT ON PELJESAC PENINSULA, CROATIA
10-17 June 2023
How would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and dedicate some time to yourself and your health?
Join us on this retreat that is all about practicing yoga in a spectacular location by the sea, enjoying local cuisine and discovering the beauties of southern Croatia!
Apart from crystal clear sea and beaches with fragrant Mediterranean vegetation, Peljesac Peninsula attracts travelers from all over the world with its hills covered in olive groves, vineyards and pine forests. It's also one of the most renowned wine-growing regions of Croatia.
Our yoga retreat takes place in the charming coastal town of Orebic on Peljesac Peninsula, in a quiet location at the edge of the town. Boasting a spectacular position by the sea, the Aminess Bellevue Hotel will enchant you with its classic ruby-red elegance. In 1935, when it was built, Bellevue was one of the most beautiful local palaces. Its traditional-style renovation honoring the maritime history of Orebic has given it a new splendor. You’ll appreciate the heavenly view from its luxurious rooms and easy walking distance to the town. The island of Korcula and its famous Korcula Old Town are just a 15-minute boat ride away, and if you decide to hang around, a beach and a swimming pool are literally at your feet.
The yoga program will be held in English by Kristina Lenard and Gorana Bajcetic, co-founders of Green Yogi Traveler that prepared a rich program of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga for you to unwind and dive deep into the peaceful Mediterranean atmosphere.
The retreat is suitable for beginners to advanced students alike.
Unwinding yoga retreat in a spectacular beach hotel in southern Croatia
Rich yoga program enjoyed on a terrace with seaview
Tasty vegetarian buffet style meals
Many opportunities for different activities like visiting famous Korcula Island and Old Town, hiking, kayaking, windsurfing, wine & olive oil tasting etc.
The Aminess Bellevue Hotel boasts stylish interiors inspired by the glorious maritime tradition of Orebic. Superb and friendly service is beyond question.
Set in the shade of slim pine trees just a stone’s throw away from white pebble beaches, the Aminess Bellevue Hotel offers a magical view of Korcula Island. If you are dreaming about a relaxing stay on the Mediterranean, this hotel ticks all the boxes. Add a sun lounger and an umbrella, a crossword or a good read, and enjoy your well-deserved rest in South Dalmatia!
One of the perks of staying at this hotel is its location right by the pebble beach and the promenade to downtown Orebic. The pebble part of the beach has easy access to the sea, while the spacious concrete plateau is ideal for lazing on a sun lounger. If you prefer the shade, you’ll find a perfect spot under the nearby pines.
In your free time you can also hang out by the hotel pool with dreamy view of the Peljesac Channel and the outlines of Korcula, letting your thoughts drift away like clouds in the sky. Use of sun loungers and umbrellas is free for hotel guests.
Optional lunch served at the hotel: 12:30-14:00
A-la-carte meals: 12:00-21:00
Aminess Bellevue hotel - photo gallery:
Aminess Bellevue hotel rooms - photo gallery:
7:30-9:00 Morning Yoga Class (Pranayama & Asana)
09:00-10:00 Buffet breakfast (restaurant is open for breakfast from 07:00-10:00)
Free time for exploring the area and for optional activities
18:00-19:00 Gentle Yoga Class
19:30-21:00 Buffet dinner (restaurant is open for dinner from 19:00-21:00)
21:00-22:00 Yoga Nidra
*Day 1 starts with evening schedule at 18:00h and Day 8 ends with morning schedule at 10:00h.
PRICES PER PERSON
Early bird (before 1 April 2023)
Shared Double/Twin room: 990 €
Single room: 1190 €
Shared Double/Twin room: 1190 €
Single room: 1390 €
7 nights' accommodation in 4-star Aminess Bellevue Hotel
Halfboard meals (rich buffet breakfast & dinner each day)
Full Yoga program (in English)
Use of yoga props
Deposit upon booking: 30%
Balance by May 10th 2023: 70%
Airport transfers and ferry tickets
Alcoholic and special beverages
Closest airport: Dubrovnik (2h15)
Other airports: Split (2h30)
Kristina is a yoga teacher who has been practicing this discipline from the age of 17 and has many years of experience in the field of hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, as well as meditation and breathing techniques.
As a yoga teacher she usually teaches Vinyasa Flow and multi style yoga. She completed her 200-hr teacher training (Yoga Alliance certified) and 600-hr teacher training education led by Jadranko Miklec, recognised by the European Yoga Federation (EYF), as well as the education for yoga therapist.
She is also the co-founder of Green Yogi Traveler project that focuses on combining yoga, travel and activities.
Gorana was introduced to yoga at a very young age, attending yoga classes and gatherings with her mother through Yoga in Daily Life system.
In her late twenties she got interested in power yoga styles and eventually completed her 300-hr teacher training led by Jadranko Miklec, recognised by the European Yoga Federation (EYF). She is currently attending the education for yoga therapist.
Today her classes are a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, with special focus on movement meditation.
In her free time she enjoys deepening her knowledge of Pranayama and practices Transcendental Meditation.
She is also the co-founder of Green Yogi Traveler project that focuses on combining yoga, travel and activities, as well as Go Explore Croatia travel agency specialised in outdoor adventures.
BOAT TRIP TO BADIJA ISLAND
We simply love Badija Island! Coated gracefully in pine, cypress trees and Mediterranean shrub while surrounded by a peacock colored sea, Badija is the most impressive islet in the Korcula archipelago. Containing family-friendly places to swim, impressive 15th century Renaissance architecture and one of the best views of the whole archipelago, we can easily spend a whole day here exploring, swimming and relaxing. There are even 40 tame deer to keep us company!
We will take a private taxi boat to the island and enjoy in activities that this amazing islet has to offer:
Take a swim at the beach on the back of the island facing the Peljesac Peninsula
See the deers
Cycle or walk around the whole island along the 5 km long path.
Explore the newly opened art gallery on the island featuring local art.
Hike to the ruins of the 16th-century church of St Catherine on top of the hill for splendid views of the Korčula archipelago.
Visit the 15th-century Franciscan monastery’s late Gothic cloisters.
VISITING KORCULA ISLAND AND FAMOUS KORCULA OLD TOWN
Rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages and a glorious old town, the island of Korcula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island.
A 15-min boat ride will take us from Orebic to medieval Korcula town, a quaint square in the shadow of the bell tower that rises above the red-roofed homes overlooking panoramic views of the Peljesac Peninsula. The palm-lined streets and ancient surrounding walls regularly invite comparisons with nearby Dubrovnik.
Claimed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, tradition is now best exhibited through displays of folk music, dancing, and sword fight displays that fill the central square during the weekly performances.
Things to do in Korcula:
Visit the home of Marco Polo
Wander the stone laneways of the old town
Climb to the top of St Mark's cathedral
Take the stairs to St Anthony's hill
Take a swim at Banje beach
Have lunch in one of the excellent restaurants and
Visit the art galleries and
HIKING TO ST ELIAS PEAK
Apart from crystal clear sea and beaches with fragrant Mediterranean vegetation, Peljesac Peninsula attracts outdoor lovers with its winding trails leading to the to mountain tops
With the altitude of 963 m (3160 ft), the peak of St Elias (“Sveti Ilija”) on Peljesac Peninsula is one of the most fascinating viewpoints in Dalmatia - you can see all the way to Biokovo mountain and the Neretva river mouth, Dubrovnik riviera and the islands of Korcula, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Mljet, and all the way to the Italian coast on a perfectly clear day.
We will choose from 3 different trails leading up to the top, depending on group abilities and wishes. Most probably we will get the chance to see wild horses that inhabit the area!
& more optional trips that will be offered on spot!
We invite you to join us on this special retreat,
looking forward to spending time with you on Peljesac Peninsula!