YOGA RETREAT ON THE ISTRIAN PENINSULA WITH STEFANIE & CHRISTIAN

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17-24 Sept 2022

8
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There is something special about the Istrian Peninsula. Through the intriguing myths and legends to energy fields created by the Earth's energetic meridians that cross right here in Istria, no wonder that it has been called the Homeland of Spirituality and that it is a favourite place for spiritual gatherings and social events.

 

We have not yet heard of anyone returning from Istria without butterflies in their stomach, that feeling you get when you are close to someone or something you admire. Some fall in love with Istria's spiritual energy, some with the delicious wines, pastas and truffles or even the beautiful landscape with special red color of the soil, river valleys, charming hilltop towns and clear blue sea.

This yoga retreat takes place in the southernmost part of Istria, in charming Premantura town at the very entrance of Cape Kamenjak protected reserve. The Cape has been blessed with numerous bays and beaches forming an area of exceptional natural beauty.

We will be accommodated in a modern villa situated in a quiet part of Premantura, just a short walk away from the nearest beaches and perfectly positioned for exploring Cape Kamenjak.

 

The yoga program will be held in German by Stefanie Schiele-Grahl & Christian Grahl, teachers from Germany that prepared a rich program of Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, Meditation and Deep relaxation for you to unwind and dive deep into the peaceful seaside atmosphere.

The retreat is suitable for beginners to advanced students alike.

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CAPE KAMENJAK

Daily Schedule:

Saturday:

16:00-18:00 Led class, Deep relaxation & Meditation

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Presentation of the program, Kirtan

Sunday:

6:00-9:00 Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Japa, Mysore

9:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-16:30 Free time for relaxation and exploring

16:30-18:00 Introduction to Yoga Nidra/Deep relaxation, background & history

18:00 Dinner

Monday & Wednesday:
6:00-9:00 Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Japa, Led class

9:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-16:30 Free time for relaxation and exploring

16:30-18:00 Yoga Nidra

18:00 Dinner

Tuesday & Thursday:
6:00-9:00 Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Japa, Mysore

9:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-16:30 Free time for relaxation and exploring

16:30-18:00 Yoga Nidra

18:00 Dinner

Friday:
6:00-9:00 Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Japa, Mysore

9:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-16:30 Free time for relaxation and exploring

16:30-18:00 Yoga Nidra

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Kirtan

 

Saturday:
8:00 Breakfast

10:00 Saying goodbye and departure

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unwinding yoga retreat in a peaceful coastal town surrounded by exceptional nature

  • Rich yoga program with Stefanie & Christian

  • Accommodation in a beautiful private villa with pool, sauna & whirlpool

  • 10-minute walk to the beach

  • Healthy and tasty sattvic vegan food prepared by our private retreat chef

  • Many opportunities for different activities like cycling on Cape Kamenjak, sea kayaking, windsurfing. swimming, boat trip to Brijuni Islands National Park, visiting hilltop towns Groznjan & Motovun, Pula amphitheatre, local farms, etc.

PRICES PER PERSON:

Single room: 1040 

Double room: 860 €

 

Supplement for yoga program: 400 €

PRICES for Shaanti Ultra students:

Single room: 890 €

Double room: 740 €

 

Supplement for yoga program: 350 €

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 7 nights' accommodation

  • 7 Breakfasts & 7 dinners prepared by our chef

  • Fruit/coffee/tea/juices/snacks available all day

  • Yoga program​

  • Use of yoga equipment

  • English speaking local staff

  • All local taxes

  • Basic insurance

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Airfare

  • Lunches

  • Airport transfers

  • Optional excursions

  • Travel insurance

BOOKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Deposit upon booking: 120 €

  • Balance by August 10th 2022

* Deposit should be paid to Green Yogi Traveler and it's non-refundable (we only refund the deposit in the unlikely case if Green Yogi Traveler cancels the retreat)

 

* Balance for room price should be paid to Green Yogi Traveler and yoga program should be paid to Stefanie & Christian

NOTES

 

  • Closest airport: Pula (25 min drive)

  • Minimum number of participants: 6

MORE INFO ABOUT OUR VENUE

Two beautiful villas next to each other are at our disposal for this retreat. Depending on the number of participants we will either use just the bigger one or both of them.

Each villa has its own private saltwater pool, a sauna, and a whirlpool. The bigger villa has 8 rooms (7 Double and 1 Twin) and the smaller villa has 6 rooms (5 Double and 1 Twin).  Each room is equipped with its own private bathroom with a shower, an air conditioner, and an LCD TV.

Additional amenities: covered dining area outside by the pool, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, iron & board, barbecue, stereo system, DVD, wifi.



 

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ABOUT STEFANIE & CHRISTIAN

Stefanie Schiele-Grahl and Christian Grahl are certified yoga teachers by the central testing agency for prevention and are members of the AYA (Ashtanga Yoga Association), as well as the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden in Deutschland e.V. (BDY). So feel competently supported and accompanied on your personal path to overcome negative stress, to improve physical and mental performance for more movement, health, relaxation and a peace of the higher frequency, in your life.

Stefanie & Christian are teaching yoga all year round and full-time, with a weekly class size of 18-20 lessons in their two yoga schools in the heart of the Ruhr area (Duisburg and Mülheim):

https://ashtangayoga-ruhrgebiet.de/team.html

 

More about Stefanie:

Stefanie practices Yoga since 2002. After several yoga trainings from 2005 (RYT-500) in the traditions of Iyengar, Sivananda and Kundalini Yoga, as well as to the state-approved yoga teacher training AYA for Ashtanga Yoga (1450 hours, ayw, Cologne), her enthusiasm and deep respect for the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga led her to Mysore/India to her constant teacher and loving Guru Saraswathi Jois (daughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois). During her annual stays in India for almost a decade, Stefanie has been continuously developing and deepening her knowledge and experience in Yoga.

For Stefanie āsana is only a small part of the healing power of Yoga and so besides āsana in her classes there are also the elements of bhakti, karma and jñāna Yoga in the form of Chanting, japa, pūjā, Meditation and a sattvic way of life. Her greatest priority is to create a protected space where self-healing is possible. A space to deepen your practice and understanding of yourself, the connection to your breath, body, mind and soul to develop a calm and true way of life.

More about Christian:

 

Christian started with yoga in 2006. he successfully completed the yoga teacher training at the state-approved supplementary school for yoga (ayw, Cologne).

From 2012 to 2019, Christian also expanded his knowledge and insights about yoga with Saraswathi Jois during his annual training stays in Mysore, South India. In 2014 Christian received his "blessings" from Saraswathi Jois to teach the first series.

In 2013 Christian Grahl finished his Sanskrit studies at Samskrita Bharati Bangalore in Mysore/South India and successfully wrote his exam. This enables him to understand more precisely and to teach ancient Indian texts in speech and writing, with which only a few teachers and students in the West are familiar.

He dedicates himself to the tradition of Raja/Ashtanga Yoga to the maximum extent and teaches full time to his students, whom he has accompanied for many years.

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PREVIOUS RETREAT WITH STEFANIE ON LOPUD ISLAND:

https://www.greenyogitraveler.com/yoga-retreat-lopud-stefanie