YOGA RETREAT ON LOPUD ISLAND, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Lopud Island is the smallest of all Elaphiti Islands with a rich history and outstanding natural beauty. It is easily accessible by boat (1 hour ride from Dubrovnik port). The main attraction of Lopud is that no cars are allowed so there is no traffic and pollution. The water is crystal clear and very safe with no waves or currents, especially at Sunj beach where it is shallow for several meters. There are many well maintained cycling, walking and trekking paths on the island offering guests an ideal location for an active vacation.
Our yoga venue is an over 400 year old stone villa, located in an elevated position in a quiet area of the old Lopud close to the Monastery and the Rector's palace. It offers panoramic views over the sea and the mountains and it's about 2 to 3 minutes walk from the sea front.
Our private chef will be preparing meals for us at the villa and serving healthy delicious vegetarian food from local ingredients.
The yoga program will be held 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 island atmosphere.
8:00-9:30 Morning Yoga Class
10:00-11:00 Vegetarian brunch
Free time for exploring the islands and for optional activities
18:00-19:00 Gentle Yoga Class
19:30-20:30 Vegetarian dinner
21:00-22:00 Yoga NIdra
16-23 Sept 2023
Unwinding yoga retreat in a peaceful island town
Rich yoga program
2-3 minutes walk from the seafront
Accommodation in a beautiful private villa with pool and sauna
Healthy and tasty food prepared by our private retreat chef from the highest quality local ingredients
Many opportunities for different activities like visiting Dubrovnik Old Town, sailing, hiking, kayaking, etc.
PRICES PER PERSON
Early bird (before 1 April 2023)
Shared Double/Twin room: 1090 €
Single room: 1290 €
Shared Double/Twin room: 1190 €
Single room: 1390 €
7 nights' accommodation
Halfboard meals prepared by our chef
English speaking local staff
MORE INFO ABOUT OUR VENUE
There are 7 bedrooms located over 3 floors and one living area/lounge on the first floor with a fully equipped kitchen area. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped summer kitchen with lounge and dining area. Shaded patio on the top floor and the pool terrace on the ground floor are equipped with sun loungers, barbecue area and outside eating area under a shaded pergola.
At night the light sensors automatically switch on the subtle outside lights, lighting up the villa, the patio area and the pool providing a wonderful outside space for you to enjoy.
One of the two sandy beaches is only 3 minutes down from the villa near the harbour and the shops and restaurants.
The villa has been recently renovated, it's fully air conditioned and suited for 12 to 14 people. It can be enjoyed from April to October, each season offering something new..
The light is wonderful in April and in October ideal for painting and photography, walking and trekking. The sea changes colour in different light from aqua to cobalt blue and the rich greenery and high hills, covered in spring flowers offer a lovely, scenic back drop.
The orange blossom flowers fragrant the air offering a lovely ambiance on the terrace in April and May.
The walled garden offers a private area for sunbathing, swimming, yoga, painting, cooking or just simply sitting around chilling and chatting.
The heated pool at villa can be enjoyed all year round. It has a hydrotherapy massage and spa jets for your spa treatment after a brisk walk or a yoga session. Enjoy a sauna and a power shower afterwards and then relax over a fresh drink while watching the sun set over Sipan island opposite.
Airport transfers and ferry tickets
Alcoholic and special beverages
Deposit upon booking: 30%
Balance by August 20th 2023: 70%
Closest airport: Dubrovnik (45 min by car + 50 min by ferry)
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport: 50 € per car one way, can be shared between retreat participants
Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 14
Check in: from 16:00h
Check out: by 10:00h
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.
DAY ADVENTURE SAILING
Relax on a catamaran as you sail the Adriatic while gentle winds take you among the wonderful Croatian islands, their peaceful and romantic beaches, caves, cliffs and blue sea.
We will sail around two of the most beautiful islands of the Elaphiti Archipelago, well known for its natural beauty: Kolocep and Lopud.
These are some of Croatia’s most beautiful green islands – free of traffic, covered by forests and with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches.
Our one day sailing trip can be as active or as relaxing as you wish.
Your skipper will show you beautiful turquoise hidden spots perfect for swimming, snorkeling and jumping off rocks. You can go kayaking or paddelebording, go for a hike to the fortress on Lopud island or just relax on deck.
No previous sailing experience is necessary.
Kayaks, SUPs and snorkelling gear are available on request at no extra charge.
SIPAN ISLAND - WALKING, CYCLING OR SEA KAYAKING
Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands next to Lopud, characterised by a picturesque landscape, castles, churches, chapels and monasteries. A road with very little traffic connects two villages. Luka Sipanska at the far end of the island is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees which we will definitely visit and maybe even take a swim on the beach if we feel like it.
Depending on group preferences we will choose to explore the island on foot, by bike or in a kayak (or combine several activities).
Visit to the local hilltop farm with wonderful olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island is a must!
Of the 3 main Elafiti islands (along with Lopud and Sipan), Kolocep is the closest to Dubrovnik and the mainland. The two main villages on the island are Gornje (Upper) Celo and Donje (Lower) Celo.
Car-free, it’s a great place for relaxation and taking leisurely walks on the paths that criss-cross the island through its pine forests, before retiring for a few hours on one of the island’s sandy beaches.
Keen swimmers will delight in the island’s crystal clear waters, exploring the coves and sandy bays that have arisen due to the indented nature of the island.
The highlight of the island that we shouldn't miss is the Blue Cave that can be explored by swimming to and in it.
& 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 Lopud Island!