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Discover the beauty of Croatia on a luxury yoga retreat.

 

Yoga Retreat in Croatia | 2020 & 2021

19–26 September 2020
18–25 September 2021

We’re super excited about this one! We’ve added a brand new yoga retreat in Croatia in 2020 near the beautiful town of Rovinj, in the northern region of the country close to the Italian border. This is one of the most gorgeous areas of Croatia, with less commercialized tourism and an authentic local feel. Rovinj has a lovely harbor and old pedestrian town, charming squares and outdoor markets, a stunning coast, seaside cafés and delicious restaurants.

We’ll stay in large seaview rooms at a brand new 5* hotel on the coast that just opened last year, with a private beach, infinity pool, and a superb spa. And plenty of time to take a leisurely stroll into town just ten minutes away, bike rides along the coast, relax on gorgeous beaches, or take a boat trip to a nearby island.

Our yoga teachers Sarah Scott and Tania Brown will challenge you but will also give you modifications so you can practice at your own pace. They will help you deepen your practice and give you teachings you can take home with you to continue practicing after the yoga retreat. Sarah is teaching in 2020, and Tania is teaching in 2021.

We love good food and enjoy wine with dinner, we don’t have any restrictions and don’t mind if you sleep in, it’s all part of the holiday! And we’ll be there with you to plan day trips and group dinners, and take care of all the logistics so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Croatia Yoga Retreat
Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day by the sea
  • 5* modern hotel
  • Large seaview rooms
  • Spa treatments
  • Private beach
  • No rules, no strict schedules
  • Warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Delicious healthy meals
  • Day trips to gorgeous beaches
  • Charming town nearby

Croatia Yoga Retreat Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day by the sea
  • 5* modern hotel
  • Large seaview rooms
  • Spa treatments
  • Private beach
  • No rules, no strict schedules
  • Warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Delicious healthy meals
  • Day trips to gorgeous beaches
  • Charming town nearby

To book or find out more about our luxury yoga retreat in Croatia, contact Laura:

What to expect

We’ll practice yoga twice a day, with an active Vinyasa flow class in the morning and an afternoon Yin yoga class, and all yoga levels are welcome. But we also believe that the holiday part is as important as the yoga part. So there’s plenty of time to relax and explore the area. Two of us will be there to show you around and take care of everything.

Our groups are normally 10-15 people from all over the world. We enjoy eating out at delicious restaurants, we eat and drink what we like, we’ll plan day trips to beaches and nearby towns, but completely understand if you just want to relax by the pool with a book. Many people join us on their own, it’s your time out so everything is optional, including the yoga classes. If you feel tired and want to skip a class – we won’t judge!

The weather in Rovinj is perfect in September – warm enough to go for swims and eat at the lovely outdoor restaurants, but not too hot so we can still practice yoga outdoors. The ideal time of year to visit this wonderful part of Croatia.

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sunset in rovinj on a luxury yoga retreat in croatia

Prices

19–26 September 2020
18–25 September 2021

Shared room per person: UK £1780
Single-occupancy room: UK £2150

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Price includes:

  • Morning 1.5 hr Vinyasa classes
  • Evening 1 hr Yin yoga classes
  • 5* modern hotel
  • 7 nights in a seaview room
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Private beach with sunbeds
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Two reps to plan day trips & dinners
  • Gym and fitness classes

Price includes

  • Morning 1.5-hour Vinyasa yoga
  • Evening 1-hour restorative yoga
  • 5* modern hotel
  • 7 nights in seaview rooms
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Private beach with beds and umbrellas
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Two reps to plan trips & dinners
  • Gym and fitness classes

Luxury Accommodation

5* Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

We’re hosting our yoga retreat in Croatia at the 5* Grand Park Hotel Rovinj – a brand new modern hotel located by the the seafront with a private beach, and just a few minutes walk into Rovinj town. We’ll be staying in large Premium Seaview rooms with terraces and beautiful views out to the islands and town.

The hotel has an infinity pool, an indoor sports pool, an outdoor relaxation pool, as well as a cool plunge pool. The high-end spa offers a wide variety of pampering treatments, several saunas and steamrooms, as well a lovely relaxation area after your treatment.

There’s also a well-equipped gym and personal trainers on site, bike rentals, kayaks and paddle boards, tennis courts and fitness classes.

The food is delicious as well – there are four international restaurants, as well as three bars and cafés, some in the hotel and some along the promenade and marina.

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Local Cuisine

The food in Rovinj is influenced by the proximity to Italy and by the fresh seafood and fish sourced locally – so you can expect the best. You’ll find Croatian ‘fuzi’ pasta dishes with truffles and various sauces, as well as grilled squid and grilled sea bass and grouper. Fresh local olive oil is used in many dishes, on fresh vegetables and salads. And the home-made gelato is delicious – it’s a foodie heaven! Croatia has also some very nice wines, especially the dry white variety.

Eat and drink what you like

You can eat and drink what you like on our yoga retreats – we don’t have any restrictions, in fact we encourage you to try out all the options from vegetarian to fish, meat, casseroles. All healthy, delicious, Mediterranean food with pure natural local ingredients.

We’ll have a large buffet breakfast after yoga, with many choices including eggs, pancakes and toasts, fruit juices, veggies, fresh fruits and cheeses, yoghurts. This keeps us going for most of the afternoon, but some people enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack.

We’ll plan a group dinner at a different restaurant each evening. We’ll take the group into Rovinj town some evenings, and other evenings we’ll eat at one of the restaurants near the hotel.

The buffet breakfast / brunch is included in the price. We purposefully didn’t include snacks and dinners so everyone can decide what they like to eat and spend accordingly, rather than have pre-set dinners at the hotel which would be more expensive. You only pay for what you eat and drink, there are many nice restaurants and they’re very reasonably priced.

Where we are going

Where is the yoga retreat located?

Our yoga retreat in Croatia is located near the stunning town of Rovinj in Istria – a beautiful region on the northern part of Croatia, close to the Italian border (see Rovinj on a map). It’s less commercialized than other parts of the country and still maintains a very authentic Croatian feel.

Our 5* hotel is located on the coast, about a 10 minute walk into Rovinj town, with lovely views of the bay and the nearby islands. There are plenty of things to see and do – gorgeous beaches, towns, hiking, cycling, shopping, watersports, boat trips. You can stroll the streets of Rovinj or take the hotel’s complimentary boat ride to one of the nearby islands.

About Rovinj town in Croatia

Rovinj is a charmingly picturesque town with narrow, cobbled streets leading up to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline. It has a beautiful harbor with lively cafés and restaurants, galleries and an active fishing port.

The town was originally an island, but 250 years ago the narrow channel which separated it from the mainland was filled in. We’ll stroll into town often for dinner, walk along the harbor and promenade, and wander around the tangled cobbled streets – it’s a must-see!

What yoga means to us

Yoga is at the heart of our retreats, and we offer the real deal. You’ll definitely get a good workout, but the goal of the physical practice is to challenge you physically so you can begin to let go and quiet the mind. That’s what yoga is all about – calming the mind. And that’s what we teach on our yoga retreats. You will feel re-energized and restored both physically and mentally.

Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga

We offer two yoga classes a day on our yoga retreat in Croatia: a morning Vinyasa flow class to get your heart going, and a slower Yin class in the afternoons. Both classes are suitable for all levels.

What is Vinyasa? What is Yin Yoga?

Your yoga teachers and host

Sarah Scott and Tania Brown

Sarah Scott and Tania Brown are our teachers on our yoga retreat in Croatia. Sarah will be teaching in 2020, and Tania will be teaching in 2021. They will modify classes for all levels so you can practice at your own pace, and will also offer more challenging poses for the more advanced.

Laura will also be there to make sure everything runs smoothly, to organize day trips and group dinners. Find out more about them:

Find out more about our teachers: Meet the Team

A Typical Day

We’ll practice yoga twice a day, with plenty of time to relax on the beach, take a day trip, and indulge at the spa:

 

8:30–10am:
Vinyasa yoga class
10–11am:
Breakfast
11am–5pm:
Free time, beach, spa
5–6pm:
Yin yoga class
Evening:
Dinner in Rovinj town or nearby

Activities & Excursions

There’s plenty to do in between yoga classes:

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Day trips

Explore the medieval towns in central Istria, the amphitheatre in Pula, the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, or the Baredine cave. Or take a boat excursion around the Rovinj archipelago and the Brijuni National Park.

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Shopping

Spend an afternoon strolling Rovinj and venture into boutique shops selling local delicacies, jewelry, dresses, hats and ceramics. Wander around the old pedestrian part of town filled with local artisan shops.

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Cycling

There are many cycling trails – some are paved and some are off-road, and some along the gorgeous coast. Rent a bike at the hotel and explore the area away from cars and crowds.

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Spa

Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment, get pampered with a facial or a massage and give your body some well-deserved attention.

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Venice

Visit Venice on a day trip from Rovinj, take a gondola ride down the canals and islands, and have a coffee on the gorgeous St. Mark’s square.

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Beachtime

Take a complimentary boat to one of the beaches on nearby islands, or simply lounge on the hotel’s private beach.

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What people are saying

Thank you once again for a perfect holiday, I felt totally looked after, which is what I wanted from the holiday – nothing for me to organise, think about or worry about.

Margaret, Shropshire

What people are saying

What a wonderful week! As a yoga newbie I thoroughly enjoyed Lizi’s classes, the setting was stunning and the group was such good company. The day trip was so worth it, and having the benefit of your knowledge Laura and your organisation was priceless. The restaurants every night were amazing and the food was stunning. I loved the setup with yoga in the mornings and afternoons with time to chill during the day – I wouldn’t change anything. Thank you again.

Charlotte, London

What people are saying

I had a wonderful week with all of you in Sicily. The yoga was fantastic, the food sublime and the conversations and company best of all. A truly first class retreat. Will recommend this trip to everyone I know, peace and love to all you beautiful people!

Jag, Toronto

What people are saying

Excellent yoga classes and a fun holiday with a great group of people. Beautiful location, perfect organization, relaxing days at the beach and delicious food. I want to go back!

Marina, Milano

What people are saying

I’ve been on yoga holidays before but this was the first one to strike the right balance of uplifting and restorative yoga mixed with fun evenings and plenty of time to relax. Thanks Laura and Holly for a fantastic week in Mykonos, I’ll certainly be back.

Jules, London

What people are saying

I had a fantastic time in Sicily, it was way beyond expectations and I can’t thank Laura and Sarah enough. The group was great fun, I particularly enjoyed our evenings out in Ortigia!

Margaret, London

What people are saying

Laura, the holiday was a wonderful experience for me. I was hesitant about coming alone, and I’m so happy that I did. I came home feeling completely energised and recharged from the yoga, both physically and personally. I thought it was brilliantly organised, and for me it was perfectly calibrated between being sufficiently structured and also giving me enough time away from the group. Sarah, thank you so much for your brilliant teaching during the holiday, your wit and warmth made me look forward to each lesson every day. There is a lot that I have carried with me from your teaching and guidance. I would definitely like to come again, and have been recommending it to all my friends.

Georgina, London

What people are saying

I did not for a moment expect to find myself among such a warm, engaging and interesting gathering of people, it’s been a special week and I wish I could be taking you all home with me! Much love and safe travels.

Margaret, London

What people are saying

My dear Laura, I would really like to thank and appreciate you for the wonderful week in Mykonos, like I told you before leaving, there’s nothing that could have been done better. You topped my expectations and I think everyone’s in the group as well. You gave me an unforgettable week! The restaurants, hotel, club etc…. was well planned, and the yoga classes were ideal for all levels, which made it easier for some of us who were beginners. You’re an amazing woman with a brilliant business concept! I’m looking forward to the next Retreat…. Till then, Gwen

Gwen, Berlin

What people are saying

I had to enter the plane horizontal, I was so laid back I couldn’t stand! I have many great memories. Laura, your work in conceiving and planning the trip was outstanding, as was your continuous presence and availability. I always felt in safe hands.

Susan, London

What people are saying

A BIG thank you for reintroducing me back into yoga. Sarah what an amazing teacher you are. I’ll never be able to say “slowly” and “exhale” again without hearing your voice. From the one that wasn’t going to do much yoga!

Sue, Oxford

What people are saying

Yoga Escapes designs exceptional holiday experiences centred around yoga. Laura, the multi lingual founder, researches every last detail from the best corner of each 5 star hotel to practice each day to amazing eateries each evening and anything in between. Essentially you are able to completely switch off on arrival and entrust your well being is her top priority so you can just lean in….. The absence of stressful decision making is removed and replaced with carefully considered, nuanced options for you to point at and say yes please or no thank you. It is rare to find such a warm, discreet professional at the top of her game. Bravo and thank you.

Rebecca, London

What people are saying

What a truly fantastic holiday, so great meeting all of you, huge thanks to Laura for your great organization and your kindness, and to Holly for your amazing yoga and beach fun. I’ll definitely keep doing yoga to be ready for next year’s trip! xoxo

Anna, Munich

What people are saying

I had an amazing yoga holiday with all of you and feel relaxed and refreshed! The hotel was beautiful, the beaches gorgeous, the food was delicious. The yoga was great – I can’t believe all the poses you got me to do!

Alison, London

What people are saying

Thank you very much Laura for the great holiday, we really enjoyed it and Sarah is a brilliant teacher. There’s nothing we’d change about the yoga retreat. We particularly enjoyed all the classes, swimming in the pool and sea, and the staff in hotel were very welcoming. Eating out as per last year was to a high standard and we enjoyed the chats and the gelato after! Again thank you and Sarah for the lovely holiday and inspiration.

Trish & Seamus, Dublin

What people are saying

Our week in Mykonos with Yoga Escapes exceeded all expectations. To practise yoga in front of a beautiful Greek church with a full 180 view of the sea and soft breeze in your face is one of the most idyllic things in the world. Tania was an incredible patient teacher who added to the whole 5* luxury experience, if you want to transport yourself to a relaxed yoga heaven for a week this is the place!

Sian, London

What people are saying

A great holiday – yoga, hotel, setting were all excellent, but most important in making this special were Laura and Holly. Laura planned everything with a personal touch and made everyone feel thoroughly relaxed.

Bernard, Amsterdam

What people are saying

The best part of the day was our Yin yoga class at sunset. I’ve never felt so calm and grounded, my crazy hectic life back in New York seemed miles away. Thank you for a wonderful yoga retreat.

Mark, New York

What people are saying

It was wonderful to get to spend last week with all of you. Great company, gorgeous weather, fab yoga…what a great way to remind myself of how brilliant holidays are. I’ve really been missing out!

Lisa, London

What people are saying

A real luxury and exactly what I needed right now in my life, I feel like I’ve had a week-long full body yoga massage! This is a yoga retreat with a difference, what a fantastic experience.

Kate, Cape Town

Getting to Rovinj in Croatia

Rovinj in Croatia can be reached by airplane, the closest airport is Pula Airport. The hotel is about 30 minutes by taxi from the airport. Once we have everyone’s flight details, we will put you in touch to share a taxi with others arriving at the same time.

For the September 2020 retreat, plan to arrive at some point on the 19 September 2020, we’ll have a group dinner that evening for those who can make it, and yoga classes will start the next morning. The last class will be on the afternoon of the 25 September, and people will leave throughout the day on the 26 September.

For the September 2021 retreat, plan to arrive at some point on the 18 September 2021, we’ll have a group dinner that evening for those who can make it, and yoga classes will start the next morning. The last class will be on the afternoon of the 24 September, and people will leave throughout the day on the 25 September.

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