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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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beach in croatia on a luxury yoga retreat
marina in rovinj croatia on a yoga retreat
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* Hotel and Spa
  • 7 nights in a seaview room
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Private beach with sunbeds
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Gym and fitness classes
  • Boat shuttle into town
  • A rep on site to plan trips & dinners

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
  • Boat shuttle into town
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Gym and fitness classes
  • Rep on site to plan trips & dinners

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:

brijuni national park on a yoga retreat in croatia

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.

beach on a yoga retreat in croatia

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 for making the holiday so easy for us all, we really didn’t have to do anything but turn up at the right times – a real treat! I would love to do another yoga retreat with you later in the year.

Sally, Stockbridge

What people are saying

I enjoyed every minute of this week with all of you in Sicily and I miss you all! I look forward to our next retreat next year in Greece!

Béné, Geneva

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

I want to be back to Greece or anywhere Yoga Escapes has a retreat! The best memories ever!

Viviane, Los Angeles

What people are saying

It’s been an amazing week in so many ways – thanks to all you folks for making it so very special – take good care!

Janet, New Zealand

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

Arrived home safely. Thank you Laura for being the perfect host, and to Holly for making me love yoga all the more. And to all you beautiful yogis for your shared energy and stories. Love

Sophie, Liverpool

What people are saying

Wonderful yoga, gorgeous hotel, great company, hope to meet again on another of Laura’s super retreats!

Trudie and Emma, Buckingham

What people are saying

This holiday was a great experience and treat for my big birthday, the small group made it even more special, you were able to get to know each other easily.

Meg, London

What people are saying

We were led by a fantastic gracious yoga teacher – Holly. We left all our worries behind in the very capable hands of our worldly knowledgeable Caprice dancing captain – Laura – who made everything appear so seamless. This is not an easy task!

Ilene, New York

What people are saying

I was so looking forward to our week in Mykonos and I wasn’t disappointed. A beautiful location, stunning views, lovely hotel, good company, and really enjoyed the yoga.

Sally, Hampshire

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

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

It was such a special experience to practice yoga on our terrace by the sea. Being back in the city with the noise of cars, telephone calls, client requests, I can breathe and remember this beauty and peaceful view.

Simone, Berlin

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

It’s been a great week with great people and I hope you can all carry a little piece of Sicilian yoga serenity into the rest of your lives… love Caroline.

Caroline, Newcastle

What people are saying

I am still raving about our beautiful week in Mykonos. Fab hotel, great views, loved the rooms and sea view. The yoga was excellent and Lizi was a real inspiration. Really felt like a week of therapy and was really what I needed – would even go as far as saying quite life changing! Laura your organisation of the week was exceptional and you took us to some wonderful restaurants with amazing food. Will definitely book again for next year! Susie

Susie, London

What people are saying

Thank you again Laura for such a lovely week. It truly exceeded all my expectations! I really enjoyed the way the yoga classes were built up during the week and also just the organization of it all. Truly well executed! It really made a difference for me that everything was optional and there was a lot of free time, and that you could join the activities and plans that you wanted to. I also must say your follow-ups from the initial communication were excellent! All in all just a wonderfully organized holiday that I would highly recommend to everyone I know!

Tove, Norway

What people are saying

I miss the group a lot, can’t wait to attend another retreat. I’ll see all those who are up for drinks in London in July. Keep dancing!!

Sharon, 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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