Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Summer in Croatia
15 - 21 June 2024
6 NIGHTS - ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT
with BELA LIPAT
Potomje, Pelješac Peninsula
“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” Rumi.
Discover the essence of Self through an enriching journey at our Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, nestled on the pristine shores of Croatia's Pelješac Peninsula, surrounded by lush greenery.
Join us for a week of traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice that will begin each morning with meditation, breathwork, and asana Mysore-style practice amidst the picturesque backdrop of Potomje.
In this idyllic location, where the coastline boasts crystal-clear turquoise waters and the hinterland unveils its majestic mountains, you'll embark on a transformative exploration of both the hidden treasures of Croatia and your personal yoga journey. Dive into the profound art and science of Yoga and rediscover the magic within.
Our villa sits on a hillside secluded and with panoramic views of the azure Mediterranean. A mere 100 meters down the hill, the sea beckons. Other pristine beaches are just a short 15-25 minute drive away.
Choose between our two inviting pools and a charming terrace, all offering breathtaking vistas of the captivating coastline, ensconced within the picturesque embrace of lush vineyards. It's the perfect setting to savor the present moment.
We provide complimentary WiFi and convenient parking for your ease. As we aim to maintain a clean and healthy environment, we kindly request no smoking on the property.
Step away from your worries, unwind, and open the door to moments of pure magic.
Join us for an enriching week of guided yoga practice with Bela Lipat, a KPJAYI/SYC Authorized Ashtanga Teacher, in a sanctuary of tranquility, rejuvenation, and release.
Pack your swimwear and yoga essentials, and join us for a retreat that transcends the ordinary. Treat yourself to an extraordinary week of yoga, meditation, pranayama, basking in the sun, sinking your toes in the sand, and experiencing transformative moments."
6 nights Accommodation
6 morning asana, meditation, pranayama sessions
4 Afternoon sessions: Philosophy 2x, Asana workshop 2x
6 Lacto-ovo Brunches
5 Lacto-ovo Dinners
Coffee and Tea available throughout the day
All meals prepared with love by your teacher
Please note - One afternoon/evening off to give way to a group activity or solo activity of your choice.
No afternoon class on the day of the Group Activity. Dinner out, on your own account.
• Check-in 5pm, check-out 10am
• Light dinner upon arrival, light breakfast at check-out
Twin share with ensuite bathroom with king or twin beds
1200e/person + 120e VAT = 1320euros/person - sold out
Twin share room with shared bathroom - with king size beds
1140e/person +114 VAT = 1254euros/person- sold out
Single room plus 150euros supplement on twin share rate.
One spot is available for a single student in a twin-share room - sold out
Email for more information and booking.
Deposit to secure your spot: 350euros/person.
Upon arrival, security deposit: 100euros/person.
Refundable at checkout, provided there are
no damages by student.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
The focus of this retreat is the practice of the Ashtanga Yoga method as taught in Mysore, South India by R. Sharath Jois. Each morning we will start the day with Meditation and Pranayama followed by the Ashtanga Yoga practice, Mysore style Ashtanga (self-practice), which is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga. Mysore classes mean the student practices at their own pace and progress through the asanas as and when they are ready, the teacher will go around the class offering one-on-one attention to each student and adjust when necessary. Requirement to attend this retreat: Sun Salutations and standing poses of Primary Series. Classes are taught in English. Please bring your own yoga mat and practice towels/rugs, and yoga blocks if you use them in your practice.
Mouna, or Silence, will be practiced daily until Brunch.
This retreat is designed to take you deeper into your practice, become more aware, more sensitive, and more receptive to the beauty in our lives. Enjoy nature, clean air and starry nights to recharge from your busy daily life.
Sample Daily schedule
• 6:45-9:30am Meditation, Breathwork, Asana practice
• 10am Brunch rest/relax/free time
• 16:00 – 17:30 Asana Workshop/ Philosophy
• 18:00 Dinner
Sample Schedule subject to change
Location and Accommodations
Note: If Pelješac is a wine peninsula, then Potomje is its centre. There are almost no
local families who are not engaged in viticulture and winemaking. Some of the most famous Croatian
winemakers live here. They will be delighted to open the doors of their cellars for you. Look, but don’t drink.
Remember, you are on a Yoga Retreat, and Yoga is a sadhana, a spiritual practice.
Potomje is located at an altitude of 320 meters above sea level, along the fertile Župa field, fifteen kilometres southeast of Orebić. It is in the interior of the peninsula, but it’s almost like it isn’t. For our group activity, if agreed upon, we can go to Orebić, a half-hour drive and take a ferry to the island of `Korcula. Dinner on this outing is not included in your retreat package.
The Villa has two pools across 2 stone villas. The villas are connected through a corridor.
Brunch and dinner will be lacto-ovo vegetarian. In case you have any food allergies or special diets, please let us know when booking and we will try our best to meet your needs.
Sign-up early to book your desired room!
Solo travellers: We try as much as possible to accommodate solo travelers in a shared double room, but if there is no one to share a room with, you may have to pay a single room supplement.
Confirmation of booking depends on receipt of your deposit.
Deposit to hold space (non-refundable) = 350euros
To Register/Book for the Retreat:
1. Send us an email to register
2. Wait for our e-mail confirmation with all payment instructions.
3. Submit your non-refundable deposit of 350€ to reserve your space.
4. Full payment must be completed no later than 15 April 2024
Send deposit/payments to:
IBAN: FI44 1544 3000 2826 52
Name: Maria Bela Lipat
ASHTANGA YOGA ROVANIEMI
Not Included in Retreat Package: Airfare, Additional Activities & Excursions, Baggage Fees, Trip Insurance, Tips & Gratuities, and Airport Transfers.
Our Cancellation Policy is in the Terms & Conditions page which can be found here.
Please note: Consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs, meat/seafoods are not allowed within the retreat setting. Cigarette smoking is allowed only in the parking lot, not in view of other student.
Fly to Dubrovnik, self-drive 2 hours to the villa in Potomje on the
Pelješac peninsula on the Dalmatian coast
Looking forward to our time together in Croatia!
Remember: Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in.
And this is the point of spiritual practice;
to make us teachable;
to open up our hearts and focus our awareness
so that we can see clearly what we are and live our best lives with care, compassion, and light!
“And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais nin