7 Day Taste Of Hvar Culture And Yoga Retreat In Croatia

Summary

Take part in a sensory-stimulating yoga experience that offers a deep-dive into the holistic nature of Hvar Island customs, culture, and cuisine. 

Enjoy a daily yoga sadhana as the basis for connecting to yourself and each of your senses consciously.

Under the expert guidance you will learn about and experience first-hand the local harvesting traditions, as well as how to create delicious Dalmatian cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Your hands-on work will be rewarded with a visit to the local production facilities, where you will sample a variety of the event theme's products. To top off the experience, you'll visit cultural venues and happenings related to the harvesting theme.

After the daily Yoga Sadhana and Brunch sessions have concluded, you'll set off on a daily adventure to enjoy:

1. (Monday) a visit to a local museum, boutique galleries, and product stands, where you will learn more about how the theme product (lavender, grapes or olives) has been an integral part of Hvar Island's cultural heritage throughout the ages.

2. (Tuesday) a 2-hour harvesting adventure, where you will enjoy the meditative and mindful experience of picking lavender, grapes, or olives.

3. (Wednesday and Friday) a cooking workshop where you will learn to prepare local dishes in both traditional and non-traditional ways using island-sourced ingredients.

4. (Thursday) a visit to the product-making facility where you will learn about how lavender oil, wine or olive oil is made according to local traditions and how these traditions have evolved over time

​5. The opportunity to dine out in two of the island's finest restaurants: a seafood restaurant (on Wednesday) and in a Konoba - a traditional Dalmatian restaurant - (on Friday), so you can sample authentic dishes in a classic Hvar Island settings. (The restaurant meals are not included in the package price, expect to pay between 25-45 euro for a 3-course meal and a glass of local table wine, depending on what you order.)

​The retreat package price includes -


Ambient facilities and accommodation that help you rest & reflect 

Twice daily fresh and nurturing "Dalma-Veg" meals (two of these meals will be prepared together)

Free water, mineral water, tea, and herbal drinks at each meal, a daily helping of seasonal fruits & treats

Free access to tea corners w/organic herbs 

Culinary workshop (Wednesday & Friday)

Free WiFi, Free access to library of books, magazines, music, films, games & art supplies, Free use of a beach towel & foam mat, Essential toiletries

A free consultation with our holistic lifestyle coach

Sacred opening & closing ceremonies

Chakra test to assess your overall state of being

A fully-integrated daily Yoga Sadhana practice 

A Satsang on the connection between yoga & the senses 

A mid-week meditation

A program manual with daily inspiration & journaling questions to help you focus on key aspects of yourself and your life each day

Free use of a Yoga Kit

Conceptualized daily outings to gorgeous towns, villages & beaches

Free transfers from & to the Stari Grad Port

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Retreat

Hvar Island, Croatia

Styles

  • General
  • Hatha
  • Restorative
  • Vinyasa
  • Dynamic
  • Power

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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Food

The retreat organisers ensure that the guests will have the best retreat experience in Hvar island as possible by providing them with great programs, and healthy meals that will feed your hungry souls and nourish your appetites. All meals are predominantly made up from fresh, organic, locally produced island ingredients (often our own), and are prepared and served with love and simplicity.

A light welcome snack of fresh seasonal fruit and nuts (or perhaps local cheese, bread and spreads) awaits you in this journey, followed by a dinner and Welcome Circle in the evening. 

Spend your weekday brunches in the beautiful garden after a long and fun yoga practice. Brunch usually consists of fresh seasonal fruit, nuts, warm and cold cereals, fresh farm eggs, local bread and/or pastries, veggie and cheese spreads, yogurt and milk, organic rice and almond milk. Dinners served from Monday to Thursday, usually consist of a soup and a salad starter, followed by a main dish. 

A self-service breakfast buffet is offered on Saturday mornings prior to the Closing Circle and 10.45 checkout time, to ensure that you depart from the retreat well nourished for your journey ahead.

Local tap water, mineral water, herbal tea (and home-made organic cordials, when available) are provided with each meal. As a safe shelter from addictive substances, the venue's policy is to NOT serve coffee, but you may bring your own emergency supply along, if necessary, or perhaps savor in an occasional cup of the local brew in the town cafes when the need or mood strikes.

Inclusions

  • Yoga Props
  • Mats
  • Accommodation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • 2 Meals
  • Meditation
  • Tour
  • Vegan
  • Equipment
  • Facilities Access
  • Local Shuttle
  • WiFi Internet

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Accommodations

Private Room/ Shared Bath at Suncokret Dream Body and Soul Retreat Center

Private Room/ Shared Bath

This cottage features 3 single rooms with a warm and grounding atmosphere, perfect for a truly relaxing retreat experience. The rooms are equipped with fans and space heaters, located on the upper floor of the main retreat cottage. Rooms 1 and 3 offer a single bed and Room 2 comes complete with a double bed, perfect for individuals who require a larger mattress size. There is an air-conditioning and heating unit in the common living areas.

A spacious house bathroom located on the ground floor (up to 3 guests sharing) is reserved for residential guests only. The ground floor also features the main retreat living & dining area, which is open to all retreat participants until 10 pm. The enclosed garden, with dining and lounge areas, is located here as well as the outdoor yoga terrace.

Mini Suite W/Bathroom at Suncokret Dream Body and Soul Retreat Center

Mini Suite w/Bathroom

The Ether Cottage is a light, bright and white attic space with two private adjacent rooms providing you a cozy and relaxing retreat experience in Dol Sveta Ana, Croatia. These elegant and beautiful, newly-built attic rooms each come equipped with private, en-suite bathrooms and en-suite air-conditioning/heating and fans.

This "Mini Suite" features a convertible single-double bed. Together with like minded souls, all the participants will share an indoor kitchenette & outdoor terrace lounge, and have easy access to the indoor yoga loft space with lounge corner and spiritual library.

Master Suite W/Bathroom at Suncokret Dream Body and Soul Retreat Center

Master Suite w/Bathroom

The "Master Suite," is furnished with a set of twin beds (90 x 200 cm.), which can be placed together to form a double bed, and is an ideal choice for two friends traveling together or for couples who prefer not to share a bathroom with other retreat members.

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Reviews

Hvar Island, Croatia

Being one of the oldest places on the Hvar island, Dol is a small, quiet and picturesque village filled with old stone houses and surrounded by pine trees and cultivated fields. Stone paved courtyards, taverns, village churches and chapels, green landscapes and meditative silence disturbed only by an occasional bird chirping makes this peaceful village a fairytale kind of place. 

Dol is spread across two valleys – Dol of St. Mary in the west and Dol of St. Anna in the east. A beautiful green hillock with the church of St. Michael the Archangel on its top divides the two valleys. This neighborhood remains unpopulated much of the year, providing deep peace and tranquility for tourists. During summer months, however, the village tends to fill up with holidaymakers, including natives taking up residence in their ancestral summer cottages that have been in the family for generations. 

The village features two local restaurants and a local cafe with WIFI access within walking distance from the retreat. There are no shops, banks or ATM's, and post offices, so please plan ahead, though there is plenty of pure nature with inviting footpaths to explore and unlimited supplies of fresh air to help you relax and disconnect from the stresses of city life. 

Venue   Suncokret Dream Body and Soul Retreat Center
Suncokret Dream Body and Soul Retreat Center, Venue for 7 Day Taste of Hvar Culture and Yoga Retreat in Croatia

Enjoy your stay Suncokret's charming complex of restored farm cottages for a homey, authentic Dalmatian experience during your retreat time.

Located only minutes away from the island's major attractions, yet peacefully tucked away from bustling tourist towns, St. Anna provides an ideal escape from ordinary life to an extraordinary organic haven.

Situated in the east valley of Dol in Hvar island, Dol Sveta Ana is often compared to Provence and Tuscany, with its sprawling vineyards, noble olive groves, fragrant lavender plantations, fertile fields, and charming stone cottages, so eloquently framed by the distant blue sea and open sky. The village is brought to life by the colorful sounds of friendly sun-kissed locals and their range of hearty farm animals going about their day-to-day lives.

Located only minutes away from the island's major attractions, yet peacefully tucked away from bustling tourist towns, St. Anna provides an ideal escape from ordinary life to an extraordinary organic haven.


The nearest town, Stari Grad, is located 2 km. from Suncokret. The journey to Stari Grad takes about 40-minutes on foot, 10-15 minutes by bike, and only 5-minutes by scooter or car (rental options available in Stari Grad).

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