8 Day Hiking and Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Brač Island, Adriatic Sea
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Would you like to enrich your summer vacation with Ashtanga Yoga practice, mastering breathing techniques and deepening pelvic wisdom? — all led by amazing Justyna.
Join us in the Brač island and spent some quality time in a luxurious villa while discovering the Mediterranean coast.
You can expect intensive immersion into Ashtanga Yoga practice, workshops about breathing techniques, pelvic floor and Mula bandha wisdom, and deepening cyclic nature knowledge — all led by experienced yoga teacher, Justyna Jaworska.
We will be located in a designed villa with a pool in a remote village of Brač island and treat ourselves with healthy local food, hiking activities and island hopping to Hvar and Pakleni islands.
Each day you’ll be served with two typical Mediterranean meals, always fresh and local. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.
Day 1 — ARRIVAL + INTRODUCTION CIRCLE
It is a day for settling in your room and having free time till dinner. It is your time to ambient; checking your villa Gumoca and surroundings, having a walk in the vineyard and the garden, swim in the sea or visit village Mirca. After dinner, we will set intentions for the week and have an introduction circle.
Day 2 – YOGA + LEISURE + BREATHING WORKSHOP
After morning refreshment with tea, coffee and fresh juices, Justyna will hold outdoor Ashtanga yoga class. Following yoga time, our in-house chef will serve the brunch made of fresh and seasonal delicacies.
The afternoon is reserved for leisure activities, like massage, relaxing by the pool, swimming or simply reading the book and enjoying in the villa; your choice. After dinner, Justyna will hold workshops about the breath’s power and guide you into proper breathing techniques and how to apply them to our asana practice.
Day 3 – YOGA + HIKING GOLDEN CAPE
Our morning will start in the same way as in Day 2 and for the afternoon we have planned trekking (approx 2.5 hours) towards Mt Vidova Gora, the island’s highest peak. From there it’s possible to experience the birds view of the Golden Cape, Bol and the nearby islands of Hvar and Vis.
Afterwards, we will proceed downhill visiting Golden Cape and Bol, the most beautiful beach in Croatia and a protected natural area of the Adriatic coastline. This location is ideal for trying SUP, surfing or kiteboarding, and swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic sea. We will conclude the day’s adventure with a glass of good island wine at sunset. The dinner will be served in the house once we arrive back.
Day 4 – YOGA + LEISURE+ PELVIC FLOOR WORKSHOP
After energizing with our morning routine, you’ll have free time till dinner to explore the local village or relax in the villa’s aromatic garden. If you prefer more active time, optional could be a kayak tour. After dinner, Justyna will hold a workshop about the life of cyclic nature pelvic floor wisdom and the importance of Mula bandha in asana practice.
Day 5 – YOGA + ISLAND HOPPING HVAR & PAKLENI ISLANDS
Repetition is the mother of knowledge; says Zig Ziglar! After our morning routine with Justyna, we will embark on a boat trip towards majestic Hvar and the Pakleni islands.
Firstly we’ll visit Hvar, a location with charming Venetian architecture, numerous monasteries, famous fortress ‘Spanjola’, and excellent bars and restaurants. The second pitstop is the Hvar archipelago — Pakleni islands. Here we will have time to enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and refreshing with the ‘best cocktails on Earth’ at a famous beach bar ‘Laganini’. The dinner will be served in the house once we arrive back.
Day 6 – YOGA + LEISURE + LIFE CYCLES WORKSHOP
The 6th day will start with our usual healthy practice. The afternoon is reserved for leisure or discovering authentic villages and optionally attending cooking class with locals. After dinner, Justyna will hold a workshop about life of cyclic nature and their positive effects both in daily lives and in yoga practice.
Day 7 – YOGA + VISIT TO BLACA MONASTERY
We will persistently feed our last day on this adventure with our yoga practice and fresh local delicacies. In the afternoon we will visit a remote, cliff rock monastery from the 16th century where Hermits has lived till 1970. For more unique and magical details of Blaca monastery, you’ll have to have the patience for me to narrate it for you live and on the spot. Once we are back home, we will be again delighted with the homemade dinner.
Day 8 — RETURN HOME
And you’ll live wiser ever after! Thank you, and hope to see you very very soon.
The food is prepared from fresh and seasonal ingredients purchased from local farmers. We love to buy ingredients from small farmers and to support the local economy.
Our in-house chef provides two, mainly vegan or vegetarian meals a day — brunches and dinners. Gluten-free options are as well available. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the entire day.
‘Villa Gumonca‘ is a luxury beachfront vacation house in the peaceful village of Mirca, near Supetar, the central town of Brac island. The villa’s 250m² surroundings offer a breathtaking view of the sea and the mainland as well as of the fragrant eco gardens with direct access to a small pebble beach.
The path leading to the beach passes between a small vineyard and a garden featuring organic fruits, vegetables, and various Mediterranean herbs.
The outdoor seaside area features a large veranda on stone pillars that shades a dining table for 14, a wooden pool deck area with sun-beds, and a 24m² heated infinity swimming pool.
The 320 m² interiors are design furnished. The villa can accommodate up to 13 guests and consists of a 4 bedroom main house and 2 bedroom annex. On the house’s ground floor are 3 bedrooms with en-uite bathrooms, each with its small terrace.
On the first floor is a master bedroom which can accommodate up to 3 people. It has a big bathroom with a shower and jacuzzi bathtub for two. The guest annex and the main house are next to each other and connected with porches and terraces.
The annex consists of 2 more bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an additional gourmet kitchen. The shared space is a spacious living room with a TV set and fireplace, a dining area, and a long kitchen/bar island. ‘Villa Gumonca’ is an award-winning house and place of true wellbeing!
Twin shared Room
Triple Shared Room
Twin Room | PROMO • 1,290 € | REGULAR 1,390 €
*Triple Room | PROMO • 1,190 € | REGULAR • 1,290€
*Triple room is a master bedroom with jacuzzi – double bed + comfortable sofa
PROMO PRICE FOR THE FIRST 4 REGISTRATIONS
- 8 days & 7 nights in luxury designed villa
- 2 meals per day (brunch & dinners)
- Daily Ashtanga Yoga classes
- 3 workshops with Justyna
- Boat trip to Hvar & Pakleni islands
- Hiking to Mt. Vidova Gora & visiting Golden Cape
- Discovering Blaca Monastery
- All excursion transfers and entrance tickets
Does not include
- Kayak tour
- Bicycle rental
- Boat trip to Blue Cave
- Cooking class
- Wine tasting
- Olive oil tasting
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you make a “heart” connection with another human being. My mother and I made that connection with Sasha Dakic who led our tour through Croatia. Sasha was very competent in managing the mechanics and details of travel. We always felt well cared for as she anticipated our needs. She was passionate about sharing her country’s history and culture, especially the wonderful food!
Amanda Allen (USA)
A mix of yoga, good food, beautiful scenery, and an experience of freedom. The organizer is a very positive and inspiring person. I would personally recommend this.
— Barbara Bačac (CRO)
Having worked with Sasha in the past I can absolutely recommend her new venture to anyone! She is very caring, professional, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. If you love Yoga, great company and beautiful surroundings you will feel absolutely at home with Sasha and Fige Yoga Adventures.
Ola Szewczyk (POL)
How to get there
Please book your flight to arrive at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Split Airport (SPU).
From Split airport (SPU), you can book a private taxi (around 50 EUR) or take a shuttle bus (8 EUR) to Split. It is 30 minutes’ long drive to Split bus station and to the port.
From the port, take ferry to Supetar on Brač island. Ferry to Brač is one hour, and you can choose Jadrolinija or Krilo companies.
From Dubrovnik airport, take a taxi (30 EUR) or take a shuttle bus (8 EUR) to the main bus station. It is a few minutes’ walking distance from the port of Dubrovnik. From here, you can use Jadrolinija line or Krilo line to Bol, Brač. Departures are frequent and trip is a long 4.5 hours.
Feel free to contact Fige Yoga for any questions, they will gladly help you to organize your transfer. People arriving at similar times or together can be grouped in order to lower the cost of transfer. Just make sure to let them know your arrival time if and when you request an airport transfer.
Check in and check out times: 3pm/11 am