Health, Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia 17th – 25th September

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”The best vacation I have ever had, truly exceeded my expectations. From the second I was greeted off the ferry by the beautiful Mojca to our final see you soon was a life changing experience for me. The location and the accommodation was stunning, the attention to detail in my room to make me feel more relaxed and at home was beautiful. Mojca was not only an amazing yoga teacher but a beautiful person and great company and Dan, you nourished my soul with your amazing food and your passion for healthy living. I learned so much from both Mojca and Dan, the world is a better place for having people like them in it.” Edel O’carroll from Ireland

This holistic wellbeing retreat in Mljet Island will nourish, nurture and inspire your body, mind and spirit. It will create a platform on which you will be able to build on once when your return home, so that you can continue implementing positive changes and create a balanced and healthy lifestyle in your daily life.

You will experience the joy of a yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises. The healthy cooking classes are led by a macrobiotic chef whose love and knowledge of nutritional, healthy, organic food is truly exceptional.

You will also join hiking trips with stunning views of the island, the unspoiled and serene environment of the national park, and be surrounded by an abundance of thick green lushes forest of pine trees, enchanting turquoise salty lakes, crystal clear blue seas and breathtaking nature.

The schedule is designed in a way that every day is a new experience. In the evening tea time, you can discuss and reflect on the experiences you’ve had throughout the day. A great way to relax, meet new people and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.

You will discover all the joys of the Mediterranean and have a lot of fun in the process! The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the most authentic sights, flavours and experiences of Croatia.

Accommodation

The retreat will take place in an old stone village right above the lakes and the national park. Each participant will have its own beautiful apartment or its own cottage house – all the accommodation is in the stone houses which were charmingly restored and designed to be very comfortable.

They all have heating, air-conditioning, as well as free Wi-Fi. All the accommodation is placed 10 to 50 meters away from the main house where yoga, meals, and cooking workshops will take the place.

Teacher & Retreat Host

Mojca Bajt is an experienced and passionate yoga teacher. She has a unique ability to naturally inspire a deeper understanding of the flow of breath, movement, and mindful connections in yoga. In her classes, she teaches her students to be in the present moment, to explore themselves, and to empower themselves.

She challenges you to increase your physical flexibility and strength, in order to transform them into inner strength, balance, harmony, and joy. Her yoga and meditation classes are suitable for everyone, from beginner to experienced yogi.

Cuisine

You will be enjoying three meals per day. Each meal consists of a healthy, seasonal, organic vegetarian/vegan/raw food along with freshly prepared healthy, homemade raw snack delights, detox juices and evening herbal tea.

The experienced chef who’s love and knowledge of healthy foods is exceptional (and he always loves to share it with the participants!), will concentrate on nutritional, healthy value of the locally grown fresh mediterranean food and will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch.

Additionally, since the retreat location is on the Mediterranean coast with its fresh catch-of-the-day, fish and seafood can be occasionally served upon your request or during the culinary tour.

Fruit and vegetables served during your stay will be a locally-grown, seasonal, organic foods from a small local ecological farms and gardens, combined with Mediterranean freshly picked herbs. Meanwhile the served bread will be homemade using ecological flour, and the cheese will be supplied by a local goat farmers. The cold pressed extra virgin ecological olive oil from Korcula is also used to supplement the meal.

Yoga classes

You will able to attend morning yoga classes every day and, while strengthening your body, you will be balancing your mind. The morning session will be an energising, dynamic practice of one hour and 30 minutes for a wonderful start of the day. The morning practice will include Surya Namaskar – sun salutations.

The one-hour evening yoga session is designed with a more restorative, calmer approach to end and reflect on your day. This session may include pranayama, restorative yoga, Yin yoga, and Yoga Nidra. The available yoga and meditation classes are suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced yogis.

They consist of the fusion of various yoga styles, including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, and elements of Kundalini, and they use breathing techniques, such as pranayama. Each session has time devoted to meditation, self-awareness, and consciousness.

Cooking classes

Our chef was asked over and over again during the retreats if he would be willing to show participants how they can prepare themselves some of the delicious and nutritious healthy foods that he is making. Therefore we have decided to include cooking classes into this retreat.

You will learn how to make few simple foods from the scratch such as healthy organic flatbreads, gluten-free bread, healthy nutritious raw breakfast, raw cake, healthy spreads, fermented foods, and healthy ice creams.

Afterwards, you will be able to make all of this foods at home, so that you can continue the healthy eating after you return home.

You will learn about the nutritional value of foods, and how to implement the use of herbs in your cooking, so that it can help you to support your wellbeing and health long after you have returned home. There will be a fun class on how to make a traditional healthy local pasta from scratch, led by a local woman.

Cuisine

You will be enjoying three meals every day. Each meal consists of healthy, seasonal, organic, vegetarian, vegan or raw food along with freshly prepared homemade raw snack delights, detox juices and evening herbal tea. The experienced chef has a true love and deep knowledge of healthy food.

He is exceptional and always loves to share his knowledge with the participants. He will concentrate on the nutritional, healthy value of the locally grown, fresh Mediterranean food and will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals with a Mediterranean touch.

Please note that during this retreat, there will be no sugar used in foods, as well as no meat or alcohol. Fruit and vegetables served during your stay will be locally-grown, seasonal, organic foods from small local ecological farms and gardens, which will be combined with freshly picked Mediterranean herbs.

Additionally, since the retreat location is on the Mediterranean coast, fish can be occasionally served upon request or during the culinary tour. Bread will be homemade, using ecological flour, and the cheese will be supplied by local goat farmers. The cold pressed extra virgin ecological olive oil from Korcula Island will be used as well to supplement the meals.

One of the hikes will be followed by fresh fish or veggies lunch, from the garden to table, at the small local taverna next to the lake, run by the local fishermen and his wife. You will not only enjoy great food but will also take in the amazing surroundings with your table perched next to the lake.

Retreat Price

Prices are in Euros

Private Apartment -Single Occupancy
€2097

​Shared stone house – 2 separate bedrooms and shared bathroom, living room and kitchen – double occupancy
€1695

​SPECIAL PRICE OFFER

Private apartment – for couples or a couple of friends or family members
€3195

Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 9 days guidance of the retreat leader
  • 16 yoga sessions, with Pranayama (breathing exercises), and Meditation
  • Healthy nutritious seasonal holistic vegetarian, vegan, and raw food breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Detox juices and herbal teas
  • Daily morning energising yoga classes and evening restorative yoga classes
  • Walking excursions around National Natural Park of Mljet
  • Healthy organic cooking classes – learn how to prepare simple healthy, nutritious meals – led by our Ayurvedic chef who is also holistic nutritionist
  • Booklet with Chef’s recipes.
  • Learning how to implement Mediterranean herbs and its culinary and medical benefits
  • Tours around the island of Mljet
  • Daily entrance tickets to the national park.
  • Hikes
  • Adventures trip to Odysseus Sea Cave, with swimming in the cave, and meditation on the cliffs surrounding the cave.
  • Alfresco Lunch in a stunning surrounding of olive grove, on a small organic farm.
  • Boat visit to exceptional beautiful St.Mary’s islet in the middle of one of the faulty lakes, with Benedictine monastery dating to 12th century, with picnic organic lunch
  • Movie night – a documentary about the history of Mljet and reaches fauna and flora
  • Transfer from and to the port of Mljet to and from the accommodation​

What to pack

* Hiking shoes, sneakers or any kind of comfortable shoe in which you will be able to walk.
* Swimwear
* Beach towel
* Something to cover your head in warm midday sun; cap, hat, scarf
* A light wind jacket for a boat ride/or some piece of clothing with long sleeves
* Sunblock (if you dislike to use “main stream” sunblocks, maybe consider making your own from organic/natural ingredients )
* Bring along your yoga mat

Not included

  • Accident and travel insurance
  • Airfare to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik sea port
  • Ferry tickets from and to Dubrovnik sea port to and from Mljet sea port

Booking

Fill in the booking form to make an enquiry or booking for this retreat in Mljet Island. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.

Additional information

Reserve Your Spot

Private single apartment for one person: £1295, Private double room (for 2 persons, couples – couple of friends): £2075, Shared stone house – 2 separate bedrooms and shared bathroom, living room and kitchen – double occupancy: £1295

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