8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia 18th – 25th September
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This 8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia 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 healthy life style in your daily life.
During this retreat you will experience the joy of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises. The healthy cooking classes are led by our 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, lakes and sea and to Odysseus’ cave.
You will be spoiled and nurtured by our chef who will cater for your needs with love and care. Our holistic wellbeing yoga retreat is a short training that will help you start a balanced, healthy lifestyle and it is also a great way to relax, meet new people and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.
We only accommodate a small number of participants, in order for us to be able to serve you in the best possible way and to care of each of participants needs as well as to give everyone the personal attention that is needed during yoga classes as well as cooking classes.
The schedule is designed in a way that every day is a new experience. At the evening tea time, you can discuss and reflect on the experience that you had throughout the day.
Experience the lush, peaceful, unspoiled and serene environment of National nature park. You will find yourself surrounded by abundance of green thick lushes forest of pine trees, enchanting turquoise salty lakes, crystal clear blue sea and breathtaking nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prices are in Euros
Private single apartment for one person: €1549
Private apartment (for 2 persons, couples – couple of friends) : €2495
Shared stone house – 2 separate bedrooms and shared bathroom, living room and kitchen – double occupancy: €1495,00 per person
- 7 nights accommodation
- 8 days guidance of the retreat leader
- 14 yoga sessions
- Healthy vegetarian, vegan, and raw food breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Detox juices and herbal teas
- Daily morning and evening yoga classes
- Walking excursions around National Natural Park of Mljet
- Healthy organic cooking classes – learn how to prepare simple healthy, nutritious meals – led by their macrobiotic chef
- Learn how to make traditional Mljet’s pasta (Mljet’s makaruli) – workshop led by a local women
- 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
- Hiking trip
- 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
- Adventures trip to Odysseus Cave (by boat, or car transfer and hike – depending on the weather and the sea)
- 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
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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