Croatia Sail Yogalates Wellness Retreat
2021 Dates TBA
Sail the Adriatic with Louise Solomon exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Croatian Islands
Refresh & Rejuvenate while you sail around the stunning Islands of Croatia ....
Feel like unwinding while you explore and discover the beautiful scenery of the Croatian Islands? Enjoy the tranquillity of the sea as you tantalise your senses in this luxurious Yogalates Retreat with Louise Solomon, world renowned teacher and trainer with 29 years in developing the fusion of Yoga and Pilates for an unforgettable experience, becoming unplugged & rejuvenating your nervous system.
The 7 night holistic retreat will have you explore the charming villages on the Islands, the beautiful natural landscapes including coves & beaches while enjoying swimming, paddle boarding and other water activities fused with your Yogalates daily practice, exploring the vitality of your breath with the stability of your core supporting functional movement within your body within the fusion of Yogalates. It's a great way to compliment correct bio-mechanical movement into your everyday living, or to fine tune your Yoga practise... relax, rejuvenate & radiate your mind and body.
Retreats are at a beginner to intermediate level; all levels of Yoga are welcome.
Due to COVID our May/June 2021 Retreat has been postponed
Retreat Dates 2021 to be advised - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE
Typical Daily Schedule (subject to small changes)
8:00-8:15am Pranayama (breathing) Class
8:15 – 9:45am Yogalates Master Class
6:30– 7:30pm Dinner (3rd & 6th night only)
8:30 – 9:00pm Yoga Nidra: Guided body relaxation to aid in inducing a restful sleep (2 nights only)
Free Time activities/things to explore - Relax in the sun & tranquillity on the Yacht and absorb the panoramic views of the serene Croatian landscapes; visit Green Grotto at the Island; explore the local villages & historic landmarks on the islands; swim, paddle board, kayak & snorkel in the crystal clear waters & beaches.
Sail Route - Depart from the Split-Jelsa-Korcula-Vis-Komiza-Hvar-Trogir
Info on the islands visited -
The Split - A blend of ancient history and modern living. Croatia's second-largest city, always buzzing & exuberant.
It has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic
Jelsa - The small harbour town surrounded by thick pine forests and tall poplars is located in the middle of the island of Hvar surrounded by the two highest mountains on the island
Korcula - known for the medieval towers and walls fortifying its harbour.
Vis - Green Grotto, The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. Vis’ lack of development has become its drawcard as a tourist destination. International and local travellers alike now flock to Vis, seeking authenticity, nature, gourmet delights and peace and quiet.is spent much of its recent history serving as a military base for the Yugoslav army, cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989.
Komiza - A picturesque coastal town lying on the western coast of the island of Vis in the central part of the Adriatic Sea, located at the foot of the Hum hill. The settlement of Komiža was first mentioned in the 12th century and is well known for its close proximity to the island of Biševo, which has the unique Blue Grotto.
Hvar - 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches like Dubovica and inland lavender fields. Wander along the main square, explore the sights on the winding stone streets, swim at the numerous beaches. Hvar’s 16th century Venetian-era hilltop castle offers fantastic views of the harbour below. This is a highlight to many visitors travelling through the Croatian Islands.
Trogir - is set within medieval walls on a tiny island, linked by bridges to both the mainland and to the far larger Čiovo island. On summer nights everyone gravitates to the wide seaside promenade, lined with bars, cafes and yachts – leaving the knotted maze-like marble streets gleaming mysteriously under old-fashioned streetlights.
'Linda' is a 5 star elegant 32 meter wooden gulet. Decked throughout in teak and mahogany, she is truly the Queen of her class. Imagine sunbathing on the enormous cushioned area on the foredeck or relaxing with a drink on the shady rear deck or just diving overboard for a refreshing dip on the Adriatic, not to mention the delicious Croatian cuisines cooked by Masterchef Jaska & wines served at meal times.
Croatia is an adventure that even Robinson Crusoe would have loved to enjoy, and it's just over 2 hours flight from London.This beautiful unspoilt Mediterranean destination offers an abundance of coastal and island towns with rich cultural heritage set in crystal clean waters of Adriatic.
With over 1700 kilometres of unspoilt coastline and 1185 island,only 66 inhabited, Croatia lands itself to a variety of holidays from enjoying beauty and tranquility of charming resorts like Dubrovnik, Makarska or Rovinj to taking to the water for sailing and numerous watersports.
The waters of Adriatic are clean, clear and inviting transculant blue- the sea was described by the late Jacques Cousteau as"one of the cleanest seas on earth" and it's beaches and marinas awarded a record number of eco Blue Flags.
Solo traveller? No problem.. Yoga Retreats are a popular choice with solo travellers. Up to 50% of guests go alone and we help to match guests with other solo travellers if the availability is there. Keep your costs down and make new friends with like minded people.
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Retreat Inclusive Costs
Due to limited numbers, don’t miss out book your place early.
Features And Scheduled Events included in Price:
Yogalates classes x 5 (excluding arrival & departure days)
Pranayama Meditation x 5 (excluding arrival & departure days)
Daily breakfasts & lunch
Two dinners (Discover the delicious local restaurants on the villages for your other dinners)
7 night sail through the renowned islands of Croatia (see islands listed above under activities). 1st night Moored at the Spit.
2 night stay on the mainland, Trogir which has retained many intact and beautiful buildings from its age of glory, between the 13th and 15th centuries. In 1997 its profuse collection of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings earned it World Heritage status.
Special needs are catered for in classes and food allergies
Private session with Louise includes a postural functional assessment & corrective exercise program to do at home – €80.00.
Hire of bikes and transport on the islands
Alcoholic Drinks on board the Yacht
Flights & Travel too and from the Yacht
Deluxe private room for couple or twin share with a friend + private bathroom €1995.00pp
Twin share with share bathroom for the solo traveller (check availability) €1995.00pp limited space
Payment plans are available and do incur a €50 fee. Please email the office for more details.
A deposit of $300 (aud) is required to reserve your mat. Payment can be made on here or on the TAB below the register now button below.
Thereafter, 50% of the retreat cost to be paid by end of November 2019, with the full retreat costs paid 6 weeks prior to the retreat starting (mid april 2020).
If you are paying in different currencies please make sure you have calculated the correct amount. Payments can be made by Bank transfer or Credit card. Please be advised there is a 1.8% surcharge on credit card payments.
To reserve your spot at the retreat and to advise us of your personal conditions please fill out the registration form
All information given is kept private.
Walk aboard 'Linda' on Saturday 30th at 5pm. The first retreat class commences on Monday 1st June.
9am on Saturday 6th after breakfast at Trogir.
Arrival: Renowned city The Split.
We suggest flying into world heritage listed city of Dubrovnic for couple of days while you are in Croatia. Explore the ancient walls and landscapes of this historic city.
You will then need to find your way to the Split. Best is to catch a bus (approx 4 hours), see link for bus times & costs - https://getbybus.com/en/bus-dubrovnik-to-split
Departure: Renowned city The Split.
Optional for you to create your own exclusive private retreat with friends or family and is available on request.
Minimum of 8 required.