„Yoga, Sea & Stars“ – Yoga & Astrology Retreat
This holistic retreat will grant you empowering practices to deepen your self-development as you immerse yourself in the soul-healing nature of Lumbarda. You´ll wake up with a sea or wineyard views, in complete silence untill yoga practice is finished. Yoga is taught in its wholeness: asanas (yogic postures in classical hatha with touch of Ashtanga Style), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and chanting mantras, letting these vibrations enter your heart. This unique programme will also offer you an introductory study of Astrology concepts.
31 May – 5 June 2022
22 – 27 August 2022
31 August – 4 September (Long Weekend Special)
19 – 24 September 2022
17 – 22 October 2022
Accommodation and Food:
In the retreat house, situated in a very quiet surrounding, you can book rooms for 1 – 4 persons. All the rooms have their own bath, some of the rooms a kitchenette, air conditioning and beds exclusively designed by local wood carpenters. Towels and bed linen are provided.
Healthy eating is an integral parts of the program. Rich and wholesome breakfasts as well as exquisite dinners are cooked for you with fresh, seasonal ingredients and flavourful spices. In the lunchtime you can enjoy snacks at the beach or try nearby restaurants with local specialities and beautiful views.
Yogateachers & Retreat-Hosts:
Mariana is a caring pedagogue, natural healer and host who’s been welcoming guests to her warm and peaceful yoga retreat on the island of Korčula. A trained sophrologist (a relaxation practice that harmonizes body and mind) and yoga teacher, Mariana began her working life in schools, educating children and supporting students with their linguistic and communication competences. She completed 250hrs of Yoga Alliance certified training in Mysore, is an avid vipassana practitioner and knower of Ayurveda and western nutrition concepts. Known for her flourish in the kitchen, Mariana is also a passionate cook who loves improvising healthy colorful dishes that mix traditional vegetarian recipes with a fusion of cuisines, leaving guests full, nourished and blissful after a day of yoga, relaxation and inner work.
Sanda devotes to teaching Yoga in her own, the first ever yoga center in the beautiful village of Lumbarda on the island of Korcula. She completed 200 hrs Hatha yoga teacher training in Split. Her personal practice was originally Ashtanga Yoga (Pattabhi Jois), but as she grew into her own daily practice she began teaching a more all round and versatile style of Hatha yoga incorporating some elements of Ashtanga, and flow. Besides being a yoga teacher, Sanda is an archaeologist, astrologer, story teller and writer – having published 3 books. She is a nature lover and believes in magic and ancestral wisdom.
Matt is Breathwork Facilitator and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant with a Western educational background in human geography, food systems & permaculture. In his work he fuses these varied approaches to create holistic & healthy solutions for the healing of our outer and inner biomes. He believes integration must be interwoven – between planet, mind, body & spirit. In his food creations, Matt alchemises the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern plant-based cuisine, sharing consciously crafted food that is designed to be ground and nourish with both balanced nutrition and loving energy.
€ 850.- single room on the top floor with view, balcony and bathroom
€ 750.- single room, private bath
€ 1200.- price for 2 in a shared double room on the top floor with view, balcony and bathroom
€ 1300.- price for 2 in a shared room space with mezzanine, on the top floor with view (has 2 double beds, balcony and bathroom. Price for 3-4 people upon request.)
– 5 nights accommodation (except 31 August – 4 September – 4 nights)
– 2 daily yoga classes
– daily morning mantra meditations
– daily breakfast and dinner
– local tourist taxes