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Experience Hvar Island with Yoga and Soft Sport Adventure

Exploring Nature and Yoga Retreat Croatia

This program is dedicated to taking time-out to move your body and re-connect with yourself and the temple of nature. It blends a daily, 5-Elements inspired, Integrated Holistic Yoga Sadhana (including pranayama, asana, mantra, mudra, and relaxation) with a daily soft adventure in inspiring locations around the paradise island Hvar. The soft-adventure activities include a mix of hiking and cycling, snorkeling, SUP, sea kayaking, or windsurfing. The itinerary is adjusted according to weather conditions and the skill level of the participants.


13 – 19 May 2023
10 – 16 June 2023
8 – 14 July 2023

24 – 30 July 2023
20 – 26 August 2023
7 – 13 October 2023

Accommodation and Food:

In the retreat house existing since 2004 as a pioneer of yoga retreats in Croatia, you can book cosy private rooms with shared or en-suite bathrooms and a private cottage for 2-4 persons.
Fresh prepared vegetarian-vegan brunch and dinner is provided daily.

Sample Adventures:

EARTH: Hike from Dol through Ager to Stari Grad – Feel the solid earth beneath your feet as you hike from the ancient hills of Dol, through the flat plains of Ager, and into Stari Grad, witnessing ancient Illyrian, Greek, and Roman history, frozen in time for over 4000 years (an 8.5 km. tour lasting 2 hours). Enjoy free time in Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town, before heading back to the retreat for dinner and the evening program.

WATER: Yoga by the Sea & Sea (or Land) Adventure in Soline– Soline is a beautiful beach resort with a well-preserved forested peninsula, framed by countless crystal clear coves and bays, where you´ll enjoy a morning Yoga Sadhana in stunning nature. A picnic breakfast will be served after yoga, followed by a sea adventure: snorkeling, sea kayaking, or SUP (stand-up paddle boarding). Relax and enjoy yourself for the rest of the day, exploring the many charms of the area. In case the temperatures prohibit an immersive sea adventure, you can enjoy alternately a long coastal hike instead.

FIRE: Hike from Fortica to Hvar (Optional Boat Trip to “Hell’s Islands”) & Scenic Tour of the Hvar Highlands – Experience the fire element in Hvar’s most sun-drenched town. Hike from the town fortress “Fortica” down the botanical-lined pathway and 182 steps to reach the town’s main square. Once in the square, you can create your own itinerary: catch a water taxi to the nearby Pakleni (Hell’s) Islands, where you can literally spend a day in hell while enjoying all the pleasures of paradise, or opt to remain in town, where you can enjoy sightseeing and quality swimming in the crystal clear waters just off the town promenade. En route back to the retreat, you’ll enjoy a scenic tour of the Hvar Island Highlands, where you can soak up spectacular views from a birds-eye perspective.

AIR: Sea Adventure in Soline & Visit to Vrboska (or) Cycling Adventure Soline to Jelsa – Return to Soline, where the group can opt to go on a sea kayaking or windsurfing adventure, which starts off the northern coast of the Soline peninsula in a gorgeous channel that stretches between Hvar Island and the Island of Brac. If you’re talented enough to navigate the winds, you might just manage to glide your way over to the nearby Zecevo (Rabbit) Island before heading back to Soline for another day in this stunning nature reserve and popular resort.

Alternatively, you can go on a cycling adventure, which will take you along the shady, aromatic coastline from Soline to Vrboska, a fisherman’s village known as the “Little Venice” of Hvar with quaint footbridges, and then onto Hvar’s most wind-exposed town, Jelsa, where you can refresh yourself with a scoop of the island’s most famous gelato before continuing onwards to its famed sandy-bottomed beaches for some swimming and relaxation before heading back to Soline just in time for the transfer back to the retreat (18 km. round trip).

ETHER: Yoga in a Surprise Location, Free Day in “Little Heaven on Earth” & Scenic Drive, Gentle Hike, and Spectacular Sunset – On this last Yogi Explorer adventure together, you´ll experience yoga in a hidden spot in nature, followed by a free day in Mala Milna, known as “Little Heaven on Earth” where you can spend the day in joyful contemplation, connecting to all the elements that are within and around you.

In the evening, you’ll enjoy a celebratory meal together in a traditional restaurant before heading off on a gentle hike, where you will soak up glorious views and be carried into an etheric state by a transformational sunset meditation that will connect us to the space, the stillness, and the energy of that which contains and holds us.

Retreat Hosts:

Evening Marie  has a background in the fine arts and is a certified yoga therapist, reiki master, bio-energist and spiritual life coach. She is the retreat co-founder and retreat program manager and during the retreat week she´ll lead morning yoga classes, based on Integrated Holistic Yoga Lifestyle Program. As the primary host during all events at Suncokret, Evening Marie blends holistic traditions with intuition to render a transcendental holistic lifestyle experience that is appropriate for both new and seasoned path-walkers alike.

Stipe is a Hvar Island native with a lifetime of hands-on experience in the local customs, culture, and cuisine. He is a certified Agro-Tourism manager and a gifted Chef who has worked in some of the most renowned restaurants on the island. He has trained aspiring chefs and restaurant owners in the art of creating delicious and authentic Dalmatian cuisine and prepares delicious, nourishing meals during the retreats, sourced from local ingredients, often those found in his gardens and fields. At the encouragement of his wife, Evening Marie, Stipe opened his family’s home, heart and mind to yoga and holistic healing modalities combined with the Dalmatian way of life.


Rooms / Suites:
€ 1290.- per person, twin/double room for 2, shared bath
€ 1380.- private room, shared bathroom
€ 1440.- per person in a suite for 2 (master suite), private bath
€ 1530.- one person suite with private bath  (mini suite)

€ 1380.- per person, in a cottage for 2, with two separate rooms, kitchenette, bath, patio or balcony
€ 1080.- per person, in a cottage for 3, with two separate rooms, kitchenette, bath, patio or balcony
€ 1020.- per person, in a cottage for 4, with two separate rooms, kitchenette, bath, patio or balcony

10% Early-bird discount for bookings made 60+ days prior to the event start.
Book 2 event weeks and receive 1 free cross-over night + a 20 % discount on your selected package!


– 6 nights accommodation
– morning yoga
– two daily vegetarian meals during your program stay (brunch and dinner)
– free water, mineral water, tea, and herbal drinks at each meal
– a daily helping of seasonal fruits & treats 
– free consultation with the holistic lifestyle coach
– 5 Elements quiz to assess your overall state of being
– a Satsang on the connection between yoga & the elements
– daily mediation dedicated to connecting to the element of the day 
– program manual with daily inspiration & journaling questions to help you focus on key aspects of yourself and your life each day
– conceptualized daily outings with soft-adventure activities
– free use of a beach towel and foam mat
– free use of a Yoga Kit (mat, mat bag, block, strap, blanket, cushion and protective foam mat)
– free use of WiFi in all indoor and outdoor spaces of the property
– essential toiletries
– free transfers from & to the Stari Grad Port (on arrival and departure day)
– bike and snorkeling equipment*

Not included:
*e-bike upgrades cost an additional 20€.
A celebratory dinner in a restaurant is not included in the price; on this day, you are given a packed lunch instead of dinner.


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