Comprised of over 1200 islands, Croatia is known for its stunning coastlines, perfect sailing, Medieval villages, and, more recently, Game of Thrones. Thanks to its miles of beaches, rich heritage and growing popularity there are some amazing yoga retreats in Croatia to choose from as well as a growing reputation for wellness holidays.
The diverse landscapes of Croatia lend themselves to inspiring mountain-top meditations and Adriatic-facing asanas. With so many retreat options to choose from, even yoga retreats on private yachts, the hardest part is deciding which one to choose. So here’s my recommendations for 6 of the best yoga retreats in Croatia.
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COVID-19 Update: Croatia is open for tourism right now but be aware that the situation and travel permissions can change within Europe at any time and depend on your nationality. Check out the Croatia Tourism website for the most up to date details and remember to check the re-entry rules for your home country. Also make sure you have travel insurance which covers Covid. Mine is with Saftey Wing.
These selected retreats all promise Covid safety measures and flexible cancellation policies but some of the photos were taken before covid.
Here is my pick of the 6 Best Yoga Retreats in Croatia
Hvar Yoga Retreats, Hvar Island
Destress with the perfect combination of yoga, sightseeing and good company on one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands. Hvar Yoga Retreats are located in Basina bay, just seconds away from the sparkling Adriatic sea, and offer an all inclusive week of relaxation and wellness.
Enjoy a blissful week immersed in nature as you further your yoga journey with effortless meditations, powerful pranayama breathing techniques, daily energizing morning hatha yoga classes and relaxing evening restorative yoga sessions. The experienced teachers completed their training at the Art of Living Ashram in India and compile classes suitable for all levels and foster a fun and caring community spirit.
Off the mat, you’ll also explore one of the most beautiful islands in the world with included trips to medieval towns, beaches and natural beauty spots and even a spot of island hopping. Massage therapies are also available.
You’ll be staying at Maya house, a three-store house with 3 apartments, each with its own bathroom and terrace with sea views. Three healthy and delicious vegetarian or vegan meals per day are also provided. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
Yoga Sailing Holidays, Split – Dubrovnik
Croatia’s coastline and sailing is world-famous, with the gentle breezes, rustic coves, and stunning coastal villages drawing adventurers to explore this corner of the Mediterranean. For a unique yoga retreat in Croatia, Yoga Sailing Holidays offer the opportunity to combine island hopping with a relaxing yoga experience.
Your home for the week is a private yacht that will see you starting either in Split or Dubrovnik, as the vessel takes alternating journeys each week. The 48ft Beneteau sailboat has two ensuite cabins, offered on a shared basis.
Host and yoga teacher Donna completed her training under the Krishnamacharya lineage in Bali, and shares Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin suitable for all levels. In between yoga classes and delicious vegan meals, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning islands from the waves, on foot, or by scooter.
Breakfasts and lunches are prepared freshly on board each day. Dinner, taken ashore in your location for the day, is not included. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
Suncrokret, Hvar Island
For a spiritual experience that goes so much further than just a yoga retreat, join Suncokret’s integrated holistic yoga lifestyle program on beautiful Hvar Island. This unique 7 day retreat includes hatha, vinyasa, kundalini and chakra yoga sessions, chanting, pranayama and meditation, as well as daily deep-dive sessions on yoga & holistic lifestyle topics. There’s also daily outings that showcase the best cultural and historical gems of the island and a cooking workshop.
This retreat, run by Evening Marie a yoga therapist with 18 years of experience, will help you regain balance and restore your natural state of bliss, while also immersing you into the local way of life.
You’ll be accommodated in a rustic chic Dalmatian island farm cottage, immersed in a spiritual and supportive family community atmosphere and enjoy delicious, pranic-infused, organic vegetarian breakfasts and dinners. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
Maya Yoga House, Tuhelj, Zagorje Hills
If you’re looking for your first post-pandemic wellness holiday, consider a private immune-boosting yoga retreat in Croatia. On this four-day retreat, host Maja welcomes you to a secluded yoga house in the luscious Zagorje hills, to the north of the country. Known for its abundant nature, inspiring landscapes and clean air, this is the perfect location to restore your wellbeing.
Maja takes full advantage of this peaceful haven, to offer traditional hatha yoga, yoga nidra, and Agnihotra – a sacred Ayurvedic fire healing ritual understood to boost your immune system.
To further ensure a sense of safety and security at this retreat, you will have the whole of the first floor of the house as your private accommodation. All meals are included, with a special focus on offering fresh organic produce from the garden. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
If you can’t make those dates Maya Yoga House hosts a variety of different retreats throughout the summer. Click here for more retreats.
Sub-Art Yoga, Ražanj, Dalmatian Coast
If you’re seeking embodiment and reconnection after a challenging year, a dance and yoga retreat in Croatia could be the answer. At Sub-Art Yoga, Host Iva offers a unique form of conscious movement, drawing upon vinyasa yoga, tai chi, hip-hop and afro-dance. You can also participate in the traditional yogic practices of meditation and pranayama, to further deepen your connection.
Ražanj is an unspoilt fishing village in a perfect spot for accessibility from Split airport, as well as explorations of the nearby 13th-century chapel of Sevti Ivan. Accommodation is offered on a self-catering or custom half-board basis, in partnership with local restaurants. See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!
If you can’t make those dates Sub Art Yoga hosts a variety of different retreats throughout the summer. Click here for more retreats.
Into Flow, Brač Island
Expect eco-camping on a beautiful island, learning how to celebrate life through tantric philosophy, and plenty of yoga and vegetarian food. Your hosts Judith and Lettemieke bring their wealth of experience to Brač, a short boat ride from Split. As well as an exploration of tantric connection exercises, you will be guided through Hatha, Yin, and partner yoga.
When you’re not immersed in yoga and tantra, you can explore the island and its surrounding blue waters through hiking, swimming, diving, or just wandering around the local villages. When it comes to yoga retreats in Croatia, this one will surely appeal to the heart-led nature lovers.
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