Yoga in Croatia

Where Spirit and Sea Meet

8th - 15th September 2019

 

Location

There is something special about Croatia as a yoga destination: miles of pristine unspoilt beaches which we can see, smell and easily walk to from the outdoor yoga terrace. Our venue for this week is a traditional Croatian pension in a charming location 5 minutes’ walk to the quiet fishing village of Liznjan. We are tucked away from the crowds but near enough to enjoy some local action in the nearby villages or further afield in Pula, the cultural centre of Istria.

The authenticity and genuineness of the team who run Cherry Blossom warms the heart and is refreshing in these days of sleek corporate places. There are terraces overlooking the surrounding meadows and fragrant pine woods, where the dazzling blue sky meets the sea as the backdrop. There are plentiful places to find a quiet spot to read or just dream – truly a spiritual hotel, but with all creature comforts included.

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Food:

The venue is renowned for its vegetarian food and we will be spoilt for choice with our breakfasts and evening meals. The Cherry Blossom pension is the first catering and hospitality venue in Croatia labelled with the V-label (European Vegetarian Label). Konstanza and her team pride themselves on their cooking and have a high reputation for the quality of the meals and the care with which they are prepared and served. There is fruit on offer should you feel peckish during the day and tea and coffee facilities. We will dine outside on the terrace with the woodland and beautiful sea views to complement the delicious food.

Accommodation:

All rooms are en suite, with simple but comfortable elegant furniture. Some rooms have balconies looking out towards the sea; others have views over the gardens and the pine forests.

Check out a video of the venue here.

Yoga:

I work to ensure that all students can participate and benefit from the practices, whether you’re new to yoga or a more experienced student. The time on the mat is for you to enjoy and celebrate what your body can do, with a positive and non-judgemental or competitive attitude. I don’t belong to any particular school of yoga and teach in a non-dogmatic eclectic way, with the emphasis on being inquisitive as to what your body can or cannot do, today, now, rather than acquisitive of posture or end result. You are free to do as much or as little as you wish; non-yoga partners are very welcome.

The day will start with a refreshing cup of tea or fruit. We will then rendezvous on the platform for a morning practice which will be dynamic and active, harnessing the power of the sun and the energy of the day to invigorate, enliven and stimulate. Brunch will be served on the terrace. The rest of the day is yours to explore this fascinating area or relax and chill on the beach or terraces. The evening practice will be softer, quieter and more meditative as the day cools and evening unfolds; we will have time for some gentler asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra. To close the day, we will share each other’s company and a delicious dinner on the outside terrace.

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Venture Further

After brunch on the terrace, why not hire bikes to explore further along the coast? These can be delivered direct to our accommodation. How about a stroll into Liznjan for a coffee and to soak up the local fishing vibe? Or Medulin slightly further? Visit Pula with its architectural historical gems and a beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre? You could visit quiet villages and unspoilt beaches tucked away on the Istrian peninsula. Or simply read a book, relax, and unwind. How special is that in our time-pressed, deadline driven lives? There are many villages and sights to explore and wherever you go, you will be greeted with a broad welcoming smile from the friendly folk in this quiet corner of Croatia. From Pension Cherry Blossom we are lucky to have access to the local buses to and from Pula, just 15 minutes away.

Getting there:

Pula is the nearest airport (15 mins from Pension Cherry Blossom). We can also recommend Rijeka Airport (1.5 hour to the venue), or Venice Airport (2.5 hour)

Booking:

Prices: per person £695 for 7 nights half board and yoga morning and evening.

Single supplement: £180 for the week

Flights and transfers not included. Travel insurance strongly recommended.

To book your place, a non-refundable deposit of £200 is payable on reservation; the balance is due 8 weeks before departure. Email lesisaacson@aol.com or click here to reserve your place, or ask further questions. When I confirm your reservation, I will supply you with my bank details.

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I have been with Lesley on three trips abroad and all were terrific experiences. The places chosen were wonderful for food, accommodation and views. The company has been most congenial and the chance to spend a week indulging in interesting yoga sessions a real treat. I look forward to joining you in the future.

- Dorothy of Totteridge

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