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Yoga Retreat Croatia

Yoga Holiday Vacation Program Croatia

 

The yoga retreat program will include the following activities: Asanas (yoga postures), Breathing exercises, Meditation and positive thinking, dance workshop, personalised lifestyle coaching, advice on nutrition and diet.



Location: The yoga retreat is situated in a quiet residential area of the isle of Losinj, minutes away from the beach. It is spacious and full of light and the rooms are of a good size and beautifully decorated. The house has several terraces with a view of the sea. It is surrounded by a lovely Mediterranean garden and situated in a pine forest. Yoga will be practiced outdoors on the largest of the four terraces, whenever the weather permits, or alternatively in the large space indoors. Wholesome and all-encompassing yoga practice is complemented by the incredibly peaceful and healing atmosphere of the island. People who appreciate breathtaking scenery and incredibly beautiful sunsets return again and again to this very special place. A perfect place to recharge and enjoy a week of yoga, fun and relaxation.

Yoga TeacherGanga is teaching on the Croatian yoga retreat in June.  Ganga has been the spiritual director and master teacher of the “Ananda Dhiira” yoga and wellness centre in California, USA, and has taught Hatha, Ashtanga (Raja Dhiraja Yoga), Dynamic Vinyasa flow and Sivananda yoga in India, Germany, Croatia and the US in workshops and on retreats since 1989. Nowadays she teaches yoga classes in London and on international yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses. Her teaching style emphasizes yogic breathing and relaxation as the doorway into flexibility and deepening of the yoga poses. She teaches pranayama, yoga nidra and asana as a deep psycho-physiological complementary practice, which builds the fundament for a profound and authentic spiritual enquiry. Ganga is certified at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500).

Schedule for the one week: There will be a twice daily yoga practice. Ashtanga (Raja Dhiraja form) and/or Vinyasa Flow in the morning – a dynamic and energising practice - and a more calming and relaxing afternoon workshop that focuses on different aspects of Hatha-variations, asana technique, restorative, relaxation and Yoga Nidra, meditation and satsang. We'll serve tea and fruit from 07.00 and morning practice will start at 07.30 and run until 10.00. Brunch will be served at 10.15. Evening practice will be from 16.30 to 18.30, followed by dinner at 18.45.

Other things to do:  Apart from twice daily yoga classes, guests can swim in the sparkling sea, chill on one of the terraces or simply sunbathe; tranquillity will find you here. Maybe you'll fancy snorkelling to meet the local sea life, taking yourself away on an exhilarating hike on one of the many footpaths across the island, exploring local history or just strolling to the little town nearby.

Accommodation: Every bedroom has a stunning view of the Adriatic Mediterranean or else the well kept, lush surrounding gardens. The rooms are simple, clean and beautifully decorated.

Meals:  The generous vegetarian lunch and dinner are served buffet style. Throughout the day guests are welcome to a wide range of teas, including soothing herbal teas, as well as fruit and nuts. For breakfast help yourself to muesli, fruit, yogurt, toast and local honeys and jams. The vegetarian food will be nutritious as well as delicious, drawing inspiration from the Croatian coastal diet which is one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world.



Weather: The average temperature in Losinj at this time of year is a warm 23-28 C (76-82 F) with the sea expected to be approx. the same temperature too.

Note:  The yoga retreat is non-smoking, alcohol free and vegetarian.

 

We will organize one boat excursion during this retreat visiting various beaches and islands.

 

Prices include: accommodation, meals, all yoga classes, yoga theory, meditation

Prices exclude: flights, airport transfers, excursions, additional food and beverages, laundry

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The daily routine of the yoga retreat:

 

Daily routine:

  • 7.00 – 7.30 Fruit & tea
  • 7.30 – 8.00 Pranayama, meditation
  • 8.00 - 10.00 Asana practice
  • 10.15 – 10.45 Brunch
  • 10.45 - 11.45 Yoga teachings
  • 11.45 – 17.00 Leisure & beach time
  • 17.00 – 17.30 Yoga Nidra
  • 17.30 - 19.00 Asana practice
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Dinner
  • 20.00 - 20.30 Kirtan, meditation
  • 21.30 – 22.00 Bedtime
 
Other activities and services:

  • Sightseeing
  • Walks
  • Philosophy and Discussions on Finding your purpose
  • Indian classical dance workshop (optional)
The yoga retreat programme is may be adapted or altered according to necessity.

Please note that attendance at all Yoga classes and Satsangs is mandatory in all retreats.

 

For more information regarding the holidays you may contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)7969 157994
Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

 

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Yoga Retreat Testimonials


“The retreat in India was a deeply intense experience for me.  It propelled me into a deeper relationship with my yoga practice.  I went to find inspiration and clarity, both of which I found. I came back with a clearer mind and with a stronger body. The venue was unique and allowed us all to immerse ourselves in the retreat. It was a privilege to stay in such a calm and pure place, the village, with the Himalayas in the distance was one of the most beautiful and inspiring places I have ever visited. I have looked for many years for a teacher to inspire me and this I found in Ganga. She is a truly enlightened teacher. I look forward to the next retreat!”

Sarah Orme, Glastonbury, UK 

 

"Ganga is an incredible woman and a true inspiration. She is not only extremely knowledgeable in a wide range of subjects but is an amazing teacher, paying attention and taking care of all those on the course.

The retreat has a very good balance of asana practice and yoga theory, obviously basic due to the length of the course. There was the right level of information given for individuals to have a basic understanding and also to fire their interest and thirst for more.

Sufficient time was given to ‘non-yoga’ activities and the two trips out as a group were perfect.

The course for me was a real experience and I have felt that my asanas have really improved over the week and I want to understand more about what yoga “really” is… to be able to answer the question ‘Who am I?’

Thank you Ganga with all my heart."

Sue Kinnear, Stoke-On-Trent, UK 

 

“This was one of the most amazing experiences for me; situated on the beautiful, peaceful island of Losinj and overlooking the sea, where the air is fresh and the energy just felt right.

Ganga is an incredibly well read, gifted and a skilful teacher with a calm and kind communication style. Whilst I was already familiar with the asana practice where Ganga maintains high standards and making regular adjustments to ensure the poses are fundamentally correct, I was newly introduced to the philosophy aspects with a series of captivating lectures, breathing classes, chanting in Sanskrit, the vegetarian diet and not least the classical Indian dancing.

Throughout the week I felt highly energised and inspired in contrast to a normal week. As a result of this wonderful experience, I’m maintaining the vegetarian diet, seeking to understand the philosophy, spiritual aspects to a deeper level and working out how to integrate asana and meditation into my daily life.

I cannot thank Ganga enough for the selfless hard work and dedication she put into the running of the retreat and teaching me an alternative path.”

William Webber, London, UK

 

“The most authentic, inspiring yoga retreat I could have hoped for. An absolute honour to be taught by Ganga and to learn and practise yoga in such an honest and compassionate way. Waking up each morning and watching the sun rise over the mountains would have been pleasure enough but the three hours of yoga that commenced made each day very special. As a beginner I was worried that I would find it hard work to practise so intensively but Ganga's classes are beautifully paced so you get to push yourself without feeling (too) uncomfortable. The lectures put everything we were doing into context and gave everyone a much deeper understanding of the reasons we were doing yoga in the first place. I would say everyone would benefit from doing a retreat like this, even if it's just to give you a fresh perspective on your existing life back at home. If you want something that will cleanse, re-energsie and re-invigorate your body and mind then this is the perfect retreat. I left feeling like I had experienced something very special.”

Cymbeline Kellett, London, UK

 

“The retreat in Ropa exceeded all my expectations. I was not at all prepared for what was in store - the depth of study, the very personal guidance we each received, the wonderful people and beautiful, enchanting surroundings, and most importantly the inspiring belief of Ganga Devi that was the driving force of it all. In one word, unforgettable.”

Alex Thomas, London, UK

 

"The yoga retreat in Croatia was one of the best and most important experiences I ever had in my life. I thank our teacher Ganga with all my heart for sharing this path of awakening with us, in her uniquely personal approach: disciplined, all-embracing and loving. How exciting to practise yoga in these wonderful surroundings, in this well preserved nature! We had the perfect way to submerge ourselves into the spiritual work. Colours of the sea you hardly get to see anywhere else. Pure Water, pure air and the colours of all the beautiful flowers and trees around us. It suffused me with joy and peace. It was a really wonderful retreat even more so, because everything was done in the spirit of yoga. Challenging, profoundly enjoyable - both at one go. I especially loved the morning practise on the terrace of our house. But also the evening practise, the theory classes, the chanting and kirtan. And even our conversations about things and life, swimming in this beautiful sea and the nice tasty food... I came back as a more loving person. With more love for life and all its aspects. Two weeks have passed since the retreat finished and I still keep practising the asanas, the meditation. I feel that I have now the tools to go on finding bliss. I'm in peace. "

Deborah Leonetti, Geneva, Switzerland

 

"Ganga delivers a beautifully crafted yoga and wellness program in the most stunning surroundings nestled within the adriatic coast of Croatia. She teaches yoga with complete devotion and discipline. She also leads her students on contemplative walks and discussions on the beautiful beaches and around the spectacular villa accommodations of Mali Losinj. A truly rejuvenating holiday."

Mona Chawla, London, UK


"Ganga, thank you so much for a profound and beautiful retreat. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege to spend time with and learn from such an inspiring and dedicated teacher.

I loved how much content there was throughout the retreat – for me, the inclusion of yoga philosophy was a huge benefit and the satsang created such a wonderful spirit among the group and a fantastic energy, which set this retreat apart from others I have been on.

On a personal level it has been wonderful to share personal challenges and receive such reassuring and patient advice. I feel that this retreat has had such a deep impact on my approach to practice, to myself and my ideas for the future and what it may hold.

The excursion on the boat as well as the visits to the local beaches, the best ice cream parlour, all added to the retreat wonderfully.

I can’t say enough good things. I arrived at the retreat struggling with a hectic and out of balance lifestyle, with recent tough times and I am leaving feeling like I am walking on air, have never been more positive about my future and excited by what life holds. If that isn’t a fantastic return on investment I don’t know what is.

Thank you for all your guidance and I look forward to meeting you again soon."

Jane Everett, London, UK


"I am leaving this retreat as a happier, more energized person, confident that I have received a number of valuable tools to further my development. I have benefitted greatly physically from the practice, as well as mentally and spiritually from the lectures, and discussions with other group members. I have thus found this retreat to be deeply meaningful and that it served as a catalyst for progress in my life.

The retreat has also been thoroughly enjoyable: the beautiful setting, the wonderful air and water, practicing under the blue skies and sharing the lovely meals on the terrace. The singing was fantastic!

You have clearly put a great deal of effort and care into designing the programme, into the teaching and looking after us. The programme was very balanced and it offered an opportunity to both experience and learn about yoga as well as having time off on the beach.

All in all, this week has been a wonderful experience for which I am very thankful. It feels like the start of a new and exciting chapter in my life."

Carolina Lindholm, Stockholm, Sweden 


"I had an amazing experience with Ganga in Croatia. She is an outstanding teacher, very knowledgeable and inspiring. The food was excellent and the surrounding environment very beautiful. Thank you so much for a life-changing experience. I am excited to see how my well-being improves as I continue my practice!!"
Michael Manville, Victoria, Canada

"I arrived at the retreat very stressed from a busy life in London. I left feeling like a new woman, completely relaxed at the end. The yoga and meditation was fantastic and I have learnt a great deal, which I hope to continue at home. Thank you, Ganga Devi."

Liz Varley, London, UK

"My yoga week in Mali Losinj was an adventure. I arrived without really understanding what yoga is. Now, seven days later, I have turned into the biggest yoga fan. I enjoyed every single class and felt increasingly better with every passing day. Ganga Devi was a great teacher and I have learnt so much! Thank you. The lectures about yogic diet and pranayama were excellent. I am taking so many new things back home with me.

The food served during the retreat was very delicious. I loved the fruit and tea in the morning - great for waking up in the morning and having a wonderful start of the day. I really liked every meal. I never expected to benefit in so many ways in just seven days. I feel very happy. Thank you!

Sabrina Kadiric, Zurich, Switzerland
 
 

"The retreat is a peaceful place in the middle of a beautiful, small village. The landscape and people around are just lovely and the view on the Himalayas is spectacular. Our group was spoiled by two nice chefs who prepared delicious food for us every day. The yoga classes were challenging and really helped me improve my flexibility. Ganga shared her wisdom and deep knowledge about yoga with us and I learned more in these 2 weeks then I did in the past 3 years I practiced yoga. The atmosphere in the retreat was open, friendly and very cheerful and I felt sad when I had to go back home."

Ute Bernhardt, Germany

   
 

"Thank you very much for the retreat.

It was a wonderfully peaceful week for me being within such gorgeous nature, relaxing my body and mind while getting away from the daily grind.

The yoga classes were wonderful, very gentle yet very strong at the same time. It helped me to develop the confidence that I could become a good yogini, thank you for that. The retreat certainly helped me to get a new perspective on life."

Veronique Hanin, Brussels, Belgium 

 

"The Himalayan retreat experience has been a revelation and of huge benefit for my own personal development and spiritual growth. The experience for me was phenomenal on so many levels, a totally life - mind, body, spirit - transforming retreat. I feel so blessed to have had this opportunity to see the beautiful, vivid and vibrant natural colours that belong to our planet Earth that seemed to just vibrate peace, love and tranquillity. The natural cool spring water that flowed through the village from those majestic mountains was like heavenly nectar, purifying and nurturing. A true gift, felt like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It’s like I journeyed into a different dimension, like I took a step into a mystical realm.  It was truly a journey to the top of the world, with views like that of masterpiece paintings. 
The daily practise, authentic Eastern yoga as researched by the ancient Yogis, was taught and practised twice a day for hours, as well as, a daily class in Yoga Truths, Kirtan, Meditation and beauty-filled SILENT, contemplative walks in a heavenly lush green village with scenic views of the divine majestic Himalayan mountain peaks. For me it was a journey of self discovery. It was like having a massage for the heart and a lifetime experience I will cherish and gladly repeat. Just reminiscing about it fills me and vibrates my cells with divine joy and bliss."

Asha Joshi, London, UK 

 
 
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