The SUP yoga retreat
Island of Vis Croatia 2019
SUP (stand up paddle board) Yoga is just what you see – yoga practiced on a stand up paddle board in the sea! Combine the SUP surfing with Hatha yoga asanas (poses) and you’ll get a fun and strong challenge with lots of laughter! Combine this with a week in Croatia, one of the most desired travel destinations in Europe and have a SUP yoga retreat to remember!
Yoga on a paddle board not only challenges the physical practice by incorporating a strong sense of balance, but also brings in the mental challenge of focus, release, and tenacity.
An active, challenging and crazy fun SUP yoga holiday – it’s a week in a Villa situated on the island of Vis with breath taking views over the sea, yoga (SUP and land) and active travel. As well as with healthy vegetarian food, island summer parties under the sky, tastings, new friends and much more.
A typical SUP Yoga retreat day includes
Land yoga for preparation before heading to the boards;
Application of yoga poses on SUP;
Island activities or free time;
Afternoon restorative practice on SUP;
Healthy, vegetarian dinner;
The destination – island of Vis, Croatia
The island of Vis is one of the most further, isolated and mysterious Croatian islands.
The island charms with its natural beauties – rugged coast around the island, dotted with gorgeous coves, caves and a couple of sand beaches. As well as crystal clear sea, surrounding islets and a spectacular green inland.
Vis is becoming first choice destination for those travelers that seek authenticity, nature, gourmet delights and peace and quiet. Vis produces some of Croatia’s best-known wines – vugava (white) in particular – and you’ll see miles of vineyards across the island. You’ll also taste some of the freshest seafood.
There are in average 2600 sunny hours through the year.
Even if you’ve never tried SUP yoga – do not worry, you will quickly get a handle on it! Yoga classes at the retreat are suitable for everyone – from a beginner to a longer practicing yogi. We will have our morning stand up paddle board yoga sessions on the SUP boards – peaceful and calm waters will help build your confidence day by day and you will sense a big difference in your yoga practice at the end of the week.
Our afternoon land yoga classes will focus on restorative and yin yoga to help you unwind after the day.
We provide SUP boards, yoga mats, blocks, blankets and straps
We accommodate our guests in a beautiful Vis town villa that is located uphill from the town’sbay and only 5-minute walk from the center and 10-minute walk from the beach. With an amazing view to the town and the Vis bay as well as a pool and large terraces the villa is a great place for this active yoga holiday.
Breakfast and dinner will be served in the outdoor dinning areas or in the indoor dinning room in case of bad weather.
Enjoy your down time on the large terraces, by the pool or in modern and fully equipped rooms.
With the town just minutes away you can always come down for a cup of coffee or a stroll on the beautiful town promenade!
Each room has its own bathroom and air conditioning.
Villa also has these amenities:
Air Conditioning; CD Player; DVD Player; Radio; Satellite / Cable; Stereo; Television; Laundry room.
Bed linens and towels are provided at the villa. Please bring your own beach towels.
At the SUP yoga retreat we provide vegetarian meals:
- Self service rich breakfast with yoghurts, cereals, porridge bread, jams, honey, eggs, baked goods, fruit, coffee, tea and dinner;
- Midday snacks;
- Dinner – meals cooked at the villa.
All of our food is vegetarian, vegan or raw. We use a lot of locally grown seasonal fruit, vegetables, spices and herbs as well locally produced olive oil, cheeses and other goodies.
Healthy nutrition is a very important part of healthy lifestyle. That’s why we pay a lot of attention and time in preparing it and serving it fresh and delicious for you.
Other activities at SUP yoga retreat
During the balance yoga retreat we’ll invite you not only practice SUP yoga and meditation, but also explore the beautiful and unique island of Vis. These are the tours we’re inviting you to! We can also offer additional tours and activities during your yoga holiday, the options will be presented at the location.
Blue cave tour with picnic on the beach;
Vis town – cozy ancient harbour;
Komiza – picturesque fisherman town;
Stiniva cove – natural phenomenon;
Srebrena – breath taking beach.
The SUP Yoga retreat package includes
- Transfer from/to the Split port to/from the island of Vis
- Transfer from/to the port of Vis to/from the Villa
- Ferry tickets
- 7 nights in the island villa
- Healthy vegetarian, vegan and raw food
- 2 meals per day: rich breakfast with yoghurts, cereals, porridge bread, jams, honey, eggs, baked goods, fruit, coffee, tea and dinner of a few vegetarian options
- Mid-day snacks
- Guidance of the yoga teacher
- Land yoga for preparation before heading to the boards
- Daily sessions of SUP yoga, land yoga and meditation
- Tours around the island (Stiniva beach, Blue Cave with picnic on the beach if the weather allows, Vis and Komiza towns, Srebrna beach)
- Tea and coffee available at all times