Start June 20th 2019
End June 23rd 2019
Join us for a 4 day / 3 nights yoga and self abdominal massage women only retreat in the heart of the Istrian peninsula. We will focus on awakening the feminine energy through themed Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga classes paired with the powerful self abdominal massage work. You are in for a transformative treat that will leave you deeply rested and moved.
Gea is a devoted and experienced Vinyasa Flow Yoga (RYT500) and Prenatal (RPYT90) teacher from Croatia living in Seattle.
She's a yoga teacher at the University of Washington and works in yoga studios around the city.
Her classes are an integration of rich, intelligent asana sequencing with a focus on proper alignment for your body, wrapped in fluid movement and creative flow. You can expect a dive in pranayama (breath work practices), meditation, myth, mudra (gestures as offerings) and chanting.
Through the integration of these tools Gea creates a safe yoga practice based on Vinyasa Krama - a system of progressions in unfolding your mind and body.
Suzana is a yoga teacher (E-RYT500, RPYT), body therapist, and a massage teacher. Her extensive studies through the last
25 years include yoga, Thai and abdominal massage, Shingon buddhism, Tantra, martial arts (Kempo & Baguazhang) and Chi Kung.
She devoted a great part of her life to explore Thai massage - ranging from the traditional approach, Thai acupressure, Osteo Thai, Myofascial approach and Craniosacral therapy, alongside with Prenatal massage.
In the past few years her interest transitioned deeply into abdominal area, taoist Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage and internal organs detox), Kersai Nei Tsang (massage of the pelvis area) and working with diaphragms.
Suzana is a founder of the Yoga Zanshin studio in Pula where, in the past 15 years, she holds space for yoga and massage practices. Today, you can find her mostly on the road, sharing the knowledge of abdominal and Thai massage.
During these 4 days you will:
Mornings will be reserved for an energizing, solar practice, focusing each day on different qualities of the feminine energy. You can expect rich, intelligent asana sequencing with a focus on proper alignment of your body, wrapped in fluid movement and creative flow, inspired by myths and storytelling intertwined with the theme. In the afternoon we will dive into the Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, to rest and regenerate your mind, body and soul with the lunar energy. It will be an open invitation to turn inwards, tap into the stillness, calmness and mystery.
Suzana will share her knowledge of the taoist abdominal self massage for women, and teach you to use this powerful
technique for your everyday well-being.
You will work on pelvic diaphragm activation, combined with breath retentions and simultaneous massage of the lower abdomen. This technique softens the space around the organs, with an emphasis on the female reproductive system.
Abdominal self massage is known for awakening the so-called ‘inner fire’, a powerful center of energy flow that can support you when you are faced with challenges of your female reproductive system (menstrual problems, absence of your period, fertility challenges, post operative care, menopause).
You will enjoy delicious vegetarian meals prepared by our personal chef. All produce is organic and locally sourced. Let us know if you have any diet restrictions and we will see if we can work around them (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/allergies). Please write those in the registration forms!
Friday & Saturday:
* Everything on the schedule is optional. Minimal changes are possible.
* You can book the Abdominal or Trigger points massage with our licensed therapists for 350kn/50€.
During the retreat our home is a villa located in the heart of Istria.
The villa features an outdoor space for the yoga practice, and an indoor shala/space in case of rain, an outdoor pool and a spa room with a sauna and jacuzzi, being an ideal venue for this retreat. The outdoor area is spacious enough to enjoy your time in solitude or in company.
Amenities include private bathrooms for each bedroom, free parking on site and air-conditioning in all areas.
The nearest airport is Pula, 20 minutes away from the villa with a car. We can help you arrange a taxi or a shared ride with other attendees. The airport in Zagreb is 3 hours away by car.
In your free time, you can explore hidden gems around the area: the eastern Istrian coast and its numerous small villages with pebble stone beaches (Kavran, Peruški, Krnica, Rakalj), the enchanting medieval old towns of Bale and Vodnjan, charming fishing towns like Fažana. The famous city of Rovinj is 30 minutes drive from our home. When in doubt, ask for recommendations.
Every package includes accommodation (3 nights, 4 days in our villa), food and practices enlisted in the programme.
The price depends on the type of the room you choose.
The package does NOT include: transportation, extra meals and activities and your travel insurance.
TRIPLE ROOM: single or queen size bed in a shared room for three, en suite bathroom
DOUBLE ROOM: queen size bed in a shared room for two, en suite bathroom. Ideal for friends/partners who want to book a room together.
If you want to book a private room, talk to us.
If you want to join us, but the packages are challenging for your budget, let us know. We might have options for you.
Once you send a registration, we will get back to you via email.
In order to reserve your spot you need to pay a non-refundable deposit (30% of your full price) or a full price.
We will confirm with you when we have enough participants for the retreat so that you can buy flight tickets.
If you want to share a room with your friend, please mention that in the questions.
In the unlikely event of retreat cancellation, your payment will be fully refunded.