YOGA & MASSAGE RETREAT

with Gea Krajcar & Suzana Jankovic


  Start June 4th 2020

  End June 7th 2020

  Istria, Croatia

  info@yogazanshinpula.com

OVERVIEW


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Join us for a 4 days / 3 nights yoga, abdominal massage and self myofascial release women only retreat in the magical land of Istria.
We will focus on awakening and nourishing the feminine energy through themed Vinyasa yoga classes paired with the powerful guided self myofascial release massage. You will also receive a complimentary abdominal massage from our certified, experienced therapists to complete this wellness experience.
You are in for a real, transformative treat that will leave you deeply rested and moved.

Yoga massage retreat istra Croatia

ABOUT GEA


Yoga retreat Croatia Gea krajcar

Gea is a devoted and experienced Vinyasa Flow Yoga (E-RYT500) and Prenatal (RPYT90) teacher from Croatia living in London.
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.

ABOUT SUZANA


Massage retreat Croatia Suzana Jankovic

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.

HIGHLIGTHS


During these 4 days you will:

  • Be held in a supportive community of women
  • Practice themed Vinyasa Yoga classes based on the qualities of the female energy
  • Receive a complimentary abdominal massage (75 minutes)
  • Learn the full body self myofascial release and trigger point technique with specialized massage balls
  • Repose during meditation and breathwork sessions
  • Eat healthy organic meals prepared by our personal chef
  • Regenerate in the sun and the outdoor pool
  • Complete your nurturing experience with a gong sound bath
  • Explore hidden gems of the Istrian peninsula (on your own)

YOGA


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 regenerative, gentle lunar flows. It will be an open invitation to turn inwards, tap into the stillness, calmness and mystery.

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Yoga massage retreat istra Croatia

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE


You will be guided through a full body self myofascial release and trigger points massage with massage balls, using various types of techniques - sustained compression, rolling, cross fiber rolling, pin & stretch and contract & relax. It improves the range of motion, enhances the mobility in the body, improves circulation and blood flow, improves the hydration of our tissues, decreases stress hormone release etc. Being simple and powerful, it’s a great tool to learn and have in your pocket once you go back home.

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Yoga massage retreat istra Croatia

ABDOMINAL MASSAGE


The package includes a complimentary abdominal massage (Chi Nei Tsang) with our licenced and experienced massage therapists. Chi Nei Tsang is a Taoist abdominal massage technique, a fusion of the traditional Chinese medicine and Thai techniques of abdominal organs massage. It translates as "the transformation of abdominal organs chi energy". This powerful abdominal 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), but also with bowel problems, bloating, insomnia etc.

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Self massage retreat istra Croatia

FOOD


You will enjoy delicious vegetarian or vegan 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!

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Self massage retreat istra Croatia

PROGRAM


Thursday:

  • 13:00 - 16:00 Arrival & pool time
  • 16:00 Opening circle
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yoga & full body Myofascial release
  • 19:30 Dinner

Friday:

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 10:30 Meditation & Yoga
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17:30 Free time
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Yoga & full body Myofascial release
  • 19:30 Dinner

Saturday:

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 10:30 Meditation & Yoga
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17 Free time
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Full body Myofascial Release
  • 18:45 - 19:30 Gong bath
  • 19:45 Dinner

Sunday:

  • 7:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 10:00 Yoga & Closing circle
  • 11:00 Departure

* Everything on the schedule is optional. Minimal changes are possible.

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yoga odmor istra Croatia

LOCATION


Our home for the retreat is an extensive ensemble of buildings that group around a courtyard with planted terraces and gardens. In the past it was the historical agricultural farm also used as a community house, now completely refurbished with deep respect to its original character and Istrian tradition.
The property features an outdoor pool and generous outdoor areas where you can enjoy your time in solitude or company under the jasmine, cypress and fig trees, or on the stone terraces planted with rosemary and lavander. We have an outdoor and indoor yoga space.
Amenities include private bathrooms for each bedroom, free parking on site and air-conditioning in all area.

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yoga odmor istra Croatia
Yoga retreat istra Croatia
yoga odmor istra Croatia

ISTRIA


On Friday and Saturday we will offer enough free time in the afternoons for you to explore the wonders of Northern Istria on your own.
One of the highlights is the city of Motovun, the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town on the hill overlooking the Mirna valley, well known for the truffles. Another gem is an artistic municipality of Grožnjan, the town of artists and music, surrounded by the olive groves and vineyards.
We can also suggest wine and olive oil tastings.

PACKAGES


Every package includes accommodation (3 nights, 4 days in our villa), food (all included), 75 minutes abdominal massage and practices enlisted in the programme.
The price is the same for every type of the room, and it will be arranged by first-come-first-serve principle.
The package does NOT include: transportation, extra meals and activities and your travel insurance.

  • Twin room: single bed in a shared room for two, en suite bathroom
  • Double room: shared queen size bed in a shared room for two, en suite bathroom. Ideal for friends/partners who want to book a room together. Otherwise, you will be paired with another guest.
  • Quadruple room: single bed in a shared room for four, en suite bathroom

EARLY BIRD before March 20th : 400EUR
REGULAR PRICE after March 20th : 450EUR

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yoga odmor istra Croatia

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Once you send a registration, we will get back to you via email. Please make sure you write the correct 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.