Depart for Croatia
Begin your yoga holiday with a flight from Dublin to Split, well known for its fortress like complex, the Diocletian's Palace. Upon arrival in Split in the late evening, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel which will be your base for 1 night.
4 star hotel in Split (1 night)
Transfer to Hvar Island
This morning you will have a guided transfer from your hotel to Split Port. From there you will board a ferry to cross over to Stari Grad Port before an onwards transfer to your hotel in Vrboska, a charming village located on the Croatian Island of Hvar. Your hotel in Vrboska enjoys a secluded location just 20m from the Adriatic Sea. Surrounded by pine forests, it is the perfect place to base yourself for a reviving yoga retreat. You will have the remainder of the afternoon to settle in to your new tranquil surroundings.
Slow Flow & Guided Meditation
This evening enjoy a “Meet & Greet” with your qualified yoga teacher from MOONSyoga. It will consist of a quick welcome chat so you can get to know your yoga teacher and fellow yogis, followed by a stretch session. You will be taken through a slow and mindful yoga flow, stretching out any tensions you may have. With the help of your expert yoga teacher you will then fully shift into yoga holiday mode with a grounding meditation. This will help you settle in to the new space and prepare you for a beautiful nights rest. A yoga mat will be provided locally for all yoga sessions.
4 star hotel in Vrboska (4 nights)
Morning yoga session
Each morning you will enjoy a yoga class with a qualified instructor from MOONSyoga. You will start each day by opening up the body/mind and getting energy flowing from tip to toe; the morning classes will build to a relatively strong flow class, incorporating breath work and mindfulness throughout. Starting softly and working up into a series of slow fluid sequences, each morning class will include lengthening, balancing and strength building poses; a heat building Hatha Vinyasa class. You will eventually come back down on to the ground for a deep releasing stretch and well-earned pre-breakfast savasana.
Hvar Island at leisure
You will have your afternoons at leisure to enjoy as you wish. Take a dip in the pool, go snorkelling in the sea, cycle to the centre of Vrboska or explore the abundant surrounding nature. The choice is all yours,
Evening yoga session
Each evening you will enjoy a yoga class with a qualified instructor from MOONSyoga. The evening sessions will begin with a warm up, like in the morning, but will focus on a particular section of the body, moving more deeply into it through specifically targeted postures. It will be more like a workshop than a ‘general’ yoga class. For example, the first one might focus on hips and hip openers working towards a climax posture such as pigeon/reclined virasana etc. Another evening workshop could be based on shoulders and arms, working up towards arm balances etc. One could be specific to twists, another to inversions etc. An additional benefit of these evening sessions is the education you take away with you off the mat, going home to your local studio with a better awareness and knowledge of the poses/alignment/benefits. The class will be followed by a cool down sequence with time to release, relax and rest the body leaving you ready to float away and enjoy the remainder of your evening.
This morning will be free to spend as you wish. It is the perfect opportunity for some last minute independent sightseeing or shopping.
In the late afternoon you will have a guided transfer from your hotel to Stari Grad Port. From there you will take a ferry back to mainland Croatia and continue onwards to Split airport for your return flight home.